Thursday, January 7, 2016

Conference: Pluralist Approaches to International Criminal Justice

Today and tomorrow, January 7-8, 2016, the Center for International Criminal Justice at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam will host a conference on "Pluralist Approaches to International Criminal Justice." The program is here. Here's the idea:
The conference will serve as a platform for the interdisciplinary and critical debate on the normative, institutional, and legal-cultural diversity of international criminal justice. The concept of pluralism has multiple dimensions. This perspective has been variously applied to the issues and challenges in international criminal justice, and it may furnish scholars and practitioners with a potent toolkit for the analysis and critique of its standards, practice, and ramifications. The event will bring together academics and practitioners to discuss the promises and limitations of the pluralist approaches, drawing upon insights from practice of ICL and from other disciplines. In particular, the participants will explore whether and how the different visions of pluralism (institutional, legal, cultural, etc.) could advance the ongoing debates about the challenges and dilemmas facing international criminal justice.