ICC: Conference on the 20th Anniversary of the Rome Statute

18 Jul, 2018 | Press Releases

Hall of the Protomoteca, Campidoglio, Rome, 18 luglio 2018 – 10:00-19:15
On 18 July 1998, in the presence of then UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the Final Act of the United Nations Plenipotentiary Diplomatic Conference for the Establishment of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the Rome ICC Statute, adopted by an overwhelming majority after five weeks of intense negotiations, were presented at the Campidoglio in Rome.
Exactly twenty years from that event, No Peace Without Justice, Parliamentarians for Global Action and the International Association of Criminal Law Italian Group issue an invitation to celebrate this achievement and to take stock of the Court’s functioning and work. The Court’s legitimacy is currently challenged by some governments, but at the same time, it still represents a fundamental deterrent in the fight against impunity for the most serious crimes under international law.

The celebration will take place in the same place where the Final Act of the Conference of Rome was signed, the Hall of the Protomoteca of the City of Rome in Campidoglio, on 18 July 2018, from- 10:00 to 19: 15. Speakers include leading members of that founding moment, starting from Emma Bonino, who twenty years ago officially represented the European Commission at the Rome Conference, together with representatives of the Italian Government and Parliament, the ICC, leading experts in the field of international law and non-governmental organisations that have given impetus to the fight against impunity in all regions of the world.

To participate, please register by email to StatutodiRomaCPI20@pgaction.org.
Contact: Giulia Schiavoni, gschiavoni@npwj.org (+393471857722); Fabio Maria Galiani, fabiogaliani@gmail.com (+393391246254); Marisa Giustiniani, StatutodiRomaCPI20@pgaction.org.

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