This event will feature a keynote presentation by Ms Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, and the launch of a special issue of the Journal of International Criminal Justice.
Between 26 and 35 million people are thought to be enslaved today. Yet slavery is strictly prohibited by international law. Under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, enslavement is even, in some cases, prosecutable as a crime against humanity or, arguably (in some narrower cases), a war crime. Why is there such a gap between law and practice?
A new special issue of the Journal of International Criminal Justice addresses this question, and asks what role international criminal justice can play in bridging the gap. Hard copies of the special issue will be available.
Conference Room 1
United Nations Headquarters