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Final Conference

Concluding Conference of the International Expert Framework on International Criminal Procedure on 27-28 October 2011

The members of the International Criminal Procedure Expert Framework will launch their groundbreaking 'General Rules and Principles of International Criminal Procedure' at a two day Concluding Conference at the Peace Palace in The Hague on 27 and 28 October 2011.

The Project
Since 2007, a group comprising some of the world's leading experts, have been working on identifying general rules and principles of international criminal procedure. The 'General Rules and Principles of International Criminal Procedure' is a landmark study of existing procedures in all the international and internationalised courts and tribunals. It is tested rigorously through the parameters of international human rights law, comparative criminal procedure and the goals and objectives of international criminal procedure. It is intended to be a guiding framework for international criminal procedural law and practices in the future. The overarching objective of the project is to assist in facing the greatest challenge of international criminal justice: delivering fair and effective trials.

The Conference
We are delighted that Hon. Justice O-Gon Kwon of the ICTY and Judge Erik Mose, former President of ICTR will both deliver keynote speeches. Leading international academics and practitioners will serve as discussants for the presentations of the eleven working groups. The working groups will be followed by a high-level panel discussion. Professor Kai Ambos of the University of Göttingen, Professor Claus Kress of the University of Cologne, the Conference Chair, and Professor Göran Sluiter, the IEF project leader, will close the conference with their observations of the proceedings. 

For the preliminary programme, more information about the speakers and the registration for the conference, please visit the HiiL website.