On the eve of the centenary of the Peace Palace (August 28, 2013), this historic conference offers undergraduate and graduate students and early professionals/academics studying or working in the field of international law an opportunity to both present and discuss ideas and to participate in the Peace Palace Centenary in an educationally enriching way, marking it as a teachable moment.

Organized by the International Criminal Court Student Network (ICCSN)
The ICCSN is an international student association that brings together young people interested in the International Criminal Court and in international criminal justice. The association aims at enhancing awareness about the Court’s activity and at increasing knowledge of issues of international criminal law. A fundamental premise of the ICCSN is the idea that the development of international criminal justice relies on youth’s efforts and consciousness and that the involvement of new generations in the discussion about international justice will help the ICC legal machinery to prove effective. To achieve this end, the ICCSN has hosted an annual Hague conference since 2007. In 2012, the focus of the conference was the ICC's first trial: the case of Thomas Lubanga Dyilo. In 2013, on the occasion of the Peace Palace Centenary, our conference will focus on the peace through law movement to which the ICC is an heir.

If you are interested in being considered for publication in the ICCSN’s journal, Issues in International Criminal Justice, you must submit your paper (4000 words max) by September 1, 2013. The 2013 volume is devoted to 'Peace through Law' themes. Submissions should be focused on the history and philosophy of the development of international criminal law and its relationship to peace and justice including but not limited to:

  • The Crime of Aggression
  • The International Military Tribunals at Nuremberg and Tokyo
  • The Role of Women in Peace, Security and/or Rule of Law
  • The Philosophy and History of War Crimes
  • International Criminal Law and The Global War on Terror
  • The History and Philosophy of Humanitarian Law
  • Post Conflict Justice

The deadline for conference registration is
July 26, 2013, which can be done online here. Registration costs are $75.00 US per person.

If you have remaining questions, please contact Hope May (

Organizers: ICCSN Executive Council: Hope May, Victoria Phan, Caroline Wojtylak