Integrity in International Justice

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy, in co-operation with the Centre for International Law Research and Policy (CILRAP), is co-organizing an international expert conference on ”Integrity in International Justice” in the Peace Palace in The Hague, the Netherlands, on 1-2 December 2018.

The twenty years that have passed since the adoption of the Statute of the International Criminal Court in 1998 have seen several changes in international relations, including increased scrutiny of the operation of international courts. There is concern that multilateralism is under growing pressure. However uncomfortable at times, this environment of increased scrutiny provides a welcome opportunity to revisit the role of the individual in international justice institutions. Focusing on the standard and practice of "integrity" or "high moral character" is an open-ended necessity for international justice institutions facing the common challenge of professionalization.

The conference considers “integrity” in international justice from several angles, including the following four: 

  • What could States Parties do better to uphold the “integrity” requirement, including in election or appointment of high officials and oversight?
  • Which effective institutional measures are available to the international courts to give proper effect to the “integrity” standard?
  • How can individuals in international justice institutions increase their awareness of “integrity” and make it an active part of their professionalization?
  • How do the principles of “integrity” and independence relate to each other in international justice?

Confirmed speakers include: Payam Akhavan, Olympia Bekou, Morten Bergsmo, Emiliano J. Buis, Hans Corell, Gunnar Ekeløve-Slydal, Gregory S. Gordon, FAN Yuwen, Jan Fougner, Richard J. Goldstone, Hanne Sophie Greve, Bridget Inder, Karim A.A. Khan, Adel Maged, Teresa McHenry, Erik Møse, Marc Perrin de Brichambaut, Klaus Rackwitz and Christopher Staker.

Please find the draft program here.

1 December from 09:00 to 19:00 and 2 December from 09:00 to 18:00

Online registration is required.

In order to register for the event please fill in the registration form below.

Kindly bear in mind that space is limited and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis through registration.

Important remarks:

  • We wish to remind you that you are required to bring a valid ID (passport, driving licence). Without this ID, you will not be able to access the premise of the Peace Palace.
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  • In case you cannot make it to the event, please be so kind to let us know a.s.a.p.



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Peace Palace
Carnegieplein 2
2517 KJ Den Haag

The Netherlands