This week Marc Tiernan and Nicky Touw joined the team as PhD candidates. A warm welcome to both!

Göran Sluiter and Kate Mackintosh have submitted their amicus curiae observations to the ICC concerning the Afghanistan situation. They argue that the pre-trial chamber's decision is not consistent with internationally recognized human rights and violates art. 21(3) of the statute.

The observations can be accessed on


On Friday 13 December, the Rethinking SLIC Project is organising a feedback and information seminar. With this seminar, we hope to facilitate an open exchange between the research group and NGOs who are working on issues related to secondary liability. The seminar will thus provide for a fruitful cross-fertilisation between, one the one hand, the academic quality of the project and on the other hand the needs and interests of those who will have to work with the results of the project in the practical application of the law on secondary liability.

The day will start with a lunch. Subsequently, the research team will present their work, after which we will have a discussion. The program starts at 13:00 and lasts until 16:00. 

If you are interested in attending, please contact Sjors Polm (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)