Next month, Windsor Law will virtually welcome the president of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji, as he delivers the George M. Duck Lecture: a lecture series dedicated to the memory of community activist and successful businessperson George M. Duck.
President Eboe-Osuji’s talk, entitled “International Criminal Court — an Indispensable Instrument of Accountability for the Gravest International Crimes,” will touch on his experiences as judge and president of the ICC, located in the Hague, Netherlands.
“Judge Eboe-Osuji has had an eventful presidency, to say the least,” says dean of law Christopher Waters. “We are delighted to have this esteemed jurist visiting with us to discuss the court’s work in responding to genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and aggression.”
Eboe-Osuji has served as judge of the ICC since March 2012, and he is the court’s president and judge of the Appeals Division since 2018. Prior to joining the ICC, he was the legal advisor to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, during which time he anchored the High Commissioner’s interventions in cases involving human rights questions and led the writing of amicus curiae submissions to the European Court of Human Rights and the United States Supreme Court. He also practiced and taught law in Canada for several years.
Eboe-Osuji served as principal appeals counsel for the prosecution in the Charles Taylor Case at the Special Court for Sierra Leone, and has held several posts at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, including head of chambers and lead prosecution trial counsel.
This virtual lecture, which will be delivered over Microsoft Teams at noon Sept. 16, is open to the public, but advance registration is required at attend.com/WLDuckLecture.