On Monday 27th March Paul Bradfield from the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) at the International Criminal Court (ICC) delivered a guest lecture entitled “Understanding the mandate and current cases before the International Criminal Court” to our LL.M./M.A. Human Rights in Criminal Justice masters students. Paul gave an excellent lecture on the mandate for the ICC which is to prosecute the most serious crimes of concern to the international community. Students benefited greatly from the exchange of ideas and gained valuable insights into the jurisdiction and current cases before the ICC. The guest lecture was organised by Dr Ger Coffey Course Director LL.M./M.A. Human Rights in Criminal Justice masters programme.
The ICC is the world’s first permanent international judicial body established since July 2002 with jurisdiction to try individuals accused of some of the most serious international crimes detailed in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and the accompanying Elements of Crimes. These crimes are genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression. The ICC is subject to the principle of complementarity, which means the Court can only exercise its jurisdiction where the State Party of which the accused is a national is unable or unwilling to prosecute.
Pictured: Dr Ger Coffey Course Director LL.M./M.A. Human Rights in Criminal Justice and Paul Bradfield Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court.