Why are relations between the International Criminal Court (ICC) and African states so tense? There are a range of legal and political reasons for the confusion and uneasy interaction between these two entities. Dr. Charles Chernor Jalloh will speak about these issues and possible solutions in a RWI and Association of Foreign Affairs (UPF) joint lecture at 19.00 on March 13th.
The lecture will reflect on the political and legal issues that shape the relationship between the International Criminal Court (ICC) and Africa. From a foreign policy perspective, Sweden has been a staunch supporter of the ICC. It has expressed disappointment that states from Africa and elsewhere have refused to arrest and surrender individuals subject to arrest warrants and called for a global dialogue on the way the ICC can be assisted to fulfil its mandate.
About the Speaker
Dr. Charles C. Jalloh is the Fulbright Lund Distinguished Chair in Public International Law (2018-2019) at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute and in the Lund University Faculty of Law, Sweden. He is a professor of law at Florida International University, Miami, USA, and a member of the International Law Commission where he was the Chair of the Drafting Committee for the Seventieth (2018) Session.
Professor Jalloh has published widely in leading scholarly journals and with academic presses and was honoured with the FIU Top Scholar Award in 2015 and the FIU Senate Faculty Award for Excellence in Research in 2018. He is founding editor of the African Journal of Legal Studies and the African Journal of International Criminal Justice. In Lund, his research focuses on the nature, scope and limits of the principle of universal jurisdiction in international law.
Where: Lunds universitet Odeum, Paradisgatan 4, Lund
When: March 13th 19.00
Price: Free entrance for all UPF members
Students: 40 SEK
Non-students: 50 SEK
Note: Please be in time. By recommendation of the university’s security service we will not let you in after the event has started.
We look forward to seeing you there!