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The International Criminal Court: An Important Enforcer of International Human Rights
Thursday, July 17, 2008

EVENT:
Lunch lecture

 

SPONSORS:
The Advocates for Human Rights
Faegre & Benson LLP

 

TOPIC:
The International Criminal Court: An Important Enforcer of the International Human Rights

 

SPEAKERS:

Duane Krohnke, Adjunct Professor at the University of Minnesota Law School and Provisional Organizer of the Minnesota Alliance for the International Crminal Court

 

DATE AND TIME:
Thursday, July 17, 12:00-1:00 P.M.
 
LOCATION:
Faegre & Benson LLP
22nd Floor, Wells Fargo Center
90 South Seventh Street
Minneapolis

 

REGISTRATION:
Please R.S.V.P. online by noon on Tuesday, July 15 by clicking here.  To register by phone or e-mail contact Julia Kashaeva at 612-341-3302 ext. 127 or jkashaeva@advrights.org. Lunch will be provided for those who RSVP.  Application will be made for one CLE credit.

 

DESCRIPTION:
The International Criminal Court in its six years of operation has become an important means for holding individuals accountable for war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity. In so doing, the ICC has garnered international respect for its further development of the international law of such crimes. Over half of the world's nation states participate in the work of the ICC, whose initial cases have come from Africa. In 2010 the ICC's Assembly of State Parties will hold its first Review Conference to evaluate the Court's initial performance and consider improvements to the Court's Rome Statute, including amendments that would define the crime of "aggression." Next year will see a new U.S. Administration and a possible new policy regarding the ICC. Join us on July 17th to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute.