1. 14th Annual Colloquium of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law. PluriCourts, Center of Excellence for the Study of the Legitimacy of International Courts and Tribunals at the University of Oslo, will host the 14th Annual Colloquium of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law from 20-25 June 2016. For further information, see here. The theme of the Colloquium is “The Environment in Court – Environmental protection in national and international courts, tribunals, and compliance mechanisms”.
In the context of the Sustainable Developments Goals, Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration, as well as the Aarhus Convention, the idea of strengthening an environmental rule of law through access to justice has gathered considerable momentum. This Colloquium seeks to address both procedural and substantive aspects of environmental adjudication, in national, regional and international courts and tribunals, as well as non-compliance mechanisms of multilateral environmental treaties.
2. University of Luxembourg conference on ‘the European Union as an Actor in International Economic Law’. On 1-2 October 2015, the University of Luxembourg, in cooperation with the T.M.C. Asser Instituut and with the support of the Fonds National de la Recherche Luxembourg, will be hosting a conference on ‘the European Union as an Actor in International Economic Law’.
Bringing together international lawyers and EU external relations lawyers, the conference will discuss recent developments concerning EU external action in the field of international economic law, concentrating on a number of important issues raised in recent practice and case law whose resolution does not appear to be in the offing. Panels will consider the division of competences between the EU and Member States in: the field of international economic relations; the inclusion of dispute settlement mechanisms in free trade agreements concluded by the EU; the distribution of international responsibility between the EU and its Member States; and the relation between FTAs and the regulatory powers of the Member States in sensitive fields such as environmental protection, public health and labour law.
Confirmed speakers include Prof. Nanette Neuwahl (Montréal and College of Europe), Dr Andrea Ott (Maastricht), Dr Jan Willem van Rossem (Utrecht), Prof. Eleftheria Neframi (Luxembourg), Prof. Enzo Cannizzaro (Rome La Sapienza), Dr Andrés Delgado Casteleiro (Durham), Prof. Paolo Palchetti (Macerata) and Dr Wybe Douma (Asser Instituut).
See here for further details and information on how to register.
3. 11th Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law. The 11th Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law will take place in Oslo, Norway, from 10-12 September 2015. It is hosted by the PluriCourts, Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order, University of Oslo. The topic this year is the judicialization of international law. It is still possible to register for the conference: see here for further details.
Selected sessions of the conference will be streamed, and you can see the live webcast here.