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After the International Criminal Court (ICC) opened its doors on 1 July 2002, it soon faced criticism from various directions. From the African corner, allegations of neo-colonialism became widespread, especially after the ICC issued an arrest warrant against the Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir in 2009. In his research, Res Schürch investigates whether the ICC, and more specifically the Rome Statute, promotes legal neo-colonialism. He does this from a historical and legal perspective.

Event details of The International Criminal Court and legal neo-colonialism
Date 13 April 2016
Time 10:00 -11:00
Location Agnietenkapel
Room Location

R.J. Schürch: The International Criminal Court at the Mercy of Powerful States. How the Rome Statute Promotes Legal Neo- Colonialism.


Prof. H.G. van der Wilt


Room Location

Oudezijds Voorburgwal 229 - 231
1012 EZ Amsterdam


This event is open to the public.