One does not need to look beyond the borders of Europe to see that there are many contemporary challenges for international humanitarian law (IHL) today.
Highlighting developments in ongoing armed conflicts, the lecture first gives a brief overview of contemporary challenges for IHL. It then offers a more detailed analysis of three major legal challenges: a) questions of targeting and detention of persons in non-international armed conflicts, b) new technologies used in warfare, and c) securing civilian access to humanitarian assistance.
Each of these particular challenges is discussed also in relation the broader challenges for IHL to establish an effective relationship with other bodies of international law (primarily international human rights law); and to regulate armed conflicts that involve evermore non-state actors and become ever more asymmetric.
The trial lecture is 45 minutes and then 15 minutes for questions and answers.
Joanna Nicholson ved Norsk senter for menneskerettigheter avholder prøveforelesning over oppgitt emne: "The relationship between international criminal law and international humanitarian Law".
Joanna Nicholson ved Norsk senter for menneskerettigheter vil forsvare sin avhandling for graden Ph.d. "Fighters as Victims in International Criminal Law"
The Oslo Coalition on Freedom of Religion or Belief welcomes participants to a launch seminar for the report “Keeping the Faith: A Study of Freedom of Thought, Conscience and Religion in ASEAN”.
The report has been carried out by the Human Rights Resource Centre (HRRC), a non- profit academic centre headquatered at the University of Indonesia in Jakarta, with support from The Norwegian Embassy in Indonesia.
The launch seminar is free and open for all. A light lunch will be served from 12.30-13.00. Please RSVP here
Since the end of World War II the number of positive international legal norms governing the conduct of individuals has grown exponentially. Issues ranging from investment protection to criminal liability that used to fall within the exclusive domain of domestic law are now widely subject to international regulation. The dramatically changed role of individuals (and other non-state actors) on the international plane has lead scholars to suggest that the international legal system has undergone a structural transformation. International law, so the popular narrative goes, was once reserved for states only, but now embraces all kinds of entities - even the individual. In her trial lecture, Astrid Kjeldgaard-Pedersen will critically examine how this 'new' system of international law impacts the field of international humanitarian law today?
Marit Lommundal Sæther
Convenors: Inga Bostad and Claudio Corradetti
Palestine surprised the international community when it, on the last day of 2014, submitted a membership application to the ICC. Palestinian membership to the ICC has long been regarded as the "nuclear option" in relations between Israel and Palestine, as it could lead to the prosecution of both Palestinian and Israeli leaders for war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Convenors: Inga Bostad and Claudio Corradetti
After the Paris terror attack in January 2015, some Norwegian political parties, media outlets, and NGO’s have argued that public discourse needs an ethics in order to both provide free speech and avoid blasphemy.
In contrast, many have criticized such an approach to democratic opinion- and will-formation for implying the opposite, namely the undermining of free speech as well as uncertainty regards to the role of blasphemy. Still, is it possible to develop a political ethics, that is, a standard that is related to certain norms of civility, against which we can judge our public use of free speech? By Odin Lysaker, Associate Professor, University of Agder. Comments: Dr. juris Anine Kierulf.
Seminaret arrangeres i samarbeid med Forskningsmiljøet Norsk sakprosa
Presentation by Bernt Hagtvet
Bernt Hagtvet is one of the editors of the book "Folkemordenes svarte bok" ("The black book of genocides"), which was published in a new edition in the spring. The book tells the stories of genocides and mass atrocities in the 20th Century up to the present, with the aim of increasing our understanding of these crimes. In this Monday seminar, Hagtvet will present some of the key findings and conclusions of the book. Gentian Zyberi and Kjetil Mujezinovic Larsen will give prepared comments, and there will be time for a general discussion. The seminar will be held in English.
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