The Centre for International Law Research and Policy, Peking University International Law Institute, City University of Hong Kong, and the European University Institute (Department of Law) are co-organising a conference on “The Historical Origins of International Criminal Law”, in Hong Kong on 1-2 March and New Delhi on 29-30 November 2014.

The Hong Kong conference examines historical trials and events up to the post-World War II period. The New Delhi conference follows up by studying later trials, doctrinal foundations, and institutional contributions to international criminal law.

Each conference is held over two days, with leading judges, prosecutors, lawyers, and academics among the speakers, including LIU Daqun, Agnieszka Klonowiecka-Milart, David Re, ONUMA Yasuaki, Geoffrey Robertson, LING Yan, William Schabas, FURUYA Shuichi and David Cohen.

This project mobilizes a broad exploration of the history of international criminal law, and contributes to the vertical consolidation of this discipline of international law.

Those wishing to attend should register by sending an e-mail message to Ms. Tessa Bolton at

Concept note and programmes of the conferences

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