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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2551

International court representatives' conference to examine current legal challenges

Strasbourg, 01 October, (Asiantyribune.com): Under the Swedish chairmanship of the Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers, the Council of Europe is organising a wide-ranging conference at Lancaster House in London on 6 and 7 October, gathering some 120 participants, including Presidents, Prosecutors and Registrars from 15 international courts and tribunals (see list below), legal experts, academicians and practitioners.

International justice answers to the common desire to resolve peacefully conflicts between states, to try the most atrocious crimes, and to contribute to human rights protection. Ensuring the functioning of international courts and tribunals in view of the full achievement of their respective missions is the best support that states and international organisations can provide to international justice.

The conference will create a roundtable for open and constructive discussion between those who represent international justice on a daily basis and representatives of the governments which have initiated and established these bodies.

It is organised in conjunction with the 36th meeting of the Committee of Legal Advisers on Public International Law (CAHDI): the only pan-European forum where legal advisers of the Ministers for foreign affairs of Council of Europe member states and a significant number of observer states and organizations can exchange and co-ordinate views on public international law issues.

In a political climate which encourages interdependence between states, international law is constantly developing and becoming a key factor in inter-state relations.

Courts and Tribunals invited:

International Court of Justice

•International Criminal Court

International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY)

International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)

International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea

Court of Conciliation and Arbitration OSCE

Permanent Court of Arbitration

European Court of Human Rights

Court of Justice of the European Communities

European Court of First Instance

WTO Appellate Body

Court of Justice of the European Free Trade Agreement

Inter-American Court of Human Rights

African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights

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