IBA Annual Conference on International Criminal Law: The World in Crisis
4 Feb 2017
Immunities in national and international courts: challenges from current practice
Saturday 4 February (1600 - 1730)
War Crimes Committee
European Regional Forum
2016 has seen some significant cases concerning immunities, including the case of Omar al-Bashir in South Africa and a challenge in the UK courts concerning Special Mission Immunity granted to the Egyptian Army’s Chief of Staff Mahmoud Hegazy. This session will review these and other recent cases and consider the development of law in relation to immunity.