Al-Quds University hosted Dr. Mahmoud Sharif Bassiouni, the jurist in international criminal law, international human rights and humanitarian law delivered a lecture on "International Criminal Court".
Dr. Imad Abu Kishek; Al-Quds University President; was in Dr. Bassiouni reception. Dr. Abu Kishek stressed the importance of international presence in the heart of Jerusalem which reflects compassion towards the Palestinian cause. Also this presence plays role in providing professors, lawyers and professionals with important information about criminal laws especially information that is offered to the International Criminal Court.
The lecture was started by Dr. Rafiq Abu Ayyash; a law professor at Al-Quds University; who presented an overview of the biography of Dr. Bassiouni; where he noted that Dr. Bassiouni is one of the biggest legal personalities in the world, in addition to taking 22 different positions in the United Nations since 1975. Some of these include; the Chairman of the Council Security at the United Nations to investigate war crimes in Yugoslavia and many other tasks in the same context. He has also authored 24 different books.
Dr. Bassiouni talked about his own experience in the drafting of the Charter of Rome court, his experience as the chief overseeing many inquiry commissions of war crimes, he also answered questions about the legal aspects related to the admission of Palestine to Rome treaty.
This lecture comes as part of developing a Masters program in criminal law at Al-Quds University and Al-Najah University. Another Masters program is being developed in Financial and Economic Law at Birzeit University, which is managed by Dr. Abu Ayyash.
The seminar was attended by Dr. Ali Muhanna; the Chairman of the Supreme Judicial council; Hussein Shabane; the head of lawyers; Ahmed Alsayyad; the former head of lawyers, managers along with heads of human rights organizations, the deans of the Law faculties in Palestinian universities, a large number of legal specialists as well as professors and students.