Side Event on Complementarity During ICC ASP 10th Session:
WHERE: North Lawn Building, Conference Room A (1st floor) at the United Nations in New York, NY
WHEN: Friday 16 December 2011, 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm
(Light lunch and refreshments will be served from 1:00 pm – 1:15 pm outside the conference room)
This side event will feature a panel discussion on the options for the way forward in bolstering the principle of complementarity. Key issues to be explored include, but are not limited to: how trials for serious crimes can contribute to rebuilding rule of law; ending impunity for Rome Statute crimes; strengthening respect for rule of law; how justice sector reform supports conditions for processing mass crimes; and the roles of development and rule of law actors within these processes. These topics will be of importance to the ASP 10th session, and to discussions around the International Criminal Court. This discussion will also highlight and explain the principal findings of the Greentree II event titled “Supporting Complementarity at the National Level: An Integrated Approach to Rule of Law,” which took place on 7–9 December 2011.
H.E. Mr. Christian Friis Bach, Minister for Development Cooperation of Denmark
H.E. Mr. Andries Nel, MP, Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development of South Africa
Mr. David Tolbert, President, International Center for Transitional Justice (Moderator)
H.E. Ms. Tiina Intelmann, Incoming President of the Assembly of States Parties
Mr. Jordan Ryan, Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administrator of UNDP and Director of the Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery of UNDP
A short discussion from the floor will follow the panel presentations.