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"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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
28 and 29 January, Geir Ulfstein discussed human rights in connection to two current cases in Norway on the radio.
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.
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.
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).
The University of Oslo's online magazine Uniforum published an article about the successful return to the refurbished PluriCourts premises in Domus Nova.
In a recent op-ed in the Norwegian daily Aftenposten, PluriCourts Director Andreas Føllesdal, argues that dual citizenship does not threaten Norwegian interests and that Norway should remove the prohibition on dual citizenship.
On 27 October PluriCouts organized a memorial seminar in honour of the first, and so far only, Norwegian President of the European Court of Human Rights. Tore Schei and Paul Mahoney were two of the distinguished speakers at the seminar. You can read their contributions here.
In his blog post, PluriCourts postdoc Matthew Saul analyses the recent vote by the UK Parliament on the UK government's motion on air strikes in Iraq against ISIL.
The 11th European Society for International Law (ESIL) Annual Conference 2015 will be held in Oslo 10-12 September. The organizing committee now invites scholars to send proposals for papers as well as panels of speakers for a single agora.
The Faculty of Law has announced 6 PhD positions in legal research. PluriCourts encourages academics with an interest in international courts and tribunals to apply for the positions offered at the Faculty of Law.
Geir Ulfstein has written an introduction to international law before and during war for the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) website Hvor hender det? and their series on foreign policy issues (Hvor hender det?, No. 28/2014).
Marking the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Democracy Programme at the University of Oslo will conduct a workshop on topics related to democracy at Humbolt University on 10-11 November 2014.
Professor Geir Ulfstein discusses the legal dilemmas related to the recent Norwegian decision to participate in the military operation against the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq in a recent op-ed in Norwegian daily Aftenposten. What does this mean when the US-led coalition is now also bombing Syria?
On 8 September 2014, Judge Helen Keller was interviewed by Professor Geir Ulfstein on her reflections as a Judge at the European Court of Human Rights.
PluriCourts coordinator Cecilia Bailliet will be one of the speakers at the University of Oslo's Saturday lectures series on the Norwegian Constitution on 4 October.