2014

Published Dec. 5, 2014 2:28 PM

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.

Published Oct. 17, 2014 9:32 AM

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.

Published Oct. 14, 2014 3:13 PM

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.

Published Oct. 6, 2014 8:56 AM

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.

Published Sep. 30, 2014 10:01 AM

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?

Published Aug. 14, 2014 9:25 AM

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).

You can read the full blog post through this link.

Published Mar. 17, 2014 4:06 PM

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)