This Thursday and Friday, May 5 and 6, the University of Leiden-Campus The Hague and the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies will host a launch conference for the Post-Conflict Justice and 'Local Ownership' project.
The anticipated closing of the ad hoc and hybrid tribunals, combined with the expanding jurisdiction and practice of the International Criminal Court, offers an important opportunity to step back and critically assess the social and legal impact of the Court's prosecutions and investigations on local populations and jurisdictions. Indeed, because the ICC's jurisdiction is complementary to that of domestic legal systems, there is an acute need to revisit the modalities and timing of legal reform and international justice in light of the priorities, interests, and expectations of local constituencies and actors.The panels include the following female panelists:
- Keynote remarks by Ruti Teitel, Ernst C. Steifel Professor of Law at New York Law School (pictured right)
- Conceptualizing 'Local' Justice at the International Criminal Court, with yours truly, IntLawGrrl Jaya Ramji-Nogales
- Political Implications of ICC Interventions - Marieke Wierda of the International Center for Transitional Justice (pictured near left)
- Social Implications of International Criminal Justice - Madalena Pampalk of the University of Vienna (pictured far left)
- Influence and Implementation of the Rome Statute - Edda Kristjansdottir of the University of Amsterdam, Jennifer Easterday of the UC Berkeley War Crimes Studies Center, and Ranyta Yusran of the National University of Singapore (pictured right)
- Complementarity in Critical Perspective - Fidelma Donlon, a graduate student at the National University of Ireland in Galway