The Hague Meets Geneva: Dialogue between the ICC and Human Rights Actors
On 3 June 2016, Prof. Carsten Stahn participated in a Panel at the Graduate Institute on International and Development Studies in Geneva on accountability as a common goal between The Hague and Geneva.
The panel involved UN High Commissioner on Human Rights, Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein and ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda. Stahn pleaded in favour of ‘thick’ understanding of accountability that includes justice, truth, effective remedies and prevention. He argued that justice is not only about
the perpetrator, but also about victims. Similarly, human rights law is not only about victims of violations. It also about perpetrators. He discussed various synergies in relation to human rights fact-finding. The video of the discussion is available here.
The panel was followed by a joint meeting of students of the Leiden Adv. LL.M. programme in Public International Law and the Geneva Academy LL.M. at the Villa Moynier, the home of the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights.