Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
November 24, 2009


A meeting of the Department of State Advisory Committee on International Law will take place on Friday, December 11, 2009, from 9:15 a.m. to approximately 5:30 p.m., at the George Washington University Law School (Michael K. Young Faculty Conference Center, 5th Floor), 2000 H St. NW, Washington, D.C. The meeting will be chaired by the Legal Adviser of the Department of State, Harold H. Koh, and will be open to the public up to the capacity of the meeting room. It is anticipated that the agenda of the meeting will cover a range of current international legal topics, including treaty scope and enforcement issues, the relationship between human rights treaties and humanitarian law; issues relating to the International Criminal Court; options for compliance with the International Court of Justice’s decision in the Case concerning Avena and Other Mexican Nationals (Mexico v. United States of America); and the law of non-international armed conflict. Members of the public will have an opportunity to participate in the discussion.

Members of the public who wish to attend the session should notify the Office of the Legal Adviser by Monday, December 7, 2009 by calling 202-776-8323 and providing their name, professional affiliation, address, and telephone number. A valid photo ID is required for admittance. A member of the public who needs reasonable accommodation should make his or her request by December 4, 2009; requests made after that time will be considered but may not be possible to accommodate.



PRN: 2009/1170