Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Call for Papers: Research Conference on ICC and Complementarity: From Theory to Practice

The Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies (Leiden University, Campus The Hague) has issued a call for papers for a research conference on "The ICC and Complementarity: From Theory to Practice," to take place September 15-16, 2009. (The conference's tentative program is here; a list of speakers who have already committed to giving papers is here.) Here's the call:

Conference Invitation

The Grotius Centre and Campus The Hague are delighted to invite you to our Research Conference on the "ICC and Complementarity: From Theory to Practice" which will take place on September 15th and 16th 2009 at the Peace Palace and Campus Den Haag. Part of the presentations will be selected by a Call for Papers to which you are cordially invited to contribute.

Complementarity is one of the cornerstones of the architecture of the Rome Statute. The purpose of this conference is to provide fresh analysis of core aspects of the context, interpretation and treatment of complementarity and its application in specific situations.

The conference seeks to bring in insights and perspectives from political and social scientists as well as legal scholars. It will be interest to scholars, decisions-makers, policy advisors, NGO’s and practitioners who wish to explore how complementarity shapes various aspects of international practice, ranging from prosecutorial strategy and criminal policy to statutory interpretation, implementation and compliance.

Call for papers

The morning panel of the Conference on September 16 will be open to presentation by researchers and scholars, which will be determined by a Call for Papers. The Grotius Centre seeks submissions on the theme of the Conference/research project.

Scholars from all disciplines are invited to submit a proposal (1 page abstract and CV). A proposal should ideally focus on an article/paper project which makes a novel contribution to research in the field. All submissions will be reviewed by a panel. Up to four proposals can be selected for presentation.

If you would like to participate in this Call for Papers, please send your proposal by August 21 to grotiuscentre@campusdenhaag.nl.

Presented papers will be considered for publication in a Journal or volume.