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The Birth of the ICC Office of the Prosecutor: Historicity, Model, Deterrence?

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy, in co-operation with the Centre for International Law Research and Policy (CILRAP), cordially invites you to attend the event ‘The Birth of the ICC Office of the Prosecutor:  Historicity, Model, Deterrence?’. Four new books will be launched, hard-cover copies of which will be available for registered participants. For registration and further information, please click here..

In the historical Courtroom 600 at the Nuremberg Palace of Justice, outstanding speakers – several of whom participated in the establishment of the ICC Office of the Prosecutor – will discuss the following new books and the furtherance of the Nuremberg Principles:

  • Historical Origins of International Criminal Law: Volume 5, edited by Morten Bergsmo, Klaus Rackwitz and SONG Tianying;
  • Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: The Deterrent Effect of International Criminal Tribunals, Nuremberg Academy Series No. 1 (2017), edited by Jennifer Schense and Linda Carter;
  • Abbreviated Criminal Procedures for Core International Crimes, edited by Morten Bergsmo; and
  • Commentary on the Law of the International Criminal Court, edited by Mark Klamberg.

The speakers are:

  • Mr. James Stewart, Deputy Prosecutor, International Criminal Court (formerly, senior prosecutor in Canada, at the ICTY and ICTR);
  • Judge Hanne Sophie Greve, Gulating Court of Appeal, Norway (formerly, Judge, European Court of Human Rights; member, UN Security Council Commission of Experts for the Former Yugoslavia);
  • Mr. Carlos Vasconcelos, Associate Federal Prosecutor-General, Brazil; (formerly, Deputy Prosecutor, UN mission in East Timor; candidate, first ICC Prosecutor);
  • Mr. Klaus Rackwitz, Director, International Nuremberg Principles Academy (formerly, Eurojust and ICC Office of the Prosecutor);
  • Professor Morten Bergsmo, Peking University Law School, and Director, CILRAP (formerly, ICTY and ICC Offices of the Prosecutor);
  • Ms. SONG Tianying, Editor, Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher (formerly, Legal Adviser, ICRC East Asia Delegation);
  • Ms. Jennifer Schense, Founding Director, The House of Nuremberg and of Cat Kung Fu Productions (formerly, ICC Office of the Prosecutor and Coalition for the International Criminal Court); and
  • Associate Professor Mark Klamberg, Stockholm University.

If you would like to attend you can register by sending a message to darleen.seda@stadt.nuernberg.de by Friday 21 April 2017, mentioning your full name and organisational affiliation. The event is free of charge and open to the public.