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Masterclass 16 – 19 May 2022
The Fate of International Courts
The upcoming Masterclass with Professor Hélène Ruiz Fabri will take place on 16 – 19 May 2022 at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, Germany.
The central theme will be “The Fate of International Courts”.
The four sessions will be divided along the following subject lines:
(i) the conceptual challenges of defining international courts;
(ii) critical perspectives on who international adjudicators are;
(iii) the potential for dialogue and cross-fertilization amongst different courts as interpretive tools; and
(iv) the need for adjudicators to be aware of ethical issues, particularly potential conflicts of interest.
Professor Hélène Ruiz Fabri is the Director of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law. She has degrees in law and political science and a Doctorate from the University of Bourdeaux. She was also professor at the Sorbonne Law School (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), where she was the Dean for four years. She has also been the Director of the Joint Institute of Comparative Law of Paris (UMR de droit compare – Paris 1/CNRS) for eleven years and the Director of the Master 2 Degree Program in International Economic Law. She has much experience in legal consulting, including with UNESCO and the Council of Europe. She also regularly acts as an arbitrator in investment-related disputes under the ICSID Convention and the UNCITRAL Rules.
On 17 May, Professor Ruiz Fabri will also give a public lecture at the DAI Heidelberg on the topic of “Feminism and International Law”.