A Series on International Criminal Justice Roundtables: Judicial Researchers and Actors


The Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, the Institut des Études et de la Recherche sur le Droit et la Justice (IERDJ) and the IFJD-Institut Louis Joinet are co-organizing a series of international roundtabless called the “International Criminal Justice Roundtables: Judicial Researchers and Actors”.

This series consists of international roundtables between young doctorate students and young actors from the judicial world, with their discussions moderated by researchers. The aim is to establish dialogue between the world of research and judicial practice, with a view to mutual enrichment, as well as to contribute to the visibility and dissemination of research on international criminal law by young people in the French language.

Second international roundtable

As part of the commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Tutsi genocide, this second edition of the roundtable will focus on Thimotée Brunet-Lefevre’s thesis entitled: "French justice facing the genocide of the Tutsi in Rwanda : the trials of Octavien Ngenzi and Tito Barahira at the « Cour d’assises » of Paris.".

It will take place on Tuesday June 11, 2024, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the IERDJ (47bis rue des Vinaigriers, 75010 Paris). Online participation is possible. Interpretation in French and English will be provided.


  • Timothée Brunet-Lefevre, author of a thesis on « French justice facing the genocide of the Tutsi in Rwanda : the trials of Octavien Ngenzi and Tito Barahira at the « Cour d’assises » of Paris ».
  • Sophie Havard, Head of the Crimes against Humanity, War Crimes and Offences Unit of the French National Counterterrorism Prosecutor’s Office.

Moderated by :

  • Jean-Pierre Massias, President of the IFJD and Professor of Law at the UPPA

ON SITE : Registration deadline : June 7, subject to availability.
Address: IERDJ, 4th floor, 47bis rue des Vinaigriers, 75 010 Paris

ONLINE : Registration deadline : June 10. Link communicated 24 hours before the event.

A look back at the first international meeting

The first meeting has been organized around the work of Jérémy Hall, whose thesis is entitled L’appréciation de la preuve devant la Cour pénale internationale. Published in 2021, it received a Joinet Thesis Award.

This meeting will take place online:

  • On Thursday, 17 October 2023 from 18:00 to 19:30.


  • Jérémy Hall, author of a thesis entitled L’appréciation des preuves devant la Cour pénale internationale. After teaching for several years at the Université Grenoble Alpes, he is currently a legal expert assisting a magistrate in the Social Affairs Chamber of the Grenoble Court of Appeal.

Meeting moderated by

  • Anne-Laure Chaumette, law professor at the Université Paris Nanterre, CEDIN, specialist in international criminal law.
You can register for this first meeting HERE (registration is required).

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