ICTY/ MICT Open Day in The Hague on 24 September

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals ( MICT ) will be hosting a joint Open Day on Sunday, 24 September from 11:00-17:00. This year’s Open Day marks the final opportunity to visit the ICTY, as the Tribunal is set to close its doors at the end of this year.

The ICTY/MICT Open Day is part of The Hague International Day, which offers the public a chance to take a look behind the scenes of the International City of Peace and Justice by visiting the Tribunal and other international organisations in the city. At Open Day, there will be opportunities to interact with Judges and other key staff members, view new documentaries produced by the ICTY Outreach Programme, and explore art exhibitions and Archives materials.

Click here for the Open Day Programme and Poster.

Speakers (with Q&A sessions) for the day include:

• ICTY President Judge Carmel Agius
• MICT President Judge Theodor Meron
• Judge Christoph Flügge , ICTY and MICT
• Judge Alphons Orie, ICTY and MICT
• Registrar Olufemi Elias, MICT
• Michelle Jarvis, Deputy to the ICTY/ MICT Prosecutor
• Ana Cristina Rodriguez Pineda,Chef de Cabinet, ICTY
• Bob Reid, Chief of Operations, ICTY/ MICT Office of the Prosecutor

Events will be held throughout the day at the ICTY and MICT premises, located in the same building at Churchillplein 1, 2517 JW The Hague.

To register for the ICTY/ MICT Open Day, please send a confirmation email to Colleen Luibrand at luibrand@un.org by Friday 22 September 2017.

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About Otto Spijkers

Otto Spijkers is Professor of International Law at the China Institute of Boundary and Ocean Studies (CIBOS), Wuhan University. Previously, he was a lecturer of Public International Law at Utrecht University, Senior Research Associate with the Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea (NILOS), and researcher with the Utrecht Centre for Water, Oceans and Sustainability Law (UCWOSL). He is also a member of the Committee on the Role of International Law in Sustainable Natural Resource Management for Development of the International Law Association. He was a visiting lecturer at the University of Malta, the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies of Leiden University, Xiamen University’s China International Water Law Programme (China), the China Institute for Boundary and Ocean Studies of Wuhan University (China), the Law School of the East China University of Political Science and Law (ECUPL) in Shanghai (China), the Università degli Studi di Salerno (Italy), and the Association pour la promotion des droits de l'homme en Afrique centrale (APDHAC) of the Université Catholique d’Afrique Centrale (Yaoundé, Cameroon). Previously, he was a PhD candidate and lecturer at the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies at the University of Leiden. His doctoral dissertation, entitled The United Nations, the Evolution of Global Values and International Law, was published with Intersentia in 2011. He worked as public services coordinator at the Peace Palace Library, as international consultant and coordinator for the United Nations International Law Fellowship Programme, as intern for the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and as intern for the Office of Legal Affairs of United Nations Headquarters. Otto Spijkers is editor and author of the Invisible College Blog, the blog of the School of Human Rights Research. Otto Spijkers studied the basics of international relations at the University of Sussex. He then studied international law at the University of Amsterdam, New York University School of Law (exchange student), and the Hague Academy of International Law (2009 session). He studied philosophy at the University of Amsterdam and the University of Malta (exchange). He obtained a Diplôme approfondi de langue française.

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