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 2018, 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).

Calender spring 2017

Calendar spring 2017


Högsta domstolens rättighetspraxis från 2003 till 2015: utmaningar och möjligheter med en inkorporering av FN:s Barnkonvention


med Maria Grahn Farley (Uppsala)



med Hans-Ingvar Roth (SU)


International Law and the Swedish Feminist Foreign Policy


with Marie Jacobsson & Cecilia Baillet, (Oslo)



with Jessica Almqvist (Autonoma, Madrid)



with Anne Orford (Melbourne) (TBC)


2017-04-19 – 2017-04-21

Doctoral retreat in Gimo



with Manfred Nowak (Vienna) (TBC)



med Damon Barrett (mid-seminar)


Courting Failure: When Are International Criminal Courts Likely to be Believed by Local Audiences?


with Marko Milanovic (Nottingham)





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


Pål Wrange i referensråd för Sveriges medlemskap i FN:s säkerhetsråd

Pål Wrange, professor i folkrätt, har fått en personlig inbjudan av utrikesminister Margot Wallström att medverka i ett referensråd för Sveriges medlemskap i FN:s säkerhetsråd.

I inbjudan skriver utrikesministern att hon kommer att:

“…inrätta ett referensråd för Sveriges medlemskap i säkerhetsrådet. Syftet med detta referensråd är att samla företrädare med bakgrund från akademi, civilsamhälle och svenska organisationer och möjliggöra diskussion om aktuella frågor kopplad till svensk FN-politik, med fokus på säkerhetsrådet och dess dagordning. Referensrådets medlemmar kommer att delta i personlig kapacitet. Avsikten är att ordna möten två gånger per termin.”

Det första mötet äger rum den 19 oktober på utrikesdepartementet.

Ambassador Marie Jacobsson to Receive Fourth Al-Moumin Award in Environmental Peacebuilding

For the last three years, Ambassador Marie Jacobsson has served as the International Law Commission ‘s Special Rapporteur for the topic Protection of the Environment in Relation to Armed Conflict. In the fourth Al-Moumin lecture, Ambassador Jacobsson will reflect on her experiences working with States and the United Nations to articulate, for the first time, a suite of laws and norms protecting the environment in relation to armed conflict. The recent practice of States and international organizations to prevent environmental harm before armed conflict and to rebuild war-torn environments after an armed conflict stands in stark contrast to States’ unwillingness to commit themselves to further legally binding rules applicable during armed conflict.

At the event, the Ambassador will be recognized with the prestigious Al-Moumin Award for her outstanding contributions to environmental peacebuilding.

Ambassador Marie Jacobsson has been a Member of the United Nations International Law Commission since 2007 and was appointed Special Rapporteur for the topic Protection of the Environment in Relation to Armed Conflict in 2013. Dr. Jacobsson is the Principal Legal Adviser on International Law at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and is an Associate Professor of International Law at Lund University, Sweden.

The Al-Moumin Award and Distinguised Lecture of Environmental Peacebuilding recognize leading thinkers who are shaping the field of environmental peacebuilding. It is named in honor of Dr. Mishkat Al-Moumin, Iraq’s first Minister of Environment, a human rights and environment lawyer.

– See more at the website of Environmental Peacebuilding.