23 September 2015

Paper presentation on law of the sea at the Asian Society of International Law conference



Bangkok, 26-27 November 2015

 
Kirsten Sellars has been invited to present her paper on ‘The Making of the 1973-82 Law of the Sea Conference’ at the 5th Biennial Conference of the Asian Society of International Law, held in Bangkok.
 
 
 
 
10 September 2015

Paper presentation on definitions of aggression at the ‘International Experts’ Meeting on the Illegal Use of Force’



Convened by the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute 
and the Planethood Foundation
Washington University School of Law, St. Louis
11-12 September 2015

 
Kirsten Sellars has been invited to present her paper on ‘Definitions of Aggression as Harbingers of International Change’ at the ‘Reconceptualizing the Laws of War International Experts’ Meeting on the Illegal Use of Force’, held in St. Louis.

Other presenters and discussants include Stefan Barriga (Deputy Permanent Representative of Lichtenstein to the United Nations), David Luban (Georgetown University Law Center), Larry May (Vanderbilt Law School), Geoffrey Robertson (Doughty Street Chambers), Leila Nadya Sadat (Washington University School of Law), William Schabas (Middlesex University School of Law), and Ambassador David Scheffer (Northwestern University School of Law and Angela Walker, Lantham & Watkins LLP).

Benjamin B. Ferencz, prosecutor at the Einsatzgruppen trial, will be presented with the World Peace Through Law Award at this event.

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Left to right: Donald Ferencz (Planethood Foundation), Prof. Kirsten Sellars, Prof. Yoram Dinstein, and Benjamin B. Ferencz (Planethood Foundation).
 
 
 
 
2 September 2015

Presentation on the lessons of legal history at the ‘International Exploratory Workshop on the Legitimacy of International Criminal Law’

University of Zürich, 3-4 September 2015

 
Kirsten Sellars has been invited to speak on ‘Lessons from Legal History’ at the Exploratory Workshop on the Legitimacy of International Criminal Law, held in Zürich.

Other presenters include Kai Ambos (University of Göttingen), Christoph Burchard (University of Frankfurt), Oliver Diggelmann (University of Zürich), Anthony Duff (Stirling University), Leena Grover (University of Zürich), Neha Jain (University of Minnesota), and Frank Meyer (University of Zürich).
 
 
 
 
1 July 2015

Visiting fellowship at Max Planck Institute for Public Comparative and 
International Law

Heidelberg, July to September 2015

 
Kirsten Sellars has been invited to take up a visiting fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for the summer months in 2015. She will be continuing her fellowship at the Institute in 2016.
 
 
 
 
25 June 2015

‘Crimes against Peace’ and International Law released in paperback

25 June 2015

 
Kirsten Sellars’ latest book, ‘Crimes against Peace’ and International Law, has just been released in paperback. Published by Cambridge University Press as part of its Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law series, it traces the idea of criminalising aggression — encapsulated by the ‘crimes against peace’ charge — from its origins after the First World War, through its high-water mark at the post-war tribunals at Nuremberg and Tokyo, to its abandonment during the Cold War. Today, a similar charge, the ‘crime of aggression’, is being mooted at the International Criminal Court, giving new impetus to old debates about aggression.   

 
 
 

25 February 2015

Presentation on treasonable conspiracies
at the Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law research seminar

Faculty of Law, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
25 February 2015

 
Kirsten Sellars has been invited to speak on ‘Another Meaning of Treason: The Legacy of the Red Fort Trials in International Law’, at the Faculty of Law’s research seminar series.
 
 
 
 
10 February 2015

Judging the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Competition,
 Indonesian National Rounds

Faculty of Law, Tarumanagara University, Jakarta
6-8 February 2015

 
Kirsten Sellars was invited to judge the final of the Indonesian national rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Competition, held in Jakarta, which addressed ‘The Case Concerning East Agnostica’.
 
 
 
 

7 February 2015

Judging Fifth Hong Kong Human Rights Moot

Hong Kong, 14 Feb 2015

 
Kirsten Sellars has been invited to judge the preliminary rounds of the Fifth Hong Kong Human Rights Moot.
 
 
 
 
22 January 2015

Presentation on the Red Fort trials at the
‘Asia in Bengal, Bengal in Asia’ conference

Netaji Research Bureau, Kolkata
23-24 January 2015

 
Kirsten Sellars has been invited to speak on ‘The Influence of the Red Fort Trials on International Law’ at the ‘Asia in Bengal, Bengal in Asia: 1900 to the Present’ conference, held in Kolkata to commemorate the anniversary of the birth of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.

Keynote speakers will include Sunil Amrith (Harvard University), Homi Bhabha (Harvard University), Sugata Bose (Harvard University), Ayesha Jalal (Tufts University), and Rudrangshu Mukherjee (Ashoka University).
 
 
 
 
2 December 2014

Paper presentation on crimes against peace charges at ‘The Defence in International Criminal Courts’ conference

International Research and Documentation Centre on War Crimes Trials,
Philipps-Universität Marburg
3-5 December 2014

 
Kirsten Sellars has been invited to present her paper on ‘Hermann Jahhreiß, Takayanagi Kenzo, and the Crimes Against Peace charge’ at the ‘The Defence in International Criminal Courts’ conference, held in Marburg.

