We are delighted to invite you to a talk on “International Criminal Tribunals and their Political Background Dilemmas” by Professor Oliver Diggelmann, Chair of international law, European law, public law and political philosophy at the University of Zurich.

The talk addresses the “more political” functioning of international criminal tribunals compared to their domestic counterparts in states with high rule of law standards. It looks from a bird’s eye perspective at the tribunals from Nuremberg to the ICC and sheds light – aware of their many differences on the common patterns of their functioning. Discussing topics such as “conflict selection”, “indictment strategy”, “elite accountability”, “cooperation with conflict parties” etc, the talk seeks to offer a structural explanation of the specific political character of the functioning of international criminal  tribunals.

The event, co-hosted with the Scottish Council on Global Affairs, will take place in an in-person-only format, on Thursday, 27 October 2022 at 5.00pm UK time in the Gilbert Scott Suite 253 (NEW VENUE!!), Main Building, University Avenue, Glasgow G12 8QQ. The talk will be followed by a Q&A with the audience, and the discussions will continue over a drinks reception, concluding at 7.00pm UK time.

If you would like to join us for this event, please register on our Eventbrite pages here. Number of spaces is limited and they will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis, so please make sure you register as soon as possible.

We hope to see you on 27 October!