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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.
The Centre of Excellence for International Courts (iCourts) and PluriCourts are hosting a high-level summer school for PhD students working on international law and with a special interest in interdisciplinary studies of international law and its social and political context.
We particularly welcome students and scholars who are writing up a PhD thesis that involves an interdisciplinary study of one or more international courts.
What motivates states to ratify international human rights treaties remains an unanswered question in political science. In this seminar Hubert Smekal and Janovský Jozef provide for a new systematic examination of the commitment practices in two post-communist countries: the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
In this seminar Johan Karlsson Schaffer offers a different political-practical conception of human rights. He assumes that human rights are chiefly enforced and implemented through domestic, rather than international political action. This is because they empower individuals and groups to challenge governmental authority.
In this seminar Claudio Corradetti will contribute to the debate on the fragmentation of international Law and further his ideas on cosmopolitanism through courts.
This conference will address key aspects of the possible swing-back effect from judicial dialogues to the international legal order.
By Laura Letourneau-Tremblay, Research Assistant, PluriCourts
This colloquium will bring together judges and academics to discuss lessons learned concerning the role of the judiciary in protecting constitutionalism and human rights.
How and why do domestic actors use international Courts to advance or restrain sexual and reproductive rights? How can we study the phenomenon of legal mobilisation on a global, regional and national basis? These and other questions will be discussed at a two-day workshop in Boston.
PluriCourts, together with University of Copenhagen Centre of Excellence for International Courts – iCourts, is organizing a combined workshop and PhD course on the Legitimacy of International Courts and Tribunals.
In this article, PluriCourts Director Andreas Føllesdal discusses what the foundations for a shared European Identity should be.
At the seminar Andreas Føllesdal presents his paper looking at how elements of the ECtHR and its practices actually contribute to ‘transitional justice’ – helping to move states toward more stable and just legal and political order.
Matthew Saul will present a paper that addresses how the processes of national parliaments feature in the practice of the ECtHR.
In the late 1940s and early 1950s, Norwegian politicians and civil servants regarded human rights as norms that could form the basis of inter-state legal obligations, but not as rules that were to be enforced by a supranational court.
To honor the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Center for International and Comparative Law (CICL), the University of Baltimore School of Law, in conjunction with PluriCourts, will bring together renowned scholars for a symposium on legitimacy and international courts.
By Stian Oby Johansen, PhD Fellow, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, University of Oslo