Exclusive Webinar Celebrating 10 Years of International Justice!
We're excited to announce a unique opportunity to join our exclusive webinar, "A Giant Step Towards 'Never Again:' 10 Years of International Justice." The webinar will be held this Saturday at 1:00 PM EST and feature a discussion on the International Criminal Court as it celebrates the 10th anniversary since its creation. The webinar will feature esteemed speakers Luis Moreno Ocampo, former Chief Prosecutor of the ICC, and Ben Ferencz, professor and former Nuremberg Prosecutor.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) is the first permanent international judicial body capable of trying individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes when national courts are unable or unwilling to do so. Its founding treaty, the Rome Statute, entered into force on July 1, 2002 thereby creating the Court and its ability to prosecute war criminals.
As of April 2012, 121 states are parties to the Statue of the Court and thirty-two others, including the United States, have signed but not ratified the Rome Statute. There have been 28 indictments, 20 warrants of arrest, 15 cases brought to the Court, six of which are currently on trial, and 9 successful summonses. The court celebrated a landmark moment when it completed its first trial in March 2012, convicting Thomas Lubanga of the Democratic Republic of the Congo of using child soldiers.
However, many challenges still face the Court. Indicted criminals remain at large, notably Joseph Kony and Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. His case underscores the problem of enforcement the ICC faces as it cannot compel its member states to live up to their obligation to turn over indicted criminals to the Court. Furthermore, many of the world's most powerful countries-including Russia, China, and the United States-are still not members of the Court.
Join us for a conversation Saturday July 14 at 1:00 PM ET with Luis Moreno Ocampo and Ben Ferencz. Ocampo and Ferencz will reflect on the success of the last 10 years and discuss the outlook for the next 10 years.
Space is limited, so click here to reserve your spot. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. You will also be provided information on how to access the webinar as a teleconference using a phone.
We look forward to talking with you.
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