Summer Course: “Towards an Effectife International Criminal Justice System – Anniversary Session” (05.-15. August 2018)
“Towards an Effective International Criminal Justice System“ in the Era of The Permanent International Criminal Court – Coordinating and Strengthening Enforcement on National, Regional, and International Levels“
018 is a year of plenty notable international (criminal) law events to commemorate. 400 years ago, the defenestration of Prague provoked the Bohemian revolt and the outbreak of the Thirty Years’ War; 100 years ago, the treaty of Brest-Litovsk concluded Russia’s participation in World War I and the Armistice of Compiègne ended fighting on the Western Front; 75 years ago, the Warsaw Ghetto uprising marks the largest and symbolically most important Jewish uprising in German-occupied Europe; 70 years ago, the International Military Tribunal for the Far East delivered its judgment against major war criminals and the General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; 25 years ago, United Nations Security Council Resolution 827 established the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia; and 20 years ago, the United Nations Diplomatic Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Establishment of an International Criminal Court adopted the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.
One year later, the Salzburg Law School on International Criminal Law, Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law (SLS) held its inaugural summer session. For 2018, SLS proudly announces its Twentieth Anniversary Summer Session, Sunday 5 to Wednesday 15 August 2018, which will focus on international criminal law enforcement.
SLS 2018 will have a look at the enforcement of international criminal law by various judicial and quasi-judicial mechanisms. When the Statute of the International Criminal Court was adopted in Rome in 1998, hopes were high that the complementarity regime with the ICC at its center would be the adequate tool to close the impunity gap. 15 years later, despite progress in many regards, states have still not lived up to their primary duty to exercise their criminal jurisdiction over those responsible for international crimes. On international level, the ICC continues to face limitations e.g. in terms of jurisdiction and resources. SLS 2018 will closer examine current efforts to strengthen the international criminal justice system within existing and through new institutions on international, regional and national level.
Salzburg Law School on International Criminal Law, Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law
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