Strengthening the rule-of-law and national justice in order to ensure complementarity and cooperation

in the context of the Rome Statute

Public Conference on the topic “Strengthening the rule-of-law and national justice in order to ensure complementarity and cooperation in the context of the Rome Statute”



Moderation: Gisela Elsner, KAS-Representative Rule-of-Law Programme Latin America

08.30 h Registration of participants

09.00 h Welcome remarks by Andrea E. Ostheimer de Sosa

09.15 h The Kampala Review conference and its stock-taking exercise – Where do we stand?

Esteban Peralta- Losilla, Chief Counsel Support Section, International Criminal Court Salvador Herencia, Advocate, Peru

Betty Bigombe, Peace Negotiator LRA, Uganda

09.45 h Challenges for national justice systems in Latin America – how to comply with international obligations?

Ezequiel Malarino, Universidad de Belgrano, Buenos Aires/Argentina

Héctor Olásolo, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands

10.15 h Challenges for national justice in situation and non-situation countries – the need for internal reform and external support

Carine Bapita Buyangandu, Victim Defence Lubanga Trial, The Hague, The Netherlands

Lievin Ngondji Ongombe Taluhata, President of the Association ‘Culture for Freedom and Justice’, Kinshasa, RD Congo

Henry Onoria, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Makerere University

Chacha Bhoke Murungu, Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria

11.30 h Discussion

12. 00 h Lunch at the restaurant ‘New Concept’ at the Residence Palace

13.00 h How to strengthen the rule-of-law in developing countries in order to ensure compliance with the Rome Statute?

Moderation: Kai Ambos, Professor, University of Göttingen

Panel: Francisco Javier Donde, Senior Researcher, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Penales (México)

José Luis Guzmán, Professor, Universidad de Valparaíso, Chile

Xavier-Jean Keita, Principal Counsel, Office of Public Counsel for Defence, ICC

Bonita Meyersfeld, Wits School of Law, Centre for Applied Legal Studies

Wilfred Nderitu, Lead Defence Counsel at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) Nairobi, Kenya

14.00 h Discussion

15.00 h Summary and closing remarks

15.30 h Coffee, Tea and Cake at the Residence Palace


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Residence Palace Brussels, Salle Polak


Miriam Fischer

Miriam Fischer

Leiterin des Auslandsbüros Malaysia +603 7660 4408 / +603 7660 4409



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