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). The title of the lecture is 'The Power of Procedure at International Courts and Tribunals' and will take place from 14.00-15.30. Prof. Ruiz-Fabri will also take part in a closed seminar (from 12.00-13.30) 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).
On 28 May 2021, Andrea Bianchi will give a public lecture (from 09.30 to 11.00) as part of the 2020-21 International Order & Justice Lecture Series at Ghent University (Volume III). The title of the lecture is 'Knowledge Production in International Law'. A day earlier, so on 27 May 2021, Prof. Bianchi will also give a crash course on international legal theory to (post-)doctoral researchers.
Andrea Bianchi is a Full Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva since 2002. His publications address topics that range from international legal theory and treaty interpretation, human rights and international humanitarian law, terrorism and counterterrorism, to the law of jurisdiction and jurisdictional immunities, state responsibility, non-state actors, and the law of treaties. Prof. Bianchi has been a Visiting Professor at King’s College London, the University of Vienna Faculty of Law, the Catholic University in Milan and the University of Paris 1 (La Sorbonne). He has consulted for international organizations on matters related to security and human rights; and for multinational corporations on business and human rights issues. In 2015 he appeared as counsel before the European Court of Human Rights Grand Chamber in the Al-Dulimi case. Between 2010 and 2014 he served as a designated member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Terrorism. He co-chaired (with Michael Wood) the working group on the use of force that led to the Leiden Policy Recommendations on Counterterrorism and International Law (2010). In 2001 he was among the founders of the European Society of International Law in which Executive Council he sat until 2010.