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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.
This one day seminar will concern international law with a particular focus on the potential impacts of international adjudicative decisions on the future practice of international law in the Russian and Norwegian context.
In this Trade and Investment Forum (TIF) lunch, Yuliya Chernykh will present her article discussing an individual’s influence on the development of international law based on archival study of the work of Elihu Lauterpacht.
This book project, edited by Ole Kristian Fauchald and Daniel Behn, will bring together some 25 scholars from multiple disciplines who are conducting empirical research in the field of investment treaty arbitration. A writers' workshop took place in Oslo 27-28 August 2015 in order to consider 15 draft contributions. The plan is to finalize the book for publication during the first semester of 2016.
PluriCourts lunch with professor Joost Pauwelyn (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva). He compares the trade dispute settlement mechanism under the WTO to investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS), and focuses specifically on the individuals deciding trade versus Investment disputes. Read his paper (SSRN).
In August 2015, Associate Professor Gus Van Harten (Osgoode Law School) visited PluriCourts. The paper he worked on and presented during his visit is now published under the title "Investment Treaties and the Internal Vetting of Regulatory Proposals: A Case Study from Canada". Read the paper (SSRN).
By Laura Létourneau-Tremblay, Researcher, MultiRights/PluriCourts and Maxim Usynin, Research Assistant, PluriCourts
On 29 October – 1 November 2015, a team of students will take part in a moot court at King’s College in London. They will compete with over 50 other teams from all over the world to solve a case on foreign investments in solar energy in Europe – and their work may impact the solution of ongoing real-life investment disputes.
The 11th Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law (ESIL) was hosted by PluriCourts on 10-12 September 2015. A selection of the best papers presented at the conference will be published in an anthology edited by PluriCourts Directors Geir Ulfstein and Andreas Føllesdal.