Kip Hale: Accountability and Progress – a Career in International Law
Kip Hale

Kip Hale is an attorney specializing in atrocity crimes accountability, specifically investigating such crimes in conflict zones. He has spent time as Senior Counsel at the American Bar Association Center for Human Rights, and as an attorney at the UN tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Cambodia.

We start with his upbringing in Colorado, and how, for him, entering the law followed a family tradition. Where he broke with tradition was his embrace of international law, and we talk about some of the highs and lows of a profession with long lead times, issues that are bigger than any of us and where feedback might be a long time coming. We talk about the pursuit of justice, and whether it is sometimes a trade-off with seeking peace. This branch of law has some unique rewards, and trade-offs, and we explore them all in this wide-ranging discussion.

This series was made possible by the kind support of GuyLaine Charles and Charles Law PLLC, a law firm based in New York City, representing clients in the negotiation of a wide range of financial trading agreements.