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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.


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Read also a blog post by Jeff Handmaker.

40802The Netherlands International Law Review, Volume 62, Number 2, 2015, has just published a Special Issue on Srebrenica

On Tuesday 11 July 1995, a date which will live in infamy, the town of Srebrenica was overrun by Bosnian Serb forces. In order to commemorate this tragedy so that we will never forget, the Board of Editors of the Netherlands International Law Review invited a select number of authors to contribute to a Special Issue on the Impact of the Fall of Srebrenica (1995-2015) on various areas of public international law.

These areas are: the law relating to the United Nations (peace and security), the law relating to international crimes, the law relating to international responsibility and the law relating to international remedies.

Read Select Articles for Free.

These articles chosen by the managing editor are free to read until September 30th, 2015:

Of Dissonance and Silence; State Responsibility in the Bosnia Genocide Case, Kimberley N. Trapp
Attributing the Conduct of Dutchbat in Srebrenica: the 2014 Judgment of the District Court in the Mothers of Srebrenica Case, Paolo Palchetti
Srebrenica: On Joint Criminal Enterprise, Aiding and Abetting and Command Responsibility, Harmen van der Wilt [OPEN ACCESS]
Lessons Learned from the Srebrenica Massacre: From UN Peacekeeping Reform to Legal Responsibility, Cedric Ryngaert and Nico Schrijver [OPEN ACCESS]


Annotated Leading Cases of International Criminal Tribunals is a searchable database of case law from and commentary on the international criminal tribunals.

The database – which ISS has a subscription to – provides you with the full text of the most important decisions, including concurring, separate and dissenting opinions of the ICTY, ICTR, The Special Court for Sierra Leone, The Special Panels for Serious Crimes of Timor-Leste and the ICC.

Distinguished experts in the field of international criminal law have commented these judgments.

Just published:

Volume 37: The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia 2008-2009
Volume 39: The International Criminal Court 2006-2008
Volume 41: The International Criminal Court 2009

The judicial decisions and commentaries in these new volumes of the Annotated Leading Cases Series are now online available in full-text.


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