Programme

Friday - 23 May 2014

Time Programme Venue
09.00 - 09.50 Registration Plein
10.00 - 11.00 Morning plenary session
Day Chair: Jos Walenkamp, The Hague University of Applied Sciences (NL)
Aula
10.00 – 10.10 Word of welcome by Susana Menéndez, member of the Board of The Hague University of Applied Sciences
10.10 – 10.20 Opening address by Froukje Krijtenburg, Chair organizing committee
10.20 – 11.00 Keynote Lecture: Africans and the ICC: Hypocrisy, Impunity, and Perversion by Makau Mutua, dean, SUNY Distinguished Professor and the Floyd H. and Hilda L. Hurst Faculty Scholar at SUNY Buffalo Law School (US)
Q&A
11.00 - 11.30 Coffee and tea break Plein
11.30 - 12.45 Two parallel morning sessions
Session 1 ICC vis-à-vis African perspectives of justice K.47
Session 2 ICC , Africa and the West K.53
12.45 – 14.00 Lunch break Plein
14.00 – 15.15 Two parallel afternoon sessions
Session 3 ICC and the AU K.47
Session 4 Narratives of International Criminal Judicial Practices K.53
15.15 – 15.45 Coffee and tea break Plein
15.45 – 16.30 Afternoon plenary session

Aula
15.45 – 16.15 Keynote lecture The  ICC’s Africa Problem: Who is to Blame for it? - Solomon Ayele Dersso, ISS and Addis Ababa University (ET)
Q&A
16.15 – 16.40 Africa, the Security Council and the International Criminal Court by Charles Chernor Jalloh, Associate Professor, Florida International University (US)
Q&A
16.30 – 17.30 Drinks Plein

Session 1 ICC vis-à-vis African perspectives of justice

Chair: Eefje de Volder, Tilburg University (NL)

  1. Gacaca and Survivors’ Views - Anne-Marie de Brouwer, Tilburg University (NL)

  2. Settling International Crimes in Darfur through ICC Prosecutions or Traditional and Reconcilatory Justice Mechanisms of the ‘Judia’ System? – Mohamed Abdelsalam Babiker, University of Khartoum (SD)
  3. Shariá Qisma and Rakuba: Omar al Bashir and the Tribal Connection – Karin Willemse, Erasmus University Rotterdam (NL)

Session 2 ICC , Africa and the West

Chair: Jaap de Zwaan, The Hague University of Applied Sciences (NL)

  1. Chasing Africans? The AU position on the ICC and the Issue of Unjustified Asymmetry in International Criminal Law - Res Schuerch, University of Amsterdam
    (NL)

  2. France, Africa and the ICC: Military Intervention and the Crisis of Institutional Legitimacy - Paul D. Schmitt, Attorney with DLA Piper LLP (US)
  3. The Ivory Coast Crisis: the Anatomy of a Conflict and the Controversial Role of the ICC- Gervais Gnaka Lagoke, University of the District of Columbia (US).

Session 3 ICC and the AU

Chair: Willem van Genugten, Tilburg University (NL)

  1. ICC - AU Relations: A Compendium Epistolary Exegesis – Augustine Hungwe, School of Human Rights Research Utrecht (NL)

  2. Avoiding the Playpumps Legacy: Practical Options for Re-engaging African Interest and Salvaging the ICC – Matthew C. Kane, Law firm of Ryan Whaley Coldiron Shandy PLLC (US)
  3. The Legitimacy Crisis of the International Criminal Court – Abel Knottnerus, University of Groningen (NL)

Session 4 Narratives of International Criminal Judicial Practices

Chair: Henno Theisens, The Hague University of Applied Sciences (NL)

  1. Narratives of Conflict and International Criminal Justice: Law, Politics and History in the Gbagbo Case - Dov Jacobs, Leiden University (NL)

  2. Expert Witness for the Special Court for Sierra Leone - Stephen Ellis, VU University Amsterdam and African Studies Centre Leiden (NL)
  3. Prosecutorial Discretion During Case Selection - Rod Rastan, Legal Advisor in the Jurisdiction, Complementarity and Cooperation Division of the Office of the Prosecutor (ICC)


