Professor Charles Jalloh speaks at the International Criminal Court in The Hague

Professor Charles Jalloh speaks at the International Criminal Court in The Hague

FIU Law Visiting Associate Professor Charles C. Jalloh was one of only two academic scholars who were invited to speak during the first-ever interactive panel among the 122 member states in the 11-year history of the permanent International Criminal Court (ICC). The historic special segment, which lasted five and half hours with approximately 36 countries participating, was requested by the African Union and entitled “Indictment of Sitting Heads of State and Government and its Consequences on Peace and Stability and Reconciliation.” Professor Jalloh was nominated by the group of African States as a “recognized expert on the relationship between Africa and the ICC.” Other panelists were Ambassador Rolf Einar Fife (Norway); Ms. Djeneba Diarra, African Union Commission Acting Legal Counsel; Honorable Mr. Githu Muigai, Attorney General of Kenya; and Professor Cherif Bassiouni, chairman of the Drafting Committee of the 1998 Rome UN Diplomatic Conference which established the ICC. The moderator was the first President of the Assembly, H.R.H. Prince Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein of Jordan, who is also that country’s Ambassador to the United Nations. Read the press release, the official summary about the meeting and news reports here, here, and here.

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