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Benjamin Ferencz at T.M.C. Asser

Benjamin Ferencz at T.M.C. Asser Instituut in September
The Supranational Criminal Law (SCL) Lecture Series is a lecture series on international criminal law and has been organized, on an almost weekly basis, since 2003, by the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, the Coalition for the International Criminal Court and the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies of Leiden University.

By Christophe Paulussen,T.M.C. Asser Instituut.

These (free admission) lectures are usually held on Wednesday evenings, in The Hague at 19:00 and they deal with a variety of issues related to international criminal law. They are attended by LLM and PhD students, professors, diplomats, international lawyers and others working in The Hague’s international legal sphere.

Previous lecturers have included: former ASP President Ambassador Christian Wenaweser, current ASP President Ambassador Tiina Intelmann, former ICC Prosecutor Mr. Luis Moreno-Ocampo, former Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone Mr. David Crane, former Registrar of the ICC Ms. Silvana Arbia, Prosecutor of the ICTY Serge Brammertz, Prof. Cherif Bassiouni of DePaul University, Prof. John Dugard of Leiden University, former President of the ICC Philippe Kirsch, Ombudsperson of the Security Council’s 1267 Committee Ms. Kimberly Prost and and many, many others.

Tuesday 2 September was the kick-off of the new season with a lecture on “Illegal armed force as a Crime against Humanity” by an extraordinary speaker, namely Benjamin Ferencz. Mr. Ferencz is the only surviving Nuremberg war crimes prosecutor, who served as a combat soldier in World War Two and has devoted his life to trying to deter illegal war by holding responsible leaders to account in national or international criminal courts.

For more information about the SCL Series, please visit regularly the website of the T.M.C. Asser Instituut or subscribe to our mailing list on International Humanitarian and Criminal Law. Please see the following video: http://www.internationalcrimesdatabase.org/Commentary/VideoAndAudio





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