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The University of Bradford is hosting its first Annual Law Lecture


The University is holding its first Annual Law Lecture which will be delivered by Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji, the President of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Judge Eboe-Osuji will speak on the topic: The International Criminal Court – an Indispensable Instrument of Accountability for the Gravest International Crimes.

The free lecture takes place on Thursday 5 March at 5.45pm, and places can be booked via the event link

Professor Engobo Emeseh, Head of the School of Law said: “We are delighted to have Judge Eboe-Osuji joining us for our inaugural lecture. Following the successful opening of our 'Lady Hale Court' last month we are pleased to be able to offer staff,  students and the wider community an opportunity to explore this topical subject with this most distinguished International jurist .”

Judge Eboe-Osuji has had a distinguished career in law. He was elected to the ICC in December 2011 and became its President in March 2018. Prior to joining the ICC, he was an academic in the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa, Canada. He served as a legal expert to Nigeria’s delegation to the ICC-ASP Special Working Group on the Definition of the Crime of Aggression, and practiced law as a barrister, appearing in many criminal, civil and constitutional cases before national courts in Nigeria and Canada.

He has also previously been the Legal Advisor to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, during which time he led the writing of submissions to the European Court of Human Rights and the United States Supreme Court.

The International Criminal Court was established on 17 July 1998, by a conference of 160 States under a Treaty  known as the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. The court investigates and, where warranted, tries individuals charged with the gravest crimes of concern to the international community: genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and the crime of aggression.

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