September 18, 2013Security Council: The International Tribunals, Counter Terrorism and the Office of the OmbudspersonCase Western Reserve University School of LawInstitute for Global Security Law and PolicySpeaker: Kimberly Prost, Secretary General as Ombudsperson, United Nations Security CouncilAl Qaida Sanctions CommitteeSummary: Judge Kimberly Prost, United Nations Security Council Ombudsperson for the Al Qaida Sanctions Committee will present a lecture, titled "A Reflection on Innovations in the Security Council: The International Tribunals, Counter Terrorism and the Office of the Ombudsperson." The lecture should be of great value to lawyers interested in the mechanisms and legal authorities employed by the Security Council in interdicting and punishing international crimes and terrorism. In particular Judge Prost will draw from her own experiences as an ad litem judge of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in describing the importance of courts in meting out justice for international criminal acts. She will also describe the unique role played by her office in addressing requests to be removed from the United Nations Security Council's Al-Qaida Sanctions List. Practicing attorneys will gain insights in the role of international law in prosecuting crimes and terrorism as well as the procedural protections afforded defendants and suspects.