Dear Friends of the Committee,
International criminal law continues to evolve, often in rapid and transformative bursts. Just recently, Karim Khan, the International Criminal Court Prosecutor, announced the potential for prosecuting acts of cyber warfare as crimes under the Rome Statute. Meanwhile, the civil justice system in the Democratic Republic of Congo held one of its first trials for serious crimes, resulting in the conviction of a militiaman for crimes against humanity committed during the 2017 Kamuina Nsapu armed insurrection. Additionally, Swiss legal authorities have indicted Algeria’s former military chief for suspected crimes against humanity related to the country’s 1990s civil war – the highest-level military official ever set to be tried under universal jurisdiction laws.
We have a robust year of programming planned. We are excited to announce our submission to the 2023 Year in Review will focus on Tigray, Iran, and Myanmar. Our Committee continues to keep you informed through our webinars. We welcome your participation.
Co-Chairs, International Criminal Law Committee
Regina Paulose and Tim Franklin