23/11/2015 – 10:08 am
| Comments Off on MultiRights Project Final Conference: Reforms of the Individual complaint mechanisms in the UN treaty bodies and the European Court of Human Rights: Symptoms and Prescriptions – Mutual Lessons?
The concluding conference of the MultiRights project will take place at the University of Oslo on February 29 and 1 March 2016. The conference will focus on analyzing and comparing the reform processes of the UN treaty bodies and of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) aiming at finding mutual learning experiences. A particular focus will be given to the following issues:
17/11/2015 – 3:34 pm
| Comments Off on CfP: 14th Annual Colloquium of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, Oslo, 20-25 June 2016
14th Annual Colloquium of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, Oslo, 2016
The Environment in Court: Environmental protection in national and international courts, tribunals, and compliance mechanisms
Call for Abstracts
PluriCourts, Center of Excellence for the Study of the Legitimacy of International Courts and Tribunals at the University of Oslo, will host the 14th Annual Colloquium of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, 20-25 June 2016 (http://iucnael2016.no).
We are currently …
05/11/2015 – 7:47 am
| Comments Off on Reading the Report of the African Union Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan (AUCISS)
By Solomon A Dersso (Commissioner at the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights. Dr. Dersso is a legal scholar and analyst of African Affairs).
Cross-posted from the author’s blog.
Finally, 10 months after AUCISS completed its investigations and seven months after it initially tabled one of its reports, the time has arrived to make the AUCISS report public. At a summit level meeting held in New York on …
29/10/2015 – 5:23 pm
| Comments Off on Program: The International Law and Domestic Policies Conference, 30-31 October 2015, Turgut Ozal University, Ankara
INTERNATIONAL LAW AND DOMESTIC POLICIES CONFERENCE
30-31 October 2015, Turgut Ozal University, Ankara
* The International Law and Domestic Policies Conference is organized by Turgut Ozal University School of Law in Ankara in partnership with Association for Canadian Studies, Intercultural Dialogue Institute, Canadian Council for International Law, and Center for Global and Regional Studies (CEGRES)
30 October 2015
10:00-11:00 Opening session
Prof. Dr. Abdulkadir Sengun, Rector of Turgut Ozal …
26/10/2015 – 6:07 pm
| Comments Off on Workshop: Global Constitutionalism without Global Democracy EUI, Florence, 14-15 January 2016
* Sponsored by “Democracy as Idea and Practice Programme”, University of Oslo
International law is undergoing several profound transformations. New sectors develop as with the consolidation of the regime of Investment Arbitration or with the advancement of already existing areas as with the WTO. At the same time, claims about the “judicialization” of international law and processes of “global constitution” call for more precise definitions of terms …
14/10/2015 – 6:01 pm
| Comments Off on INTERPOL: reckless arrogance or simple naïveté? (Part II)
* By Stephen Bailey
* I am grateful to Dr Rutsel Silvestre J Martha (former General Counsel and Director of Legal Affairs of INTERPOL) for his helpful comments.
The first part of this blog post argued that INTERPOL’s deficient remedial procedures give rise to human rights violations. In particular, it was argued that an individual who is subject to a Red Notice is not afforded a fair …
13/10/2015 – 9:48 am
| Comments Off on INTERPOL: reckless arrogance or simple naïveté? (Part I)
* [The ILO blog will be hosting a post in two parts, written by Stephen Bailey. Stephen has taught law at the universities of Cambridge and Edinburgh. He has been involved in cases before the Permanent Court of Arbitration and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. His recent and forthcoming publications address questions of public international law, international criminal law, UK public law, and …
06/10/2015 – 9:02 am
| Comments Off on Reminder: ADC-ICTY Annual Conference – Judge Schomburg Confirmed as Keynote Speaker
The Association of Defence Counsel Practising before the ICTY and Representing Counsel before the MICT (ADC-ICTY) is pleased to announce that its Annual Conference on 5 December 2015 will be opened with a keynote speech entitled No Justice Without Defence Counsel by Professor Doctor h.c. Wolfgang Schomburg.
