• The Genocide Convention - The Legacy of 60 Years aan Dr. Janine Ubink

    The Genocide Convention – The Legacy of 60 Years

    June 28, 2012

    During our last Peace Palace Library Lecture, ‘Justice for Sale – Criminal Justice in the Democratic Republic of Congo’, Peace Palace Library Director Jeroen Vervliet presented Dr. Janine Ubink with the first edition of the book ‘The Genocide Convention – The Legacy of 60 years’, published by Brill Academic Publishers/Martinus Nijhoff. The Peace Palace Library […]

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  • Third Library Lecture about the Eichmann case

    In 1961, Adolf Eichmann (1906-1962), a former SS-Obersturmbannführer, was accused, before a court in Jerusalem, of helping Hitler in his plan to exterminate the Jews in the Second World War. He was found guilty on all charges and subsequently hanged in a prison near Tel Aviv in June 1962.

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  • International Criminal Law

    International criminal law is the part of public international law that deals with the criminal responsibility of individuals for international crimes. A distinction can be made between international crimes which are based on international customary law and therefore apply universally and crimes resulting from specific treaties which criminalize certain conduct and require the contracting states to implement legislation for the criminal prosecution of this conduct in their domestic legal system.

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  • Dutch responsibility for Srebrenica

    August 19, 2011

    Today, the Court of Appeals in The Hague published the English translation of the judgment in the cases of Mustafic and Nuhanovic versus the State of the Netherlands. The original judgments (in Dutch) of both Mustaficand Nuhanovic were published on 5 July 2011: they are almost identical. Mustafic and Nuhanovic, two Bosnian Muslims, held the […]

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  • Ratko Mladić’s arrest and the ICTY

    May 30, 2011

    It was all over the news that Ratko Mladić, one of two remaining the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) fugitives, was arrested on Thursday 26th of May in the village of Lazarevo, northern Serbia. After 16 years on the run, the arrest of this Colonel General, former Commander of the Main Staff […]

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  • ICC Issues Arrest Warrant for al-Bashir

    March 4, 2009

    On Wednesday, 4 March, the Pre-Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced its decision to issue a warrant for the arrest of the Sudanese President, Omar Hassan al-Bashir, for crimes against humanity and war crimes (Read here Decision [PDF], Summary of the Decision [PDF], Arrest Warrant [PDF], and Press Release).

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  • Al-Bashir Arrest Warrant!

    February 13, 2009

    On Thursday, 12 February, the International Criminal Court (ICC) informed the media that no decision had yet been taken by the Pre-Trial Chamber on last year’s application of Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo for an arrest warrant against the Sudanese President, Omar Hassan al-Bashir. The statement came in reaction to an article in the New York Times on Wednesday that the ICC had actually decided to issue the arrest warrant for al –Bashir.

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  • Impressions of the 60 years Genocide Convention

    December 10, 2008

    Impressions of the 60 years Genocide Convention On Sunday 7 and Monday 8 December, The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies in Amsterdam, the Amsterdam Center for International Law and the Peace Palace Library organized a conference in The Hague to mark the 60th anniversary of the Genocide Convention. At the conference several legal and […]

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  • Genocide Convention at Sixty!

    December 1, 2008

    The Genocide Convention at Sixty!
    In 1948 the UN General Assembly unanimously adopted the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide .
    To commemorate this fact: 1) A special issue of Case Western Reserve Journal of International law (Vol. 40, 2008, No. 1-2) and 2) two-day conference in The Hague in the Peace Palace

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  • Remembrance Slave Trade and its Abolition

    August 22, 2008

    Saturday 23 August marks the UN nineth annual International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition.

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