May 6th, 2013 by Raphaelle Rafin
by The Hague Institute for Global Justice, The Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law (HiiL); Amsterdam Center for International Law (ACIL)
Date: 16 May 2013, from 5.30pm to 7pm
Venue: The Hague Institute for Global Justice – Sophialaan 10, The Hague, The Netherlands
The Hague Institute organises the formal launch event of the book: “International Criminal Procedure: Rules and Principles.”
Featured speakers: Dr. Kjell Anderson – Senior Researcher – The Hague Institute for Global Justice; Professor Goran Sluiter – University of Amsterdam; iLawyer and Professor Guénaël Mettraux – University of Amsterdam; Dr. Sam Muller – Director – Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law; and Norman Farrell – Chief Prosecutor – Chief Prosecutor of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon
- Dr. Kjell Anderson, Welcome
- Professor Goran Sluiter, Introduction – “International Criminal Procedure: Principles and Rules”
- iLawyer and Professor Guénaël Mettraux – The development of a Model Code for the Investigation and Prosecution of International Crimes
- Sam Muller, Presenter – The development of a Model Code for the Investigation and Prosecution of International Crimes
- Mr. Norman Farrell, Keynote – “The Challenges of International Criminal Procedure”
Registration is required. To register please send an email to Tessa Alleblas.
April 15th, 2013 by Julien Maton
By the Antonio Cassese Initiative for Justice, Peace and Humanity
Venue: University of Geneva, Bd du Pont-d’Arve 40, CH-1211 Genève 4
Date: 1-12 July 2013
The Graduate Institute in Geneva is currently soliciting applicants to attend the Antonio Cassese Summer School. Advanced law and international affairs students as well as junior professionals are invited to participate.
The theme is Post-Conflict Justice and State Building.
Lectures will be given by leading experts and practitioners in the field.
Admitted participants will have access to the online reading material for the Summer School by 15 May 2013. This material constitutes the background reading to prepare before each lecture. The total amount of work required corresponds to approximately 120 hours for two week attendance and 60 hours for one week attendance, including on site lectures and training.
A certificate of attendance will be issued to all participants who have regularly attended the course.
During the Summer School, information will be circulated among participants on unpaid internship opportunities with Geneva-based organizations and institutions, which will start late in the summer or at the beginning of the fall 2013.
The deadline to send applications is 15 May 2013.
To know how to apply for the Summer School, click here.
April 11th, 2013 by Raphaelle Rafin
Date: 22 April 2013, from 5pm to 7pm
Venue: American Bar Association – John Marshall Room, 9th floor – 740 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC
On 22 April 2013, Commissioner Tracy Robinson, Rapporteur of the IACHR for the United States, will make a presentation on “The Death Penalty in the Inter-American Human Rights System: From Restrictions to Abolition,” at the American Bar Association (ABA). This activity is organized by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the Mission of France to the Organization of American States (OAS).
Ambassador Pierre-Henri Guignard, Permanent Observer of France to the OAS, and Robin Maher, Director of the ABA Death Penalty Representation Project, will also participate in the panel. It will be moderated by Denny LeBoeuf, Director of the ACLU Capital Punishment Project. This event will be conducted in English.
The invitation can be found here.
The 2011 Report “The Death Penalty in the Inter-American Human Rights System: From Restrictions to Abolition” is available here.
March 25th, 2013 by Julien Maton
by Maison du Barreau de Paris
Date: 16 May 2013, 9.00 to 13.00
Venue: Maison du Barreau, Hôtel de Harlay, 2, Rue de Harlay, 75001 Paris
- 20 years later: the disintegration of models. International justice confronted to its internal problems, Franck Petit, Journalist (International Justice Tribune).
- A justice dependent on its donors? Rafaëlle Maison, Professor of International Law at the University of Paris XI.
- Common law’s victory, Civil law’s defeat? Jean-Marie Biju-Duval, Lawyer at the Paris Bar.
- The creation of international investigation magistrates, an efficiency guarantee? François Roux, Lawyer, Head of Defence Office of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon;
- Back to domestic courts: A Canadian trial, the Mungwarere case, Philippe Larochelle, Lawyer at the Bar of Quebec.
- Can international criminal law inspire French criminal procedure? Vincent Courcelle-Labrousse, Lawyer at the Paris Bar.
