The “Preadvies” by Prof. Mr. Dr. A.H.A. (Fred) Soons on ‘Climate Change: Options and Duties under International Law’ is available online, by clicking here. It will be presented by the author at the Annual Meeting on 2 November.
OPTIONS AND DUTIES UNDER INTERNATIONAL LAW
Annual Meeting of the
Room 3.60, Wijnhavengebouw, Campus The Hague, Leiden University
Turfmarkt 99, 2511 DP The Hague
Prof.dr Ellen Hey and Dr Federica Violi
The Hard Work of Regime Interaction: –
Prof.mr dr Jaap Spier
Private Law as a Crowbar for Coming to Grips with Climate Change?
Prof.mr dr Fred H.A. Soons
An Ocean under Stress: Climate Change and the Law of the Sea
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Mr Roger H.J. Cox
THE CHILDREN OF THE CALIPHATE AND INTERNATIONAL LAW
OF THE ROYAL NETHERLANDS SOCIETY OF INTERNATIONAL LAW
WEDNESDAY 13 JUNE 2018 AT 19:00 HRS.
ROOM 3.60, WIJNHAVENGEBOUW, CAMPUS THE HAGUE, LEIDEN UNIVERSITY, TURFMARKT 99, THE HAGUE
DR BIBI T. VAN GINKEL, LL.M.
Senior Research Fellow, Netherlands Institute for International Relations ‘Clingendael’ and Research Fellow, International Centre for Counter-Terrorism,
The Hague (ICCT)
DRS MATTIE VAN DER MOLEN
Behaviourist, Dutch Council for Child Protection
With the crumbling of IS’ Caliphate new challenges have come to the surface. One such challenge that has been discussed vigorously over the past weeks and months, is what to do with the ‘Children of the Caliphate’, that is to say: the children of parents who joined IS in Iraq and Syria. What does international law say about the obligations of states in this matter and how should we assess certain governmental practices, such as those of the Netherlands, which currently does not actively repatriate Dutch children back to the Netherlands, taking into account international law, as well as other perspectives?
The focus of the evening was on:
• factual circumstances (numbers of children involved, locations where they reside, access to embassies or consulates and safety conditions – also for personnel of embassies or consulates, who might wish to go and find the children);
• the legal position, both under national and international law; and
• potential risks of the current government policy, such as the effects of exclusion, brain washing and possible traumas.
The jury of the Theo van Boven – Maastricht Human Rights Research Prize 2018 is looking for excellent young researchers in the field of human rights law, international criminal law or international humanitarian law. Nominations must be received by 15 September 2018.
The Prize consists of 3.000 Euro and a seminar on a subject chosen by the laureate, organized together with the International Law Department and the Maastricht Centre for Human Rights of Maastricht Law faculty. The winner will be announced on Human Rights Day 2018.
The nomination must identify the PhD thesis of the nominee or other substantial academic work in this field and a motivation must be attached as to the quality of the researcher nominated. Nominations on the basis of publications in Dutch, English, French, as well as German are welcome. Self-nominations or nominations by close relatives will not be accepted.
For more info, and to nominate someone, see this website.
You can now register for the ILA meeting in Sydney. Please go to this website. Early bird fees apply.
The ILA Australian Branch is pleased to announce that the conference website for the 78th Biennial Conference of the International Law Association, which will be held in Sydney 19-24 August 2018 is now live. The website will be updated in coming weeks with further details on the programme, registration details and conference fees. You can also follow the official ILA 2018 Conference Facebook page.
The Australian Branch of the International Law Association is hosting the next biennial conference from 19 to 24 August 2018. To assist in building the parallel program for the conference, the Australian Branch has released a Call for Papers and Panels – 2018 ILA Conference Sydney. Submissions may be emailed to the address indicated in the call. Additional information may be found on the conference website: www.ila2018.org.au.
The Board of the KNVIR invites submissions for next year’s prize.
For details see under François Prize 2018 on this site.
PROTECTING THE RIGHTS OF FAMILIES AND CHILDREN IN A CHANGING WORLD
Annual Meeting of the
ROYAL NETHERLANDS SOCIETY OF INTERNATIONAL LAW
On Friday 3 November 2017 at 1:30 P.M.
The Hague Institute for Global Justice
Sophialaan 10, 2514 JR The Hague
Prof.dr. B. de Hart
Modern Family - Transnational Families in Nationality Law and Migration Law
Prof.dr T. Liefaard
Access to Justice for Children
Ms. L. Martínez-Mora, LL.M.
of the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law
The Cross-Border Recognition of Parent-Child Relationship Statuses (Parentage), including International Surrogacy Arrangements - An Update on the Work of the HCCH
For a variety of reasons – migration, studies abroad, summer loves, changing concepts of marriage and family life – the ‘nuclear family’ (father, mother, child/children) is now more than ever joined by mixed-nationality families, multi-parenthood, same-sex marriages (by people with possibly different nationalities) or, e.g. families who adopted a child through cross-border surrogacy. The preadviezen described trends and took them as a reality, while focusing on the consequences for national and international family law.
To mention a few questions, discussed in the three papers: How about the increasingly restrictive family reunification policies of the EU? How to protect children better under the changing circumstances and given the fact that they are (human) rights holders themselves? How to deal with the legal attribution of paternity or maternity in the absence of a genetic link to a child?
On 3 November 2017, brief presentations by the speakers were followed by a discussion of the findings in the papers written especially for this meeting. Everyone present was invited to participate in this discussion. KNVIR meetings tend to be ‘oases of reflection’ as one of the presenters of last year observed, something to be proud of in these hectic times.
At 1:00 P.M. the Annual General Meeting of the KNVIR was held, to which only members were admitted.
Non-members interested in the subject of the meeting were welcome to attend from 1:30P.M. onwards. The presentations and discussion were held in English.
The printed version of the papers has been published by T.M.C. Asser Press in The Hague and may be ordered by non-members by applying to ln.sr1542098261evegt1542098261iukni1542098261rbnet1542098261@cmt1542098261. Members have received the papers via regular mail.
Coffee and tea were available from 12:30 P.M. onwards.
On 28 August 2017, our honorary member prof.mr dr Nico J. Schrijver was sworn in by His Majesty King Willem Alexander as State Councillor (Staatsraad) in the Advisory Division (Afdeling advisering) of the Council of State (Raad van State).
Prof. Schrijver is professor of public international law at Leiden University and Director of the University’s Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies. From 7 June 2011 until 1 September 2017, when he took up his position as State Councillor, prof. Schrijver was a member of the Netherlands Senate (Eerste Kamer der Staten-Generaal). He also is one of the four Dutch members of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.
Earlier this summer, our Board member prof.dr Liesbeth Lijnzaad was elected as a judge at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea at Hamburg.
Prof. Lijnzaad is the first judge from The Netherlands to occupy this position. On 30 September 2017, the day before she takes up her new position at the ITLOS, she will leave the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where she worked as Legal Adviser for almost 25 years. Prof. Lijnzaad also is professor of Practice of International Law at Maastricht University and a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.
The KNVIR congratulates prof. Schrijver and prof. Lijnzaad with their highly prestigious appointments.