Videos on ICL

2 December 2020

Supranational Criminal Law Lecture

The STL Judgement in the Ayyash et al. case: Justice for Lebanon?

Ms. Olga Kavran, Dr. Thijs Bouwknegt and Dr. Ilaria Zavoli

This specific lecture was co-organised by the T.M.C. Asser Instituut and the International Humanitarian and Criminal Law Platform.

3 June 2020

Supranational Criminal Law Lecture

Challenges to Prosecuting Paramilitaries: Insights from the former Yugoslavia and Syria

Dr Iva Vukušić, Ali Aljasem, Dr Matthew Gillett

The very first online (Zoom) Supranational Criminal Law Lecture.

This specific lecture was co-organised by the T.M.C. Asser Instituut and the International Humanitarian and Criminal Law Platform.

10 February 2020

Supranational Criminal Law Lecture

Book Launch: The Global Prosecution of Core Crimes under International Law

Dr Christopher Soler, Judge Kimberly Prost and Dr Yasmin Naqvi

This SCL event celebrated the publication of the book The Global Prosecution of Core Crimes under International Law.

The SCL lecture series is organised by the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, in cooperation with the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies of Leiden University and the Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC).

4 June 2019

Supranational Criminal Law Lecture

The Legacy of the Ad Hoc Tribunals: A Conversation with Prof. Scharf and Prof. Sterio

Michael Scharf and Milena Sterio

This SCL lecture was organised by the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, in cooperation with the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies of Leiden University and the Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC).

17 April 2019

Supranational Criminal Law Lecture

Taking stock of the international criminal justice project: deficient or sufficient?

Olga Kavran and Jeff Handmaker

This special 15th anniversary SCL lectures event was organised by the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, in cooperation with the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies of Leiden University and the Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC).

18 March 2019

International Criminal and Transnational Criminal Law (ICL-TCL) Training

Training ‘Strengthening Domestic Capacity to Prosecute and Adjudicate International and Transnational Crimes in Africa’

Benjamin Charlier

In this interview Benjamin Charlier, legal adviser to the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva, touches on the challenges of prosecuting war crimes. Mr Charlier was a trainer during the ICL-TCL training (March 2019), a training for prosecutors and judges from francophone African countries on issues concerning the prosecution of international and transnational crimes. The training course aims to strengthen domestic legal capacities to improve the overall delivery of the international justice system,

The training course is co-organised by the Asser Institute, the International Nuremberg Principles Academy and the Antonio Cassese Initiative.

18 March 2019

International Criminal and Transnational Criminal Law (ICL-TCL) Training

Training ‘Strengthening Domestic Capacity to Prosecute and Adjudicate International and Transnational Crimes in Africa’

Jérŏme de Hemptinne

The following interview was conducted with Jérŏme de Hemptinne from the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, during the ICL-TCL training on the prosecution of international and transnational crimes. Mr De Hemptinne raises issues concerning challenges of national magistrates when judging international war crimes and crimes against humanity.

The ICL-TCL training course is delivered in French and aims to strengthen the justice sector in francophone African countries facing challenges in the administration of justice. The training course is co-organised by the Asser Institute, the International Nuremberg Principles Academy and the Antonio Cassese Initiative.

18 March 2019

International Criminal and Transnational Criminal Law (ICL-TCL) Training

Training ‘Strengthening Domestic Capacity to Prosecute and Adjudicate International and Transnational Crimes in Africa'

Bakayoko Ibourahema

The following interview was conducted with Bakayoko Ibourahema, advocate general at the Court of Appeal in Abidjan in Ivory Coast, and participant of the ICL-TCL training held at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut in The Hague in March 2019. Mr Ibourahema elaborates on the challenges national magistrates face when confronted with issues of International Criminal and Transnational Criminal Law, and the principle of complementarity.

The ICL-TCL training course aims to strengthen domestic legal capacities in francophone African countries facing challenges in the administration of justice. The training course is co-organised by the Asser Institute, the International Nuremberg Principles Academy and the Antonio Cassese Initiative. 

27 February 2019

Supranational Criminal Law Lecture

Appeals on errors of fact - Assessing the reputational consequences of the ICTY Appeals Chamber’s interventionist approach

Rupert Elderkin

This lecture was organised by the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, in cooperation with the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies of Leiden University and the Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC). A PDF file of the slides and a report are available.

22 March 2018

Supranational Criminal Law Lecture

David Schwendiman Reflects on his Time at the Kosovo Specialist Prosecutor’s Office and the Challenges Ahead

David Schwendiman

This lecture was organised by the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies of Leiden University, in cooperation with the T.M.C. Asser Instituut and the Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC).

