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The U.S. role in international criminal justice: past, present, and future

April 18, 2014

• The Honorable Stephen J. Rapp, U.S. Ambassador-at-large for Global Criminal Justice
• The Honorable Patricia Wald, former Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and former Judge, United Nations-International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
o Moderated by William R. Pace, Convenor of the Coalition for the International Criminal Court

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?

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.