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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. 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 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 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.

Published Sep. 22, 2015 8:54 AM

PluriCourts Director Geir Ulfstein published a response to a current debate about the lessons learned from the military intervention in Libya in the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten. He states that the public and political discussions lack focus on the international law aspects of the use of force. This weakens the authority of international law and the UN Security Council. Read the op-ed (in Norwegian).

UN climate negotiations in plenary
Published Sep. 1, 2015 10:47 AM

PhD Candidate Rosa Manzo cautions against too high hopes for the climate  negotiations in Paris in December. The world community struggles to reach an agreement on how to tackle climate change. It is yet unclear how strong the commitments will be, and whether it will be possible to sanction those who do not fulfil their climate goals?