INTRAlaw (International and Transnational Tendencies in Law) is organising an academic workshop on the theme of "Interaction between human rights: 50 years of the Covenants". See programme and speakers here.
|Date||Thu 29 Sep|
|Time||09:00 — 18:00|
INTRAlaw (International and Transnational Tendencies in Law) is organising an academic workshop on 29–30 September 2016 on the theme of Interaction between human rights: 50 years of the Covenants.
The colloquium will bring together scholars working on the interaction within the human rights regime on the international, regional and domestic planes. What is of interest is the way that the two covenants have influenced each other in their legal development; and, significantly, the way that different human rights systems have influenced each other in the definition and implementation of these rights.
Particular attention will be given to the activities of the Human Rights Committee and the Committee on Economic Social and Cultural Rights, and their role in interpreting and driving implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR).
Guest speakers include Prof. Sir Nigel Rodley, Prof. Xavier Groussot, Prof. Janelle Diller, Dr. Jonas Christoffersen, Prof. Sarah Cleveland, Prof. Mikael Rask Madsen, Prof. Geir Ulfstein, Prof. Kjetil Mujezinović Larsen and Prof. Gregor Noll.
09.00–09.30: Coffee & Registration
09.30–11.00: Opening plenary: the Covenants at 50
11.15–12.30: Panel sessions (two in parallel)
1. Relationship between PIL and IHRL
Chair: Gregor Noll
2. Implementation and enforcement of the ICCPR and ICESCR at the domestic and regional levels
Chair: Xavier Groussot
13.30–14.45: Panel sessions (two in parallel)
3. Interaction between UN processes and regional and domestic human rights systems 1
Chair: Sarah Cleveland
4. Interaction between UN processes and regional and domestic human rights systems 2
Chair: Geir Ulfstein
14.45–15.15: Afternoon Tea & Coffee
15.15–16.30: Panel sessions (three in parallel)
5. Interaction between and within regional human rights systems
Chair: Louise Halleskov Storgaard
6. Indivisibility and interrelatedness of rights, in particular within and between the Covenants
Chair: Jens Vedsted-Hansen
7. Business and Finance – Part 1
Chair: Tara Van Ho
16.45–18.00: Plenary: the Covenants and Crisis
Chair: Fenella Billing
Modalities – Organising Committee representative
Fenella Billing, Nikolas Feith Tan, Louise Halleskov Storgaard, Lauren Neumann, Vito Todeschini, Tara Van Ho, Jens Vedsted-Hansen.
INTRAlaw is a research centre established within the Department of Law at Aarhus University in Denmark. INTRAlaw research takes as its point of departure the fact that sovereign states are no longer solely in charge of defining, implementing and enforcing legal norms. To an increasing extent, legal norms are created as a result of activities in international and supranational organisations, transnational corporations and through collaborations between public-law and private-law agencies on a national, regional and international level.