THIRD THURSDAY GLOBAL ISSUES FORUMS
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THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT: Advancing the Global Rule of Law
Ellen J. Kennedy, Ph.D., Executive Director & Sarah L.S. Erickson, J.D.,
Benjamin B. Ferencz Fellow in Human Rights & Law,
World Without Genocide at Mitchell Hamline School of Law
In 2002, the International Criminal Court (ICC) began operating in The Hague, Netherlands, with the mandate to prosecute genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and aggression perpetrated by individuals anywhere. This is the world’s first permanent court with this mandate. The US had a prominent role in the creation of the ICC, but has not signed the Rome Statute, the document that provides for the creation of the ICC.
This program is sponsored by CGS-MN, and co-sponsored by Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers, United Nations Association, MN, and World Without Genocide at Mitchell Hamline School of Law.
HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCACY AT THE UNITED NATIONS
Jennifer Prestholdt, Karen Evans, & Mark Petty
The Advocates for Human Rights
In March 2017, The Advocates for Human Rights led a delegation to conduct human rights advocacy before the United Nations. The speakers will discuss their experiences traveling to Geneva to advocate before the Human Rights Council, and will describe how they used UN human rights mechanisms to enforce international legal standards related to women’s rights, the death penalty, torture, racial discrimination, and the rights of persons with disabilities, as well as the impact of their work on domestic foreign laws and practices.
This program is sponsored by CGS-MN, and co-sponsored by Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers, United Nations Association, MN, and The Advocates for Human Rights.
Transforming the United Nations System: Designs for a Workable World
by Dr. Joseph E. Schwartzberg
Distinguished International Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota and long-time CGS-MN Board Member