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After the panel debate on The Refugee Crisis: The European Response at the ESIL Conference, international lawyers initiated an open letter. They condemn the failure to offer protection to people seeking refuge in Europe, and the lack of respect for the human rights of those seeking refuge.
Eirik Bjørge (Oxford University) will present his forthcoming book (Oxford University Press). He shows that, through their faithful application of the ECHR, domestic courts can - and do - make a positive contribution to the development of the law of the Convention. Mads Andenæs will act as commentator.
This year's Ryssdal seminar focuses on UN Treaty bodies on human rights and their implications to Norwegian law. At the seminar we will look at the treaty bodies' activites from various perspectives, including perspectives from the Norwegian courts, public administration and lawyers.
Master thesis by Research Assistant Tori Loven Kirkebø. She examines the current system regulating state and corporate behavior with regards to human rights. As such it contributes to the debate on a global treaty on business and human rights through an interdisciplinary, human rights approach. Read the paper (SSRN).
During this MultiRights seminar Professor of Philosophy and Law, University of Miami, Jim W. Nickel, will speak about the support and conflict within systems of rights. Jim W. Nickel teaches and writes in human rights law and theory, jurisprudence, and political philosophy. He is the author of "Making Sense of Human Rights"(2nd ed. 2007) and many articles in philosophy and law.
By Nino Tsereteli, PhD Candidate, MultiRights
"The states parties must have intended that the Convention should serve its purpose of protecting human rights under changing circumstances and developments in societal values", PluriCourts director Geir Ulfstein said at a conference organised by the European Court of Human Rights. View the video (starting at 02:30) or read the text of the presentation (SSRN).
In this MultiRights seminar Professor Janneke Gerards will present her paper "Procedural Review of the European Court of Human Rights - a Typology". The speaker is professor of European Law and head of the department of European and International Law at the Radbound University.
An article by postdoctoral fellow Shakira Bedoya Sanchez and Dr. Markus Virgil Hoehne will be published shortly by Berghahn Books as part of a volume entitled 'Universalism vs. Relativism: Human Rights in Anthropological Perspective'.
Martin Scheinin is discussing the draft to his newest book at an upcoming MultiRights book workshop.
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.
Scholars are invited to submit paper proposals for the workshop "The European Court of Human Rights: Promoter or Predator of Democratic Transitions?", which takes place 19-20 September in Istanbul. The deadline for submitting an abstract is 1 August, and the deadline for submitting a full paper is 1 September.
The speaker in this MultiRights seminar is Andrew Drzemczewski, the Head of the Parlamentary Assembly’s Legal Affairs and Human Rights Department.
This workshop will consider the current status of the margin of appreciation doctrine and reflect on how the principle of subsidiarity does and should inform the ECtHR’s practice of affording states such margin.