Arcadia University Tanzania Director,
April 15 Lecture:
Extraordinary Actors of International Criminal Justice
Glenside, Pa. March 17, 2010—Roland Adjovi, Academic Director of Arcadia University’s Center for East African Studies in The College of Global Studies, will address “Extraordinary Actors of International Criminal Justice” on Thursday, April 15, at 4 p.m. in the Castle Rose Room. His address, part of Arcadia’s Faculty Lecture Series, is free and open to the public. Arcadia University is located at 450 S. Easton Road in Glenside, Pa.
Arcadia’s Center for East African Studies is located in Arusha, Tanzania, and Adjovi has worked with African international law organizations and with the United Nations, including as Senior Legal Officer in the Office of the President of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.
“In a criminal justice institution, judges, prosecutor and defense are well-known. But they will not be able to operationalize the system without other key actors, especially in international criminal justice,” says Adjovi, who will address “the role of those key actors, namely the states, the witnesses and/or victims, and the jurists assisting each of the classical three actors, at both the formation of the norms and in their interpretation.”
Adjovi recently commented on the First Ruling by the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights in both Jurist, the newsletter of the University of Pittsburgh Law School (read article published in English) and Sentinelle, the weekly newsletter of the French Society for International Law (read article published in French).
A lawyer with extensive teaching experience, Adjovi serves as Academic Director at the Arcadia University Center for East African Studies in Arusha, Tanzania. He teaches a number of courses on peace and conflict in East Africa, in conjunction with Arcadia’s master’s program in International Peace and Conflict Resolution. He has extensive experience teaching at various U.S. and French institutions as well as serving as Editorial Assistant for the African Yearbook of International Law (through AFIL, the African Foundation for International Law). Adjovi earned his B.A. in law and public administration from the University of Paris and earned a master’s degree in political science and a post-graduate degree in human rights, both in France.
About Arcadia University
Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in metropolitan Philadelphia and the national leader in study abroad. The 2009 Open Doors report ranks Arcadia University 1st in the nation among master’s universities in the percentage of undergraduate students studying abroad. U.S. News & World Report ranks Arcadia University among the top master’s universities in the North, as one of the top study abroad programs in the nation, and a “top up-and-coming school.” The Physical Therapy program is ranked 7th in the nation. Arcadia University promises a distinctively global, integrative and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and prosper in a diverse and dynamic world.