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Brandeis Institute for International Judges (BIIJ) 2010

Toward an International Rule of Law

25-30 July 2010

Salzburg, Austria

Sixteen judges from thirteen international courts and tribunals gathered in Salzburg, Austria, in July for the seventh Brandeis Institute for International Judges (BIIJ).

The participants represented a wide spectrum of international justice institutions, including long-time supporters such as the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court, and the European Court of Human Rights; as well as two institutions participating for the first time: the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.

The theme of this year’s Institute, “Toward an International Rule of Law,” encompassed topics including the fairness of international law, the accessibility of international courts and tribunals, and the impact of diversity on the establishment of an international rule of law. The Institute also continued a tradition of examining ethical issues faced by members of the international judiciary.

BIIJ 2010 Participants

Participants of BIIJ 2010, in Salzburg, Austria.

The institute also featured a keynote address by Patricia O’Brien, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs, and an informal session led by Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court Anthony Kennedy.

Read Patricia O'Brien's keynote address here [PDF].

Over the past eight years the BIIJ has developed a reputation among members of the international judiciary for offering a unique opportunity to discuss diverse aspects of their work with colleagues from far-flung institutions in an intimate and relaxed setting.

Since 2002 the Ethics Center has hosted more than 65 international judges and law experts at the Brandeis Institute for International Judges. Participants have met in Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, and the United States to reflect on the practical challenges as well as philosophical aspects of their work, share best practices, and expand their circle of professional acquaintances.

Reports on all BIIJ conferences can be accessed under “Institute Information” in the right column.

 
BIIJ 2010 Participants

Judges

African Court of Human and Peoples’ Rights
Gérard Niyungeko, past President (Burundi)
Fatsah Ouguergouz (Algeria)

Caribbean Court of Justice
Adrian Saunders (St. Vincent and the Grenadines)

European Court of Human Rights
Nina Vajic (Croatia)

Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia
Motoo Noguchi (Japan)

Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Alberto Pérez Pérez (Uruguay)

International Criminal Court
Hans Peter Kaul (Germany)

International Court of Justice
Hisashi Owada, President (Japan)

International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
Theodor Meron, past President (US)
Fausto Pocar, past President (Italy)
Patrick Robinson, President (Jamaica)

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
Bakhtiyar Tuzmukhamedov (Russia)

International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea
Helmut Tuerk, Vice-President (Austria)

Special Court for Sierra Leone
Jon Kamanda, President (Sierra Leone)

Special Tribunal for Lebanon
Daniel Fransen (Belgium)

World Trade Organization Appellate Body
Jennifer Hillman (US)

Presenters and Rapporteurs

Linda Carter, BIIJ Co-Director and Professor, McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific

Stephanie Cartier, Professor, Fordham University

Richard Goldstone, BIIJ Co-Director and retired Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa

Anthony Kennedy, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court

Micaela Neal, McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific

Patricia O’Brien, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs

Cheri Reynolds, McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific

Leigh Swigart, Director of Programs in International Justice and Society, International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life, Brandeis University

Daniel Terris, Director, International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life, Brandeis University


The Brandeis Institute for International Judges 2010 was funded by the MacArthur Foundation, the Rice Family Foundation, and the David Berg Foundation.