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In this first guest lecture in the ACIL Global Justice Lecture series, Judge Chung from the International Criminal Court will speak about recent developments at the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Event details of Recent Developments at the ICC
Date 11 September 2019
Time 15:00 -18:00
Location Roeterseilandcampus - gebouw A
Room A2.09


In his lecture, Judge Chung will cover issues such as:

  • The essence of ICC judicial process
  • The importance of the pre-trial stage
  • Evidence issues at trial stage
  • An overview of important recent decisions
  • Improving efficiency on procedural and practical aspects
  • A comparison between the ICC and ad hoc tribunals including the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC);

Judge Chung will pay particular attention to crimes against humanity (CAH) and war crimes (WC) when he introduces recent decisions, because of our students’ course 'International Criminal Law - Substantive Law', which will cover these crimes.

Moreover, Judge Chung will address the ECCC because we shall hold a moot court regarding this ad hoc tribunal in our students’ course 'International Criminal Law Practice’.

On a final substantive note, Judge Chung will deal with issues of procedural law at the ICC, as this corresponds with our students’ other course that runs simultaneously: 'International Criminal Law - Procedural Aspects'.

After the lecture of about 100 minutes, there will be a Q&A session.

About the speaker

Judge Chung was inaugurated as judge at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on 11 March 2015, for a term of nine years. He came to the ICC from the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia where he had served as a United Nations International Judge in the Pre-Trial Chamber since August 2011. At the ECCC, he was a member of both the Rules and Procedure Committee and the Judicial Administration Committee. Prior to this, Judge Chung served six years as a high court judge, eight years as a district court judge and three years as a military judge in the Republic of Korea from 1993.

From 2008 to 2009 he served as a Legal Advisor and Korean Delegate to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea and Permanent Mission in Vienna, Austria. Judge CHUNG holds a B.A. in Law and an LL.M. in International Law from Seoul National University. He has also been a Research Scholar at the London School of Economics and Political Science (2001), as well as at the University of Hong Kong (2005).


Roeterseilandcampus - gebouw A

Room A2.09

Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
1018 WV Amsterdam