Discussion Group

Forthcoming events

9. November 2022 | Prof. Dr. Chantal Meloni (University of Milan, Italy): Towards an Italien ‘Völkerstrafgesetzbuch’

30. November 2022 | Dr. Marlen Vesper-Gräske, LL.M. (NYU) (Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer): Human Rights Compliance – A Field Report

18. Januar 2023 | Dr. Rotem Giladi (University of Roehampton, UK): Decolonising International Humanitarian Law – The Other History of the Laws of War?

8. Februar 2023 | Prof. Dr. Mohammad Haroon Mutasem, LL.M. (UW) (Kabul University, Afghanistan): War Crimes and Afghanistan

Discussion Group

The Instiute hosts the Humboldt International Criminal Law Discussion Group, which on a regular basis invites academics and practitioners from Germany and abroad to present their research or to discuss current issues relating to their work. The group comprises the members of the Institute as well as professors, researchers and doctoral students of the Berlin universities and members of other Berlin-based institutions.

Senior member: Prof. Dr. Florian Jeßberger

Convenors (winter semester 2022/2023):
Merle Iffert

During the semester, the discussion group meets on Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and – until further notice – in a hybrid format.

Previous events

13. Juli 2022 | Prof. Jaqueline Ross (Illinois College of Law, USA): “Verdeckte Ermittlungen – Vergleichende Perspektiven” [“Undercover Investigations – Comparative Perspectives”]

29. Juni 2022 | Prof. Dr. Alexa Koenig (UC Berkeley School of Law, USA): “Open Source Investigations and International Criminal Law”

15. Juni 2022 | Faisal Siddiqi (Karachi, Pakistan): “Strategic Litigation in Human Rights and Criminal Law”

8. Juni 2022 | Judge Prof. Dr. Bertram Schmitt (International Criminal Court): “Der Internationale Strafgerichtshof nach 20 Jahren – Auf der Suche nach einem einheitlichen Verfahren” [“The International Criminal Court after 20 Years – In Search of a Uniform Procedure”]

16. Februar 2022 | Prof. Dr. Helmut Satzger (LMU München): “Klimastrafrecht und Ökozid” [“Climate Criminal Law and Ecocide”]

26. Januar 2022 | Michael Kratz and Dr. Jan Nemitz (Auswärtiges Amt [Federal Foreign Office]): “Von der 20. Sitzung der Vertragsstaatenversammlung des IStGH (2021)” [“From the 20th Session of the Assembly of States Parties to the ICC (2021)”]

15. Dezember 2021 | Prof. Dr. Itamar Mann (University of Haifa): “The Palestine ICC Investigation and the One State Reality”

1. Dezember 2021 | Prof. Dr. Mia Swart (University of the Witwatersrand): “On the War Crime of Destruction of a City”

2. Juni 2021 | O-Gon Kwon (Judge and former Vice-President ICTY; former President, Assembly of States Parties ICC): “Reflections on the Past and Present of International Criminal Law​

26. Mai 2021 | Kate Gibson (Association of Defence Lawyers before International Criminal Courts): Defence Lawyers as Human Rights Warriors

19. Mai 2021 | Prof. Dr. Christine Schwöbel-Patel (University of Warwick): “Marketing Global Justice – The Political Economy of International Criminal Law”.

28. April 2021 | Ezequiel Heffes (Geneva Call): “Talking About International Humanitarian Law with Non State Armed Groups”.

14. April 2021 | Prof. Dr. Mark A. Drumbl (Washington & Lee University): “Tragic Perpetrators and Imperfect Victims: Ongwen at the ICC”.

24. Februar 2021 | Dr. Antonio Coco (University of Exeter): „Mistake of Law in International Criminal Law”.

27. Januar 2021  | Prof. Dr. Valeria Vegh Weis (Universidad de Buenos Aires; AvH-Fellow FU Berlin): „Transition and Punishment in Argentina“.

9. Dezember 2020 | Prof. Stephen Thaman (St. Louis University): „The Presumption of Innocence and the Reversion of Aquittals: Comparative Reflections“.

25. November 2020 | Dr. Paolo Caroli (Universitá di Trento; AvH-Fellow HU Berlin): „Transitional Justice in Italy“.