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Videos of the Conference “Peace Through Law: The Versailles Peace Treaty and dispute settlement after WWI”, Max Planck Institute Luxembourg

13/02/2018 – 2:58 pm |

Videos of the conference “Peace Through Law: The Versailles Peace Treaty and dispute settlement after WWI”, held on 6-8 December 2017, can be viewed on the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg YouTube channel at this link .
About a century after the Versailles Peace Treaty signed the end of World War I and established an ambitious new framework for international relations, the MPI Luxembourg brought together researchers from …

Palestine and Kosovo have become members of the Permanent Court of Arbitration

19/06/2016 – 11:41 am | One Comment

The number of States Member to the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) has increased to 121. Some of the last States to join this international arbitration mechanism are Djibouti, the Bahamas, and Palestine and Kosovo.
The process of accession of Palestine and Kosovo to the 1907 Convention (one of the two founding conventions of the PCA, the other being the 1899 Convention) was put under review …

Kosovo’s Membership in the PCA: Some comments on Professor Zimmermann’s post

18/04/2016 – 11:31 am | Comments Off on Kosovo’s Membership in the PCA: Some comments on Professor Zimmermann’s post

* Cross-posted from EJIL:Talk (13 April 2016).
It was nice to read Professor Zimmermann’s post on the issue of membership of Palestine and Kosovo in the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), as this matter should get more attention from the community of international lawyers. I have already dealt with some of the relevant legal issues in an ESIL Reflection of 11 March 2016 which Professor Milanović …

Kosovo’s membership in the Permanent Court of Arbitration through the 1907 Convention

14/01/2016 – 9:55 am | 4 Comments

Membership to the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) is open to all States by ratification of the 1899 or the 1907 Convention for the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes. On 6 November 2015 Kosovo sent a letter to the Netherlands, notifying it about its intention to join the 1907 Convention establishing the PCA. In accordance with its Article 95, the 1907 Convention entered into force …

Reminder ESIL 2015 Annual Conference: ‘The Judicialization of International Law – A Mixed Blessing ?’, Oslo, September 10-12, 2015

08/12/2014 – 3:35 pm | Comments Off on Reminder ESIL 2015 Annual Conference: ‘The Judicialization of International Law – A Mixed Blessing ?’, Oslo, September 10-12, 2015

The Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law (Oslo, September 10-12, 2015) will be hosted by the University of Oslo’s PluriCourts Center on the Legitimate Roles on the Judiciary in the Global Order. The annual ESIL conference has become one of the indispensable venues for European and international scholars interested in questions of international law.
The conference is entitled “The Judicialization of International Law …

The Independence of International Courts – New publication

29/06/2014 – 4:19 pm | One Comment

My Ph.D. thesis entitled “The Independence of International Courts – The Adherence of the International Judiciary to a Fundamental Value of the Administration of Justice” was published a few days ago by Nomos and Hart Publishing. The following is the brief description used by the publishers:
The study analyses the contents and scope of the principle of judicial independence as currently applied in the international judiciary. …

Call for Papers Reminder: The Legitimacy and Effectiveness of International Criminal Tribunals Conference

03/10/2013 – 12:50 am | Comments Off on Call for Papers Reminder: The Legitimacy and Effectiveness of International Criminal Tribunals Conference

PluriCourts, University of Oslo, August 30-31 2014

The establishment of International Criminal Tribunals (including the ICTY, ICTR, and the ICC),  and hybrid or internationalized tribunals (including the SCSL, ECCC, East Timor and Kosovo  Panels and others) has been hailed as a great achievement within international law. They  are characterized as institutions which promoted peace and reconciliation by seeking to  prevent and deter war crimes, crimes against …

PCA to render its Award in the 'Abyei Arbitration case'

22/07/2009 – 6:32 am | Comments Off on PCA to render its Award in the 'Abyei Arbitration case'

Today at 10 o’clock the Permanent Court of Arbitration will render its decision in the ‘Abyei Arbitration case‘. The case concerns a dispute between the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army. The issue to be decided are the boundaries of the oil-rich Abyei region in southern Sudan, which has threatened to disrupt the fragile 2005 peace agreement due to continued tensions.
The tribunal …