Tuesday, April 10, 2012

April 19 in New York: Ambassador Rapp on the Lubanga Verdict and its Impact US-ICC Relations

Ambassador Stephen J. Rapp

The Columbia University Institute for the Study of Human Rights will present a major speech on April 19 by US Ambassador-at-Large for Global Criminal Justice Stephen J. Rapp, one of the most senior government officials dealing with international justice policy.

When: Thursday, April 19, 2012, 12:10 - 1:10 pm

Where: Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, Room 102, 435 West 116th Street, New York

Who: Free and open to the public. No RSVP required. Lunch will be provided.

Ambassador Rapp will discuss the conviction of the ICC’s first defendant, Thomas Lubanga Dyilo and what it means for the ICC and the evolving US relationship with the world’s first permanent international criminal tribunal. Lubanga was convicted for the war crime of enlisting and using child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Ambassador Rapp is a former US Attorney and international prosecutor at the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and the Special Court for Sierra Leone. He won the first convictions in history for recruitment and use of child soldiers.

Thomas Lubanga Dyilo
Following his speech, Ambassador Rapp will answer questions to be moderated by AMICC Convener John Washburn. For more details, visit AMICC.org.

Co-sponsored by the Columbia Society of International Law and the Human Rights Institute.

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