Asser-ICJ Series "The International Court of Justice: A Major Player in the Field of Human Rights?"

26 - 26 October 2016
  • Starts at: 17:00h
  • Fee: Free
  • Venue: T.M.C. Asser Instituut
  • Organiser: T.M.C. Asser Instituut
  • Address: R.J. Schimmelpennincklaan 20-22
    2517 JN The Hague
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In the year of the 70th Anniversary of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the T.M.C. Asser Instituut has taken the initiative to organise a new series of lectures and seminars about the Court. The aim is to have at least four sessions per year, to be held at the premises of the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, on topics relevant to the mission and work of the Court. The sessions will be delivered in English or in French, depending on the topic and/or speakers.

In February 2016, H.E. Judge Ronny Abraham, President of the International Court of Justice, delivered the inaugural lecture on “The Role of States’ Consent in the Case Law of the International Court of Justice” in the Great Hall of Justice at the Peace Palace. More information regarding the Asser-ICJ Series (and a recording of previous lectures) is available on the Asser website

This new event in the Asser-ICJ Series will focus on the interpretation and application of human rights law by the ICJ and the impact thereof on (the development of) human rights law and international human rights bodies. 

With the participation of: 

  • Prof Dr Bruno Simma, Judge Iran-US Claims Tribunal, former Judge ICJ
  • Dr Dominika Švarc, Dean Law School American University in Bosnia-Hercegovina, former Legal Officer ICJ and ICTY 

Moderator: Dr Olivier Ribbelink, Senior Researcher, T.M.C. Asser Instituut, and Associate Professor, Utrecht University

Date & Time 
Wednesday 26 October 2016, 17.00 – 19.00 hours

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