International Law

Coordinators: Martin ChristensenJulie WetterslevNico Weber

Contact: [email protected]

The International Law Working Group (IL WG) is a forum for EUI researchers to better inform themselves on key developments in the area of international law. Throughout the year, researchers convene a range of activities to reflect their research interests as well as to reflect on current developments in the practice of international law. Activities include fortnightly lunchtime meetings where researchers can discuss each other’s work and also include workshops or conferences, lectures, and are often held in collaboration with other working groups.

The IL WG is a continuation of the International Criminal Law Working Group established in 2002 at the initiative of Prof. Pierre-Marie Dupuy, and is currently supported by Professors Martin Scheinin and Jürgen Kurtz.

Active Members:

Tleuzhan Zhunussova, Harri Ruohomaki, Emma Nyhan, Stavros Pantazopoulos, Maia Titberidze, Birte Book, Leiry Chavez, Ríán Derrig, Francesca Iurlaro, Oscar Lema Bouza, Sergii Masol, Virginia Passalacqua, Pilvi Rämä, Rebecca Shiva Mignot-Mahdavi, Dimitri van den Meersche, Marie-Catherine Petersmann, Margherita Melillo, Tarik Gherbaoui, Gonzalo Larrea, Nico Weber, Mike Videler, Matilda Merenmies, Kerttuli Lingenfelter, Dima Hussain, Sophie Duroy De Suduiraut, Yussef Al Tamimi, Smita Shah, Martin Christensen.

Past Members: 

Dr Emilie Hunter, Dr Alexandre Skander Galand, Dr Emmanuel de Groof, Dr James Devaney, Dr Marina Aksenova, Dr François Delerue, Dr Dieneke De Vos.

Academic Year 2019-2020

  • 24 February 2020: “Are There Global Obligations to Assist in the Realization of Socio-Economic Rights?” presentation by Elena Pribytkova. Discussant: Maria Kotsoni. Moderator: Jasmine Sommardal (Joint event with International Law Working Group)
  • 21 February 2020: The Polisario and WS Campaign Saga: A Shift in the EU’s Attitude towards International Law? (Joint event with European Union Law Working Group)
  • 4 February 2020: Disintegration of the World Trading System? How Should the EU Respond? - Speaker: Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann - Discussant: Bernard Hoekmann
  • 22 January 2020: First Year Workshop on International Law - Presentations by Natalia Menendez, Ahhyun Ryu, Wojciech Giemza and Daniel Litwin

Academic Year 2017-2018

  • 16 October 2017: Global Gay Governance. Speaker: Aeyall Gross. Chair: Giovanna Gilleri. Co-organised with the  Fundamental Rights Working Group.

