Max van der Stoel Human Rights Award*
Event dedicated to International Human Rights Day. Key note about the current challenges for international criminal justice by Christine van den Wyngaert, Judge at the International Criminal Court. Followed by the presentation of the Max van der Stoel Human Rights Award. Admission free, registration required. (language: English)
Time: 11:00-12:30 hrs. (welcome from 10:30 hrs. with coffee and tea).
Admission is free, registration required. See also Facebook.
Current challenges for international criminal justice
Key note by Christine van den Wyngaert, judge at the international criminal court in the Hague.
International Criminal Court
The establishment of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in 1998 to address genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, inspired hope that these atrocities would no longer go unpunished. Since its creation the Court has carried out numerous investigations and has not shied away from prosecuting the highest in power to hold them to account.
However, the ICC faces significant challenges such as a lack of cooperation, competing interests and limited resources.
Judge Christine van den Wyngaert
Judge Christine van den Wyngaert, Judge at the ICC from 2009-2018 will reflect on the question whether the future of the ICC looks bright or dim. On 8 July 2013, Van den Wyngaert was ennobled by King Albert II of Belgium as a baroness for her services as a judge. From 2003 to 2005 she was a Judge at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and from 2000 to 2002 an ad hoc judge on the International Court of Justice.
International Human Rights Day
This event is dedicated to International Human Rights Day. This is to celebrate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted and proclaimed on December 10th 1948 by the United Nations General Assembly.
Max van der Stoel Human Rights Award
In the second half of the program, the Max van der Stoel Human Rights Award will be presented for the best PhD thesis and the best Master’s thesis on human rights in the Netherland and Belgium. This prize is awarded by Tilburg Law School and the Netherlands Network for Human Rights Research (NNHRR). Professor Hirsch Ballin, chair of the jury will be present the award named after Max van der Stoel, former OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities and professor of international and European law at Tilburg University.
This event is an initiative of Academic Forum, Tilburg Law School and the Netherlands Network for Human Rights Research (NNHRR).