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


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 other legal professionals. These will include Frédéric Mégret (McGill University), Lachezar Yanev (Tilburg University), Alex Green (University of Hong Kong), Jen Hendry (University of Leeds) and Ilaria Zavoli (University of Leeds).

Professor Berman (George Washington University) and the other panelists will be debating the following topics:

  • Legal pluralism and cosmopolitanism
  • Extraterritorial and universal jurisdiction, and more practical issues that come with trying international crimes domestically
  • Trials in absentia
  • Jury trials and how to work in a legal-pluralist environment.

Admission to the event will be free, although registration is required. Professor Berman’s lecture will be held in the G.32, Liberty Building whilst

the remainder of the conference will take place in the Moot Court (1.28).

The full address for the conference location is:

School of Law

Liberty Building

University of Leeds



Steven Kay QC was at Leeds University 1973-76 and is pleased to see this international criminal law course conference is taking place.

A map of the campus is available here:

Click the following link to learn more about the conference:

Attached below is the programme for the event


And click the link below to fill out the registration form:



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Text source: – 3rd January 2019

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