After almost six and half years of waiting, Professor Ole Kristian Fauchald has finally received an answer to his compliant on the lack of access to information from the government. The complaint, which has made its way through national and international bodies, points to great weaknesses in the right to information in public processes.
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A small group of highly influential “power brokers” regularly combine multiple roles in investment arbitration but the controversial practice – known as “double hatting” – is not widespread within the field, researchers at the University of Oslo have found.
In April more than 30 people were killed by a chemical weapon attack in Syria. Despite clear evidence that serious international crimes have been committed, and despite numerous calls to hold those responsible to account, the international criminal justice system seems, at present at least, to be impotent.
Professor Erik Røsæg will join PluriCourts as a researcher for a year.
Cambridge Academic Books has interviewed Professor Bailliet about the recently published book "The Legitimacy of International Criminal Tribunals."
Policy brief by research assistant Ester Strømmen on how gendered understandings are effecting judicial processes.
PluriCourts and the Council of Europe are co-organizing a brainstorming seminar in Strasbourg. It will form the starting point of an intergovernmental working group discussing which role international law plays for the use of the Convention.
June 26-30, 2017 iCourts (University of Copenhagen) and PluriCourts welcome all interested to a PhD Summer School on "International Law: Courts and Contexts" in Copenhagen.
What is Global Governance, where is it going, and what are the greatest challenges?
On Wednesday Nov. 2, NUPI stated that Norway will reap substantial benefits from the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiated by USA and EU. However, the report is hampered by poor methodology and low contextual understanding.
Postdoctoral Fellow Alain Zysset on the significance of the practice of the ECtHR for the normative theory of human rights.
Today, Nov. 4, 2016, the Paris Agreement enters into force at a record breaking speed - less than a year after it was adopted.
As a researcher on international courts and tribunals, Kjersti Lohne wanted to see what is going on in the Military Commissions at Guantanamo Bay. That turned out to be quite the challenge.
Professor Emeritus George C. Christie is visiting PluriCourts as a Fulbright’s Scholar. He joined PluriCourts in September 2016, and will stay until March 2017.
Op-ed by postdoctoral fellow Joanna Nicholson and Professor Jo Martin Stigen published in Aftenposten.
Professor Cecilia Bailliet on the legacy of the Nuremberg Tribunals.
A shortened Norwegian translation of this article was published as an op-ed in Dagens Næringsliv Oct. 1, 2016.
PluriCourts is pleased to welcome four new postdoctoral fellows.
Researcher Kjersti Lohne has published an op-ed in Aftenposten following her field work at the Guantanamo Bay Military Tribunals this summer.
Postdoctoral Fellow Amrei Müller's project on how judicial dialogues - how courts interact - is featured on Science Nordic.
PluriCourts had the pleasure of welcoming his Honor Georges Abi-Saab to Oslo. In conversation with Cecilia Bailliet, his Honor weighed in on the evolution of international law.
PluriCourts Director and Co-Director, Geir Ulfstein and Andreas Føllesdal, have today published separate op-eds in Norway's largest daily, Aftenposten.
PluriCourts' Scientific Advisory Committee gets two new members as Karen Alter and Thomas Pogge step down. Beth Simmons takes over after Alter as the new chair of the committee and John Tasioulas takes up the last seat on the committee.
With its new, unique databases, the investment team at PluriCourts has contributed to establishing the centre as a hub for empirical legal research on investment treaty arbitration – and is shining some empirical light on the contested issue of investment treaties.
With the increasing diffusion of investment agreements, investment treaty arbitration has become a major avenue for investors seeking protection of their investments against state acts. But this is not dispute settlement on the cheap, says professor Ole Kristian Fauchald.