The 19th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture on the theme The Rule of Law, International Criminal Justice and Sustainable Development will be delivered by Fatou Bensouda, former Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, on Wednesday, 25th August, from 3 pm.
Ms Bensouda was the first African and the first woman to serve as Prosecutor of the ICC (2012 to 2021). She will deliver her address from The Hague in the Netherlands. The event will be live streamed from the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg, on its bespoke award-winning online platform.
As the Speaker for the 2021 Nelson Mandela Annual lecture, Fatou Bensouda follows other eminent, distinguished global leaders who delivered the lecture in previous years - Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, former United States President Barack Obama and United Nations Secretary General António Guterres among them.
Ms Bensouda is a renowned international non-governmental public servant, and a 2021 Nobel Peace Prize nominee. She will reflect on the importance of the rule of law and justice for social cohesion and sustainable development.
We cannot talk about inclusive strategies for economic growth, nor can we hope to secure basic human rights for all without focusing on the safety situation of the many people around the world living in high crime or violent conflict areas.
Justice and the rule of law are fundamental to the social fabric of societies, to democracy and the future of humankind.
To join us for the 19th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture, please register below.
Date: 25th August, 2021
Time: 3 pm (SAST)