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What happens when criminal justice goes international?

13/11/2017 – 11:21 am |

Mikkel Jarle Christensen, associate professor in iCourts, and Ron Levi, professor at the Munk School of Global Affairs, have published a new edited volume with Routledge: International Practices of Criminal Law: Social and Legal Perspectives.
The edited volume examines the practitioners, practices, and institutions that are transforming the relationship between criminal justice and international governance. The book links two dimensions of international criminal justice, by analyzing the fields of international …

Colleen Rohan and Gentian Zyberi (eds), Defense Perspectives on International Criminal Justice (Cambridge University Press, 2017)

15/05/2017 – 2:40 pm | Comments Off on Colleen Rohan and Gentian Zyberi (eds), Defense Perspectives on International Criminal Justice (Cambridge University Press, 2017)

Edited by Colleen Rohan (International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY)) and Gentian Zyberi (Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo). For a discount see the flyer Defence Perspectives on International Criminal Justice_Flyer.
Introduction
The edited volume ‘Defense Perspectives on International Criminal Justice’ is the first comprehensive book focusing on the multi-faceted role of the Defence in international criminal proceedings. This examination of the role …

Call for Papers: Hague Justice Journal on ICTY Legacy

28/02/2017 – 4:27 pm | Comments Off on Call for Papers: Hague Justice Journal on ICTY Legacy

The Hague Justice Journal First Edition in Association with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia launches its call for submissions. The editorial board of The Hague Justice Journal (HJJ) is delighted to announce that it is soliciting submissions for its 2017 volume relating to the ICTY’s legacy in what is the tribunal’s final year of operations. Such submissions will include selected papers from the …

iCourts and PluriCourts PhD Summer School on International Law: Courts and Contexts, 26 June – 30 June 2017

15/02/2017 – 12:19 pm | Comments Off on iCourts and PluriCourts PhD Summer School on International Law: Courts and Contexts, 26 June – 30 June 2017

Context
The Centre of Excellence for International Courts (iCourts) and PluriCourts (Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order) are hosting a high-level summer school for PhD students working on international courts in their social and political context. We particularly welcome students who are writing up a PhD thesis that involves a strong focus on methodology.
 The set-up
The iCourts/PluriCourts …

ICTY Call for Papers for the June 2017 Legacy Conference

08/12/2016 – 3:46 pm | Comments Off on ICTY Call for Papers for the June 2017 Legacy Conference

As part of its “ICTY Legacy Dialogues” events, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (“ICTY”) is organising in the week of 19 June 2017 a conference on the legacy of the ICTY in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina. We invite your participation.

With the ICTY’s closure scheduled for 31 December 2017, the conference aims to enable others to build on the achievements of the ICTY …

ADC-ICTY Annual Conference ‘Quo Vadis, International Criminal Law?’, 3 December, The Hague

15/11/2016 – 5:55 pm | Comments Off on ADC-ICTY Annual Conference ‘Quo Vadis, International Criminal Law?’, 3 December, The Hague

The ADC-ICTY will be holding its Annual Conference on 3 December in The Hague.
The title of the conference is: ‘Quo Vadis, International Criminal Law? Current Challenges of Implementing International Humanitarian Law and International Criminal Law‘.
The topics of the Conference panels are:
– Positive Complementarity – National Jurisdictions and Effective Sanctions
– Transitional Justice: Experience of implementing ICL and IHL in Ukraine
– Relocated Justice: The Kosovo Specialist Chambers
– …

Reminder: ICTY/MICT Open Day in The Hague on 25 September

15/09/2016 – 1:38 pm | Comments Off on Reminder: ICTY/MICT Open Day in The Hague on 25 September

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) are hosting a joint Open Day on Sunday, 25 September, as part of The Hague International Day.
At the Open Day, there will be opportunities to interact with Judges and other key staff members, view new documentaries produced by the ICTY Outreach Programme, and explore art exhibitions and Archives material.
ICTY …

Edited volume: ‘An Institutional Approach to the Responsibility to Protect’, Cambridge University Press, 2016 (paperback)

20/08/2016 – 2:47 pm | Comments Off on Edited volume: ‘An Institutional Approach to the Responsibility to Protect’, Cambridge University Press, 2016 (paperback)

My edited book entitled ‘An Institutional Approach to the Responsibility to Protect’ has recently been published as paperback by Cambridge University Press (35 GBP).
Through its 22 chapters, covering

the responsibilities of the State;
the main political organs of the UN;
important regional and security organizations;
international judicial institutions and the regional human rights protection systems;

the book examines the roles and responsibilities of the international community regarding the responsibility to …

Eighteenth Summer Session of Salzburg Law School on International Criminal Law, Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law, ‘Achieving International Criminal Justice by Safeguarding the Principle of Equality for Unequal Perpetrators of Crimes Under International Law’

08/04/2016 – 12:23 pm | Comments Off on Eighteenth Summer Session of Salzburg Law School on International Criminal Law, Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law, ‘Achieving International Criminal Justice by Safeguarding the Principle of Equality for Unequal Perpetrators of Crimes Under International Law’

