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ICC defence lawyer Caroline Buisman to give guest lecture

Dr. Caroline Buisman will give a guest lecture on Monday 30 November, to Master students in the context of the course on International Criminal Courts and Tribunals at the VU. Caroline Buisman is an international criminal defence lawyer, who is involved in the defence cases of Germain Katanga and Joshua arap Sang before the ICC.…


Fighting for human rights in Somaliland and Bangladesh

On Monday 16 November, CICJ welcomed two human rights defenders from two very different countries, Somaliland and Bangladesh, who shared their experiences from their human rights work. How do you fight for human rights in a hostile environment? The speakers are in the Netherlands in the context of the Shelter City project. Through this project, the…

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Judge Alphons Orie receives honorary doctorate

During the Dies celebration on 20 October 2015, VU University honored Mr. Alphons (Fons) Orie with an honorary doctorate for his outstanding achievements in the field of international criminal law. The honorary doctorate was awarded to him by prof. dr. mr. Elies van Sliedregt. The day before, Fons Orie provided the annual Kooijmans lecture, organized by the Kooijmans…

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CICJ panel at annual ESIL Conference in Oslo

From 10 to 12 September, the European Society for International Law (ESIL) together with the PluriCourts Center of Oslo University organized the 11th Annual Conference, entitled ‘The Judicialization of International Law – A Mixed Blessing?‘ 400 international law scholars and practitioners gathered to discuss the judicialization of international law. CICJ was present at the conference and organized…

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24 September to 8 October: RRN holds online discussion on ‘Undesirable and Unreturnable’ migrants

In the run-up to the ‘Undesirable and Unreturnable?’ London conference on 25-26 January 2016, the Refugee Research Network (RRN) in collaboration with the Refugee Law Initiative and CICJ holds an online discussion on “Undesirable and Unreturnable? Policy challenges around excluded asylum seekers and other migrants suspected of serious criminality” with guest commentary from: – Jennifer Bond,…