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  • AFIL and AAIL Lecture : The Contribution of the ICTR to the Struggles against Impunity

    AFIL and AAIL Lecture: The Contribution of the ICTR to the Struggles against Impunity

    June 29, 2015

    On 19 June 2015, His Excellency Mr. Justice Hassan B. Jallow, Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and the UN Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals delivered a lecture in the Historical Reading Room of the Peace Palace, on the topic “The Contribution of the ICTR to the Struggles against Impunity”. This lecture was organized by the African Association of International Law (AAIL) and the African Foundation for International Law (AFIL) and hosted by The Hague Academy of International Law, as part of AAIL-AFIL Distinguished Lecture Series.

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  • AAIL-AFIL Distinguished Lecture Series

    June 11, 2015

    The African Association of International Law and the African Foundation for International Law are organizing the second lecture in the AAIL-AFIL Lecture Series in association with the Hague Academy of International Law. The lecture will take place on 19 June 2015 at 6.00 p. m. in the Historical Reading Room at the Peace Palace. The lecture will be followed by a reception. Earlier this month, on June 3, Justice Hassan B. Jallow addressed the United Nations Security Council and presented a progress report on the work of the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.

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  • H.E. Immaculee Uwanyiligira, Ambassador of Rwanda in The Hague

    Interview: H.E. Immaculee Uwanyiligira, Ambassador of the Republic of Rwanda in The Hague

    December 18, 2012

    As 2012 is drawing to a close, we decided that for our final Newsletter we needed to go out with a bang! This is why we’ve asked H.E. Immaculee Uwanyiligira, Ambassador of the Republic of Rwanda in The Hague for an interview after hearing her deliver an excellent speech during the Lecture ’Rwanda and the Restoration of the Rule of Law’ that was organized by the Hague Academic Coalition (HAC) last month. We wanted to hear more from this great lady and were curious to find out more about the current state of affairs in Rwanda. Read our Interview here!

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  • H.E. Mrs. Immaculee Uwanyiligira, Ambassador of the Republic of Rwanda in The Hague

    Hague Academic Coalition Lecture ‘Rwanda and the Restoration of the Rule of Law’, The Hague, November 29, 2012

    November 30, 2012

    Yesterday, November 29, on the occasion of the Lecture Series of the Hague Academic Coalition, an afternoon lecture was held to adress the recent developments in Rwanda concerning the judicial system and the Rule of Law, titled ‘Rwanda and the Restoration of the Rule of Law’.

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  • Silenced Women- Gender Crimes

    The International Criminal Prosecution Of Gender Crimes

    July 23, 2012

    When we first think about wars and armed conflicts, we very often think about battlefields, burned villages, wounded soldiers, air-bombs and tanks. We tend to forget that civilians, women and children in particular, are at the centre of warfare and frequently fall victim to sexual violence in staggering numbers. The international community and the UN Security Council have established that gender crimes are part of the most serious of international crimes and should therefore be of great concern to the international community as a whole. In spite of this, international crimes involving sexual violence continue to be one of the most difficult crimes to prosecute.

    This blog will briefly discuss the international criminal prosecution of gender crimes by various international legal institutions.

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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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