War and Justice Conference 2018

War and Justice 

21 April 2018, The Peace Palace, The Hague, the Netherlands


A conference presented by the IBA War Crimes Committee

Online registration is now closed. However you can still register by completing the hard copy registration form in the brochure and emailing it to confs@int-bar.org or you can register on-site at the Conference. 

Topics include:
  • Terrorism, armed conflict and permissible use of force: how have the fight against terrorism, the introduction of unmanned aerial vehicles (also known as drones), and the activities of non-state armed groups in combat operations changed rules of engagement in war theatres, and what does international law say concerning permissible use of force?
  • The ICC activation of the jurisdiction on aggression: strategic and substantive consideration
  • Is truth the first casualty of war? A panel discussion on recent international incidents such as the recent Syrian sarin gas attacks, the Russian invasion of Ukraine and others, where rival claims as to the truth concerning circumstances deflect attention from the tragedy experience by civilians
  • Is the future of international criminal law domestic? This panel will analyse the challenges and obstacles that international criminal justice currently faces at the international level, and whether the future of international justice lies on an international, hybrid, or domestic trajectory

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