RS 20 events around the world

Stay up to date on all the latest happenings commemorating the 20th anniversary

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Check out what the Court and related Field Offices have planned in Central African Republic, Ivory Coast, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda and Georgia

15-16 February 2018: CICC Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Rome Statute, ICC;  The Hague, the Netherlands

28 February 2018: 14ème conférence trimestrielle de la CI-CPI, Coalition Ivoirienne pour la Cour Pénale Internationale (CI-CPI); Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

15 March 2018: OAS biennial Working Session on the ICC, RS20 and cooperation focus; Washington, DC

9 April 2018: High Level Seminar at the Argentinean Ministry of Foreign Affairs: “The International Criminal Court: 20 years after the adoption of the Rome Statute” (“La Corte Penal Internacional: a veinte años de la adopcion del Estatuto de Roma”); Buenos Aires, Argentina

16 April 2018: "The Significance of the International Criminal Court Celebrating the ICC’s 20th Birthday in the US" panel discussion, AMICC; Columbia University, New York, NY

19 April 2018: “The Crime of Aggression in the 20 years of the Rome Statute,” Ministry of Foreign Affairs Portugal; Lisbon, Portugal

25-26 April 2018: Emerging Trend on Complementarity: Consultation with West African Stakeholders, Africa Legal Aid; Banjul, The Gambia

14-18 May 2018: ICC-NGO roundtables; The Hague, the Netherlands

23 May 2018:  3rd EU Day Against Impunity for genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes - Rome Statute 20: achievements of the EU and the Member States to fight impunity - organised by the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU;  the International Criminal Court, the European Commission, the EU Network for the investigation and prosecution of crimes against humanity, genocide and war crimes (EU Genocide Network), and Eurojust; The Hague, the Netherlands (by invitation only)

25 May 2018: Where do we go from here? The International Criminal Court 20 years after Rome, IHL Talk Humanitatirum, Switzerland; ICRC Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland event video

1 June 2018: The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court at 20: Achievements, Challenges, and the EU’s Contribution to Accountability and Justice, EU Diplomatic Conference 2018; European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EUIC) and the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies; Leuven, Belgium (by invitation only)

7-8 June 2018: High-Level Regional Seminar “The International Criminal Court and South America: Opportunities for cooperation and exchanges of experiences at 20 years of the Rome Statute” Headquarters of the Union of South American Countries (UNASUR); Quito, Republic of Ecuador

12-14 June 2018: "Role of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in delivering justice for mass atrocities" panel discussion, 8th Annual Meeting of the Global Network of R2P Focal Points; Helsinki, Finland (by invitation only)

18-22 June 2018: Summer School on the International Criminal Court, Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI; Galway, Ireland

19 June 2018: : Round table “The 20th Anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute: Achievements and the Way Forward”, organised by The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia, in cooperation with the Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana, and the Slovene Branch of International Law Association, Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana; Poljanski nasip 2, Ljubljana Event tweets

3-4 July 2018: Legislating Peace-From the Outlawry of War to the Crime of Aggression, July 3rd, 2018
14:00-18:00 Peace Palace Library (Historic Reading Room); The Hague, The Netherlands
July 4th, 2018 18:00-21:00, Nieuwe Kerk; Delft, The Netherlands Registration Required

5 July 2018: 20th anniversary of the Rome Statute, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus in cooperation with the Supreme Court and the Attorney-General of the Republic of Cyprus; Nicosia, Cyprus (premises of the Supreme Court) (main speaker will be Mr. Georghios Pikis, former Judge of the ICC. The event will be addressed by the President of the Supreme Court of Cyprus Mr. Myron Nikolatos, the Attorney-General of the Republic of Cyprus  Mr. Costas Clerides and H.E. the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus Mr. Nikos Christodoulides. Legal experts, academics, diplomats and civil society representatives will be invited to attend.)

10 July 2018: 20 Years of the International Criminal Court: An Assessment, organized by the Washington Working Group on the International Criminal Court (WICC), 11:00am-12:30pmRayburn House Office Building 2456; Washington, D.C. Open to the public

10 July 2018: The Rome Statute at 20 years: panel discussion, Panelists: Judge Marc Perrin de Brichambaut, Vice-President, ICC, Fabricio Guariglia, Director of Prosecutions, ICC, Dmytro Suprun, Counsel for the Office of Public Counsel for Victims, ICC, Alix Vuillemin Grendel, Consultant - International Justice Program, Human Rights Watch, Marie O’Leary, Counsel for the Office of Public Counsel for the Defence, ICC; Moderator: Prof. Carsten Stahn, Professor of International Criminal Law and Global Justice, Leiden University; 17.30hrs - 19.30hrs, Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies (Address: Wijnhaven building, Turfmarkt 99, 2511 DP, The Hague Room: 2.02); Please register for this event by sending an email to

