The Africa Issue
Is the International Criminal Court (ICC) targeting Africa inappropriately?
The Mass Rape Issue
Can the International Criminal Court (ICC) sustain a conviction for the underlying crime of mass rape without testimony from victims?
The Reparations Issue
What International Criminal Court reparations regime would be most appropriate for addressing mass atrocities and war crimes?
The Prevention Issue
What measures should be taken to maximize the crime prevention impact of the International Criminal Court?
Special Member Debate: The Libya Issue
Should Saif al-Islam Gaddafi be tried by the National Transitional Council of Libya or by the International Criminal Court?
The Oversight Issue
This debate addresses a constitutional issue: What is the proper balance between the independence of the International Criminal Court and the oversight role of the Assembly of States Parties regarding the Court’s administration under Article 112 of the Rome Statute?
The Darfur Issue
What are the obligations of Contracting Parties to the Genocide Convention to implement arrest warrants for genocide issued by the ICC, and of African Union State Parties to implement ICC arrest warrants generally?
The Gaza Jurisdiction Issue
Does the Prosecutor of the ICC have the authority to open an investigation into alleged crimes committed in the 2008-2009 Gaza conflict?
Special Video & Debate: The Universality Lecture
Lecture by Invited Expert Helen Stacy
Is universal state participation in the ICC system desirable and, if so, how could that be achieved?
This online debate, online course, and the associated lectures are products of a collaboration between UCLA School of Law; the Stanford Program on Human Rights; and Stanford’s Division of International, Comparative & Area Studies. The collaborators are grateful to Sanela Diana Jenkins for her generous support.
Special Video & Debate: The Peace Lecture
Lecture by Invited Expert William R. Pace
To what extent can the ICC advance peace around the world?
Special Video & Debate: The Victims Lecture
Lecture by Invited Expert Carla Ferstman
Assuming that the ICC chooses to retain victim participation in its processes, how can victims’ representation at the ICC be improved and victims’ rights be protected?
Special Video & Debate: The Arrest Lecture
Lecture by Invited Expert David Scheffer
What steps can and should the ICC take to secure the arrest and surrender of indictees?
Special Video & Debate: The Efficiency Lecture
Lecture by Invited Expert M. Cherif Bassiouni
In what ways could the ICC’s bureaucracy, finances, judicial election process, and relationship with the States Parties be reformed to increase its efficiency as an instrument for international justice?
Special Video & Debate: The Deterrence Lecture
Lecture by Invited Expert James D. Fearon
To what extent is the deterrence of mass atrocities an attainable goal of the ICC?
Special Video & Debate: The Security Council Lecture
Lecture by Invited Expert Richard Dicker
How should the relationship between the International Criminal Court and the United Nations Security Council be changed, if at all, to advance international justice?
Special Video & Debate: Politics and International Justice
Lecture by Invited Experts Richard Steinberg and Helen Stacy
To what extent should the ICC Office of the Prosecutor consider or engage in politics to advance international justice?