The International Criminal Court and Africa: Reconsidering EU's Options

2 Oct 2013 12:00
2 Oct 2013 14:30

The Institute for European Studies kindly invites you to a panel discussion on the policy of international organizations such as the EU and the UN with regards to the Heads of States and other Senior Officials who have been indicted for international crimes by an international criminal tribunal such as the International Criminal Court (ICC).

The election of Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta as the president of Kenya despite the fact that both he and his deputy William Ruto will face trials later this year at the ICC in The Hague on charges of crimes against humanity, has raised difficult questions for the EU and many of its member states. For example, are ICC State Parties and non State Parties allowed to host Heads of States and other Senior Officials under indictment for international crimes?

The participants will include representatives from the European Union, No Peace Without Justice (NPWJ) and IES academics Medlir Mema and Mathias Holvoet. This event takes place in the context of a continuing discussion on the International Criminal Court, which we began last year during the IES Spring Lecture Series 2012.

Registration & Venue

This event will take place on Wednesday 2 October 2013, with a lunch reception at 12:00 and will be followed by the discussion at 12:30. There is some time foreseen for questions and answers. The places are limited, so registration is required. Register Online!

Institute for European Studies
Conference Room (Floor -1)
Karel Van Miert Building
Pleinlaan 5
1050 Brussel
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Medlir Mema (Academic Coordinator)
Research Associate
Institute for European Studies

Mathias Holvoet (Academic Coordinator)
International Criminal Law, Law Faculty, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Kristof Rogge (Logistics)
Events Manager
Institute for European Studies