This week we will be hosting a discussion of Evelyne Schmid‘s book Taking Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Seriously in International Criminal Law. Schmid is a post-doctoral researcher and lecturer at the University of Basel. She was previously a lecturer for international and European law at Bangor University (Wales, UK) and acted as the project coordinator for the International Criminal Court’s Legal Tools Project at TRIAL in Geneva. She holds degrees from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva and from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Her book, to be issued in paperback later this year, was awarded the Christiane-Rajewsky award of the German German Association for Peace and Conflict Studies. The book will be subjected to careful scrutiny this week by Robert Cryer, Carsten Stahn and Larissa Van den Herik. We are grateful to all of the participants for agreeing to have this discussion here.