In 2009, the Public Affairs Institute launched a program of studying the origins and current issues related to international law. The focus of the program was on the law of war, humanitarian law, and especially law related to labor and migration. As this project develops more information will be available. The project began with an intense study of the background of current policy by a group of ten students. Included in that initial study was a trip to visit various sites related to the development of international law and also to institutions in western Europe charged with defining and implementing policy. In 2010, the students in this class have worked on hosting a conference in Chicago on U.S. support for the International Criminal Court. In 2011, a new group of 10 students are heading to Europe and have begun planning for an international human rights conference to be held December 2011.
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