Liverpool Law Students Visit International Law Institutions in the Netherlands

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Last month, a group of students from the School of Law and Social Justice took part in a field-trip to The Hague to visit international law institutions such as the International Criminal Court, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

‌During the trip, students attended a lecture by Manuel Ventura, Director of the Peace and Justice Initiative and a legal officer in chambers at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. The lecture provided a very interesting overview of the challenges in ensuring that the due process rights of the accused are respected. The other highlight of the trip was a meeting with Mr Mark Dillon, the Head of the Evidence Unit in the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court.

Overall, the trip was a great opportunity for students to bridge the gap between the theory and practice of international law. In particular, the trip provided an interactive pragmatic approach to imparting international law by enabling students to explore the institutions in-depth and discuss future career opportunities with legal practitioners.