Ten Years On, Reflections on the Impact of the Rome Statute



July 1, 2012 marked the 10th anniversary of the International Criminal Court (ICC). On this day in 2002, the Rome Statute entered into force to establish the world’s first permanent, international criminal tribunal.

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To mark this milestone, we look back on the ICC’s first decade, and look ahead to the future of the first major international institution of the 21st century. For an insider’s perspective, we invited ICC Judge Silvia Fernandez de Gurmendi to speak with us for ICTJ’s latest podcast. Judge Fernandez, an Argentinan lawyer and diplomat, is also a visiting professor at the American University Washington College of Law’s Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law.