Other speakers will include Michael S. Bryant (Bryant University), Jean Flamme (ICC), Stephen Kay QC (ICC), Michael A. Newton (Vanderbilt University), Peter Robinson (ICTY), Christoph Safferling (ICWC) and Annette Weinke (Friedrich Schiller University Jena).
 
 
 
 
4 August 2014

Visiting fellowship at the University of Heidelberg’s East-West Cluster of Excellence

Karl Jaspers Centre, University of Heidelberg
September to December 2014

 
Kirsten Sellars has been invited to take up a visiting fellowship at the University of Heidelberg’s East-West Cluster of Excellence in autumn 2014.
 
 
 
 
1 August 2014

Paper presentation on international treason at the ‘Rethinking Justice: Decolonization, Cold War, and War Crimes Trials’ conference

University of Heidelberg
27-29 October 2014

 
Kirsten Sellars has been invited to present her paper on ‘Other Meanings of Treason’ at the ‘Rethinking Justice: Decolonization, Cold War, and War Crimes Trials in Asia after 1945’ conference, held in Heidelberg.

Other contributors include: Fabian Close (Mainz/Leibniz Institute of European History), Robert Cribb (Australian National University), Kerstin von Lingen (University of Heidelberg), Peter Romijn (NIOD, Amsterdam), Franziska Seraphim (Boston University), and Sandra Wilson (University of Perth).
 
 
 
 
20 July 2014

Inaugural Lecture on ‘The enduring legacy of the Tokyo dissents’ at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia

Convened by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute
Phnom Penh, 22 July 2014

 
Kirsten Sellars has been invited to deliver the Inaugural Lecture, ‘The Enduring Legacy of the Tokyo Dissents’ (of the series, ‘The Origins of International Criminal Law’), convened by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute, and held at the ECCC, Phnom Penh.
 
 
 
 
15 July 2014

Seminar on ‘The concept of aggression in international criminal law’ at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute

Phnom Penh, 22 July 2014

 
Kirsten Sellars has been invited to lead the seminar, ‘The Concept of Aggression in International Criminal Law’ at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute, Phnom Penh.
 
 
 
 
1 July 2014

Presentation on ‘Mr Litvinov’s legacy’ at the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law conference

Australian National University, Canberra
3-5 July 2014

 
Kirsten Sellars has been invited to speak on ‘Mr Litvinov’s Legacy: Definitions of Aggression’, at the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law conference, ‘Towards International Peace through International Law’, held in Canberra.
 
 
 
 
27 June 2014

Visiting fellowship at Max Planck Institute for Public Comparative and 
International Law

Heidelberg, September to December 2014

 
Kirsten Sellars has been invited to take up a visiting fellowship at the Max Planck Institute in 2014. She will return to the Institute in 2015 and 2016.
 
 
 
 
25 February 2014

Paper presentation on trying the Kaiser at the 
‘Historical Origins of International Criminal Law’ conference

Convened by Peking University Law Institute, 
the European University Institute,
and City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, 1-2 March 2014

 
Kirsten Sellars has been invited to present her paper, ‘Trying the Kaiser: The Origins of International Criminal Law’ at the ‘Historical Origins of International Criminal Law’ conference, held in Hong Kong.

Other speakers will include Morten Bergsmo (Peking University), Neil Boister (University of Waikato), Judge Luo Daqun (ICTY and ICTR), Mark A. Drumbl (Washington and Lee University), Dov Jacobs (Leiden University), Judge Agnieszka Klonowiecka-Milart (ECCC) and Barak Kushner (University of Cambridge).
 
 
 
 
24 February 2014

Paper presentation on the 1945 London conference at the 
‘Historical Origins of International Criminal Law’ conference

Convened by Peking University Law Institute, 
the European University Institute,
and City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, 1-2 March 2014

 
Kirsten Sellars has been invited to present her paper, ‘Innovation and Orthodoxy at the 1945 London Conference’ — at the ‘Historical Origins of International Criminal Law’ conference, held in Hong Kong.

Other speakers will include Morten Bergsmo (Peking University), Neil Boister (University of Waikato), Judge Luo Daqun (ICTY and ICTR), Mark A. Drumbl (Washington and Lee University), Dov Jacobs (Leiden University), Judge Agnieszka Klonowiecka-Milart (ECCC) and Barak Kushner (University of Cambridge).
 
 
 
 
18 February 2014

Presentation on criminalising aggression at Chinese University of Hong Kong

Centre for Rights and Justice, Faculty of Law, CUHK
28 February 2014

 
Kirsten Sellars has been invited to deliver a talk on ‘Criminalising Aggression: Some Benefits, Some Pitfalls’, at the Centre for Rights and Justice, Faculty of Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong.
 
 
 
 
10 February 2014

Judging the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Competition, 
Indonesian National Rounds

Jakarta
7-9 February 2014

 
Kirsten Sellars was invited to judge the Indonesian national rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Competition, held in Jakarta, which addressed ‘The Case Concerning the Malachi Gap’.
 
