A couple of upcoming conferences that may be of interest.
The need to eradicate impunity. In Berlin, 0n 23 March, co-sponsored by the Bundestag's Human Rights & Humanitarian Aid Committee and the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. According to Andrew Drzemczewski, 'the participation of persons other than the keynote speakers & AS/Jur members is encouraged (especially that of NGOs, academics etc., with a specific interest inthe subject)'. If you are interested in participating, please inform Sally-Ann Honeyman (firstname.lastname@example.org), preferably by Friday 6 March.The conference is to serve as a forum of open debate which will 'feed into' a report to be presented on this subject by the Committee's Rapporteur & Chairperson, Mrs Däubler-Gmelin, at the Parliamentary Assembly's June 2009 session in Strasbourg. Those wishing to participate will need to cover their own expenses.
The Future of International Criminal Justice. Organised by the Santa Clara Journal of International Law, in Santa Clara, California, on 13-14 March. Keynote speaker is M. Cherif Bassiouni. For further details: http://law.scu.edu/international-criminal-justice-symposium/index.cfm. The IntLawGrrls blog also has a summary of the Symposium here: http://intlawgrrls.blogspot.com/2009/02/go-on-future-of-international-criminal.html.
Thanks to Andrew Drzemczewski and Ann Marie Ursini.