Advanced Course on International Criminal Law – Special Focus: Gender Justice

The course, which will be given for the first time, provides in-depth understanding, discussion and training in theory and practice of International Criminal Law. The session focuses on Gender Justice, with a particular emphasis on a critical evaluation of persistent challenges and emerging responses to sexual and gender-based violence. General and specialized themes are broached by distinguished experts in the field and supplemented by exercizes.

Course Coordinator: Prof. Carsten Stahn

Confirmed speakers:

Ms. Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court

Dr. Serge Brammertz, Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia

Prof. M. Cherif Bassiouni, President of the International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences

Judge Theodor Meron, President of the International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia and President of the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals

Brigid Inder, Special Adviser on Gender to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court

Patricia Sellers, Special Adviser on International Criminal Law Prosecution Strategies to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court

Dr. Kelly Askin, Senior Legal Officer for International Justice in the Open Society Justice Initiative

Prof. William Schabas, Professor  of Human Rights Law and International Criminal Law at Leiden University

Prof. Kai Ambos , Professor of Criminal Law at the University of Gottingen

Prof. Guenael Mettraux, Professor of International Criminal Law and Defence Counsel at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon

Dr. Chris Dolan, Director of the Refugee Law Project, Makerere University

Håkan Friman, Deputy-Director General in the Swedish Ministry of Justice

Vedrana Mladina, Associate Victims Expert in the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court

Niamh Hayes, Head of Office at the Institute for International Criminal Investigations

Maxine Marcus, Senior International Criminal Law and Gender Expert

Michelle Jarvis, Principal Legal Counsel at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia

All lectures will be delivered in English.

Summer Programme on International & European Environmental Law

The Future We Choose

From 24 – 28 August 2015, the T.M.C. Asser Instituut in cooperation with the European Environmental Law (EEL) Network and the Hague Environmental Law Facility (HELF) are organising the second Summer Programme on International and European Environmental Law.

This year’s programme is designed to enhance practical knowledge on the topic of climate change and numerous other legal regimes governing the most important aspects of international and European environmental law.

The 5-day programme consists of interactive lectures by renowned experts from academia and practice, and a study visit to the International Court of Justice. The participants will gain extensive knowledge and understanding of these areas of law, which are growing in importance every day.

The programme will cover a wide variety of topics such as:

  • The road to Paris and beyond: tackling climate change;
  • Challenges of sustainable water use;
  • Shaping sustainable finance;
  • The role of private investors in promoting sustainability;
  • Trade agreements and the environment;
  • Legal aspects of sustainable energy;
  • Creating a circular economy.

Target Audience
Policy makers, lawyers, practitioners working in the banking sector, think thanks or NGOs and researchers who, in their professional capacity, deal with aspects of international and/or European environmental law and issues of sustainable development are invited to apply.

Furthermore, persons already experienced in environmental policies or persons relatively new to this area of law, will benefit greatly from the unique insights in the status quo and recent developments in environmental law. For Ph.D. researchers or advanced students, the programme offers an excellent opportunity to interact with experts in the fields they are interested in. Familiarity with (environmental) law or environmental policy is desirable.

Registration*
You can register by completing the online application form.

The deadline for application is 13 July 2015.

*Please read the Registration Information & Conditions carefully before registration (see brochure).

Contact

For more information or questions please contact educationtraining@asser.nl

>> Download the flyer, brochure and provisional programme below for more detailed information about the programme, the subject areas that will be covered and the terms and conditions of registration.

Advanced Course on International Criminal Law – Special Focus: Gender Justice

Offered by The Hague Academy of International Law in cooperation with the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies of Leiden University

and with the kind support of

the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands

The course, which will be given for the first time, provides in-depth understanding, discussion and training in theory and practice of International Criminal Law. The session focuses on Gender Justice, with a particular emphasis on a critical evaluation of persistent challenges and emerging responses to sexual and gender-based violence. General and specialized themes are broached by distinguished experts in the field and supplemented by exercizes.

Course Coordinator: Prof. Carsten Stahn

Confirmed speakers:

Ms. Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court
Dr. Serge Brammertz, Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
Prof. M. Cherif Bassiouni, President of the International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences
Judge Theodor Meron, President of the International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia and President of the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals
Brigid Inder, Special Adviser on Gender to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court
Patricia Sellers, Special Adviser on International Criminal Law Prosecution Strategies to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court
Dr. Kelly Askin, Senior Legal Officer for International Justice in the Open Society Justice Initiative
Prof. William Schabas, Professor  of Human Rights Law and International Criminal Law at Leiden University
Prof. Kai Ambos, Professor of Criminal Law at the University of Gottingen
Prof. Guenael Mettraux, Professor of International Criminal Law and Defence Counsel at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon
Dr. Chris Dolan, Director of the Refugee Law Project, Makerere University
Håkan Friman, Deputy-Director General in the Swedish Ministry of Justice
Vedrana Mladina, Associate Victims Expert in the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court
Niamh Hayes, Head of Office at the Institute for International Criminal Investigations
Maxine Marcus, Senior International Criminal Law and Gender Expert
Michelle Jarvis, Principal Legal Counsel at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
Prof. Larissa van den Herik, Professor of Public International Law at Leiden University
Paul Seils, Vice President and General Counsel, International Center for Transitional Justice
Joseph Powderly, Assistant Professor in International Law, Leiden University
Dr. Rod Rastan, Legal Adviser in the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court

All lectures will be delivered in English.

