Friday, March 12, 2021

Call for Papers: Transforming Evidence and Proof in International Criminal Trials

On July 1st, 2022, the International Criminal Court (ICC) will mark the 20th anniversary of the entry into force of the Rome Statute, its constitutive treaty. To mark this coming event iCourts are hosting a virtual conference focusing on fact-finding and proof in international criminal trials. The conference intends to bring together researchers, academics, and practitioners across the fields of law, the forensic sciences, political science, and psychology, and allied disciplines. This unique conference will serve to generate dialogue, and to facilitate engagement, with the latest theoretical and empirical work: research which advances the study of evidence and proof in international criminal trials, shaping our current understandings, and laying the foundations for future innovations.

The organizers welcome contributions relating to the core topic of the ICC, and cognate international criminal courts and tribunals, but especially encourage submissions which engage with the overarching topics, as broadly construed. They particularly welcome papers focusing on national jurisdictional approaches to international offences, in addition to theoretical and empirical works whose application reaches beyond the sphere of international criminal adjudication. Contributions may include, but are not limited to, discussions of;

  • Proof and procedure in international criminal courts.
  • Open Source investigations and expert scientific evidence
  • Bayesian and Wigmorean inference networks
  • Evidential reasoning in epistemological and ontological perspective
  • Eyewitness testimony, narrative and memory
  • Innovative jurisdictional approaches to international crimes

The deadline to respond to the call for papers is March 29.  The virtual conference will take place April 22nd - 23rd  2021 from 10:00 to 16:00. More information about the call for papers and the conference can be found here.


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