Interaction between human rights: 50 years of the Covenants - day 2

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 the programme and speakers here.

Dato fre 30 sep
Tid 09:00 15:00
Sted Aarhus University

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

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.

Programme on day 2

09.00–09.15: Coffee

09.15–10.30: Plenary: interaction between international, regional, and domestic systems

Chair: Louise Halleskov Storgaard


  • Geir Ulfstein, Department of Public and International Law, University of Oslo
  • Jonas Christoffersen, Danish Institute for Human Rights

10.30–11.00: Coffee

11.00–12.30: Panel sessions (three in parallel)

8. Business and Finance – Part 2

Chair: Karin Buhmann

  • Başak Bağlayan, Covenants and Corporations
  • Ángel Aday Jiménez Alemán & Carmen Montesinos Padilla, Taming the Globalization: Transnational Corporations and The Horizontal Effect Of The Covenants in The Global Sphere
  • Yota Negishi, The Relationship between Financial Actors Exercising Public Authority and Victims of Covenants Rights Violations 

9. Times of Crisis

Chair: Fenella Billing

  • Nicholas Petrie, The Manifest Destiny of Humanity’s Law: Universal Human Rights Jurisdiction and the Supreme Court of Chile in López and Ceballos
  • Joshua Joseph Niyo, Non-State Armed Groups and Human Rights Obligations: Can the “Rebel” be humanitarian?
  • Yu Suzuki, The Principle of Equality of Arms and National Security: the Impact of International and Regional Human Rights Law in Cases against Alleged Terrorists

10. Protecting the Vulnerable

Chair: Jesper Lindholm

  • Vladislava Stoyanova, Slavery: a Neglected Right under the ICCPR?
  • Eleni Karageorgiou, Asylum seekers and international human rights law: A harmonious coexistence in times of crisis?
  • Giulia Brancoli Busdraghi, ICCPR and refugee protection: objectives reached, open issues

12.30–13.30: Lunch

13.30–15.00: Final plenary: reform of the international and regional systems (open to the public)

Chair: Jens Vedsted-Hansen


  • Xavier Groussot, Faculty of Law, Lund University
  • Sarah Cleveland, Human Rights Committee member & Columbia Law School
  • Mikael Rask Madsen, iCourts & Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen

15.00: Closing of the colloquium, followed by optional walk of the campus (15.15-15.45)

> View the programme for day 1

Organising committee

Fenella Billing, Nikolas Feith Tan, Louise Halleskov Storgaard, Lauren Neumann, Vito Todeschini, Tara Van Ho, Jens Vedsted-Hansen.

About INTRAlaw

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.

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