ICC hosts a webinar on 20 Years of the Court in Asia-Pacific with partner universities
On 23 June 2022, the International Criminal Court ("ICC" or the “Court") together with partner universities from the Asia-Pacific region (Doshisha University, Ewha Womans University, Kyoto University and Seoul National University) hosted an online webinar on the theme “20 Years of the International Criminal Court in Asia-Pacific”. During the webinar, panellists from Japan, Korea, China and Fiji discussed various topics relating to the ICC and the Asia-Pacific region. ICC Judges Chang-ho Chung and Tomoko Akane delivered opening and closing remarks.
This event was held in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the entry into force of the Rome Statute and in promotion of increased awareness of the Court in the Asia-Pacific region. Out of the 123 States Parties to the Rome Statute, 19 are Asia-Pacific States.
On 1 July 2022, the International Criminal Court (ICC) will mark its 20th anniversary. On this day in 2002, the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court entered into force upon ratification by 60 States, officially creating the ICC. The ICC is the first permanent international criminal court investigating and prosecuting the perpetrators of the most serious crimes, namely war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide and aggression.
The ICC thanks the European Commission for its financial support of this seminar.
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