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Can peace and justice co-exist? “International Criminal Law at the Crossroads” with James Stewart, Deputy Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court and Richard Dicker, Director of International Justice for Human Rights Watch

January 22, 2015

TORONTO, ON — Media are invit­ed to attend “Inter­na­tion­al Crim­i­nal Law at the Cross­roads,” an inti­mate con­ver­sa­tion with Cana­di­an James Stew­art, Deputy Pros­e­cu­tor of the Inter­na­tion­al Crim­i­nal Court, togeth­er with Richard Dick­er, Direc­tor of Inter­na­tion­al Jus­tice for Human Rights Watch.

More than 10 years after the ICC began hear­ing cas­es, two of the world’s most promi­nent inter­na­tion­al lawyers will dis­cuss the Court’s suc­cess­es and ongo­ing chal­lenges. James Stew­art and Richard Dick­er will address the juris­dic­tion­al lim­i­ta­tions that impede the Court’s engage­ment in Syr­ia, raise the inves­tiga­tive chal­lenges faced in Kenya, explore whether the Court pro­motes “victor’s jus­tice” or “selec­tive jus­tice,” and debate whether peace and jus­tice can co-exist.

WHAT:                       Inter­na­tion­al Crim­i­nal Law at the Cross­roads – a con­ver­sa­tion  

WHEN:                      Jan­u­ary 29, 2015 — 6 pm to 8 pm

WHERE:                   Camp­bell Con­fer­ence Facil­i­ty, 1 Devon­shire Place,  Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to

ADMISSION:            $10 / Free for U of T stu­dents. Reg­is­tra­tion required.

Inter­na­tion­al Crim­i­nal Law at the Cross­roads will be mod­er­at­ed by Assis­tant Crown Attor­ney Rita Maxwell and is pre­sent­ed by the Inter­na­tion­al Human Rights Pro­gram (IHRP) at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to Fac­ul­ty of Law, Human Rights Watch, and the Munk School for Glob­al Affairs.

SEATING is lim­it­ed. Please RSVP your atten­dance to:


For fur­ther event infor­ma­tion, con­tact:

Renu Mand­hane
Direc­tor, Inter­na­tion­al Human Rights Pro­gram
Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to