Status Quo and Future Challenges

Seminar hold in Trier, 29-30 Mar 2007, by The Academy of European Law. Fee: EUR 500.00, Languages English, Event Number 307D39.

The International Criminal Court ICC is a permanent, treaty-based, international criminal court established to promote the rule of law and ensure that the gravest international crimes do not go unpunished.

Its jurisdiction is governed by the provisions of the Rome Statute which entered into force on 1 July 2002. Now that the Court has begun its formal investigations in Central Africa, the need to train defence lawyers, prosecutors, judges and government officials in international criminal law has become more urgent.

The seminar will focus on the principles of international criminal law, jurisprudence of the ad hoc Tribunals and jurisdiction and proceedings of the ICC. Representatives of the ICC and of the ad hoc Tribunals, defence lawyers with experience in the field of international criminal law and leading academics will discuss these matters and debate the key legal issues facing the ICC, including universal jurisdiction and immunities.

The seminar will also touch upon the imminent end of mandate for the ad hoc Tribunals and their difficulties in dealing with issues of international criminal law with no useful precedent to guide them in their work.

Early registration discounts: 10% before 28 February 2007. (full text).

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