Frontiers in International Justice

Amsterdam, Netherlands

July 13 – 20, 2024
Coming Soon 2024
12 CLE Credit Hours (2 Ethics)
Discover historical Amsterdam and the wild goings on at The Hague.
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WHERE:

Piet Heinkade 11, Zeeburg, 1019 BR Amsterdam, Netherlands

23.1 km from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)

WHEN:

July 13 - 20, 2024
CLEs take place on Mon-Wed-Fri

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CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Saturday, July 13, 2024

Arrival

We’re thrilled to have you join us in this beautiful city. Our representatives will greet you and bring you to the hotel. Given the journey and jet lag, you’ll want to take some time to rest before starting to explore.

7:00 p.m.

Join us and your fellow travelers for a 1-hour private reception. It’s a wonderful opportunity to mingle, share your initial impressions of Amsterdam, and make new acquaintances that’ll last a lifetime. Each guest will enjoy a complimentary drink to complement an assortment of dry nibbles.

Sunday, July 14, 2024

8:00 a.m.

Breakfast at Hotel (included)

9:00 a.m.

Amsterdam Walking Tour with The Rijksmuseum

Embark on a guided walk through Amsterdam’s historic heart. Discover landmarks like the Royal Palace, Dam Square, Maison Descartes, and the Begijnhof. Delve into Amsterdam’s rich history, from its origins on the Amstel River to its Golden Age transformation into a vibrant metropolis.

Pause to buy and savor traditional Dutch treats, such as herring, cheese, waffles, and jenever. Continue on by the Floating Flower Market, Munt Tower in Muntplein Square, the Rembrandt House Museum, and Kalverstraat’s shops. Conclude with a guided experience at “The Rijksmuseum,” seeing masterpieces by Rembrandt, van Gogh, and Vermeer. After the tour, continue exploring Amsterdam on your own.

7:00 p.m.

Dinner Cruise on the Amsterdam Canal

Monday, July 15, 2024

7:00 a.m.

Breakfast at Hotel (included)

7:45 a.m.

Welcome and Announcements

8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Drone Warfare - US, Dutch, and European Approaches

Presented by: Jessica Dorsey LLM

We’ll be situated at the heart of the international community’s legal proceedings, and able to hear from all manner of experts. Overlapping with her upcoming CNN documentary, international legal scholar Jessica Dorsey will explore the topic of drones and their application in warfare. She’ll explain the legal, ethical, and tactical disparities involved. You’ll not only gain invaluable insights into the dynamic landscape of drone usage but will also discover their evolving field strategies and the legal issues that they raise.

10:00 a.m.

15-minute break

10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

AI in Warfare: Ethics and Legal Lessons (1 ethics)

Presented by: Jessica Dorsey LLM

Our acclaimed international legal expert will discuss the integration of artificial intelligence into modern warfare and the profound ethical implications for safeguarding civilians. We’ll shed light on how AI is being used to reshape military operations in both the US and Europe. These ethical considerations and lessons will inform practitioners on both sides of the Atlantic, providing a broader perspective on international conflict and ethical decision-making, along with the potential applications of AI.

Non-CLE Tour Schedule

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Charm of Holland Tour

Scenic landscapes dotted with windmills, picturesque canals, villages with charming streets, locals dressed in traditional costumes, tasty Dutch specialties, and much more awaits you on your full-day excursion to Holland’s most authentic villages. This tour takes you to Marken, Volendam, Edam, and Zaanse Schans and includes a scenic bus tour through picturesque countryside, guided walks through the villages, a boat ride, visits to a wooden shoemaker’s workshop, and a windmill and cheese tasting. Time for lunch on your own.

This tour is included for each non-attorney guest. Additional tour tickets can be arranged upon request. Please contact explore@destinationcles.com to get additional tickets.

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

7:00 a.m.

Breakfast at Hotel (included)

8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Tour to Rotterdam, Delft and The Hague including Madurodam

We’ll start by traveling to Rotterdam and visiting the Euromast Tower, the city’s tallest structure (185 meters). From the top you can see the entire town, the port, the iconic Erasmus Bridge, and 30 kilometers in all directions! After a short city tour past the spectacular Rotterdam monuments and stopping at the famous Markthallen, we’ll continue on to Delft for lunch (not included). In this beautiful medieval town, you’ll visit one of the last remaining Delftware factories, famous for their blue-and-white ceramics. Then on to the Hague!

Afterward we’ll tour past the Peace Palace and the oldest House of Parliament which is still in use to this day. You’ll also see Noordeinde Palace, where the Dutch King works. Finally, you’ll visit Madurodam, the world-famous miniature town featuring highly detailed scale replicas of Holland’s most iconic landmarks!

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

7:00 a.m.

Breakfast at Hotel (included)

8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Crazy Class Actions Unveiled: UK, US, and Dutch Perspectives

Presented by: Carlijn Van Rest

Dutch class actions vary significantly from those in the UK, EU, and US. The full view of differences and similarities reveal the challenges and opportunities faced in Dutch courts. Our expert speaker will discuss processes and rules that the Dutch must follow.  Prominent and recent cases from the Dutch courts will be discussed and we’ll look at cases from the UK, EU, and US.

10:00 a.m.

15-minute break

10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Courts & Rights: US vs. Netherlands

Presented by: Dr. Kenneth M. Manusama

In comparing the justice systems of the Dutch, US, UK, and EU, we look not only at the historical roots and cultural influences that shaped today’s legal systems but also at how these roots shaped individual rights on national and local levels. Our speaker will look at Dutch approaches to rights broadly and US established rights, as well as changes that are now globally taking hold in both countries. The differences, similarities, and add in “modern technology,” are playing a role in shaping the direction of our privacy rights, our castle rights, and our health rights.

