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Leiden University College hosts Judge Christine van den Wyngaert

On 5 December 2019, Judge Christine van den Wyngaert gave a guest lecture at LUC : ‘International criminal justice; A view from the Bench’.


The event was organised by Dr Maria Pichou, Assistant Professor of Public International Law and Human Rights, in the International Justice Major at LUC.  Judge Van den Wyngaert is currently a Judge at the Kosovo Specialist Chambers. She previously served as Judge with the International Criminal Court between 2009 and 2018, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia between 2003 and 2009, and as an ad hoc Judge at the International Court of Justice between 2000 and 2002.


Judge’s inspiring lecture focused on the development of international criminal law and the current challenges to the ICC. Judge Van den Wyngaert  most recently received the Vespasian V. Pella Medal for her contribution to international criminal justice. The Vespasian V. Pella Medal has only been awarded three times before.

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