It is often forgotten that the International Criminal Court’s legal framework derives from negotiations that took place in Geneva, yet the ICC’s role in promoting international criminal justice, ensuring accountability and breaking the cycle of impunity is highly relevant, especially at the Human Rights Council but also in the NGO community and in academia.
On 3 June 2016, Lyal S. Sunga, Head of the Rule of Law program, moderated a panel at the Graduate Institute in Geneva on “Accountability as a Common Goal of the ICC and Human Rights Actors: Dialogue between the ICC Prosecutor and Human Rights Actors”. This panel discussion assesses the complementary roles of the ICC, Geneva’s human rights bodies, States and civil society actors, seeking opportunities to systematize and strengthen common origins and ties. The panel discussion brought together Fatou Bensouda, Chief Prosecutor, International Criminal Court; Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights; Carsten Stahn, Visiting Professor, The Graduate Institute, Geneva; Angela Mudukuti, Lawyer, Southern Africa Litigation Centre and Pierre Hazan, Editorial Advisor, Justiceinfo.net and former war correspondent.
The discussion can be watched below.