November 5, 2012
Professor Sylvie Cimamonti delivered the third lecture in the Second Annual McGeorge International Jurist Series on Nov. 5, 2012.
Cimamonti, the director of a legal research institute at l'Université Paul Cézanne in Aix-en-Provence, France, spoke on "The Place and Role of Victims in Criminal Trials: From Differences Across the Atlantic to the Challenge of Different Legal Systems in Europe." She discussed Europe's challenges in handling victim participation issues when both civil law and common law legal systems must be taken into account.
The director of two university masters programs, Cimamonti is well known worldwide for her expertise in criminal law and criminology. She is a frequent speaker abroad, having made major presentations in China, India, Japan and Germany. One of her recent research projects involved the intersection of anti-terrorism laws and due process rights in the EU.
Cimamonti's appearance follows previous series lectures the fall by Professor Barbara Pozzo, University of Insubria, Como, Italy, and Professor Gunter Herzig, University of Salzburg, Austria. In the spring semester, Professor Ricardo Ramírez, Mexican National University, Mexico, and Justice Richard Goldstone, South Africa, will speak on campus when this year's edition of the International Jurist Series resumes.