IViR Summer Course on Privacy Law and Policy

The University of Amsterdam’s Institute for Information Law (IViR) announces the 3rd IVIR Summer Course on Privacy Law and Policy. The course will focus on privacy law and policy related to the Internet, electronic communications and online and social media.  It will explore the broader trends and recent developments in this rapidly changing field and explain how businesses, governments and other stakeholders can achieve their goals within it. The course will feature a distinguished faculty of European and US academics, regulators and practitioners who will investigate the EU and US legal frameworks and how they operate together. Participants will acquire the essential knowledge necessary to navigate privacy law and policy for online services that operate in the EU and the US. The seminar format promotes interaction among participants and faculty, and incorporates a range of practical exercises to apply the knowledge.
Enrolment is limited to 25 participants.

Goals of the course:
At the conclusion of the course, participants will:
(1) Understand the latest developments in EU and US privacy law related to the Internet, electronic communications and online and social media;
(2) Have insight into how privacy law and policy will develop in response to economic trends and technological innovation;
(3) Be introduced to the most current and relevant European and American legislative, judicial and regulatory documents which are made available as course materials.

Intended audience:
The course is aimed at lawyers, government officials, NGO staff, academics, PhD students and others who work in the areas of privacy and data protection law. The course is taught at the post-graduate level. Participants should have some prior knowledge of the field.

Timing and Location:
The course will extend over a five-day period from July 6 to 10, 2015 and is held in a historic building on one of Amsterdam‘s most beautiful canals, De Rode Hoed, Keizersgracht 102.

Venice Academy of Human Rights

The Venice Academy of Human Rights will take place from 6-15 July 2015.

The theme of this year’s academy is ‘(Dis)Integration through Human Rights: Citizens, Courts, Communities’.

Online applications are accepted until 3 May 2015. The Academy offers an “early bird” registration with a reduced participation fee until 15 March 2015.

Faculty of the Venice Academy 2015

Distinguished Opening Lecture
Albie Sachs, Former Judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa

General Course
Will Kymlicka, Canada Research Chair in Political Philosophy, Queen’s University

Faculty
Armin v. Bogdandy, Director of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg

Andreas Føllesdal, Professor of Political Philosophy at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights and Director of the Norwegian Centre of Excellence PluriCourts for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order, University of Oslo

Marc Weller, Professor of International Law and International Constitutional Studies and Director of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge

Marlene Wind, EURECO Professor and Director of the Centre for European Politics, University of Copenhagen

You can view the detailed programme here.

Key Facts
Participants: Academics, practitioners, PhD/JSD and master students
Type of courses: Lectures, seminars, workshops and discussion sessions
Number of hours: up to 35 hours of courses
Location: Monastery of San Nicolò, Venice – Lido, Italy
Fees: 500 EUR (early bird registration until 15 March), 600 EUR (16 March – 3 May 2015)

Venice Academy of Human Rights
The Venice Academy of Human Rights is an international programme of excellence for human rights education, research and debate. It forms part of the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC).
The Academy offers interdisciplinary thematic programmes open to academics, practitioners, doctoral and master students with an advanced knowledge of human rights. Participants attend morning lectures, participate in discussion sessions and workshops and can exchange views, ideas and arguments with leading international scholars and experts. This includes the opportunity for a number of participants to present and discuss their own “work in progress” such as drafts of articles, chapters of books or doctoral theses and receive comments from faculty members and peers.
At the end of the programme, participants receive a Certificate of Attendance issued by the Venice Academy of Human Rights.

École internationale d’été sur les conflits et les interventions internationales 2015

Cette 3e édition de l’école d’été est co-organisée avec Sciences Po Bordeaux.

Cette année, la formation abordera les jeux et enjeux des interventions internationales à travers leurs trois phases de prévention, d’intervention et de résolution.

Cette formation intensive de sept jours permettra aux participants de rencontrer une vingtaine d’experts du milieu scientifique (politologues, juristes, économistes, etc.) et du terrain (militaires, politiques, humanitaires). Les conférences et tables rondes aborderont ce sujet complexe sous tous ses angles, dans un esprit d’analyse critique, tout en permettant le réseautage. Les activités sociales et culturelles complèteront le tout.

Les écoles d’été des HEI sont destinées aux étudiants des cycles supérieurs et aux professionnels. Ces formations de haut niveau peuvent être créditées à raison de 3 crédits académiques.

 

Période d’inscription : à partir du 9 mars 2015

ecoleconflits@hei.ulaval.ca

Pourquoi participer à l’école d’été des HEI sur les conflits et les interventions?

