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West Point Center for the Rule of Law (CROL)

       The West Point Center for the Rule of Law (CROL) plays a vital educational role in promoting respect for the rule of law—during peacetime and armed conflict. The CROL's mission is three-fold: to serve as a conduit for discussion and cutting edge scholarship on the Law of Armed Conflict; to engage with constitutional and civil rights issues through conferences and speakers; and to develop Cadets by offering world-class summer and academic year enrichment opportunities.
 Please use the navigational links on the left to explore these initiatives. 


Tallinn Manual 2.0 symposium hosted by the Texas Law Review,
in cooperation with the Lieber Institute - February 2017



  News & Announcements

       On January 24, 2017, Ms. Sali Rakower participated in a panel dicussion on women's rights and gender-based violence, sponsored by CARE in Manhattan. The panel examined women's rights under both U.S. and international law, and explored the issue of gender-based violence from a domestic and global perspective.
       The discussion addressed the International Violence Against Women Act and why it has not been passed into law in the U.S., although its domestic counterpart, the Violence Against Women Act of 1994, is U.S. law. The panelists highlighted the vulnerability of female refugees to gender-based violence, including rape and sex trafficking, and the various international laws (including Security Council resolutions) which have been adopted specifically to address the impact of conflict on women's rights. 
        On May 13, 2017, Ms. Rakower gave a presentation entitled "Refugee Rights under International Law: Women, Children and Conflict."