Judge Howard Morrison of the International Criminal Court will give a guest lecture “International Criminal Law - The Road Less Travelled”, followed by Q&As, as part of the course “Law Lab in International Criminal Law” and the ACIL-ICL lecture series.
Judge Morrison was appointed as an Appeals Chamber judge at the ICC as of 11 March 2012, for a term of nine years. Judge Morrison, served as a judge at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, since 2009. He previously served as defence counsel at various international tribunals, including at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (1998-2004), the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (2009) and the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (since 2009), where he was a trial judge in the case of Radovan Karadžić.
In 2008 he was elected as a Master of the Bench of Grays Inn and a Senior Judge of the Sovereign Base Areas in Cyprus. He has been appointed Queen's Counsel (2001), Circuit judge (2004) and CBE for services to International Law (2007) and KCMG (for services to rule of law) (2015).
In the UK, he practised on the Oxford and Midland Circuit in criminal law and worked in courts martial in the UK and Germany. He was appointed a Recorder of the Crown and County Courts with authority to sit in criminal, civil and family law jurisdictions. He has a degree in Law from London University and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1977, having studied at INNS of Court School of Law.
He is a Hon. Professor of Law at Leicester University as a Senior Fellow of the Lauterpacht centre for International Law (LCIL) at Cambridge University. He holds a Hon. L.L.D. from Leicester University and lectures in International Criminal and Humanitarian Law, worldwide.
Attendance is open. If you wish to attend, please send an email with a short description of your affiliation to the coordinator of the Master’s programma and course: J.Costervanvoorhout@uva.nl.