2015

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Time and place: Dec. 18, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Domus Nova, St. Olavs plass 5, 5th floor, room 571

PluriCourts coordinator Christina Voigt will explain and discuss the Paris Agreement on Climate Change which was concluded on 12 December 2015. Voigt just came back from Paris where she worked as legal advisor and negotiator for the Norwegian government during the two-weeks long UN climate negotiations.

She will be sharing inside-views of the negotiations as well as answering questions as to the content and significance of the agreement.

Time and place: Dec. 17, 2015 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM, Domus Nova, St. Olavs plass 5, 5th floor, room 571

In this International Criminal Law lunch, guest researcher Joanna Nicholson will present her forthcoming paper.

Time and place: Dec. 16, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, Domus Nova, St. Olavs plass 5, 5th floor, room 571

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.

Stacked rocks
Time and place: Dec. 7, 2015 12:00 PM - Dec. 8, 2015 4:00 PM, Room 571, Domus Nova

The workshop will cover a number of issues concerning the effectiveness (performance) of international courts and their legitimation strategies.

Publish and flourish
Time and place: Dec. 7, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Domus Nova Room 571

PluriCourts is organizing a Publish & Flourish mentor event on how to get published. 

Time and place: Nov. 26, 2015 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM, St. Olavs plass 5. Domus Nova, 5th floor, room 571

Lunch seminar with PhD Candidate Carola Lingaas.

Time and place: Nov. 19, 2015 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM, Domus Nova, St. Olavs plass 5, 5th floor, room 571

In this International Law Lunch, Associate Professor Gentian Zyberi will be giving a presentation on this topic, based on work-in-progress to take the form of an article.

Time and place: Nov. 13, 2015 8:45 AM - Nov. 14, 2015 12:15 PM, Middlesex University, London

This workshop will turn attention to the question of how far the international human rights judiciary might be able to help with the advancement of the role of parliaments in the realization of human rights. The workshop follows up on an earlier event held in Oslo (March 2015), and will provide the basis for a coherent, groundbreaking publication on the topic.

Time and place: Nov. 11, 2015 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM, Domus Nova, 5th floor, room 571

At the PluriCourts lunch seminar, Kjersti Lohne will talk about the role of human rights NGOs in international criminal justice based on her recently defended PhD thesis “Advocates of Humanity”. 

Time and place: Nov. 9, 2015 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Professorboligen, Karl Johans gate 47

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.

Investment and the Environment
Time and place: Nov. 5, 2015 9:00 AM - Nov. 6, 2015 5:00 PM, Kjerka, Domus Media, University of Oslo

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?

Time and place: Nov. 4, 2015 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM, Domus Nova, 5th floor, room 571

Joint PluriCourts / International Law Lunch with Postdoctoral Fellow Malcolm Langford.

Time and place: Oct. 15, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Domus Nova, St. Olavs plass 5, 5th floor, room 571

International Law Lunch with Associate Professor Yasuhito Fukui, Hiroshima Peace Institute, Japan.

Conwell Hall, Temple University
Time and place: Oct. 8, 2015 - Oct. 9, 2015, Barrack Hall, 3rd floor, Temple University, Philadelphia

PluriCourts and Temple University are organizing a book workshop on the performance of international courts and tribunals.

Time and place: Oct. 5, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM, St. Olavs plass 5. Domus Nova, 5th floor, Room 571

During this Reading Seminar the following paper will be discussed: Voeten, E. (2013). "Public Opinion and the Legitimacy of International Courts." Theoretical Inquiries in Law 14(2): 411-436.

Daniel Friedrich Behn will give a 15 minute presentation of the text, before a general discussion starts.

Chair: Silje Aambø Langvatn

Time and place: Sep. 30, 2015 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM, Domus Nova, 5th floor, room 571

Senior Lecturer Lorand Bartels (Cambridge University) presents his recent research on the law applicable by WTO panels and the Appellate Body in dispute settlement proceedings.

Time and place: Sep. 28, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Litteraturhuset

Bringing together leading experts on issues of tobacco control and international investment and trade law, this public seminar will discuss the tobacco industry’s strategy of using litigation against tobacco control regulations that states are implementing in the public interest.

Time and place: Sep. 24, 2015 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM, St. Olavs plass 5. Domus Nova, 5th floor, Room 571

During this Interanational Law lunch Postdoctoral Fellow at PluriCourts Shakira Maria Bedoya Sanchez will make a presentation "Whose Rules Are We Playing By? Forensic Protocols and Methodologies in International Criminal Investigations of Mass Graves"

Time and place: Sep. 23, 2015 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM, Room 571, Domus Nova, St. Olavs plass 5

Guest researcher Tania Voon (University of Melbourne) will present the ongoing negotiations on the trade agreement between countries on both sides of the Pacific Ocean.

Time and place: Sep. 19, 2015 9:00 AM - Sep. 20, 2015 11:45 AM, Koç University, Istanbul

The mandate of the European Court of Human Rights has always been since its creation the anchoring of “effective political democracy” on Western long standing democracies. This workshop aim primarily to define and analyze varieties of "democratic models" and "democratic transitions" on the basis of the jurisprudence of the Strasbourg Court. 

Time and place: Sep. 16, 2015 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM, Domus Nova, 5th floor, room 571

The new model bilateral investment treaty (BIT) will be presented by Margrethe Reinertsen Norum, Specialist Director at the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries. The introduction will be followed by comments by Professor Ole Kristian Fauchald and Postdoctoral Fellow Daniel Behn.

Time and place: Sep. 14, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM, St. Olavs plass 5. Domus Nova, 5th floor, Room 571

The following paper will be discussed during this Reading Seminar: Dworkin, R. (2013). "A New Philosophy for International Law." Philosophy & Public Affairs 41(1): 2-30

Andreas Føllesdal will give a 15 minute presentation of the text, before a general discussion starts.

Chair: Silje Aambø Langvatn

Time and place: Sep. 12, 2015 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM, Aula, Domus Media

How should states deal with the challenges related to the current refugee movements? Which responses does international and European law provide?

Time and place: Sep. 11, 2015 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM, Kjerka, Domus Media

Professor Cecilia M. Bailliet and Assistant Professor Chiara Giorgetti warmly welcome women interested in studying or practicing International Law to meet women within academia and institutions for networking and discussion of relevant careers at a Happy Hour.

Young and old scholars
Time and place: Sep. 10, 2015 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, Kjerka, Domus Media (Karl Johans gate 47)

Calling all early-career attendees of ESIL-2015 in Oslo! You are invited to a junior and senior scholar/practitioner mixer. Registration for the event is now closed.