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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Institute Report

BIIJ 2015
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Institute Report

BIIJ 2013
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Institute Report

BIIJ 2012
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Institute Report

BIIJ 2010
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BIIJ 2009
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BIIJ 2007
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BIIJ 2006
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BIIJ 2004

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BIIJ 2003
Institute Summary
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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

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 twelfth session of the BIIJ will be held in May-June 2018 in Oslo, Norway around the theme “The Legitimacy of International Courts: Challenges and Responses”. The Institute is organized in collaboration with the PluriCourts Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order of the University of Oslo Faculty of Law.

BIIJ 2018 Co-Directors:

  • Andreas Føllesdal, Director, PluriCourts, University of Oslo
  • Richard J. Goldstone, first Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda; retired Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa
  • Geir Ulfstein, Deputy Director, PluriCourts, University of Oslo

Conveners:

  • Leigh Swigart, Brandeis University
  • Daniel Terris, Brandeis University

BIIJ 2018 Program Committee:

  • Ujal Bhatia, World Trade Organization Appellate Body
  • James Crawford, International Court of Justice
  • Erik Møse, European Court of Human Rights
  • Christine Van den Wyngaert, International Criminal Court

Funding for BIIJ 2018 is provided by the Rice Family Foundation and the Research Council of Norway. Past sources of funding for the BIIJ have included the David Berg Foundation, the JEHT Foundation, the Louis D. Brandeis Legacy Fund for Social Justice, and the MacArthur Foundation.

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

BIIJ 2015 judges
International judges at BIIJ 2016, in Copenhagen