Academic Year 2016-2017


  • 16 September 2016: "General Principles as Applicable Law in the ICJ: Making Sense of a Polysemic Concept", a lecture by Matina Papadaki (Max Planck Institute, Luxembourg and PhD Candidate, University of Athens). Chaired by Stavros Pantazopoulos (EUI)
  • 19 October 2016: "International Law, the Media and Agenda-Setting", a lecture by Daniel Joyce (Lecturer in Law, University of New South Wales, Visiting Fellow, EUI). Chaired by Rebecca Mignot-Mahdavi (EUI)
  • 4 November 2016: "Legal and Political Obstacles to Accountability for the Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria", a lecture by John Cerone (Paul Martin Senior Professor in International Affairs and Law, University of Windsor Faculty of Law). Chaired by Rebecca Mignot-Mahdavi (EUI)
  • 9 November 2016: "International Law as a Belief System", a lecture by Jean d’Aspremont (Professor of Public International Law, University of Manchester). Chaired by Dimitri Van den Meerssche (EUI)
  • 23 November 2016: "The Military as Humanitarians? Military Forces in Disaster Responses", a lecture by Gabrielle Simm (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Technology Sydney, Visiting Fellow, EUI). Chaired by Stavros Pantazopoulos (EUI)
  • 17 February 2017: “Personal Status in Private International Law: From Subjects to Individuals”, a lecture by Dr Bettina Rentsch (Researcher, Humboldt University, Berlin). Commentator: Alberto-Horst Neidhardt (EUI). Chaired by Stavros Pantazopoulos (EUI)
  • 3 March 2017: “Dehumanization of Warfare”, a lecture by Tassilo Singer (PhD Candidate, European University of Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder), Research Associate, University of Passau). Chaired by Stavros Pantazopoulos (EUI)
  • 22 March 2017: “International Law and Process-Based Legitimacy in Peace Negotiations”, a lecture by Asli-Ozcelik-Olcay (PhD Candidate, University of Glasgow, Visiting Researcher, European University Institute). Chaired by Stavros Pantazopoulos (EUI)
  • 5 April 2017: “Adjudicating Reparation for Human Rights Violations: Recent Practice of the Human Rights Committee”, a lecture by Photini Pazartzis (Professor of International Law, University of Athens; Member of the Human Rights Committee). Commentator: Martin Scheinin (Professor of International Law and Human Rights, EUI). Chaired by Stavros Pantazopoulos (EUI)
  • 9 May 2017: Lecture by Dr Damien Scalia (Professor, Université libre de Bruxelles, Faculty of Law and Criminology. Chaired by Rebecca Mignot-Mahdavi (EUI)
  • 12 May 2017: Lecture by Andrea Carcano (Adjunct Professor, University of Milano-Bicocca; Lecturer, United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute). Chaired by Stavros Pantazopoulos (EUI)


  • 12 December 2016: “Human Rights Day”

- “Cities of Refuge: the Human Rights Obligations and Aspirations of Local Authorities”, presentation by Barbara Margreta Oomen (Chair in Sociology of Human Rights, University of Utrecht, Fernand Braudel Fellow, EUI)

- “After the EU-Turkey ‘Deal’: the Impact of Externalising Protection on Fundamental Rights”, presentation by Evangelia Tsourdi (Max Weber Fellow, EUI)

- “The Curious Case of Intersectional Discrimination under International Human Rights”, presentation by Shreya Atrey (Hauser Postdoctoral Global Fellow, NYU School of Law, Max Weber Fellow, EUI). Chaired by Martin Scheinin (Professor of International Law and Human Rights, EUI)


  • 13 December 2016: "First Years’ Research Question Workshop"

- "Revisiting the History of International Arbitration in the late 19th century", Chen Xiaohang (EUI)

- "Putting Accountability back on track: a Normative Framework for the Global Space", Aishani Gupta (EUI)

- "Impact of the Jurisprudence of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights on the Property Rights of Indigenous and Afro-Descendent Communities", Julie Wetterslev (EUI)

- "Comparative Perspectives over Conscientious Objection to Providing Sexual and Reproductive Health Services", Sonia Ariza Navarrete (EUI)

Academic Year 2015-2016


  • 11 May 2016: "What is Lex Specialis in the Law of Remedies in Regional Human Rights Courts, and what is its role?", Leiry Cornejo Chavez (EUI). "The Meaning and Scope of Internationally Recognised Human Rights under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court", Sergii Masol (EUI). Chaired by Dimitri Van den Meerssche (EUI)
  • 1 October 2015: "Current issues and challenges in the enforcement of International Criminal Law": "The International Criminal Court in full puberty: how to face the challenges?", Christine Van den Wyngaert (Judge, International Criminal Court)
  • "The Implications of the visit of Al Bashir to South Africa for international and domestic law", Erika de Wet (Professor of International Law, University of Pretoria). Chaired by Stavros-Evdokimos Pantazopoulos (EUI)


