Beyond State Consent to International Jurisdiction – From Courts to Law

The event will mark the closing of the research project State Consent to International Jurisdiction - Conferral, Modification and Termination

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The conference will be streamed as a webinar.  

Register to receive the link (deadline 12.00 AM 29 September)

Note that the schedule is based on Central European Summer Time. 

Thursday, 29 September

14:30 – 16:00 Unique aspects of the specific courts that impact States’ willingness to consent not only to jurisdiction but also to relevant law - Part I

- Professor Valerie Oosterveld (Western University’s Faculty of Law, Canada), “The Special Court for Sierra Leone, State Consent, and Gendered Crimes”

- Professor Gautam Mohanty (Jindal Global Law School, India) and Alexandros Bakos (City, University of London), “Reimagining State Consent Vis-à-vis Security Issues in Investor-State Dispute Settlement”

- Bin Zhao (Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law), “‘State Consent-Centered’ and ‘Common Interest-Centered’ Approaches: Reflection on the Relation between Jurisdictional Clause and Obligation Erga Omnes Partes”

- Professor Patrycja Grzebyk (University of Warsaw), “Protection of erga omnes norms in the International Court of Justice in case of the violator state’s lack of consent to the jurisdiction”

- Dr Rosana Garciandia (The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London), “Inter-state communications before regional human rights courts and United Nations treaty bodies: unique aspects influencing State consent”

Friday, 30 September

09:00 – 10:30 Jurisdiction, applicable law and interpreting consent

- Matina Papadaki (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens), “Of Trojan Horses and Open Gates: Jurisdiction and the Adjudication of the Use of Force in the ICJ”

- Kai-Chieh Chan (University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas), “General Principles of Law on Consent: From Myth to Reality”

- Máté Csernus (University of Amsterdam), “Interpreting Consent to Jurisdiction: The (Judge-Made) Law of Implicated Issues”

- Dr Chris Noonan (University of Auckland, New Zealand) and Dr Victoria Plekhanova (Massey University, New Zealand), “Swimming Against the Tide? The Central Role of International Arbitration of Tax Disputes in the Two Pillar Solution”

- Xiaotian Yu (University of Oxford), “How most-favoured-nation (MFN) treatment is construed by investment tribunals”

10:45 – 12:15 (Non-)Cooperation and State consent to jurisdiction and international law

- Anna Lena Hörze (University of Graz), “National watchdogs of international criminal justice? The role of national judicial institutions in promoting cooperation with and consent to the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court”

- Raphael Oidtmann (Mannheim Law School), “Strategic Spaces in International Justice – Manoeuvring the Law Between Courts and States”

- Samantha Marro-Bernadou (University of Bordeaux), “How the current war in Ukraine can urge States to consent to ICC jurisdiction and international criminal law more broadly”

- Dr Aloka Wanigasuriya (Newcastle Law School, University of Newcastle (Australia)), “Shrouding vice in virtue, a trojan horse in the international legal order?: Exploring Russian interpretations of international legal norms and its (dis)engagement with international judicial bodies”

- Assoicate Professor Anna Dolidze (Rabdan Academy, UAE and Georgian Institute for Public Affairs), “The “Silent” Reception of International Law: Explaining Russia’s Estrangement from International Courts”

13:30 – 15:00 Unique aspects of the specific courts that impact States’ willingness to consent not only to jurisdiction but also to relevant law – Part II

- Veronica Botticelli (University of Padua, Italy), "The multi-faceted nature of State consent to inter-State and individual complaint mechanisms enshrined in human rights treaties: evaluating the ‘compulsory-optional' jurisdiction dichotomy and its impact vis-à-vis States’ acceptance rate of substantial obligations"

- René Figueredo Corrales (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Paraguay), “Affirming Essential Human Rights of the American Peoples: The Inter-American Court of Human Rights in the Inter-American System for the Protection of Human Rights”

- Irene Miano (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies), “Inherent jurisdiction: a tool to trespass or protect State’s consent?”

- Dr Juliana Guerra (International Court of Justice), “The ICJ and the “narrow door” jurisdictional issue” - Erlend M. Leonhardsen (University of Oslo), “Manufacturing consent? Exploring the function of the plausibility test in provisional measures issued by the International Court of Justice”

Erlend M. Leonhardsen (University of Oslo), “Manufacturing consent? Exploring the function of the plausibility test in provisional measures issued by the International Court of Justice”

15:15 – 16:45 (Re)designing consent and international law reform

- Pablo Aponte (Universidad Externado de Colombia), Diana María Beltran Vargas (Universidad Externado de Colombia), Mariana Puentes Jaramillo (Universidad Externado de Colombia), Maria Alexandra Ortis (Universidad Externado de Colombia), “The Appellate Body Crisis: Consent Within the Dispute Settlement Body of the World Trade Organization”

- Dr Eduardo Jiménez Pineda (Universidad de Córdoba, Spain), “Redefining consent in International Law of the Sea. An analysis of the consent to international courts in the negotiations of the UNCLOS implementation agreement on Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ)”

- Dr Ksenia Polonskaya (Carleton University, Canada), “Reservations in International Law: The Roads Not Taken” - Dr Ke Song, “Navigating the State Consent through the Use of Voice Mechanism: Towards Coherent Jurisprudence of the ‘Mixed Disputes’ under UNCLOS Dispute Settlement Procedures”

- Dr Ke Song, “Navigating the State Consent through the Use of Voice Mechanism: Towards Coherent Jurisprudence of the ‘Mixed Disputes’ under UNCLOS Dispute Settlement Procedures”

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If you have any questions, please contact Hanna Jarstø Ervik

 

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