CICJ co-director Barbora Hola selected to join Young Academy

The Young Academy of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Science has selected Barbora Hola as one of the ten new members. The members are all exceptional researchers with a broad interest in scientific endeavour and science communication. Membership is for a five-year period. The new members will be officially installed on 26 March…

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,…

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,…

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…