On 14 October 2020, Philippe Gautier will give a public lecture (from 13.00 to 14.30) as part of the 2020-21 International Order & Justice Lecture Series at Ghent University (Volume III). The title of the lecture is 'The ICJ and the peaceful settlement of disputes between States: New Challenges'. Mr Gautier will also take part in a closed seminar (from 15.00 and 16.30) with (post-)doctoral researchers.
Philippe Gautier, of Belgian nationality, was appointed to the post of ICJ Registrar on 22 May 2019. He was the Registrar of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) since 2001, having served as Deputy-Registrar of the same Tribunal from 1997 to 2001. Prior to that, he had held the positions of Deputy Director, Head of the Law of the Sea/Antarctica Office (1991-1995), and Director, Head of the Treaties Division (1995-1997), at the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Mr. Gautier is a member of various scientific and learned bodies, extraordinary professor at the Université catholique de Louvain and a visiting professor at various other universities, where he lectures on several aspects of international law, in particular the law of the sea. He is also the author of numerous publications. The Registrar assists the Court in the exercise of its judicial functions and is responsible for diplomatic relations between the Court and States. He is also responsible for all the departments and divisions of the Registry.
On 22 October 2020, Jean-Marie Henckaerts will give a public lecture (from 14.00 to 15.45) as part of the 2020-21 International Order & Justice Lecture Series at Ghent University (Volume III). The lecture is entitled 'Treaties over time: interpreting the Geneva Conventions 70 years after their adoption'. Mr Henckaerts will also take part in a closed seminar (from 12.00 to 13.30) with (post-)doctoral researchers.
Jean-Marie Henckaerts, of Belgian nationality, is head of the ICRC project to update the Commentaries on the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and their Additional Protocols of 1977. The first milestone of this project was reached in 2016 when the updated Commentary on the First Geneva Convention was released online and published in print by Cambridge University Press. The second milestone was the online publication of the updated Commentary on the Second Geneva Convention in May 2017. Prior to this, he was the head of the ICRC’s project on customary international humanitarian law. He is a co-author of the ICRC study on the subject. He has published numerous books and articles on international law, international humanitarian law and human rights law.
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.