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

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A Forum for International Judges


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International judges at BIIJ 2015, in Malta

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 tenth BIIJ was held in January 2015 in Malta around the theme “International Courts, Local Actors.” The Institute was organized in collaboration with the University of Malta, which hosted the INsitite on its historic Valletta campus. Read more.

BIIJ 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 Linda Carter, Pacific McGeorge School of Law

BIIJ Program Committee:

  • Carmel A. Agius, Vice President, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
  • 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 2015 was provided by the Rice Family Foundation and the Louis D. Brandeis Legacy Fund for Social Justice. 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.