Conference Legal Responses to Transnational and International Crimes: Towards an Integrative Approach? - 4 & 5 December 2014


Legal Responses to Transnational and International Crimes: Towards an Integrative Approach?

Amsterdam, 4 & 5 December 2014

The aim of this Conference is to increase academic knowledge of and insight in the concept of transnational crimes, and to gather practical experience in criminal law enforcement in respect of transnational crimes. More specifically, the Conference will explore whether the distinction in legal regime between supranational crimes (aggression, genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes) and transnational crimes (terrorism, trafficking in human beings, illicit drugs trafficking, piracy etc.) is still warranted, in view of the blurring boundaries between both categories.

The choice for a particular level of criminal law enforcement – international, regional or national – is likely to be informed both by considerations of efficiency and by ideological reasons. Transnational crimes challenge conceptions of political and moral communities that attempt to defend themselves against disintegration by means of criminal law. Borrowing from experience with criminal law enforcement in respect of international crimes, this Conference seeks to integrate practical and theoretical approaches of transnational crime.

More information, as well as the draft programme of the Conference can be found at

Registration is mandatory. If you wish to attend the event, please send an email to for the attention of Ms. Alexandra Ivakhnik.

Please indicate your full name and affiliation (university, organisation, institute).

Deadline for registration: 1 December 2014

Location: Amsterdam

Date: Thursday 4 and Friday 5 December 2014

This Conference is organised by the Amsterdam Center for International Law (ACIL), in cooperation with the T.M.C. Asser Instituut. It is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the University of Amsterdam. The papers presented at the Conference will be included in an edited volume, to be submitted to Edward Elgar Publishers.