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The International Court of Justice: jurisdiction, procedure and merits – experiences as counsel
Información básica
el Martes, 31 de Octubre 2017, 14:00 - 16:30
C/ Serrano, 26-4ºderecha. Madrid.
Fide holds this session. To attend, it is essential to request assistance to Victoria Dal Lago. Please ask for registration conditions.

Panelist: Professor Dr. Andreas Zimmermann, Professor at the University of Potsdam and Director of the Potsdam Centre of Human Rights (*)

Moderator: Carlos Espósito, Professor of Public International Law. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid


Prof. Andreas Zimmermann, LL.M (Harvard) is the main editor of the Commentary on the Statute of the ICJ (OUP, 2nd. ed, 2012; 3rd ed forthcoming 2018) and has appeared in several high-profile cases before the ICJ such as the Bosnian Genocide case, the Kosovo advisory proceedings, and most recently the case brought by Ukraine against the Russian Federation. He will discuss the extent of the Court’s jurisdiction, outline its procedure and address the effects of the Court’s judgments on the merits of a case in light of his experiences as both, an academic writer on the Court, and as somebody who has appeared on several occasions before the Court.

Academic Direction: Arbitration and International Litigation Forum

• Ignacio Díez-Picazo, Lawyer. Chaired Professor of Procedural Law at the Faculty of Law, Universidad Complutense of Madrid
• Carlos Espósito, Professor of Public International Law, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
• Francisco Garcimartín, Professor of Private International Law, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Consultant, Linklaters SL

Schedule: The session will be held between 14:00 and 16:30 hours, reserving the first half-hour for an informal snack.

(*) Professor Dr. Andreas Zimmermann, Professor at the University of Potsdam and Director of the Potsdam Centre of Human Rights. Dr jur. (Heidelberg), LL.M. (Harvard); former Member of the German delegation to the Preparatory Committee and the United Nations Diplomatic Conference on the Establishment of an International Criminal Court; member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration; counsel in various cases before the ICJ and arbitral tribunals; judge ad hoc in cases before the European Court of Human Rights; arbitrator under the annex to the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties; member of the advisory boards on UN issues and on public international law of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs; member of the advisory committee on international humanitarian law of the German Red Cross, inter alia co-editor of ‘The Statute of the International Court of Justice – A Commentary’ (Oxford University Press, 2006; 2nded., 2012) and editor of the “The 1951 Convention on the Status of refugees and its 1967 Protocol -. A Commentary (Oxford University Press, 2011).

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