Human Rights Law Centre

Nottingham International Criminal Justice Conference

University Park NG7 2RD Nottingham
Monday 8th (09:00) - Tuesday 9th July 2024 (15:30)
For further information, please contact Dr Natalie Hodgson ( or Dr Hemi Mistry (
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About the Conference

The field of international criminal justice is diverse and constantly evolving. International criminal justice continues to be viewed as an important aspect of any international or domestic response to mass violence and conflict. The gaps in, and limits to, substantive criminal law and criminal justice processes remain key concerns. And yet, despite this, the norms of international justice – and the expectation of, and calls for, accountability – are stronger than ever. Situations of mass violence frequently evoke recourse to at least the language, if not also the institutions, of international criminal justice. For better or worse, mass violence is increasingly understood through the conceptual framework of international crimes. At the same time, scholarship in the field of international criminal justice is increasing, with researchers increasingly employing novel and interdisciplinary approaches to answer the questions raised by international criminal law.

Against this backdrop, opportunities to take stock of current issues and recent developments in the field are more important than ever. With this in mind, the School of Law in partnership with the International Criminal Justice Unit of the Human Rights Law Centre (HRLC) is organising a two day conference that will bring together people working across the diverse field of international criminal justice. At this interdisciplinary conference, we are aiming to foster connections between academics, practitioners and policymakers, as we hear about recent developments in research and practice, and explore, discuss and debate current issues in the field.

For full details, please visit the confererence page.

About International Criminal Justice at the University of Nottingham

The School of Law at the University of Nottingham has long been associated with excellence in international criminal law research and research-led teaching. Established in 2003, the HRLC's International Criminal Justice Unit has hosted high-profile conferences and organised seminars, including at the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the Assembly of States Parties annual sessions. The ICJ Unit currently has responsibility for the National Implementing Legislation Database (NILD) of the International Criminal Court's Legal Tools Project.

The School of Law has a vast network of alumni who have gone on to forge careers in international criminal justice as academics and practitioners. The organisers hope to welcome some of these alumni back to Nottingham for this conference, while also extending this network to include a wider community of academics and practitioners working in the space of international criminal justice.

Beyond international criminal law specifically, the School of Law has a rich pedigree in the fields of human rights, criminal justice, criminal evidence, humanitarian law, disaster law, international organisations law, and the jus ad bellum. In addition to the HRLC, the School is home to the Nottingham International Law and Security Centre (NILSC) and the Criminal Justice Research Centre. Reflective of this breadth of expertise, this conference takes an open and pluralistic approach to addressing the most pressing challenges addressed by and affecting the field of international criminal justice.

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