CICJ research lab

Master students start working on CICJ Research Lab projects

This year, CICJ has recruited eight students from the master programme on International Crimes and Criminology to assist in academic research that is carried out at the Center in the context of the CICJ Research Lab. They are Eszter Boldis, Marieke Bremmers, Laura Jiminez, Andrew Kennedy, Xiao Mao, Zoi Pisourika, Rebecca Pol and Indigo Uriz Martinez.…

Bril

CICJ researchers assigned research project on Syrian asylum seekers

In 2014 and 2015 many European countries were confronted with a steep rise in asylum applications, primarily by Syrian nationals. This dramatic increase led to exceptional challenges with regard to the identification, registration and screening of these newcomers. As there is a high probability that Syrians are granted asylum, these cases warrant fast and efficient processing,…

Conference

Training for Rwandan criminal justice professionals

From 7 to 16 November 2017, 20 Rwandan professionals – working in different branches of the criminal justice sector – will visit VU University Amsterdam and CICJ for a comprehensive training on ‘Fair trials rights within the national and international legal framework and jurisprudence’. The objective of this training is to ascertain that fair trial…

ICTY

Amicus curiae submitted to ICTY on JCE III

On September 25th 2017, the Appeals Chamber of the ICTY granted leave for the submission of an amicus curiae brief on the applicability of JCE III. The brief was filed by Ms. Felicity Gerry QC and Ms. Peta-Louise Bagott on behalf of a group of academics and practitioners, including CICJ fellow Marjolein Cupido. In particular,…

NWO

Research Talent Grant awarded to CICJ researchers

The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Research Talent Grant to CICJ/NSCR researchers Barbora Hola, Catrien Bijleveld, and Gabriele Chlevickaite for a PhD project on the credibility and reliability of insider witnesses at international criminal courts and tribunals. Insider witness testimony is both the strongest and the weakest link in international criminal…