Symposium: Universalizing the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court


From left to right Don Ferencz (Son of Ben Ferencz),Convener of the Global Institute for the Prevention of Aggression; Professor Shadrack Gutto, Centre for African Renaissance Studies, University of South Africa, Chair of AFLA Governing Council; Justice Richard Goldstone, First Chief Prosecutor, United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and Rwanda (ICTR); Former Judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa; Judge Sanji Monageng, President, Appeals Division of the International Criminal Court (ICC); Christo Els, Senior Partner, Webber Wentzel; and Evelyn A. Ankumah, Executive Director of AFLA.

As a follow up to its 2014 conference on “Africa and the International Criminal Court (ICC): Lessons Learned and Synergies Ahead”, Africa Legal Aid (AFLA) convened a Symposium from 18 -19 May 2015. Like the 2014 conference, the follow-up Symposium: “Universalizing the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court” was held at the Auditorium of the Webber Wentzel Law Firm in Johannesburg. This firm spared no effort in supporting and hosting the Symposium.

During the opening ceremony, Ben Ferencz, Last Surviving Prosecutor of the Nuremberg Trials addressed participants through a Video message.  Click here to watch the Law not War Greeting by Ben Ferencz. Password to watch the Video Greeting is Nuremberg.

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