Institute Information

Judicial Dialogue in Action: International Judges Reflect
Read summaries of individual BIIJ session, organized thematically, and download them as PDFs.

BIIJ 2016
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BIIJ 2015
Institute Summary
Institute Report

BIIJ 2013
Institute Summary
Institute Report

BIIJ 2012
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Institute Report

BIIJ 2010
Institute Summary
Institute Report

BIIJ 2009
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Institute Report

BIIJ 2007
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BIIJ 2006
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Institute Report

BIIJ 2004

Institute Summary
Institute Report 
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BIIJ 2003
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Institute Report 
Photo Gallery

Toward the Development of Ethics Guidelines for International Courts
: Report of a workshop on judicial ethics held during BIIJ 2003

Keynote Address by Theodore Sorensen

BIIJ 2002
Institute Summary
Institute Report
Judges' Comments
Keynote Address by Hans Corell

A Forum for International Judges


BIIJ 2015 judges
International judges at BIIJ 2016, in Copenhagen

The Brandeis Institute for International Judges (BIIJ) provides members of the international judiciary with the opportunity to meet and discuss critical issues concerning the theory and practice of international justice. Institutes are held approximately every 18 months, bringing together judges serving on international courts and tribunals around the world to reflect on the practical challenges as well as philosophical aspects of their work.

Judicial Dialogue in Action: International Judges Reflect: Key sections of BIIJ reports are now available as PDFs.

The eleventh BIIJ was held in June 2016 in Copenhagen around the theme “The Authority of International Courts and Tribunals: Challenges and Prospects”. The Institute was organized in collaboration with the iCourts, the Danish National Research Foundation's Centre of Excellence for International Courts at the University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Law. Read more.

BIIJ 2016 Co-Directors:

  • Justice Richard J. Goldstone, Professor, University of Virginia School of Law; former Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda
  • Professor David Thór Björgvinsson, University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Law

BIIJ 2016 Program Committee:

  • Fatsah Ouguergouz
  • President Dennis Byron
  • Christine Van den Wyngaert 
  • Vagn Joensen

Funding for BIIJ 2016 was provided by the Rice Family Foundation, the Louis D. Brandeis Legacy Fund for Social Justice and the Danish National Research Foundation. Past sources of funding for the BIIJ have included the David Berg Foundation, the JEHT Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation.

For more information about the Brandeis Institute for International Judges (BIIJ), contact Leigh Swigart.