Seminar series in international criminal law and Human Rights for Law students

    The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), in cooperation with the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI), is hosting a seminar series on the topics of international criminal law and human rights law. The aim is to increase awareness and knowledge of these subject areas among law students and teachers/researchers in Cambodia, as well as to foster interaction between ECCC jurists and academia, with a view to facilitating research. The first seminar will take place on 22 July 2014 at the ECCC and will be committed to discussing the legacy of the first international tribunal in Asia, the International Military Tribunal for the Far East.

Ten seminars will be conducted in this series, covering topics from the “historical approach to international criminal law” to the “substance of the crime of genocide” and “judicial independence and impartiality.” Each seminar will last approximately two hours and consist of a presentation followed by an interactive discussion. The speakers will consist of both  experts working at the ECCC  and external scholars visiting the ECCC.

In total, more than 80 current or recently graduated (within the last five years) law students from  universities in Cambodia were selected on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students who  attend eight or more seminars will be provided with a certificate of participation issued jointly by the ECCC and RWI.