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Published Aug. 14, 2014 9:25 AM

There are many claiming that Israel has broken international law by its actions in Gaza. However, focus has so far only been on violations of international humanitarian law (jus in bello). In this new blogpost at the blog Just Security, professor Geir Ulfstein argues that we need also to examine breaches of restrictions following from the right of self-defence (jus ad bellum).

You can read the full blog post through this link.

Published Aug. 8, 2014 2:07 PM

With more than 1800 Palestinians killed in the conflict in Gaza, professor Geir Ulfstein discusses where the limits to the right to self defence go in international law in an op-ed in today's edition of Klassekampen.

Published Aug. 7, 2014 2:19 PM

PluriCourts Deputy Director Geir Ulfstein comments on the recent ruling by the European Court of Human Rights to uphold the French ban on the use of the full-face veil in an op-ed in Norwegian daily Aftenposten.

Published June 25, 2014 4:33 PM

Laurence R. Helfer, professor of Law at Duke University, published his comments held at the MultiRights annual conference 2014. The conference dealt with the long.term future of the European Court of Human Rights and was organised under the auspices of the Council of Europe.

Judge Helen Keller speaks during Session III on the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights.
Published May 9, 2014 11:44 AM

The Council of Europe published all speeches of the MultiRights annual conference 2014. The Council's intergovernmental group of reform will use these proceedings in its future work on the future of the human rights court.

Published Apr. 24, 2014 4:19 PM

A conference arranged by PluriCourts and MultiRights under the auspices of the Council of Europe took place on 7-8 April 2014 in Oslo where judges, governmental experts and scholars were invited to discuss the reform process of the European Court of Human Rights.

Published Apr. 4, 2014 1:47 PM

International environmental law, a relatively new research field challenges the traditional legal way of thinking, and demands an interdisciplinary orientation.

Published Apr. 4, 2014 10:30 AM

PluriCourts' annual report for 2013 has now been published. The report gives an insight into the activities at the centre during PluriCourts' first year. You can read the full report at our website (pdf).

Published Apr. 1, 2014 10:09 AM

Andreas Føllesdal and Geir Ulfstein were invited to the radio programme Verdibørsen to discuss the PluriCourts project.

Published Mar. 27, 2014 11:27 AM

In a commentary in Dagens Næringsliv, PluriCourts Director Andreas Føllesdal argues that the Ethics Council of the Norwegian Pension Fund should not be subordinated to the Bank of Norway. Read the entire commentary (pdf, Norwegian).

Published Mar. 17, 2014 4:06 PM

On 27 February, a team of lawyers defensing one of the Guantanamo detainees visited PluriCourts for general advise on how to apply international law in the ongoing trials.

The defense team met with a number of experts on international law for a fuitful discussion.

Read more about this in Uniforum (the article is in Norwegian only)

Published Mar. 14, 2014 11:14 AM

Marking the International Women's Day, Sofie A.E. Høgestøl, PhD Candidate, wrote an op-ed article on women's rights in Saudi Arabia.

Published Mar. 11, 2014 1:12 PM

Geir Ulfstein comments the situation in Ukraine and the ongoing conflict with Russia in the light of international law. Who has the law on their side?

Published Feb. 5, 2014 2:05 PM

PluriCourts research fellow Sofie Høgestøl received a 44 000 NOK grant from the Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund to finance her field work in Sierra Leone.

Published Jan. 27, 2014 10:57 AM

The Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas (UiO), MultiRights: The Legitimacy of Multi-Level Human Rights Judiciary, PluriCourts: Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order (UiO), and the Norwegian Kant Society organise a summeer course on Human Rights, International Law, and Cosmopolitanism (HIC)

Published Jan. 27, 2014 10:22 AM

MultiRights' principal investigator, Andreas Føllesdal, is one of the four experts responding to Professor Chris Amstrongs' arguments on 'Just how good are national claims to the great wealth contained in SWFs in the first place?'

Published Jan. 23, 2014 4:05 PM

Det ville være dramatisk om Norge kuttet forbindelsen til Den europeiske menneskerettsdomstolen. En replikk til Bjørgulv Braanen.

Published Jan. 14, 2014 2:11 PM

Conference at iCourts, University of Copenhagen, 11-12 September 2014.

Deadline for paper submission: 1 March 2014.

Published Jan. 13, 2014 3:05 PM
Published Oct. 21, 2013 9:09 AM

Andreas Føllesdal and Geir Ulfstein were interviewed in the latest newsletter of the Centre for Advance Study (CAS) at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. A research project that began with a one-year research stay at CAS has now become PluriCourts - a Norwegian Centre of Excellence.

Published Aug. 15, 2013 9:54 AM

Anne Hellum and Henriette Sinding Aasen have edited one more volume of the prestigious Cambridge University Press new series Studies on Human Rights Conventions: Women's Human Rights: CEDAW in International, Regional and National Law. 

Published June 3, 2013 5:59 PM

The PhD project will be linked to the Centre of Excellence PluriCourts. The primary research objective of PluriCourts is to analyse and assess the legitimate current and future roles of the international courts and tribunals in the international and domestic order.

Published May 27, 2013 3:03 PM

Andreas Følledal, Birgit Peters and Geir Ulfstein (members of the MultiRights' team)  have edited one more volume of the prestigious Cambridge University Press new series Studies on Human Rights Conventions: Constituting Europe: The European Court of Human Rights in a National, European and Global Context. 

Published Feb. 18, 2013 11:41 AM

Andreas Føllesdal is participating in a debat on the principles and the spirit of the Norwegian Constitution in Aftenposten.

Published Jan. 25, 2013 11:32 AM

Post doctoral MultiRights Fellow Reidar Maliks will teach a course in international political philosophy with emphasis in human rights (Fordypning - Etikk og praktisk filosofi) beginning on 28 January.