October 22nd, 2013 by Raphaelle Rafin
by the Association of Defence Counsel practicing before the ICTY (ADC-ICTY)
Date: Friday 29 November 2013
Venue: Bel Air Hotel, The Hague, The Netherlands
ADCThe programme includes a panel on “Rights of the Accused”, on “Transparent Justice: the Defence Experience”, on the “ICTY Legacy” and on the “Role of the ADC-ICTY”. The keynote speech will be delivered by H.E. Judge Theodor Meron, ICTY President. Speakers and moderators include the Right Hon. Lord Iain Bonomy, Judge Bakone Justice Moloto, Judge Howard Morrison, as well as renowned Defence Counsel.
The ADC Annual Party will take place on the same day from 8pm onwards at Hudson’s Bar and Kitchen in The Hague.
If you have any queries about the conference please contact the Head of Office, Isabel Duesterhoeft.
For further information and to register for the conference, please go here.
October 10th, 2013 by Raphaelle Rafin
by the Netherlands Red Cross and the International Review of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Date: Thursday, October 31, 2013, from 15.30 to 18.00
Venue: Internationaal Perscentrum Nieuwspoort
Wandelgangerzaal II – Lange Poten 10 – 2511 CL Den Hague
The Netherlands Red Cross and the International Review of the Red Cross (ICRC) invite you to the launch of the latest edition of the International Review of the Red Cross on “New Technologies and Warfare” (IRRC No 886) and a panel discussion on “armed drones and cyber warfare”.
In the latest edition of the International Review of the Red Cross, various experts from the scientific, legal, ethics, and military domains discuss contemporary technological developments and their consequences, as well as the issues they raise for humanitarian law and action. Mariya Nikolova, Editor of the Review of the ICRC, will present the Review.
Following the recent advice of the Dutch Advisory Committee on Issues of Public International Law (CAVV) on the use of armed drones, Prof. dr. Marcel Brus, Chairman of the CAVV, will be presenting the main conclusions of the advice. Subsequently there will be a panel debate on the topic: “armed drones and cyber warfare.” The Chairman of the CAVV, alongside an ICRC legal adviser and an expert of the Dutch Ministry of Defence will share their vision on cyber warfare and the use of armed drones.
The following guests will be present:
Johanna van Sambeek LL. M.
Director Strategy, Policy & Governance Support
Ms. Mariya Nikolova
Editor of the International Review of the Red Cross, International Committee of the Red Crosss
Professor dr. Marcel Brus
Chairman of the Dutch Advisory Committee on Issues of Public International Law (CAVV)
Colonel dr. Paul Ducheine
Associate Professor for Cyber Operations at Netherlands Defence Academy
Mr. Laurent Gisel
Legal advisor, International Committee of the Red Cross
The panel will be followed by an informal reception offered by the Netherlands Red Cross.
If you wish to participate, please send an email (reference: Review)
October 7th, 2013 by Raphaelle Rafin
By the Antonio Cassese Initiative for Justice, Peace and Humanity
Date: Friday 25 October 2013
Venue: European University, Florence, Italy
The Antonio Cassese Initiative for Justice, Peace and Humanity organizes a workshop on the topic Enforced Disappearance: Challenges to Accountability under International Law.
“Enforced disappearance remains one of the most heinous human rights violations. From the ‘political cleansing’ campaigns of oppressive regimes to the ‘war on terror’, hundreds of thousands of targeted opponents have disappeared without a trace, and their families left to live in uncertainty over their fate. Due to its complex nature as a multiple human rights violation and a very serious international crime, and the fact that it is, by definition, shrouded in secrecy, enforced disappearance poses particular problems with regard to accountability.
Today, in spite of a framework which includes the 2007 United Nations Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, several international courts and monitoring bodies with competence over the violation, as well as the International Criminal Court, these problems persist and new challenges emerge in the fight against impunity.
This Workshop, inspired by Antonio Cassese’s early dedication to the eradication of enforced disappearance in Chile, seeks to address some of the problematic issues raised by the ‘modern’ forms of enforced disappearance, and evaluate the effectiveness of the existing international framework.
Presentations will be given by leading experts in the field. In the active discussion that will follow each presentation, participants will have the opportunity to share views and experience in both an academic but also in a professional context. The Workshop is addressed to professionals in the fields of human rights and international criminal law, as well as PhD researchers and students with a demonstrated interest.”
Find out more about the programme here.
If you wish to participate, please register online.
For more information, please visit the Cassese Initiative website, Facebook and Twitter pages.
September 20th, 2013 by Ray Barquero
Peace Palace (Photo: International Court of Justice Press Pack)
In celebration of the Centenary of the Peace Palace, the seat of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), a conference will be held on Monday September 23, entitled ‘The ICJ in the Service of Peace and Justice’ in the Great Hall of Justice at the Peace Palace.
The conference will be structured around four main topics, including:
1. A Century of International Justice and Prospects for the Future;
2. The International Court of Justice and the International Legal System;
3. The Role of the International Court of Justice for Enhancing the Rule of Law; and
4. The International Court of Justice and the United Nations: Relationship of the ICJ with other UN organs.
Owing to the limited number of seats available in the Great Hall of Justice, access is reserved for those diplomats, lawyers and journalists who have been invited by the Court. However, it has been decided to make the debates available to the media and the general public, with extensive on-line and television coverage on the Court’s website as well as on the United Nations on-line television channel.
