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Statement on the Passing of Professor M. Cherif Bassiouni


Professor M. Cherif Bassiouni, who passed away September 25, was a true giant of international criminal law, or as many called him, its “father”. His co...
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ABA Urges US Congress and State Department to Preserve and Bolster the Office of Global Criminal Justice and Ambassador at-Large Post


Washington, D.C. - At the 2017 American Bar Association (ABA) Annual Meeting held in New York City, the ABA House of Delegates unanimously passed a poli...
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ABA's ICC Project/Ipsos Poll Shows Continued Growth in American Support for the ICC and its work


Washington, D.C. - Released on International Criminal Justice Day, the latest ABA’s ICC Project/Ipsos polling data finds a continual trend upwards in Am...
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International Criminal Law in a Retreating World


UPDATE: New panel on US Policy on the ICC and International Criminal Justice Added! Read below.
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ABA's ICC Project/Ipsos Poll Finds Support for Increased Assistance to the ICC


Polling shows improved awareness of the International Criminal Court (ICC), driven by awareness among youth.
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Statement of ABA President Paulette Brown on International Criminal Justice Day – July 17, 2016


ABA President Paulette Brown’s statement on International Criminal Justice Day recognizes successes and challenges in atrocity accountability.
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ABA's ICC Project & Stanford Law release latest online roundtable, Arguendo, on the protection of cultural property and accountability


The ABA’s ICC Project releases its most recent Arguendo, addressing the significance of ICC prosecution of cultural destruction in Mali.
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ABA’s ICC Project/Ipsos Poll Shows Support for Resources to the ICC


New poll finds Americans are supportive of dedicating resources to the ICC and their work to combat rape as a war crime.
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Harvard Law Professor and Former ICC Prosecutions Coordinator, Alex Whiting, Joins the ABA's ICC Project Board of Advisors


The ABA’s ICC Project welcomes Professor Alex Whiting to its Board of Advisors.
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Seeking Justice for Atrocities: How the International Criminal Court Could Advance Accountability in Iraq and Syria


Tom Lantos Human Rights Comission of the US Congress hosted a panel briefing on ICC involvement in Iraq and Syria.
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ABA's ICC Project & Stanford Law release latest online roundtable, Arguendo, on UN Security Council-ICC relations


Several distinguished experts put forth thought-provoking as well as pragmatic ideas for advancing UNSC-ICC relations.
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Former Prosecutor General of Guatemala, Dr. Claudia Paz y Paz, Joins the Board of Advisors of ABA’s International Criminal Court Project


The ABA’s ICC Project welcomes Dr. Claudia Paz y Paz, the first female Prosecutor General of Guatemala, to its Board of Advisors. 
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ABA Stresses the Importance of Judicial Independence and Empowerment Before the ICC Assembly of States Parties


ABA also recalls its long-standing support of the ICC and its efforts to advocate for enhanced US-ICC relations.
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ABA's ICC Project/Ipsos Poll Finds Positive Trend in U.S. Membership in the ICC


ABA’s ICC Project/Ipsos polling shows  most Americans believe South Africa should have arrested Sudanese President Al-Bashir.
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Ambassador Stephen J. Rapp Joins Board of the ABA's International Criminal Court Project


The ABA’s ICC Project welcomes the Honorable Stephen J. Rapp to its Board of Advisors.
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9th Annual International Humanitarian Law Dialogs - 2015


A commemoration of the anniversary of the Srebrenica Massacre (1995) and the opening of the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg (1945).
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ABA Honors International Criminal Justice Day


ABA President Hubbard calls on global partners to increase support of domestic and international atrocity accountability efforts.
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Statement of ABA President William C. Hubbard on International Criminal Justice Day – July 17, 2015


ABA President William C. Hubbard acknowledged the global efforts to combat genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.
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A Step Towards Justice: Current Accountability Options for Crimes under International Law Committed in Syria


ABA’s ICC Project held a discussion with members of the Syria Justice and Accountability Center on their recent study of accountability options in Syria.
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ABA's ICC Project & Stanford Law release latest online roundtable, Arguendo, on witness protection in international atrocity crime trials


The ABA’s ICC Project releases its most recent online roundtable, discussing witness protection in international atrocity crime trials.
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Atrocity Accountability in Syria: What Criminal Investigations Have Uncovered


ABA held an expert closed-door meeting on the results of international atrocity crimes investigations in Syria.
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ABA's ICC Project/Ipsos Poll Finds Positive American Opinions on Palestine and the ICC


