Grant will support Criminal Justice Policy Program’s work to reform unfair financial obligations in criminal cases

Harvard Law School’s Criminal Justice Policy Program has received a generous grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation to support the program’s work to advance reform of unfair policies that allow for imposing fees and fines in the criminal justice system.

The International Criminal Court: What lies ahead?

Luis Moreno-Ocampo, founding Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, and Tim McCormack, Visiting Professor of Law at HLS and Special Adviser on International Humanitarian Law to the Prosecutor of the ICC, recently discussed challenges that lie ahead for the organization, the first permanent court established to deal with war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Reforming criminal justice: New HLS program aims to influence national policies

Larry Schwartztol, executive director of Harvard Law School’s Criminal Justice Program of Study, Research and Advocacy, recently spoke with the Harvard Gazette about the HLS program, his role in it, and a conference sponsored by the new initiative on how the media helps shape the criminal justice narrative.

Global Prosecutor

In January 2010, Martha Minow, then the new dean of Harvard Law School, taught a seminar examining the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. Bolstering that effort was her co-teacher, Alex Whiting, who later that year would begin a three-year tenure at the ICC, managing first investigations and then prosecutions for the office. The other co-teacher was the ICC’s first chief prosecutor, Luis Moreno-Ocampo.

Minow, Whiting and True-Frost publish volume of essays on ‘First Global Prosecutor’ Luis Moreno Ocampo

Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow, HLS Professor Alex Whiting and Syracuse University College of Law Assistant Professor Cora True-Frost have published a volume of essays that examine the role and the legacy of the first prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC), Luis Moreno Ocampo.

Steiker, Whiting launch new Criminal Justice Program of Study, Research and Advocacy at HLS

At a time when policing, prosecutorial discretion, the death penalty, and criminal justice as a whole are under tremendous scrutiny in the United States, a new initiative at Harvard Law School seeks to analyze problems within the U.S. criminal justice system and look for solutions.