The International Criminal Court’s Deputy Prosecutor
Mr. James Stewart
reflecting on “The ICC: from noble ideal to practical reality”.
Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 7 pm., Print Media Lounge, Kurfürsten-Anlage 52-60, Heidelberg
The International Criminal Court (ICC) was established in 2002 to investigate and prosecute individuals accused of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. In this keynote address, James Stewart will discuss the origins of the court and its mandate of bringing perpetrators of the most serious crimes to justice. Drawing on his vast personal experience as part of the ad hoc tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, Mr. Stewart will also explore the evolving international criminal legal system and its role in the ongoing pursuit of peace, justice, and human dignity.
Prior to joining the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the ICC, Mr. Stewart worked as General Counsel in the Crown Law Office within the Ministry of the Attorney General, in Toronto. Before this, he served as Senior Trial Attorney in the OTP at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR); as Chief of Prosecutions in the OTP at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY); and as Senior Appeals Counsel and then Chief of the Appeals and Legal Advisory Division in the OTP at the ICTR.