Studiedag "Van Rome tot Kampala, de eerste twee amendementen van het Statuut van Rome" - Programma

9.00 - 9.30Welcoming the participants
9.30Welcome speech by Benjamin GOES (Chancellery of the Prime Minister - Legar Advisor)
9.35Welcome speech by the Belgian Vice-Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier REYNDERS

1st session: Amendment relating to the crime of aggression

Session Chairperson: Prof. Olivier CORTEN (Université Libre de Bruxelles)

9.45Definition and elements of the crime, and their entry into forceProf. Eric DAVID (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
10.15“Understandings”, general principles and their entry into forceProf. Cedric RYNGAERT (Catholic University Leuven / University Utrecht)
11.20Coffee break
11.40Exercise of jurisdiction + entry into force of the mechanismStefan BARRIGA (Minister - Deputy Permanent Representative of Liechtenstein at the UN)
13.00 - 14.30Complimentary Lunch (provided by the FPS Foreign Affairs)

2nd session: Amendment relating to War Crimes

Session Chairperson: Gérard DIVE (Ministry of Justice - Head of the International Humanitarian Law Unit)

14.30History of negotiations: from Rome to Kampala and the future; the procedure for drafting the amendments, where we stand todayPaul RIETJENS (Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Director General of Legal Affairs)
15.45Coffee break
16.00Definition - elements of the crime – entry into force – resolutionAnne-Marie LA ROSA (ICRC – Advisory Service)
17.15Closing address by the Belgian Vice-Prime Minister and Minister of Social Affairs and Public Health Laurette ONKELINX
17.20Closing remarks by the Session Chairperson