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Debate

The Role of Dissent in International Law

Date
Friday 11 December 2015
Time
Location
Anna van Buerenplein
Anna van Buerenplein 301
2595 DG The Hague
Room
02.21

The Grotius Centre on International Legal Studies and Brill/Nijhoff are honoured to invite you to a special seminar on ‘The Role of Dissent in International Law" followed by the launch of Judge Antônio A. Cançado Trindade’s new book "The Construction of a Humanized International Law".

Seminar on the Role of Dissent in International Law

15:10-15:20 Opening words by Prof. Larissa van den Herik (Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, Leiden University)

15:20-16:10 Panel I - The Philosophy of Dissent and its Role in the International Court of Justice

Commentator: Prof. Dino Kritsiotis (Nottingham University)

• Juan Francisco Soto (LL.M. Adv. Student, Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, Leiden University)

Pebbles on the Mouth: The Rhetoric Effect of Dissenting Opinions in International Law Argumentation

• Andrès Sarmiento (PhD candidate, Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, Leiden University)

The Dissent at the International Court of Justice

• Debra Gerstein (LL.M. Adv. Student, Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, Leiden University)

Dissenting Opinions by National Judges at the ICJ: Undermining the Independence of the Court?

Moderator: Yannick Radi (Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, Leiden University)

16:20- 17:00 Panel II - The Dissent and International Criminal Justice

Commentator: Judge Christine Van den Wyngaert (International Criminal Court), tbc

Hemi Mistry (Assistant Professor and PhD Candidate, University of Nottingham)

The Dissent and International Criminal Justice

• Neha Dubey (LL.M. Adv. Student, Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, Leiden University)

Genocide in the Case Law of the European Court of Human Rights

Moderator: Daniëlla Dam-de Jong (Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, Leiden University)

Book Launch

17:15-18:00, followed by drinks

Keynote speeches by

• Judge Antônio A. Cançado

• Prof. Rick Lawson (tbc)

 

Please register at grotiuscentre@cdh.leidenuniv.nl

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