The International Criminal Court Jurisprudence: Shifting and Consolidating the Paradigmatic Norms

Patricia Viseur Sellers London School of Economics
Date: Monday 17 June
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Where: Melbourne Law School, Room 102, Level 1, 185 Pelham St, Carlton
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The International Criminal Court (ICC) is traversing a critical stage in its evolution. Simultaneously, many stakeholders in international criminal law are questioning their adherence to contemporary developments in the field.

Ms. Sellers is a Visiting Fellow at Kellogg College of the University of Oxford where she teaches international criminal law and human rights law. She is a Practising Professor at London School of Economics and a Senior Research Fellow at the Human Rights Center of the University of California, Berkeley. She was the Legal Advisor for Gender, Acting Head of the Legal Advisory Section and a prosecutor at the Yugoslav (ICTY) Tribunal from 1994 until February 2007 and the Legal Advisor for Gender at the Rwanda Tribunal (ICTR) from 1995-1999. Ms Sellers developed the legal strategies and was a member of the trial teams of Akayesu, Furundzija, and Kunarac. These landmark decisions remain the pre-eminent legal standards for the interpretation of sexual violence as war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide, torture and enslavement.