Oxford Lecture on Current Challenges to International Justice and the International Criminal Court: Lean In or Leave?

On May 13, 2019, Professor Leila Sadat, James Carr Professor of International Criminal Law at Washington University Law and Director of the Harris World Law Institute, spoke on current challenges to international justice at the Oxford Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford.  Moderated by Federica D’Alessandra, the founding Executive Director of the Oxford Programme on International Peace and Security at the School’s Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict (ELAC), and Ivo Gruev, Convenor of the Oxford Transitional Justice Research (OTJR) network, the lecture highlighted recent trends that pose particular challenges to advancing international justice, such as States campaigning to “leave” the ICC, and why institutions such as the ICC remain important in maintaining peace and security and achieving a sense of justice for victims.

The lecture was co-sponsored by Oxford Transitional Justice Research (OTJR), an inter-disciplinary network of academics and students working on issues of transition in societies recovering from conflict and/or repressive rule.