Thursday 10 December 2015

Final PluriCourts Conference on Reform of ECtHR and UN Treaty Bodies

On 29 February and 1 March, the University of Oslo is organising the final conference of the large MultiRights project. This 5-year ERC-funded project investigated the legitimacy discussions around international human rights supervisory organs and the reform processes both at the UN and ECHR level. The final conference brings these strands of research together in an event entitled 'Reforms of the Individual complaint mechanisms in the UN treaty bodies and the European Court of Human Rights: Symptoms and Prescriptions – Mutual Lessons?' This is the organisers' conference abstract:

The conference will focus on analyzing and comparing the reform processes of the UN treaty bodies and of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) aiming at finding mutual learning experiences. A particular focus will be given to the following issues:

1) Procedure of selection of members and judges
2) Case load situation
3) Quality of reasoning
4) Margin of appreciation and subsidiarity

Confirmed speakers include:

* Hans-Joerg Behrens, Federal Ministry of Justice, Germany
* Inga Bostad, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights
* Eva Brems, Gent University
* Başak Çali, Koc University
* Andreas Føllesdal, PluriCourts
* Larry Helfer, Duke University
* Martin Kuijer, VU University Amsterdam
* Kjetil Larsen, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights
* Morten Ruud, CoE committee of experts on the reform of the Court
* Kirsten Sandberg, University of Oslo
* Martin Scheinin, European University Institute
* Nora Sveaass, University of Oslo
* Geir Ulfstein, PluriCourts