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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.
Michael Reiertsen is a Phd research fellow at the Department of Public and International Law, UiO. He is writing a Phd thesis with the working title “The ECHR Article 13 – Past, Present and Future”.
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.