New findings highlight the importance of international organizations that support human rights.
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Senator Durbin's Speech Highlights ABA Working Group on Crimes Against Humanity


Senator Durbin will reintroduce Crimes Against Humanity legislation in Congress.
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ABA Center for Human Rights Forms Working Group on Crimes Against Humanity


The American Bar Association Center for Human Rights recently formed a working group to advocate for Crimes Against Humanity legislation.
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The Honorable Navanethem Pillay Joins ABA's International Criminal Court Project Board of Advisors


The ABA’s ICC Project welcomes the Honorable Navanethem Pillay to its Board of Advisors.
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Prosecuting Sexual and Gender-Based Violence: New Directions in International Criminal Justice


Council on Foreign Relations and ABA’s ICC Project held  an event on prosecuting sexual and gender-based violence.
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ABA's ICC Project/Ipsos Poll Shows Support for Involvement with the ICC


Americans continue to support involvement with the ICC, with some opposition to the U.S. becoming a full member of the Court.
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ABA's ICC Project & Stanford Law release latest online roundtable, Arguendo, on the African Union (AU) and international criminal justice


The ABA’s ICC Project & Stanford Law release most recent Arguendo on the recent tension between the AU and the International Criminal Court.
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U.S. Senate Briefing on The International Criminal Court


The ABA’s ICC Project and the Washington Working Group on the ICC sponsored a briefing of U.S. Senators.
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8th Annual International Humanitarian Law Dialogs - 2014


8th Annual International Humanitarian Law Dialogs held discussions on the relevance of international law.
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ABA Urges U.S. Government to Act on Crimes Against Humanity


ABA passed a policy resolution urging the U.S. government to pass domestic legislation prohibiting Crimes Against Humanity.
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Judge Hans-Peter Kaul


The American Bar Association (ABA) Center for Human Rights is saddened by the passing of Judge Hans-Peter Kaul and expresses condolences to his family.
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ABA's ICC Project & Stanford Law release latest online roundtable, Arguendo, on the future of the US-ICC relationship


The ABA’s ICC Project & Stanford Law releases its most recent Arguendo, addressing the future of the US-ICC relationship.
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Practical Challenges of International Criminal Justice


ICC Registrar will discuss the challenges of international criminal justice at ABA event.
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ICC Prosecutor Briefing at U.S. Congress


The ABA’s ICC Project and the Washington Working Group on the ICC sponsored a private briefing of US Congress members.
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International Criminal Justice: Mass Atrocities, the International Criminal Court, and the Role of States


ABA’s ICC Project holds event entitled “International Criminal Justice: Mass Atrocities, the International Criminal Court, and the Role of States.”
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American University and ABA-Hosted Debate on ICC Cases Against Kenyan Government Officials


American University’s Council for Africa Studies and the ABA’s ICC Project hosted a panel on recent ICC cases against top Kenyan government officials.
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ABA-Hosted Discussion at Georgetown Law on Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal


ABA’s ICC Project hosted a discussion on the success and failures of the Bangladesh International Crimes Tribunal.
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University of Denver Strum College of Law-Hosted Talk on International Criminal Justice and the United States’ Role


ABA’s ICC Project Director Kip Hale gave a talk on the evolution of the international criminal justice movement and the U.S.’s role in it.
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ABA's ICC Project/Ipsos Poll Finds Support for Increased Assistance to the ICC


Latest polling shows that Americans with knowledge of the ICC desire more support, but are unsure if the U.S. should join the Court.
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United Nations War Crimes Commission Event


American University Washington College of Law hosts panel discussion on UN War Crimes Commission.
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U.S. Ambassador for Global Criminal Justice Briefing at U.S. Congress


ABA’s ICC Project and U.S. Ambassador at-Large for Global Criminal Justice, Hon. Stephen Rapp, host congressional briefing.
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Why Is It So Hard To Convict War Criminals?


Huffington Post Live hosts interview of experts in international criminal justice.
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International Corporate Liability in Conflict Zones


International conference sponsored by the ABA and Conseil National des Barreaux (National Council of the Bars) on corporate liability in conflict zones.
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The International Criminal Court at 10


International conference celebrating 10th anniversary of the ICC held at the Washington University School of Law.
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ICC Turns Ten: Reviewing the Past, Assessing the Future


Stanford University Law School holds first conference in the United States commemorating the ICC’s first ten years of operations.

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