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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.

Washington D.C., Feb. 10, 2016 - The Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission of the United States Congress hosted a panel briefing on the potential role that the International Criminal Court (ICC) could play in achieving justice for atrocity crimes committed in Syria and Iraq. Panelists included Congresswoman Minou Tavarez Mirabal (Dominican Republic), President of the Parliamentarians for Global Action; Dr. Jane Stromseth, Professor of Law at Georgetown University and former Deputy to the U.S. Ambassador-at-large for Global Criminal Justice; and James Stewart (Canada), the Deputy Prosecutor of the ICC. Professor Susana SáCouto, Director of the War Crimes Research Office at the American University Washington College of Law, moderated the panel briefing.

To view the event recap, click here.

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. More information about the ABA’s ICC Project can be found at its website.