  • 13 June 2016: "Protecting the Environment during an Armed Conflict: What Role for International Environmental Law", by Stavros Pantazopoulos (EUI).
  • 10 June 2016: "Extra-Territorial Derogations – How to Solve the ‘Life of the Nation’ Conundrum?", a lecture by Cornelius Wiesener (Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict, Ruhr-Universität Bochum). Chaired by François Delerue (EUI).
  • 1 June 2016: "Immunity from Cholera? A Debate about Due Process in the United Nations", a lecture by Devika Hovell (Professor at LSE). Chaired by Dimitri Van den Meerssche (EUI).
  • 9 February 2016: "Kabul Resonance: Conceptualization and Implementation of Human Rights in Afghanistan" (co-organized with NYU Florence), a lecture by Mohammad Musa Mahmodi (Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission). Chaired by François Delerue (EUI).
  • 5 October 2015: "Combating Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction: Law, Politics and Institutional Design of the UN Security Council Resolution 1540", a lecture by Sarah Shirazyan (J.S.D. candidate at Stanford Law School). Chaired by Francois Delerue (EUI).
  • 15 October 2015: "Defending the Presumed Guilty: a Defence Lawyer Before the International Criminal Courts" (co-organized with NYU Florence), Anta Guissé (Defense Lawyer, Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia).
  • 16 October 2015: "International Criminal Courts: from Moral Responsibility to Criminal Liability", a lecture by Anta Guissé (Defense Lawyer, Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia). Chaired by François Delerue (EUI).
  • 18 January 2016: "Measuring and Governing the World: The Quiet Power of Indicators" (co-convened with the Academy of European Law), Sally E. Merry (Professor of Anthropology, New York University). Discussant: Ida Ilmatar Koivisto (Max Weber & Academy of Finland, Fellow) Chaired by Dimitri Van den Meerssche (EUI).

   Roundtable Discussions

  • 22 September 2015: "Perspectives from a dual-career professional (academic-practitioner)", John Packer (University of Ottawa, UN). Introduction by Emmanuel De Groof (EUI) and Micha Wiebusch (SOAS/IOB/UNU-CRIS). Chaired by Francois Delerue (EUI).
  • 10 December 2015: "Human rights defenders under counter-terrorism measures: Consequences on freedoms of expression, peaceful assembly and association" (co-convened with the Law in Action Project). Maina Kiai (UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association), Martin Scheinin (Professor of International Law and Human Rights, EUI), Frank La Rue (Director RFK Human Rights – Europe), Lilly Ching (Inter-American Commission on Human Rights), Leiry Cornejo Chavez (PhD Researcher, EUI).

   Book Presentations

  • 21 October 2015: "Criminology of mass atrocities: from doctrine to practice", by Marina Aksenova (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, iCourts Centre of Excellence, University of Copenhagen).
  • 9 December 2015: "The New Terrain of International Law: Courts, Politics, Rights”, by Karen Alter (Professor of Political Science and Law, Northwestern University).

Academic Year 2014-2015

   IL "Food for Thought"

  • 15 October 2014: "Using Drones to Wage War against Individuals - what role for the Jus ad bellum?", James Devaney (EUI).
  • 29 October 2014: "Debating the Legislative Nature of Security Council Referrals to the International Criminal Court", Alexandre Skander Galand (EUI).
  • 12 November 2014: "Protecting the Environment During an Armed Conflict: The Conduct of Hostilities", Stavros Pantazopoulos (EUI).
  • 5 December 2014: “Interim Governance in Conflict-riven States: Towards an International Rule of Law for Regulating States in Transition”, Emmanuel De Groof (EUI).
  • 20 January 2015: “Exploring the ICC Preliminary Examination Process: case studies of Colombia, Georgia and Mexico”, Dr Emilie Hunter (EUI, Case Matrix Network).


  • 19 June 2015: "The ILC Draft Articles on Disasters and a Duty to Donate Aid: An Absent Friend?", a lecture by Therese O'Donnell (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow).
  • 13 May 2015: "Neither Cacophony nor Concert: Minor Notes on the Future of Cybernorms", a lecture by Duncan B. Hollis (James E. Beasley Professor of Law, Temple University), chaired by Professor Cremona (EUI).
  • 4 March 2015: "The Human Rights of Energy", a lecture by Maria Gavouneli (Assistant Professor, University of Athens).
  • 19 November 2014: "Dilemmas in promoting Global Economic Justice through Law:  A Case Study of the 'Maastricht Principles on the Extraterritorial Obligations of States in the area of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights' and their associated Commentary", Ralph Wilde (Reader at UCL). Discussant Prof. Scheinin (EUI).

