Wednesday, July 2, 2008
A conference to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Rome Treaty of the International Criminal Court will be held on Thursday, July 17, 2008 from 4:00-7:00pm at Southwestern Law School, 3050 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90010 (Bullock's Wilshire Tower, 2nd Floor - Corner of Westmoreland and Wilshire) .
On July 17, 1998, the nations of the world agreed on terms of the Rome Treaty of the International Criminal Court (ICC), the first and only permanent international criminal tribunal established to hold individuals accountable for genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes, including use of child soldiers, and widespread rape and mutilation used as weapons of war.
Olivia Swaak-Goldman, Judge Donald Shaver, Scott Johnson, Melanie Partow and others will discuss the challenges to international criminal justice, how the ICC works to meet those challenges, and how an end to impunity can foster peace in the world's most violent areas.
Admission is free, but please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hat tip to Houston Putnam Lowrey