If you wish to register, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Participation is free of charge.
March 7th, 2013 by Julien Maton
By the Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland, Galway
The Summer School on the International Criminal Court offered by the Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway, is the first of its kind.
During five days of intensive lectures, leading academics on the subject and legal professionals working at the International Criminal Court will provide a detailed working knowledge of the establishment of the Court, its applicable law, its structures and its operations.
Lectures will also speak about related issues in international criminal law, including: genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, the crime of aggression, universal jurisdiction, immunities, and the role of the victims.
During the week-long programme, participants will be given the opportunity to network with the speakers in a relaxed and friendly environment, ensuring the programmes are instructive and enjoyable.
The 2013 ICC Summer School will take place from 17 to 21 June 2013.
If you wish to register, click here.
March 4th, 2013 by Raphaelle Rafin
International Multiplier Conference by the Leuven Institute of Criminology (LINC) under the auspices of ART-IP project (Awareness Raising and Training Measures for the Istanbul Protocol in Europe)
Date: 15 March 2013, 9.30 to 17.15
Venue: Small Aula (room 00.15), Faculty of Theology, Maria Theresia College, Leuven, Belgium
Torture and related acts constitute one of the most common and devastating challenges to the physical and mental health of individuals, groups and society. Not only do they affect the well-being of individuals in their countries of origin or in host countries in Europe, they also have an impact on the way in which government services and professionals deal with their consequences. Ill-treatment and torture still occur in many parts of the world and also Europe faces the problems associated with this social plague.
The Istanbul Protocol (Manual on Effective Investigation and Documentation of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment) is the joint United Nations and World Medical Association standard for training in the “assessment of persons who allege torture and ill treatment, for investigating cases of alleged torture, and for reporting such findings to the judiciary and any other investigative body”. It sets out concrete strategies to make the existing standards about torture better known around the world and became an official UN document in 1999.
After a general introduction of the existing international instruments against torture and the specific contribution of the Istanbul Protocol, two sets of parallel workshops will focus on the particular aspects for the health profession and the legal profession. Specific attention is also given in two consecutive creative workshops to the elaboration of visual training aids for the further dissemination of the Istanbul Protocol and the fight against torture in general. A detailed programme is available here.
Participation is free of charge but advance registration is required. To register please send an email to Sonja Wellens.
February 28th, 2013 by Raphaelle Rafin
Policy Roundtable by the Organization of American States
Date: 1st March 2013, 10.00 – 12.30 EST (15:00 – 17:30 GMT)
Venue: Rubén Darío Hall, Organization of American States, 1889 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20006
Speakers: José Miguel Insulza, Secretary General of the OAS; Maureen Clarke, President of Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM); Marie Yanick Mézile, Minister of Women’s Affairs and Women’s Rights of Haiti; Luz Patricia Mejia, OAS Coordinator of the Follow-Up Mechanism to the Belém do Pará Convention; Tracy Robinson, Commissioner and Rapporteur on the Rights of Women of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR); Teresa Inchaustegui, representative of the Legal Research Institute of the Universidad Autónoma de México (UNAM); Katherine Romero, Senior Attorney for Women´s Link; Carmen Moreno, Executive Secretary of the CIM.
A detailed program is available here.
The meeting will be broadcast live on the OAS Website.
February 25th, 2013 by Julien Maton
The Human Rights Watch Film Festival will take place in London from 13 to 22 March 2013.
Through its Film Festival, Human Rights Watch bears witness to human rights violations and empower audiences with the knowledge that personal commitment can make a difference.
In selecting films for the festival, Human Rights Watch concentrates equally on artistic merit and human rights content. The festival encourages filmmakers around the world to address human rights subject matter in their work and presents films from both new and established international filmmakers.
Among its 19 films, the festival includes Alias Ruby Blade: A Story of Love and Revolution.
“Alias Ruby Blade: A Story of Love and Revolution” by Alex Meillier
This film is the inspiring story of Kirsty Sword who, moved by the plight of the Timorese, risked her own life to support the resistance movement.
Using the pseudonym “Ruby Blade,” she smuggled video equipment, computers, and audio cassettes to their leader Gusmão, who was serving a life sentence in the notorious Cipinang Prison in Jakarta.
Meanwhile, the communication between Kirsty and Xanana became more intimate and through correspondence, they fell in love.
