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Crisis in Ukraine and International Law

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).


Fact-Finding and the Responsibility to Protect

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.


Syria, Accountability and International Law

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.


Grotius Centre Staff Members Record Lectures for the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law

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'.


Seminar on customary international law

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.


Expert workshop and panel discussion: “The Conduct of Hostilities under International Humanitarian Law - Challenges of 21st Century Warfare”

On 22 and 23 November 2013, the  Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum on Interntational Humanitarian Law and the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies in cooperation with the  University of Amsterdam  and the  University of Glasgow , hosted an expert workshop on the “Conduct of Hostilities under International Humanitarian Law - Challenges of 21st Century Warfare” with the participation of about 20 international renowned academics, who are members of the  International Law Association's (ILA)  on the respective topic.


Larissa van den Herik presenter at seminar Smarter EU Sanctions in London

On Friday 8 November, Larissa van den Herik gave a talk on the influence and impact of judgements of the EU courts beyond Europe in the concrete context of UN sanctions regimes. This talk was presented at a closed seminar at the University College London , organized by prof. Piet Eeckhout and Maya Lester, which discussed the future of European sanctions.


Expert workshop: “The Conduct of Hostilities under International Humanitarian Law - Challenges of 21st Century Warfare”

On 22 and 23 November 2013, the  Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum on International Humanitarian Law and the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies , in cooperation with the University of Amsterdam and the University of Glasgow , will host an expert workshop of about 20 international renowned academics, who are members of the International Law Association's studie group  on the “Conduct of Hostilities under International Humanitarian Law - Challenges of 21st Century Warfare”.


7 November 2013: European Integration & International Investment

LUC The Hague is honoured to host the Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Georgia, Mr. Alex Petriashvili , who will deliver a guest lecture on “Georgia’s political association and economic integration: Stability and Security in the EU’s Eastern Neighborhood" .