From 30 September to 4 October 2014, Daniël Grütters and Pem Tshering represented Leiden University at the ‘Youth for Peace’ International Law Competition in Belarus.
Professor Larissa van den Herik has been appointed to the Faculty Board as of 1 October, taking over the position held by Alex Geert Castermans.
New Monograph by Eric De Brabandere - Investment Treaty Arbitration as Public International Law: Procedural Aspects and Implications
Dr. Eric De Brabandere has published a new monograph with Cambridge University Press, entitled ‘Investment Treaty Arbitration as Public International Law: Procedural Aspects and Implications’.
Book launch 'Counter-Terrorism Strategies in a Fragmented International Legal Order. Meeting the Challenges'
In collaboration with Leiden University and the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, the Dutch Permanent Mission in Geneva organised on 10 September a side event in the margin of Human Rights Council debates.
From 1-5 September Benjamin Ferencz (94) visited the Leiden Law School. He was invited for a special one-day event organized for all 2nd year law students, devoted to the theme ‘ethical dilemmas in war and peace’. In 1947-1948 Ferencz was the chief prosecutor in one of the so-called follow-up Nuremberg trials, the Einsatzgruppen trial.
Dr. Eric De Brabandere and Dr. Tarcisio Gazzini (University of Lausanne), have published a new book with Martinus Nijhoff on ‘ Foreign Investment in the Energy Sector. Balancing Private and Public Interests’ .
In the context of a cooperation between the Grotius Centre of International Legal Studies and the FHR Lim A Po Institute for Social Studies , Dr. Robert Heinsch spent ten days in Paramaribo, Suriname from 18 to 28 May 2014.
Professor Carsten Stahn and Professor Henning Melber , Director Emeritus of the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation , have published a new book with Cambridge University Press on ‘Peace Diplomacy, Global Justice and International Agency: Rethinking Human Security and Ethics in the Spirit of Dag Hammarskjöld’.
It was a full house on 30 April 2014 at the Hague Institute for Global Justice, when two new OUP books were launched.
Responsibility to Protect and International Criminal Justice: Marital Stress or Grounds for Divorce?
On 24 April 2014 Prof Carsten Stahn delivered a keynote address on the relationship between 'The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) and International Criminal Justice at an ESRC funded seminar on ‘The Responsibility to Protect and Prosecute: The International Criminal Court after Libya’ , held at the University of Leeds.
Communication to the ICC on Alleged War Crimes by British Armed Forces in Iraq - Presentation and Evaluation
On Thursday 8 May 2014 the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies will host a panel discussion on the Communication to the ICC on Alleged War Crimes by British Armed Forces in Iraq - Presentation and Evaluation.
On Thursday 27 March 2014 (19.00-21.00 hrs), the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies will host a panel discussion on the crisis in Ukraine and international law, chaired by Prof. Dr. Horst Fischer (Leiden University).
Prof. Carsten Stahn and Ms. Catherine Harwood delivered a presentation on ‘Fact-finding Missions and the Responsibility to Protect’ at an Expert Meeting on Human Rights and the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) on Wednesday 12 March 2014.
Since 2010, the Leiden University and the VU Amsterdam in cooperation with partner institutions have organized an annual workshop to discuss conceptual issues and current trends in the area of international investment law. The proceedings are published in the "International Investment Law Series" by Nijhoff.
Prof Carsten Stahn gave a talk on Syria and the discourse on punishment and intervention at an international conference on the ‘Syrian crisis and international law’, held in Doha, Qatar on 25-26 February 2014, by the College of Law of Qatar University and the Qatari Branch of the International Law Association.
The Jus Post Bellum project is glad to announce the publication a new work by Oxford University Press (‘Jus Post Bellum: Mapping the Normative Foundations’) which examines the content and normative foundations of jus post bellum .
On 21 February 2014, a team of four students representing Leiden University won the national rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, the largest mooting competition in the world.
Several Staff Members of the Grotius Centre have recorded lectures for the online Lecture Series of the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law . The Lecture Series is ‘a permanent collection of lectures of enduring value on virtually every subject of international law given by leading international law scholars and practitioners from different regions, legal systems, cultures and sectors of the legal profession'.
On 31 January and 1 February, Niels Blokker and Nico Schrijver organized a seminar on customary international law, one of the sources of international law. The seminar was held at Leiden University, in the International Tax Center. Sir Michael Wood (UK) was the principal guest, introducing the topic and moderating the discussions. He is a member of the International Law Commission (ILC) of the UN, and is special rapporteur for this topic.
The Jos Post Bellum Project will host two seminars from 11-13 June 2014. Please read and respond to the call for papers for both seminars.