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Video and Audio 2014

Launch of the book Applying International Humanitarian Law in Judicial and Quasi-Judicial Bodies: International and Domestic Aspects, 25 November 2014

On Tuesday 25 November 2014, the book Applying International Humanitarian Law in Judicial and Quasi-Judicial Bodies: International and Domestic Aspects, edited by Derek Jinks, Jackson N. Maogoto and Solon Solomon and published by T.M.C. Asser Press, was launched at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut. The event was organised by the International Humanitarian and Criminal Law (IHCL) Platform hosted by the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, in cooperation with the Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum on International Humanitarian Law of the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies of Leiden University. The evening was introduced by Dr. Christophe Paulussen, senior researcher International Humanitarian Law and International Criminal Law at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut and moderated by Dr. Robert Heinsch, Director of the Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum on International Humanitarian Law of Leiden University. The book launch commenced with a brief description of the publication, provided by Mr. Solon Solomon, after which interventions followed by Judge Christopher Greenwood of the International Court of Justice, Judge Silvia Alejandra Fernández de Gurmendi of the International Criminal Court and Professor Cedric Ryngaert of Utrecht University. More information can be found here and the video of the event can be viewed here:

Lebanon lecture, 24 September 2014, Geoff Roberts

On 24 September 2014, Geoff Roberts, from the Sabra Defence Team (Special Tribunal for Lebanon), provided a lecture in the context of the Lebanon lecture series on war crimes.

Excerpt 1: explaining the purpose and advantage of supplementary categories of international crimes:

Excerpt 2: explaining the terminology of war crimes and the relevance and rationale for the laws of war.

Excerpt 3: explaining the elements of 'armed conflict' and the relevance of distinction between an international armed conflict and a non-international armed conflict.

Excerpt 4: explaining the violations of the laws and customs of war.

 

Lebanon lecture, 22 September 2014, Matthew Gillett and Nema Milaninia

On Monday 22 September 2014, Matthew Gillett, Senior Staff Member, Appeals Division, Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and Nema Milaninia, Appeals Counsel with the Office of the Prosecutor, ICTY, provided a lecture in the context of the Lebanon lecture series on crimes against humanity. The following is a short excerpt from that lecture, explaining the general elements of crimes against humanity.

 

Supranational Criminal Law Lecture, 17 September 2014, Darryl Robinson

On Wednesday 17 September 2014, Darryl Robinson, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law of Queen's University (Canada), gave a lecture in the context of the Supranational Criminal Law Lecture Series, entitled: "Gbagbo, Katanga and Three Theories of Crimes Against Humanity". The video of this lecture can be viewed here:

 

Supranational Criminal Law Lecture, 2 September 2014, Benjamin Ferencz

On Tuesday 2 September 2014, former Nuremberg prosecutor Benjamin Ferencz gave a lecture in the context of the Supranational Criminal Law Lecture Series, entitled: "Illegal Armed Force as a Crime against Humanity”. The video of this lecture can be viewed here:

 

Supranational Criminal Law Lecture, 18 June 2014, Michael Liu

On Wednesday 18 June 2014, Michael Liu, Civil Party Lawyer in the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia and founder of the Chinese Initiative on International Criminal Justice (CIICJ), gave a lecture in the context of the Supranational Criminal Law Lecture Series, entitled: "The ICC in the Chinese Context: Perceptions and Prospects”. The video of this lecture can be viewed here:

 

Supranational Criminal Law Lecture, 22 May 2014, Kamari Maxine Clarke 

On Thursday 22 May 2014, Kamari Maxine Clarke, Professor of Anthropology and Law, The University of Pennsylvania, gave a lecture in the context of the Supranational Criminal Law Lecture Series, entitled: “Refiguring the Perpetrator: Culpability, Postcolonial History, and Africa’s Impunity Gap”. The video of this lecture can be viewed here:

 

Supranational Criminal Law Lecture, 23 April 2014, Steven Freeland

On Wednesday 24 April 2014, Steven Freeland, Professor of International Law at the University of Western Sydney, Australia, ‘Marie Curie Visiting Professor’ at the iCourts Centre of Excellence for International Courts, Denmark, and a Visiting Professor in International Law at the University of Copenhagen and University of Vienna, gave a lecture in the context of the Supranational Criminal Law Lecture Series, entitled: “Addressing Crimes against the Environment under the Rome Statute”. The video of this lecture, which was organized in cooperation with the Hague Environmental Law Facility (HELF), can be viewed here:

 

Supranational Criminal Law Lecture, 9 April 2014, Professor Naomi Roht-Arriaza

On Wednesday 9 April 2014, Professor Naomi Roht-Arriaza, Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, gave a lecture in the context of the Supranational Criminal Law Lecture Series, entitled: "Genocide Prosecution in a National Court: Guatemala’s Rios Montt Trial in Latin American Context”. The video of this lecture can be viewed here:

 

Interview with Mr. Michel Raffray, Trial Counsel at the Office of the Prosecutor of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, on ‘Trials in Absentia and International Criminal Justice’

On 12 February 2014, Mr. Michel Raffray, former Investigative Judge and now Trial Counsel at the Office of the Prosecutor of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, explained during a brief interview with Dr. Christophe Paulussen, project leader of the International Crimes Database, the essence of ‘Trials in Absentia and International Criminal Justice’, a topic Mr. Raffray already provided a lecture on in the context of the Supranational Criminal Law Lecture Series, on 18 December 2013.

 

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