The ICIP holds seminar to analyse the future of International Criminal Court

On January 9th and 10th at the Palau Centelles, Barcelona, ICIP held a seminar of experts in Reflections on the Future of the International Criminal Court. Tenth Anniversary of the Entry into Force of the Rome Statute". Organized by ICIP as part of the research program "Armed Conflicts: Law and Justice," the seminar brought together over twenty experts in international law, mostly from Spain.

The presentations and discussions in the seminar focused on appraising the work the International Court of Justice has accomplished during its ten years of existence – the Rome Statute, its founding treaty, entered into force on July 1, 2002 – and the future challenges facing the institution. The experts discussed the support the Court receives from states and international organizations, the current state of ratifications and the prospects of expansion, the human and material resources of the institution, complementarity with respect to national jurisdictions, and the advisability of expanding its competences – war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide and aggression.