On 19 February 2018 , Stephen Neff will give a public lecture on " The standard of civilization in international law " (as part of the 2017-18 International Order &...
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Freedom Under Pressure Conference

On 7 and 8 December 2017, Ghent University is organizing an international conference on the occasion of its bicentennial. The conference, entitled 'Freedom Under Pressure' will gather scholars and practitioners from various legal disciplines to discuss key fundamental rights and freedoms under pressure in three distinct areas: (1) data protection and privacy, (2) limits to freedom of movement in the EU, and (3) public policy meets property protection.

Keynote speakers that will take part in the conference include Judge James Crawford (International Court of Justice), Prof. Joseph Cannataci (UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy), Judge Siofra O'Leary (European Court of Human Rights) and Judge  Allan Rosas (Court of Justice of the European Union).

Track 3 'Public policy meets property protection' will feature panels on the 'use and abuse of international investment arbitration as a check on government action', 'limits to international immunity from execution' and 'targeted financial sanctions as a foreign policy tool'.

More information on the conference can be found here.


Lecture by Anne Orford

On 11-12 December 2017, Professor Anne Orford will give a public lecture on "Civil war, intervention, and the transformation of international law" (as part of the 2017-18 International Order & Justice Lecture Series at Ghent University). Prior online registration is required. Afterwards, Professor Orford will take part in a closed seminar with doctoral students. Separate online registration is required.

Prof. Orford is a ARC Kathleen Fitzpatrick Laureate Fellow, Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor, and Michael D Kirby Chair of International Law at Melbourne Law School, where she directs the Laureate Program in International Law. She is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, and a past President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law.

The lecture will take place on Tuesday 12 December 2017 from 16h00-17h30 in UFO (Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 3), whereas the doctoral seminar is scheduled for Monday 11 December 2017 from 16h00-17h30 in the Facultaire Raadzaal (Voldersstraat 3). For further questions, please contact Ms. Kristien Ballegeer.

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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