Do war crimes tribunals aid or hinder peace in countries with ongoing conflicts? Oxford Lawyers Without Borders and Oxford International Criminal Court Student Network are pleased to host James Stewart, ICC Deputy Prosecutor for a keynote address on the topic of peace. He will speak on the role the ICC plays in bringing peace to countries in conflict, placing the ICC in its historical context, and describing its contemporary relationship with peace mediation efforts and the UN Security Council, as well as giving his own personal reflections on the topic of peace based on his experiences at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. There will be a short question and answer session after the speech, followed by drinks and canapés kindly hosted by Oxford Transitional Justice Research group.
This event is part of the Points of Light festivities commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Peace Palace in The Hague, where the International Court of Justice is situated.
Registration is not necessary, but we would appreciate it if you could join the Facebook event here if you intend to stay for drinks afterwards so that we know how many to cater for.