CICJ appoints three new board-members for two-year term

Francesca Anzovino, Gabriele Chlevickaite and Maarten Bolhuis have been appointed as the new board of CICJ. The new board will serve a two-year term. If you’re looking to come in touch with CICJ, you can reach us at cicj [at] vu.nl. The new board thanks the previous board and in particular the former directors Barbora…

PhD defence Eva Whitehead on soldiers disobeying illegal orders

On 9 February, from 13.45 CET, CICJ researcher Eva Whitehead will defend her PhD thesis entitled “Breaking the Chain of Command. Toward a theoretical framework: Explaining how and why soldiers disobey illegal orders.” Given the recent information about the atrocities committed by Australian special forces in Afghanistan a very topical subject indeed. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic,…

CICJ researcher Barbora Holá awarded Vidi grant

Dr. Barbora Holá, co-director of CICJ and Senior Researcher at the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement was awarded a Vidi grant worth 800,000 euros for a project entitled ‘From the Past Back to the Future: Intergenerational legacies of mass atrocities’. Mass atrocities committed during genocides, wars and state repressions have…

Online guest lecture Carla Ferstman 25 November on victim reparations

On 25 November at 14:30 CET, CICJ will host an online guest lecture by Dr. Carla Ferstman entitled ‘Reparation “for” victims in interstate proceedings: the challenges and prospects for the ICJ to advance victims’ rights’. Nowadays, victims of international crimes are granted various substantive and procedural rights under international law. Nevertheless, precise contours of their…