Reflections on Peace and Justice in the 21st Century: A Perspective from the International Criminal Court
On 12 October 2017, Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), gave the annual Oxford Global Justice Lecture, organised by the Public International Law Discussion Group and kindly sponsored by the Planethood Foundation. This was the first event hosted by The Bonavero Institute of Human Rights which formally opened its doors this term. A video of this lecture can be found here.
In front of an interested audience in the Sir Joseph Hotung Auditorium, Fatou Bensouda shared her experiences on the interplay of peace and justice in the 21st century, finding that it is not only desirable, but actually possible to reach peace without abandoning justice. The Prosecutor recalled that the creation of the ICC is the result of the experience of centuries of suffering in the face of the world’s most heinous crimes, and found that its establishment must be regarded as one of humanity’s proudest moments.
A reception and dinner were held afterwards at Mansfield College.