Saturday - 24 May 2014

Time Programme Venue
09.30 – 10.00 Registration Plein
10.00 – 10.45 Morning plenary session
Day Chair: Tom Zwart, School of Human Rights Research, Utrecht University
Keynote lecture Legal Encapsulation and the Anti-ICC Pushback: Making Sense of New Geographies of Justice by Kamari Maxine Clarke, professor of Anthropology and Law at the University of Pennsylvania (US)
Q&A
OV3.37
10.45 – 11.15 Coffee and tea break Plein
11.15 – 12.30 Two parallel morning sessions
Session 5 ICC and the ambivalence of African States K.47
Session 6 ICC and Kenyan perceptions and politics K.53
12.30 – 13.45 Lunch break
Annual General Meeting of the Netherlands Association of African Studies (NVAS) for members and for interested conference participants.
OV3.37
13.45 – 15.00 Two parallel afternoon sessions
Session 7 Tribunals to be or not to be?: Special Courts K.47
Session 8 ICC and the Media K.53
15.00 – 15.30 Coffee and tea break
15.30 – 16.30 Afternoon plenary session OV3.37
15.30 – 16.20 Keynote lecture The International Criminal Court in Africa: Complementarity,  Cooperation  and  the  Fight  against   Impunity by Ms Shamiso Mbizvo, Associate International Cooperation Adviser  of   the Jurisdiction,  Complementarity  and  Cooperation  Division of  the Office of the Prosecutor (ICC)
Q&A
16.20 – 16.30 Closing remarks by Felix Ameka, President of the Netherlands Association of African Studies

Session 5 ICC and the ambivalence of African States

Chair: Ton Dietz, African Studies Centre Leiden (NL)

  1. The ICC and the DRC: A Decade of Partnership and Antagonism – Patryk Labuda, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies Geneva (CH)

  2. The ICC and Africa: Rhetoric, Hypocrisy Management and Legitimacy – Lee J.M. Seymour, University of Amsterdam (NL)
  3. The Battle of Wills: Why the fight for institutional legitimacy is ruining the relationship between the ICC and the African Union – Ingrid Roestenburg-Morgan, School of Human Rights Research Utrecht (NL)

Session 6 ICC and Kenyan perceptions and politics

Chair: Tom Zwart, School of Human Rights Research Utrecht (NL)

  1. From Commitment to Contestation: Explaining Kenya’s Ambiguous Relation to the ICC – Corinna Frey, University of Cambridge (UK)

  2. ‘Tell Bensouda we have moved on’: Interrogating Local Perceptions of the ICC in Kenya - Njoki Wamai, University of Cambridge (UK)
  3. Whose justice, Whose Votes? ‘UhuRuto’ vs the ICC in the 2013 Kenya Election - Thomas Wolf, Public Affairs Department of IPSOS Kenya (KE)

Session 7 Tribunals to be or not to be?: Special Courts

Chair: André de Hoogh, University of Groningen (NL)

  1. Congo: the Special Court that Never Was – Luc Reydams, Catholic University of Lublin (PL) and University of Notre Dame (US)

  2. African Supranational Criminal Jurisdiction: One Step Towards Ending Impunity in Africa or two Steps Backwards for the International Criminal Justice System? – Dorothy Makaza, University of Hamburg (DE)
  3. National Judicial Systems in Africa and the Adjudication of International Crimes: Lessons from Rwanda’s Gacaca Courts – Elvis Mbembe Binda, University of Utrecht (NL)

Session 8 ICC and the Media

Chair: Froukje Krijtenburg, VU University Amsterdam (NL); Discussant Seada Nourhussen, Africa Journalist Trouw

  1. Discursive Reconstruction of the ICC-Kenya Engagements through Kenyan Newspapers’ Editorial Cartoons – Sammy Gakero Gachigua, Lancaster University (UK)

  2. Grass-root Media reportage of ICC – Olivier Nyirubugara, Erasmus University Rotterdam and The Hague University of Applied Sciences (NL)
  3. Communicating Justice: How Civil Society and Independent Trial Monitoring Complement ICC Outreach and Public Information - Alpha Sesay, Open Society Justice Initiative (NL)



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