Contested Sovereignty, International Courts and Transnational Constitutionalism

Two-day symposium on Svalbard discussing sovereignty and international courts with an emphasis on the Svalbard treaty and international law of the sea.

Monday September 6

9.00 – 11.30 Session 1: The maritime areas around Svalbard in comparative perspective

Tore Henriksen, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Moderator

Robin Churchill, University of Dundee [By Zoom]: “The application of the Svalbard Treaty offshore: A new approach to resolving the issue“

Irene Dahl, UiT The Arctic University of Norway: Norwegian regulation and judgments on snow crab

Erik J. Molenaar, Utrecht University: “Recent Developments on Arctic Cod”

Øystein R. Stikbakke, Lawyer Wikborg Rein [By Zoom]: Are Articles 2 and 3 of the Svalbard Treaty applicable to the FPZ and continental shelf? An analysis in light of Article 311 of UNCLOS and the South China Sea Arbitration

Comments:

Geir Ulfstein, University of Oslo

11.30 Session ends in time for some participants to join

12.00 – 12.45  Public event (in Norwegian): discussion of the book

Svalbardtraktaten 100 år - et jubileumsskrift ('The Svalbard Treaty 100 Year') (external link),

With editor Irene Dahl at ‘Kulturhuset’

12.00 Lunch

13.30 - 16.30 Session 2: International Courts

Morten Ruud, PluriCourts, Moderator

Pierre Bodeau-Livinec, Université Paris Nanterre: “The application of the Articles of State Responsibility by international courts and tribunals - 20 years after their adoption.”

Helene Ruiz Fabri, Max Planck Institute Luxembourg [By Zoom]: “Procedure and legitimacy of international courts and tribunals”

Helen Keller, University of Zürich [By Zoom, any time after 14.30]: “Climate Change at the ECtHR: Overcoming Procedural Hurdles in Transboundary Environmental Cases”

Andre Nollkaemper, University of Amsterdam: "The role of international courts in relation to climate change: complementarities and tensions between primary, secondary and tertiary rules of international law"

Comments:

Yuval Shany, Hebrew University: [By Zoom] 

Andreas Zimmermann, University of Potsdam

17.30 Reception hosted by the Governor of Svalbard, Lars Fause

19.00 Dinner at Gruvelageret

Tuesday September 7

9.00-11.30 Session 3: Transnational Constitutionalism

Lessons learned, contributions

Andreas Follesdal, PluriCourts, Moderator

Jan Klabbers, University of Helsinki: [By Zoom] "Constitutionalism as Theory"

Anne Peters, Max Planck Institute Heidelberg: [By Zoom] "International organisations as agents of constitutionalisation: From neoliberalism to post-colonialism"

Astrid Kjeldgaard-Pedersen, University of Copenhagen: “Shooting Sparrows with Cannons?: Global Constitutionalism and the International Legal Personality of the Individual”

Jeff Dunoff, Temple University, submits written draft: “Following Geir – Looking Up and Looking Ahead.”

Comments

Dan Bodansky, Arizona State University [By Zoom] 

11.30– 12.00 Concluding remarks


Geir Ulfstein

Astrid Kjeldgaard-Pedersen: Publication opportunities

12.00 – 12.30 Lunch

 

Published Aug. 31, 2021 1:43 PM - Last modified Sep. 2, 2021 10:17 AM