“International Criminal Justice: Meeting Expectations of the International Community”, a Conversation with Amb. Motoo Noguchi

  • DATE / TIME:
    2019•03•14    18:30 - 19:30

    On 14 March 2019, UNU will host “International Criminal Justice: Meeting Expectations of the International Community” a conversation with Ambassador Motoo Noguchi, Ambassador for International Judicial Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. This event will start at 18:30 on 14 March 2019 in the 1F Annex Space at UNU Headquarters in Tokyo.

    In 2018, the International Criminal Court (ICC) celebrated the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute. The Statute grants the Court jurisdiction over four serious international crimes: the crime of genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression. These heinous crimes adversely affect the lives of victims and create lasting problems of insecurity and instability. In addressing these crimes, the ICC seeks to offer justice to the international community. What are the key challenges currently facing the ICC? To what extent is the Court’s legitimacy affected by the absence of over 70 UN Member States as States Parties? How is the Court different from national courts and other international courts? Does the ICC have a role in contributing to the achievement of the SDGs?

    Amb. Noguchi will join UNU Rector David M. Malone to discuss the challenges of the ICC in meeting the expectations of justice of the international community and the potential of the ICC going forward.

    The UNU Conversation Series aims to foster audience participation: you are encouraged to engage with the speakers during the conversation and at the reception that will follow, where all audience members are invited to enjoy the food and drinks that will be served while exchanging ideas and making new contacts.

    Please note that this event will be in English only; Japanese interpretation will not be provided. Advance registration (by 13 March) is required. Please click on the REGISTER button above to access the online registration page.

    About the speaker

    Ambassador Motoo Noguchi is Ambassador for International Judicial Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. He previously served as Chair of the Board of the ICC’s Trust Fund for Victims, United Nations international judge of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, and served a long career as a Public Prosecutor of the Ministry of Justice of Japan, including in front of the Supreme Court of Japan. Amb. Noguchi has also been active in an academic capacity as a Visiting Professor at the University of Tokyo and a Professor at the United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders.

    Amb. Noguchi graduated with a Law degree from the University of Tokyo.

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