19 to 20 March 2020 Vienna, Austria

International Criminal Law Before Domestic Criminal Courts The role of national criminal justice in the prosecution of core international crimes

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This international conference, organised by the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights (BIM) and the University of Vienna, will analyse how national law can contribute to the enforcement of international criminal law within the framework of its potential universality, subsidiarity and complementarity.

Is national law able to compensate deficits at the international level – in particular, the lack of judicial clarification and the inadequate number of proceedings – and thus contribute to the overarching aim of protection of world peace as well as fundamental and human rights?

The conference consists of seven panels, each with two to three experts and a concluding panel discussion. The conference is divided into a scientific and a practice-oriented part. Day I will focus on the interrelationship between international criminal law and national law from a scientific perspective. Day II deals with the current situation, challenges and difficulties of international criminal proceedings in Austria from an application-oriented perspective. The conference aims to use the knowledge gained from science and practice and the resulting synergy effects to strengthen international criminal proceedings before domestic criminal courts.

For more details about the conference programme, fees, and online registration procedure, please consult the event website.