Posts from the ‘CAICL Events’ category

Call for Papers – Legacies of the Tricontinental

  CALL FOR PAPERS Legacies of the Tricontinental, 1966-2016: Imperialism, Resistance, Law 22-24 September 2016 Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, Portugal Deadline for abstracts: 1 May 2016 The conference organisers invite paper proposals for a transdisciplinary conference marking the 50th anniversary of the 1966 Tricontinental Conference. The conference aims to reflect on the Tricontinental’s enduring political, legal and economic importance, while also bringing together academics and activists to reflect on broader issues of imperialism and anti-imperial resistance. We welcome papers on both the Tricontinental itself and related topics. Topics include, but are not limited to: The history and…

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CAICL at TWAIL conference in Cairo

There were several CAICL-related presentations at the Third World Approaches to International Criminal Law (TWAIL) conference in Cairo in February 2015. The American University in Cairo hosted a conference from 21-24 February on the theme Third World Approaches to International Law. On Praxis and the Intellectual Presenters whose work related to  critical approaches to international criminal law and TWAIL included Jerusa Ali, Tor Krever, Ioannis Kalpouzos, Heidi Matthews, Michelle Burgis-Kasthala, Thomas Skouteris, Asad Kiyani, Sujith Xavier and Christine Schwöbel-Patel.

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Sarah Nouwen speaking at CAICL research cluster event in Liverpool

Sarah Nouwen will be giving this semester’s external speaker presentation with the CAICL research cluster at the University of Liverpool. Sarah will be speaking on her recently published book Complementarity in the Line of Fire: The Catalysing Effect of the International Criminal Court in Uganda and Sudan. Sarah Nouwen is University Lecturer in Law, University of Cambridge, and fellow of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law and Pembroke College. The talk will take place on Thursday 23 April, Lecture Theatre 5, Rendall building, 4.30pm-6pm and will be followed by a reception.

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Liverpool CAICL research cluster

The CAICL research cluster at the University of Liverpool has organised the following events this semester:   Thursday 26 February 4.30pm: work in progress presentation by Balraj Sidhu on Crimes against the Environment: Legal and Institutional Challenges. Balraj is a visiting scholar at the University of Liverpool from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She heads up the Centre for Advanced Study on Courts and Tribunals in Amritsar.   Thursday 12 March 4.30pm: film screening of ‘War Don Don’ with subsequent discussion Thursday 26 March 4.30pm: work in progress presentation by Emanuela Piccolo on The International Criminal Court and the…

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CAICL at Harvard Law School’s IGLP

On June 2-3 2014, a CAICL workshop took place in the frame of the Institute for Global Law and Policy’s June events. The workshop was co-organised by Tor Krever and Heidi Matthews. The programme can be viewed here: CAICL_June2014_programme

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London Workshop on Teaching ICL

On 30-31 May, the LSE hosted a workshop dedicated to teaching ICL with a critical approach. The workshop was co-organised by Christine Schwöbel-Patel (University of Liverpool), Tor Krever (LSE), and Sara Kendall (Leiden University). It was enabled through funding of the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST), as part of the COST Action headed by Wouter Werner (VU Amsterdam). The workshop was titled ‘Teaching International Criminal Law: Between Fragmentation and Constitutionalisation’. See for the workshop programme: COST_workshop_programme See for the workshop report: Report_COST_TeachingICL  

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London Workshop

This week, CAICL members met for a two-day workshop in London to discuss their work on issues relating to international criminal law and future network activities.  One decision taken at the meeting was to start using this website not only for network-related announcements, but also as a forum for wider discussions.  To that end, a number of members hope to start blogging here, so look out for posts coming soon. The workshop was convened by Paul Clark and hosted by Grietje Baars at City University on 18-19 October 2013.

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CAICL at the IGLP Conference

CAICL was recently represented at the Institute for Global Law and Policy conference at Harvard Law School.  The conference, ‘New Directions in Global Thought: IGLP at Five’, took place 3-4 June and brought together some 300 scholars from around the world to share their work.   The CAICL panel, convened by Tor Krever, saw a number of CAICL members present their work.  Paul Clark spoke on international criminal spaces, Immi Tallgren on humanity and ICL, Sujith Xavier on TWAIL perspectives on ICL, and Thomas Skouteris on history and ICL. The presentations were followed by a lively discussion.  

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Liverpool Conference Report and Recent News

The first conference of the CAICL Research Network took place in Liverpool on 6-8 December 2012.  Convened by Christine Schwöbel, it was organised by the Liverpool School of Law and Social Justice and co-hosted by the International Slavery Museum. One of the central themes of the first Critical Approaches to International Criminal Law Conference, held in Liverpool, UK, in December 2012, was dedicated to the question of what ‘critique’ means.  A Conference Report is now available here.  Details are also available at the Institute for Global Law and Policy.  In other news, the Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP) is organising a conference, ‘New Directions in Global Thought:…

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CAICL Liverpool Conference

The first conference of the CAICL Research Network took place in Liverpool on 6-8 December 2012.  Convened by Christine Schwöbel, it was organised by the Liverpool School of Law and Social Justice and co-hosted by the International Slavery Museum. The conference brought together scholars from around the world working on various critical approaches to International Criminal Law.  The keynote address was made by Frédéric Mégret and was followed by a reading of the poem “Bella – a love song for war” by Johannes CS Frank. Further information, including the programme, is available here.

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