Fighting and Prosecuting Pirates: An Evening about Piracy at the Peace Palace, The Hague

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Want to attend an evening of lectures about the operational and legal aspects of counterpiracy operations (+ book launch of ‘Internationaal Publiekrecht als Wereldrecht’ by Prof. Nico Schrijver) at the Peace Palace on Tuesday 10 January 2012, 17.15 – 19.45?

The lecture is open to everyone and especially interesting for researchers and students, as well as diplomats, international civil servants, journalists and other professionals working in the field of international public law. Click here for the programme.

Please register by sending an email to Otto Spijker.

The meeting’s central theme is the international community’s efforts in combating and prosecuting pirates. Commodore Michiel Hijmans will discuss the operational aspects of military operations to combat piracy, focusing on NATO’s counter-piracy operations.  Henny Baan will discuss the prosecution of arrested pirates. When prosecuting Somali pirates in the Netherlands, the Dutch criminal system is confronted with various novel questions of domestic and international criminal law.

On the same evening, ‘Internationaal Publiekrecht als Wereldrecht‘ (published by Boom) will be offered to Dr. Bernard Bot, former Minister of Foreign Affairs and former ambassador. Nico Schrijver, the author of the book, is Professor at Leiden University, Senator in the Dutch House of Parliament and President of the International Law Association.

The event is organized by the JASON institute and Peace Palace Library.