From 14 - 24 September 2011, the Department of Criminal Law and Criminology will host Professor Adel Maged. Professor Maged is a vice-president at the Egyptian Court of Cassation (Criminal Division), the supreme criminal court of Egypt. Previously he was a judge at the Egyptian Court of Appeals and for several years on secondment to the Ministry of Justice of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as a Legal Advisor on International (Criminal) Law and Treaty Affairs. He is an Expert Adviser on Human Trafficking to the League of Arab States.
He was a lecturer in international criminal law at the Institute for Training & Judicial Studies, Abu Dhabi, UAE, and now teaches at Al-Azhar University in Cairo. Judge Maged holds a Bachelor of Law from Alexandria University, Egypt, and an LL.M on Internationalization of Crime and Criminal Justice from Utrecht University.
His visit coincides with the annual September visit of Michael Bohlander, the Visiting Chair in Substantive Criminal Law. We have planned three events during this time, among them:
21 September, 5.00-7.00 p.m., Heymanszaal (All welcome)
The Offence of Blasphemy – Anachronism or Necessity?Symposium Berend Keulen
Blasphemy in Germany, England and the Netherlands. The abolition of a criminal offenceAdel Maged
Islamic concerns with offences against the religion and the freedom of speech: Defamation and blasphemyMichael Bohlander
R2P, international criminal law and religious freedom: The persecution of Christians and other non-Muslim minorities at the example of Pakistan
There will be room for discussion after the papers.
Professor of Public Order Law Michel Vols has been awarded a prestigious ERC Starting Grant for his research into the extent to which national and international laws protect people from eviction.
A proposal on the legal constraints and opportunities for the European Union to further its ambitions as an international diplomatic actor has been selected by the European Commission.
Second-year LLB students Reet Varma & Helena Rasch and LLM Public International Law students Jessica Appelmann & Dominique Mollet represented the University of Groningen at the 8th European Human Rights Moot Court Competition.