Panel Discussion "Benchmarking in International Criminal Justice: Feasibility or Fiction?"

 

During the 20th session of the Assembly of States Parties (ASP) to the Rome Statute, the International Nuremberg Principles Academy (Nuremberg Academy) and the Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (Hiil), are organizing a panel discussion on "Benchmarking in International Criminal Justice: Feasibility or Fiction?".

The panel discussion will take place on 7 December 2021 from 1.00 p.m. – 2.30 p.m. (CET) as a Zoom meeting. The first part of the panel discussion will reflect on the Nuremberg Academy and Hiil’s project throughout 2018 and 2021.

It will highlight the project objectives, achievements, and limitations. The second part of the symposium will look at the relevance of this project to the broader question of effectiveness, efficiency, and the International Criminal Court (ICC)’s work, and the Independent Expert Review’s recommendations in reflecting on the key performance indicators and wider debate of goal setting and tangible results displayed in the field of ICL but also wider debate in international criminal justice.

The core question for the second part of the symposium is to dissect further challenges related to benchmarking in international criminal justice and ICL and highlight ways forward towards addressing these challenges. After interventions from the podium, the floor will be opened for questions.

Opening Remarks:

Dr. Cyrill Jean Nunn, Ambassador of Germany to the Kingdom of the Netherlands (tbc)

Part 1: Nuremberg Benchmarks for International Criminal Justice

  • Klaus Rackwitz, Director, International Nuremberg Principles Academy (Nuremberg Academy)
  • Dr. Sam Muller, CEO, The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (Hiil)

Part 2: Situating the relevance of the project in the current ICL contemporary debates

  • Judge Ivana Hrdlickova, President, Special Tribunal for Lebanon?
  • Carolina Maria Fernandez Opazo, Vice-Chairperson, CBF, ICC (tbc)
  • Dr. Marieke Wierda, transitional justice expert
  • Dr. Juan Botero, former consultant, World Justice Project (World Bank)

Moderator: Dr. Sam Muller, CEO, Hiil

Please register here to participate.

You can also watch the event as live stream on the YouTube channel of the Nuremberg Academy