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  • A summary of the activities of the Human Rights Committee during its 136 session
    * With thanks to the Petitions Unit for parts of this information concerning the individual communications. The Human Rights Committee concluded its one hundred and thirty-sixth session after adopting concluding observations on the reports of Ethiopia, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Nicaragua, Philippines and the Russian Federation. The Committee’s concluding observations on these reports are available on the webpage of the session. The Committee held constructive dialogues with the delegations of Ethiopia, Japan, Kyrgyzstan and the Philippines, and also reviewed the periodic reports of Nicaragua and the Russian Federation, unfortunately in the absence of the delegation. In all reviews, the Committee noted positive developments,…
  • Nuremberg Forum 2022 “The International Criminal Court 2002–2022: A Court in Practice”
    The International Nuremberg Principles Academy is organising its annual high-level international conference Nuremberg Forum from 13 to 15 October 2022. The Nuremberg Forum 2022 will be held as a hybrid event. The speakers and a limited number of participants will gather at Courtroom 600 of the Nuremberg Palace of Justice. An interactive online platform allows broad attendance including interactive engagement and discussion. Prior registration is required. The conference will examine the achievements of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in its first two decades. High-level experts will analyse its work and will reflect on its set-up and achievements in light of…
  • The disorderly state of the world: does the answer lie in the use of force?
    Introduction The world has been in a perpetual state of precariousness, despite the progress achieved in the last decades with regard to fighting poverty and other areas. Regrettably, that precariousness is even more pronounced in 2022, with the armed conflict between Russian Federation and Ukraine, the post-pandemic phase, high inflation, significant increase in prices of food, fuel, and other products, and major shocks to energy security, food security, and human security. This conflictual macro-situation has severely compromised the international efforts to counter climate change and eradicate poverty (including reduction of public debt for heavily indebted (less developed) countries)), as well…
  • Online Panel Discussion and Book Launch: ‘The Past, Present and Future of the International Criminal Court’, 22 February, 16-17.45 CET
    The International Nuremberg Principles Academy is organising an online panel discussion on the International Criminal Court (ICC) on 22 February 2022 from 16:00 CET to 17:45 CET. At the same time, the event will mark the online book launch of the fifth volume of the Nuremberg Academy Series, entitled The Past, Present and Future of the International Criminal Court, edited by Dr. Alexander Heinze and Dr. Viviane E. Dittrich. Confirmed speakers: ·         Judge Piotr Hofmański, President of the ICC ·         Professor Leila Nadya Sadat, Washington University in St. Louis and Special Adviser on Crimes Against Humanity to the ICC Prosecutor…
  • CfP German Yearbook of International Law (Vol. 65, 2022)
       The Editors welcome submissions for volume 65 (2022) of the GYIL, inviting interested parties to submit contributions on all topics of public international law for consideration for inclusion in the forthcoming edition.                The General Articles section of the GYIL is open to submissions from the entire academic community and is independently peer-reviewed by a board of renowned experts. All work submitted will be scrutinised based on its intellectual quality and advancement of academic discourse.                Submission Guidelines Papers should be 10,000-12,500 words inclusive of footnotes and must conform with the house style guide of the GYIL(which is available on…

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