McGeorge School of Law

Carter Co-Directed 10th Brandeis Institute for International Judges

January 16, 2015

Brian Lopez

Bottom from left: Justice Richard Goldstone, Distinguished Professor Linda Carter. Others pictured include judges serving on the benches of 11 international courts and tribunals, and professors and students from both Brandeis University and the University of Malta. ICTY Judge Fausto Pocar, who is on the McGeorge International Board of Advisors, is pictured in the second row.

McGeorge Distinguished Professor Linda Carter co-directed the 10th Brandeis Institute for International Judges (BIIJ) with Justice Richard Goldstone of South Africa from Jan. 4-8, 2015 at the University of Malta in Valletta, Malta.

The theme of the 10th BIIJ was “International Justice, Local Actors.” For each Institute, one judge is invited from each of the existing international tribunals. The BIIJ is a special opportunity for this international group of judges to gather regularly to discuss issues that all international tribunals face. Brandeis University posted an article about the BIIJ theme with remarks from participants.

In addition to co-directing the BIIJ, Professor Carter co-facilitated two sessions, one on the pace of international justice and the other on the relationship of international courts with NGOs. Professor Carter also co-directed the July 2013 BIIJ with Justice Goldstone, with the theme of “The International Rule of Law in a Human Rights Era.”

The judges who attended the 10th BIIJ were from the International Court of Justice, the European Court of Human Rights, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, the International Criminal Court, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the Caribbean Court of Justice, the Court of Justice of the Andean Community, the African Court of Human and Peoples’ Rights, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia.