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Is fragmentation a threat to international law? In their book, Professor Mads Andenæs and Dr Eirik Bjørge (eds.) contend that the fragmentation of international law is far exceeded by its convergence. Discussants at the book launch will be Professor Inger Johanne Sand and PhD Candidate Sondre Torp Helmersen.
The workshop will cover a number of issues concerning the effectiveness (performance) of international courts and their legitimation strategies.
In the preceding years, the Norwegian Supreme Court has marked itself as an active protector of individual rights. The topic for Morten Kinander's presentation is the development of the Supreme Court's activism in respect to individual rights, its legal foundations and the consequences for Norwegian constitutional law.
Special issue edited by Postdoctoral Fellow Claudio Corradetti and Basak Cali (Koç University), to appear in the German Law Journal.
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.
This book project will bring together some 25 scholars from multiple disciplines who are conducting empirical research in the field of investment treaty arbitration. A writers' workshop takes place in Oslo 27-28 August 2015 in order to consider 15 draft contributions. The plan is to finalize the book for publication during the first semester of 2016.
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".
"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).