The Future of the International Criminal Court: Recent Developments in Jurisprudence
Free Public Lecture
Room 102, Level 1
Melbourne Law School
185 Pelham Street
T: 9035 1111
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.
Presented by Patricia Viseur Sellers, Special Advisor for Gender, Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, this lecture will outline the legal contribution of some recent controversial cases decided by the Court, in particular the Ntaganda, Bemba and Al-Bashir cases.
This lecture is co-hosted with the Asia Pacific Centre for Military Law.
Ms Patricia Viseur Sellers, Special Advisor for Gender, Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court
Ms Patricia Viseur Sellers
Special Advisor for Gender, Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court
International Criminal Court
Ms. Sellers is an international criminal lawyer. She is the Special Advisor for Gender for the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. Ms. Sellers is a Visiting Fellow at Kellogg College of the University of Oxford where she teaches international criminal law and human rights law. She is 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, such as Colombia, Guatemala, Libya, and Kenya, international institutions, such as the UN and OSCE, and civil society organisations 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.