2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Afternoon Grand Dutch Food Tour (1.5 miles of walking)

This is the most comprehensive, fun, interesting, and diverse Dutch food and history tour of Amsterdam. Between tastings you’ll learn about Amsterdam from its earliest beginnings through the Golden Age to the present in an inspiring and entertaining way. But above all, this tour is also about making you understand Amsterdam and Dutch culture.

Thursday, July 18, 2024

All Day

Enjoy this day on your own!

After breakfast at the hotel (included), enjoy the city! One of the delightful features of Amsterdam is its exceptional walkability. The city, with its compact design, historic architecture, and a myriad of intertwining canals, is perfect for explorers on foot.

Pedestrian zones in the city center, such as the “Nine Streets” and the Jordaan district, are free from traffic and offer a serene atmosphere, allowing you to immerse yourself in the city’s rich history, culture, and daily life. We highly recommend packing a comfortable pair of shoes and setting out on foot to discover Amsterdam’s enchanting beauty. Happy exploring!

Friday, July 19, 2024

7:00 a.m.

Breakfast at Hotel (included)

8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

International Criminal Justice: Crimes, Institutions, and Procedures

Presented by: Dr. Sergey Vasiliev

We’ll hear from a preeminent legal scholar on international criminal issues, exploring the objectives and historical evolution of international criminal law and the role of international criminal justice institutions, including those based in The Hague. This session will provide attendees an in-depth look at the nature and unique features of core international crimes, the advantages and challenges of international prosecutions, and the vital role international tribunals play in fighting impunity for international crimes. We’ll also outline the criminal procedure before such courts and tribunals, taking a comparative approach, and discuss the complex relationship between the International Criminal Court with the major powers, including the United States.

10:00 a.m.

15-minute break

10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Prosecuting Crimes in Ukraine: Domestic and International Options (1 ethics)

Presented by: Dr. Sergey Vasiliev

Expert speaker Dr. Vasiliev will focus on the ongoing war in Ukraine as a compelling case study of the challenges in holding individuals accountable for international crimes at the domestic, regional, and international level. Dr. Vasiliev will survey the parallel ongoing efforts spearheaded by domestic law-enforcement and international mechanisms to ensure accountability for the most serious crimes in Ukraine. The lecture will highlight the gaps which remain to be bridged in the international criminal justice system in view of the jurisdictional limitations of the International Criminal Court.

3:30 p.m.

Visit Heineken Experience

Immerse yourself into the world of Heineken in their oldest brewery in the heart of Amsterdam. In 1988 the former brewery closed because they needed a larger facility. Take a peek inside the original brew room and enjoy two perfectly chilled Heineken® beers at the Best ‘Dam Bar. Today, the historical building serves as a venue where you can learn all about the Heineken heritage, the brewing process, and their sometimes-crazy innovations. You’ll also learn about the best way to taste and enjoy your Heineken beer.

6:30 p.m.

Enjoy a 3-course farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

We’ll gather in the heart of Amsterdam for a memorable farewell dinner. With picturesque canal views and warm camaraderie, this farewell dinner will be a perfect way to bid adieu to the conference, creating lasting memories and cherished connections.

Non-CLE Tour Schedule

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Stedelijk and Van Gogh Museums

Enjoy guided visits to two of the world’s greatest museums. Discover key art movements at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, also known as the most important museum of modern and contemporary art and design in the Netherlands. Admire extraordinary works by world-renowned artists, including a great number of pieces by major 20th-century Dutch artists.

The permanent collection is one of the most important collections of modern and contemporary art and design in the world. The most meaningful movements in both art and design are represented by artists and designers from around the world who are helping to shape the changes of yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Next, pay a visit to the neighboring Van Gogh Museum. Your guide will help you understand the evolution of the artist’s work through his troubled personal life and experiences and lead you from Van Gogh’s earliest and darkest Dutch paintings to those of his more vibrant French period.

This tour is included for each non-attorney guest. Additional tour tickets can be arranged upon request. Please contact explore@destinationcles.com to get additional tickets.

Saturday, July 20, 2024

Morning.

Breakfast at Hotel (included)

Transfer to the airport to join your homebound flight (flight not included).

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Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre

Mövenpick Hotel offers amazing views on the edge of the River IJ, just opposite the Muziekgebouw Bimhuis tram stop, one stop away from Amsterdam Central Railway with its infinite list of connections. This luxurious hotel boasts a wellness center and gym, soundproofed rooms with climate control, and views of the river and Amsterdam. Silk Road Restaurant serves an international menu, as well as cocktails, snacks, light meals, and homemade Swiss apple cake. The wellness center offers both fitness and relaxation.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Join us in Amsterdam for the adventure of a lifetime!

Attorney Only

We prep all arrangements


$7,000

($3,000 deposit today†)

Hotel Room for 1
(July 13-20, total of 7 nights)

CLE Sessions for 1

All Tours for 1

Listed Meals & Reception for 1

Attorney +1 Guest

We prep all arrangements


$9,500

($3,000 deposit today†)

Hotel Room for 2
(July 13-20, total of 7 nights)

CLE Sessions for 1

All Tours for 2

Listed Meals & Reception for 2

2 Attorneys

We prep all arrangements


$10,500

($3,000 deposit today†)

Hotel Room for 2
(July 13-20, total of 7 nights)

CLE Sessions for 2

All Tours for 2

Listed Meals & Reception for 2

Destination CLEs is a concierge service and Continuing Legal Education provider. Our full-service concierge identifies best options for your flights among the many airlines and providers. If you can stay longer, we’ll extend your hotel reservation and find you additional activities. We also provide travel insurance quotes!

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†The balance of total registration cost is due on February 15, 2024.

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