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
International Trade Center/Ronald Reagan
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20004
ASIL is a co-sponsor of this event.