51.1 / THIRD MASTER CLASS ON LAW, HISTORY, POLITICS AND SOCIETY IN THE CONTEXT OF MASS ATROCITIES


CONFLICTS BEYOND THE REACH OF THE LAW: EMERGING WORLD ORDER AND THE SEARCH FOR THE ADEQUATE RESPONSES TO POLITICAL VIOLENCE

4 – 15 July 2016   print this page

Course directors:

Sonja Biserko, Helsinki Committee for Human Rights Serbia, Serbia
Nevenka Tromp, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Geoffrey Nice, Inner Temple Inn, London, United Kingdom


Course description:

In the unfolding scholarly debate about the value of international criminal courts, there is growing understanding that criminal proceedings dealing with mass atrocities and political violence always have a number of ‘extra-legal’ impacts, especially on the recording of the history of conflicts.

More generally, understanding how mass atrocities come to be committed as crimes in armed conflicts requires consideration within many disciplines. No one discipline – law, political science, history, social science – can provide a comprehensive and satisfactory account and the citizens, whom all disciplines should serve, look for answers because they genuinely seek an end to war, something seemingly denied them by politicians. Exploring these issues with faculty and ‘students’ from many countries and many disciplines proves advantageous for all and by approaching the fundamental issue or war or peace may serve the common good.


Course lecturers:

Gjylieta Mushkolaj, University of Prishtina, Kosovo
Sonja Biserko, Helsinki Committee for Human Rights Serbia, Serbia
Iain Bonomy, United Kingdom
Kate Clark, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Rodney Thomas Dixon, International Criminal Barrister, United Kingdom
Robert Donia, University of Michigan, United States
Donald Ferencz, United Kingdom
Sergei Aleksandrović Karaganov , School of World Economics and International Relations, Moscow, Russia
Marie Ursula Kind, Geoffrey Nice Foundation, Switzerland
Joanna Korner, United Kingdom
Geoffrey Nice, Inner Temple Inn, London, United Kingdom
Mark Osiel, The University of Iowa, United States
Nick Parker, United Kingdom
Stephen Rapp, United States
Benedict Rogers, Christian Solidarity Worldwide, United Kingdom
Shadi Sadr, Justice for Iran, United Kingdom
Hamid Sabi, Sabi Associates, United Kingdom
Sandra Schulberg, Columbia University, United States
Sarah Son, Institute for Transitional Justice , Korea, Republic of (South Korea)
Nevenka Tromp, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jennifer Collis Price, Inner Temple Society, London, United Kingdom