Sanctions Against the International Criminal Court: Constitutional and International Law Issues

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Zoom Webinar


Leila N. Sadat
James Carr Professor of International Criminal Law, Washington University School of Law

Milena Sterio
The Charles R. Emrick Jr. - Calfee Halter & Griswold Professor of Law, CSU Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Stephen J. Rapp 
Distinguished Fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Center for Prevention of Genocide and Senior Fellow of Practice at the Center for Law, Ethics and Armed Conflict at Oxford University; former Ambassador-at-Large, Office of Global Criminal Justice, U.S. Department of State  

Gabor Rona
Professor of Practice, Cardozo School of Law

Scarlet Kim

Gregory Magarian
Thomas and Karole Green Professor of Law, Washington University School of Law (moderator)

In June 2020, the Trump Administration announced a new sanctions regime against International Criminal Court officials on national security law grounds; in September 2020, the Administration designated for sanctions two high-level ICC officials, including Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda.  The sanctions regime has been challenged in U.S. federal court by two different lawsuits, in New York and in California.  In addition, the sanctions regime has provoked a sharp rebuke by the ICC itself, as well as by several other countries, international organizations, and NGOs. This panel discussion will focus on the sanctions regime which the Trump Administration imposed against ICC officials, as well as against those who provide material assistance to the court.  Panelists will discuss the ongoing litigation brought against the Trump Administration on First and Fifth Amendment grounds in two different federal circuits.  Panelists will also analyze both constitutional as well as international law and policy issues that are implicated by the current sanctions regime.  

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Co-Sponsored by the American Branch of the International Law Association- ICC Committee;
AALS National Security Law Section; 
American Society of International Law, International Courts and Tribunals Interest Group



Category: Faculty, General, Public Lectures

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