THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT’S SECOND DECADE: THE POLITICS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT

Venue: Karel Van Miert Building, Conference Room Rome & Lisbon

Location: brussels, Belgium

Event Date/Time: May 16, 2012 End Date/Time: May 16, 2012
Registration Date: May 16, 2012
Early Registration Date: May 10, 2012
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ow the Court will handle its relationship with the UN Security Council as well as several emerging powers, including Brazil, India, and South Africa, will determine whether the Court will be able to be perceived as a legitimate actor in its own right, or as just another political tool in the hands of powerful and at times unaccountable states. This risk of politicization has been greatly increased subsequent to the agreement in Kampala on the crime of aggression. As events in Sudan and Libya demonstrate, these risks of politicization are very real and risk undermining the image of the ICC as an independent and impartial institution.

Rafael De Bustamante, European External Action Service; Former EU Focal Point for the ICC
Medlir Mema, Visiting Researcher, Institute for European Studies & PhD-Candidate, George Washington University
Wei Xiaohong, Ph.D. candidate, International Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam and Renmin University of China; Member of the Editorial Board of the Forum for International Criminal and Humanitarian Law (FICHL)
Sunil Pal, Head of the Legal Section of the Coalition for the ICC (CICC)

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