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University of Leeds to hold Conference on ‘Cosmopolitan Pluralism and International Criminal Justice’

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From the 10th-11th January 2019, the University of Leeds will be hosting a law conference on ‘Cosmopolitan Pluralism and International Criminal Justice’. This two day event will consist of a lecture on ‘Global Legal Pluralism’ by Professor Paul Schiff Berman on Thursday 10th, followed by a roundtable discussion on Friday 11th, with the Professor and… Read more »

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Book Review: G. M. Lentner’s “The UN Security Council and the International Criminal Court: The Referral Mechanism in Theory and Practice” (Elgar 2018)

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Written by Joshua Kern  Gabriel M. Lentner’s “The UN Security Council and the International Criminal Court: The Referral Mechanism in Theory and Practice” is a timely and important contribution. As the title suggests, the monograph (published by Elgar in November 2018) focuses on the relationship between the UN Security Council and the ICC. It also… Read more »

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Universal Jurisdiction – Hoisting a Red Flag Against Impunity

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Written by Lennart Poulsen This blog considers the concept and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction, its current limitations and its future potential. The publicity surrounding November’s G20 meeting in Buenos Aires was noticeable for reasons other than the economic and geo-political mainstays that tend to feature on the agenda for discussion among world… Read more »

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Sixth Hearing of Demirtas Trial Takes Place in Ankara

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Written by Margaret Owen (pictured), International Trial Observer and Barrister On Wednesday 12th December 2018, Solicitor-Advocate Ali Has, Thomas Phillips of Liverpool University, and myself arrive in Ankara to attend the sixth hearing of the case against Selahattin Demirtas, former co-chair of Turkey’s HDP (Peoples’ Democratic Party). Demirtas was arrested on 4th November 2016 together… Read more »