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22 October 2015

PhD Defense Bérénice Boutin

On Thursday 22 October 2015, Bérénice Boutin will publicly defend her doctoral thesis entitled “The Role of Control in Allocating International Responsibility in Collaborative Military Operations”. The thesis addresses the responsibility of States and international organizations for violations of international law committed during collaborative military operations. More specifically, it enquires into the role of control for allocating responsibility between States and international organizations in the context of military operations.


8 March 2017

PhD Defence Nienke van der Have

On Wednesday 8 March 2017 at 14:00, Nienke van der Have will publicly defend her doctoral thesis entitled “The Prevention of Gross Human Rights Violations under International Human Rights Law”.

The public ceremony takes place at the Agnietenkapel, University of Amsterdam (Oudezijds Voorburgwal 229-231, Amsterdam).

15 October 2015

SHARES Commentaries on the Law of International Responsibility

On Thursday 15 October 2015, a workshop will be convened to discuss the planning and process for the SHARES Commentaries on the Law of International Responsibility.

The SHARES Project was based on a 5-year research grant from the European Research Council (ERC). To mark the end of this period, the project is now embarking on the drafting of critical commentaries on the law of international responsibility, in particular as that law has been developed by the International Law Commission (ILC).

The aim is to draft a normative authoritative product (called the ‘SHARES Commentaries on the Law of International Responsibility’) that can be referred to by judges, practitioners and scholars in conjunction with the ILC Articles. The SHARES Commentaries will draw on the papers and books produced during the SHARES project.

The workshop of 15 October will discuss the approach and structure of the Commentaries as well as the drafting process. In this respect, the Workshop does not (other than was announced earlier) constitute the final event of the SHARES project.

The Commentaries will be drafted in consultation with experts during the next year, and will be presented in the fall of 2016.

23 September 2015

Faculty Seminar: The Group of 54: Shifting Responsibilities in a Complicity Network, by André Nollkaemper

The theme of this Faculty Seminar lies at the cross-road of public and private international law and addresses the complicity of 54 states at the US rendition policy extended by the Bush Administration post 9/11.

During this seminar Jeroen Kortmann (Professor of European Tort Law and Partner at Stibbe) will discuss the paper ‘The Group of 54: Shifting Responsibilities in a Complicity Network’ by André Nollkaemper (Professor of Public International Law).

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