  • 16 February 2015: "Empowering Process: the Case for the UN Ombudsperson in Security Council Decision-making", a lecture by Devika Hovell (Assistant Professor, LSE).

   Book presentations

  • 23 February 2015: ‘International Law for Common Goods' Book Launch with Special Guests, Prof. Francesco Francioni (EUI), Prof. Federico Lenzerini (University of Siena), Prof. Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann (EUI), Prof. Riccardo Pavoni (University of Siena). 


9 December 2014: “ Human Rights Eve Workshop ” (co-convened with the Law in Action Project and the EUI Cineclub): 

  • 1st Panel: “The role of human rights defenders and clinical legal education”
  • Andrea Galindo (Training Institute, RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights)
  • Prof. Audrey Macklin (University of Toronto)
  • 2nd Panel: “The theoretical foundations of human rights in the west”
  • Prof. Ebrahim Afsah (University of Copenhagen)
  • Prof. Martin Scheinin (EUI)
  • Screening of ‘Paths of Glory’

   International Law Decisions

  • 3 February 2015: Live streaming – “Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Croatia v. Serbia)”  (ICJ)’.


  • 12 March 2015: "L'avocat de la terreur (Terror's Advocate)" (in collaboration with the EUI Cineclub).

Academic Year 2013-2014

   ICL ‘Food for thought’

  • 28 October 2013: “Discussion with Prof. Paola Gaeta”, Paola Gaeta (Professor at the Geneva Academy and Visiting Fellow at the EUI).
  • 6 November 2013: “Building a Coherent Account of Complicity in International Criminal Law”, Dr Marina Aksenova (EUI, 2014).
  • 13 November 2013: "Immunity of State Officials before International Courts", Alexandre Skander Galand (EUI)
  • 20 November, 2013: "International Criminal Law and The Responsibility to Protect: Comrades in Arms or Strange Bedfellows?", Prof. Maragaret M. deGuzman (Prof. at Temple University).
  • 27 November 2013: “Comments on the Belgium vs Senegal case”, Stavros Pantazopoulos (EUI).
  • 4 December 2013: “The Libya Al-Senussi Case: Victory or Failure for the ICC?", Payam Akhavan (Professor at McGill & Counsel before International Tribunals).
  • 15 January 2014: “Transformative Recognition of Unilateral Transitional Structures”, Emmanuel De Groof (EUI)
  • 12 February 2014: “Rationality Secundum Neuroscience: What Implications for the Criminal Law?", Federica Coppola (EUI).
  • 1 April 2014: "Terrorism and Due Process: Jurisdictional and Procedural Aspects", Yadh Ben Messaoud – (Université de Carthage and Université Paris-Est).

   International Criminal Law Decisions

  • 7 March 2014:  Live streaming – “The Prosecutor v. Germain Katanga”  (ICC).


  • 25 October 2013: “Enforced Disappearance: Challenges to Accountability Under International Law”, Sponsored by the Antonio Cassese Initiative for Justice, Peace and Humanity, the Academy of European Law and the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies.
  • 24-25 April 2014: “Autonomous Weapons Systems - Law, Ethics, Policy”, Coordinated by Prof. Nehal Bhuta (EUI).


  • 20 November 2013: "Enhancing the Rome Statute System of Justice: Supporting National Ownership of Criminal Justice Procedures through Technology-driven Services", Emilie Hunter (Senior Advisor and Deputy Director of the Case Matrix Network).

