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“The International Criminal Court: Independence in a Context of Interdependence”
Frederick K. Cox International Law Center Lecture in Global Legal Reform
NOV 7, 2005
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Moot Courtroom (A59)

  • The creation of the International Criminal Court and the Court's place within international criminal law

  • Examining key features of the Court, its current activities, and its relationship with other actors

Speaker Information
Philippe Kirsch
President of the International Criminal Court

Philippe KirschPhilippe Kirsch is widely considered to be a founding father of the International Criminal Court, having been instrumental in its establishment in 1998. He has extensive experience in international humanitarian and criminal law, and in the development of treaties. Mr. Kirsch has served as the legal adviser of the Canadian Foreign Ministry, as Canada's ambassador to the Kingdom of Sweden, and has chaired diplomatic conferences that promulgated several of the most important multilateral treaties in modern times.

Philippe Kirsch is the recipient of this year's Frederick K. Cox International Law Center International Humanitarian Award for Advancing Global Justice
Additional Information
Frederick K. CoxFrederick K. Cox '38
Dedicated Alumnus, Friend and Advisor

The International Law Center was established by the George Gund Foundation in 1991 to generate and disseminate knowledge and understanding about comparative, transnational, and international legal issues. It was renamed in 1994 to honor Frederick K. Cox, president and treasurer of the Gund Foundation for more than 20 years, and a dedicated friend, advisor, law school alumnus, and long-time member of the University’s Board of Trustees. The Center offers courses, special lectures, conferences, visiting faculty and scholars, joint programs with foreign universities, summer internships, and opportunities for foreign study.

Free and open to the public. Reception following lecture.

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