The Future of the International Criminal Court 17.06.2019

'The Future of the International Criminal Court: Recent developments in jurisprudence' was co-hosted by Melbourne Law School and the Asia Pacific Centre for Military Law, 17 June 2019.

Event synopsis

The International Criminal Court (ICC) is under attack in many quarters. Some critics claim that it has focused too much on African states; others charge that its jurisprudence has failed to respond to the occurrence of serious crimes.

This lecture outlines the legal contribution of some recent controversial cases decided by the Court, in particular the Ntaganda.

About the presenter

Ms. Patricia Viseur Sellers is an international criminal lawyer and Special Advisor for Gender for the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court.

She is also Visiting Fellow at Kellogg College of the University of Oxford, a Practicing Professor at London School of Economics and a Senior Research Fellow at the Human Rights Center of the University of California, Berkeley. Ms. Sellers advises governments and international institutions, such as the UN and OSCE, on international criminal law and humanitarian law.

Her expertise focuses on the strategic investigation and prosecution of sexual violence. As such, she has been a Special Legal Consultant to UNWomen, to the Gender and Women’s Rights Division of the United Nation’s High Commissioner for Human Rights and to the Secretary’s General’s Special Representative to Children in Armed Conflict.