A detailed programme of the conference can be found here.
July 14th, 2013 by Raphaelle Rafin
A new International Bar Association (IBA) report published today examines and assesses the achievements, challenges and needs of witnesses in cases before the International Criminal Court (ICC), and finds that the ICC’s extensive reliance on witnesses is fraught with challenges. Reiterated throughout the Report is the issue of the ICC’s heavy reliance on live witnesses’ testimonies. However, the IBA also includes reference to the prosecution’s commitment to sourcing forms of credible and reliable evidence other than witness testimonies.
Entitled, Witnesses before the International Criminal Court, the IBA report is the result of comprehensive research and consultations with ICC officials and other key stakeholders. It will be launched at a high-level roundtable discussion at The Hague Institute for Global Justice on 15 July 2013 in the approach to the Day of International Criminal Justice (17 July). Participating in the event Witnesses under threat? An open discussion on the ICC’s efforts and challenges in managing and protecting its witnesses will be key ICC officials, members of The Hague’s diplomatic community, and leading ICC experts. Discussion will focus on the Report’s key findings; the specific recommendations made to the Assembly of States Parties (ASP), the organs of the Court, and the host state (the Netherlands); and the complex issues around organising and protecting witnesses.
For further information please contact Romana St. Matthew – Daniel.
July 10th, 2013 by Raphaelle Rafin
by the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law
Date: 15-18 August 2013
Venue: The Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart – 1 Davey Street – Hobart TAS 7000 – Australia
The International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law (ISRCL) will be holding its 26th annual conference, International Responses to Social and Justice Challenges, in Hobart, Tasmania from August 15th – 18th this year.
This year’s conference will examine the challenges that vulnerable populations, particularly women and children, present as they come into contact with the criminal justice system as victims of violence and abuse, witnesses and as perpetrators of crime. Conference participants will also explore the relationships between mental illness and criminal behavior, including violence, and look at mentally ill people as victims of violence rather than just perpetrators. The conference will feature innovative and effective approaches for addressing the challenges associated with these populations from a criminal justice perspective.
The conference will provide a forum for judges, prosecutors, policy-makers, representatives of law enforcement agencies and concerned citizens to discuss these challenges from a range of perspectives and try to establish how we can best formulate the criminal law and policy response to these difficult situations moving forward. The ISRCL anticipates a forward-looking conference that recognizes international perspectives on these important issues and contributes to the development of a fair, evidence-based criminal justice and security agenda.
For more details and registration, click here.
July 3rd, 2013 by Julien Maton
by The Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, SOAS, University of London, with the generous support of the Oak Foundation
Date: 10th and 11th September 2013, All Day.
Venue: Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London. WC1H 0XG
To mark the 70th anniversary of the United Nations War Crimes Commission (UNWCC), this two day conference, entitled “Reinforcing International Human Rights Standards: Lessons from the United Nations War Crimes Commission”, will explore the relevance to present policy and practice of the UNWCC. The conference will be chaired by Justice Richard Goldstone.
Students – £10
Academics/NGOs – £40
All others – £60
For a detailed programme of the event, click here.
If you wish to register, click here.
May 20th, 2013 by Julien Maton
by Doughty Street Chambers and the International Law Programme
Date: Thursday 30 May 2013, from 18:00 to 19:30.
Venue: Chatham House, 10 St James’s Square, London SW1Y 4LE.
- Chair: Elizabeth Wilmshurst CMG, Associate Fellow, International Law Programme, Chatham House
- Dr Tiyanjana Maluwa, Associate Dean and Director, Pennsylvania State University
- Dr Max du Plessis, Associate Member, Doughty Street Chambers.
This seminar will consider the relationship between African states and the International Criminal Court. It will assess African states’ efforts to curb impunity for international crimes, particularly the African Union’s policies and initiatives in international justice.
If you wish to register, click here.
May 19th, 2013 by Julien Maton
By Doughty Street Chambers and Böhler Advocaten
Date: 31 May 2013, from 17:00 to 19:00.
Venue: The Hague Institute for Global Justice – Sophialaan, 10, The Hague, Netherlands.
The Arab Spring led to a UN Security Council referral of the Libya situation to the International Criminal Court. In Yemen, the Security Council helped to facilitate a transitional justice process. But are these initiatives working? And what are the prospects for Syria?
The panellists will discuss the relationship between the International Criminal Court, States and the Security Council, as well as transitional justice initiatives in Yemen and elsewhere. They will also highlight the perspectives of people in the region to such international action and proposals for a way forward.
Chair: John Jones QC, Doughty Street Chambers.
- Professor Max du Plessis, Doughty Street Chambers; Associate Professor of law at the University of KwaZulu-Natal; Senior Research Associate, International Crime in Africa Programme, Institute for Security Studies ;
- Vera Gowlland-Debbas, Honorary Professor of Public International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva ;
- Michiel Pestman, Böhler Advocaten ;
- Prof. Göran Sluiter, Böhler Advocaten and Professor of International Criminal Law at University of Amsterdam ;
- Prof. Marc Weller, Doughty Street Chambers, Professor of International Law and International Constitutional Studies in the University of Cambridge and the Director of the Lauterpacht Centre.
If you wish to register, click here.
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.