The Salzburg Law School on International Criminal Law, Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law (SLS) welcomes applications for its Eighteenth Summer Session, Sunday 31 July to Wednesday 10 August 2016. Under the title ‘Achieving International Criminal Justice by Safeguarding the Principle of Equality for Unequal Perpetrators of Crimes Under International Law’, SLS 2016 will assess the roles and interplay of individual perpetrators within a macro-criminal context from …

iCourts lanches new database on international courts

05/04/2016 – 1:58 pm | Comments Off on iCourts lanches new database on international courts

Today the Centre of Excellence for International Courts (iCourts) embedded in the Faculty of law, University of Copenhagen, lauched a new and original database on international courts.
The database makes the judgments of international courts easily accessible to researchers and can be accessed at www.icourts.dk.
The database currently makes two datasets available on the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). In …

Tribunal convicts Radovan Karadžić for crimes in Bosnia and Herzegovina and sentences him to 40 years imprisonment

27/03/2016 – 5:36 pm | Comments Off on Tribunal convicts Radovan Karadžić for crimes in Bosnia and Herzegovina and sentences him to 40 years imprisonment

* Post based entirely on the ICTY Press Release, 24 March 2016. An analysis of the main factual and legal findings of this case will follow in early April.
For more information on the case visit the following links:
Radovan Karadžić Case – Key information & Timeline
Judgment Summary
Judgment, four volumes compiled
Trial Chamber III of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) today convicted Radovan Karadžić, former President …

“The Variable Authority of International Courts:” New special issue of Law and Contemporary Problems

07/03/2016 – 12:51 pm | Comments Off on “The Variable Authority of International Courts:” New special issue of Law and Contemporary Problems

“The Variable Authority of International Courts” is the result of a collective endeavour to contribute original and multidisciplinary perspectives on the proliferation and impact of international courts. The volume features articles from widely recognized as well as up-and-coming scholars of internationational courts.
All articles in the special issue can be accessed directly here
The special issue of Law and Contemporary Problems (vol. 79, no. 1, 2016) was …

Reminder: ADC-ICTY Annual Conference – Judge Schomburg Confirmed as Keynote Speaker

06/10/2015 – 9:02 am | Comments Off on Reminder: ADC-ICTY Annual Conference – Judge Schomburg Confirmed as Keynote Speaker

The Association of Defence Counsel Practising before the ICTY and Representing Counsel before the MICT (ADC-ICTY) is pleased to announce that its Annual Conference on 5 December 2015 will be opened with a keynote speech entitled No Justice Without Defence Counsel by Professor Doctor h.c. Wolfgang Schomburg.
Wolfgang Schomburg served as an international Judge at the UN-ICTY first as a presiding Judge and then in the …

Professional life in The Hague bubble

22/06/2015 – 4:19 pm | Comments Off on Professional life in The Hague bubble

Two weeks ago, I was doing fieldwork in The Hague. The object was to study the international criminal courts and the field of stakeholders around them. As a sociologist, my research is based on interviews supported by different forms of statistical and written material. My latest trip to The Hague will serve here as an introduction to the contributions I intend to make to the …

PluriCourts Fellowships for 3-12 months in 2015 – 2016

08/12/2014 – 3:54 pm | Comments Off on PluriCourts Fellowships for 3-12 months in 2015 – 2016

Temporary positions as visiting scholars at postdoctoral level are available at PluriCourts – Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order, a Centre of Excellence at the Faculty of Law, University of Oslo for 2015 and 2016. The duration of the contracts is from 3 – 12 months. For more information on the Centre please click here.
The candidates …

Reminder ESIL 2015 Annual Conference: ‘The Judicialization of International Law – A Mixed Blessing ?’, Oslo, September 10-12, 2015

08/12/2014 – 3:35 pm | Comments Off on Reminder ESIL 2015 Annual Conference: ‘The Judicialization of International Law – A Mixed Blessing ?’, Oslo, September 10-12, 2015

The Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law (Oslo, September 10-12, 2015) will be hosted by the University of Oslo’s PluriCourts Center on the Legitimate Roles on the Judiciary in the Global Order. The annual ESIL conference has become one of the indispensable venues for European and international scholars interested in questions of international law.
The conference is entitled “The Judicialization of International Law …

ECCC: Defence lawyers of Ex-Khmer Rouge officials to block first genocide case

19/10/2014 – 11:39 am | Comments Off on ECCC: Defence lawyers of Ex-Khmer Rouge officials to block first genocide case

 The defence lawyers of the two former officials accused announced on Saturday their intention to boycott the first case concerning acts of genocide before the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC). More specifically, the lawyers plan to block the second case against their clients, until they have had time to appeal the ex-officials’ earlier conviction.
Both their clients, Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, were convicted in early August …

First Khmer Rouge era genocide case opens in ECCC

18/10/2014 – 10:34 pm | Comments Off on First Khmer Rouge era genocide case opens in ECCC

The Trial Chamber of Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) this Friday commenced substantive hearings on its first case involving charges of genocide. Both of the accused are high ranking officials of the former Khmer Rouge regime. Nuon Chea was the closest advisor to former leader Pol Pot and Khieu Samphan served as head of state. 
According to the press release made available by the Court, the case …