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Calender spring 2019

The Authority of Global Law”, in cooperation with the subject jurisprudence and within the framework of the research project Global Law,  Local Lives
2019-01-30
with Neil Walker (University of Edinburgh)

Minorities on the Border between International and Constitutional Law
2019-02-14
with Sia Spiliopoulou Åkermark (Åland Islands Peace Institute)

“The Pure Theory of Law and Global Legal Pluralism”, (in cooperation with the subject jurisprudence,  and within the framework of the research project Global Law,  Local Lives)
2019-02-19
with Keisuke Kondo (University of Kyoto)

“Two cases of self-determination (The Chagos Archipelago and Western Sahara) and the uses of ICJ advisory opinions”
2019-02-26
with Pål Wrange (SU) & Stephen Allen (Queen Mary University of London)

“The Russian law on Refugees and the principle of non-refoulement: an analysis through the lens of the European Court of Human Rights”
2019-04-16
with Maria Sole Continiello Neri (the National Research University Higher School of Economics,  Moscow,)

TBA, (within the framework of the research project Global Law,  Local Lives)
2019-04-24
with Thomas Gammeltoft Hansen (University of Copenhagen)

“Understanding the Dynamic Complexity of Development: A Case Study of the Kenya Electricity Expansion”, (within the framework of the research project Global Law,  Local Lives)
2019-04-24
with Andria Naudé Fourie (University of Toronto)

“A comparative approach to the use of force within the international and domestic contexts”
2019-05-07
with Christopher Henderson (University of Sussex)

TBA, (within the framework of the research project Global Law,  Local Lives)
2019-05-14
with Benedict Kingsbury

“Transnational Law”, (in cooperation with the subject jurisprudence,  and within the framework of the research project Global Law,  Local Lives)
2019-05-28
with Roger Cotterrell

The International Legal Principle of Non-Interference and Cyber-Operations: Unjustified Expectations?
2019-06-04
with Vera Rusinova (Higher School of Economics,  National Research University,  Moscow)

Legalisation of Mass Surveillance by the ECtHR: Is There a Right to Respect for Private Life After “Big Brother Watch and Others v. UK
2019-06-05
with Vera Rusinova (Higher School of Economics,  National Research University,  Moscow)

2019- 06-10 with Sundhya Pahuja (University of Melbourne, at CRIL doctoral retreat at Oxford)

 

This Calender will shortly be updated with more details regarding the events.

The ninth International Law Day held in Stockholm 25 October

The ninth International Law Day was hosted by SCILJ on 25 October for 30 colleagues from Swedish universities and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. The International Law Day is an annual event, alternating between Swedish law departments. It features discussions of academic papers and current events as well as updates on research and other scholarly activities in international law.

Folkrättsdagen – International Law Day, 25 October 2018

Stockholm University, Aula Magna, Spelbomskan

 

09:30 – 10:00 Coffee is served

10:00 – 10:10 Welcome Words

10:10 – 10: 50 Sweden in the Security Council: A Report and Appraisal ,
Ola Engdahl

10:50 – 11:10 Global Law, Local Life (GLLL),  Pål Wrange

11:10 – 11:30 ESIL Annual Conference in Stockholm – 2020,
Said Mahmoudi & Pål Wrange

11:30 – 12:30 Round-table Update of International Law Research

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch (Fakultetsklubben)

13:30 – 13:45 “FN-stadgan och världspolitiken:” – Book Presentation,
Ove Bring & Katinka Svanberg

13:45 – 14:10  Multilateral Investment Courts and the Democratic Dilemma, Claes Granmar

14:10 – 14:35 Artificial Intelligence: the Issue of Responsibility, Gregor Noll

14:35 – 15:00 Derogation of Human Rights under the ECHR: Lessons from Turkey’s Post-Coup State of Emergency,  Emre Turkut

15:00 – 15:20 Coffee Break

15:20 – 16:20 A Panel Discussion on Some Current International Law Issues, Ulf Linderfalk, Martin Ratcovich & Inger Österdahl (TBC)

Moderator: Ove Bring

16:20 – 16:30 Closing of the Meeting

 

SCILJ welcomes two visiting PhD students from Russia

SCILJ welcomes Kamila Shaibakova and Liliia Khasanova from the Kazan Federal University, who will  stay at Scilj for a period of three months, supported by the Sverker Åström Foundation. Ms Shaibakova’s research project is entitled Gender, Migration and Integration while Ms Khasanova’s interest is focused on women in international negotiations.

Damon Barrett defended his thesis on Drugs and the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Friday the 28th of September, SCILJ junior fellow Damon Barrett, defended his thesis “Drugs and the Convention on the Rights of the Child: Fragmentation, Contention and Structural Bias” at Stockholm University. Maria Grahn Farley (Uppsala) was the opponent and the examination committee consisted of Piet Hein van Kempen (Radboud University), Gregor Noll (University of Gothenburg) and Mona Samadi (Stockholm University). Damon Barrett was supervised by Pål Wrange (Stockholm, main supervisor), Manfred Nowak (University of Vienna) and Allyn Taylor (University of Washington).

ESIL2020 in Stockholm

The European Society of International Law’s annual conference to be organized by SCILJ at the Frescati campus in on 9-12 September 2020. The theme will be “Changes in international law-making: actors, processes, impact”.

The National International Law Day

On 25 October, SCILJ will host the national international law day, an annual event which brings together academics and some practitioners in international law in Sweden.

Retreat on critical research in international law (CRIL) in Gimo

On 11-13 March, SCILJ hosted the third retreat on critical research in international law (CRIL) in Gimo. This year, the participants were very gratful to benefit from comments by Professor David Kennedy, Harvard Law School. The participants came from Peking University, the University of Amsterdam, the University of Belgrade, the University of Helsinki (the Erik Castrén Institute), Lund University, the University of Gothenburg, Uppsala University, Örebro University and Stocholm University. The event was organized by Nikola Hajdin and Pål Wrange of SCILJ with generous support from the Edvard Cassel Foundation. The previous CRIL retreats have been visited by Martti Koskenniemi (Helsinki) and Anne Orford (Melbourne). Plans are under way to organize a fourth CRIL retreat in the spring of 2019.

The third Hilding Eek Memorial Lecture

The third Hilding Eek Memorial Lecture will be held by Christine Chinkin on September 18. Christine Chinkin, emerita professor at the London School of Economics, is one of the most well-known scholars in international law and has written several ground-breaking books, including The Boundaries of International Law: A Feminist Analysis (with H. Charlesworth).