The International Criminal Court at a Crossroad: Achievements and Challenges Ahead – A Conversation with Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi


The decision from some African states to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) generated extensive debate on the relationship between this tribunal and the African region. It brought to the forefront, once again, the discussion of the "uneven docket." This situation, coupled with a resurgence of populist nationalism in some Western democracies, may arguably present a challenge to the existence of the so-called international justice project. In this panel, the current President of the ICC will discuss the achievements of this court and the challenges it faces in light of the current shifting political landscape.

  • Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi, President, International Criminal Court, The Hague, The Netherlands 
  • Diane Orentlicher, Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C.

Date and Location

Monday, June 5, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Tillar House
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2223 Massachusetts Ave NW
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