ICCT – The Hague hosts a Seminar with Prof. Tim McCormack on ‘International Criminal Court and Terrorist Offences’ on Thursday 30 June, 17:00 – 19:00 at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut.
Prof. Tim McCormack is a Professor of Law at the Melbourne Law School and the Special Adviser on International Humanitarian Law to the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Tasmania Law School. From 2002 – 2006 he acted as amicus curiae on international law matters to the judges of Trial Chamber III of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague for the trial of Slobodan Miloševic. From 2003 – 2007, he provided expert International Humanitarian Law advice to Major Mori for the defence of David Hicks. In that capacity Tim travelled to Guántanamo Bay to attend the US Military Commission proceedings against David Hicks in March 2007. He is a member of the international advisory boards of a number of academic institutions in Israel, Germany and Sweden.
On the occasion of this Seminar, Prof McCormack will discuss whether terrorist offences can be considered as falling within the jurisdiction of the ICC, even though the Rome Statute does not expressly refer to this type of crime or, in the absence of amendments to the Rome Statute, whether terrorist offences can only be prosecuted through the creation of ad hoc tribunals.
17:00 – 17:05 : Word of Welcome by ICCT – The Hague Director Peter Knoope
17:05 – 17:50 : Lecture by Prof. McCormack on ‘International Criminal Court and Terrorist Offences’
17:50 – 18:10 : Discussion
18:10 – 19:00 : Drinks reception
Due to the limited number of places available, registration is necessary and will be dealt with on a first-come-first-serve basis. RSVP to Ms. Lizzy Polman (firstname.lastname@example.org; 0031 70 800 9531) before Monday 27 June, mentioning full name and organisational affiliation.