Criminal Law and Justice

Successes and Challenges at the International Criminal Court

April 18, 2014  • Justice and Society Program

The International Criminal Court (ICC) is the world’s only permanent international court with a mandate to investigate and prosecute genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. Now in its twelfth year, the Court has grown rapidly in international stature and prestige, yet faces many challenges. Does the ICC deter crimes and foster peace? What responsibilities lie with the ICC in prosecuting mass atrocities committed around the world? Where do states fit into it all, and how can they engage more fully with the ICC?

  • Ms. Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court
  • The Honorable Richard J. Goldstone, former Prosecutor of the United Nations-International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda
  • Moderated by Michael S. Greco, former president of the American Bar Association and chair of the ABA-ICC Project

Presented by the Aspen Institute Justice & Society Program and the American Bar Association-International Criminal Court Project, in partnership with the Coalition for the International Criminal Court.