International Criminal Court at 20: Reflections on the Past, Present and the Future

International Criminal Court at 20:
Reflections on the Past, Present and the Future

Conference marking the 20th anniversary of the entry into force of the
Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court

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International Criminal Court ©ICC-CPI

The International Criminal Court (ICC) is pleased to announce the conference “International Criminal Court at 20: Reflections on the Past, Present and the Future”, taking place on Friday, 1 July 2022, from 9:30 to 18:00, Central European Time. The conference will be webcast live in English, French and Spanish on the ICC’s Youtube channel.

The conference will be an occasion to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the International Criminal Court as one of the permanent pillars of the international legal system. The entry into force, on 1 July 2002, of the ICC’s founding treaty, the Rome Statute, enabled the commencement of the Court’s operations under its mandate aimed at ensuring accountability for the gravest crimes under international law, contributing to their prevention, and providing justice to victims.

The conference will start with a keynote speech by the Chair of Rome Conference and first ICC President, H.E. Mr. Philippe Kirsch, followed by three substantive panels on various aspects on the Court's work. Speakers will include the President, Prosecutor and Registrar of the ICC, the President of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute, the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the ICC’s Trust Fund for Victims, the President of the International Criminal Court Bar Association, as well leading academics, civil society experts and practitioners.

The conference will allow for in-depth discussions on the different aspects of the Court’s concrete operations, from the earliest reports of alleged crimes to final judgments and the reparation of victims. It will also be an occasion for reflections on how well the ICC has met expectations, as well as what main trends can be discerned for the further development of the international criminal justice system going forward.

Programme of the conference  - English, Français, Español

Participants

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Judge Hofmanski

Judge Piotr Hofmański
ICC President

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Karim Khan

Karim A. A. Khan QC
ICC Prosecutor

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Peter Lewis

Peter Lewis
ICC Registar

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Silvia Fernandez de Gurmendi

Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi
President of the ASP

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Philippe Kirsch

Philippe Kirsch
Chair of the Rome Conference and former President of the International Criminal Court (2003-2009)

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Angela Mudukuti

Angela Mudukuti
Lawyer and Senior Legal Adviser at the Global Justice Center

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Judge Ekaterina Trendafilova

Judge Ekaterina Trendafilova
President of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers, former ICC Judge

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Darryl Robinson

Darryl Robinson
Professor of law at Queen’s University

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Priya Goplan

Priya Gopalan
International criminal lawyer and gender specialist

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Olympia Bekou

Olympia Bekou
Professor of Law at the University of Nottingham

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Lorraine Smith van Lin

Lorraine Smith van Lin
Consultant on international criminal law

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Raul Cano Pangalangan

Raul Cano Pangalangan
Professor of Law at the University of the Philippines and former ICC Judge

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Jennifer Naouri

Jennifer Naouri
ICCBA President

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Minou Tavárez Mirabal

Minou Tavárez Mirabal
Chair of the Board of Directors of the Trust Fund for Victims at the International Criminal Court

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Carla Ferstman

Carla Ferstman
Professor of Law at the University of Essex

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David Donat Cattin

David Donat Cattin
Secretary-General, Parliamentarians for Global Action

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Liz Evenson

Liz Evenson
Secretariat Director, Coalition for the International Criminal Court

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Muriel Ubéda-Saillard

Muriel Ubéda-Saillard
Professeure à l’université de Lille

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Phoebe Okowa

Phoebe Okowa
Professor of law at Queen Mary University

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Carsten Stahn

Carsten Stahn
Professor of International Criminal Law and Global Justice at the Leiden Law School and Queen’s University Belfast, former Legal Officer at the ICC