ICC: NPWJ organises Conference at the Italian Senate to celebrate 20 years of commitment against impunity

13 Nov, 2014 | Press Releases

Rome, Italy, 13 November 2014

This year marks the twentieth anniversary of No Peace Without Justice (NPWJ), a committee of parliamentarians, mayors and citizens, established at the initiative of the Radical Party, with the goal of launching a global mobilisation for the creation of a Permanent International Criminal Court, after the experience of the ad hoc Tribunals.

It took nearly a decade of mobilisation at all levels to see this first segment of international criminal justice established and starting to operate both as a supreme judicial instance in cases of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, and as a deterrent to the commission of such atrocities.

No Peace Without Justice celebrated its twentieth anniversary by organising a conference aimed analysing the fundamental principles and lessons learnt by the ICC over the course of its first 10 years, as well as the challenges and opportunities faced by the Court in carrying out its mandate, particularly in respect of cooperation with States parties and complementarity with national courts.

The conference “20th anniversary of No Peace Without Justice: Challenges and Opportunities of the International Criminal Court” was held at the Italian Senate, in Rome, on 13 November 2014 (from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm).

This conference, which was opened by Pietro Grasso, President of the Italian Senate, and Emma Bonino, former Italian Foreign Minister and founder of No Peace Without Justice, examined those issues through its high-level participants, including James Kirkpatrick Stewart, Deputy Prosecutor of the ICC; Sidiki Kaba, Minister of Justice, Senegal, incoming ASP President; Benedetto Della Vedova, Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Italy; Athaliah Lesiba Molokomme, Attorney-General of Botswana;  Binta Mansaray, Registrar, Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone.

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  • For the program and presentation of the conference click here
  • For further information, please contact: icc_rome@npwj.org or+39 06.68979262