Pushing Boundaries: Potential Effects of International Adjudication on Treaty Practice in the Russian and Norwegian Context

This one day seminar will concern international law with a particular focus on the potential impacts of international adjudicative decisions on the future practice of international law in the Russian and Norwegian context.

About the seminar

Being active members of the international community, Russia and Norway strive to maintain the rule of law and fair distribution of powers on the international arena. However, the drawbacks in international dispute settlement often lead to obscuring decisions and awards, which can potentially undermine the legitimacy of international courts.

In this one day seminar, we will divide focus into two parts. In the morning sessions the participants will discuss the legitimacy of arbitral awards and judicial decisions in the context of broad interpretative autonomy of international investment and international human rights tribunals. Special focus will be made on the international cases against Russia and their effect on the practice of international law broadly and on the jurisprudence in their respective fields of international law – international investment law, international human rights law and the law of the sea.

The afternoon sessions will be dedicated to possible implications on the Norwegian-Russian investment regulatory regime in the light of the recent shifts of the investment treaty practice and the new Norwegian model Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT).

The seminar will include significant participation by scholars and academics at Russian institutions in Moscow and St. Petersburg, as well as Norwegian and Russian legal practitioners in the fields of human rights and international arbitration.

List of speakers

Behn, Daniel, Postdoctoral Fellow; PluriCourts, University of Oslo

Bushev, Andrei, Associate Professor, Saint-Petersburg State University; ad hoc judge, European Court of Human Rights

Chernykh, Yuliya, PhD Candidate, Department of Private Law, University of Oslo

Cordero-Moss, Giuditta, Professor, Department of Private Law, University of Oslo

Elferink, Alex Oude, Professor, Utrecht University School of Law; Associated Researcher, K.G. Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea, University of Tromsø

Fauchald, Ole Kristian, Professor, PluriCourts, University of Oslo

Føllesdal, Andreas, Deputy Director, PluriCourts, University of Oslo

Golubok, Sergey, Partner, Double Bridge Law

Ispolinov, Aleksey, Head of Department of International Law, Lomonosov Moscow State University

Koroteev, Kirill, Attorney, Memorial Human Rights Centre (Moscow) and European Human Rights Advocacy Centre.

Neves, Maria, PhD Candidate, K.G. Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea, University of Tromsø

Rachkov, Ilya, Adjunct Professor, Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Department of International Law; Partner, King & Spalding (Moscow)

Squatrito, Theresa, Postdoctoral Fellow, PluriCourts, University of Oslo

Ulfstein, Geir, Director, PluriCourts, University of Oslo.

Usoskin, Sergey, Partner, Double Bridge Law; PhD candidate, Lomonosov Moscow State University

Tags: Investment
Published Jan. 27, 2016 1:38 PM - Last modified Jan. 10, 2017 2:07 PM