International Courts of Justice

Start Date: Sunday, November 18, 2012
End Date: Saturday, November 24, 2012
Category: European (General) and International Law
Venue: Trier
Country: Germany
Leading organisation: Deutsche Richterakademie
Cooperative Partner:
Language(s): German
Training level:
Target audience:
Participants(EJTN): 10
Contact: Wiebke Dettmers
Contact e-mail:
Contact phone: +49 30 18580 6971

Course Description

The conference is targeted at judges from all jurisdictions, as well as to public prosecutors.
The conference will provide an overview of the creation, tasks, and working methods of the most important international courts of justice. In addition to the activities of the UN Tribunals for Former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda, the substantive content of the conference will focus on the International Criminal Court with its seat in The Hague, established by statute of 18 July 1998. Also introduced in more detail are the International Court of Justice in The Hague, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in Hamburg, the legal protection system of the WTO, the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, as well as the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. The relevance of the judicial decisions of these courts of justice for the German legal system will be presented in detail.
Plans include lectures, discussions and a visit to the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg.