Governed by the Rome Statute, the ICC is the first permanent, treaty based, international criminal court established to help end impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes of concern to the international community. At this time, the United States is not a party to this regime. As such, the traditional role of the United States as a leader of international standards for law and justice is in peril.
This symposium will examine the impact of the ICC, the crossroads between the law and politics of international prosecutions, and re-engagement of US leadership. The symposium comes at a crucial time, as the first review conference of the ICC will be held in the summer of 2010 in Uganda, where nations of the world will gather to consider amendments to the Court's statute.
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Symposium: International Justice in the 21st Century: The Law and Politics of the International Criminal Court
The John Marshall Law Review will host a symposium on "International Justice in the 21st Century: The Law and Politics of the International Criminal Court," April 23, 2010, in Chicago. The program is not yet available. Here's the idea: