Criminal Jurisdiction at the African Court of Justice and Human Rights and the ICC: Complementarity or Opposition?

International Criminal Law lunch with Professor Jeremy Sarkin (University of South Africa, Pretoria, and NOVA University Lisbon, Portugal) on the planned international criminal law Chamber at the African Court of Justice and Human Rights.

The full title of his presentation is: "Why the Move to Give the African Court of Justice and Human Rights Criminal Jurisdiction Ought to Be Complementary to the ICC Not in Opposition to It”.

All welcome!

The author

Jeremy Sarkin is Professor of Law at the University of South Africa (UNISA) and Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law and member of CEDIS at the Law School of NOVA University Lisbon, Portugal. He has undergraduate and postgraduate law degrees from South Africa, a Master of Laws degree from Harvard Law School and a Doctor of Laws degree on comparative and international law. He is admitted to practice as attorney in the USA and South Africa. He was a member (2008-2014), and was Chairperson-Rapporteur (2009-2012), of the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances. He served as an acting judge in 2002 and 2003 in the High Court in South Africa. He is a member of a number of journal editorial boards. He has published 15 books and more than 300 articles.

International Criminal Law lunches

Pluricourts holds a monthly international criminal law (ICL) lunch, where an invited ICL expert gives a presentation on a topic of their choice, followed by questions from the audience. The aim is to provide a wide-ranging lecture series, giving varied insights into what is happening within the field of ICL today. We invite speakers from different backgrounds, and have had presentations from Norwegian- based and international academics, as well as speakers from local agencies who work with ICL-related issues, such as Kripos and the Norwegian Red Cross. The lunches also function as a meeting point for those who are interested in ICL, allowing for ideas to be exchanged and developed. They are open to the public, and are attended by staff, students and those working in ICL in the Oslo area.

Tags: Criminal law
Published Aug. 18, 2017 10:43 AM - Last modified Sep. 5, 2017 6:43 PM