Judge Patrick Robinson, Judge of the International Court of Justice and former President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) will discuss the 70 year evolution of international criminal law since the Nuremberg trials described as “the greatest trial in history” to the case against Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo. In March 2016, Bemba, a citizen from the Democratic Republic of Congo was convicted of five counts of murder, rape and pillaging, amounting to war crimes and crimes against humanity. Heralded as the first conviction for crimes of sexual violence at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, the case marks the first time that the concept of command responsibility has been used by the ICC.
Judge Robinson is a Judge of the International Court of Justice. He was the former President of the ICTY and presided over the trial of Slobodan Milosevic, the former Yugoslavia president and first former head of state to be tried for war crimes.
The Master of Science in Social Policy (MSSP) program is co-sponsoring this lecture with Penn Law.