Wolfgang Schomburg served as an international Judge at the UN-ICTY first as a presiding Judge and then in the …
29/09/2015 – 2:04 pm
| Comments Off on Reminder: UJIEL call for papers on ‘Intellectual Property in International and European Law’
The Utrecht Journal of International and European Law has issued a Call for Papers for its upcoming Special Issue (82nd edition) on ‘Intellectual Property in International and European Law’. With technological advancement and innovative practices occurring ever more frequently, individuals and undertakings often turn to intellectual property law to protect their ideas and seek remedies where appropriate (e.g. the recent Apple v Samsung design dispute). Recent developments …
25/09/2015 – 3:59 pm
| Comments Off on Second edition of Bruce Zagaris’s International White Collar Crime (Cambridge University Press, 2015)
Zagaris’s book examines the rise of international economic crime and recent strategies to combat it in the United States and abroad.
Focusing on the role of international relations, it draws from case studies in a diverse range of criminality from money laundering to tax evasion.
Newly revised and expanded, the second edition of International White Collar Crime incorporates recent developments and updated case studies. New chapters on …
21/09/2015 – 6:23 pm
| Comments Off on ADC-ICTY Annual Conference 2015, 5 December 2015
The Association of Defence Counsel Practising before the ICTY and Representing Counsel before the MICT (ADC-ICTY) is pleased to announce its annual conference for 2015, on “The Situation of Defence Counsel at International Criminal Courts and Tribunals”.
Date: 5 December 2015
Time: 09:00 to 17:30
Location: Bel Air Hotel, Johan de Wittlaan 30, 2517 JR The Hague
This one-day conference will focus on the situation of Defence Counsel at …
12/09/2015 – 3:19 pm
| Comments Off on International Law and Post-Conflict Reconstruction Policy Symposium: Closing Remarks
By Matthew Saul (University of Oslo)
As our blog symposium to mark the publication of International Law and Post-Conflict Reconstruction Policy draws to a close, I will take this opportunity to highlight one particular theme that arises from the discussions and that I think should be central in further research in this area. This is the theme of going deeper.
The chapters in the volume are built …
11/09/2015 – 8:58 am
| Comments Off on International Law and Post-Conflict Reconstruction Policy Symposium Law and Policy on Post-Conflict Restitution: Response to James Sweeney
By Anneke Smit
[Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law, University of Windsor]
In his chapter focussing on property restitution for refugees and IDPs at international law and at the ECtHR, James Sweeney captures effectively the tension between the “generalised ideal” and the “uncomfortable reality” of justice provision in this area.
This chapter is a welcome contribution to a growing body of literature critiquing the brightline approach of the …
11/09/2015 – 8:55 am
| Comments Off on International Law and Post-Conflict Reconstruction Policy Symposium: Law and Policy on Post-Conflict Restitution
By James A Sweeney
[James A Sweeney is Professor of International Law at Lancaster University, UK]
The idea behind this piece was to use the issue of post-conflict restitution as a particular example of the complex relationship between proclaimed best-practice, emerging international standards, and actual law in post-conflict contexts. I have written about restitution in my 2012 monograph on the ECHR (now in paperback!), but this chapter …
10/09/2015 – 5:53 pm
| Comments Off on International Law and Post-Conflict Reconstruction Policy Symposium Security Sector Reform: Response to Dustin Sharp
By Matthew LeRiche
[Dr Matthew LeRiche is Senior Fellow, Centre for Security Governance; and Visiting Assistant Professor, Political Science, Memorial University of Newfoundland]
Dustin Sharps contribution to International Law and Post-Conflict Reconstruction Policy (chapter 8) is an important discussion regarding how to find success in security sector reform (SSR) in post-conflict and transitional states. His chapter examines the relationship between transitional justice and international law in relation …
10/09/2015 – 5:45 pm
| Comments Off on International Law and Post-Conflict Reconstruction Policy Symposium Security Sector Reform for Human Security: The Role of International Law in Shaping More Effective Policy and Practice
By Dustin Sharp
[Dustin Sharp is Assistant Professor at the Kroc School of Peace Studies, University of San Diego]
Most players in the security sector reform (SSR) landscape today agree, as a matter of principle at least, on a comparatively holistic approach to SSR that envisions democratically-controlled, transparent, inclusive and accountable security forces as the desired endpoint of reform programming. In practice, however, SSR programs often fall …
09/09/2015 – 10:01 am
| Comments Off on International Law and Post-Conflict Reconstruction Policy Symposium Tailoring Justice for Mass Atrocities: Response to Annika Jones
By Tom Buitelaar
[Tom Buitelaar is a Researcher on the Global Governance Program at The Hague Institute for Global Justice]
Since the dawn of time, every state recovering from transformational conflict has had to make a transitional ‘deal’, delineating the way in which society would transition from the old to the new. These could include the execution of the former leaders, promises of political reform, reparations to …
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