Ten years after the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court entered into force in 2002, how is the ICC working for the U.S. and international community in bringing war criminals to justice? What are its successes and strengths? What are its failures and shortcomings? Has the ICC changed international diplomacy, and if so, how? Has the existence/operation of the ICC changed U.S. policy and diplomacy? What could the next 10 years of the ICC look like? Joining us to assess the International Criminal Court’s first decade are three of the speakers at a Philadelphia Global Initiative event tonight: AMBASSADOR STEPHEN J. RAPP, who leads the U.S. State Department’s Office of Global Criminal Justice; AMBASSADOR CHRISTIAN WENAWESER, permanent representative of Liechtenstein to the United Nations and immediate past-president of the Assembly of States Parties of the ICC; and JOHN L. WASHBURN, convener for the American Non-Governmental Organizations Coalition for the International Criminal Court (AMICC) and co-chair of the Washington Working Group on the International Criminal Court (WICC).
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