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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.
Professor James Nickel (University of Miami) visits PluriCourts on 28 September - 2 October 2015. He is one of five permanent PluriCourts Research Fellows and contributes substantively to the research under the MultiRights project.
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".
"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).
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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?'
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.
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.
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.
Andreas Føllesdal is participating in a debat on the principles and the spirit of the Norwegian Constitution in Aftenposten.
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.
The Faculty of Law at the University of Oslo announces two PhD fellowships in law, inter alia for affiliation with PluriCourts.
Helen Keller and Geir Ulfstein (Head of the MultiRights' Legal Research Team) have edited the first volume of the prestigious Cambridge University Press new series Studies on Human Rights Conventions.
The Burgen Scholarships is awarded by the Academy of Europe - Academia Europaea- to early stage scholars at the post-doctoral level who show great potential in their respective fields.
Føllesdal and Hix' article "Whay there is a Democratic Deficit in the EU: A Response to Majone and Moravcsik" was chosen by the readership of Journal of Common Market Studies (JCMS)
The MultiRights project is offering two new positions for Postdoctoral research fellows with a duration of 3 years each. One of the positions is in Philosophy/Political Theory, and the other one is in Law.
- Prosjektet skal undersøke legitimiteten til menneskerettighetsdomstoler og liknende organer på flere nivåer - særlig nasjonalt, europeisk og internasjonalt, sier Andreas Føllesdal.
SMR-professoren leder prosjektet The Legitimacy of Multi-level Human Rights Judiciary i nært faglig samarbeid med professor Geir Ulfstein. Prosjektet har mottatt nærmere 2,5 millioner euro i Advanced Grant fra Det europeiske forskningsrådet.