Campaign for the ICC: seminars and conferences (1996-1998)

Seminars on the establishment of the International Criminal Court (ICC)
Academic Seminar at the University La Sapienza, organised in collaboration with SIOI (Societa’ Italiana per l’Organizzazione Internazionale), with Paolo Ungari, Professor at the LUISS University.
Rome, 23 March 1996
Panel discussion at the New York University School of Law, organised in collaboration with ELSA (European Law Students Association), with the participation of Silvia Fernandez de Gurmendi, Vice Chairperson of the UN Preparatory Committee on the establishment of the ICC, Maurice Biggar and Rolf Einar Fife.
New York, 10 April 1996
Panel discussion organised at the Columbia Law School, with the participation of Adriaan Bos, Legal Adviser of the Minister of Foreign Affair of the Netherlands, and Professor Fislaer Damrosch, Columbia University.
New York, 29 October 1996
Campaign for the ICC 1997-1998
Conference organised at the French Senate, co-chaired by Senator Robert Badinter, former President of the French Constitutional Council and former Minister of Justice, and Emma Bonino, European Commissioner, with the participation of Boutros Boutros-Ghali, former UN Secretary General, Laity Kama, President of the Rwanda Tribunal, Adriaan Bos, Chairman of the UN Preparatory Committee for the ICC, Cherif Bassiouni, Vice-Chairman of the Preparatory Committee, Jacques Baudin, Minister of Justice of Senegal, Bernard Kouchner, French Secretary of State and Michel Rocard, former Prime Minister of France. 
Paris, France, 19-20 June 1997
Conference organised at the University of Malta, with the participation of the most prominent academics of the Mediterranean region; under co-chairmanship of Emma Bonino and the Prime Minister of Malta, Alfred Sant.
Malta, 11-12 September 1997
Conference organised in co-sponsorship with the "Istituto Superiore Internazionale di Scienze Criminali" of Prof. Cherif Bassiouni with the participation the most active NGOs and 120 experts in International Criminal Law representing 35 countries. Interventions by H.E. Arthur N.R. Robinson, President of Trinidad & Tobago, Marco Pannella and Faustin Ntezilyayz, Minister of Justice of Rwanda.
Siracusa, Italy, 16-19 September 1997
Conference organised with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uruguay, in collaboration with Inter Press Service, joint Chairmanship of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uruguay Alvaro Ramos and Emma Bonino. Participants included parliamentarians and representatives of civil society from Latin America. 
Montevideo, Uruguay, 10-11 October 1997

Conference organised  in partnership with former US President Jimmy Carter and the Carter Center. Participants included David Scheffer, US Ambassador at large for war crimes, Arthur N.R. Robinson, President of Trinidad and Tobago, numerous members of the Congress and the Senate, the American media and CNN.
Atlanta, USA, 13 November 1997

Conference organised at the Palazzo Giustiniani, with the participation of Nicola Mancino, President of the Italian Senate, Lamberto Dini, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Giovanni Maria Flick, Minister of Justice, Emma Bonino, European Commissioner, Giovanni Conso, former Minister of Justice.
Rome, Italy, 20-21 November 1997

Conference organised at UN Headquarters, chaired by Emma Bonino. Participants included H.E. Arthur N.R. Robinson, President of Trinidad and Tobago; Bill Richardson, US Ambassador to the UN, Francesco Paolo Fulci, Italian Ambassador to the UN, Benjamin Gilman, President of the US Congressional Foreign Affairs and Kofi Annan, UN Secretary General.
New York, USA, 2 December 1997

Pan-African Conference on the ICC, jointly organised with the Government of Senegal. Co-chaired by H.E. President Abdou Diouf, Emma Bonino and the Chairman of the Open Society Institute George Soros. Participants included 25 African States, Louise Arbour, Chief Prosecutor of the Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, and Cherif Bassiouni, Vice-chairman of the UN Preparatory Committee. 
Dakar, Senegal, 5-6 February 1998

Conference organised at the Campidoglio, in collaboration with the Transnational Radical Party and the NGO Coalition for an ICC; with the support of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and of Rome City Council. Participants: Lamberto Dini, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Giovanni Maria Flick, Minister of Justice, Giovanni Conso, Chairman of the Diplomatic Conference, Staffan de Mistura, Director of the UN office for Italy, Robert Badinter, former French Minister of Justice, Francesco Rutelli, Mayor of Rome, Emma Bonino, David Scheffer, Bernard Kouchner, French Secretary of State for Health, Jacques Baudin, Minister of Justice of Senegal, A.M. Omar, Minister of Justice of South Africa. 
Rome, Italy, 11-13 June 1998
Seminars Towards the Diplomatic Conference
Palazzo delle Aquile, in collaboration with ELSA, Palermo. Intervention of Faculty of Law, the President of the Municipality, the President of the provincial section of the Italian Red Cross.
Palermo, Italy, 16 February 1998
University of Cagliari, in collaboration with ELSA Cagliari. Intervention of the Mayor of Cagliari, the Dean of the University of Cagliari, Luigi Concas, Professor of Criminal Law, University of Cagliari.
Cagliari, Italy, 23 February 1998
University Libre Bruxelles (ULB) in collaboration with ELSA International held by Professor Eric David, Director of the ULB Centre of International Law.
Brussels, Belgium, 26 February 1998
Istituto per gli Studi Filosofici, with Vincenzo Caiamiello, Honorary President of the Constitutional Court and the participation of ELSA and Amnesty International.
Naples, Italy, 27 February 1998
University of Catania in collaboration with ELSA-Catania. Interventions of Professor Enrico Rizzarelli, Dean of the University of Catania, the Mayor of Catania, Giovanni Grasso Professor of Criminal Law and Amnesty International.
Catania, Italy, 28 February 1998
Open University, with interventions of the Italian Red Cross, the Advaneed Emergency Medicine, Marco Baldoni Professor of E.C. Law University of Bologna
Imola, Italy, 7 March 1998
University of Padova in collaboration with CESDUP Avenue on the establishment of the International Criminal Court held by Antonio Papisea, Professor of International Law and Professor Paolo De Stefani, Expert in International Institutions and Human Rights with the participation of Amnesty International.
Padova, Italy, 10 March 1998
Italo-French Institute, in collaboration with the University of “Roma III” and the support of the UN Italy. Interventions of the Dean of University “Roma III”; Staffan de Mistura, Director of the UN office for Italy and the Italian Red Cross
Rome, Italy, 5 May 1998
University of Naples Federico II, in collaboration with the Circolo del Duemila, Amnesty International with the support of the University of Naples
Naples, Italy, 5 May 1998. 
University of Salamanca. The seminar, which was opened by the Dean of the  University, included interventions of the Foreign Affairs Secretary of State, Ramon de Miguel; the High Representative for the former Yugoslavia, Carlos Westendorp; Emma Bonino; Jose’ Maria Mendiluce; Juan Yanez (MEP), Head of the Spanish Delegation to the Diplomatic Conference; Amnesty International-Spain.
Salamanca, Spain, 1 June 1998