Expert Seminar on Power in International Criminal Justice in Florence
The International Nuremberg Principles Academy co-organized an international expert seminar on "Power in International Criminal Justice: Towards a Sociology of International Justice" held in Florence, Italy, on 28 to 29 October 2017. The event was led by Professor Morten Bergsmo and held in co-operation with the Centre for International Law Research and Policy (CILRAP) and five other eminent institutional partners from China, Europe, India and the United States.
The expert seminar brought together more than 25 scholars and practitioners from around the world. The various papers interrogated the notion of power itself and respectively explored the topography of power, the civil-common law divide, as well as various facets of power in international criminal justice, including bureaucratic power, representational, visual and symbolic power, state power and autonomy, and power of other external actors relevant to international criminal justice.
Dr. Viviane Dittrich, Deputy Director of the Nuremberg Academy, presented a paper on the power of legacy construction at the international criminal tribunals. Jolana Makraiovà, Project Officer of the Nuremberg Academy, co-authored a paper on communication technologies and the democratization of ICL that was presented at the conference.
The expert seminar is part of a wider research project that seeks to advance a new discipline of sociology of international criminal justice. Sociology of law has made indispensable contributions to our understanding of the administration of justice, law-making processes, and the relationship between law, justice and power in several domestic legal systems.