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CONFERENCE: International Criminal Law before Domestic Courts

"Peace Treaty" Ölgemälde von Chen Ping

70 years after the drafting of the Nuremberg Principles, International Criminal Law is still confronted with major challenges: Some scholars attest that international criminal law is in a state of crisis, the International Criminal Court is under fierce attack, and core international crimes are committed regularly and often go unpunished. Overlooked in this view is the role played by national criminal jurisdictions in the prosecution of core international crimes.

The importance of national criminal jurisdictions for the enforcement of International Criminal Law will be the subject of the conference ‘International Criminal Law before Domestic Courts’, which will be held from Thursday, October 14, to Saturday, October 16, 2021, by the Law Faculty of the University of Vienna and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Fundamental and Human Rights under the responsibility of Univ.-Prof. Dr. Michael Lysander Fremuth.

After keynote speeches by Professors William Schabas and Kai Ambos, several national and international experts from academia and practice will tackle and discuss the multiple issues. The speakers will include, among others, representatives of the International Criminal Court, the Eurojust Genocide Network, the Commission for International Justice and Accountability, and Syrian Archive as well as representatives of law enforcement agencies from Austria, Germany and the Netherlands.


For further information on the conference, the agenda, the digital forms of participation, and our security and hygiene concept, please refer to our conference webpage at

Participation is possible both in person and online via livestream. Registration via the conference webpage is mandatory.

We look forward to welcoming you to the conference in Vienna.



[Oilpainting displayed on the conference poster: "Peace Treaty" by courtesy of Chen Ping; ©]

Thursday, 14. October 2021 (All day) to Saturday, 16. October 2021 (All day)
Attic Floor, Law Faculty of the University of Vienna, Schottenbastei 10-16, 1010 Vienna
PDF icon ICL Conference 2021 Agenda1.76 MB