FridayHLS in the World:

International Criminal Law from Nuremberg to the ICC and Beyond

Oct 27|9:00 - 10:30am
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The shaping of international criminal law began with the Nuremberg Trials after World War II and continued with the creation of ad hoc international criminal tribunals in the 1990s to address atrocity crimes committed in the former Yugoslavia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, and Cambodia. It culminated in the creation of the International Criminal Court, a permanent court in The Hague to try war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide in conflicts around the world. The individuals on this panel have all played important roles in creating and shaping this field. They share their personal experiences and perspectives and discuss both the power and limits of the law to counter impunity and achieve justice for mass crimes.