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GRC HAS BEEN INVITED TO PRESENT AT THREE KEY EVENTS DURING THIS YEAR’S ICC ASSEMBLY OF STATE PARTIES

2-4 December 2019, World Forum, The Hague

We are pleased announce that GRC has been invited to present at three key events during this year’s ICC Assembly of State Parties.

 

Panel Discussion on Sexual Violence: Monday 2 December 2019, at Oceania Room 2, from 13.15-14.45 hrs

On Monday, 2 December 2019, GRC’s Managing Partner, Wayne Jordash QC, will be a panelist at a side event on “The Hague Principles of Sexual Violence – Translating the lived experience of sexual violence survivors into law and policy”. Wayne will discuss the “Call it what it is” campaign, which calls on the collective strength of civil society to give conflict-related sexual violence survivors a voice on what makes violence “sexual”. In particular, Wayne will discuss how the International Criminal Law Guidelines, of which GRC contributed to the drafting of, will inform international law practitioners, including at the ICC.

This event is co-hosted by Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, Finland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Norway, the Republic of Korea, Romania, Senegal, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Uruguay and Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice (WIGJ).

 

GRC’s BIS App Event: Tuesday 3 December 2019, at Oceania Room 2 at from 18:15-19:45 hrs

This year a GRCs BIS App side-event: Technology and 21st Century Fact-Finding: Setting & Systematizing Standards for International Criminal Investigations, has been sponsored by Liechtenstein, by way of Ambassador Christian Wenaweser. The event will be held on Tuesday 3 December 2019 at 18:15-19:45 in Oceania room 2 jointly with Berkeley Human Rights Center who will be presenting their International Protocol on Open Source Investigations.  The BIS App and Open Protocol will provide information on the most up-to-date tools available to systematize the approach to evidence collection in criminal investigations.

 

Panel Discussion on Starvation as a War Crime: Wednesday 4 December 2019, at Europe Room 1 & 2, from 18.15-19.45 hrs

GRC is co-hosting another event, on Wednesday, 4 December 2019, with the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland, focussing on the Swiss proposal to amend the Rome Statute to include Starvation as a War Crime in a NIAC. An impressive panel is being designed with Emmy and Pulitzer Award winning front-line journalist Jane Ferguson joining to offer a field perspective on starvation from the conflicts in Yemen and South Sudan.

 

GRC is delighted to be a part of these events on the side-lines of the ICC ASP 2019. To attend these events please register with the ASP directly or contact nirikshasanghvi@globalrightscompliance.co.uk for assistance, stating your name and organisation or affiliation by 26 November 2019. We look forward to seeing you there!

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