16 July 2018: DAY 1 ICC Commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, Mock Trial, Dutch Supreme Court, Hoge Raad der Nederlanden; The Hague, the Netherlands

17 July 2018: 20th anniversary of the Rome Statute: the need for universality and the International Criminal Court’s jurisdiction over the crime of aggression

Interactive panel discussion on the occasion of International Justice Day organized by the Permanent Missions of Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Costa Rica, Cyprus, The Gambia, Republic of Korea, Liechtenstein, the Netherlands, Senegal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Uruguay and the Coalition for the ICC and Parliamentarians for Global Action; 10:00-11:45, UNHQ CR2; New York, NY event video

DAY 2 ICC Commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court

Solemn Hearing and High-level symposium,  08:30-19:00, premises of the International Criminal Court; The Hague, the Netherlands

17-27 July 2018: ICC exhibition “Trauma, Healing and Hope,” (The exhibition tells real stories of survivors, following a path from the moment trauma occurs, including the crimes and their aftermath, living in insecurity, dealing with loss, and steps taken towards healing and hope, including justice and reconciliation. The exhibit features 51 photos by award-winning photographer Marcus Bleasdale, who has spent the past 20 years documenting human rights abuses in many of our situation countries and working with National Geographic and Human Rights Watch, among others.) UNHQ; New York, NY

18 July 2018: Conference on the Twentieth Anniversary of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, co-organized by Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA),  l’Associazione Internazionale di Diritto Penale (AIDP),  and No Peace Without Justice (NPWJ); 10:00 to 19:15, Protomoteca Hall, Campidoglio Rome, Italy 

5-15 August 2018: Twentieth Anniversary Summer Session of SLS ‘Towards an Effective International Criminal Justice System in the Era of The Permanent International Criminal Court – Coordinating and Strengthening Enforcement on National, Regional, and International Levels' (draft title); Salzburg, Austria

22-23 August: Rome Statute Twentieth Anniversary Event, organized by the University of Costa Rica, the Costa Rican Bar Association, the University of Costa Rica, the Costa Rican Association on International Law, and CICC; Costa Rica

September 2018: Seminar on the 20th anniversary and Uruguay’s contribution to the ICC, co-organized by the Uruguayan MFA, the Uruguayan Parliament, PGA and the Trust Fund for Victims; Montevideo, Uruguay

7-8 September 2018: 'Twenty Years of the ICC's Rome Statute: Utopia - Reality - Crisis,' Bluecoat Centre for Contemporary Arts; School Lane, Liverpool, UK

10-11 September: Bled Strategic Forum, Panel “International Criminal Court: 20 Years after Rome – Setting a Path for the Future;” Bled, Slovenia

21-22 September: Women Foreign Ministers' Meeting, RS20 session, co-chaired by EU HRVP Mogherini and Canadian MFA Freeland; Montreal, Canada

8-12 OctoberAsian-African Legal Consultative Organization Fifty-Seventh Annual Session, RS20 side event; Tokyo, Japan

17-18 October: 20th anniversary-focused regional workshop with MPs from Central and South America, co-organized by PGA and the Parliament of Honduras; Tegucigalpa, Honduras

18-21 October:  Salzburg Law School 20th Anniversary Symposion 'The Sound of ICL;’ Salzburg, Austria

19-20 October 2018: "20th Anniversary of the Rome Statute: Law, Justice and Politics", Nuremberg Forum 2018;  Nuremberg, Germany

16-17 November 2018: 10th Consultative Assembly of Parliamentarians on the International Criminal Court and the Rule of Law (CAP-ICC) on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Rome Statute (organised by Parliamentarians for Global Action as its 40th Annual Forum), Parliament of Ukraine, Kiev

21-23 November 2018: “20 ans du Statut de Rome: bilan et perspective,” University of Bordeaux; Bordeaux, France

26 November - 14 December 2018: "Un nouveau regard sur la Cour pénale internationale : les 20 ans du Statut de Rome," Cité internationale des arts,       Paris, France

30 November 2018: "Roundtable: 'Porter un nouveau regard sur la justice pénale internationale. Dialogue entre  juges, artistes, universitaires et opinions publiques',Cité internationale des arts, Paris, France

14 December 2018: "Roundtable: 'Des origines du Statut de Rome à l’avenir de la Cour pénale internationale'," Cité internationale des arts, Paris, France