IBA Annual Conference Miami 2022

30 Oct - 4 Nov 2022

Rooms 203-205, Level 2

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IBA Showcase: atrocity prevention – from Rwanda to Ukraine, why international law still matters

Wednesday 2 November (0930 - 1230)

Rooms 203-205, Level 2
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This IBA Showcase will focus on the timely and important issue of atrocity prevention and ensuring that those who commit atrocity crimes are brought to justice. The panel discussion will consider issues such as justice through the ICC, universal jurisdiction, the UN Security Council, the Responsibility to Protect principle, and other accountability mechanisms.

The session will also focus on relevant country case studies, including the current war in Ukraine, and attendees will have an opportunity to review, comment, and debate ways of highlighting atrocity crimes to the general public. 

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Mark Ellis International Bar Association, London, England; IBA Executive Director
Professor Leila Sadat International Criminal Court Prosecutor, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA; Member, War Crimes Committee Advisory Board


John Bellinger Arnold & Porter, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Wendy Betts IBA eyeWitness Project, London, England
Judge Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi President of the ICC Assembly of States Parties, The Hague, Netherlands
Sternford Moyo Scanlen & Holderness, Harare, Zimbabwe; IBA President
Michael Scharf Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
David Scheffer Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Chicago, Illinois, USA
David Tolbert Georgetown Law School, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Ambassador Beth Van Schaack US Ambassador-at-Large for Global Criminal Justice, Washington, District of Columbia, USA