Virtual Tribunal of the Special Court for Sierra Leone

Joint Project between UC Berkeley War Crimes Studies Center and Department of Computer Science

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Professor David Cohen

David Cohen is the director of the UC Berkeley War Crimes Studies Center, the Anker Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at U.C. Berkeley, the Senior Fellow in International Humanitarian Law and the Director of the Asian International Justice Initiaive at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, and a former professor of law and social thought at the University of Chicago. He is the author of numerous publications and directs an international project on the WWII war crimes trials in Asia, the Pacific, and Europe. He has also monitored and reported on the East Timor trials before the Serious Crimes Panel in Dili and the Ad Hoc Human Rights Court in Jakarta. Currently, he is engaged in a comparative study of international criminal hybrid tribunals in East Timor, Sierra Leone, Cambodia, and Kosovo and is writing a book on war crimes trials from WWII to today. Dr. Cohen received his J.D. at UCLA's School of Law and his Ph.D. in classics and ancient history from Cambridge.

Professor Ruzena Bajcsy

Ruzena Bajcsy believes in fostering cutting-edge technology to improve people's lives. With this in mind, she became director in 2001 of the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS), an initiative bringing together the University of California campuses at Berkeley, Davis, Merced and Santa Cruz with private industry to develop ways to use information technology to affect people's daily lives. Projects marry important applications, from health care delivery to climate monitoring. At Berkeley, she is a professor in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department.

Bajcsy's credentials reach across the traditionally discrete fields of neuroscience, applied mechanics and computer science. She is a member of both the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Science Institute of Medicine.






























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