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Foredrag / seminar

The International Criminal Court in Crisis

DATO: Torsdag-fredag
TID: Se programmet
LOKALE: Remisen
ENTRÉ: Gratis, men tilmelding nødvendig

Together with University of Southern Denmark (SDU), The Danish Foreign Policy Society is arranging a two-day conference on the current situation of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in a comparative perspective. This conference will examine the current state of affairs and ask questions about responsibility and the way forward. The meeting will convene the leading Danish experts and practitioners on the subject matter and benefit from the input by a senior ICC judge and a number of leading international ICC scholars.

The establishment of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has been described as one of the most important events in international law since the creation of the United Nations. Legal obligations to prosecute those responsible for serious international crimes were long considered an unrealistic objective. However, from the mid-1990s, several international tribunals with a special focus were established, for example, the UN tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. In 2002, the Rome Statute of the ICC entered into force, and soon more than 120 countries had ratified it. Today, the ICC experiences considerably less support and instead receives much criticism from victims, governments and academics. It is, amongst others, portrayed as too slow, too expensive and biased.

What has happened to the previous excitement for the Court? Is the ICC in an existential crisis and in need of substantial reforms – or does the criticism from different actors simply illustrate that the ICC has an extremely difficult mandate to deliver? Come and find out on the 27. – 28. February 2020:

Download the programme here:

Register for the conference below – Please note which days you will attend the conference!

The event is in English.