Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Write On! ICC @ 10 @ Leiden

(Write On! is an occasional item about notable calls for papers)

The Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies at Leiden University's campus in The Hague, Netherlands, is seeking papers to be presented at a conference that's part of its The ICC at 10 Years Project.
The conference, organized with the support of the Open Society Justice Initiative and entitled The Law and Policy of the International Criminal Court: Achievements, Impact and Challenges, will be held September 27 and 28, 2012, at the Peace Palace in The Hague.
Here's an excerpt from the call for papers:
In 2012, the International Criminal Court (ICC) will celebrate the ten-year anniversary of its entry into force. This anniversary presents an occasion to reflect on the world’s first permanent institution designed to hold individuals accountable for violations of serious international crimes. It is an opportunity to examine the law and practice of the Court, its contribution to international criminal law and policy, and its potential role in countries where such crimes have been committed. The conference will bring together scholars from a variety of disciplines and practitioners from within the broader international law community to reflect on the ICC as an institution, its jurisprudence, the impact of its activities and to critically assess future possibilities for the Court.
Interested participants should send a draft title and 500-word abstract of their proposal, written in English, together with a CV to, no later than Monday, April 16, 2012. Submissions should be related to one of the themes such as the following:
► Law and Practice of the ICC
► Roles and Responsibilities of ICC Actors
► Complementarity and Domestic Jurisdictions
► The ICC in Context: Impact and ‘Legacy’
Details on these themes and on the project as a whole are set forth in the full call for papers, available here.

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