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PluriCourts Centre of Excellence for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order in collaboration with the Faculty of Law welcome 20 young scholars working in the area of International Law and Environment to present and discuss their work in a subject-specific forum.
Ambassador Franz Xaver Perrez, Head of International Affairs Division, Federal Office for the Environment, Switzerland, will give a seminar on the topic of international environmental governance.
PluriCourts, will host the 14th Annual Colloquium of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, 20-24 June 2016. The theme of the Colloquium is "The Environment in Court - Environmental protection in national and international courts, tribunals, and compliance mechanisms".
The Paris Agreement has been hailed as a milestone in the global fight against climate change. In this forum, we discuss how this agreement came about and what does it actually entail to for states when committing to such a goal? How effective is it? And how fair?
The second in the series of PluriCourts reading seminars discusses texts by Daniel Bodansky, Allen Buchanan and Robert O. Keohane, and Nienke Grossman.
The first in the series of PluriCourts reading seminars discusses two core texts: one by Karen Alter and one by Armin von Bogdandy and Ingo Venzke.
PluriCourts coordinator Christina Voigt will explain and discuss the Paris Agreement on Climate Change which was concluded on 12 December 2015. Voigt just came back from Paris where she worked as legal advisor and negotiator for the Norwegian government during the two-weeks long UN climate negotiations.
She will be sharing inside-views of the negotiations as well as answering questions as to the content and significance of the agreement.
Most of the discourse and analysis on this topic has focused on issues of fragmentation, conflict, and the balancing of obligations between legal regimes. But can International Investment Law and Environmental Law be supportive and mutually complementary?
The 11th Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law (ESIL)will take place in Oslo, Norway. The Conference will focus on the judicialization of international Law.
In this International Law Lunch Kjell Kristian Egge (Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs) will present the process to develop an international legally binding agreement on marine biological diversity.
The Centre of Excellence for International Courts (iCourts) and PluriCourts are hosting a high-level summer school for PhD students working on international law and with a special interest in interdisciplinary studies of international law and its social and political context.
We particularly welcome students and scholars who are writing up a PhD thesis that involves an interdisciplinary study of one or more international courts.
This year's annual conference will focus on the performance of international courts, and will feature many prominent speakers.
In this seminar, Professor Steven Freeland will discuss the interaction between warfare and environmental destruction and argue for the inclusion of the crime of ‘crimes against the environment’ in the ICC Statute. All welcome!
In this PluriCourts lunch, Professor Michael Byers will focus on different issues regarding the sovereignty of the North Pole. Who controls the Northwest Passage? Who owns the oil and gas beneath the Arctic Ocean? Which territorial claims will prevail, and why — those of the United States, Russia, Canada, or the Nordic nations? How do we protect the fragile Arctic environment ?
In this seminar, Professor Christina Voigt, legal advisor to the Norwegian delegation to the UNFCCC, will talk about the expectations, challenges and outcome from the climate negotiations in Lima. What are the main issues at stake; how will 2015 look like; and are we finally on a way to an effective global climate agreement?
In the lunch seminar, Steinar Andresen will present his ongoing paper on international Courts (ICs) and international envrionmental governance
To honor the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Center for International and Comparative Law (CICL), the University of Baltimore School of Law, in conjunction with PluriCourts, will bring together renowned scholars for a symposium on legitimacy and international courts.
An international symposium will bring together scholars and human rights judges to discuss how environmental concerns can legitimately be addressed by human rights courts.
More information is available at iCourts' home page.
PluriCourts Annual Conference this year will be on the theme of international courts and the rule of law.
Does WTO Law permit states to adopt trade restrictions based on animal welfare concerns?
Robert Howse (New York University) will discuss the trade dispute between Canada, Norway, and the European Union.
Marte Jervan will present her master thesis on "Contribution of the International Court of Justice to the Development of the Law Concerning Transboundary Environmental Harm".
The second PluriCourts Lunch introduces guest researcher Daniel Behn commenting on the Aguinda v. Chevron case.