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20 Years of the International Criminal Court - An Assessment

Please join us for a Capitol Hill panel briefing to celebrate International Criminal Justice Day and to discuss 20 years of the International Criminal Court.

July 17, 2018 marks the 20 anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute, establishing the first permanent international criminal court with a mandate to investigate and prosecute individuals who participate in the international atrocity crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. Since then, the Court has taken on cases from Sudan to Central African Republic, with varying degrees of success and support from international powers, particularly the U.S.

Please join us for a discussion on the ICC, its successes, shortcomings, and challenges 20 years after its inception. To attend, please RSVP by sending an email to Erica Carvell

This event is organized by the Washington Working Group on the ICC and hosted by the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission of the U.S. Congress. 

To view the event recap, please visit here.


Mr. Raymond Brown, Co-founder, International Justice Project, enrolled Counsel at the International Criminal Court, and Chair of the White Collar Defense and Corporate & International Human Rights Compliance Groups at Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis LLP.

Professor Susana SáCouto, Director, War Crimes Research Office and Professorial Lecturer in Residence at American University Washington College of Law.

Professor Alex Whiting, Professor of Practice at Harvard Law School and former Prosecution Coordinator in the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court.


Mr. Michael Greco, Chair, American Bar Association’s ICC Project, former ABA President (2005-06), and Visiting Professor of the Practice of Law at Peking University School of Transnational Law, Shenzhen, China.

Event Details:

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 
Rayburn House Office Building 2456

The American Bar Association’s (ABA) International Criminal Court (ICC) Project is an independent initiative of the ABA Center for Human Rights that advances international criminal justice and US-ICC relations through advocacy, education and practical legal assistance. For more information about the ABA’s ICC Project, please visit its website.