The 2011 Australian Red Cross and Mallesons Stephen Jaques Humanitarian Law Perspectives seminar, entitled "Peace, Justice and the ICC: From Kampala to Tripoli", will consider the challenges and opportunities presented by referrals to the International Criminal Court, as well as the intersection between peace and justice more broadly. The seminar will be in the form of a panel discussion.
Prof Steven Freeland will discuss those aspects of the jurisdiction of the ICC arising from referrals either by the UN Security Council or by States. Steven will reflect on the potential risks and difficulties of referrals to the ICC in what is often an extremely politically charged environment.
Dr Sarah Williams will examine the aspects of Head of State immunity and State cooperation, looking in particular at referrals to the ICC from the UN Security Council.
Dr Carrie McDougall will examine the intersection betweenï¿½ï¿½ security and justice, analysing the ability of the UN Security Councilï¿½ï¿½ to defer ICC action. Carrie will also address claims that ICC indictments have caused prolonged conflict in Sudan and Libya on the one hand, and that there can be no peace without justice on the other.
Australian Red Cross has a key role to play in the promoting respect for international humanitarian law ('IHL'). As part of this role, the Red Cross, with the support of Mallesons Stephen Jaques presents a series of nationwide Humanitarian Law Perspectives Seminars.ï¿½
When: 6.00pm for 6.30pm start, Thursday 18 August 2011.ï¿½ Light refreshments will be served on arrival.
Where: PricewaterhouseCoopers, Darling Park Tower 2, 201 Sussex Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000
Bookings: The seminar is free, but bookings are essential. Please RSVP to Peter Giugni at Australian Red Cross firstname.lastname@example.org or (02) 9229 4294
29 July 2011