Limited Seating Event: Special Invitation for ACUNS members
ACUNS-OEF Global Governance breakfast seminar,
Saturday 19th March, 8:30am-10:00am
David Bosco* will present his recent Global Governance paper, “Palestine in The Hague: Justice, Geopolitics, and the International Criminal Court.” We will be meeting at the Hyatt Regency just across the street from the main conference hotel. Breakfast will be served between 8:30 and 9:00 followed by our program from 9:00–10:00.
The seminar will be chaired by Professor Ramesh Thakur, Editor-in-Chief Global Governance, The Australian National University
RSVP: If interested, please contact Roberta Spivak, Managing Editor, Global Governance, at [email protected] RSVPs are required because seating is limited.
*Abstract and bio:
Palestine’s request that the International Criminal Court investigate crimes allegedly committed by Israel on its territory presents the court with a major investigative and institutional challenge. To this point, the ICC has generally avoided situations where major powers strongly oppose court involvement. The prosecution’s cautious selection of situations has in turn allowed for an accommodation between skeptical major powers and the court. An investigation in Palestine, which the United States and other major powers would oppose, could unsettle that fragile truce. This article considers how the situation in Palestine came before the court and analyzes several options available to the ICC prosecutor.
David Bosco is assistant professor at American University’s School of International Service. He is author of Rough Justice: The International Criminal Court in a World of Power Politics 2014 and Five to Rule Them All: The UN Security Council and the Making of the Modern World 2009. He is also a regular contributor to Foreign Policy magazine.