ICC-Präsident Piotr Hofmánski im Gespräch

To mark the the 6th EU Day Against Impunity on May 23rd, 2021, our Scientific Director Michael Lysander Fremuth met with Judge Piotr Hofmański, President of the International Criminal Court (ICC) for an in-depth exchange on challenges and opportunities in international and domestic accountability proceedings for international core crimes on a virtual platform.

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On February 4, 2021, the Trial Chamber IX of the International Criminal Court (ICC) rendered its long-awaited judgment in the case of Dominic Ongwen. Our researchers Konstantina Stavrou and Andreas Sauermoser present the main aspects of the judgment and the significant insights it offers on issues such as the reliance - for the first time - on the affirmative defenses of mental disease and duress.

New Publications: Monitoring prison Conditions in the EU: A Handbook Series for National Preventive MechanismP

The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Fundamental and Human Rights, together with three European project partners, the Associazione Antigone, the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee, and the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, have addressed how NPMs can effectively improve detention conditions across the EU in the framework of the EU-funded Project ‘Improving judicial cooperation across the EU through harmonised detention standards – The role of National Preventive Mechanisms’(2019–2021).

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The Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Fundamental and Human Rights is happy to announce the call for applications for the 2021 Straniak Fellowship. The Straniak Fellowhip is awarded to young researchers and funded by our strategic partner the Hermann and Marianne Straniak Foundation. 

The article, published in the Utrecht Journal of International and European Law, assesses the role of civil society and the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar (IIMM) in individual accountability proceedings by foreign domestic courts for the crimes committed against the Rohingya in light of the obstacles faced by Myanmar courts, the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). 

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