They ultimately marry and become President and First Lady of the new independent country of Timor-Leste.
Through archival footage, accounts from friends, and interviews with Kirsty Sword herself, the film not only explores their remarkable relationship, but also the history of a decade of resistance that ultimately led to the UN-organized referendum on East Timor in 1999 and the country’s independence.
Alias Ruby Blade will be playing on Tuesday 19 March at 21.00, Ritzy, Brixton and Wednesday 20 March at 18.40, Curzon, Soho.
February 12th, 2013 by Julien Maton
Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana
The Faculty of Law of the University of Ljubljana is organizing a two day international conference entitled ‘Responsibility to Protect in Theory and Practice‘ on April 11-12, 2013.
The conference will be organized as a forum where international legal experts and researchers will have the opportunity to participate in a discourse with international political scientists to advance the scientific research on the issues related to Responsibility to Protect (R2P/RtoP) and the applicability of the concept in practice.
The keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Edward Luck, former Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Responsibility to Protect and Dean of Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego at the gala conference dinner held in Grand Hotel Union Executive.
If you wish to register, please click here.
January 29th, 2013 by Julien Maton
Judge Sir Kenneth Keith
by King’s College London
Date: 13 March 2013, 18.30 – 20.30
Venue: Strand Campus, King’s College London, WC2R 1LA London, United Kingdom
Speaker: Judge Sir Kenneth Keith
This lecture provides a special opportunity to hear from Judge Sir Kenneth Keith, a member of the International Court of Justice. The topic of his lecture addresses the complex and changing relationship between international law and national law.
Judge Keith was elected to the ICJ, the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, in 2006 after a distinguished career in academia, at the Bar and on the Bench. He was a Judge of the New Zealand Court of Appeal (1996-2003) and of the Supreme Court of New Zealand (2004-2006). He also served as a Member of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, London. Judge Keith was a faculty member of Victoria University of Wellington (1962-1964, 1966-1991) and Dean (1977-1981); he is now Professor Emeritus.
Participation is free of charge. If you wish to register, please click here.
January 28th, 2013 by Julien Maton
The Special Court for Sierra Leone
Date: 6-7 February, 2013
Venue: Jomo Kenyatta Road, New England, Freetown, Sierra Leone.
The Freetown conference will address:
• Sustainability and implementation of the various legacy projects associated with the Court ;
• Impact of the Court on impunity and accountability domestically and in the region ;
• Contributions of the SCSL to the rule of law, legacy and residual issues ;
• Relationship between the Court and civil society ;
• Lessons learned in regards to the prosecution of sexual violence and gender-based crimes.
Invitees will include among others Stephen J. Rapp, the United States Ambassador-at-Large for Global Criminal Justice, and iLawyer Wayne Jordash.
January 24th, 2013 by Ellie Geranmayeh
Event Synopsis at Chatham House: ‘Does the UK need its own Bill of Rights?’
Date: 14 January 2013
Speakers: Philippe Sands QC: Commission on a Bill of Rights for the UK; Barrister at Matrix Chambers; Professor of International Law, University College London. Martin HoweQC, Commission on a Bill of Rights for the UK; Barrister at 8 New Square, Lincoln’s Inn.
Chatham House (Photograph: Nigel Reed QEDimages/Alamy)
Martin Howard QC and Phillip Sands QC, debated the background and motives behind the Commission on a Bill of Rights Final Report (‘the Report’) at a Chatham House lecture last week. Howard and Sands both sat on the Commission on a Bill of Rights (the ‘Commission’) and submitted opposing conclusions as to whether the UK needs its own Bill of Rights (‘BoR’) separate to the provisions under the European Convention on Human Rights (the ‘ECHR’). Continue reading ‘The Politics Behind a UK Bill of Rights’
January 23rd, 2013 by Julien Maton
by the Hague Initiative for Law and Armed Conflict (HILAC)
Date: Tuesday 29 January 2013, at 7pm
Venue: T.M.C. Asser Instituut, R.J. Schimmelpennincklaan 20-22, The Hague, The Netherlands
Speaker: Professor Yoram Dinstein - Professor Emeritus, Tel Aviv University
With civil wars raging in Syria, Mali and other places around the world, Professor Yoram Dinstein will address the rules applicable during non-international armed conflicts and highlight which challenges the law faces in these contexts when other (international actors) also get involved.
