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Published Mar. 3, 2016 4:33 PM

Registration is now open for 14th Colloquium of the  IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, hosted by Pluricourts in Oslo, 20-24 June, 2016. The colloquium's theme is "The Environment in Court". To the registration.

Published Mar. 2, 2016 6:10 PM

In a series of three articles in Swedish daily Göteborgs-Posten, PluriCourts coordinator Daniel Naurin examines the present state and future of the European Union. The third article was published on 2 March.

Published Feb. 26, 2016 12:29 PM

Professor Geir Ulfstein has written an op-ed published in today's edition of Dagens næringsliv. The op-ed, with the title "international law is a legal system, not merely politics" [Folkeretten er et rettssystem, ikke bare politikk], is a reply to an op-ed by professor Janne Haaland Matlary published on 24 February.

Published Feb. 25, 2016 12:13 PM

Norwegian Supreme Court judge Wenche Elizabeth Arntzen has been appointed as the newest member of PluriCourts' Scientific Advisory Committee.

Published Feb. 25, 2016 11:11 AM

In a series of three articles in Swedish daily Göteborgs-Posten, PluriCourts coordinator Daniel Naurin examines the present state and future of the European Union. The second article was published on 24 February.

Published Feb. 15, 2016 1:20 PM

PluriCourts coordinator Daniel Naurin has been interviewed by the Swedish radio channel P1 and the show "Godmorgon Världen" [Good morning, World] on the future of the European Union in light of the refugee crisis. You can listen to the programme at the broadcaster's webpage.

Published Feb. 11, 2016 3:34 PM

Call for papers for the workshop ‘Courts and Public Reason in Global Public Law’ in Berlin, July 2016. The workshop will focus on ideals of public reason and public justification in relation to domestic and international courts and tribunals. Deadline for submission is April 1.

Published Feb. 8, 2016 2:25 PM

In a series of three articles in Swedish daily Göteborgs-Posten, PluriCourts coordinator Daniel Naurin examines the present state and future of the European Union. The first article was published on 7 February.

Published Feb. 8, 2016 1:23 PM

PluriCourts' director Geir Ulfstein commented on the recent report by the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (UNWGAD) on the Julian Assange case on Norwegian Public Broadcaster NRK programme Dagsnytt atten on Friday 5 February.

Published Jan. 27, 2016 12:17 PM

The concluding conference of the MultiRights project will take place at the University of Oslo on February 29 and 1 March 2016. The conference will focus on analyzing and comparing the reform processes of the UN treaty bodies and of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) aiming at finding mutual learning experiences.

Published Jan. 11, 2016 9:00 AM

PluriCourts and the Centre of Excellence for International Courts (iCourts), University of Copenhagen are hosting a high-level summer school for PhD students working on international courts in their social and political context. We particularly welcome students who are writing up a PhD thesis that involves a strong focus on methodology.  

Published Jan. 8, 2016 12:46 PM

This conference (Oslo, 25-26 August) aims to focus on the relationship, interactions and comparisons between the international trade and investment regimes in the context of adjudication of disputes. The deadline for submitting papers is 1 March 2016.

Published Jan. 1, 2016 12:00 AM

PluriCourts is happy to welcome our new coordinator in political science, Professor Daniel Naurin. Naurin comes from the University of Gothenburg and will lead the research on cross-cutting issues relating to the functions and effects of international courts.

Published Dec. 18, 2015 11:56 AM

International criminal tribunals have failed to live up to many of the optimistic expectations that were imposed upon them. An international conference will focus on the numerous challenges which international criminal tribunals face.

The conference will take place in Oslo on 29-30 August 2016. The deadline for submitting paper proposals is 29 February 2016. Read the full call for papers.

Published Dec. 15, 2015 7:34 AM

PluriCourts coordinator Christina Voigt is part of the Norwegian team at the climate negotiations in Paris. In the Norwegian TV programme Dagsnytt 18, she talked about the binding climate agreement which was concluded on 12 December 2015.

Published Dec. 14, 2015 8:49 AM

In August 2015, Associate Professor Gus Van Harten (Osgoode Law School) visited PluriCourts. The paper he worked on and presented during his visit is now published under the title "Investment Treaties and the Internal Vetting of Regulatory Proposals: A Case Study from Canada". Read the paper (SSRN).

Published Dec. 9, 2015 3:42 PM

PluriCourts director Geir Ulfstein and Norwegian Minister of Defence Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide discussed in the Norwegian TV programme Aktuelt a possible Norwegian participation in the coalition against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria. Ulfstein emphasized that there was no straightforward answer to the question whether such an intervention would be in line with public international law. Therefore, the full Norwegian Parliament should decide on all future activities.

Published Dec. 4, 2015 12:24 PM

Submit an abstract for the workshop  on "Global Constitutionalism without Global Democracy" (Florence, 14-15 January 2016). The submission deadline is 15 December 2015. Read the full call here.

Published Dec. 4, 2015 11:06 AM

In an article published by the Norwegian broadcasting agency NRK, PluriCourts coordinator Cecilia Bailliet criticizes the new practice relating to the border control at the Norwegian-Russian border. Read the article (in Norwegian).

Published Nov. 24, 2015 1:59 PM

The Executive Council of the International Law Association (ILA) has appointed PluriCourts Director Geir Ulfstein as co-chair (with Professor Photini Pazartzis) of the "Study Group on Content and Evolution of the Rules of Interpretation of International Law". The group will identify the most important questions for further research and discussion by the ILA, and come to some preliminary conclusions.

Published Nov. 23, 2015 11:12 AM

In this opt-ed, PluriCourts Director, Geir Ulfstein, discusses whether it would be legal to bomb IS in Syria after the terrorist attack in Paris. Read the full article (in Norwegian). 

Published Nov. 12, 2015 1:48 PM

The International Criminal Law group at PluriCourts regularly provides updates on news related to international criminal tribunals which will be presented here. Here is the first update.

Photo credit: David Tett
Published Nov. 4, 2015 5:03 PM

Students from the Law Faculty at the University of Oslo have won a prize for “Best Damages Aspect” at an international Moot Court Competition in London.

Published Oct. 23, 2015 12:52 PM

PluriCourts coordinator Cecilia Bailliet features in the Norwegian newspaper Klassekampen. She claims that the requirement for refugees to have a police certificate from their country of origin in order to get a work permit leads to a discrimination. Read the full article (pdf, in Norwegian).

Published Oct. 22, 2015 3:20 PM

On 29 October – 1 November 2015, a team of students will take part in a moot court at King’s College in London. They will compete with over 50 other teams from all over the world to solve a case on foreign investments in solar energy in Europe – and their work may impact the solution of ongoing  real-life investment disputes.