Fighting Slavery: Is There a Role for International Criminal Justice?

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Event
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  • DATE / TIME:
    2016•06•10    15:00 - 16:30
    Location:
    New York

    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.

    Moderator

    • H.E. Amb. Christian Wenaweser, Permanent Representative of Liechtenstein to the United Nations

    Keynote Speaker

    • Ms Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor, International Criminal Court

    Panelists

    • Prof. Salvatore Zappalà, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of International Criminal Justice
    • Dr James Cockayne, Editor of the special issue; Head of Office, United Nations University Office at the United Nations, New York
    • Ms Kate Kennedy, Managing Partner, Freedom Fund

    Click for more information, or to register to attend. (If you require a UN grounds pass, you must RSVP by 6 June.)

  • Conference Room 1
    United Nations Headquarters
    New York