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. 

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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."


Roads to Justice 2015: Visualising Nuremberg, The Hague, 21 May

2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the start of the Nuremberg Trials. The jurisprudence of these trials still has an impact 70 years later. During the Roads to Justice session, organized by NIOD in cooperation with the Grotius Centre, Kevin Jon Heller (SOAS University of London) will analyse which role the judgments of the Nuremberg tribunal play in international criminal law today. Petar Finci (ICTY) will discuss the 70 year old images from within the court room and their meaning in the past and present. Furthermore he will compare them to the current day images of the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY). Time: 17:00-19:00. Venue: Leiden University, Campus The Hague, Schouwburgstraat 2. Please register via

Reconciliation v. Accountability: Balancing Interests of Peace and Justice, Peace Palace, The Hague, 29 May 2015

The Centre for International Law Research and Policy, the Royal Norwegian Embassy in The Hague, Leiden University, Peking University International Law Institute, and O.P. Jindal Global University invite you to a seminar on the relationship between criminal justice accountability and truth and reconciliation commissions, and expectations of war crimes trials. Judge Erik Møse (European Court of Human Rights, formerly ICTR President) will give the 2015 LI Haopei Lecture on “The ICTR and Reconciliation in Rwanda”, after which five other experts will discuss whether specific criminal jurisdictions for core international crimes have contributed to reconciliation. Registration: by 15 May 2015.

International Criminal Court Moot Court Competition

57 universities will be representing their country during the upcoming ICC Moot, to be held in The Hague from Sunday 17 May until Friday 22 May 2015.


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