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Book launch of ‘Justice for All and How to Achieve It’

Vrijdag 23 februari 2018, 19:00 uur - 21:00 uur

On Friday, February 23 2018, ProDemos celebrates the publication of Sir Geoffrey Nice’s book, Justice for All and How to Achieve It: Citizens, lawyers and the law in the age of human rights.

What is a crime against humanity and when should it be investigated? What does ‘human rights’ mean? Is law the new religion and are its high priests, the lawyers, really all that bad? What is the role of the law in sexual behaviour? These and many other crucial questions are explored with wit, panache and consummate even-handedness by Sir Geoffrey Nice QC, in the lectures he delivered as Gresham Professor of Law, 2012-2016. Drawing on events from around the world and from different periods of history, Sir Geoffrey applies his own experience to moral problems which are as pressing in today’s anxious world as they ever have been.


The launch will be moderated by Nevanka Tromp, university lecturer at the University of Amsterdam’s Department of European Studies since 1992. From 2000 to 2012 she also worked as a Researcher in the Leadership Research Team at the Office of Tribunal’s Prosecutor at the ICTY (International Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia) in The Hague.

Godelieve van Heteren, director of the Rotterdam Global Health Initiative. Former director of international development NGO Cordaid and Member of the Dutch Parliament (2002-2006), will take part in the discussion.

Sir Geoffrey Nice QC has practised as a barrister in England since 1971. He led the prosecution of Slobodan Milošević in The Hague and much of his work since has been connected to the International Criminal Court or pro bono for victims’ groups. He is well-known as a lecturer and commentator on war crimes issues for the international press.

Practical information

  • When: 23 February, 7-9PM
  • Where: ProDemos, Hofweg 1, The Hague
  • Tickets:  sign up for free through our online reservation system

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