Annual Conference 2018

Annual Conference 2018

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM for 23 - 26 February 2018:

Friday, 23 February 2018

19.00 Book launch: “Justice for All and How to Achieve it: Citizens, Lawyers and the Law in the Age of Human Rights”

Venue: ProDemos (TBC)

20:30 - 22:00 Reception

Venue: (TBC)

 

Saturday, 24 February

Venue: CILC, Spui 1/ProDemos (TBC), Den Haag

09.00 – 09.30 Registration

09.30 – 09.45 Welcome and Introduction

09.45 – 11.15 Key-note speakers

Nevenka Tromp: Politics and International Criminal Courts: Cooperation and states  The International Criminal Tribunals: Serbia and the ICTY

Sir Geoffrey Nice: The International Criminal Court, ICC; International Court of Justice, ICTY

Andrew Cayley: Politics and International Criminal Courts: The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, ECCC

11.15 – 11.30 Coffee Break

11.30 – 12.30 Alumni presenting their research

Dr. Emilija DODEVSKA: Reconciliation betrayed- the case of Šešelj and Karadžić at the ICTY

Sophie HOWARD: Sentencing at the international criminal courts and tribunals – political factors or a lack of sentencing guidelines? A comparative review

Rabah KHERBANE: The duty to prosecute genocide under international law, and why it should not exist

12.30 - 14.00 Lunch Break

14.00 – 14.30 Introduction to Group Work

14.30 – 16.00 5 Working Groups working on 5 Case Studies:

(i) International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) 

(ii) International Criminal Court (ICC)

(iii) Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) 

(iv) Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC)

(v) Kosovo Specialist Chambers and Specialist Prosecutor’s Office

Topics 1-3 for Discussion in the Working Groups:

(1) political circumstances that made these selected courts possible (for example why Lebanon, Kosovo and Cambodia BUT NOT Syria) 

(2) over-prosecution and under-prosecution: why some individuals have been charged with everything possible, some with limited charges and some not indicted at all 

(3) inside interventions in the legal process by lawyers, judges, investigators, witnesses and outside interventions to influence the proceedings (for example why genocide charges have been made in some cases but avoided in other cases) 

16.00 – 16.30 Coffee Break

16.30 – 18.30 Plenary: Working Group Presentations

19.30 Group Dinner

 

Sunday, 25 February

Venue: CILC, Spui 1/ProDemos, Den Haag (TBC)

09.30 – 11.30 Keynote speakers

HE Former President of Kosovo Atifete Jahjaga: Law and Politics of Kosovo: The Kosovo Special Chamber(topic TBC)

Lord Iain BONOMY: What can be done to improve the efficiency of international criminal justice?

Robert Muharremi: The Kosovo Specialist Chambers and Specialist Prosecutor’s Office

11.30 – 12.00 Coffee Break

12.00 – 13.00 Alumni presenting their research

Sabine GARAHAN: (title tbc)   

Diana MUDRINIC/Wasja RIJS/Jonas SPISTRA: To follow or to dissent? Critical observations on judicial dissent and the International Criminal Justice Project

Aarif Abraham: (title tbc)

13.00 - 14.00 Lunch Break

14.00 - 16.00 5 Working Groups working on 5 Case Studies:

(i) International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) 

(ii) International Criminal Court (ICC)

(iii) Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) 

(iv) Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC)

(v) Kosovo Specialist Chambers and Specialist Prosecutor’s Office

Topics 4-6 for Discussion in the Working Groups:

(4) outside interventions into the legal process through, for example, measured and controlled cooperation by states in the production of documents and by suppression of documents 

(5) politics behind rules of procedure, interim judgments, verdicts and sentencing range (from time served to life sentence) 

(6) interplay – general or specific - between politics and justice from 1993 onwards.

