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Northwestern Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

Protecting Humanity: Rethinking Approaches

"Of all human rights, which can you meaningfully enjoy in circumstances of ruptured peace—when bombs are flying, or guns are being shot?... Then why do we take it for granted? Why don't we have it as an actionable human right?"

—Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji

Buffett Lecture with Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji

The Buffett Institute for Global Affairs and Pritzker School of Law hosted a lecture from Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji, Distinguished International Jurist at the Lincoln Alexander School of Law and Special Advisor to the President of the Toronto Metropolitan University as well as the former President of the International Criminal Court from 2018 to 2021.

During the lecture, Judge Eboe-Osuji shared insights from his work to foster a more just and peaceful world through international accountability for human rights violations. He also examined the challenges international criminal justice institutions face in a world where both the demands on their expertise and resources, as well as the backlash against their authority, have proliferated. Neha Jain, Professor of Law at the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and Northwestern Buffett Faculty Fellow, moderated the discussion following Judge Eboe-Osuji's lecture.