Symposium in Honour of Prof. Dr. Horst Fischer
- Wednesday 24 May 2023
- The Future of International Humanitarian Law and the Role of (Young) IHL Professionals in Disseminating, Practicing and Ensuring Respect for IHL
2511 DP The Hague
The Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, together with its Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum on International Humanitarian Law, is hosting a special Symposium on current and future issues of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) in honour of their Emeritus Professor Dr. Horst Fischer, who taught IHL at Leiden Law School for more than two decades but has now retired from his active teaching duties.
Throughout his career, Prof. Horst Fischer has always been a progressive scholar and teacher, who did not shy away from taking an active role in public debate and the advancement and actual application of IHL on the ground, while always having the interests of his students at heart.
Paying tribute to Prof. Horst Fischer, the Symposium devotes two panels to the larger topic of “The Future of International Humanitarian Law and the Role of (Young) IHL Professionals in Disseminating, Practicing and Ensuring Respect for IHL”. After all, Prof. Horst Fischer’s (former) students and young colleagues are the personification of the future of IHL.
The programme of the Symposium can be found below. Please register your attendance in advance via this form.
Have a look at the programme.