Domus Nova, 5th floor
St. Olavs plass 5 (map)
PluriCourts and the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights welcome you to the book launch of “Promoting Peace Through International Law”, edited by Professors Cecilia Marcela Bailliet and Kjetil Mujezinovic Larsen.
By Shakira Maria Bedoya Sanchez, Postdoctoral Fellow, PluriCourts
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.
PluriCourts postdoc Silje Aambø Langvatn has together with Sofie A.E. Høgestøl written a book review of International Criminal Justice: Legitimacy and Coherence, edited by G. Boas, W. A. Schabas and M. P. Scharf. The review is published in the Nordic Journal of International Law, vol. 83, no. 3. Read the review.
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.
PluriCourts Annual Conference this year will be on the theme of international courts and the rule of law.
The establishment of International Criminal Tribunals, and hybrid or internationalized tribunals has been hailed as a great achievement within international law. Legal scholars cite the substantial normative evolution within the field as proof of the value of these institutions. Nevertheless, there is a need for multi-disciplinary evaluation to assess legitimacy and effectiveness of these tribunals.
The Legitimacy and Effectiveness of International Criminal Tribunals Conference
PluriCourts, University of Oslo
28-29 August 2014
Håndverkeren konferansesenter, Oslo
Three researchers from the University of Oslo attended the annual meeting of the Assembly of State Parties (ASP), in The Hague as observers, and will discuss their observations during the last PluriCourts lunch of 2013.
Gowland Debbas will present some of her recent work on international courts during an informal PluriCourts lunch on Monday 9th december.
The fourth PluriCourts Lunch features an introduction to one of the five pillars of research at PluriCourts: International Criminal Law, led by Professor Cecilia Bailliet.
The field of international Criminal Law (ICL) is under pressure. Many query whether ICL can live up to the high expectations that have been placed upon it, and whether it is truly possible for the international criminal justice system to bring peace, reconciliation and accountability to communities ravaged by violence, hatred and impunity. Expectations are shifting as to what can realistically be achieved, with many believing that ICL is at a critical juncture.
PluriCourts will organise an authors' workshop to kick off a volume on ”International Sexual and Reproductive Rights Lawfare & the legitimacy of international human rights courts and treaty bodies”, edited by Alicia Eli Yamin (Harvard School of Public Health) and Siri Gloppen (PluriCourts).