Category Archives: Allgemein

I am looking forward to teaching the first course on “Sexuality, Gender Identity and International Humanitarian and Human Rights Law” as a visiting professor at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law

I am looking forward to teaching the first course on Sexuality, Gender Identity and International Humanitarian and Human Rights Law as a visiting professor at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law

Next Tuesday the course will start in the framework of the LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law.

Should you be interested in offering a course in this field at your institution get in touch! Together with my colleagues of the European Commission on Sexual Orientation Law (ECSOL) I am happy to help out !

See: https://www.unil.ch/dip/fr/home/menuguid/sogiesc-law-project.html

See: https://www.geneva-academy.ch/masters/ll-m

Think about the legal education that your society needs…Germany’s current system goes back to the Prussian system of 1869…and is highly controversial

Think about the legal education that your society needs…Germany’s current system goes back to the Prussian system of 1869…and is highly controversial

Prüfungsstress unter Ju­ris­t*in­nen: Wenn das Studium krank macht

Wer sich für das juristische Staatsexamen vorbereitet, ist enormem Leistungsdruck ausgesetzt. Eine grundlegende Reform wird aber dauern.

Markierte Seiten im BGB eine*r Jurastudent*in zur Vorbereitung auf eine Prüfung

Read: https://taz.de/Pruefungsstress-unter-Juristinnen/!5759026/

No (more) functional immunity for war crimes ? A recent German judgment regarding a lieutenant (2021) is particularly interesting when compared to a Swiss judgment regarding a minister of 2012 (Affaire Nezzar) — International Law in Switzerland – Professor Andreas R Ziegler

No functional immunity for war crimes ? A recent German judgment (2021) is particularly interesting when compared to a Swiss judgment of 2012 (Affaire Nezzar) Read for an analysis of the German judgment this commentary: https://www.justsecurity.org/75596/on-functional-immunity-of-foreign-officials-and-crimes-under-international-law/ Read the German judgement: https://www.justsecurity.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/german-federal-court-of-justice-functional-immunity-war-crimes-cases-2021-3_str_564-19a.pdf Read the Swiss judgment here: https://www.humanrights.ch/cms/upload/pdf/120809_BStGer_Khaled_Nezzar.pdf

No (more) functional immunity for war crimes ? A recent German judgment (2021) is particularly interesting when compared to a Swiss judgment of 2012 (Affaire Nezzar) — International Law in Switzerland – Professor Andreas R Ziegler

Celebrate with us over 100 years of publications by the Swiss Society of International Law and 30 years SRIEL – now for the first time easy to retrieve ! — International Law in Switzerland – Professor Andreas R Ziegler

Over 100 years of publications by the Swiss Society of International Law – now for the first time easy to retrieve ! 1914 – 1943 Publications by the Swiss Society of International Law (Druckschriften der SVIR / Publications de la SSDI) 1944-1990 Swiss Yearbook of International Law (Schweizerisches Jahrbuch für internationales Recht / Annuaire suisse […]

Celebrate with us over 100 years of publications by the Swiss Society of International Law and 30 years SRIEL – now for the first time easy to retrieve ! — International Law in Switzerland – Professor Andreas R Ziegler

Reminder: Call for Papers – Lessons Learned in Arbitration in the Pandemic – A Look-Ahead at a Conference in Lausanne (Switzerland) (Deadline 15 April 2021)

Reminder: Call for Papers – Lessons Learned in Arbitration in the Pandemic – A Look-Ahead at a Conference in Lausanne (Switzerland) (Deadline 15 April 2021)


Arbitrators, Advocates, In-House Counsel, Arbitral Institutions & Academics


The UNIL LL.M. Programme in International Business Law & CEDIDAC, along with the Hospitality and
Tourism Law at the American University, Washington College of Law are inviting abstracts on the impact of
COVID on disputes and arbitration in the hospitality industry and the construction industry.

Deadline for Abstracts: April 15, 2021
Deadline for Papers: September 24, 2021
Conference Date: October 15, 2021

Topic Ideas & Suggestions. In order to encourage a wide range of submissions, UNIL’s LL.M. & CEDIDAC
and HTL are prepared to facilitate interdisciplinary discussions among legal and academic faculty & researchers
and practitioners to encourage abstracts on the most recent innovations, trends, concerns and practical challenges presented by COVID in industry and COVID restrictions on arbitration. Papers of interest might discuss the following topics.


– The impact of COVID on hospitality agreements or construction agreements;
– The impact of COVID on arbitration;
– The impact of COVID on using online dispute resolution;
– After COVID, the landscape of arbitration and lessons-learned;
– After COVID, the return to the new normal in legal agreements;
– After COVID, the return to the new normal in operations as influenced by the pandemic;
– After COVID, unintended economic partners and adversaries when banks foreclose on properties.

Submissions & Peer-Reviewed Publication. Abstracts of up to 500 words should be sent to Dr. Shaheeza
Lalani (llm@unil.ch) with copy to Steven G. Shapiro (steven.shapiro@wcl.american.edu). Selected papers will be
included in a peer-reviewed publication, co-edited by Steven Shapiro).


UNIL & WCL.

