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  • International Justice Day

    International Justice Day Celebration, Auditorium, Thursday, 16.00-17.00h

    July 17, 2014

    The International Criminal Justice Day is commemorated on 17 July. This is the day that marks the entry into force of the Rome Statute for the International Criminal Court twelve years ago. A small Celebration event will take place in the Auditorium, 16.00-17.00h. Hague Academy only!
    International Justice Day Celebration, Auditorium, 16.00-17.00h

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  • International Refugee Law blog series I: Exclusion of Refugee Status: The Criminal Refugee

    November 27, 2013

    In the western world it is possible you live next to a war criminal, or your child might be playing with the daughter of a war criminal at school. It is also possible to live there without a real prospect of obtaining a form of legal status and without being held criminally responsible for the alleged crime. Who are these people living in legal limbo? why are they still here? The exclusion of refugee status (1F Refugee Convention) and its consequences will be dealt with in this blog.

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  • ICTY Judge Alphons Orie

    Interview: ICTY Judge Alphons Orie

    July 25, 2013

    The editors of the Peace Palace Library Newsletter are very pleased to publish an interview with Judge Alphons Orie of the International Criminal Tribunal of the Former Yugoslavia. This year, the ICTY celebrates its 20th anniversary and for this reason, it might be interesting to learn first-hand from an ‘insider’ about the Tribunal’s achievements, its failures and its possible role and contribution to the development of international criminal law.

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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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  • Tenth Anniversary Celebration of the Statute of Rome

    July 4, 2008

    On 3 July 2008, the 10th anniversary of the Rome Statute [PDF]of the International Criminal Court was celebrated here, at Peace Palace in The Hague, in the presence of Her Royal Highness Princess Máxima of the Netherlands. The event started with speeches of Mr. Maxime Verhagen, Minister of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands, Ms. Rama […]

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