The International Criminal Court: Independence in a Context of Interdependence

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November 7, 2005

Speaker: Philippe Kirsch, President of the International Criminal Court

Presented by: Frederick K. Cox International Law Center

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 Philippe 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.

Lecture Series

Frederick K. Cox International Law Center

Subject Headings

International Criminal Court; judicial independence; interconnectedness and International Criminal Court and independence


Case Western Reserve University School of Law

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