No Man’s Land in International Criminal Law


On Sunday 8 January 2012 the School of Human Rights Research in Utrecht and Knoops & Partners Lawyers in Amsterdam will organize the symposium EXPLORING NO MAN’S LAND IN INTERNATIONAL (CRIMINAL) LAW, that will be held in the Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam.

The symposium offers an introduction to new and possible future developments in the areas of international law, international criminal law and criminal law. This concerns inter alia the following subjects: pollution of the oceans, damage caused from out of space and the criminal responsibility for the damage caused, the future development of international tribunals and the increasing input of civilians in criminal procedures.

During the symposium attention will be drawn to the development of international law en criminal law including the nature and knowability of these laws. Also general principles and obligations of states will be discussed. Against this background the guest speakers will make suggestions regarding the future development of the mentioned law-areas and the judicial embedding thereof.

The symposium is intended for those who are interested in international law and criminal law and for professionals working in these areas of law. There will be ample opportunity to ask questions and to discuss with guest speakers.

We would be delighted to see you on 8 January 2012.

Date and time

Sunday 8 January 2012, start 13.00 PM.




You can register by telephone by calling 0(031)20 470 51 51.
You can register online by sending an email: .


The fee for attending the symposium, including study materials, is 350 euro. This amount can be transferred to account number:, Stichting Miles4Justice Amsterdam (The Miles4Justice foundation), stating: donation symposium 8 January 2012, or via
Entrance is free for students. A voluntary donation is appreciated.


Hilton Hotel, Apollolaan 138, 1077 BD Amsterdam, telephone: 0(031)20 710 60 00.


Miles4Justice is a foundation that calls attention to the protection of Human Rights and our planet. Unfortunately we are confronted on a daily basis with infringements of Human Rights and our planet. Think of: the imposition of the death penalty, miscarriages of justice which result in the conviction of innocents, slavery, child labor, corruption, war crimes, abuse of power, but also the destruction of sea-life (e.g. the killing of dolphins and wales, pollution of the oceans). Everything is happening right before our eyes, but attacking the problem individually is nearly impossible. The Miles4Justice foundation tries to raise awareness for these violations, and puts people – who’s rights have been violated – in the spotlight by means of sailing events.

Knoops’ advocaten
Concertgebouwplein 25
1071 LM Amsterdam
Phone +31 20 470 51 51