Coordinators: Yannick Radi and Dov Jacobs.
The Grotius Dialogues is a discussion forum dedicated to the analysis of practical and conceptual issues in contemporary international law. It will allow us to broaden our daily horizons of research and to share our ideas on issues of interests for our community. Questions about the Dialogues and suggestions for topics should be addressed to:
Yannick Radi or Dov Jacobs.
9 April 2013 | Grotius Dialogues
The Dialogue will consist of a presentation by Larissa van den Herik, Carsten Stahn and Catherine Harwood on
International Commissions of Inquiry and the Interplay with International Criminal Law
Since 1990, the United Nations has established over thirty international commissions of inquiry to undertake fact-finding in respect of a variety of situations. Many of these commissions have inquired into violations of human rights law and international humanitarian law. In recent years, some commissions have also conducted investigations under the rubric of international criminal law. This article charts key institutional developments in international commissions of inquiry by way of concrete examples and figures. Commissions’ mandates, establishing organs, working methods, findings and recommendations are examined to identify general trends in their establishment and activities. International commissions of inquiry have emerged as a key mechanism to detect violations of, and promote compliance with, international law. In addition, in many ways their investigations and activities have moved closer to the norms and procedures of international criminal law (ICL). Both beneficial and detrimental consequences may flow from taking ICL beyond the judicial context. The article discusses whether the trend towards criminalization in international commissions of inquiry is to be welcomed from the perspective of international governance and in light of concerns regarding the application of ICL in the absence of procedural safeguards inherent in the trial process.
The event will take place on the 9 April 2013 at 16.00 Noord room (12th floor), Stichthage Offices, Campus Den Haag.
28 February 2013
Beyond Srebrenica. The Immunity of the United Nations in International Law, by Nico Schrijver.
7 February 2013
Labour provisions in international investment agreements, by Ruben Zandvliet and Vid Prislan.
22 November 2012
A territorial view of State Responsibility, by Andrea Varga.
25 October 2012
The Fragmentation of International Law: A Critical Analysis, by Anne-Charlotte Martineau.
7 June 2012
Dynamic Interpretation in International Criminal Law, by Alexander Graber.
24 May 2012
Jus Post Bellum as a system of laws, by Jennifer Easterday and Jens Iverson
5 April 2012
The ICJ Judgement 'Jurisdictional Immunities of the State (Germany v. Italy: Greece intervening), by Dr. Erik Koppe
1 March 2012
Consideration of Non - Investmement Obligations, by Vid Prislan
For more information see here.
2 February 2012
Legitimacy in Legal Sciences
, by Dr. Jean D'aspremont
For more information see:
Jean D'aspremont and Eric de Brabandere, The Complementary Faces of Legitimacy in International Law: The Legitimacy of Origin and the Legitimacy of Exercise, Fordham International Law Journal, Vol. 34, pp. 101-145, 2010
26 January 2012
P.R.I.M.E Finance, by Dr. Eric de Brabandere
For more information see:
Eric de Brabandere, P.R.I.M.E. Finance: The Role and Function of the New Arbitral Institution for the Settlement of Financial Disputes in The Hague, ASIL Insights, Vol 16 Issue 3, 8 February 2012.