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PluriCourts and the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights welcome you to the book launch of “Promoting Peace Through International Law”, edited by Professors Cecilia Marcela Bailliet and Kjetil Mujezinovic Larsen.
In his article "Del av problemet, og del av løsningen: Den europeiske menneskerettighetsdomstolen og demokratisk selvstyre", PluriCourts director Andreas Føllesdal assesses the judicialisation process by the European Court of Human Rights. The text is part of the book Det norske demokratiet i det 21. århundre edited by Harald Baldersheim and Øyvind Østerud (Fagbokforlaget, 2014, pp. 81-90). Read the full text (in Norwegian, pdf).
How can we ensure a comprehensive teaching of the right to peace that shows the normative basis of the right to peace as well as the potential for implementation?
By Stian Oby Johansen, PhD Fellow, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, University of Oslo
In this MultiRights Seminar Morten Ruud will talk about the reform process that is currently underway in the follow-up of the Brighton Declaration of 2012. He will focus on the enforcement system under the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), its challenges and need for reform.
On 18 December 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union found the Draft Agreement on the European Union's Accession to the ECHR to be incompatible with EU Law. In this seminar Stian Øby Johansen provides an analysis of the judgment and its consequences.
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.