The Inaugural T.M.C. Asser Lecture on Peace in the Middle East: has International Law failed?

02 - 02 December 2015
  • Starts at: 15:30h
  • Fee: Free
  • Venue: The Academy Hall, Peace Palace
  • Organiser: T.M.C. Asser Instituut
  • Address: Carnegieplein 2
    2517 KJ The Hague
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On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, the T.M.C. Asser Instituut is launching the T.M.C. Asser Lecture for the benefit of The Hague’s national and international legal community, scholars, practitioners, judges, policy-makers and journalists who will be able to enjoy, on an annual basis, a lecture by an internationally renowned jurist and outstanding public intellectual. 

The Inaugural T.M.C. Asser Lecture will be delivered by Professor Joseph Weiler, President of the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, and University Professor at NYU School of Law.


15.30         Registration & Coffee and Tea

16.00         Opening address by Prof. Ernst Hirsch Ballin, President of the T.M.C. Asser Instituut 

Presentation of the first copy of the Asser Jubilee book ‘Fundamental Rights in International and European Law. Public and Private Law Perspectives’ published on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Institute, to Mr. Ard van der Steur, the Minister of Security and Justice of the Kingdom of The Netherlands by Dr. Christophe Paulussen, Senior Researcher T.M.C. Asser Instituut. 

16.15         Address by Mr. Ard van der Steur, Minister of Security and Justice of the Kingdom of The Netherlands 

16.30         The Inaugural T.M.C. Asser Lecture by Prof. Joseph Weiler, introduced by Prof. Janne Nijman, Academic Director of the T.M.C. Asser Instituut 

17.30         Reception

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