Volume I, s.1 The Path to Rome and Beyond, 2 Drafting History and Further Developments, Ch.2.3 Reaching Agreement at the Rome Conference
Philippe Kirsch, Darryl Robinson
Edited By: Professor Antonio Cassese, Professor Paola Gaeta, Mr John R.W.D. Jones
On 15 June 1998, delegates from around the world gathered at the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) building in Rome for the commencement of a five-week Diplomatic Conference on the establishment of an International Criminal Court (ICC). 1 As diplomats, ministers, legal experts, observers, advocates, UN staff, and media representatives crowded into the corridors and conference rooms of the FAO, the atmosphere was at the same time both excited and apprehensive. The excitement was not surprising, as this Conference offered the hope of achieving agreement on an...