ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda opens Advanced Course on International Criminal Law at the Peace Palace

On Monday 24 August 2015, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Mrs. Fatou Bensouda, delivered the Keynote Speech for the first Advanced Course on International Criminal Law, organized by The Hague Academy of International Law and the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Ministry of Security and Justice and the Municipality of The Hague. The topic of the speech was "The investigation and prosecution of sexual and gender-based crimes: reflections from the Office of the Prosecutor". The full text can be read here.

Time, Legacy and New Research in International Criminal Justice

On 13 June 2015, Prof Carsten Stahn delivered a paper on ‘Re-constructing History Through Courts: Legacy in International Criminal Justice’ at the Conference on International Law and Time, held by the International Law Department of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.
In his intervention, he addressed the relationship between time and legacy approaches of international criminal courts and tribunals. He argued that Court-mandated legacy involves social construction and claims of ownership over the past that sit uncomfortably with the thicker fabric of remembrance and collective memory. He suggested a five-fold typology of legacy, based on differentiation between juridified legacy, institutional/systemic legacy, performative legacy, re-productive legacy and receptive legacy. This research complements a comprehensive new volume on the Law and Practice of the International Criminal Court (Oxford University Press), which provides a systematic account of the Court’s case-law, practices and policies.

University of Cologne wins the Final Round of the Telders International Law Moot Court Competition

Congratulations to the Winners of the Telders International Law Moot Court Competition 2015: The University of Cologne!

The Final Round took place in the Academy Hall of the Peace Palace. The Finalist Team was the Democritus University of Thrace, Greece.

Judge Peter Tomka, Judge Xue Hanqin and Judge Giorgio Gaja were the members of the Final Bench.

All pictures of the Telders MC 2015 on facebook

Roundtable 23 March 2015 - Reparations and the ICC: The Lubanga Judgment and Future Prospects for Victims

Panel members:

  • Pieter de Baan: Executive Director, Trust Fund for Victims
  • Paolina Massidda: Principal Counsel for the Office of Public Counsel for Victims
  • Luc Walleyn: Legal Representative for Victims in the case against Thomas Lubanga
  • Gaelle Carayon: ICC Legal Officer, Redress Trust
  • Luke Moffett: Lecturer, School of Law, Queen's University Belfast
  • Dov Jacobs: Assistant Professor, Leiden University
Chair: Prof. dr. Carsten Stahn, Leiden University

The Hague Academy of International Law and the Grotius Centre launch a new Advanced Course on International Criminal Law

The Grotius Centre is very pleased that the first session of a new Advanced Course on International Criminal Law, developed in cooperation with The Hague Academy of International Law, with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, will be held at the Peace Palace from 24 August to 4 September 2015. This year's Special Focus of the course will be on Gender Justice.
Confirmed faculty includes ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, ICTY Prosecutor Serge Brammertz, Prof. M. Cherif Bassiouni, Judge Theodor Meron, Brigid Inder, Patricia Sellers, Dr. Kelly Askin and Prof. William Schabas. Read more


Carsten Stahn:

"International justice is no longer a one-way street: It is a dialogue among institutions and, most of all, about dialogue with domestic jurisdictions and communities."



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