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The use of armed force in Syria: getting from bad to worse?

15/04/2017 – 8:19 pm | 4 Comments

Background
* A lot of the background information used below is taken from the BBC Syria timeline profile. The post has been amended to portray better the cause for the beginning of the conflict in Syria.
A lot has been written about the armed conflict in Syria in international law blogs including Ejil:Talk, Opinio Juris and Just Security, especially after the US attack deploying 59 Tomahawk cruise …

The International Criminal Court Summer School 2017, 19-23 June 2017, NUI Galway, Ireland

11/04/2017 – 8:34 pm |

The Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland Galway is pleased to announce that the annual International Criminal Court Summer School will take place from 19 to 23 June.
The annual International Criminal Court Summer School at the Irish Centre for Human Rights is the premier summer school specialising on the International Criminal Court. The summer school allows participants the opportunity to …

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 …

Tanja Altunjan and Aziz Epik: The International Criminal Court in Crisis?

17/01/2017 – 1:48 pm | 2 Comments

By Tanja Altunjan and Dr. Aziz Epik
Tanja Altunjan is a Research Fellow and Dr. Aziz Epik is a Senior Research Fellow to the Chair for German and International Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Modern Legal History, Prof. Gerhard Werle, Humboldt-University, Berlin.
70 years after the International Military Tribunal passed its Nuremberg judgment, the International Criminal Court (ICC) – the first permanent institution for the prosecution of …

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
– …

CfP: Special issue of the Journal of International Criminal Justice

24/10/2016 – 11:02 am | Comments Off on CfP: Special issue of the Journal of International Criminal Justice

To mark 15 years since the coming into force of the Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on 1 July 2002, the Journal of International Criminal Justice is pleased to announce a forthcoming symposium on ‘The International Criminal Court’s Policies and Strategies’ to be published in July 2017.
The Court and its various organs have continually issued a number of documents explaining the Court’s policies on numerous …

The ICC finds Mr Al Mahdi guilty of the war crime of attacking historic and religious buildings in Timbuktu, Mali

28/09/2016 – 9:10 am | Comments Off on The ICC finds Mr Al Mahdi guilty of the war crime of attacking historic and religious buildings in Timbuktu, Mali

* Based on the ICC Press Release ICC-CPI-20160927-PR1242, 27 September 2016
Background
On 24 March 2016, ICC Pre-Trial Chamber I confirmed against Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi the war crime charge concerning attacks against historic and religious monuments in Timbuktu, Mali, and committed Mr Al Mahdi to trial. He was a member of Ansar Dine, a movement associated with AQIM, and had worked closely with the leaders of the …

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 …

CfP: Special issue of the Journal of International Criminal Justice

05/09/2016 – 3:16 pm | Comments Off on CfP: Special issue of the Journal of International Criminal Justice

To mark 15 years since the coming into force of the Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on 1 July 2002, the Journal of International Criminal Justice is pleased to announce a forthcoming symposium on ‘The International Criminal Court’s Policies and Strategies’ to be published in July 2017.
The Court and its various organs have continually issued a number of documents explaining the Court’s policies on numerous …

PluriCourts Conference: Strengthening the Validity of International Criminal Tribunals, 29-30 August, Oslo

05/08/2016 – 3:20 pm | Comments Off on PluriCourts Conference: Strengthening the Validity of International Criminal Tribunals, 29-30 August, Oslo

International criminal law (ICL) re-emerged onto the global stage in the 1990s in a flood of good will and optimism. Two decades later, with its honeymoon stage well behind it, states, practitioners, scholars and others are asking where we go from here. This conference will bring together a mix of practitioners and scholars from the field of international criminal justice to exchange perspectives and to suggest …

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 …

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 …

Three Postdoctoral Fellowships on the Legitimacy of International Courts and Tribunals (PluriCourts)

19/02/2016 – 11:10 am | Comments Off on Three Postdoctoral Fellowships on the Legitimacy of International Courts and Tribunals (PluriCourts)

Postdoctoral Fellowships on the Legitimacy of International Courts and Tribunals
PluriCourts announces up to three 3-year positions as postdoctoral research fellow studying international courts and tribunals in the following fields: human rights, trade, international criminal law or the environment. Deadline: 21 March 2016.
Job Description
Up to three 3 year postdoctoral fellowships are available at PluriCourts, a Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the …

Elinor Fry, The Contours of International Prosecutions: As Defined by Facts, Charges, and Jurisdiction (Eleven International Publishing, 2016)

12/01/2016 – 9:00 am | Comments Off on Elinor Fry, The Contours of International Prosecutions: As Defined by Facts, Charges, and Jurisdiction (Eleven International Publishing, 2016)

* By Dr. Elinor Fry
Dr. Elinor Fry is an Assistant Professor at the VU University Amsterdam Faculty of Law, where she is also the Deputy Director of the Center for International Criminal Justice. She holds an LL.M in International Human Rights Law and Criminal Justice (Utrecht University, summa cum laude), an LL.M in Information Law (University of Amsterdam), and an LL.B (University of Amsterdam). Before joining …

Event ‘Shaping the Law: Civil Society Influence at International Criminal Courts’

10/12/2015 – 12:36 am | Comments Off on Event ‘Shaping the Law: Civil Society Influence at International Criminal Courts’

Shaping the Law: Civil Society Influence at International Criminal Courts

25 Jan 2016
17:30 to 19:00
Doughty Street Chambers, 54 Doughty Street, London, WC1N 2LS

International Law Programme, Chatham House
Participants

Kirsty Brimelow QC, Barrister, Doughty Street Chambers
Dr Mark Ellis, Executive Director, International Bar Association
Dr Sarah Williams, Associate and Co-Director of International Humanitarian Law Project, Australian Human Rights Centre, University of NSW
Dr Hannah Woolaver, Senior Lecturer in International Law, Department of …

Reminder: ADC-ICTY Annual Conference, “The Situation of Defence Counsel at International Criminal Courts and Tribunals”, 5 December

25/11/2015 – 4:01 pm | Comments Off on Reminder: ADC-ICTY Annual Conference, “The Situation of Defence Counsel at International Criminal Courts and Tribunals”, 5 December

The ADC-ICTY will host its annual conference, entitled “The Situation of Defence Counsel at International Criminal Courts and Tribunals”, in The Hague, at the Bel Air Hotel on 5 December from 9:00 to 17:30.
Registration is open until 30 November. 
This one-day conference will feature four distinguished panels on various topics in relation to the role and importance of the Defence.
The keynote speech, entitled “No Justice without …

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 …

Read select articles for free from a special issue on Srebrenica from the Netherlands International Law Review

12/09/2015 – 9:58 pm | Comments Off on Read select articles for free from a special issue on Srebrenica from the Netherlands International Law Review

The Netherlands International Law Review commemorates Srebrenica
On Tuesday 11 July 1995, a date which will live in infamy, the town of Srebrenica was overrun by Bosnian Serb forces. In order to commemorate this tragedy so that we will never forget, the Board of Editors of the Netherlands International Law Review invited a select number of authors to contribute to a Special Issue on the Impact …