The Historical Origins of International Criminal Law: Seminar 1


What are the main historical origins of international criminal law as a discipline of international law? The Centre for International Law Research and Policy, the European University Institute (Department of Law), Peking University International Law Institute and City University of Hong Kong seek to explore and crystallise the sub-discipline of history of international criminal law by bringing together leading experts from around the world for a two-day conference. Based on these conference proceedings, a comprehensive volume will appear on which trials, treaty provisions, national laws, declarations or other acts of States, and publications constitute the significant building blocks of contemporary international criminal law, and why that is so.

There will be a second, follow-up seminar in New Delhi on 29 and 30 November 2014.

This research project is co-ordinated by Professor Morten Bergsmo (Peking University Law School), Assistant Professor CHEAH Wui Ling (National University of Singapore), and Assistant Professor YI Ping (Peking University Law School).

Date and Location

Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 8:30am to Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 6:15pm
City University of Hong Kong
Address 1: 
Cheng Yick-chi Building
Address 2: 
Tat Chee Avenue