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Judge Sir Howard Morrison Public Lecture

Northumbria University


Eldon Lecture: Judge Sir Howard Morrison KCMG CBE QC, UK Judge at the International Criminal Court in The Hague

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International Criminal Law: A Road Less Travelled

This lecture will explore how international criminal law has developed since Nuremberg, where it is now and where is it likely to go. What are the successes and failures and how do we go about resolving the latter and improve the establishment of better governance and the rule of law and international legal prospects for the future? Will the scope of international criminal law develop and what is that most likely to encompass? Given an ever expanding world population and diminishing resources and climate change, how does international law integrate with the control, and possible resolution, of some of the evolving dilemmas? 

About the Speaker 

Judge Sir Howard Morrison QC is the UK judge at the International Criminal Court in The Hague where he sits in the Appeals Division. Prior to that he was a judge at the UN Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia where, amongst other cases, he was a trial judge in the case of former President Radovan Karadzic and before that was a judge at the Special Tribunal for the Lebanon. He acted as defense counsel in both the Yugoslav tribunal and the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in Tanzania. 

He has completed over 42 years of defending, prosecuting and judging nationally and internationally and is a Visiting Professor of Law at Northumbria University; an Honorary Professor of Law and LLD of Leicester University; a Senior Fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre of International Law at Cambridge University; and a Fellow at York University in Toronto. He is a Master of the Bench of Gray’s Inn and has been a visiting lecturer in international criminal and humanitarian law at some 20 universities worldwide.

Refreshments will be available from 6pm with the lecture 6.30pm - 7.30pm. Please click on the Book Now button to reserve your place at this lecture.

Event Details

Northumbria University
Lecture Theatre 002
Business & Law Building, City Campus East
Newcastle upon Tyne


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