The UNIL LL.M. in International Business Law takes an interdisciplinary, comparative, and practice-oriented
approach to enable young lawyers to face legal challenges in today’s global business environment. Offering the
highest quality of teaching in small group settings and 5 specialisations, the Programme is taught by an
international team of distinguished academics and practitioners. For more information, see http://www.unil.ch/llm.
The CEDIDAC is a center for continuing education, conferences and research, which hosts/co-hosts between
10 and 15 well-attended conferences per year. The CEDIDAC brings academics and practitioners together and
has published more than 106 books, mostly in topics related to Swiss national law, since it was founded in 1985.
Together the UNIL LL.M. & CEDIDAC host international conferences and publish edited volumes in their
BRILL Series: International and Comparative Business Law and Public Policy.

Another great volume in our EYIEL series edited by my Colleague Catherine Titi: Public Actors in International Investment Law!

Another great volume in our series edited by my Colleague Catherine Titi: Public Actors in International Investment Law!

Catharine Titi (Centre national de la recherche scientifique) has published Public Actors in International Investment Law (Springer 2021). The table of contents is here. Here’s the abstract:

This open access book focuses on public actors with a role in the settlement of investment disputes. Traditional studies on actors in international investment law have tended to concentrate on arbitrators, claimant investors and respondent states. Yet this focus on the “principal” players in investment dispute settlement has allowed a number of other seminal actors to be neglected. This book seeks to redress this imbalance by turning the spotlight on the latter. From the investor’s home state to domestic courts, from sub-national governments to international organisations, and from political risk insurance agencies to legal defence teams in national ministries, the book critically reviews these overlooked public actors in international investment law.

An interesting article by my colleague and our alumna Mary Mayenfisch-Tobin, BCL (University College Dublin), LLM (University of Lausanne): Not Such a World Apart – From The United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland to Cork, Ireland

An interesting article by my colleague and our alumna Mary Mayenfisch-Tobin, BCL (University College Dublin), LLM (University of Lausanne): Not Such a World Apart – From The United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland to Cork, Ireland

Drawing on her experience as a lawyer, lobbyist and lecturer, Mary Mayenfisch considers the intersection of business and human rights by observing the development of human rights standards of corporate responsibility and accountability, examining compliance with these national and international standards and questioning the role of the modern lawyer in all of this.

Read: https://www.corkonlinelawreview.com/single-post/not-such-a-world-apart-from-the-united-nations-geneva-switzerland-to-cork-ireland

Conférence lundi 22 MARS 2021 | 12:00 – 14:00: “Le droit de connaître ses origines : une nécessaire approche transversale”

Conférence lundi 22 MARS 2021 | 12:00 – 14:00: “Le droit de connaître ses origines : une nécessaire approche transversale”

Géraldine MATHIEU – Droit, Université de Liège et Namur (Begique)

“Le droit de l’enfant à la connaissance de ses origines dans les contextes de la PMA et de l’adoption en Suisse: quelle balance des différents intérêts ?”

Michelle COTTIER – Droit, Université de Genève

Inscription obligatoire au plus tard 2 h avant le début de la séance (accès au lien zoom)


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Congratulations to my Doctoral Student Sophie Thirion for Successfully Defending her PhD Thesis on Trade-Related Aspects of the Minamata Convention on Mercury (Trade and Environment)

Congratulations to my Doctoral Student Sophie Thirion for Successfully Defending her PhD Thesis on Trade-Related Aspects of the Minamata Convention on Mercury (Trade and Environment)

Madame Sophie Thirion, titulaire d’une Licence en droit, sciences politiques et sociales, mention droit, obtenue auprès de l’Université Paris 1 – Panthéon – Sorbonne, d’un Master 1 en droit européen et international ainsi que d’un Master 2 en droit de l’environnement, tous deux également obtenus auprès de de l’Université Paris 1 – Panthéon – Sorbonne, a soutenu le 12 mars 2021 avec succès, en vue de l’obtention du grade de docteure en droit, sa thèse intitulée :

Le contrôle de la circulation mondiale du mercure et sa compatibilité avec les règles du commerce international – Etude de la procédure de consentement préalable en connaissance de cause de la Convention de Minamata

Un grand merci au jury !

  • Madame Concetta Pontecorvo, Professeure de droit international à l’Université de Naples – Fédéric II
  • Monsieur Franz Perrez, Ambassadeur de l’environnement, chef de division Affaires internationales, Office fédéral de l’environnement OFEV à Berne     
  • Madame Juliette Voinov Kohler, Chargée de cours, CDCEI
  • Monsieur Francesco Maiani, Professeur, Président du jury
  • Monsieur Andreas R. Ziegler, Professeur, Directeur de thèse

         

Great opportunity ! Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law: Five Fully Funded Doctoral Candidates in EU and Comparative Procedural Law & International Law and Dispute Resolution — International Law in Switzerland – Professor Andreas R Ziegler

Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law: Five Fully Funded Doctoral Candidates in EU and Comparative Procedural Law & International Law and Dispute Resolution The Max Planck Institute Luxembourg is currently recruiting for the International Max Planck Research School for Successful Dispute Resolution in International Law “IMPRS-SDR”: Five Fully Funded Doctoral Candidates in EU and […]

Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law: Five Fully Funded Doctoral Candidates in EU and Comparative Procedural Law & International Law and Dispute Resolution — International Law in Switzerland – Professor Andreas R Ziegler
MPI Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law |  Max-Planck-Gesellschaft