Expert Seminar on ICC Preliminary Examination and Legacy/Sustainable Exit

The Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies and the Centre for International Law Research and Policy hosted an international expert seminar on 29 September 2015 at the Peace Palace on "The Peripheries of Justice Intervention: Preliminary Examination and Legacy/Sustainable Exit”. 

More information can be found here.

The Hague Launch of "The Law and Practice of the International Criminal Court"

It was a full house on 28 September 2015 when the new OUP volume on the Law and Practice of the International Criminal Court (edited by Professor Carsten Stahn) was launched as part of the FCO Legal Diplomacy Series at the Residence of the British Ambassador in The Hague. ICC President Silvia Fernandez de Gurmendi, Judge Christopher Greenwood (ICJ) and Ian MacLeod (UK Legal Adviser) discussed different aspects of the book and the role of the ICC, more generally, in the presence of members of the international community and guests. As Judge Greenwood put it, the book is ‘always going to have a place on all our bookshelves, but it is a place it will not occupy very often, because it’s going to be taken off the shelf to be consulted on an almost daily basis.’ The book was made possible by a grant of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research related to the project on Post-Conflict Justice and Local Ownership.

ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda opens Advanced Course on International Criminal Law at the Peace Palace

On Monday 24 August 2015, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Mrs. Fatou Bensouda, delivered the Keynote Speech for the first Advanced Course on International Criminal Law, organized by The Hague Academy of International Law and the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Ministry of Security and Justice and the Municipality of The Hague. The topic of the speech was "T he investigation and prosecution of sexual and gender-based crimes: reflections from the Office of the Prosecutor ". The full text can be read here .


Larissa van den Herik

"Collective security is meant to protect and not to undermine human rights. The challenge is to solidly embed human rights in any UN sanctions regime."


New Summer School on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in International Law

The Grotius Centre offers a new summer school on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in International Law in 2016. The summer school will focus on the emergence of SOGI issues in different areas of international law, such as human rights law, refugee law and international criminal law.

Summer Schools applications now open!

Applications for the International Criminal Law Summer School, the Human Rights and Transitional Justice Summer School and the Frontiers of Children's Rights Summer School are now welcome.


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