International Conference ‘Is the Future of International Criminal Law Domestic?’
The International Nuremberg Principles Academy, jointly with the Genocide Network Secretariat hosted by Eurojust is organising an international conference entitled ‘Is the Future of International Criminal Law Domestic?’ from 12 to 14 May 2022. The conference is currently planned as an in-person conference held in the historic East Wing of the Palace of Justice in Nuremberg with hybrid elements for those speakers who are unable to attend in person due to the pandemic situation.
The objective of the conference is to reflect on a postulation of the first Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Luis Moreno Ocampo, raised already in 2003, stating that the ICC will be at its most successful when it has no cases because national authorities are handling them. What does this mean, twenty years after the ICC’s establishment? Have domestic prosecutions proven to be a viable alternative?