Participation is free of charge and registration is not needed. Seats available on a first-come, first-served basis.
January 22nd, 2013 by Raphaelle Rafin
by the International Bar Association and the Nippon Foundation
Free lunchtime event
Date: Thursday 24 January 2013 at 12h15
Venue: The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL
Each year, in January, to coincide with World Leprosy Day, The Nippon Foundation, Japan’s largest philanthropic private foundation, led by its Chairman, Mr Yohei Sasakawa, organizes and promotes a Global Appeal to End Stigma and Discrimination against People Affected by Leprosy.
This year, ahead of the 60th anniversary of World Leprosy Day (27 January), The Nippon Foundation and the International Bar Association (IBA) have joined forces to combat discrimination against leprosy-affected people still prevalent in the world and sustained in some countries by discriminatory legislation. The Appeal will be launched at midday, followed by lunch.
Chair: Reeta Chakrabarti BBC journalist and presenter
Keynote speaker: Baroness Helena Kennedy Co-Chair of the IBA’S Human Rights Institute
Host: Yohei Sasakawa WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination
Participants: Akira Kawamura Immediate Past President of the International Bar Association; Guntreddy Venugopal Chairman of the National Forum of People Affected by Leprosy in India; Vagavathali Narsappa Vice-Chairman of the National Forum of People Affected by Leprosy in India
Space is limited, priority will be given to early registrants.
To register please send an email to Romana Daniel.
January 11th, 2013 by Raphaelle Rafin
by the Grotius Center for International Studies, the Asser Institute and the Coalition for the International Criminal Court
Date: Monday 11 February 2013, 7pm
Venue: T.M.C. Asser Institute, R.J. Schimmelpennincklaan 20-22, The Hague, The Netherlands
Speaker: Charles C. Jalloh, Assistant Professor of International Criminal Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, former Legal Advisor to the Office of the Principal Defender at the Special Court for Sierra Leone and formerly court-appointed interim defense counsel to former-President Charles Taylor
Participation is free of charge. However, registration is necessary. Please register here.
December 10th, 2012 by Raphaelle Rafin
Courtenay Griffiths QC Photo: RAYMOND PRESTON
Courtenay Griffiths QC will give a lecture on “Politics in International Law” at BPP London Waterloo on Tuesday 11th December at 6 pm.
Courtenay Griffiths QC is a leading international criminal law barrister at 25 Bedford Row. He has recently defended the former Liberian President, Charles Taylor at the International Criminal Court at The Hague.
All are welcome to attend. The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception.
If you require any additional details please contact Tom Bennett or Chris Monaghan.
November 30th, 2012 by Raphaelle Rafin
Yesterday, the U.N. General Assembly approved the de facto recognition of a sovereign Palestinian. The General Assembly was called on the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People to vote on a bid by Palestinians for Non-Member Observer State status. There were 138 votes in favor, nine against and 41 abstentions, including Israel and the United States.
Mahmoud Abbas (centre), President of the Palestinian Authority, with his delegation in the General Assembly. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas
Before the vote, Mahmoud Abbas declared “what permits the Israeli government to blatantly continue with its aggressive policies and the perpetration of war crimes stems from its conviction that it is above the law and that it has immunity from accountability and consequences [...] The moment has arrived for the world to say clearly: Enough of aggression, settlements and occupation.” U.N. envoys said Israel might avoid harsh retaliation as long as the Palestinians did not seek to join the International Criminal Court.
While commentators wonder whether or not, and when, Palestine would ratify the Rome Statute, Kevin Jon Heller recalls that, under Articles 11(2) and 12(3) of the Rome Statute, Palestine could accept the Court’s jurisdiction retroactive to 1 July 2002. “Though not the picture of drafting clarity, the two provisions make clear (1) the default position is that the ICC will have jurisdiction only over crimes committed after a state ratifies the Rome Statute, but (2) the state in question may file a declaration with the Registrar accepting the Court’s jurisdiction retroactively.”
Palestine will have to carefully weigh the pros and cons before ratifying the Rome Statute: if Palestine would then be able to refer a situation to the Prosecutor, the ICC would also have jurisdiction on crimes committed by Palestinians.