10 December 2013:

     “Human Rights Day Workshop” (co-convened with the Human Rights Working Group)
    • Prof. F. Francioni, Keynote Address (EUI)
    • Prof. M. Scheinin, Keynote Address (EUI)
    • Prof. N. Bhuta, Keynote Address (EUI)
    • Prof. P. Gaeta (Professor at the Geneva Academy and Visiting Fellow at the EUI), Keynote Address
    • Hsien-Li Teresa Tan ( EUI Visiting fellow), The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights
    • Tleuzhan Zhunussova (EUI), State Responsibility for Human Rights Violations in the Context of Decision-making Process within International Organization
    • Stavros-Evdokimos Pantazopoulos (EUI), Protecting the Environment against the Impacts of an Armed Conflict
    • James Devaney (EUI), Ensuring the Effective Functioning of the ICJ with Regards to Fact-Finding
    • Marina Aksenova (EUI), International Criminal Law as a Symbol of Exemplary Justice
    • Christina Blasi (EUI), Europol’s Added Value in the Exchange of Criminal Information within and beyond the EU
    • Lamin Khadar (EUI), Public Interest Law at the European Court of Human Rights: an American Tale?


11 April 2014: 'Advantages and Disadvantages of a Pluralist International Criminal Law'

  • Prof. Martin Scheinin (Professor of International and Human Rights Law, EUI),  "Pluralism (Diverging Interpretations) in International Human Rights Law".
  • Prof. Elies van Sliedregt (Professor of Criminal Law VU Amsterdam, Dean of the Faculty of Law) "Pluralism in International Criminal Law".
  • Dr. Andrea Carcano, (Lecturer in International Criminal Law, United Nations Interregional Crime and Research Institute (UNICRI) "On pluralism in international criminal law: is (normative) fragmentation turning into a pathology?".

   Movie Screening and Discussion (in collaboration with EUI Cineclub)

  • 7 November 2013: “The Act of Killing”, directed by Joshua Oppenheimer.
  • 4 March 2014: “Hanna Arendt”, directed by Margarethe von Trotta.

Academic Year 2012-2013

   Discussion forums

  • 23 November 2012: “Defence Counsel discussion on Gotovina”  , Payam Akhavan (Professor at McGill & Fernand Braudel Fellow at the EUI & Counsel before International Tribunals)
  • 21 February 2013: "Targeted Killings and the Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles - International Law Responds" (co-convened with the Human Rights Working Group), Phillip Alston (Professor of International Law and Human Rights Law at NYU & former UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Execution), Ben Emmerson (UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Counter-terrorism & Defence Counsel before the ICTY and ICC), Cristof Heyns (UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Execution & Co-director of the ICLA at the University of Pretoria), James Ross (Legal and Policy Director at Human Rights Watch), Martin Scheinin (Professor of International Law at the EUI & former UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Counter-terrorism).

   International Criminal Law Decisions

  • 16 November 2012: Live streaming – “Appeals Judgement in Gotovina and Markac”  (ICTY)


  • 3 September 2012: “The International Criminal Court at 10: Progress and Problems” Richard Dicker, International Justice Program Director, Human Rights Watch
  • 20 May 2013: “Quality Control in International Fact-Finding Outside Criminal Justice for Core International Crimes: 2013 LI Haopei Lecture and Seminar” (organized by the Forum for International Criminal and Humanitarian Law, the EUI (Law Department), and Peking University International Law Institute)
  • Prof. Morten Bergsmo (Peking University Law School; Director, CILRAP), The Quality and Limitations of Fact-Finding: the Seminar Topic and Its Relevancy;
  • Richard J. Goldstone (Visiting Professor of Law, University of Virginia Law School and Stanford Law School), Quality Control in International Fact-Finding Outside Criminal Justice for Core International Crimes;
  • Professor Martin Scheinin (EUI), Improving Fact-Finding in Treaty-Based Human Rights Mechanisms and Before the UN Human Rights Council;
  • Simon De Smet (Legal Officer, ICC), How to Attain Justified Beliefs About Mass Atrocity and Large-Scale Violations of Human Rights – Towards an Epistemology of International Fact-Finding;
  • FAN Yuwen (Peking University Law School), Quality Control and the Mandate of International Fact-Finding;
  • Isabelle Lassée (Université Paris II), Coherence in the Design and Implementation of the Mandates of International Fact-Finding Commissions: Internal and External Dimensions;
  • WU Xiaodan (China Academy of Social Sciences), Quality Control and the Selection of Members of International Fact-Finding;
  • Dan Saxon (Visiting Professor, Leiden University College), Quality Control and the Function, Operation and Oversight of Members of International Fact Finding Missions;
  • Christopher Mahony (University of Auckland) Witness Sensitive Practices in International Fact-Finding Outside Criminal Justice for Core International Crimes;
  • Prof. Francoise J. Hampson (University of Essex), The Difference Between Human Rights and Law of Armed Conflict Fact-Finding;
  • Dov Jacobs and Catherine Harwood (Assistant Professor in Public International Law and Ph.D. candidate, Leiden University, respectively), International Criminal Law Outside the Courtroom: The Impact of Focusing on International Crimes for the Quality of Fact-Finding Missions;
  • Prof. Lyal S. Sunga (Raoul Wallenberg Institute), How Could UN Human Rights Special Procedures and International Criminal Investigative Methodologies Strengthen Each Other?
  • Wolfgang Kaleck (ECCHR) To Face or Not to Face Judges: How to Enhance Quality in NGO Fact-Work that May Not Lead to Litigation;
  • Ilia Utmelidze (University of Oslo; CMN) Information Technology and Quality Control in Non-Criminal Justice Fact-Work.   


