Introduction: On July 17, 1998, the Statute of the International Criminal Court was approved by
a massive majority of states gathered at the closing conference in Rome.
This unique development in international law is particularly significant for the
Middle East and other areas of endemic conflict.
On July 1, 2002, the Convention entered into force after over
60 countries ratified the treaty.
Mallat participated in the debates during the few days of the Rome conference,
on the ICC",
al-Hayat, 18 July 1998
On ICC shortcomings, The Daily Star, 3 October
Since the Rome Convention, international criminal law has
grown exponentially. Mallat Law Offices has been closely involved with this
growth, directly participation in major international cases:
The trial and indictment of Saddam Hussein
The Sabra and Shatila case in Belgium
The Disappearance of Imam Musa al-Sadr and his companions in Libya
The UN Special Court for Lebanon (The 'Hariri tribunal')