8 May 2014

SHARES Lecture: ‘Some Aspects of Plural Responsibility as Evidenced by International Jurisprudence’, by Robert Kolb

On 8 May¬†2014, Professor Robert Kolb will give a lecture entitled: ‘Some Aspects of Plural Responsibility as Evidenced by International Jurisprudence’.

From 1999-2002 Professor Kolb was a lecturer in Public International Law at the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva. From 2002-2007 he was an associate Professor at the University of Bern, and from 2003-2008 an adjunct Professor at the University of Neuchatel. Robert Kolb has also taught at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights (and its predecessor institute) as well as the Catholic University of Milan, since 2002. As of 2007 he has been Professor of Public International Law at the University of Geneva.

He has worked as a legal advisor for the International Committee of the Red Cross (1998-1999) and, sporadically, for the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs since 2000, while also serving as Secretary of the Institut de Droit International (1999-2003), as member of the Board of Directors of the University Center for International Humanitarian Law (2001-2003) and, in 2008, as Director of Studies for the Hague Academy of International Law (Francophone stream).

Robert Kolb holds an LL.M in Law of the Sea, received from the University College, University of London, a Ph.D in international law from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, and has been distinguished with a venia docendi on completion of his habilitation thesis from the University of Bern.

In 2011, he acted as a counsel for the German government in the Jurisdictional Immunities case (Germany v. Italy) at the International Court of Justice.

As part of its Lecture Series, SHARES regularly invites scholars to give presentations on issues of shared responsibility. See here the overview of the SHARES Lecture Series.

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