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GRULAC Conference

Monday 27 June 2022
Turfmarkt 99
The Hague


The Embassy of Ecuador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands in her capacity as regional coordinator of GRULAC, has the pleasure to invite you to a high-level panel on the occasion of the commemoration of 20th Anniversary of the Entry into Force of the Rome Statute, based on presentation of the regional perspective of the Honorable Latin American Judges of the ICC and the President of the Assembly of States Parties.

The International Criminal Court (ICC) is in a stage of strengthening and evaluation after 20 years since the entry into force of the Rome Statute, its constitutive instrument. In 1998, on the occasion of the adoption of the Statute, the Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, expressed that the creation of the Court is an offering for future generations and a great step towards a broader recognition of universal human rights and of the international 'rule of law'. The experiences of each region have contributed relevant legal precedents to the institution.

Specifically, the ICC has used jurisprudence from regional human rights courts, including the Inter-American Court. The contribution of civil law has been significant, from the preparatory work for the drafting of the Rome Statute to the present day. For this reason, it is considered pertinent to ask: What contributions can the region make to the current challenges of the ICC?

Opening Remarks:
Prof. Larissa van den Herik, Professor of Public International Law, Leiden University
H.E. Mr. Andrés Terán Parral, Ambassador of the Republic of Ecuador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands – Regional Coordinator of GRULAC

Ms. Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi, President of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the ICC
H.E. Ms. Luz del Carmen Ibáñez Carranza, Judge and First Vice President of the ICC
H.E. Ms. Socorro Flores Liera, ICC Judge
H.E. Mr. Sergio Gerardo Ugalde Godínez, ICC Judge

Mr. Renán Villacís, Director of the Secretariat of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the ICC

The event will be conducted in Spanish.

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