Professor Bohlander speaks at Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Prosecutions, Politics and Transitions
06th May, 4pm to 6pm, Hogan Lovells Lecture Theatre.
Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice
Law and Global Justice
Islam, Law and Modernity
Institute for Global Law and Policy, Harvard Law School | Santander Bank
The dramatic uprisings that ousted the long-standing leaders of several countries in the Arab region have set in motion an unprecedented period of social, political and legal transformation. Prosecutions of former leaders and other high-ranking government officials have emerged as the single most pursued route of transitional justice - something which was almost non-existent prior to the uprisings in the Arab region.
Professor Andrew Ashworth delivers Inaugural Annual Ashgate Lecture in Criminal Law - Video online
The Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice hosted a seminar by Professor Jonathan Wolff on ‘Social Equality and Social Inequality’.
The Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice hosted a seminar by Professor Jonathan Wolff, Professor of Philosophy and the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at University College London on ‘Social Equality and Social Inequality’ on Thursday, 31st October.
Dr Thom Brooks publishes new monograph 'Punishment'
Professor Michael Bohlander’s book “Principles of German Criminal Law” translated into Farsi
Volkswagen Foundation Award for Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice
'The German Criminal Code' by Michael Bohlander translated into Farsi.
Michael Bohlander comments on Naomi Campbell's testimony before the Special Court for Sierra Leone
CCLCJ joined by Justice of the German Federal Constitutional Court.
Director General of the Serious Organised Crime Agency, William Hughes CBE QPM BSc, joins advisory board of CCLCJ.
The Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice is delighted to announce that the Director General of SOCA has accepted its invitation to join the advisory board of the Centre. Director General Hughes' vast experience in serious and organised crime policing will add significantly to the expertise of the Centre and we look forward to a fruitful cooperation. For a short biography click here.
Research Externs Wanted for Death Penalty Project
Justice Adel Maged Appointed Expert Adviser on Human Trafficking to the League of Arab States
The Law School congratulatesitsHonorary Professor Judge Adel Maged, Director of International Relations of the Egyptian Court of Cassation, on his recent appointmentas the Expert Adviser on Human Trafficking to the League of Arab States. He was elevated to that position by Decree of the Egyptian Minister of Justice of 21 February 2010, tocoordinate the research effort related to the League’s " Arab Initiative for Combating Human Trafficking",in particular on the Arab States’ experience and Arab cooperation on combating human trafficking.
Durham Law School Negotiates Memorandum of Understanding with the League of Arab States
Durham University, through Durham Law School, has become the first non-Arab university ever to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the League of Arab States. The MoU was signed by Vice-Chancellor Chris Higgins and the Secretary-General of the Arab League, H. E. Amr Moussa. Amr Moussa will visit Durham in the coming months and give a public lecture on the occasion of the signing of the MoU. The Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, with the aid of its special adviser Justice Adel Maged of the Egyptian Court of Cassation, established first contacts with the League which were then extended to the Law School as a whole. The MoU will become a basis of cooperation in legal matters between the League, its member states and the Law School, for example, in the fields of joint research with institutions in the Arab world, law reform, professional training and exchange of information. The Law School is extremely pleased about the MoU and excited about the prospects for cooperation in a region of growing global importance that the MoU holds.
Minister Hans G Nilsson delivers 3rd Annual Criminal Justice Lecture
LAW SCHOOL ESTABLISHES MINI-PUPILLAGE AT GERMAN CRIMINAL COURT
International Cooperation in Criminal Matters Unit established
In September 2009, the Centre decided to create a new sub-unit dealing specifically with issues arising out of the increasing relevance of transnational and international cooperation in criminal investigations, prosecutions and enforcement of judgments and other judicial decisions. This is a consequence of the proliferation of international criminal courts on the one hand, and the ever closer union approach of the European Union in combatting transborder crime within its territory on the other. The sub-unit will be called "International Cooperation in Criminal Matters Unit" (ICCMU).
Dr Mohammad Hedayati-Kakhki comments on Radio Free Europe on constitutionality of Iranian election process
Judge Wolfgang Schomburg appointed Honorary Professor of Law
On the occasion of his delivering the Second Annual Criminal Justice Lecture on 10 March 2009, Wolfgang Schomburg, former judge of the UN war crimes tribunals for Yugoslavia and Rwanda, was appointed honorary professor of law in the Durham Law School. Professor Schomburg gave a fascinating account of his experiences on the international bench and the obstacles and chances of international criminal justice.
Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice elects new Chair
The CCLCJ is pleased to announce that it has a new Chair, after Judge Pillay stepped down earlier last year. The new Chair is former Judge Wolfgang Schomburg. Judge Schomburg has a distinguished international career, both in practice and academia. Most recently, he served as a judge of the Common Appeals Chamber of the two United Nations war crimes tribunals for Yugoslavia and Rwanda.
Second Annual Criminal Justice Lecture Announced
On 10 March 2009 at 7pm Judge Schomburg, the new chair of the Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice and formerly of the war crimes tribunals for Yugoslavia and Rwanda, will deliver the 2nd Annual Criminal Justice Lecture.
Criminal Justice Centre facilitates internships with Karadzic defence team
The Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice is inviting students to apply for internships with the defence team in what promises to be one of the major war crimes trials since Nuremberg and Tokyo.
CCLCJ Chairwoman Navanethem Pillay steps down
High Commissioner Pillay informed the Centre directors on 21 October 2008 that due to the requirements of the UN policy on ethics and conflicts of interest she has to resign from the position of Chairwoman of the CCLCJ. The Centre deeply regrets her resignation and wishes to extend its gratitude for the sterling support she has lent during the formative phase of the Centre. It is hoped that she will return from time to time as a guest speaker and participate in Centre activities to the extent permitted by her busy schedule. The Centre wishes High Commissioner Pillay all the best for her work in the OHCHR.
Judge Pillay, Chairwoman of the CCLCJ, confirmed as next United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Durham Law School and the Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice congratulate Judge Pillay, as the United Nations General Assembly recently confirmed her to succeed Louise Arbour as High Commissioner for Human Rights -- the leading UN human rights official.
Justice Adel Maged elected to the Court of Cassation
Justice Adel Maged has been elected to the Court of Cassation, the highest court in Egypt
Centre member awarded £ 35,000 Leverhulme Research Fellowship for research into illegal trade in cultural property
Janet Ulph, senior lecturer in law and member of the Centre, has been awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship to the value of approximately £35,000.
Prof YU RSA lecture
"Dickinson Dees Fellow Professor YU Gaoneng gives lecture at Royal Society of Arts
Law Student Research Assistance Opportunity
The Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice offers students the opportunity to volunteer to assist with drafting papers for the defence team of a Sierra Leone man charged with war crimes.
Inaugural Annual Criminal Justice Lecture
On Wednesday 6th February the Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice welcomed Professor Jeremy Horder, Law Commissioner, to Durham to deliver the inaugural annual Criminal Justice lecture.