  • 10 December 2012: “  Human Rights Day Workshop  ” (co-convened with the Human Rights Working Group)
  • François Delerue (EUI), Civilians and Combatants in Cyber Warfare;
  • Elizabeth O’Loughlin (EUI), Constructing the Policy Requirement in Crimes Against Humanity: Blurring the distinction between international crimes and domestic crimes, or delivering justice to organized non-state actors;
  • Harri Ruohomäki (EUI), General state obligation to prosecute in international law: the impact of international human rights law and international criminal law upon other branches of public international law, with special attention to the applicability and consequences of the ‘no impunity’ doctrine within the law of the sea;
  • Emilie Hunter (EUI), Admissibility proof? National fair trial practices under the ICC Statute.
  • 10-14 June 2013: “Human Rights Training Course: Comparative Analysis in Human Rights Research  ” (organized by the EUI, the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights and the Abo Akademi)

Academic Year 2011-2012


24-25 May 2012: Beyond the “Espace Juridique”: The reach of jurisdiction under international human rights law and international criminal law (co-convened with the Human Rights Working Group) - Full Programme
The workshop sought to address the different uses of the term “jurisdiction” in international criminal law and international human rights law, including the complex legal questions raised by its territorial and personal reach. External speakers included Marko Milanovic (Nottingham), Roger O’Keefe (Cambridge) and Kjetil Mujezinovic Larsen (Oslo)

7 May 2012: History on Trial: Bringing Former Nazis to Court in the Twenty First Century (convened by the Max Weber Programme, the Department of History and Civilisation and the Department of Law) - Full programme
The colloquium aimed to ask whether criminal prosecution of former Nazis is the most appropriate way to deal with the past atrocities, bringing together the issue of time, collective memory, criminal law and civil restitution proceedings in order to answer this question to the fullest. External speakers included Giorgio Sacerdoti  (Università Bocconi, Milano) Devin Pendas  (Boston College, MA, USA) Richard Golsan  (Texas A & M University, USA) and Leora Bilsky  (Tel Aviv University).


19 April 2012: Examining the Legal and Institutional Relationships between Hybrid Criminal Courts and Local Legal Systems, Judge Klonowiecka Milart (Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia) 
Judge Milart examined the relationship between the laws and institutional frameworks of hybrid criminal courts, drawing on her experience as the senior international judge of the Regulation 64 Panels in Kosovo and in the Supreme Court Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia.

17 October 2011: Reducing Genocide To Law, Payam Akhavan (McGill University)
This seminar provided an advance overview of Reducing Genocide to Law: Definition, Meaning, and the Ultimate Crime, a series of critical reflections on the intersection between the inscrutability of radical evil and the rationalist credo of law, published by Cambridge University Press in January 2012.

