The 5e Journées internationales de la justice pénale internationale took place in Paris, France, on 30 and 31 January 2020. Dr. Viviane Dittrich, Deputy Director of the Nuremberg Academy, and Natacha Bracq, Senior Officer for Training and Capacity Building, participated in the event organized by the Centre Thucydide and the Centre de recherche sur les droits de l’homme et le droit humanitaire at université Paris II Panthéon-Assas.
The Journées internationales de la justice pénale internationale are now held annually, bringing together French-speaking experts to discuss topical questions and recent developments in the field of international criminal law. Key topics discussed this year included accountability for crimes committed by ISIS, the role of international investigative mechanisms such as the IIIM and national prosecutions, and the principle of complementarity. Special attention was also given to the new draft convention on crimes against humanity and current developments at different international courts and tribunals, including the International Criminal Court, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. More than 80 participants, including scholars, students, and practitioners attended the event.