2014

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Time and place: Dec. 18, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Room 571, Domus Nova 5th floor

MultiRights guest researcher Lynn Dobson will present her on-going work on state-court interaction from the viewpoint of political theories of freedom (with particular interest in Europe). All welcome!

Time and place: Dec. 17, 2014 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM, Domus Nova, Meeting room 571

Amrei Sophia Müller will present a draft paper analysing some aspects of the European Court of Human Rights’ (ECtHR) reliance on and engagement with domestic court decisions.

Time and place: Dec. 16, 2014 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, St. Olavs plass 5, Domus Nova, room 571

In this seminar Johan Karlsson Schaffer offers a different political-practical conception of human rights. He assumes that human rights are chiefly enforced and implemented through domestic, rather than international political action. This is because they empower individuals and groups to challenge governmental authority.

Time and place: Dec. 10, 2014 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM, Domus Nova, Meeting room 571

Christoffer C. Eriksen will present a paper exploring how the use of domestic administrative discretion is affected by courts and tribunals having the power to interpret international treaties.

Time and place: Dec. 9, 2014 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM, Domus Nova, room 571

What motivates states to ratify international human rights treaties remains an unanswered question in political science. In this seminar Hubert Smekal and Janovský Jozef provide for a new systematic examination of the commitment practices in two post-communist countries: the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Time and place: Dec. 3, 2014 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM, Domus Nova, Meeting room 571

In the late 1940s and early 1950s, Norwegian politicians and civil servants regarded human rights as norms that could form the basis of inter-state legal obligations, but not as rules that were to be enforced by a supranational court.

Time and place: Dec. 2, 2014 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, St. Olavs Plass 5, Domus Nova, room 571

In this seminar Claudio Corradetti will contribute to the debate on the fragmentation of international Law and further his ideas on cosmopolitanism through courts.

City centre of Florence and the EUI banner.
Time and place: Nov. 26, 2014 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Domus Nova, room 571

European University Institute (EUI) offers renowned doctoral programmes and is now looking for highly motivated and qualified students.

Time and place: Nov. 24, 2014 - Nov. 25, 2014, Håndverkeren kurs- og konferansesenter, Rosenkrantzgate 7

PluriCourts, together with University of Copenhagen Centre of Excellence for International Courts – iCourts, is organizing a combined workshop and PhD course on the Legitimacy of International Courts and Tribunals.

Time and place: Nov. 20, 2014 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM, Domus Nova, Meeting room 571

The case, which will be presented by Ole Kristian Fauchald, concerns access to environmental information and effectiveness of available remedies. A public hearing of the case will take place in Geneva on December 17. The documents of the case can be accessed at UNECE's webpage.

Time and place: Nov. 12, 2014 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM, Domus Nova, Meeting room 571
Harvard Memorial Hall at Harvard University.
Time and place: Nov. 6, 2014 9:00 AM - Nov. 7, 2014 1:15 PM, Harvard University

How and why do domestic actors use international Courts to advance or restrain sexual and reproductive rights? How can we study the phenomenon of legal mobilisation on a global, regional and national basis? These and other questions will be discussed at a two-day workshop in Boston.

Time and place: Nov. 6, 2014 - Nov. 7, 2014, Florence

This colloquium will bring together judges and academics to discuss lessons learned concerning the role of the judiciary in protecting constitutionalism and human rights.

Time and place: Oct. 29, 2014 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM, Domus Nova, Meeting room 571

In the lunch seminar, Steinar Andresen will present his ongoing paper on international Courts (ICs) and international envrionmental governance

Time and place: Oct. 28, 2014 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, St. Olavs gate 23, 4th floor

At the seminar  Andreas Føllesdal presents his paper looking at how elements of the ECtHR and its practices actually contribute to ‘transitional justice’ – helping to move states toward more stable and just legal and political order.

Time and place: Oct. 27, 2014 8:30 AM - 3:45 PM, Høyesterett

The late Rolv Ryssdal,  earlier Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and President of the European Court of Human Rights, was born 100 years ago. This anniversary will be marked with a memorial seminar at the Supreme Court. The focus at the seminar will be on the relationship between  Norway and the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR).

Time and place: Oct. 22, 2014 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM, Seminar room, St. Olavs gate 23, 4th floor

Amicus curiae submissions to the WTO’s dispute settlement mechanism (DSM) have been one of the most controversial aspects of the WTO DSM. While states from the global North have typically supported the inclusion of amici, states from the South have resisted their inclusion. In this lunch seminar, Theresa Squatrito will present a paper in which she addresses empirical questions related to the WTO DSM.

Time and place: Oct. 21, 2014 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, St. Olavs gate 23, 4th floor

Matthew Saul will present a paper that addresses how the processes of national parliaments feature in the practice of the ECtHR.

Time and place: Oct. 17, 2014 9:00 AM - Oct. 18, 2014 1:30 PM, Geneva Centre for International Dispute Settlements

In collaboration with Geneva Centre for International Dispute Settlement, PluriCourts has invited experts in international trade law to discuss issues with regards to the legitimacy of international trade tribunals.

Time and place: Oct. 14, 2014 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, St. Olavs gate 23, 4th floor

In the seminar Anders Narvestad will present his PhD Project.  In his Phd he addresses the question of the relation between domestic Norwegian law and international law from one particular angle: From the question of whether (and if so, in what ways) international law is relevant to the reading and application of the Norwegian constitution.

Time and place: Oct. 8, 2014 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM, Seminar room, 4th floor, St. Olavs gate 23
Time and place: Oct. 7, 2014 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM, St Olavs gate 23, 4th floor
Time and place: Oct. 1, 2014 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM, Seminar Room, 4th Floor, St Olavs gate 23

Communication in the form of judicial dialogue has been substantively investigated in the fields of human rights and constitutional law, it is nevertheless an increasingly rising phenomenon in international trade and Investment.

Time and place: Sep. 25, 2014 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM, Seminar Room, 4th Floor, St Olavs gate 23
Time and place: Sep. 24, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, Czech Embassy, Fritzners gate 14.

The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Oslo and the Norwegian Branch of ILA in cooperation with PluriCourts invite to a seminar with Professor Pavel Šturma, member of the UN International Law Commission.