New York panel discussion: 20 years of the Rome Statute

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20 years of the Rome Statute system and a look ahead to the future of the International Criminal Court

On 16 July 2018, the Permanent Mission of Liechtenstein to the UN and the Wayamo Foundation jointly organised a panel debate at the UN Headquarters on the Rome Statute system, its successes and shortfalls and the challenges ahead.

With a view to the activation of the ICC’s jurisdiction over the crime of aggression on 17 July 2018 in particular, panelists debated the impact of ICC’s jurisdiction over the crime of aggression with respect to the prevention of conflicts, the promotion and protection of human rights as well as addressed questions such as the relevance of this new international legal regime for cyberwarfare and the role of non-State actors.

Moderator :
Ms. Bettina Ambach , Director of the Wayamo Foundation

Panelists :
H.E. Mr. Christian Wenaweser, Permanent R epresentative of Liechtenstein to the UN
H . E. Mr. Stephen Rapp, former US ambassador – at – large for global criminal justice
Ms. Elizabeth Evenson, Associate Director, International Justice Program, Human Rights Watch
Mr. Stephen Lamony, Senior UN Advocate for Africa , Amnesty International

The event was directly followed by a screening of the documentary film , ‘ Prosecuting Evil ’ by Barry Avrich.

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Picture:  © 2016 UN Photo/Rick Bajornas