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.
In his blog post, PluriCourts postdoc Matthew Saulanalyses the recent vote by the UK Parliament on the UK government's motion on air strikes in Iraq against ISIL.
The 11th European Society for International Law (ESIL) Annual Conference 2015 will be held in Oslo 10-12 September. The organizing committee now invites scholars to send proposals for papers as well as panels of speakers for a single agora.
The Faculty of Law has announced 6 PhD positions in legal research. PluriCourts encourages academics with an interest in international courts and tribunals to apply for the positions offered at the Faculty of Law.
Geir Ulfstein has written an introduction to international law before and during war for the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) website Hvor hender det? and their series on foreign policy issues (Hvor hender det?, No. 28/2014).
Marking the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Democracy Programme at the University of Oslo will conduct a workshop on topics related to democracy at Humbolt University on 10-11 November 2014.
Professor Geir Ulfstein discusses the legal dilemmas related to the recent Norwegian decision to participate in the military operation against the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq in a recent op-ed in Norwegian daily Aftenposten. What does this mean when the US-led coalition is now also bombing Syria?
On 8 September 2014, Judge Helen Keller was interviewed by Professor Geir Ulfstein on her reflections as a Judge at the European Court of Human Rights.
PluriCourts coordinator Cecilia Bailliet will be one of the speakers at the University of Oslo's Saturday lectures series on the Norwegian Constitution on 4 October.
What does it take to have a successful career as a researcher? The university newspaper Uniforum attended our seminar Flourishing while Publishing and found some answers.
There are many claiming that Israel has broken international law by its actions in Gaza. However, focus has so far only been on violations of international humanitarian law (jus in bello). In this new blogpost at the blog Just Security, professor Geir Ulfstein argues that we need also to examine breaches of restrictions following from the right of self-defence (jus ad bellum).
With more than 1800 Palestinians killed in the conflict in Gaza, professor Geir Ulfstein discusses where the limits to the right to self defence go in international law in an op-ed in today's edition of Klassekampen.
PluriCourts Deputy Director Geir Ulfstein comments on the recent ruling by the European Court of Human Rights to uphold the French ban on the use of the full-face veil in an op-ed in Norwegian daily Aftenposten.
Laurence R. Helfer, professor of Law at Duke University, published his comments held at the MultiRights annual conference 2014. The conference dealt with the long.term future of the European Court of Human Rights and was organised under the auspices of the Council of Europe.
The Council of Europe published all speeches of the MultiRights annual conference 2014. The Council's intergovernmental group of reform will use these proceedings in its future work on the future of the human rights court.
A conference arranged by PluriCourts and MultiRights under the auspices of the Council of Europe took place on 7-8 April 2014 in Oslo where judges, governmental experts and scholars were invited to discuss the reform process of the European Court of Human Rights.
International environmental law, a relatively new research field challenges the traditional legal way of thinking, and demands an interdisciplinary orientation.
PluriCourts' annual report for 2013 has now been published. The report gives an insight into the activities at the centre during PluriCourts' first year. You can read the full report at our website (pdf).
On 27 February, a team of lawyers defensing one of the Guantanamo detainees visited PluriCourts for general advise on how to apply international law in the ongoing trials.
The defense team met with a number of experts on international law for a fuitful discussion.
Read more about this in Uniforum (the article is in Norwegian only)
Marking the International Women's Day, Sofie A.E. Høgestøl, PhD Candidate, wrote an op-ed article on women's rights in Saudi Arabia.
Geir Ulfstein comments the situation in Ukraine and the ongoing conflict with Russia in the light of international law. Who has the law on their side?
PluriCourts research fellow Sofie Høgestøl received a 44 000 NOK grant from the Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund to finance her field work in Sierra Leone.
The Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas (UiO), MultiRights: The Legitimacy of Multi-Level Human Rights Judiciary, PluriCourts: Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order (UiO), and the Norwegian Kant Society organise a summeer course on Human Rights, International Law, and Cosmopolitanism (HIC)