Updated Event Reminder: IBA Annual Conference on International Criminal Law – The World in Crisis


It is our pleasure to bring you details of the IBA War Crimes conference entitled The World in Crisis taking place at The Peace Palace, The Hague, the Netherlands on 04 February 2017.

Following the success of the previous conferences with 300 participants registered, this event will bring together leading war crimes experts from around the world to examine and review current situations of global significance and assess the legal implications.

9 Bedford Row members Jens Dieckmann, Professor William Schabas and Joe Holmes will be participating in this event.

Topics will include:

– Introductory remarks and Keynote – The World in Crisis: a review of significant events and cases of 2016 relating to war crimes

– The Refugee Crisis – Refugees as victims of slavery and other crimes

– The Funding of War – the sale of antiquities, trafficking and money laundering

– Peace vs. Justice – the Jus Post Bellum dilemma (Colombia, Yemen, Syria, Sri Lanka, Nepal)

– Immunities and Universal Jurisdiction: current national practice in relation to immunity ratione materiae and rationae personae and special mission immunity;

This is a must attend event for judges, prosecutors, criminal defence lawyers, in-house counsel, law enforcement officials, court and tribunal officers, students, academics and anybody with specific interest in international criminal law and war crimes. The sessions will be in a Question Time format moderated by experienced lawyers.


Registration to attend this event only cost 100 Euros

Young lawyers (under 30) will get a 20% discount on their registration fee

Click the following link to learn more about the event by reading the official programme:


For details of how to become a sponsor for this event, simply email sponsorship@int-bar.org

Kind regards,

Conference Co-Chairs

Frederica D’Alessandra Harvard University, New York; Co-Chair, IBA War Crimes Committee

Jens Dieckmann Becher & Dieckmann, Bonn; Conference Coordinator, IBA Criminal Law Committee

Jonathan Grimes Kingsley Napley, London

Greg Kehoe Greenberg Traurig, Hillsborough, Florida


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