  • Pour profiter d’une formation unique et reconnue : l’École d’été sur les conflits et les interventions internationales recourt à une approche pluridisciplinaire (science politique, droit, économie, anthropologie, etc.) ainsi que par sa formule intensive de sept jours;
  • Pour comprendre les réalités et défis qu’occasionnent les conflits pour les décideurs politiques, militaires et privés;
  • Pour prendre part aux échanges d’idées sur des sujets d’actualité : les participants venant de divers horizons (étudiants des cycles supérieurs et professionnels) auront l’occasion de discuter avec des spécialistes d’ici et d’ailleurs lors des périodes d’échanges prévues après chaque conférence et lors de moments d’interactions plus informelles;
  • Pour mettre en pratique ses connaissances : des activités alliant théorie et pratique sont prévues pendant la formation (études de cas, simulation, visites d’acteurs du terrain, etc.);
  • Pour développer et élargir ses réseaux : l’École d’été favorise les échanges formels et informels entre les participants, que ces derniers soient étudiants, professionnels ou conférenciers invités.

Apprendre la distinction entre l’événement, la conjoncture, les rivalités de pouvoir, les conflits territoriaux et ce qui est vraiment un changement structurel

Comité scientifique de l’édition 2015

  • Julia Grignon, Faculté de droit; codirectrice de la Clinique de droit international pénal et humanitaire, Université Laval
  • Jonathan Paquin, Département de science politique, Faculté des sciences sociales; directeur du Centre sur la sécurité internationale (CSI), Université Laval
  • Gilles Bertrand, Institut d’études politiques de Bordeaux (Sciences Po Bordeaux); co-directeur du parcours de master « Politique internationale »
  • Daniel Compagnon, Institut d’études politiques de Bordeaux (Sciences Po Bordeaux); Chercheur au Centre Émile Durkheim

École d’été sur la justice internationale : crises et transitions

Venez participer à la première édition de l’École d’été sur la justice internationale ! Centrée sur la thématique « Crises et transitions », cette École d’été est organisée par la Clinique de droit international pénal et humanitaire et la Chaire de recherche du Canada sur la justice internationale pénale et les droits fondamentaux. Elle se déroulera du samedi 23 au vendredi 29 mai 2015, à l’Université Laval, à Québec.

Summer Law Program – INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW AND INTERNATIONAL LEGAL AND COMPARATIVE APPROACHES TO COUNTER-TERRORISM

From 18 May – 12 June 2015, the T.M.C. Asser Instituut is organising the 9th Summer Law Program on International Criminal Law and International Legal and Comparative Approaches to Counter-Terrorism.

The Summer Law Program will give you a unique opportunity to connect, network and study together with students from various top US law schools in The Hague, the legal capital of the world.

This year you have the opportunity to either sign up for the entire 4-week programme, or to apply for only one of the 2-week programmes on International Criminal Law or International Legal and Comparative Approaches to Counter-Terrorism.

École internationale d’été sur la sécurité alimentaire 2015

Cette 2e édition de l’école d’été est co-organisée avec la Chaire en développement international et la Chaire de recherche en droit sur la diversité et la sécurité alimentaires.

Cette année, la formation a pour titre : Les innovations sociales face aux défis de la sécurité alimentaire. Il s’agit des innovations qui apportent des réponses aux contextes d’insécurité alimentaire ou qui renouvellent les approches pour atteindre une sécurité alimentaire durable.

Cette formation intensive de six jours permettra aux participants de rencontrer une vingtaine d’experts du milieu scientifique (politologues, juristes, agronomes, économistes, etc.) et du terrain (médecins, ONG, secteur politique). Les conférences et tables rondes aborderont ce sujet complexe sous tous ses angles, dans un esprit d’analyse critique, tout en permettant le réseautage. Les activités sociales et culturelles complèteront le tout.

Les écoles d’été des HEI sont destinées aux étudiants des cycles supérieurs et aux professionnels. Ces formations de haut niveau peuvent être créditées à raison de 3 crédits académiques.

INSCRIPTION à partir du 9 mars

ecolesecuritealimentaire@hei.ulaval.ca

Pourquoi participer à l’école d’été des HEI sur la sécurité alimentaire ?

  • Pour profiter d’une formation unique et reconnue : cette école d’été se démarque notamment par son approche pluridisciplinaire (science politique, droit, économie, sciences de l’agriculture, médecine, etc.) ainsi que par sa formule intensive (6 jours);
  • Pour comprendre les réalités et défis que constituent la sécurité et l’insécurité alimentaire pour les décideurs politiques et entrepreneuriaux, ainsi que pour les citoyens;
  • Pour prendre part aux échanges d’idées sur des sujets d’actualité : les participants venant de divers horizons (étudiants des cycles supérieurs, fonctionnaires, journalistes et praticiens) auront l’occasion de discuter avec des spécialistes d’ici et d’ailleurs lors des périodes d’échanges prévues à l’issue de chaque  conférence et lors de moments d’interactions plus informelles;
  • Pour mettre en pratique ses connaissances : des activités alliant théorie et pratique sont prévues tout au long de la formation (études de cas, visite sur le terrain, etc.);
  • Pour développer et élargir ses réseaux : l’École internationale d’été sur la sécurité alimentaire favorise les échanges formels et informels entre les participants, que ces derniers soient étudiants, professionnels ou conférenciers invités.