Book Presentation "Judicial Decisions on the Law of International Organizations"

14 - 14 September 2016
  • Starts at: 19:00h
  • Fee: Free
  • Venue: T.M.C. Asser Instituut
  • Organiser: T.M.C. Asser Instituut and Utrecht University in cooperation with KU Leuven and Twente University
  • Address: R.J. Schimmelpennincklaan 20-22
    2517 JN The Hague
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With the rising relevance of international organisations in international affairs, and the general turn to litigation to settle disputes, international institutional law issues have increasingly become the subject of litigation, before both international and domestic courts.

The judicial treatment of this field of international law is addressed in the book Judicial Decisions on the Law of International Organizations. Through commentary on excerpts of the most prominent international and domestic judicial decisions that are relevant to the law of international organisations, the book provides an in-depth analysis of judicial decisions.

The commentaries are written and edited by leading experts in the field of international institutional law. On 14 September 2016, the editors and the Asser Institute will organise the book’s presentation. The event will start with a welcome and an introduction of the book. Afterwards the editors will present the book to H.E. Judge Donoghue of the International Court of Justice, who will provide short remarks. Two sessions will then be held with experts speaking about ‘The Impact of Judicial Decisions on the Activities of the OPCW’ and ‘The Srebrenica case from a lawyer’s perspective’. The event will be concluded with a Q&A session and a reception.

Speakers include: Prof. Dr Cedric Ryngaert (Utrecht University), Prof. Ige Dekker (Utrecht University), H.E. Judge Joan E. Donoghue (International Court of Justice/ Cour internationale de Justice), Dr Olufemi Elias (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons), Prof. Dr Axel Hagedorn (University of Amsterdam & Van Diepen Van der Kroef Advocaten), Prof. Dr Ramses Wessel (University of Twente) and Prof. Dr Jan Wouters (University of Leuven).

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Time: 19.00 - 20.25 hrs, followed by a reception
Registration: This event requires registration. To register, please send an e-mail with your name and affiliation to Judith Rippen (