» Archive for: November, 2016


Thesis-Prize-2016You are cordially invited to attend the annual awarding of the MA Thesis Prize “Visions on Peace” to a student who wrote an excellent thesis on peace and security issues.

The event will take place at The Hague University of Applied Sciences (Haagse Hogeschool), Room 0v.3.3.7, Johanna Westerdijkplein 75, 2521 EN The Hague.

Registration starts at 13:00 and at 17:00 the event will be concluded with drinks. See the attached announcement.
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Scepticism about the ICC

Category: Publications

10 Nov 2016

Blog Post

Scepticism about the ICC should come as no surprise

JeffHandmakerISS_smallJeff Handmaker*

On 21 October 2016, South Africa’s Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Michael Masutha announced the intention of the government to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC).

South Africa’s announcement to withdraw from the ICC was accompanied by similar announcements by Burundi and possibly Kenya to either leave or consider leaving the Assembly of State Parties, which comprises the members of the Rome Statute of the ICC. The Gambia also made clear it was intending to leave the ICC, which was all the more embarrassing as it is the country of nationality of the current ICC prosecutor.

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Quitting the ICC

Category: Events

10 Nov 2016

A roundtable discussion at the Asser Institute

logo_asser_horizontalBurundi, South Africa and Gambia have signaled their intent to quit the ICC, shocking the international community, with dramatic implications for the Court, for international criminal law, and for the international community. The issues in play are varied and complex: South Africa has raised conflicts among international legal regimes; Gambia has raised racial politics of international criminal justice. In the meantime, the Court presses forward in its quest to end impunity and restore trust in its mandate and operations, against increasingly potent charges of neo-colonialism. Our roundtable discusses implications of the latest developments.

Roundtable participants:

Prof.dr. Harmen van der Wilt (University of Amsterdam)
Dr. Dov Jacobs (Leiden University)
Dr. Marieke de Hoon (Public International Law & Policy Group; Free University Amsterdam)
Sofia Stolk (Free University Amsterdam)
Phyllis Livaha (Erasmus University College)

moderated by: Geoff Gordon (T.M.C. Asser Institute)

When: Friday, 11 November, 15:00-16:30
Where: T.M.C. Asser Institute, R. J. Schimmelpennincklaan 20-22, The Hague

To register, please send an e-mail with your name, organisation and affiliation to conferencemanager@asser.nl.

http://www.asser.nl/education-events/events/?id=2956

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Read also a blog post by Jeff Handmaker.


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Human Rights is a specialization within the Human Rights, Conflict and Gender Studies MA Major in Development Studies. This blog provides a platform for discussion for researchers, students and others interested in this field of studies. The blog is administered by the Human Rights teaching team.