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PluriCourts director Geir Ulfstein was interviewed by NRK this morning about whether Chechen special forces using Svalbard's airport in connection with a military exercise is a breach of the Svalbard treaty
The PluriCourts Annual Report contains information on the activities of the research pillars, our publications, events, and other scholarly achievements during 2015.
This week the ICC abandoned its claim of orchastration of violence against deputy president William Ruto. In this article Claudio Corradetti discusses the balance of transitional justice in the Kenyan Context.
Cecilia Bailliet asks if the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is supporting a practice of radical gender quotas for men. If true, she holds, this would be illegal.
Professor Cecilia Bailliet has together with four other researchers written an op-ed in Aftenposten warning that the result of the EU's refugee deal with Turkey may be potentially extensive breeches of international law.
The IUCNAEL organizing team are happy to announce that Vidar Helgensen, the Norwegian Minister of Climate and Environment, will open the IUCNAEL Colloquium. The colloquium is held in Oslo 20-24 June.
PhD candidate Rosa Manzo has been awarded NOK 30 000 from the Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (SYLFF) to finance her stay as a visiting scholar at the New Zealand Center for Environmental Law.
Registration is now open for 14th Colloquium of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, hosted by Pluricourts in Oslo, 20-24 June, 2016. The colloquium's theme is "The Environment in Court". To the registration.
In a series of three articles in Swedish daily Göteborgs-Posten, PluriCourts coordinator Daniel Naurin examines the present state and future of the European Union. The third article was published on 2 March.
Professor Geir Ulfstein has written an op-ed published in today's edition of Dagens næringsliv. The op-ed, with the title "international law is a legal system, not merely politics" [Folkeretten er et rettssystem, ikke bare politikk], is a reply to an op-ed by professor Janne Haaland Matlary published on 24 February.
Norwegian Supreme Court judge Wenche Elizabeth Arntzen has been appointed as the newest member of PluriCourts' Scientific Advisory Committee.
In a series of three articles in Swedish daily Göteborgs-Posten, PluriCourts coordinator Daniel Naurin examines the present state and future of the European Union. The second article was published on 24 February.
PluriCourts coordinator Daniel Naurin has been interviewed by the Swedish radio channel P1 and the show "Godmorgon Världen" [Good morning, World] on the future of the European Union in light of the refugee crisis. You can listen to the programme at the broadcaster's webpage.
Call for papers for the workshop ‘Courts and Public Reason in Global Public Law’ in Berlin, July 2016. The workshop will focus on ideals of public reason and public justification in relation to domestic and international courts and tribunals. Deadline for submission is April 1.
In a series of three articles in Swedish daily Göteborgs-Posten, PluriCourts coordinator Daniel Naurin examines the present state and future of the European Union. The first article was published on 7 February.
PluriCourts' director Geir Ulfstein commented on the recent report by the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (UNWGAD) on the Julian Assange case on Norwegian Public Broadcaster NRK programme Dagsnytt atten on Friday 5 February.
The concluding conference of the MultiRights project will take place at the University of Oslo on February 29 and 1 March 2016. The conference will focus on analyzing and comparing the reform processes of the UN treaty bodies and of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) aiming at finding mutual learning experiences.
PluriCourts and the Centre of Excellence for International Courts (iCourts), University of Copenhagen are hosting a high-level summer school for PhD students working on international courts in their social and political context. We particularly welcome students who are writing up a PhD thesis that involves a strong focus on methodology.
This conference (Oslo, 25-26 August) aims to focus on the relationship, interactions and comparisons between the international trade and investment regimes in the context of adjudication of disputes. The deadline for submitting papers is 1 March 2016.
PluriCourts is happy to welcome our new coordinator in political science, Professor Daniel Naurin. Naurin comes from the University of Gothenburg and will lead the research on cross-cutting issues relating to the functions and effects of international courts.
International criminal tribunals have failed to live up to many of the optimistic expectations that were imposed upon them. An international conference will focus on the numerous challenges which international criminal tribunals face.
The conference will take place in Oslo on 29-30 August 2016. The deadline for submitting paper proposals is 29 February 2016. Read the full call for papers.
PluriCourts coordinator Christina Voigt is part of the Norwegian team at the climate negotiations in Paris. In the Norwegian TV programme Dagsnytt 18, she talked about the binding climate agreement which was concluded on 12 December 2015.
In August 2015, Associate Professor Gus Van Harten (Osgoode Law School) visited PluriCourts. The paper he worked on and presented during his visit is now published under the title "Investment Treaties and the Internal Vetting of Regulatory Proposals: A Case Study from Canada". Read the paper (SSRN).
PluriCourts director Geir Ulfstein and Norwegian Minister of Defence Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide discussed in the Norwegian TV programme Aktuelt a possible Norwegian participation in the coalition against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria. Ulfstein emphasized that there was no straightforward answer to the question whether such an intervention would be in line with public international law. Therefore, the full Norwegian Parliament should decide on all future activities.
Submit an abstract for the workshop on "Global Constitutionalism without Global Democracy" (Florence, 14-15 January 2016). The submission deadline is 15 December 2015. Read the full call here.