21st Session of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, The Hague 5th-10th December 2022



Hon Elly van Vliet

Honorary Consul to Vanuatu in The Netherlands

Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji

Former ICC President
Distinguished International Jurist at the Lincoln Alexander School of Law and a Special Advisor to the President’s Office at Toronto Metropolitan University. Eboe-Osuji is leading discussions on the international human rights regime, the international humanitarian law regime, the role of international courts/tribunals, and the rule of law. Prior to joining the law school, Eboe-Osuji served as the President of the International Criminal Court, The Hague from March 2018 to March 2021. Eboe-Osuji was also concurrently serving as a senior judge in the Appeals Division of the ICC during this time.

Philippe Sands KC

University College London, Matrix Law
British and French writer and lawyer and Professor of Laws and Director of the Centre on International Courts and Tribunals at University.
A specialist in international, he appears as counsel and advocate before many international courts and tribunals.
He is the author of seventeen books on international law, including his book East West Street: On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes against Humanity (2016)

Jojo Mehta

Chair, Stop Ecocide Foundation, Co-founder,
Jojo co-founded Stop Ecocide in 2017, alongside legal pioneer the late Polly Higgins, to support making severe harm to nature an international crime.
As key spokesperson and Executive Director of Stop Ecocide International, Jojo has overseen the remarkable growth of the global movement while coordinating legal developments, diplomatic traction and public narrative. She is also Chair of the charitable Stop Ecocide Foundation and convenor of the Independent Expert Panel for the Legal Definition of Ecocide chaired by Philippe Sands QC and Dior Fall Sow.

Darryl Robinson

Professor of Law, Queens University Canada
Daryl’s work in the creation of the International Criminal Court and in the development of Canada’s new war crimes legislation earned him a Minister’s Citation and a Minister’s Award for Foreign Policy Excellence.
He joined the International Criminal Court as an adviser to the Chief Prosecutor, from 2004 to 2006, helping to shape the first policies and strategies of the new institution.  He was also involved in litigation, providing legal advice, negotiating cooperation agreements with the UN, Interpol and others, and strengthening external relations.

Josh Oxby

UN Youth Advisor
International Energy Advisory, COP27 UK Youth Energy Security Delegate, Director of Renewable Energy (Scotland) Limited.
Having worked closely with a number of domestic and international UN bodies, establishing a youth-centric working paper academic journal and being appointed as one of the chief drafters for the OCA UN Youth Office Zero Draft (now ratified), he is turning his attention to the international energy agenda. Josh is currently finalising his doctorate, researching, inter alia, the quantification and impacts of the Scottish Net Zero 2045 ‘just’ employment and skills energy transition.

HRH Princess Esmeralda of Belgium

Journalist, author and activist. President of the King Leopold III Fund for Nature Exploration and Conservation, and chair of Friendship Belgium.