Unity or Fragmentation of International Law - the Role of International and National Tribunals


Conference program
The Conference program consists of four main sessions:
1. Methods of interpretation by international tribunals
2. Jurisdictional overlaps between international tribunals and compliance mechanisms
3. Dialogue or conflict between international tribunals and national courts
4. Interpretation and application of international law in national courts

A concept paper set out in more detail the background of and topics to be discussed during the Conference.

Conference venue
Soria Moria Conference Centre at Voksenkollveien 60. The hotel is just outside the city, in the woods on a hill overlooking Oslo called Holmenkollen (close to the Holmenkollen ski venue).

Getting there
Individual travel recommendations have been sent to registered participants and speakers by e-mail. On Thursday morning 14 May at 08.00, a bus transport is provided from the Faculty of Law (Karl Johans gate 47) to the conference site. You may also get there by metro from downtown Oslo (T-bane no. 1, destination Frognerseteren, leaving every 15 minutes) to Voksenkollen (a half hour trip). There is a fifteen minutes walk from Voksenkollen station to the Conference Centre.

Costs and registration
Registration is closed (the deadline was 2 March 2009). Additional registrations will not be accepted.

There is no conference fee, but the conference hotel will charge participants (not speakers) for meals and accommodation. Participants must also cover the own travel expenses.

The conference hotel offers three standard accommodation packages for conference participants:

  • Only meals (including two lunches and one dinner): NOK 1825
  • Meals and one night at the hotel (Thursday to Friday): NOK 2925
  • Meals and two nights at the hotel (Wednesday to Friday): NOK 4275

A special package is offered for participants who are affiliated with COST Action IS0602 International Law in Domestic Courts (120 euro).

Institutional affiliation of the Conference
The conference is organized as part of the International Tribunals Project at the Faculty of Law, University of Oslo, in cooperation with COST Action IS0602: International Law in Domestic Courts, chaired by the Amsterdam Center for International Law, University of Amsterdam. The second day of the Conference is also a Colloquium under the series of academic meetings linked to the project International Law in Domestic Courts (ILDC). The ILDC Online Service has been publicly accessible from Oxford University Press since January 2007.

Organisers are:

  • Andr√© Nollkaemper and Erika de Wet, Amsterdam
  • Ole Kristian Fauchald and Geir Ulfstein, Oslo

COST Action MC and WG meetings on 13 May
The COST Action MC and WG meetings scheduled for Wednesday 13 May 2009 (13.00-18.00) will be held at the University of Oslo in downtown Oslo, in the Domus Nova building at St Olavs plass 5 on the 5th floor. The building is close to the Hotel Stefan (the hotel where most COST participants will be staying until the morning of 14 May).  

Published Feb. 9, 2011 11:46 AM - Last modified Oct. 29, 2012 10:12 AM