As the research project State Consent to International Jurisdiction comes to an end, we invite paper proposals that scrutinise State consent to international law more broadly. The submission deadline is 25 August and the tentative workshop dates are 29 - 30 September (online).
On 16 June 2022, Master of Law Nicola Claire Strain held a trial lecture and successfully defended her thesis “Jurisdiction and Applicable Law in Investor-State and WTO Dispute Settlement. Comparing Consent and Inconsistency in the Application of Other International Law”.
On 1 April 2022, Juris Doctorate Emma Hynes Brandon held a trial lecture and defended her thesis on non-member states’ obligation to cooperate with the International Criminal Court (ICC) and three regional human rights courts.
20. December, Professor Freya Baetens gave a well-attended virtual lecture on the protection of global public goods at the International Law Forum of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
In her recently submitted PhD thesis, Emma Brandon investigates state’s obligations to cooperate with the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the regional human rights courts, even when they are not members of these courts.
Discussion on how diversity - or lack of diversity - among international judges may influence courts' opinions and their legitimacy
At the annual expert meeting, the team presented three draft papers, and invited comments from participating experts. Experts invited from around the world gave the team valuable feedback on ongoing projects.
In a new book on ‘Identity and Diversity on the International Bench’, Freya Baetens investigates the impact of the overrepresentation of judges from certain backgrounds on the legitimacy of international courts and tribunals.
Freya Baetens, Nicola Strain and Emma Brandon presented updates on their research at the PluriCourts annual conference on 24 to 25 June.
On 3 February 2020, Emma Brandon and Nicola Strain both completed their midway assessments as part of the formal requirements for progressing in the PhD program at the Faculty of Law at the University of Oslo.
PhD candidate Nicola Claire Strain at the PluriCourts Centre is presenting her doctoral project "Consent to the Jurisdiction and Applicable Law of the WTO and Investor-State Dispute Settlement Mechanisms". The midway assessment will take place in 3 February 1 PM - 3 PM in Domus Juridica, room 8113.
PhD candidate Emma Brandon at the PluriCourts Centre is presenting her doctoral project “Holding Signatories to Account: States' Obligations Upon Signing a Treaty Granting Jurisdiction to an International Criminal or Human Rights Tribunal”. The midway assessment will take place February 3 10 AM - 12 PM in Domus Juridica, room 8113.
On 11 October 2019, Freya Baetens will participate in a research seminar at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence on the theme of the assault on international adjudication and the limits of withdrawal.
On 2 October 2019, Freya Baetens served on the doctoral committee examining the thesis of Mr. Clement Marquet, entitled «Le consentement étatique à la compétence des juridictions internationales», completed under the supervision of Professeur Makane Moïse Mbengue at the University of Geneva.
Freya Baetens will participate in the pre-conference workshop Interest Group on International Economic Law: Challenges to the Governance of the Global Economy: Dispute Settlement in the WTO and International Investment Law held prior to the ESIL Annual Conference 2019.
On 21 June 2019, the first Expert Meeting of the State Consent to International Jurisdiction will take place in Geneva, in cooperation with the Geneva Center for International Dispute Settlement (CIDS).
At the end of May, Nicola Strain presented her paper titled "The Murky Waters of Jurisdiction and Applicable Law in International Economic Disputes" at the 8th SIEL PEPA Conference at King's College, London.
The State Consent to International Jurisdiction (SCIJ) project started one year ago. Below we present a brief overview of what we have accomplished so far, and our plans for the near future.