Topic: "Transposing the Crime of Aggression into Domestic Law: The German Experience"


  • Dr Volker Nerlich

The event is followed by a small drinks reception.

Date and Time: Thursday 5 July 2018 at 15.00 hrs 

VenueResidence of Norway, located at Andries Bickerweg 4, The Hague.

Registration: If you are interested in participating in meetings of Le Club please confirm by email: Please note that this meeting will be free of charge and held in English.




  • Book launch: Maritime Boundary Delimitation: The Case Law; Is it Consistent and Predictable?, 17 May 2018
    Alex Oude Elferink (JCLOS)Yoshifumi Tanaka (University of Copenhagen)

  • Book launch: Nicaragua Before the International Court of Justice: Impacts on International Law, 15 May 2018
    Prof. dr. Pierre d’Argent (Université Catholique de Louvain)
    Dr. Giulia Pinzauti (Leiden University)Mr. Benjamin Samson (Université Paris Nanterre)Dr. Geoff Gordon (T.M.C. Asser Instituut)

  • H. E. Sergio Ugalde, Ambassador of Costa Rica to The Hague and former Vice President of the ICC’s Assembly of States Parties: “Stopping the clocks in New York” and Dr Catherine Brölmann, Associate Professor, University of Amsterdam: “The activation of the crime of aggression in the ICC regime: between a contractual and an institutional approach”, 5 April 2018

  • Dr. Konrad G. Bühler, head of the Department of Public International Law in the Legal Office of the Austrian Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, 15 November 2017 - “The International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals: Untold Stories about its Establishment”

  • Mr. Jakob Werksman, Principal Adviser, DG-CLIMA at the European Commission, 23 June 2017 - "The Role of the European Union in the adoption and implementation of the Paris Agreement"

  • Prof. James C. Hathaway, Professor of Law/ Director, Program in Refugee and Asylum Law, University of Michigan Law School, 18 May 2017 - “A Plea for Principle and Pragmatism:  Rethinking our Approach to Refugee Protection”.

  • H.E. Linos-Alexander Sicilianos, Judge at the European Court of Human Rights, 06 April 2017 - "The European Court of Human Rights as an International Court".

  • Mr. Marcel Beukeboom, Climate Envoy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands,  30 March 2017 - “The functioning of the Paris Agreement and its implementation in The Netherlands”.


  • Judge Egils Levits, European Court of Justice, 03 March 2017 - “European crises- political and legal challenges and perspectives for the EU”.


  • Prof. Alain Pellet, 20 January 2017 - "Pleading before International Courts and Tribunals?".

  • H.E. Judge Raul C. Pangalangan, International Criminal Court, 08 December 2016 - "From State Responsibility to Individual Criminal Responsibility: Implications for International Justice"

  • Prof. dr. Eric Myjer, Emeritus Professor of Conflict and Security Law, Utrecht University, Law School; Director Centre for Conflict and Security Law; External researcher University of Amsterdam; co-founder and (co)-Editor in Chief of the Journal of Conflict and Security Law (Oxford University Press), 19 October 2016- "Anything new? Nuclear weapons and the law (of arms control)”


  • Mr Lawrence H. Martin, FOLEY HOAG LLP. - Partner, Deputy Chair, International Litigation and Arbitration Department - Washington, D.C, 23 September 2016, jointly hosted by the T.M.C. Asser Instituut - “A Review of the South China Sea Arbitration”

  • Professor Symeon C. Symeonides, 16 August 2016 at the Embassy of Colombia in The Hague, jointly hosted by the Cypriot Branch of the ILA and Le Club de Droit International- "Private International Law: What’s in a Name?".

  • Prof. Niels Blokker, Professor of International Institutional Law (Schermers Chair) at Leiden University, 26 April 2016 - "The governance of international courts and tribunals".

  •  Mr Brooks W. Daly, Deputy Secretary General and Principal Legal Counsel of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, 22 March 2016 - "Inter- State Arbitration".

  • H.E. Judge O-Gon Kwon, United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, 09 March 2016 - "Reflections on the days at the ICTY: Challenges of the international criminal trial seen from the bench".


  • Mr Christophe Bernasconi, Secretary-General of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, 11 February 2016 - "Interaction between HCCH and VCCR: How the work of the Hague Conference on Private International Law assists officials dealing with consular matters".

  • Prof. Dr. M.Y.A. (Marjoleine) Zieck, Professor of International Refugee Law / Vice-Dean, Director Amsterdam Graduate School of Law (Amsterdam Law School) / Dean of Admissions, University of Amsterdam, 08 December 2015 - "Resettlement: An Indispensable but Flawed Solution to the Problem of Refugees".


  • Dr. Bjørn Kunoy, Legal Adviser in the Foreign Affairs Department of the Government of the Faroe Islands, 12 November 2015 - “Legal and Technical Challenges to Assertions of Outer Continental Shelf Entitlements in the Arctic”.


  • H.E. Judge Ronny Abraham, President of the International Court of Justice,  09 June 2015 - “La Cour internationale de Justice et les droits de l'homme. Quelques réflexions à la lumière de la jurisprudence récente”.


  • H.E. Mr. Philippe Couvreur, Registrar at the International Court of Justice, 4 June, 2015 - “ La pratique interne de la Cour en matière judiciaire”.


  • Professor William A. Schabas, 12 May, 2015 - “The European Court of Human Rights and International Criminal Law”.


  • Professor Marcelo Kohen, 28 April, 2015 - “Principle of Territorial Integrity and Right of Self-Determination and Their Application in the International Relations".


  • Professor Alfred Soons, 26 March, 2015 - “The effects of a rising sea level on maritime limits and boundaries, and on the continuity of States”.


  • H.E. Mr. Peter Tomka, Judge at the International Court of Justice,17 March, 2015 - “Reflections of the former President of the ICJ on the Court´s presence and future”.


  • H.E. Judge Sang-Hyun SONG, Former President of the International Criminal Court, 02 February, 2015 - “Prospects for the ICC’s future – reflections by the 2nd President of the Court”


  • Professor Hugh Thirlway, 04 December, 2014 - “Customary International Law and Human Rights”.


  • Mr. Paul Reichler, 12 November, 2014 - “Evidence and the ICJ:  How the Facts are Presented by the Parties and Determined by the Court”.


  • Professor Alex G. Oude Elferink, 13 October, 2014 - “The Delimitation of the Continental Shelf between Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands; Arguing Law, Practicing Politics?”.


  • Professor Alain Pellet, 30 May, 2014 - “International law between manipulation and disenchantment”.


  • Professor Vaughan Lowe, 17 February, 2014 - “The Development of the Law of the Sea by the international tribunals”.


  • H.E. Mr. Peter Tomka, Judge at the International Court of Justice, 21 January, 2014 - “Current Developments at the International Court of Justice”.