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Published June 22, 2017 8:55 AM

After almost six and half years of waiting, Professor Ole Kristian Fauchald has finally received an answer to his compliant on the lack of access to information from the government. The complaint, which has made its way through national and international bodies, points to great weaknesses in the right to information in public processes.

Published June 15, 2017 11:57 AM

What are the causes and effects of the dearth of women judges in the international judiciary? PluriCourts hosts a conference on this topic on 11-12 January 2018 in The Hague. The deadline for submitting paper proposals is 31 July 2017.

Published June 8, 2017 10:19 AM

A small group of highly influential “power brokers” regularly combine multiple roles in investment arbitration but the controversial practice – known as “double hatting” – is not widespread within the field, researchers at the University of Oslo have found.

The sign outside the International Criminal Court
Published May 29, 2017 8:22 AM

In April more than 30 people were killed by a chemical weapon attack in Syria. Despite clear evidence that serious international crimes have been committed, and despite numerous calls to hold those responsible to account, the international criminal justice system seems, at present at least, to be impotent.

Published May 22, 2017 2:42 PM

Professor Erik Røsæg will join PluriCourts as a researcher for a year. 

Published May 5, 2017 11:26 AM

Cambridge Academic Books has interviewed Professor Bailliet about the recently published book "The Legitimacy of International Criminal Tribunals."

Published May 2, 2017 9:44 AM

Policy brief by research assistant Ester Strømmen on how gendered understandings are effecting judicial processes.

Stairs at the Palais des Droits de l'Homme
Published Mar. 30, 2017 10:34 AM

PluriCourts and the Council of Europe are co-organizing a brainstorming seminar in Strasbourg. It will form the starting point of an intergovernmental working group discussing which role international law plays for the use of the Convention.

Published Jan. 13, 2017 9:07 AM

June 26-30, 2017 iCourts (University of Copenhagen) and PluriCourts welcome all interested to a PhD Summer School on "International Law: Courts and Contexts" in Copenhagen. 

Published Jan. 10, 2017 3:00 PM

What is Global Governance, where is it going, and what are the greatest challenges?

Published Nov. 24, 2016 11:56 AM

On Wednesday Nov. 2, NUPI stated that Norway will reap substantial benefits from the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiated by USA and EU. However, the report is hampered by poor methodology and low contextual understanding.

Opinion piece by PhD candidate Tarald Laudal Berge and Senior Executive Officer Tori Loven Kirkebø in Klassekampen, Nov. 24.

Photograph of the buildings of the European Court of Human Rights
Published Nov. 9, 2016 5:28 PM

Postdoctoral Fellow Alain Zysset on the significance of the practice of the ECtHR for the normative theory of human rights.

All heads of delegation lined up for a group photo at COP 21.
Published Nov. 4, 2016 8:43 AM

Today, Nov. 4, 2016, the Paris Agreement enters into force at a record breaking speed

- less than a year after it was adopted. 

Published Nov. 1, 2016 9:07 AM

Workshop in Oslo Mar. 23-24, 2017.

Row of tents
Published Oct. 25, 2016 4:36 PM

As a researcher on international courts and tribunals, Kjersti Lohne wanted to see what is going on in the Military Commissions at Guantanamo Bay. That turned out to be quite the challenge.

Portrait of Professor Emeritus George Christie
Published Oct. 21, 2016 11:48 AM

Professor Emeritus George C. Christie is visiting PluriCourts as a Fulbright’s Scholar. He joined PluriCourts in September 2016, and will stay until March 2017. 

Published Oct. 5, 2016 9:35 AM

Op-ed by postdoctoral fellow Joanna Nicholson and Professor Jo Martin Stigen published in Aftenposten.

Published Oct. 3, 2016 11:09 AM

Professor Cecilia Bailliet on the legacy of the Nuremberg Tribunals.

A shortened Norwegian translation of this article was published as an op-ed in Dagens Næringsliv Oct. 1, 2016. 

Photo of the four new postdoctoral fellows.
Published Sep. 29, 2016 2:34 PM

PluriCourts is pleased to welcome four new postdoctoral fellows. 

Published Sep. 12, 2016 8:59 AM

Researcher Kjersti Lohne has published an op-ed in Aftenposten following her field work at the Guantanamo Bay Military Tribunals this summer.  

Published Sep. 2, 2016 3:37 PM

Postdoctoral Fellow Amrei Müller's project on how judicial dialogues - how courts interact - is featured on Science Nordic. 

Published Aug. 26, 2016 2:07 PM

PluriCourts had the pleasure of welcoming his Honor Georges Abi-Saab to Oslo. In conversation with Cecilia Bailliet, his Honor weighed in on the evolution of international law.

Published July 6, 2016 11:57 AM

Geir Ulfstein has published an op-ed in Norwegian daily Aftenposten. The op-ed has the title "10 Theses on Internaitonal Law" [ti teser om folkerett]. Read the op-ed in Aftenposten 6 July .

Published June 10, 2016 3:06 PM

PluriCourts Director and Co-Director, Geir Ulfstein and Andreas Føllesdal, have today published separate op-eds in Norway's largest daily, Aftenposten.  

Published June 9, 2016 11:51 AM

PluriCourts' Scientific Advisory Committee gets two new members as Karen Alter and Thomas Pogge step down. Beth Simmons takes over after Alter as the new chair of the committee and John Tasioulas takes up the last seat on the committee.