“It’s about time – revisiting the timing and duration of decision-making at the International Criminal Court”
Tuesday 3 December 2019
World Forum, The Hague
On 3 December 2019, the Wayamo Foundation held its yearly side event at the Assembly of States Parties of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Entitled, It’s About Time – Revisiting the Timing and Duration of Decision-Making at the ICC, the panel featured: Christian Wenaweser, Permanent Representative of Liechtenstein to the United Nations; Elizabeth Evenson, Associate Director, Human Rights Watch; Lorraine Smith Van Lin, Post-conflict Justice Advisor at REDRESS; and Shehzad Charania, Director of the UK Attorney-General’s Office and International Law Advisor to the Prime Minister’s Office. Mark Kersten, Senior Consultant, Wayamo Foundation, acted as moderator.
Over the course of 1.5 hours of moderated conversation, in which both panellists and audience took part, the participants discussed and debated the timing and duration of decisions and procedures at the ICC, including the preliminary examination phase, investigations and judicial determinations. All the panellists agreed that there were important issues to tackle with respect to the real and perceived costs of ICC decision-making, in terms of its efficiency, timing and duration. Addressing these concerns was crucial to future efforts targeted at reforming and strengthening the Court.
The event was generously supported by the governments of Austria, Finland, Germany, The Netherlands, Norway and the United Kingdom (UK).