Westminster Law School will host a conference exploring the nexus between human rights and international criminal justice from the perspective of the institutions of international criminal justice. In particular, the conference seeks to untangle the relationship between international human rights law and international criminal law in the investigation, prosecution and judgment of international crimes.
This could include topics such as the use of international human rights standards in the prosecutorial process, defining international crimes, recourse to amnesties and immunities, and any other issue related to the theme of the conference, i.e. is recourse to international human rights standards, including international human rights law, useful in the administration of international criminal justice? Do institutions of international criminal justice usefully contribute to international human rights law and, if so, how; if not, why not?
The conference opens with a roundtable discussion on the use of international human rights standards in the administration of international criminal justice. Confirmed speakers include:
- Professor Robert Cryer, University of Birmingham
- Mr Rogier Bartels, Legal Officer, Chambers of the International Criminal Court
- Mr Manoj Sachdeva, Trial Lawyer, Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court
Call for papers
Proposals are invited from practitioners, academics and doctoral students, and from the perspectives of law and political science. Panel papers will be selected on the basis of an abstract of approx 250 words. Abstracts should include paper title, author’s name, email address and affiliation.
Submit proposals by Friday 10 February 2017 to Dr Marco Longobaro on firstname.lastname@example.org
Notification on the outcome of submission is Monday 13 February 2017 via email.