From IntLawGrrls reader Rosemary Grey comes news of "Justice For All: 10 Years of the ICC," a conference she and others are organizing this month at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Cosponsors are the university's Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences and Law, along with the Australian Human Rights Centre.
The conference is intended as an opportunity to reflect on the successes and challenges of the ICC in its first decade of operation, focussing particularly on the two themes of gender justice and ratification in the Asia-Pacific region.The preconference kickoff will be February 12, when the playwright-activist-feminist, Eve Ensler, will deliver the Australian Human Rights Centre Annual Lecture.
One February 14, Judge Sang-Hyun Song of Korea, President of the International Criminal Court, will deliver the Wallace Wurth Memorial Lecture, entitled "From punishment to prevention: reflections on the future of international criminal justice."
The conference itself runs February 14 and 15. As set forth in detail in the conference program, there's a stunning lineup of speakers. Click here for the full list.
Pleased to see that among those scheduled to present are a number of IntLawGrrls contributors: Fatou Bensouda (left), ICC Prosecutor-Elect (photo credit); Brigid Inder, Executive Director, Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice; and Professor Valerie Oosterveld of the University of Western Ontario.
Others among the many women on the panel include: ICC Registrar Silvana Arbia; Ambassador Tiina Intelmann (right), President of the ICC Assembly of States Parties (photo credit); Helen Brady, Senior Appeals Counsel at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia; Amrita Kapur, International Legal Advisor, Women's Justice Unit, Judicial System Monitoring Programme, Timor Leste; and Loretta Rosales, Chair of the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines.
The day after the conference, February 16, UN Women will host an ICC anniversary dinner.
Details and registration here.