On Thursday, January 22, the American Society of International Law (ASIL) and the International Network to Promote the Rule of Law (INPROL) will host an event on Transitional Justice and Rule of Law and the Creation of the Civilian Response Corps U.S. Government Expeditionary Capacity. Lessons learned from Iraq, Afghanistan, the Balkans and elsewhere have highlighted the importance of developing a U.S. government civilian ready capacity for reconstruction and stabilization (R&S), including, among other priority sectors, transitional justice, security and rule of law. The U.S. Department of State presently is developing such a capacity in coordination with an initial seven other U.S. Government executive Agencies. The Civilian Response Corps will work in coordination with the military transition, the UN and other entities in the field.
This event will feature presentations by Ambassador John Herbst, Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization at the U.S. Department of State, and Ambassador Clint Williamson, Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues at the U.S. Department of State, who will discuss their experiences and impressions of this critical area of reconstruction and stabilization, and the importance and significance of establishing this new U.S. government expeditionary capacity.
- Ambassador John Herbst
Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization at the U.S. Department of State
- Ambassador Clint Williamson
Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues at the U.S. Department of State
- Melanne Civic, Moderator
Senior Rule of Law Advisor in the Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization, Civilian Response Operations at the U.S. Department of State