Kriminaalkohus (ICC)

“10 Years of International Criminal Court: a Focus on Victims”


The seminar will start at lunchtime on Monday, 10 September with the opening addresses by H.E. Mr. Erkki Tuomioja, Foreign Minister of Finland and H.E. Mr. Urmas Paet, Foreign Minister of Estonia. The first day is moderated by Dr Mart Nutt, MP, Chairman of Estonian Institute of Human Rights. The seminar will end at around lunchtime on Tuesday, September 11, 2012.

Now that the Rome Statute’s promise of international reparative justice is about to be put to the test of Court-ordered reparations, the seminar will provide an opportunity to examine its major challenges – legally and operationally. These challenges need to be considered in the wider context of core international crimes and the resulting mass-victimisation. Regardless of the impact of the Rome Statute institutions’ drive for reparative justice, what are – and remain – the roles and responsibilities of domestic jurisdictions to address the needs of victimized populations, at the individual and collective levels? What support can be expected from the international community in this regard, including from multi-lateral and bilateral agencies as well as from civil society organizations? How do reparative justice, domestic initiatives and international support interact to achieve a meaningful alleviation of the plight of victims of international crimes?

A report on the event that would reflect the discussions and contain proposals on how to move forward with the topics would be published in the context of the eleventh session of the Assembly of States Parties as well as released publicly.

Participants are expected to make their own travel arrangements. There is a limited travel funding available for those without recourse to their own travel budgets. The organizers have secured a preferential rate for lodging at the Swissôtel where the seminar will take place.

The Seminar is by invitation only

Info:  Ms. Aet Kukk

05.09.2012  International Criminal Court: a Focus on Victims