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Invited speaker for Panel 1: An Overview of the Issues Involved in Prosecuting Conflict-Related Sexual Violence.
Title: The Bemba Case and Rape at the ICC
Abstract: The ICC's judgment in the case of Jean-Pierre Bemba-Gombo on 21 March 2016 has been broadly hailed as a landmark for the prosecution of sexual violence in the context of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Mr. Bemba was the first person to be convicted of rape as a Rome Statute crime, as well as the first person charged by any international criminal tribunal with the rape of male victims. The Trial Chamber's annunciation of the applicable legal elements presents a timely opportunity to review the possibilities and limitations of the legal definition of rape as an international crime.
Conference with ICTY Chief Prosecutor and CUHK Law Visiting Professor (honorary) Serge Brammertz. Key note speech by ICC Judge Christine Van den Wyngaert