Nordic Narratives of International Law

Two-day conference in Oslo on how international law has been constructed and applied in Nordic public spheres and abroad

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Illustration: Colourbox

The research group Law, Society and Legal Development and the UiO Nordic projects Nordic Branding: Politics of Exceptionalism and The Public Sphere and Freedom of Expression in the Nordic Countries 1815-1900, will host a conference on the Nordic construction of international law. Participants include experts in the field from all the five Nordic countries. Contributions to the seminar will form part of an edited book to be published in English, most likely with Oxford University Press.

The seminar is free and open to those interested, but registration is necessary. 

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Program

June 6

11:30 – 12:30 Lunch

12:30: Welcome

Dag Michalsen, Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo

12:35 Panel 1: Theory and Trends

Chair: Malcolm Langford, Professor, University of Oslo

Small States, Geopolitics and Nordic Constructions of International Law

Iver Neumann, Institute Director NOVA, Oslo Metropolitan University

Scandinavian Realism and International Law

Johan Strang, Lecturer, University of Helsinki

International Courts and Nordic Politics

Mikael Madsen, Professor, University of Copenhagen

Concluding Comment

Geir Ulfstein, Professor, University of Oslo

14:30 Coffee and cake

15:00 Panel 2: Structural Themes in International Law

Chair: Astrid Kjeldgaard-Pedersen, Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen

Law of the Sea

Kristina Siig, Professor, Syddansk Universitet

International Economic Law

Ivar Alvik, Professor, University of Oslo

Security Law and Institutions

Jørgen Skjold, Research Fellow, University of Oslo

Concluding Comment

Kjersti Lohne, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Oslo

16:15 Coffee break

16:30 Panel 3: Structural Themes in International Law

Chair: Jørgen Skjold, Research Fellow, University of Oslo

Migration

Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen, Professor, University of Copenhagen

Human Rights

Johan Karlsson Schaffer, Docent, University of Gothenburg

Concluding Comment

Anne Hellum, Professor, University of Oslo

Amanda Cellini, Research Fellow, University of Oslo

19:00 Dinner for speakers 

June 7

 

09:00 Panel 3: Nordic Actors in International Relations

Chair: Ivar Alvik, Professor, University of Oslo

Nordic Professor-Politicians and International Law

Dag Michalsen, Dean, University of Oslo

Nordic Judges in International Courts

Astrid Kjeldgaard-Pedersen, Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen

Malcolm Langford, Professor, University of Oslo

Øyvind Stiansen, Researcher, University of Oslo

Stockholm Chamber of Commerce

Daniel Behn, Lecturer, University of Liverpool

Concluding Comment

Alla Pozdnakova, Professor, University of Oslo

Tori Loven Kirkebø, Research Fellow, University of Oslo

11:30 Planning and way forward

Dag Michalsen, Malcolm Langford, Astrid Kjeldgaard-Pedersen, Ivar Alvik, Jørgen Skjold

12:00 Close

Published Nov. 21, 2018 2:13 PM - Last modified June 7, 2019 11:07 AM