The seminar focuses on assessing the meaning of the institution and functioning of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on the evolution of the system of international relations in aspects of humanitarian law, human rights, conflict prevention and globalization.
The speaker will also address some objections to the ICC, including perceptions of it as a threat to sovereignty and its vulnerability to political manipulation. Issues of justice versus reconciliation and the prosecution of acts of terrorism in the ICC will also be touched upon.
The seminar is part of the UNU Midday Forum Series, which offers an intimate and informal platform of discussion for the UN permanent missions, the UN Secretariat, UN agencies, academia, NGOs and the private sector to exchange ideas on important topics related to the UN.
* Ambassador Robert Toscano, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
* Jean-Marc Coicaud, Director, United Nations University Office in New York
Conference Room C, North Law Building, United Nations Headquarters, New York