International Criminal Court at 10

The Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute hosted a major international conference on November 11-12, 2012 to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the International Criminal Court (ICC). This international gathering followed immediately on the heels of the 2012 U.S. presidential election, and will precede the 11th session of the ICC ASP in The Hague, making it both timely and important.

The conference began with a day of remembrance honoring the victims of atrocity crimes and the memory of Whitney R. Harris in celebration of his 100th Birthday and was followed by a symposium focused on the International Criminal Court's achievements and challenges to date, early jurisprudence and future directions of the Court, and discuss the U.S. position towards the Court.

In conjunction with this event, the Inaugural Benjamin B. Ferencz Writing Competition was held in honor of former Nuremberg Prosecutor Benjamin Ferencz. For more information on the contest, please visit this link.



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  • Click here to view articles published in the symposium edition of Washington University's Global Studies Law Review (Vol. 12, No. 3, 2013).
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Confirmed speakers for the symposium included:

H.E. Judge Joyce Aluoch, International Criminal Court
Diane Marie Amann, University of Georgia School of Law
Elizabeth Andersen, American Society of International Law
Linda Carter, University of the Pacific -McGeorge School of Law
Sara Criscitelli, International Criminal Court
H.E. Ambassador Hans Corell, Former Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and the Legal Counsel of the United Nations
Richard Dicker, Director of the International Justice Program, Human Rights Watch
Prof. Margaret M. de Guzman, Temple University Beasly School of Law
Christopher (Kip) Hale, ABA Center for Human Rights
Charles Jalloh, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
H.E. Judge Hans-Peter Kaul, International Criminal Court
Michael Kelly, Associate Dean for International Programs and Faculty Research, Creighton University School of Law
Jordan Paust, University of Houston Law Center
Ambassador Stephen Rapp, U.S. Ambassador at Large, Office of Global Criminal Justice
Leila Nadya Sadat, Director of the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute, Washington University School of Law
William Schabas, Middlesex University in London
David Scheffer, Northwestern University School of Law
John Washburn, Convener, the American Non-Governmental Organizations Coalition for the ICC
Melissa Waters, Vice Dean and Professor of Law, Washington University School of Law
Ruth Wedgwood, Johns Hopkins University
Allen Weiner, Stanford Law School
Noah Weisbord, Florida International University College of Law

Special performance by internationally acclaimed artist Monika Weiss: Sustenazo (Lament IV), Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts.

Co-sponsored by the American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA), the American Society of International Law (ASIL) and the International Association of Penal Law (AIDP). 

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