NEW International Criminal Court and Gender Crimes:
A Weekend Workshop
Saturday, March 1 and March 8, 2008
Los Angeles, CA 90024
The International Criminal Court (ICC) is the first permanent international criminal court with jurisdiction to bring to justice individuals who commit genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and aggression. Crimes that had been trivialized during history have been recognized as crimes against humanity and war crimes in the Rome Statute (the name of the Treaty creating the ICC).
Independent from the United Nations and the International Court of Justice, the ICC is a criminal court that hears criminal cases brought against individuals who have committed crimes that fall within the jurisdiction of the court. The ICC is the first criminal court to hear gender crimes, whether perpetrated during conflicts or in the absence of conflict.
At the present time, cases against Sudan, Congo, Uganda, and the Central African Republic are being investigated and prosecuted by the ICC. In all four cases, gender crimes are the subject of investigation and/or prosecution. In addition to punishments, the ICC also determines reparations for victims/survivors of wars and armed conflicts. This workshop discusses the reasons why the United States has not joined the court and the measures the U.S. has taken to discourage other nations from joining. No Textbook Required
Instructor: Shirin Ershadi, LLM in Law, MA in Women's Studies, UCLA; retired attorney; registered court interpreter of Persian/English, State of California
12 hours of MCLE/(CIMCE) credit application under review.
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