Cedric Ryngaert presents report to the Gezelschap voor Internationaal Strafrecht

On September 27th, Cedric Ryngaert, along with Emma van Gelder, presented their Dutch report on jurisdiction and corporate criminal liability to the Gezelschap voor Internationaal Strafrecht (GIS) in The Hague. Now the report will be sent to the International Association for Criminal Law.



Cedric Ryngaert in WNL Goedemorgen Nederland

On Thursday, September 29th, Ucall’er Cedric Ryngaert was seen in the morning television program WNL Goedemorgen Nederland. He was interviewed for an item about the consequences of the criminal investigation into the attack on the MH17 flight. Click here for the interview (from 11:55 minutes).



Elbert de Jong speaks about genes in food during the Kenniscafé

Monday evening, October 17th, Ucall’er Elbert de Jong engaged in a conversation together with prof. Sjef Smeekens (molecular plant physiology) and prof. Louise Fresco (agricultural and food expert) about the pros and cons of genetically modified crops. During this conversation, the question of how to deal with complex risk problems related to genetic technology played a central role. Click here for the video.



Katharine Fortin presents research at Expert Roundtable at Exeter University

On 22nd September 2016, Katharine Fortin presented a paper on the formation of customary international law binding upon armed groups at an expert roundtable organised by Exeter University and Reading University. The two day roundtable was hosted by Exeter Law School and addressed the theme “The Impact of the Law of Armed Conflict on General International Law”. Fifteen scholars and practitioners from eight countries gathered at Reed Hall to discuss topics ranging from the creation of international legal norms to considering challenges facing armed conflict in the 21st century.



Liesbeth Enneking presents research at international conferences in Frankfurt and Brussels

On September 8th, UCALL-researcher Liesbeth Enneking presented at an international conference in Brussels the results of a study into ‘Barriers to access to remedy for corporate related human rights abuse’ that she conducted together with an international team of researchers. The ‘Human Rights in Business’ project was funded by the EU’s Civil Justice Program. An executive summary of the research findings as well as a handbook for practitioners can be found at the project-website. In early 2017, an e-book containing the full version of research findings will also become available at this site. The website also contains the recordings of the proceedings at the Brussels conference as well as at the other conferences that were organised in the course of this project.

On July 22nd, Liesbeth Enneking also held a presentation at an international conference on ‘Human Rights in the Extractive Industries – Conflicts and Regulatory Responses’, organised at the Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main by the Centre for Human Rights Erlangen-Nürnberg of the Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg.