ICC Legal Analysis and Education Project

WCRO Reports on Early Issues Before the International Criminal Court

In 2007 the WCRO launched a new initiative, the ICC Legal Analysis and Education Project, aimed at producing public, impartial, legal analyses of critical issues raised by the Court’s early decisions. This project has benefited from the insights of an Advisory Committee comprised of the following experts in international law:

  • Siri Frigaard, Chief Public Prosecutor for the Norwegian National Authority for Prosecution of Organized and Other Serious Crimes;
  • Justice Richard Goldstone, former Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and Rwanda (ICTR);
  • Justice Unity Dow, Commissioner of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), member of the ICJ's Executive Committee and former judge of the Botswana High Court;
  • Chief Justice Phillip Rapoza of the Massachusetts Appeals Court and former Chief International Judge serving as Coordinator of the Special Panels for Serious Crimes in East Timor;
  • Juan Mendez, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment and former Special Advisor on Prevention to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court;
  • until her appointment as head of the United Nations Independent Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza Conflict, Judge Mary McGowan Davis, former Acting New York State Supreme Court Judge and Board Member of the International Judicial Academy and the American Association for the International Commission of Jurists;
  • until his election as a judge to the Appeals Chamber of the ICC in December 2007, Daniel Nsereko, University of Botswana Professor of International Law and former Uganda Government Delegate to the Assembly of States Parties to the Statute of the International Criminal Court;
  • until her appointment as Co-Chair of the American Society of International Law Task Force on US Policy toward the ICC in the fall of 2008, Judge Patricia Wald, former Judge of the ICTY;
  • until her appointment as International Reserve Judge of the Pre-Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) in February 2009, Judge Florence Mumba, former Judge of the Supreme Court of Zambia and former judge of the ICTY;
  • and until her appointment as Deputy, Office of War Crimes Issues for the U.S. Department of State in October 2009, Diane Orentlicher, WCL Professor and former Special Counsel, Open Society Justice Initiative.

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