January 29, 2024

Addressing Cyber-Related Crimes Under the Rome Statute: CGA's Jennifer Trahan Presents at the International Criminal Court in The Hague

Jennifer Trahan, a clinical professor at the Center for Global Affairs, had the honor of recently presenting at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, as part of a conference entitled "Addressing cyber-related crimes under the Rome Statute system." The conference, which was held on January 22, 2024, featured over 100 participants, including cybersecurity and technology company officials, and was co-sponsored by the International Criminal Court's Office of the Prosecutor and Microsoft.

Trahan presented on the findings of the Council of Advisers' Report on the Application of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court to Cyberwarfare. Trahan had earlier served on the Council of Advisers, with fellow CGA Professor Pano Yannakogeorgos acting as technical adviser to the group. The group was convened by the Permanent Mission of Liechtenstein to the United Nations, and co-organized by 10 other UN Missions.

The Council of Advisers' Report makes the case that each of the Rome Statute’s four crimes can be committed partly or fully through cyber, a position now endorsed by the ICC Prosecutor. The report is anticipated to play a role in the formation of the ICC’s future policy paper on cyber-enabled crimes.

Read the full report here.


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