Domus Nova, 5th floor
St. Olavs plass 5 (map)
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.
By Laura Létourneau-Tremblay, Researcher, MultiRights/PluriCourts and Maxim Usynin, Research Assistant, PluriCourts
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.
PhD Candidate Rosa Manzo cautions against too high hopes for the climate negotiations in Paris in December. The world community struggles to reach an agreement on how to tackle climate change. It is yet unclear how strong the commitments will be, and whether it will be possible to sanction those who do not fulfil their climate goals?
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 next climate agreement will be adopted in December 2015. It should not uphold the current division between developed and developen countries' responsibilities for climate change. Economy and society have changed, calling for a new interpretation of equity, writes PhD Candidate Rosa Manzo. Read the entire blog post.
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".
By Maksim Usynin, Research Assistant, PluriCourts
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 ?
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?