16.00 – 16.30 Coffee Break

16.30 – 18.30 Plenary: Working Group Presentations

19.30 Group Dinner and review of the functioning of the Geoffrey Nice Foundation

 

Monday, 26 February

09.30 - 11.30 Visit to Kosovo Specialist Chambers and Specialist Prosecutor’s Office

 

Additionally for those who can stay on: a vist to ICC/ICJ

Informal farewell for those who stay until the very end!



PRINCIPAL ORGANISER: Geoffrey Nice Foundation on Law, History, Politics and Society in the Context of Mass Atrocities

COOPERATING PARTIES IN THE HAGUE: Centre for International Legal Cooperation (CILC)

PARTICIPATING ORGANISATIONS: University of Amsterdam (UvA), Geoffrey Nice Foundation, Inner Temple, University of Prishtina, University of Zagreb, Center for International Legal Cooperation (CILC).

VENUE: Centre for International Legal Cooperation (CILC), Spui 1, Den Haag

 

TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION:

Travel: You will be expected to pay for your travel to The Hague. 

Accommodation:

Participants:

The Geoffrey Nice Foundation will cover your accommodation costs on the basis of 3 nights at the StayOkey hotel (dormitory). Please make your own reservation. You will be reimbursed in The Hague against receipt. If you prefer to stay somewhere else, Geoffrey Nice Foundation offers you a maximum contribution of EUR 100 per person as a contribution to your accommodation costs.

Faculty Members:

For faculty members, the Geoffrey Nice Foundation offers to cover accommodation in single rooms at a hotel close to the center/or a single room at StayOkey hotel. Please indicate your preference.

Meals: The Geoffrey Nice Foundation will also cover group dinners on Saturday and Sunday, 24 and 25 February.

 

PARTICIPANTS CONFIRMED

Students Country

  • ABRAHAM Aarif - UK
  • ALI Umar - UK
  • ALSHAMLI Khaldoun Syria
  • ANHOLT Rosanne Netherlands
  • BOSAK Martina Croatia
  • BRATINA Ana Slovenia
  • CVEJIN Zeljka Serbia
  • ĐAPO Jasmina Croatia
  • DODEVSKA Emilija - Republic of Macedonia
  • GARAHAN Sabina UK
  • HAMITAJ Giulian Kosov
  • HOWARD Sophie UK
  • JACKSON Natasha UK
  • JAKOVINA Petra Croatia
  • Jakšić Josipa Croatia
  • KERRIDGE Sophia UK
  • KHERBANE Rabah UK
  • Kožina Karlo Croatia
  • KRASNIÇI Lirim Kosovo
  • KRASNIQI Selda Kosovo - UK
  • KRSTAS Nikica Croatia
  • LODGE Harriet UK
  • MALLON Miriam UK
  • MICHAL Clara-Lou Netherlands
  • RIJS Wasja (Group paper 1) Netherlands
  • SPITRA Jonas (Group paper 1) Germany
  • MUDRINIC Diana (Group paper 1) Netherlands
  • SIJACIC Visnja Serbia
  • ŠIKORONJA Stjepan Croatia
  • SYLA Leutrim Kosovo
  • VAESSEN Lino Netherlands
  • Van NIJHUIS Lisette Netherlands
  • VERBOVCI Fahredin -  Kosovo
  • WAND Daniel UK

Faculty

Keynote Speakers

  • HE Atifete Jahjaga
  • Sir Iain Bonomy
  • Andrew Cayley
  • Robert Muharremi
  • Sir Geoffrey Nice
  • Dr. Nevenka Tromp

 

Faculty members

  • Christophe Paulussen
  • Nick Vetch
  • Hamid Sabi
  • Shadi Sadr
  • Ben Rogers
  • Visar Morina
  • Jennie Collis
  • Marie-Ursula Kind

 

Additional Interested

  • Paul Garlick QC, Netherlands/UK
  • Catherine Dunmore, Asser Institute, Netherlands
  • Judge Frederik Harhoff, Denmark
  • CILC participants
  • ProDemos participants

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