Máximo Langer, faculty director of the Criminal Justice Program and director of the Transnational Criminal Justice Program at UCLA School of Law, joined an international lineup of transnational justice experts for a workshop and discussion at the Universidad Externado de Colombia in Bogota in February. The workshop, "Universal Jurisdiction, Transnational Litigation Networks and the Colombian Special Jurisdiction for Peace," addressed the 30-year evolution of wide-ranging efforts to litigate international crimes, human rights violations and matters involving the rights of migrants.
Langer offered a talk on long-term and short-term opportunities in "global enforcer" and "no safe haven" litigation, in which domestic courts are the extraterritorial fora for cases addressing international crime and human rights violations.
The event was hosted by the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights in partnership with the Colombian Colectivo de Abogados José Alvear Restrepo, and the Fundación Internacional Baltazar Garzón and was held in Externado University in Bogota. Participants came from universities, advocacy organizations and courts based in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Central, North and South America.