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Debate | Grotius Dialogue

Grotius Dialogue: African withdrawals and the future of the ICC

Wednesday 25 January 2017
Wijnhaven Building
Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP Den Haag
Room 3.60

The Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies welcomes you to the next Grotius Dialogue at the new Leiden University premises in The Hague. The Dialogue, which will be followed by a drinks reception, will focus on the pressing topic of African withdrawals and the future of the ICC, featuring Assistant Professor Dov Jacobs.

For years now, the relationship between the International Criminal Court, the African Union and individual African states has been marred by controversy.  This has particularly been true with respect to the Kenya and Sudan situations. At the end of 2016, three African States acted on their threat to leave the ICC. Some weeks later, as a symbolic gesture, Russia withdrew its signature from the Rome Statute. Some have described these moves as putting the future of the ICC at risk, others disagree. This presentation will explore the causes and possible ramifications of these recent events both as a matter of international law, politics, and governance.


Image credit: African Democratic Institute


To register please send an email with your name and affiliation to grotiuscentre@law.leidenuniv.nl.

The Grotius Dialogues are an opportunity for Faculty and colleagues to discuss their research.  They are directed by Assistant Profs. Jens Iverson and Mamadou Hebie and take place in Leiden and The Hague. 




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