Thursday, February 24, 2022

Russia's Illegal Invasion of Ukraine

Ukraine flag-400Russia's invasion of Ukraine today has been appropriately condemned by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg as a "grave breach of international law." The attack was "unprovoked" thus violating Article 51 of the United Nations' Charter which provides that armed force should only be used in individual or collective self-defense in response to an armed attack. Russia's "aggressive actions" also violate one of the core purposes of the U.N. Charter as set forth in Article 1: "To maintain international peace and security" against acts of aggression. Collective action to stop Russia's illegal activity is needed.


February 24, 2022 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, February 11, 2022

Online Panel Discussion and Book Launch: The Past, Present, and Future of the International Criminal Court

NAS5_Cover    The International Nuremberg Principles Academy is organizing an online panel discussion on the International Criminal Court (ICC) on 22 February 2022 from 16:00 CET to 17:45 CET. At the same time, the event will mark the online book launch of the fifth volume of the Nuremberg Academy Series, entitled The Past, Present and Future of the International Criminal Court, edited by Dr. Alexander Heinze and Dr. Viviane E. Dittrich.

Confirmed speakers include:

·         Judge Piotr Hofmański, President of the ICC

·         Professor Leila Nadya Sadat, Washington University in St. Louis and Special Adviser on                Crimes Against Humanity to the ICC Prosecutor

·         Dr. Christophe Eick, Director General and Legal Adviser of the German Ministry of                      Foreign Affairs

·         Professor Charles Jalloh, Florida International University and Member of the UN                          International Law Commission

·         Melinda Reed, Acting Convener of the Coalition for the International Criminal Court

·         Dr. Alexander Heinze, Assistant Professor at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

·         Dr. Viviane Dittrich, Deputy Director of the International Nuremberg Principles Academy

In light of the twentieth anniversary of the entry into force of the Rome Statute in 2022, it is timely and topical to critically examine the achievements, challenges and critiques of the ICC. The discussion will focus on select topical issues, including the Court’s effectiveness, international cooperation, completion strategies and impact of the Court, as well as the centrality of the ICC in the fight against impunity alongside other accountability mechanisms and national prosecutions.

You can find more information on the event and register on the Nuremberg Academy website.



February 11, 2022 | Permalink | Comments (0)