 
 
 
2 November 2013

Paper presentation on the legal legacy of the Tokyo tribunal at the Asian Society of International Law conference

New Delhi
14-16 November 2013

 
Kirsten Sellars has been invited to speak on ‘The Legacy of the Tokyo Tribunal in International Law’ at the 4th Biennial Conference of the Asian Society of International Law on the theme of ‘Asia and International Law in the 21st Century’, held in New Delhi.
 
 
 
 
20 October 2013

Presentation on Red Fort trials at Jindal Global Law School

Jindal Global Law School, Haryana
21 November 2013

 
Kirsten Sellars has been invited to present on ‘New Meanings of Treason: The Remaking of Public International Law at the Red Fort trials’ at Jindal Global Law School, Haryana.
 
 
 
 
17 October 2013

Chairing roundtable on ‘Trials for International Crimes in Asia — Past Experience, Future Developments’

Convened by the Centre for Asian Legal Studies, Faculty of Law,
National University of Singapore
18 October 2013

 
Kirsten Sellars will be chairing the roundtable, ‘Trials for International Crimes in Asia — Past Experience, Future Developments’, convened by the Centre for Asian Legal Studies, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore.

The participants are: Judicial Commissioner Lionel Yee (Supreme Court of Singapore); Professor Robert Cryer (University of Birmingham), Professor Jia Bing Bing (Tsinghua University), Professor Komariah Emong Sapardjaja (Universitas Padjajaran, former Judge, Supreme Court of Indonesia), and Abdur Razzaq (Senior Advocate, International Crimes Tribunal, Bangladesh).
 
 
 
 
16 October 2013

Paper presentation on the Tokyo Tribunal’s legal hinterland at the ‘Trials for International Crimes in Asia’ conference

Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
17-18 October 2013

 
Kirsten Sellars will be presenting her paper, ‘The Legal Hinterland of the Tokyo Tribunal’ at the conference she has convened under the auspices of the Centre for Asian Legal Studies, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, on the theme of ‘Trials for International Crimes in Asia’.

Keynote speakers: Simon Chesterman (National University of Singapore), Robert Cryer (University of Birmingham), Abdur Razzaq (Supreme Court of Bangladesh), Komariah Emong Sapardjaja (Universitas Padjajaran) and Judicial Commissioner Lionel Yee (Supreme Court of Singapore).
 
 
 
 
22 September 2013

Conference on Trials for International Crimes in Asia

Centre for Asian Legal Studies,
Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
17-18 October 2013

trials
This conference will examine the legal issues arising from the tribunals convened in Asia to deal with crimes of international import — namely, aggression, war crimes, genocide, and crimes against humanity. It will consider both tribunals that have been established on the initiative of Asian governments and tribunals mounted in Asia at the behest of non-Asian governments or international organisations. In keeping with the legal theme, it will lay particular stress on the different modes of liability developed within these courts’ respective jurisdictions — among them, joint criminal enterprise, command responsibility, complicity, and defences against them.



Over a seven-decade time-span, many tribunals have been convened in the region, from the earliest, established in Manila and Tokyo after the Second World War, to the latest, currently hearing cases in Phnom Penh and Dhaka. During the intervening years, lesser-known trials were also mounted by the colonial powers in Singapore, Hong Kong, Batavia, Saigon and elsewhere; by the Guomindang and People’s Republic of China in the early Cold War period; and by the Vietnamese authorities after Khmer Rouge rule in the 1970s. Beyond the historical-political analysis, the conference aims to draw substantive conclusions about the legal legacy of these tribunals, and appraise the mechanisms evolving in Asia today, either at the ‘hybrid’ internationalised tribunals or within national systems.

For the conference agenda, please download the pdf.


 
 
 

10 September 2013

Presentation on the legacy of the Versailles Treaty at the ‘Inaugural Australian International Criminal Law Workshop’

University of Melbourne Law School
12-13 September 2013

 
Kirsten Sellars has been invited to speak on ‘The Versailles Treaty: Blueprint for International Criminal Law’ at the Asia Pacific Centre for Military Law’s ‘Inaugural Australian International Criminal Law Workshop’, held at the University of Melbourne Law School.
 
 
 
 
3 July 2013

Presentation on the stillbirth of international criminal law at the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law conference

Australian National University, Canberra
4-6 July 2013

 
Kirsten Sellars has been invited to speak on ‘The Stillbirth of International Criminal Law at the Paris Peace Conference’, at the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law Conference, ‘Accountability and International Law’, held in Canberra.
 
 
 
 
25 June 2013

Presentation on law governing uses of force at the ATLAS Agora

Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
26 June 2013

 
Kirsten Sellars has been invited to run a seminar on ‘Uses of Force and International Law’ at the ATLAS Agora held this year at the NUS Faculty of Law, Singapore.
 
 
 
 
10 February 2013

Paper presentation on state behaviour since the Paris Peace Conference

Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
12 February 2013

 
Kirsten Sellars will be presenting her paper on ‘Recurring Patterns of State Behaviour since the 1919 Paris Peace Conference’ at the research workshop series convened by the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore.