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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?
PluriCourts invites scholars to apply for visiting research fellowship at PluriCourts throughout the year (with an exemption for the holiday period (1 July – 15 August) .
The duration of the contracts is 3 – 12 months. The candidate must hold a doctoral degree in political science, philosophy or law.
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!
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.
This year's annual conference will focus on the performance of international courts, and will feature many prominent speakers.
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?
By Laura Letourneau-Tremblay, Reseach Assistant, PluriCourts and Annette Hovdal, Project Coordinator, PluriCourts