15 September 2011: The Prosecution of Children Before Military Tribunals, Smita Shah (Garden Court Chambers, Visiting Fellow, Lauterpacht Centre)

   Discussion Forums

  • 20 February 2012: Using Domestic Criminal Law for the Purpose of International Crimes, Marina Aksenova
  • 17 January 2012: Compliance and Complementarity before the ICC, Emilie Hunter
  • 29 November 2011: Incorporating International Human Rights Law into International Criminal Law, Valentina Spiga

   International Criminal Law Decisions

Academic Year 2010-2011


22 February 2011: Gender Issues in International Criminal Justice (organised with the support of Professors Ruth Rubio Marin, Francesco Francioni and Martin Scheinin)
The workshop brought experts and the EUI research community together to evaluate the standards, aspirations and limitations of international criminal justice mechanisms to mainstream gender justice. The research papers of Marina Aksenova (1st year, law) and Susanna Greijer (3rd year, law) will be published in Thematic Investigation and Prosecution of International Sex Crimes, Forum for International Criminal and Humanitarian Law, forthcoming 2011.


  • 10 December 2011: Topical Issues in the Protection of the Right to Water, with Catarina de Albuquerque, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Water. Organised in collaboration with the Human Rights Working Group
  • 4 February 2011: Discussion of thesis outlines with Professor Klaus Kress, University of Cologne

   Researcher Presentations

  • Corporate International Criminal Responsibility: Oxymoron or an Effective Tool for 21st Century Governance? Joris Larik (in collaboration with the Corporate Responsibility Working Group)
  • 25 November 2011: Adoption of the Definition of The Crime of Aggression, Dov Jacobs (in collaboration with the Human Rights Working Group)

Academic Year 2009-2010


26-28 May 2010: Methods in Human Rights Research (organised with the EUI Working Group on Human Rights and the EU Nordic Network)


'Transferring Legal Information and Knowledge from International to National Criminal Justice for Atrocities: the Legal Tools Project', Morten Bergsmo, Senior Researcher PRIO and former Senior Legal Advisor, ICC Office of the Prosecutor.


The International Criminal Court Legal Tools Project

Academic Year 2007-2008


23-24 May: Fighting Impunity in a Fragmented World, New Challenges for the ICC (organised with the support of the Academy of European Law)
The Conference brought together professors from Public International Law, including International Criminal Law as well as high level practitioners to reflect on the first decade of the International Criminal Court. Speakers included Professors Bruce Broomhall, Antonio Cassese, Annalisa Ciampi, Luigi Condorelli, Stephen Crawford, Paola Gaeta, Allen Pellet, and Bill Schabas, as well as Judge Mauro Politi and Deputy Prosecutor Fatua Bensouda.

   Researcher Presentations

  • 12 March 2008: State Sovereignty and International Criminal Law, Noora Arajärvi
  • 23 January 2008: The Security Council Performance within the System Drawn by the Statute of Rome: Abusive Practice or Due Exercise of Competences?, Patricia Pinto Soares
  • 24 October 2007: Introduction on the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, Dov Jacobs
  • 9 May 2007: Customary International Law in International Criminal Tribunals. Noora Arajärvi

Academic Year 2006-2007


27 March 2007: Analysis and Discussion of the Genocide Judgment of the ICJ (Bosnia/Serbia Montenegro) Organisers: Profs. Dupuy and Francioni
Guest Speakers: Profs. Paola Gaeta, Marina Spinedi, Luigi Condorelli, Antonio Cassese (University of Florence) and with the partecipation of Annalisa Ciampi, Paolo Palchetti and the EUI Working Groups on International Criminal Law, Cultural Heritage, Human Rights


22 March 2007: International Court of Justice Judgement: Bosnia-Herzegovina v. Serbia and Montenegro. Special Joint Session of the WGs on International Criminal Law, Human Rights, and Cultural Heritage

5 March 2007: Principles of Superior Responsibility in International Criminal Law, by Prof. Paola Gaeta, professor of International Law, University of Florence. Special Session of the WG on International Criminal Law

Academic Year 2005-2006

Working Paper EUI LAW Working Paper 2005/02


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