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PAST EVENTS

Event Series 

CILPA Occasional Papers Presentation: Bringing the African Perspective to the ICC Reform Discussion

December 6, 2023 New York City, USA

Consultants from CILPA’s ICC-Africa Project presented their papers at a side event to the twenty-second session of the Assembly of States Parties organized by CILPA, in collaboration with the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Sierra Leone to the United Nations, with the aim of bringing African perspectives to the ongoing ICC reform discourse .

Necessary Voices, Missed Opportunities?

Strengthening the Engagement of Global South States with the Work of the International Law Commission

October 30, 2023 New York City, USA

CILPA in collaboration with the Permanent Missions of Mexico and Sierra Leone to the United Nations in New York hosted an interactive dialogue on Strengthening the Engagement of Global South States with the work of the International Law Commission on the margins of the International Law Week in New York.

The Current and Future work of the International Law Commission

November 4- 5, 2022 Miami, USA

The Florida International University College of Law (“FIU Law”), together with the CILPA convened a public symposium in Miami to discuss The Current and Future Work of the International Law Commission which was followed by a private  workshop on upcoming ILC topics. Special Rapporteurs represented their work in discussion with panelists from practice and academia.

Role of Regional and International Codification Bodies in the Development of International Law

October 26, 2022  New York City, USA

CILPA in collaboration with the Office of Legal Counsel of the African Union Commission organized an interactive dialogue in New York for members from the AUCIL, CAHDI, and the ILC, along with representatives of States and academia, to engage in a preliminary dialogue  with the view to determining what further collaboration might hold for the further codification and progressive development of regional and international law in Africa and internationally. 

Universal Criminal Jurisdiction: A Key Tool in the Fight Against Impunity for Atrocity Crimes in Ukraine and Beyond?

October 25, 2022 New York City, USA

CILPA and the International Bar Association – hosted by Debevoise & Plimpton LLP – convened an interactive dialogue on Universal Criminal Jurisdiction: A Key Tool in the Fight for Atrocity Crimes in Ukraine and Beyond?, in New York, and online. The discussion reflected a range of perspectives from academia, State representatives, experts from the International Law Commission and global civil society. 

Independent Expert Workshop: Bringing the African Perspective to the ICC Reform Discussion

October 7 - 8, 2022 Freetown, Sierra Leone

CILPA commissioned three independent consultants to conduct research into the experience of African States with the aim of identifying key concerns about the ICC reform process and proposing strategic recommendations to feed into the ongoing ICC reform discourse. Bringing together the consultants and invited legal experts, predominantly based in Africa, the Workshop was a working session with detailed examination of specific themes and provisions identified by the consultants.

Independent Expert Workshop: Draft Rules Of Procedure and the Elements of Crimes for the African Court of Justice and Human and Peoples’ Rights

May 13-14, 2022
The Hague, Netherlands

The Independent expert meeting brought together the legal experts who prepared the first drafts of the Rules of Procedure and the Elements of Crime documents in the ACRI Project , the consultant reviewer, and select expert practitioners with relevant experience in the African Court and issues of international dispute settlement. 

SCSL 20th Anniversary - Commemoration and Formal Opening of the Peace Museum Memorial Garden

January 18, 2022 Freetown, Sierra Leone

On 16 January 2002, the United Nations and the Government of the Republic of Sierra Leone signed an historic agreement providing for the establishment of a Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL). 16 January 2022  marked the twentieth anniversary of this signing and to celebrate this event CILPA and The Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone convened a commemoration.

SCSL LEGACY - The Legacy of the Special Court for Sierra Leone

December 17, 2020 Freetown, Sierra Leone

The purpose of this symposium was to examine, from a national perspective, whether the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL), which was established jointly through an unprecedented bilateral treaty between the United Nations (UN) and the Government of Sierra Leone in January 2002 and completed its work in December 2013, left a legal legacy for the jurisprudence and practice for the nascent and still unsettled field of international criminal law. 

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