Thursday, March 8, 2012

Go On! Cassese lecture series at The Hague

(Go On! is an occasional item on symposia and other events of interest)

Pleased to announce a spring lecture series named after the Honorable Antonio Cassese (left), a lion of international criminal justice who passed away last October. (photo credit) Yours truly is truly honored to be taking a part.
Planned is a "Supranational Criminal Law" lecture series, entitled “International Criminal Justice and the Contours of the Judicial Function: Lectures in Honour of Antonio Cassese.” It's sponsored by the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies of the University of Leiden, in association with the T.M.C. Asser Institute, the Coalition for the International Criminal Court, and The Hague Institute for Global Justice.
All lectures will begin at 7 p.m., and will take place at the Hague Institute for Global Justice, Sophialaan 10, 2514 JR, The Hague, Netherlands.
Here's the full program, as currently constituted:
On the Eve of the Lubanga Verdict: The Judicial Function and the Politics of International Criminal Justice, Tuesday, March 13.
Dr. Guido Acquaviva, Chef de Cabinet at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon and Lecturer at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, will begin this event, the 1st in the series, with a tribute to Judge Cassese.
Then will follow the lecture, delivered by yours truly, Professor Diane Marie Amann (right), Emily and Ernest Woodruff Chair in International Law, University of Georgia School of Law. Discussant will be Professor John Dugard, who holds the Chair in Public International Law at the University of Leiden.
The Principle of Legality: Fictional Adherence or Judicial Straitjacket?, Wednesday, March 21.
By Professor William A. Schabas, Middlesex University, and the Honorable Howard Morrison, recently elected a Judge of the International Criminal Court following service as a Judge of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.
► Judicial Creativity and the 'Obligation' to Progressively Develop International Criminal Law, Wednesday, April 4.
Featuring International Criminal Court Judge Christine Van Den Wyngaert (left) in conversation with Professor Joseph Powderly, Leiden Law School. (photo credit)
Philosophies of Judgment, Tuesday, April 17.
Lecture by the Honorable Frederik Harhoff, ad litem judge, ICTY. Discussant: Dr. Guénaël Mettraux of the Doughty Street Chambers, who has been defence counsel to many persons accused in international criminal forums.
The Judicial Function and Legal Pluralism, Wednesday, April 25.
Featuring Dr. Guido Acquaviva, Chef de Cabinet at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon and Lecturer at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, in conversation with Judge Robert Roth, Special Tribunal for Lebanon.
Dispensing with Myths: The Role and Responsibilities of Senior Legal Advisors, Wednesday, May 2.
Roundtable discussion. Confirmed is Gilbert Bitti, Senior Legal Adviser to the ICC's Pre-Trial Division; invited are Jérôme De Hemptinne, Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, and Gabrielle McIntyre (right), Chef de Cabinet at the ICTY. (photo credit)
Adjudicating Asylum: The International Criminal Court and the Netherlands, Wednesday, May 9.
Lecture by Professor Göran Sluiter, University of Amsterdam, with discussant yet to be determined.
Conceptions of the Judicial Function: Prosecution, Defence, Victims, Civil Society and State Perspectives, date still to be set.
Roundtable discussion, with moderator and discussants yet to be determined.
Details here.

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