The Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, based at Leiden University - Campus in The Hague, will be hosting a launch conference on 5-6 May 2011 for a research project entitled "Post-Conflict Justice and 'Local Ownership': Assessing the Social and Legal Impact of the International Criminal Court." The conference will be held in The Hague, with one day taking place at The Peace Palace and the other at Leiden's Hague campus.
Papers are invited in the following areas: (1) conceptualizing "the local"; (2) social impact of the ICC in the situation-countries to date; (3) legal impact of the ICC (with a particular focus on national-level implementation and complementarity); and (4) methods and methodology for assessing impact. Abstracts (of no more than 500 words) should be submitted electronically by February 1, 2011 to firstname.lastname@example.org. For the call for papers, click here.