Dynamics of Africa and the Int’l Criminal Court

Start: 15 Nov 4:30PM End: 15 Nov 6:00PM

Location: Dalhouise Building, 2G12

Cost: Free

Organiser: Dundee Africa Research Network (DARN) darn@dundee.ac.uk

Understanding the Dynamics of the Africa–International Criminal Court Relationship

Although African countries were some of the strongest supporters of the creation of the International Criminal Court, the relationship between Africa and the ICC has become increasingly fractious, resulting in the withdrawal from the Court of one African country, and threats from others to withdraw. What are the dynamics of this relationship? This talk will examine the strategic and tactical forms of resistance used by African states against the ICC.

Kurt Mills is Professor of International Relations and Human Rights at the University of Dundee. He has previously taught at the University of Glasgow, Gettysburg College, James Madison University, Mount Holyoke College, and the American University in Cairo, and served as the Assistant Director of the Five College Program in Peace and World Security Studies at Hampshire College. He has held visiting positions at Addis Ababa University, the School of Advanced Studies University of London, and the University of Queensland. His research focuses on the development of international norms and institutions related to human rights, humanitarianism, international criminal justice, and the responsibility to protect, particularly in the context of sub-Saharan Africa.

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Call for Applications: Challenges to International Criminal Justice Summer Academy Northumbria, Newcastle 12-16 June 2017

Northumbria Law School is pleased to announce its 1st Summer Academy on Contemporary Challenges to International Criminal Justice (Law & Criminology) will take place in Northumbria University, Newcastle from 12-16 June 2017.

Please note that participants may register to attend individual sessions or the whole event. The deadline for ‘early bird’ registration is Monday 17 April 2017.

This novel summer academy provides a unique opportunity for participants to acquire in-depth knowledge on the most pressing issues facing the international criminal justice system from the leading scholars and practitioners in the field. Speakers will share their expertise and experience on a varied range of topics to encourage and inspire postgraduate research in law and criminology.

Distinguished Speakers include: Professor William Schabas (Middlesex University/Leiden University)  Judge Howard Morrison (International Criminal Court)  Judge Professor Wolfgang Schomburg (International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia 20012008, Durham University)  Judge David Baragwanath (Special Tribunal for Lebanon) – Judge Professor Philip Weiner (Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia)  Mr Karim A.A. Khan, QC (Temple Garden Chambers, International Defence and Victims Counsel & former Prosecutor)  Dr. Rod Rastan (Legal Adviser, Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court)  Professor Tim Wilson (Northumbria University) – Professor Roger Clark (Rutgers University)  Dr. Mohamed El Zeidy (Legal Officer, Pre-Trial Chamber II, International Criminal Court)  Dr. Tanya Wyatt (Northumbria University) Dr. Noelle Higgins (Maynooth University)  Professor Michael Rowe (Northumbria University)  Mr. Patrick Schneider (EU Office of the Special Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina)  Dr. Michael Kearney (Sussex University)  Mr. Krmanj Othman (KRG High Committee for the Recognition of Genocide against Yezidi Kurds and other minorities) Dr. Patricia Hobbs (Brunel University) – Dr. Hakeem Yusuf (University Birmingham) -Dr. Elena Katseli (Newcastle University) – Dr. Jamie Harding (Northumbria University) – Dr. Ibrahim Shaw (Northumbria University)  Professor Nigel South (University of Essex)  Dr. Damien Short (University of London).

This is a wonderful opportunity for international lawyers, legal interns, academics, and present and future postgraduate students to meet eminent scholars and practitioners in the field of international criminal justice as well as like-minded colleagues from all over the world.

For further information and to register please visit our website www.northumbria.ac.uk/about-us/news-events/events/2017/06/northumbria-university-summer-academy-in-contemporary-challenges-to-international-criminal-justice/ or email amina.adanan@northumbria.ac.ukPlease note that places are limited.