SHARES is a Research Project of the Amsterdam Center of International Law, a leading research center within the University of Amsterdam. It is funded by a European Research Council Advanced Grant of 2.1 million euro, obtained in 2010 by Professor André Nollkaemper.
The SHARES Project examines an unexplored and largely unrecognized problem: the allocation of international responsibilities among multiple states and other actors. It seeks to uncover the nature and extent of the problem of sharing responsibility in an increasingly interdependent and heterogeneous international legal order. SHARES will therefore offer new concepts, principles and perspectives for understanding how the international legal order may deal with shared responsibilities. You can read more about the Project here.
The SHARES Team is currently composed of 11 researchers.
Seven PhD candidates are conducting research pertaining to shared responsibility in international law.
- Christiane Ahlborn focuses on the responsibility of States for acts of international organizations.
- Bérénice Boutin conducts research on the allocation of responsibility in military operations.
- Nienke van der Have focuses on the obligation to prevent gross human rights violations.
- Emma Irving concentrates on the responsibility for the protection of persons who appear before international criminal tribunals.
- Erik Kok has been conducting research on the topic of complicity/participation.
- Nataša Nedeski addresses the issue of shared obligations in international law.
- Isabelle Swerissen concentrates on responsibility and burden sharing agreements in international refugee law.
Besides the PhD candidates, Jessica Schechinger, a junior researcher, conducts various research in support of the project.