This lecture was organised by the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies of Leiden University, in cooperation with the T.M.C. Asser Instituut and the Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC).

  

31 January 2018

Supranational Criminal Law Lecture

The Mladic Trial – An Insider’s View

Jonas Nilsson

This lecture was organised in cooperation with the Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) and the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies of Leiden University.

14 June 2017

Supranational Criminal Law Lecture

Can Africa prosecute International Crimes? The DRC Example


This lecture was organised in cooperation with Open Society Foundations.

 

 

12 June 2017

Supranational Criminal Law Lecture

Fixing the Law Governing the Relationship between Hate Speech and International Crimes


This lecture was organised in cooperation with the Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) and the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies of Leiden University. 

7 June 2017

Supranational Criminal Law Lecture

The right of victims to a fair trial: fiction or reality? Comments on ICC and STL practice


This lecture was organised in cooperation with the Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) and the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies of Leiden University.

15 May 2017

Supranational Criminal Law Lecture

The Century of Benjamin Ferencz: In Pursuit of International Criminal Justice


This lecture was organised in cooperation with the International Humanitarian and Criminal Law Platform.

28 September 2016

Supranational Criminal Law Lecture

Mass Atrocities Trials as a Tool to Control Historical Narrative.


This lecture was organised in partnership with the Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) and the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies of Leiden University.

20 September 2016

Supranational Criminal Law Lecture

Prosecuting Genocide and other International Crimes in Guatemala: Lessons from the Bench


This lecture was organised in partnership with the Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) and the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies of Leiden University, Fédération internationale des droits de l'homme and Impunity Watch.

29 June 2016

Supranational Criminal Law Lecture

The International Criminal Court at the Mercy of Powerful States: How the Rome Statute Promotes Legal Neo-Colonialism


This lecture was organised in partnership with the Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) and the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies of Leiden University.

12 April 2016

Supranational Criminal Law Lecture

" The legal ramifications of the Armenian genocide: compensation, genocidal intent and failure to prosecute


This lecture, and launch of the book The Armenian Genocide Legacy, was organised in cooperation with the International Humanitarian and Criminal Law Platform.

16 December 2015

Supranational Criminal Law Lecture

Inside the International Law Commission: Towards a Convention on Crimes Against Humanity

Sean D. Murphy

On Wednesday 16 December 2015, Sean D. Murphy gave a lecture in the context of the Supranational Criminal Law Lecture Series, entitled: "Inside the International Law Commission: Towards a Convention on Crimes Against Humanity".

9 December 2015

Supranational Criminal Law Lecture

Lights and Shadows of the Proposed Special Jurisdiction for Peace in Colombia

Prof. dr. Héctor Olasolo Alonso

On Wednesday 9 December 2015, Prof. dr. Héctor Olasolo Alonso gave a lecture in the context of the Supranational Criminal Law Lecture Series, entitled: " Lights and Shadows of the Proposed Special Jurisdiction for Peace in Colombia".

 

22 October 2015

Supranational Criminal Law Lecture

Accountability in the war on terror?

Dr. Helen Duffy, Norman Farrell and Dr. larissa van den herik

On the occasion of the publication of the second edition of Prof. Dr. Helen Duffy’s book ''The War on Terror’ and the Framework of International Law' the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, in cooperation with the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague and the International Humanitarian and Criminal Law Platform, organised a high-level panel discussion, entitled: 'Accountability in the war on terror?'.

9 September 2015

Supranational Criminal Law Lecture

International criminal law – a personal note on its practice and current challenges

James Stewart

On Wednesday 9 September 2015, Deputy Prosecutor of the ICC James Stewart gave a lecture in the context of the Supranational Criminal Law Lecture Series, entitled: "International criminal law – a personal note on its practice and current challenges". 

Unfortunately, the recording failed, but Mr. Stewart has been so kind to allow us to upload his speaking notes.

25 June 2015

Other

Interview with Mr Tomas Hamilton, former Visiting Researcher at the Asser Institute and PhD candidate at King’s College London, on ‘The Role of International Criminal Law in Regulating the Arms Trade’.

Mr Tomas Hamilton

On 25 June 2015, Mr Tomas Hamilton explained during a brief interview with Ms Anna Benedetti, team member of the International Crimes Database project, ‘The Role of International Criminal Law in Regulating the Arms Trade’. Mr Hamilton has also written an ICD Brief on this topic, titled ‘Regulating the Arms Trade – The Potential of International Criminal Law’.

29 April 2015

Supranational Criminal Law Lecture

Reflections on Nine Years on the ICC Bench

Ekaterina Trendafilova

On Wednesday 29 April 2015, former ICC Judge Ekaterina Trendafilova gave a lecture in the context of the Supranational Criminal Law Lecture Series, entitled: "Reflections on Nine Years on the ICC Bench".

17 March 2015

Supranational Criminal Law Lecture

Palestine and the International Criminal Court

Raji Sourani and Shawan Jabarin

On Tuesday 17 March 2015, Raji Sourani, Director of the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, and Shawan Jabarin, Director of Al-Haq, gave a lecture in the context of the Supranational Criminal Law Lecture Series, entitled: "Palestine and the International Criminal Court".

3 March 2015

Supranational Criminal Law Lecture

What is an International Crime?

Kevin Jon Heller

On Tuesday 3 March 2015, Kevin Jon Heller, Professor of Criminal Law at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London (SOAS), gave a lecture in the context of the Supranational Criminal Law Lecture Series, entitled: "What is an International Crime?".

21 January 2015

Supranational Criminal Law Lecture

The International Crimes Division of Uganda, the first domestic international crimes court in Africa

Harriet Ssali Lule

On Wednesday 21 January 2015, Mrs. Harriet Ssali Lule, Deputy Registrar of the International Crimes Division (ICD) of the High Court of Uganda, gave a lecture in the context of the Supranational Criminal Law Lecture Series, entitled: “The International Crimes Division of Uganda, the first domestic international crimes court in Africa”.

8 October 2014

Lebanon Lecture

Excerpt 1: Terrorism in International Humanitarian Law as a war crime:

Guido Acquaviva

On 8 October 2014, Guido Acquaviva provided a lecture in the context of the Lebanon lecture series on war crimes.

8 October 2014

Lebanon Lecture

Excerpt 2: Historical overview of the definition of terrorism

Guido Acquaviva

On 8 October 2014, Guido Acquaviva provided a lecture in the context of the Lebanon lecture series on war crimes.

8 October 2014

Lebanon Lecture

Excerpt 3: The notion of terrorism in the STL Decision of 16 February 2011

Guido Acquaviva

On 8 October 2014, Guido Acquaviva provided a lecture in the context of the Lebanon lecture series on war crimes.

24 September 2014

Lebanon lecture

Excerpt 1: explaining the purpose and advantage of supplementary categories of international crimes

Geoff Roberts

On 24 September 2014, Geoff Roberts, from the Sabra Defence Team (Special Tribunal for Lebanon), provided a lecture in the context of the Lebanon lecture series on war crimes.

 

24 September 2014

Lebanon lecture

Excerpt 2: explaining the terminology of war crimes and the relevance and rationale for the laws of war.

Geoff Roberts

On 24 September 2014, Geoff Roberts, from the Sabra Defence Team (Special Tribunal for Lebanon), provided a lecture in the context of the Lebanon lecture series on war crimes.

 

24 September 2014

Lebanon lecture

Excerpt 4: explaining the violations of the laws and customs of war.

Geoff Roberts

On 24 September 2014, Geoff Roberts, from the Sabra Defence Team (Special Tribunal for Lebanon), provided a lecture in the context of the Lebanon lecture series on war crimes.

 

22 September 2014

Lebanon lecture

A lecture in the context of the Lebanon lecture series on crimes against humanity.

Matthew Gillett and Nema Milaninia

On Monday 22 September 2014, Matthew Gillett, Senior Staff Member, Appeals Division, Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and Nema Milaninia, Appeals Counsel with the Office of the Prosecutor, ICTY, provided a lecture in the context of the Lebanon lecture series on crimes against humanity. The following is a short excerpt from that lecture, explaining the general elements of crimes against humanity. 

17 September 2014

Supranational Criminal Law Lecture

Gbagbo, Katanga and Three Theories of Crimes Against Humanity

Darryl Robinson

On Wednesday 17 September 2014, Darryl Robinson, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law of Queen's University (Canada), gave a lecture in the context of the Supranational Criminal Law Lecture Series, entitled: "GbagboKatanga and Three Theories of Crimes Against Humanity". 

17 September 2014

Lebanon Lecture

A lecture in the context of the Lebanon lecture series on genocide.

Dov Jacobs

On 17 September 2014, Dov Jacobs provided a lecture in the context of the Lebanon lecture series on genocide. The following is a short excerpt from that lecture about the elements of the crime of genocide. 

 

2 September 2014

Supranational Criminal Law Lecture

Illegal Armed Force as a Crime against Humanity

Benjamin Ferencz

On Tuesday 2 September 2014, former Nuremberg prosecutor Benjamin Ferencz gave a lecture in the context of the Supranational Criminal Law Lecture Series, entitled: "Illegal Armed Force as a Crime against Humanity”.

18 June 2014

Supranational Criminal Law Lecture

The ICC in the Chinese Context: Perceptions and Prospects

Michael Liu

On Wednesday 18 June 2014, Michael Liu, Civil Party Lawyer in the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia and founder of the Chinese Initiative on International Criminal Justice (CIICJ), gave a lecture in the context of the Supranational Criminal Law Lecture Series, entitled: "The ICC in the Chinese Context: Perceptions and Prospects”.

22 May 2014

Supranational Criminal Law Lecture

Refiguring the Perpetrator: Culpability, Postcolonial History, and Africa’s Impunity Gap

Kamari Maxine Clarke

On Thursday 22 May 2014, Kamari Maxine Clarke, Professor of Anthropology and Law, The University of Pennsylvania, gave a lecture in the context of the Supranational Criminal Law Lecture Series, entitled: “Refiguring the Perpetrator: Culpability, Postcolonial History, and Africa’s Impunity Gap”.

23 April 2014

Supranational Criminal Law Lecture

Addressing Crimes against the Environment under the Rome Statute

Professor Steven Freeland

On Wednesday 24 April 2014, Steven Freeland, Professor of International Law at the University of Western Sydney, Australia, ‘Marie Curie Visiting Professor’ at the iCourts Centre of Excellence for International Courts, Denmark, and a Visiting Professor in International Law at the University of Copenhagen and University of Vienna, gave a lecture in the context of the Supranational Criminal Law Lecture Series, entitled: “Addressing Crimes against the Environment under the Rome Statute”.

9 April 2014

Supranational Criminal Law Lecture

Genocide Prosecution in a National Court: Guatemala’s Rios Montt Trial in Latin American Context

Professor Naomi Roht-Arriaza

On Wednesday 9 April 2014, Professor Naomi Roht-Arriaza, Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, gave a lecture in the context of the Supranational Criminal Law Lecture Series, entitled: "Genocide Prosecution in a National Court: Guatemala’s Rios Montt Trial in Latin American Context”.

12 February 2014

Other

Interview with Mr. Michel Raffray, Trial Counsel at the Office of the Prosecutor of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, on ‘Trials in Absentia and International Criminal Justice’

Michel Raffray

On 12 February 2014, Mr. Michel Raffray, former Investigative Judge and now Trial Counsel at the Office of the Prosecutor of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, explained during a brief interview with Dr. Christophe Paulussen, project leader of the International Crimes Database, the essence of ‘Trials in Absentia and International Criminal Justice’, a topic Mr. Raffray already provided a lecture on in the context of the Supranational Criminal Law Lecture Series, on 18 December 2013. 

12 December 2013

Supranational Criminal Law Lecture

Key outcomes of the twelfth session of the Assembly of States Parties and the way forward.

Ambassador Tiina Intelmann

On Thursday 12 December 2013, Ambassador Tiina Intelmann, President of the Assembly of States Parties, gave a lecture in the context of the Supranational Criminal Law Lecture Series, entitled: "Key outcomes of the twelfth session of the Assembly of States Parties and the way forward."

 

13 November 2013

Lebanon Lecture

A lecture in the context of the Lebanon lecture series on the history of the law of the international tribunals.

Judge Sir David Baragwanath

On Wednesday 13 November 2013, Judge Sir David Baragwanath, President of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, provided a lecture in the context of the Lebanon lecture series on the history of the law of the international tribunals. The following is a very small excerpt from that lecture, explaining the history of the international criminal tribunals. 

9 October 2013

Supranational Criminal Law Lecture

The Crime of Aggression: Who's Fooling Whom? The History and Current Status of the Crime of Aggression Before the ICC.

Donald Ferencz

On Wednesday 9 October 2013, Donald M. Ferencz, Visiting Professor at Middlesex University School of Law, London, Convenor of the Global Institute for the Prevention of Aggression and Director of the Planethood Foundation, gave a lecture in the context of the Supranational Criminal Law Lecture Series, entitled: "The Crime of Aggression: Who's Fooling Whom? The History and Current Status of the Crime of Aggression Before the ICC".

 

18 January 2012

Supranational Criminal Law lecture

Victims' Participation in the Kenyan cases before the ICC.

Sureta Chana & Morris Anyah

Legal Representatives to Victims in Prosecutor v. Ruto et al. and Prosecutor v. Muthaura et al.