Events

Events

February 10, 2016

Seeking Justice for Atrocities: How the International Criminal Court could advance Accountability in Iraq & Syria

On February 10, the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission of the United States Congress hosted a very well-attended panel briefing on the potential role that the International Criminal Court (ICC) could play in achieving justice for atrocity crimes committed in Syria and Iraq.

The briefing began with opening remarks by co-chair of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, U.S. Representative James P. McGovern (D-Mass), who stressed that on-going mass atrocities in Syria and Iraq demand justice, and that the ICC and other avenues for accountability must be pursued.

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September 24, 2015

9th Annual International Humanitarian Law Dialog- 2015

From August 31st to September 1, 2015, international prosecutors and legal scholars from around the globe gathered for the 9th Annual International Humanitarian Law Dialogs in Chautauqua, New York.

This year’s conference was titled “The Wrongs We Seek” in commemoration of the anniversary of the Srebrenica Massacre in Bosnia (1995) and the opening of the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg (1945).

Hosted by the Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown, New York, the Dialogues are one of the few annual gatherings of the leading prosecutors from the various International Criminal Tribunals, including the International Criminal Court and International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

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May 12, 2015

A Step towards Justice: Current Accountability Options for Crimes under International Law Committed in Syria

On May 12, 2015, the American Bar Association (ABA)’s International Criminal Court Project hosted an event entitled “A Step towards Justice: Current Accountability Options for Crimes Under International Law Committed in Syria” at the ABA offices in Washington, D.C. This event featured a discussion between Mark Lattimer, Director of the Ceasefire Center for Civilian Rights; Mohammad Al Abdallah, Executive Director of the Syria Justice and Accountability Center (SJAC); and Jennifer Trahan, Associate Clinical Professor at New York University’s Center for Global Affairs that was moderated by Judge Patricia Wald, the former Chief Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and a former judge at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.

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April 21, 2015

Atrocity Accountability in Syria: What Criminal Investigations Have Uncovered

On April 14, 2015, the American Bar Association (ABA) Center for Human Rights and its International Criminal Court Project hosted a closed-door meeting of experts entitled “Atrocity Accountability in Syria: What Criminal Investigations Have Uncovered”, which featured a distinguished panel.

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December 12, 2014

Prosecuting Sexual and Gender-Based Violence: New Directions in International Criminal Justice

On December 11, 2014, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and the ABA’s International Criminal Court Project co-sponsored “Prosecuting Sexual and Gender-Based Violence: New Directions in International Criminal Justice” hosted at the CFR in New York.

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October 28, 2014

U.S. Senate Briefing on the International Criminal Court

On October 27, 2014, the ABA’s International Criminal Court Project and the Washington Working Group on the ICC organized a US Senate briefing with ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda and US Ambassador Stephen Rapp, U.S. Ambassador for Global Criminal Justice.

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August 27, 2014

2014 International Humanitarian Law Dialogs

The American Bar Association’s Section of International Law was a co-sponsor of the 8th annual International Humanitarian Law Dialogues, which took place August 24-26, 2014, in Chautauqua, New York. This year’s conference was entitled “The New World (Dis)Order: International Humanitarian Law in an Uncertain World.”

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June 7, 2014

Practical Challenges of International Criminal Justice

On June 2, 2014, the American Bar Association (ABA) Center for Human Rights and its International Criminal Court Project hosted the Registrar of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Mr. Herman von Hebel, for a discussion on practical challenges facing.

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April 11, 2014

International Criminal Court Prosecutor Briefing at U.S. Congress

On April 10, 2014, the American Bar Association Center for Human Rights and its International Criminal Court (ICC) Project hosted a private Capitol Hill briefing with Madame Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda (The Gambia), the Prosecutor of the ICC.

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April 11, 2014

International Criminal Justice: Mass Atrocities, the International Criminal Court, and the Role of States

On April 10, 2014, the American Bar Association International Criminal Project (ABA-ICC Project), the Aspen Institute of Justice and Society Program, the Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC), and the Royal Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

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February 26, 2014

American University and ABA-Hosted Debate on ICC Cases Against Kenyan Government Officials

On February 25, 2014, American University’s Council on Africa Studies hosted a panel debate on Africa and the International Criminal Court (ICC) with a special focus on recent ICC’s cases against senior Kenyan governmental officials.

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February 26, 2014

Bangladesh War Crimes Tribunal

On February 25, the American Bar Association (ABA) held a discussion on the Bangladesh War Crimes Tribunal at Georgetown University Law Center. The purpose of the discussion was to address the shortcomings of the Tribunal and to present some of its accomplishments.

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February 21, 2014

The International Criminal Justice Movement: Past, Present, Future - and Where the U.S. Fits into It All

On February 20, 2014, the University of Denver Sturm College of Law welcomed Mr. Kip Hale, director of the American Bar Association-International Criminal Court Project, to give a talk at an event hosted by the College of Law’s International Law Society.

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August 8, 2013

United Nations War Crimes Commission Event

On August 7, 2013, American Univeristy Washington College of Law hosted a panel of experts to discuss the utility, history, and impact of the United Nations War Crimes Commission (1943-48). The panelists discussed the exclusion of the public from the Commission’s archives, and the potential utility of publicizing the archives.

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June 21, 2013

Why Is It So Hard To Convict War Criminals?

On June 20, 2013 Huffington Post Live hosted an interview of experts in the field of international criminal justice. The panel addressed the difficulties faced by the ICC and other international criminal justice endeavors in obtaining convictions of alleged atrocity criminals.

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June 11, 2013

U.S. Ambassador for Global Criminal Justice Gives Briefing at U.S. Congress

On June 10, 2013, the ABA International Criminal Court Project sponsored a congressional briefing on the ICC and US-ICC relations with Hon. Stephen Rapp, U.S. Ambassador at-Large for Global Criminal Justice. The briefing was moderated by Mr. Kip Hale, Senior Counsel at the ABA Center for Human Rights and Director of the ABA-ICC Project.

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April 22, 2013

International Corporate Liability in Conflict Zones

The full day, international conference in Paris, France, on March 21, 2013 brought together experts in the field of corporate liability in conflict zones. After the conference, Madam Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda (The Gambia) sat down for an interview and explained that alleged ignorance is no defense when it comes to corporate liability.

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November 12, 2012

The International Criminal Court at 10

On November 11 and 12, 2012, the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute at Washington University School of Law held an international conference commemorating the tenth anniversary of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The conference included a celebration of the memory of Nuremberg Tribunal prosecutor Whitney R. Harris and his 100th birthday, as well as a day of remembrance to honor the victims of atrocity crimes.

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May 11, 2012

International Criminal Court Turns Ten: Reviewing the Past, Assessing the Future

On May 11, 2012, experts from across the globe gathered at Stanford University Law School for the first conference to be held in the United States commemorating the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) first ten years of operations. Over several panels, various experts discussed the progress achieved and present obstacles facing the ICC at ten years old.

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