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A Forum for International Judges
|Participants at BIIJ 2012, in Carmona, Spain
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.
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The ninth BIIJ will be held in July 2013 in Lund, Sweden around the theme, “The International Rule of Law in a Human Rights Era.” Partner organizations are the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and the Lund University Faculty of Law.
- Justice Richard J. Goldstone, former Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda
- Professor Linda Carter, Pacific McGeorge School of Law
BIIJ program committee:
- Sanji Monageng, judge of the International Criminal Court, former chair of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
- Erik Møse, judge of the European Court of Human Rights, former judge and president of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
- Hisashi Owada, judge and past president of the International Court of Justice
- Fausto Pocar, judge and past president of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
Funding for BIIJ 2013 is provided by the Rice Family Foundation and the David Berg Foundation. Past sources of funding for the BIIJ have included the JEHT Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation.
For more information about the Brandeis Institute for International Judges (BIIJ), contact Leigh Swigart.