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Published Sep. 17, 2015 7:03 AM

From 21 September - 2 October, Professor Tania Voon (University of Melbourne) will strengthen the trade team at PluriCourts.

Published Sep. 12, 2015 2:31 PM

400 international law scholars and practitioners gathered in Oslo on 10-12 September to discuss the judicialization of international law. The webcasts and photos from the 11th ESIL Annual Conference are available online.

Published Sep. 7, 2015 9:21 AM

Three guests will contribute to our larger projects this week: Oran Young (University of California), Jeffrey Dunoff (Temple University) and Erik Voeten (Georgetown University).

UN climate negotiations in plenary
Published Sep. 1, 2015 10:47 AM

PhD Candidate Rosa Manzo cautions against too high hopes for the climate  negotiations in Paris in December. The world community struggles to reach an agreement on how to tackle climate change. It is yet unclear how strong the commitments will be, and whether it will be possible to sanction those who do not fulfil their climate goals?

Published Aug. 31, 2015 3:22 PM

Two new researchers will bolster the international criminal law research at PluriCourts. Joanna Nicholson and Kjersti Lohne will both contribute to the edited book The Legitimacy and Effectiveness of International Criminal Tribunals.

Published Aug. 24, 2015 9:18 AM

Professor Alec Stone Sweet (Yale Law School) will be at PluriCourts this week to participate in several seminars and workshops.

Published Aug. 14, 2015 9:13 AM

Svalbard has been a part of the Kingdom of Norway for 90 years. On this occasion, Thor Bjørn Arlov and PluriCourts director Geir Ulfstein published an op-ed in the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten. Read the full article (in Norwegian). 

Published Aug. 3, 2015 3:45 PM

Tarald Laudal Berge was interviewed by the Norwegian newspaper, Dagens Perspektiv,on his views regarding the negotiations of Norway's new draft model agreement.

Published July 23, 2015 11:29 AM

Two guest researchers join PluriCourts on 3 August: Andrew Mitchell (Melbourne University) and Gus Van Harten (York University, Canada).

Published July 13, 2015 1:23 PM

The next climate agreement will be adopted in December 2015. It should not uphold the current division between developed and developen countries' responsibilities for climate change. Economy and society have changed, calling for a new interpretation of equity, writes PhD Candidate Rosa Manzo. Read the entire blog post.

Published July 8, 2015 2:58 PM

MultiRights PhD candidate Nino Tsereteli successfully defended her PhD thesis. The topic was "Legal Validity and Legitimacy of the Pilot Judgment Procedure of the European Court of Human Rights".

Published July 3, 2015 11:33 AM

PluriCourts coordinator Ole Kristian Fauchald and co-director Andreas Føllesdal published an op-ed in the Norwegian newspaper Dagens Næringsliv. Read the full text (pdf., in Norwegian).

Published June 15, 2015 3:41 PM

"The states parties must have intended that the Convention should serve its purpose of protecting human rights under changing circumstances and developments in societal values", PluriCourts director Geir Ulfstein said at a conference organised by the European Court of Human Rights. View the video (starting at 02:30) or read the text of the presentation (SSRN).

Published June 5, 2015 11:39 AM

Submit a paper for the international symposium on ‘The Present and Future Role of Investment Treaty Arbitration in Adjudicating Environmental Disputes’ (Oslo, 5-6 November 2015). The submission deadline is 15 July 2015. Go to the symposium page or read the full call.

Published May 28, 2015 10:08 AM

PluriCourts coordinator Ole Kristian Fauchald was interviewed by the Norwegian newspaper Klassekampen. The Norwegian government's proposal for future investment agreements between Norway and other states may limit the Norwegian politicians' scope of action, he says.

Published May 22, 2015 9:48 AM

Directors of PluriCourts, Geir Ulfstein and Andreas Føllesdal disagree with the critics of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in Klassekampen. Read the article here (in Norwegian, pdf).

Published Apr. 16, 2015 10:31 AM

On 22 April, PluriCourts Coordinator Cecilia Bailliet took part in a panel debate on the topic "The Greatest Threat to World Peace – and what we need to know more about to face it". The event was organized by the Research School on Peace and Conflict, and took place at the University of Oslo Library. For more information, see the event page at PRIO's website.

Published Apr. 13, 2015 1:43 PM

Scholars are invited to submit paper proposals for the workshop "The European Court of Human Rights: Promoter or Predator of Democratic Transitions?", which takes place 19-20 September in Istanbul. The deadline for submitting an abstract is 1 August, and the deadline for submitting a full paper is 1 September.

Published Apr. 9, 2015 8:49 AM

Karen Alter's book The New Terrain of International Law received the American Society of International Law's highest award for a book published in 2014: The Certificate of Merit for a Preeminent Contribution to Creative Scholarship.

Published Mar. 23, 2015 2:50 PM

On 18 December 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) stunned the legal world by declaring that the Draft Agreement on the Accession of the EU to the European Convention on Human Rights was incompatible with the constituent treaties of the Union. In a newly published article, Stian Øby Johansen, PhD fellow at Centre for European Law, analyses one of the five separate grounds given for rejecting the Accession Agreement.

Published Mar. 10, 2015 2:15 PM

In an op-ed published in the Norwegian newspaper Morgenbladet, PluriCourts co-directors Geir Ulfstein and Andreas Føllesdal discuss the relationship between public international law and democratically elected national authorities.

Published Jan. 29, 2015 2:38 PM

28 and 29 January, Geir Ulfstein discussed human rights in connection to two current cases in Norway on the radio.

Published Jan. 28, 2015 11:46 AM

Shakira Bedoya Sanchez, Postdoctoral fellow at Pluricourts, shares her expereriences during a training on forensic anthropology in Guatemala city in a recent blog post on ALLEGRA - a Virtual Lab of Legal Anthropology.

Published Jan. 9, 2015 4:25 PM

Professor Ole Kristian Fauchald and Postdoctoral Fellow Daniel Behn of PluriCourts invite scholars to submit paper proposals papers for a roundtable discussion on measuring judicial responses to legitimacy crises that a number of international courts and tribunals have experienced in recent years, at the ESIL Conference, 10-12 September. The deadline for submitting a paper proposal is 25 January.

Published Jan. 8, 2015 2:20 PM

On October 27, 2014, Paul Mahoney, Judge on the European Court of Human Rights, held a speech on the Legacy of the Ryssdal Presidency of the European Court of Human rights (1985-1998).