Freya Baetens


Freya Baetens is Professor of Public International Law at Oslo University and affiliated with the Europa Institute at Leiden University. As a Member of the Brussels Bar, she regularly acts as counsel or expert in international disputes.

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An Unseen Actor Speaks

  An Unseen Actor Speaks   Smile at us, pass us or greet us; then, if you like, forget, For we are the unseen actors, that have not spoken yet. The interns, law clerks, jurists, of less than judicial rank, Whom judges and arbitrators have nonetheless reason to…

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The International Court of Justice renders its judgment in the Jadhav case (India v. Pakistan)

On 8 May 2017, India instituted proceedings before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against Pakistan, accusing the latter of ‘egregious violations of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations’ (VCCR) (p. 4). The dispute concerns the treatment of an Indian national, Mr. Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav, who was detained, tried and sentenced to death by a military court in…

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