November 28th, 2012 by Raphaelle Rafin
by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law
Date: Tuesday 4 December 2012, 17:00 to 19:00
Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP
Chair: Nicholas Bowen QC, Doughty Street Chambers
Speakers: Professor Peter Bartlett, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust Professor of Mental Health Law, University of Nottingham
Ms Camilla Parker, Partner, Just Equality
Ms Aleema Shivji, Director, Handicap International UK
The 3rd December 2012 is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. In celebration of this, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law is hosting an event on 4th December that examines the scope of application of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
The CRPD entered into force on 3rd May 2008. It is a remarkable international instrument that has received strong international, political support. The purpose of the CRPD is to “promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities, and to promote respect for their inherent dignity” (Article 1, CRPD).
The CRPD recognises the diversity of persons with disabilities and seeks to ensure their human rights in a wide range of challenging situations. Consequently, the CRPD has incredible breadth in its scope of application, making it a vital tool for ensuring the human rights of persons with disabilities at all times. Three important facets of the application of the CRPD will be addressed by this event:
• Its application to persons with mental disabilities;
• Its application to children with disabilities and its relationship with the Convention on the Rights of the Child; and
• Its application in emergency situations.
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November 25th, 2012 by Julien Maton
Date: 4th December 2012, 5.00pm – 7.00pm
Venue: The Hague Institute for Global Justice, Sophialaan 10, 2514 JR The Hague
The Amsterdam Center for International Law (ACIL) together with The Hague Institute for Global Justice organize a book launch to mark the publication of:
‘How Interpretation Makes International Law. On Semantic Change and Normative Twists’
by Dr Ingo Venzke, Senior Researcher and Lecturer, ACIL, University of Amsterdam.
The book was recently published by Oxford University Press.
A brief introduction into the book by the author and by Professor André Nollkaemper, Professor of Public International Law, will be followed by comments, and discussion.
Commentators will be Judge Fausto Pocar (International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia) and Dr. Christina Hoss (Registry, International Court of Justice).
If you wish to register, click here.
November 5th, 2012 by Julien Maton
Yulia Tymoshenko (c)Reuters
Today, from 2pm to 4pm, takes place a press conference about the last parliamentary elections in Ukraine which were denounced as unfair by international monitors. Leading opposition figures – including former Ukrainian Prime Minister and leader of the Orange Revolution Yulia Tymoshenko — could not take part: they are in jail as a result of politically motivated and unfair trials. Yulia Tymoshenko’s daughter, Eugenia, will explain abuses she has witnessed first-hand and her mother’s current hunger strike. Yulia Tymoshenko’s lawyers will also outline her case before the European Court of Human Rights. After short addresses, questions will be invited and interviews may be arranged.
TV and radio interviews with Eugenia can be arranged, please email and RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact a member of the events team on 020 7404 1313.
Location: Doughty Street Chambers, 53-54 Doughty Street, London, WC1N 2LS
October 3rd, 2012 by Raphaelle Rafin
by the Soros Foundation-Latvia and the Riga Graduate School of Law, in cooperation with the Open Society Justice Initiative
Date: 11-12 October 2012
Venue: Soros Auditorium, Stockholm School of Economics, Riga, Latvia
The conference will bring together experts working in the field of human rights. It aims to examine the legal aspects of the application of human rights in post-socialist countries twenty years after the breakup of the Soviet Union and the end of socialist regimes in Central and Eastern Europe. These aspects can best be explored by placing the issues into a wider historical, social and political context. An objective is to identify characteristic problems in upholding the rule of law and safeguarding human rights in post-socialist countries, as well as lessons that can be learned from the post-socialist transition to democracy.
Speakers: Manfred Nowak, Professor of the Constitutional Law and Human Rights at the University of Vienna; Director of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights; Francoise Tulkens, Judge, European Court of Human Rights; Adam Bodnar, Vice-President of the Board, Polish Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights; Assistant Professor at the Human Rights Chair of the Warsaw University, Faculty of Law and Administration, Poland; Bojana Urumova, Deputy to the Director of the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights, Council of Europe, and many others.
The conference will be held in English. A simultaneous translation into Latvia will be provided.
For further information and to register, click here.
