Countries Leaving the International Criminal Court: Impact on International Criminal Law


In the past year, three African countries - South Africa, Burundi, and Gambia - have announced that they will leave the International Criminal Court (ICC), with at least one country citing bias against African countries as its reason.  This panel will discuss the appearance of a bias against African countries in the face of internal dissension and the continued non-participation of powerful countries such as the United States and Russia, which recently intimated that it is considering leaving the ICC.  What happens to International Criminal Law if the ICC is not working? 

Honorable Patricia Wald, Judge (Ret.), United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, moderator

Anna P. Cave, Director, Ferencz International Justice Initiative, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Center on the Prevention of Genocide, speaker

Sara Elizabeth Dill, Director, Criminal Justice Standards and Policy, American Bar Association; Acting Director, International Criminal Court Project, American Bar Association, speaker

Susana L. SaCouto, Director, War Crimes Office, American University Washington College of Law, speaker

Professor Paul R. Williams, Rebecca I. Grazier Professor of Law and International Relations, American University, speaker 

Date and Location

Friday, April 7, 2017 - 2:15pm to 4:15pm
International Trade Center/Ronald Reagan
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