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.
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.
Grotius Centre panel on precedent and analogy in international litigation at the 42nd Annual conference of the Canadian Council on International Law
On 14-16 November 2013 took place the 42nd Annual conference of the Canadian Council on International Law . The Grotius Centre contributed a panel on the role of precedent and analogy in international litigation.
Grotius Centre involved in Fact-Finding book launch at Assembly of States Parties of the International Criminal Court
A side event of the 12th Session of the Assembly of States Parties of the International Criminal Court on 25 November 2013 from 13.00-15.00 celebrates the launch of Quality Control in Fact-Finding , edited by Morten Bergsmo.
The Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, The Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum on International Humanatarian Law and the Volkenrechtelijk Dispuut Prof. mr. B.M. Telders cordially invite you to a Panel Discussion on Contemporary Challenges in International Humanitarian Law.
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.
On 1-2 November 2013, NYU’s Center for Human Rights and Global Justice hosted a conference entitled ‘Human Rights Fact-Finding in the Twenty-first Century’ . The Grotius Centre contributed two papers to the conference which form part of the fact-finding project of the Centre, carried out in cooperation with the Hague Institute for Global Justice .
New article by Jens Iverson untangles Transitional Justice, Jus Post Bellum, and International Criminal Law
Jens Iverson’s article was recently published in the International Journal of Transitional Justice . Jens Iverson is a Researcher at the Jus Post Bellum Project at the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies.
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”.
Dr. Eric De Brabandere, Associate Professor of International Law at the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies presented a paper on the “Liability of corporations under international criminal law’ at the University of Sevilla on Monday 4 November 2013.
24-27 October the World Humanitarian Studies Conference took place at Kadir Has University, in Istanbul. This year’s theme was ‘Human Security: Humanitarian Perspectives and Responses’.
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" .
Dr. Eric De Brabandere (Grotius Centre, Leiden University), Dr. Tarcisio Gazzini (VU University Amsterdam) and Professor Makane Mbengue (University of Geneva), organize the 3rd Expert Seminar on Contemporary Perspectives on International Investment Law.
On Thursday 30 May 2013 (19.00-21.00 hrs), the Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum on International Humanitarian Law and the International Law Association Prof. Mr. B.M. Telders will host a Panel Discussion on cyber warfare and international law. This panel discussion follows the recent completion of the Tallin Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare .