On February 14 & 15 2012, the Australian Human Rights Centre (AHRCentre) and the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences and Law of the University of New South Wales will host an international conference Justice for All? The International Criminal Court - A Conference: A Ten Year Review.
The conference will mark the 10th Anniversary of the operation of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and discuss the work and impact of the ICC during its first decade. Speakers include ICC President, Judge Sang-Hyun Song, ICC Registrar Silvana Arbia, ICC Deputy Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, Christian Wenaweser President, ASP and a number of renowned academic, government and civil society experts on the Court.
The two key objectives of the Conference are to examine the role and success of the ICC in achieving gender justice, and to analyse the participation of the Asia Pacific region in the ICC regime. The Conference will review the circumstances and reasons for the Asia Pacific’s limited engagement with the ICC, and the key lessons from other regions about how to achieve ratification and full implementation of the Court’s mandate, including in the area of gender justice. Against the backdrop of the two main themes of gender justice and the Asia Pacific, the Conference will consider the operation of the Rome Statute of the ICC at three distinct levels: within the Court itself, as between states parties, and between the ICC and civil society.
The Justice for All Conference will be held at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, from 14 - 15 February 2012. The conference will include the Australian Human Rights Centre Annual Public Lecture. The day directly after the conference will be dedicated to a capacity-building workshop with delegates from the region. The workshop is by invitation only.