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The Failures and Future of the International Criminal Court

  • When
  • March 14, 2019
    1:30–7:00 p.m. (EDT)
  • Where
  • Open Society Foundations–New York
    224 West 57th Street
    New York, NY 10019
    United States of America
  • Speakers
  • James A. Goldston, Phil Clark, Jennifer Trahan, and Maina Kiai
The Failures and Future of the International Criminal Court (March 14, 2019)

The International Criminal Court in The Hague is facing fundamental questions about its performance at every level. Is it time for reform? And if so, what needs to be done, and how? 

Join us for a discussion with Phil Clark, author of a new book on the International Criminal Court's troubled relations in Africa. In Distant Justice: The Impact of the International Criminal Court on African Politics, he urges a major rethink about how the International Criminal Court operates, especially in the Global South.


  • James A. Goldston


    James A. Goldston is the executive director of the Open Society Justice Initiative.

  • Phil Clark


    Phil Clark is a reader in comparative and international politics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

  • Jennifer Trahan


    Jennifer Trahan is a clinical professor at NYU’s Center for Global Affairs.

  • Maina Kiai


    Maina Kiai, Scholar-in-Residence at the Ted Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice, CUNY School of Law.

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