Two New Large Research Projects at PluriCourts

PluriCourts researchers have succeeded in attracting funding from the Research Council of Norway for two four-year research projects.

Professor Ole Kristian Fauchald received funding for the project “Responses to the 'legitimacy crisis' of international investment law”. The project is funded under the Free Project Support (FRIPRO) Researcher Projects scheme by the RCN. Other researchers involved in the application include Daniel Behn, Malcolm Langford, Taylor St John, Tarald L. Berge, Maxim Usynin, Laura Letourneau-Tremblay, Tori Loven Kirkebø and Szilárd Gáspár-Szilágyi.

The project will contribute to PluriCourts’ research on investor-State dispute settlement, environmental disputes and best practices for international adjudication.

Professor Freya Baetens was successful under the FRIPRO Young Research Talents scheme. Her project, “State Consent to International Jurisdiction:Conferral, Modification and Termination”, will gather a team of PhD candidates in Oslo. Her truly cross-cutting and comparative project will examine a host of international courts, and contribute to PluriCourts’ research on the multilevel separation of authority in international adjudication.

The FRIPRO call is highly competitive, with an average success rate of 5-10%.


- We would again like to thank all colleagues who applied to the FRIPRO grants, and today we especially congratulate Ole Kristian, Freya and all involved in the process, Daniel, Malcolm, Taylor, Tarald, Laura, Maxim, Tori, Szilárd, Stephanie and Marit, for their success and look forward to hosting the projects at PluriCourts, directors Andreas Føllesdal and Geir Ulfstein say.

Tags: Investment, Performance, ICJ, ITLOS, Legitimacy, Environment, Comparative advantages, Criminal law, Human Rights
Published Nov. 30, 2017 11:16 AM - Last modified Oct. 28, 2020 9:59 AM