CFP: Workshop on Monitoring of Complementarity and Cooperation
Deadline: August 22, 2015
Each year, the International Nuremberg principles Academy organizes its Annual Forum, in Nurnberg, Germany. The forum is a space for practitioners of international criminal law including judges, prosecutors, academics as well as students to debate contemporary issues in international criminal law. The Nuremberg Forum commemorates the 70th Anniversary of the Nuremberg Trials conducted by the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg after WWII. The events organized that form part of the Nuremberg Forum this year are the annual conference and several workshops.
One of the workshops planned for this year focuses on complementarity and cooperation in relation to the international criminal court. The workshop aims at fostering debate on how complementarity and cooperation in and with select countries can be promoted and their capacity to prosecute international crimes at to provide justice for victims enhanced.
As part of our work on complementarity, the Academy tracks the implementation of complementarity and cooperation obligations in several situation countries based on four broad parameters: domestication of the Rome Statute with the inclusion, in national law of the crimes, victims’ rights and witness protection; criminal liability, modes of participation and procedure applicable to ICC crimes under national law; capacity to investigate and prosecute and; contextual factors that facilitate or hinder implementation of complementarity and cooperation.
Academics and practitioners are invited to submit abstracts or completed papers on the state of complementarity in DRC, Kenya, Uganda, Central African Republic, Ukraine, Cote d’Ivoire and Colombia, taking into consideration the criteria outlined above.
Abstracts will be received until August 22, 2015. Authors of selected abstracts will be encouraged to submit draft papers before the day of the conference. All submissions should be in English. The Nuremberg Academy will publish the best papers in an edited book. The Academy will cater for travel, accommodation and related costs for contributors of selected papers for presentation during the November conference. For inquiries and submissions, write to godfrey.musila@stadt.