Save The Date: 28 June 2016

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The Case Matrix Network is pleased to invite you to the forthcoming conference:

Strengthening National Justice for Core International Crimes: Laws, Procedures and Practices in an Age of Legal Pluralism

28 June 2016, from 10:00 to 18:00 at Het Spaansche Hof, Westeinde 12, 2512 HD The Hague, Netherland

This conference will analyse some of the challenges faced by national and international criminal justice actors, who are working at different stages of accountability processes, as well as the measures being taken to address them.

Opening Session:
Introducing the Conference and Its Subject-Matter

  • Ambassador Anniken R. Krutnes (Norwegian Embassy in The Hague)
  • Mr. Ilia Utmelidze (Director, CMN) and DrEmilie Hunter (Deputy Director, CMN)

Session 1:
Ratification, Implementation and Cooperation of the ICC Statute

Chair: Ms. Kristen Meersschaert (Director of Programs, Coalition for the ICC)

  • Professor Olympia Bekou (Professor of Public International Law, University of Nottingham; Deputy Director, CMN)
  • Mr. Sulaiman Bah (Director of Public Prosecutions, Ministry of Justice, Sierra Leone)
  • Ms. Romina Morello (Legal Advisor, Parliamentarians for Global Action)
  • Mr. Givi Baghdavadze (Head of International Relations Division, Attorney General’s Office, Georgia)

Session 2:
Case Mapping, Selection and Prioritisation

Chair: Professor Olympia Bekou (Deputy Director, CMN)

  • Mr. Ilia Utmelidze (Director, CMN)
  • Dr. Rod Rastan (Legal Advisor, Office of the Prosecutor, ICC)
  • Mr. Papy Ndondoboni (Consultant on Monitoring Judicial Activities on Sexual Violence, UNDP)
  • Professor Carsten Stahn (Professor of International Criminal Law and Global Justice, Leiden University)

Session 3:
Investigation, Fact-Finding and Documentation

Chair: Dr. Vladimir Tochilovsky (Member, UN Working Group on Arbitrary detention)

  • Dr. Emilie Hunter (Deputy Director, CMN)
  • Dr. José Antonio Guevara (Director, Mexican Commission for the Defence and Promotion of Human Rights – CMDPDH) by video link
  • Dr. Emeric Rogier (Chief of Situation Analysis Section, Office of the Prosecutor, ICC)
  • Dr. William Wiley (Director, Commission for International Justice and Accountability)

Simultaneous interpretation between English and French will be provided

Download the full programme of the event here.

 Registration is now closed.

If you have not been able to register, please join us through our live stream

To follow the conference and react on Twitter: #CMNICJToolkits

Confirmed participants will receive e-mail notification.

Enquiries regarding the conference should be directed to


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This conference is funded by the European Union and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It forms part of the ICJ Toolkits Project, which is directed and coordinated by the CMN and implemented in partnership with the University of Nottingham Human Rights Law Centre (HRLC) and the International Criminal Law and Human Rights Initiative (ICLHRI). 

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