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Leiden Journal of International Law prize workshop

On the 12th of June, the  Leiden Journal of International Law organizes the first LJIL prize workshop during which the article of the laureate Richard Collins, ‘Constitutionalism as Liberal-Juridical Consciousness: Echoes from International Law’s Past’, will be discussed by Erika de Wet and Jure Vidmar. A general discussion will follow. This event will take place from 18.00 to 19.30 followed by a reception at the Campus den Haag (Kantoren Stichthage), Room ‘Lange Voorhout’ (13th floor). If you would like to attend, please register at: 

 


Leiden wins ICC Trial Competition 2013 -     'If the price of peace is justice, perhaps that price is too high’

 
 
On 26 April 2013, Leiden won the final round of the ICC Trial Competition 2013, held at the International Criminal Court before an international Bench, including ICC Judge Morrison. The team was composed of members of our Adv. and Regular LL.M. programme in Public International Law: John Doyle, Sophie Beelaerts van Blokland, Uzay Aysev, Alexander Wills, Joe Holt, Daniel Huck and Adrian Plevin. It was successfully coached by Daniel Huck and Christian De Lance Vos. The case dealt inter alia with ‘forced marriage’ as an international crime, jurisdictional issues and complementarity. Acting as representative of victims in the final, Leiden argued that if peace were to come at the expense of justice in the case, this would be a too high price to pay. Earlier this year, our team won the national Dutch qualifying round. The rounds leading up to finals were hosted in the new premises of Leiden University - Campus The Hague in Schouwburgstraat. A press release and photographs are on the website of the International Criminal Court.
 



Carsten Stahn:

"International justice is no longer a one-way street: It is a dialogue among institutions and, most of all, about dialogue with domestic jurisdictions and communities."

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