Often the ICC and the ad hoc tribunals, such as those established for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia, are conflated. Hamilton will talk about the novel features of the ICC compared to previous efforts at international justice, the challenges that the Court raises to business-as-usual in international relations, and the difficulties this new institution faces in attempting to live up to the ideal those who created the Court envisaged.
Rebecca Hamilton is a Fellow at the Open Society Institute and a Visiting Fellow at the National Security Archives, currently working on a book that investigates the impact of advocacy on Darfur policy. In the process of her research, she has conducted over 120 interviews with those involved in Sudan policy within the U.N., African Union, Arab League, and U.S. government. She has traveled to Darfur twice in the past few months. After she graduated from Harvard Law School and the Kennedy School with a J.D. and a Masters in Public Policy, she went to work as the Special Assistant to the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. Her writing has appeared in publications including The New Republic, The International Herald Tribune, Foreign Policy, and Foreign Affairs.
Pizza will be served.