Tom Ruys
Guest lecture by Colonel Chris De Cock

On Thursday 22 November 2018, Colonel Chris De Cock (Legal Advisor at the Military Planning and Conduct Capability (MPCC)-Command Group of the European External Action Service) will give a guest lecture on the issue of 'targeting' in the framework of the course on the 'Law of Armed Conflict'.

The guest lecture will take place from 13.00-16.00 in room Paddenhoek 1.3, Paddenhoekstraat, Ghent. Persons that are not enrolled in the course on the 'Law of Armed Conflict' are welcome to join, but are invited to signal their attendance beforehand to Ms. Kristien Ballegeer (Kristien.Ballegeer@Ugent.be).

Peter Van Elsuwege
CERISE Lecture by Lauri Mälksoo

The Centre for Russian, International Socio-Political and Economic Studies at Ghent University (CERISE) is pleased to announce a lecture on 'Russian Approaches to International Law', dealing with the question whether the understanding and application of international law has specific features in Russia that other actors in the international community should be aware of. Essentially, this approach fits into the frame of comparative international law. For this, it is necessary to also examine the history of international law in Russia as well as the recent State practice and doctrine. Different areas of international law such as use of force, human rights as well as international investment law will be covered in the talk.

Lauri Mälksoo is Professor of International Law at the University of Tartu in Estonia. He was sixteen years old when the USSR disintegrated and uses sources in the Russian language extensively in his research. He is a member of the Estonian Academy of Sciences and associate member of the Institut de Droit International (established in 1873 in Ghent). He is co-editor-in-chief of the Baltic Yearbook of International Law (at Brill) and has published two monographs, Illegal Annexation and State Continuity (2003) and Russian Approaches to International Law (2015), as well as co-edited the volume Russia and the ECtHR: the Strasbourg Effect.

The lecture will take place on Wednesday 27 February 2019 at 19.30 in Zaal Vermeylen of Convention Centrum 'Het Pand' (Onderbergen 1, Gent). 

About the institute

The Ghent Rolin-Jaequemyns International Law Institute is a vibrant research institute, composed of ten faculty members and more than 20 doctoral and post-doctoral researchers. Its activities span the entire realm of public international law, ranging
from the law of armed
conflict and interna-
tional human rights
law, to the law of the
sea, international en-
vironmental law and
international criminal law.

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