Legal Pluralism and International Criminal Justice

with Elies van Sliedregt

Stockholm Center for International Law and Justice invites you to a seminar with:

Professor Elies van Sliedregt

on the topic

Legal Pluralism and International Criminal Justice


With the establishment of the ICC and the closing down of the ad hoc tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, the paradigm of international criminal justice is shifting to national criminal justice. What does the enforcement of international criminal law by domestic courts mean for the system of international criminal justice in terms of its coherence as a legal order? Domestic enforcement comes with legal pluralism. Should we embrace it, accept it, or push against it and strive for unity?’

Elies van Sliedregt is professor of international and comparative criminal law at Leeds University (UK). Previously she was professor of criminal law at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam where she also serves as Dean of the Faculty of Law. She has held visiting fellowships in Cambridge, Oxford, Bologna, and at UNSW, Sydney. In 2015, she was  Holding  Redlich  fellow  at  the  Castan  Center for  Human  Rights  at  Monash University,  Melbourne.  At the ICC, she was a visiting  professional  in  2010. Van Sliedregt is senior editor of the Leiden Journal of International Law and member of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities.

Registration (voluntary):, by 8th of June 2018