[Podcast] The Hague Courts Dialogue Series: short conversations with experts on international law about ongoing cases

Published 29 August 2022

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Subscribe now to the brand new The Hague Courts Dialogue Series podcast, brought to you by the Asser Institute, centre for international and European Law.

In this series, researcher and podcast host Carl Lewis has short conversations with legal experts on cases that have been brought before the international courts and tribunals based in The Hague, such as the International Court of Justice (ICJ) or the International Criminal Court (ICC).

The podcast will focus primarily on contemporary matters of international law raised in ongoing cases, as well as the more conceptional concerns which a pending case may bring up. The series will also pay attention to international legal questions that are raised in domestic decisions, such as those made by the Dutch Supreme Court.

Each episode is a short conversation with a guest, with the view to inviting her or him to continue the conversation at the Asser Institute and welcoming the audience to join.

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The Hague Courts Dialogue Series Podcast is available on Apple and Spotify.

Episode 1: The ICJ: More than a dispute settlement body? A conversation with prof. Ingo Venzke

In this episode we will take a closer look at a case pending between Ukraine and the Russian Federation before the International Court of Justice (ICJ); The allegations of genocide under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide case. We will also explore our understanding of the role of ICJ in the international legal order. Our guest is Ingo Venzke, professor of international law and social justice at the University of Amsterdam, and director of the Amsterdam Center for International Law (ACIL).

About the International Court of Justice
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. It was established by the United Nations Charter in June 1945 and began its activities in April 1946. The court is composed of fifteen judges elected for a nine-year term by the General Assembly and the Security Council of the United Nations. The seat of the court is at the Peace Palace in The Hague (Netherlands).

The ICJ has a twofold role: first, to settle, in accordance with international law, through judgments which have binding force and are without appeal for the parties concerned, legal disputes submitted to it by States; and, second, to give advisory opinions on legal questions referred to it by United Nations organs and agencies of the system.