|First IEF Meeting held in The Hague|
|Saturday, 24 January 2009 21:03|
On the 23rd and 24th of January 2009 the first meeting of the International Expert Framework on International Criminal Procedure was held at Novotel, The Hague City Center.
At 9:00 AM on the 23rd of January the Steering Board and dr. David Raïc (HiiL deputy director) opened the first Meeting of the IEF on International Criminal procedure in the Patijn-hall in the Novotel City Center in The Hague. After an introduction from prof. Göran Sluiter, the meeting began with all working groups presenting their reports and outlines, introducing their share of work and defining the scope of prospective research.
After a day of exchanging thoughts and visions, not only with other participants but also with a representative from Beck-Verlag publishers, dr. Wilhelm Warth, the meeting was adjourned by prof. Salvatore Zappalà. He concluded the first day session by expressing enthusiasm about the group's ability to reach agreement on various issues in the complex and challenging exercise the group has embarked on.
The second morning session was chaired by prof. Håkan Friman and commenced with a summary of discussions that took place on Friday. The group further defined scope, methodology and expected progress of the IEF-project. Saturday's meeting was adjourned till the next IEF Meeting scheduled for June 2009. The chair concluded by expressing gratitude to participants for their valuable input and to HiiL for taking on organisational matters relating to the meeting.