To commemorates the tenth Anniversary of the International Criminal Court (ICC), world leaders, including international Criminal legal practitioners will converge at a special workshop in Nuremberg, Germany as part of the activities marking the Tenth Anniversary of the International Criminal Court (ICC) under the theme: “Through the Lens of Nuremberg: The International Criminal Court at its Tenth Anniversary”.
Among the resource persons who are expected to speak at the workshop includes Ghanaian veteran broadcast journalist Mr. Roberts Kojo Mensah, who served with the UN Radio in Liberia as the Chief of Radio for the past 10 years and currently occupying the position as the Africa Director for Wayamo Communication Foundation, Madam Bettina Ambach, Course Director, Wayamo Communication Foundation and Ms Janet Anderson from the Institute for War and Peace Reporting.
Speaking to vibeghana.com in Accra before departing to Nuremberg, Germany, Kojo Mensah believed the conference will focus on the role of the Nuremberg principles in the development of international criminal law and how these principles’ claim of universality can be furthered.
He added that the ICC’s 10th anniversary is a symbolic milestone that will be celebrated throughout 2012 by all actors involved in the fight against impunity for grave crimes. It is an opportunity to reflect upon the tremendous achievements made in the field of international criminal justice in the past 10 years, as well as a reminder of the urgency for all states committed to justice to ensure continued support for human justice.
Other speakers include experts on the Nuremberg trials, representatives from the ICC and other international courts and tribunals, the African Union and Arab League, and a number of renowned international criminal law experts from academia, government and civil society.
The participants will be taking through series of presentation that borders on the Information needed and misconceptions about the International Criminal Court Justice. Other topical presentation to be discussed during the workshop would include “Key stages of Criminal trials before International Court, The Golden Rule of Court Reporting and how to cover the ICC in a factual, balance and responsible manner”.