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Event
07-10-20
Luca Ferro
Lecture by Philippe Gautier

On 7 October 2020, Philippe Gautier will give a public lecture as part of the 2020-21 International Order & Justice Lecture Series at Ghent University (Volume III). Mr Gautier will also take part in a closed seminar 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.

More information (including registration links) will be posted here as soon as possible - so stay tuned! For further questions, please contact Ms. Kristien Ballegeer.

Event
22-10-20
Luca Ferro
Lecture by Jean-Marie Henckaerts

On 22 October 2020, Jean-Marie Henckaerts will give a public lecture as part of the 2020-21 International Order & Justice Lecture Series at Ghent University (Volume III). Mr Henckaerts will also take part in a closed seminar 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.

More information (including registration links) will be posted here as soon as possible - so stay tuned! For further questions, please contact Ms. Kristien Ballegeer.

Event
19-11-20
Luca Ferro
Lecture by Marja Lehto

On 19 November 2020, Ambassador Marja Lehto will give a public lecture as part of the 2020-21 International Order & Justice Lecture Series at Ghent University (Volume III). Ambassador Lehto will also take part in a closed seminar with (post-)doctoral researchers.

Marja Lehto from the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs was appointed Special Rapporteur of the UN International Law Commission (ILC) in 2017 and has continued the work started four years prior on defining the principles of environmental protection in armed conflicts. Last year, the ILC adopted on first reading 28 draft principles, which were discussed at the UN General Assembly on 30 October–5 November 2019. Ambassador Lehto was also elected to the Council of the International Institute of Humanitarian Law (IIHL) International Institute of Humanitarian Law on 6 September 2019. She has written extensively on a variety of international law topics, including international terrorism, criminal justice and women and development, and has participated in numerous international negotiations and conferences, including the conferences leading to the establishment of the International Criminal Court.

More information (including registration links) will be posted here as soon as possible - so stay tuned! For further questions, please contact Ms. Kristien Ballegeer.

Event
01-12-20
Luca Ferro
lecture by Kimberly Prost

On 1 and 2 December 2020, Judge Kimberly Prost will give a public lecture as part of the 2020-21 International Order & Justice Lecture Series at Ghent University (Volume III). Judge Prost will also take part in a closed seminar with (post-)doctoral researchers.

Prior to her election as judge of the ICC as of 11 March 2018, for a term of nine years, Judge Prost served as Chef de Cabinet for the President of the International Criminal Court for a two year term. Before joining the Court, she was appointed in 2010 as the first Ombudsperson for the Security Council Al Qaida Sanctions Committee. In July 2006, she was appointed to sit as an ad litem judge of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia on a multi-accused trial (Popovic et al) related to events at Srebrenica and Zepa. Earlier in her career, Judge Prost worked for the Canadian Department of Justice for 18 years. She participated in negotiating over 40 extradition/mutual legal assistance treaties and was a member of the Canadian delegation for negotiating the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and the UN Conventions against Transnational Organized Crime and Corruption.

More information (including registration links) will be posted here as soon as possible - so stay tuned! For further questions, please contact Ms. Kristien Ballegeer.

Event
15-02-21
Luca Ferro
lecture by judge geert de baere

 On 15-16 February 2021, Judge Geert De Baere will give a public lecture as part of the 2020-21 International Order & Justice Lecture Series at Ghent University (Volume III). Judge De Baere will also take part in a closed seminar with (post-)doctoral researchers.

Judge De Baere, of Belgian nationality, is a judge at the General Court of the EU, part-time Associate Professor of International Law and EU Law at the Faculty of Law, and Senior Member of the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies. He studied law at the University of Antwerp and at King’s College, Cambridge (LL.M, Ph.D.). In 2005, he was a visiting research fellow at Columbia Law School. From 2007 to 2009, he worked as a Legal Secretary in the chambers of Advocate General Sharpston at the Court of Justice of the EU, while being a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Antwerp. From 2016 to 2017, he was a Legal Secretary in the chambers of Judge Prechal at the Court of Justice of the EU. He was appointed as a judge at the EU Court (period: 15 September 2017 till 31 August 2022). Together with Prof. Tom Ruys (GRILI) and others, he has co-authored the recent textbook International Law: A European Perspective (Hart Publishing 2019).

More information (including registration links) will be posted here as soon as possible - so stay tuned! For further questions, please contact Ms. Kristien Ballegeer.

Event
02-03-21
Luca Ferro
lecture by William Schabas

On 2 March 2021, William Schabas will give a public lecture as part of the 2020-21 International Order & Justice Lecture Series at Ghent University (Volume III). Professor Schabas will also take part in a closed seminar with (post-)doctoral researchers.

Professor Schabas is professor of international law at Middlesex University in London. He is also, among other appointments, professor of international human law and human rights at Leiden University, emeritus professor of human rights law at the National University of Ireland Galway and honorary chairman of the Irish Centre for Human Rights. He is the author of more than twenty books dealing in whole or in part with international human rights law and more than 350 articles in academic journals, principally in the field of international human rights law and international criminal law. Professor Schabas is a 'door tenant' at the chambers of 9 Bedford Row, in London and has practised at the international level, appearing before the International Court of Justice, most recently in The Gambia v Myanmar case, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights and the International Criminal Court.

More information (including registration links) will be posted here as soon as possible - so stay tuned! For further questions, please contact Ms. Kristien Ballegeer.

Event
22-04-21
Luca Ferro
Lecture by Hélène Ruiz-Fabri

 On 22 April 2021, Hélène Ruiz-Fabri will give a public lecture as part of the 2020-21 International Order & Justice Lecture Series at Ghent University (Volume III). Mr Gautier will also take part in a closed seminar with (post-)doctoral researchers.

Professor Hélène Ruiz Fabri has degrees in law and political science and a Doctorate from the University of Bordeaux. Before becoming Director of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law in 2014, she was professor at the Sorbonne Law School (University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne) of which she has been Dean for four years. She has published extensively in the fields of WTO Law and International Dispute Resolution, and in Constitutional Law. She also has expertise at the Council of Europe (as a legal consultant on the ratification and the implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights in East European countries), at the French administration and at the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (as a legal consultant on the cultural diversity).

More information (including registration links) will be posted here as soon as possible - so stay tuned! For further questions, please contact Ms. Kristien Ballegeer.