Lecture on international criminal law and humanitarian law

'International Humanitarian Law and International Criminal Law: Some Recent Developments' will be the subject of a public lecture to be delivered by Dr. Horst Fischer on Tuesday, 9th December at 5.30 p.m. at the SLFI.

Dr. Fischer is the Director, Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict, Germany; Professor of Humanitarian Law, Leiden University, Netherlands and Adjunct Professor, Columbia University, New York. He was one of those closely associated with the concept of an 'International Criminal Court' when the idea was first floated. Dr. Fischer has published extensively on International Criminal Law, International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights.

During his stay here Dr. Fischer will conduct a workshop for the students of the Law Faculty on recent developments in international criminal law and humanitarian law. He will also conduct a workshop in Jaffna on the relevance of international humanitarian principles in post-conflict societies.

He is the general editor of the Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law and co-editor of one of the most recent books on International and National Prosecution of Crimes under International Law. Dr. Fischer is visiting Sri Lanka at the invitation of the Berghof Foundation for Conflict Studies.