September 26th, 2012 by Julien Maton
by the United Kingdom Association for European Law (UKAEL) and the Criminal Justice Centre of Queen Mary, University of London
Date: 5 October 2012, 10.00 to 16.30
Venue: The Signet Library – Parliament Square,
Edinburgh, EH1 1RF
Chaired by Philippa Watson, Eussex Court Chambers
Welcome by UKAEL President, Professor Sir Francis Jacobs QC KCMG, King’s College London
- The European Public Prosecutor, The Rt Hon Frank Mulholland QC, Lord Advocate ;
- Developments in the exchange and admissibility of evidence in Criminal cases in the EU, Mr Mark Mackarel, University of Dundee ;
- EU Harmonisation of Procedural Safeguards, Dr Robin Lööf, QEB Hollis Whiteman Chambers ;
- How “fundamental” is the Charter right against double jeopardy? Patrick Layden QC TD, Scottish Law Commission ;
- The European Arrest Warrant After NS and Assange, Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas, Head of the Department of Law and Director of the Criminal Justice Centre, Queen Mary University of London;
Fee: £100 for current UKAEL members, £150 for general public.
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If you want to register, click here.
August 28th, 2012 by Anna Bonini
by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law
Date: 12 September 2012, 17:30 to 19:30
Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London, WC1B 5JP
Chair: Dr Duncan Fairgrieve, British Institute of International and Comparative Law
Speakers: Carla Ferstman, REDRESS
Dr Conor McCarthy, Doughty Street Chambers
Additional Speaker TBC
Last March, Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC) found Thomas Lubanga Dyilo guilty of conscripting and enlisting children under the age of 15 years and using them in armed conflict. Mr Lubanga is the first person to be convicted for war crimes at the ICC.
On 7 August 2012, the same Trial Chamber issued a decision on applicable reparations in relation to the case against this former Congolese militia leader, the first ICC decision on reparations. In this decision, the judges went beyond the ICC Statute by underlining the need to apply reparations in a broad and flexible manner. In particular, they mentioned that symbolic, preventative or transformative types of reparations have also to be considered when appropriate.
As a result, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law is hosting a rapid-response seminar on the principles and procedures of reparations established in this recent decision. Among other issues, speakers will discuss all the possible forms of reparations that may be considered, in addition to restitution, compensation and rehabilitation. Speakers will also consider the role of victims in the international criminal law process, the collective approach to reparations, as well as the Trust Fund for Victims and its relationship with the Court.
Of relevance to those interested in international criminal law, international human rights and humanitarian law, this timely seminar will present the recent ICC decision and frame it within the wider reparations context, as well as offer food for thought with regard to the rapidly evolving issue of reparations to victims of international law violations.
For further information and to book, please visit www.biicl.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org
July 12th, 2012 by Jessica Peake
On Friday, July 6, 2012, the International Criminal Court and Assembly of State Parties called on other parties to join in celebrations of July 17, International Criminal Justice Day. Flags were raised outside the ICC, and speeches were given by the Ambassador of Luxembourg, H.E. Mr Jean-Marc Hoscheit, representing the State Parties to the Rome Statute, and the ICC President, Judge Sang-Hyun Song. Both encouraged actors to commemorate the day, and to reaffirm their commitment to bringing an end to atrocious crimes throughout the world, and to bring justice to victims.
July 17 was officially declared ’International Criminal Justice Day’ by the ICC States Parties in 2010, and marks the historic adoption of the Rome Statute on 17 July 1998. The Day is intended to celebrate the achievements in the field of international criminal justice and reflect on the plight of the countless innocent civilians, millions of children, women and men who still continue to be the victims of unimaginable atrocities in different parts of the world, as well as to call people to act and declare their support for the international criminal justice system.
June 22nd, 2012 by Julien Maton
Date: 18-24 November 2012
Venue: Headquarters of the International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences (ISISC), Via Logoteta 27, Siracusa (Italy)
Speakers will include among others Professor M. Cherif Bassiouni(Egypt/USA), Dr. Roja Fazaeli (Iran/Ireland) and Judge Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim (Egypt).
The goal of this seminar is to provide instruction to military officers, legal advisors, operational planners, political and policy advisors by internationally pre-eminent scholars on Shari’a. The seminar will offer an introduction to Shari’a Law, specifically discussing crime and punishment in the Shari’a, law of armed conflict, religiously motivated political violence, women’s and minorities’ rights and operational issues.
This year, the seminar will be also open to a limited number of “external” participants. The registration deadline is 28 October.
For more information regarding the seminar and the way to register, please click here.