The meaning of the presumption of innocence in criminal law and criminal procedure

UCALL-researcher Ferry de Jong will together with Leonie van Lent present a paper on the meaning of the presumption of innocence in criminal law and criminal procedure at a conference on the presumption of innocence that is organized by the Netherlands Journal of Legal Philosophy. The conference will take place on Friday and Saturday, November 29 and 30 2013, at the Free University of Amsterdam. For more information, see:



Seminar Shared responsibility and organised non-state actors

On Friday December 13th, 2013 UCALL, together with Amsterdam University and the University of Leuven, will organise a seminar on shared responsibility and organised non-state actors. This seminar seeks to address the problem that while organised non-state actors (ONSAs) may cause harm in conjunction with states, international organisations and/or other ONSAs, international law does not provide for a clear concept of (shared) responsibility of ONSAs. 
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18th Ius Commune Conference

On Thursday 28th and Friday 29th of November, the 18th annual conference of the Ius Commune Research School will be held in Maastricht. The Ius Commune Research School is a cooperation of the legal faculties of the Universities of Maastricht, Amsterdam, Leuven and Utrecht. Various UCALL researchers will participate in workshops and hold lectures at this conference, which is open for attendance by members of the Research School only.
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What is the democratic quality of the participation society?

UCALL researchers Ivo Giesen, Evelien de Kezel and Liesbeth Enneking are coordinating a multidisciplinary research project on ‘Citizenship 3.0’, funded by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Aim of the project is to develop, in cooperation with scholars from various disciplines, a more integrated view of the role of the active citizen in a society in which the government increasingly places the responsibility for the promotion of what used to be regarded as public interests with its citizens.
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Within the context of this project, Ivo Giesen wrote an opinion on the democratic quality of this so-called ‘participation society’:

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Alumni Conference Utrecht University

On Friday November 22nd,  2013, a number of UCALL researchers will hold lectures at a conference for Utrecht University School of Law alumni: François Kristen will speak about money laundering, Rob Widdershoven will deal with reasonable time limits in administrative law, and Sybe De Vries will discuss the EU’s planned accession to the ECHR.
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