30 Aug Events and Announcements: 29 August 2021
An International Crime of Ecocide: The Proposal, Future Opportunities, and Challenges: You are invited to join a discussion on the international crime of ecocide, hosted by the American Society of International Law (ASIL), organized by its International Criminal Law Interest Group and as part of ASIL’s Signature Topic on Climate Change on September 15, 2021, at 12pm EST (New York). Speakers will discuss the proposed crime of “ecocide,” including advantages, disadvantages, legal and political obstacles, and whether in fact the proposal goes far enough. Speakers include Kai Ambos, Jelena Aparac, Charles Jalloh, and Kate Mackintosh. The event will be moderated by Nema Milaninia. For more information and registration, go here.
75th Anniversary of the IMT Judgement – Round-table Discussions: The International Nuremberg Principles Academy and the Robert H. Jackson Center commemorate the issuance of the Judgement of the IMT with a special event on 30 September and 1 October 2021, consisting of two virtually held roundtable discussions with high-profile participants, dedicated to dissecting the historical and legal implications of the Nuremberg Trial Judgement and the link to contemporary prosecutions of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. The two roundtables will cover the implications of the Judgement for the system of international criminal law. You will find more information on our website here: 75th Anniversary of the Verdict of the International Military Tribunal: International Nuremberg Principles Academy.
Civil Society Urges Sudan to Transfer Al-Bashir and Others to the ICC: On Thursday, August 26, 2021, more than 65 civil society organisations and individuals – including REDRESS, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, The Sentry, the African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies, Darfur Bar Association, and the Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa – have urged the Sudanese government in a joint letter to follow through on recent commitments to deepen its cooperation with the ICC by transferring the three individuals currently in Sudanese custody to The Hague. The three individuals – Omar al-Bashir, Ahmed Haroun, and Abdel Raheem Muhammed Hussein – have been charged by the ICC for crimes against humanity and war crimes in Darfur, among other crimes.
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