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NYU Event: Diplomats, Legal Experts Discuss “The United States and the International Criminal Court” Wednesday, March 24, 6:00 pm at NYU Center for Global Affairs

March 19, 2010

WHAT:  The International Criminal Court (ICC), governed by the Rome Statute, is the only permanent international court established with the aim of prosecuting individuals for the most serious crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. The Obama administration has signaled an era of international re-engagement, including a new approach of the US towards the ICC.

"The United States and the International Criminal Court" presents a panel of diplomats and legal experts to discuss the latest developments in the relationship between the ICC and the United States. The event is organized by the Permanent Mission of Slovakia to the United Nations and the NYU Center of Global Affairs at the New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies.

WHO:  The participants will be:

§  Christian Wenaweser, president , Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court; permanent representative of Liechtenstein to the United Nations

§  Stephen J. Rapp, ambassador-at-large for War Crimes Issues, U.S. State Department

§  John Washburn, convener, The American NGO Coalition for the International Criminal Court

§  William R. Pace, convener, Coalition for the International Criminal Court

§  Jennifer Trahan, assistant clinical professor of Global Affairs, NYU Center for Global Affairs; moderator

Miloš Koterec, permanent representative of Slovakia to the United Nations, will make opening remarks.

WHERE:               NYU Center for Global Affairs

Woolworth Building, 15 Barclay Street, 4th Floor Public Assembly Room  (between Broadway and Church Street, Downtown Manhattan)

WHEN:                 Wednesday, March 24, 2010, 6:00 – 8:30 pm

This event is open to the public, but space is limited and RSVPs are required. Please contact NYU CGA at RSVP required

MEDIA ONLY: Members of the press are invited to cover this event.  Press passes are required. Please contact Cheryl Guevara at or 212 992-9103.

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
Events and Traditions, School of Professional Studies

Type: Press Release

Press Contacts:
Cheryl Feliciano | (212) 992-9103
Ken Brown | (212) 998-9119

NYU Event: Diplomats, Legal Experts Discuss “The United States and the International Criminal Court” March 24

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