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What is an Academic Institution’s Strategic Plan?

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  As a new lecturer at the Institute of Political Science and Governance of the Tallinn University, I was asked (as were the other academic workers of the Institute) to give my opinion on some issues concerning the work of the Institute, as well as on the general University’s Strategic Plan. Such Strategic development aims […]

International Law Teaching Methods

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Those who cannot directly attend the United Nation’s annual general debate may watch the presentations at the United Nations Webcast The videos and / or texts could be used for teaching international law. Actually, every subject has its own teaching methods some of which may and some of which may not be similar to the […]

Renewed Multilateralism in “Addressing the Great Issues of Our Day”*

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  The Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon is expected to tell the global leaders Today morning during their gathering for the opening of the United Nation’s annual general debate in New York that the world’s most pressing challenges can only be solved when countries unite through the United Nations. This year’s proposed theme for the general […]

A Cocktail Party in Pocket …*

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A new advertisement of an ICL international constitutional law event – The “24th IVR World Congress: Global Harmony and Rule of Law“ is taking place from September 15-20, 2009 in Beijing. The event is organized by the China Law Society in cooperation with the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy. Why do I put here […]

On Naturalism and Positivism in International Law

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  I told the students at the Tallinn University very briefly about the history and theory of international law today. I have always (at least after having become aware of those) wanted to stress the relation between the still leading conceptions of international law – naturalism and positivism. Having the Peter Malanczuk’s book as a […]

First Human Rights Class with a New Group – Updated

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This Friday (9/11) I began with the “Protection of Human Rights under EU Law” course with a new group of students at the University of Tartu. The students in this group are from different universities – From Estonia (University of Tartu), Georgia (Tbilisi State University), Lithuania (Vytautas Magnus University), Poland (Jagiellonian University) and Turkey (Ege […]

The Future of Human Rights and Democracy in Europe

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A Conference “What future for human rights and democracy in Europe? The role of the Council of Europe” is taking place on 11 September 2009 at Paris. The conference will inter alia discuss the questions, whether human rights and the rule of law are under threat from the world economic crisis and various conflicts, and what […]

Human Rights… Democracy… Rule of Law

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Human Rights, democracy and the rule of law are the Council of Europe’s fundamental values. On 5 May 1949 ten states (Belgium, Denmark, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom) signed the Treaty of London. The last Council of Europe’s political mandate was defined in May 2005 by the third […]

International Legal Theory Colloquium – What Is That?

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I was just thinking that cannot something theoretically similar be held in Estonia:   “IILJ International Legal Theory Colloquium Spring 2010: Global Governance Benedict Kingsbury and Joseph Weiler NYU Law School Pollack Colloquium Room, Furman Hall 9th Floor, 245 Sullivan Street Wednesdays 2pm-3.50pm [student seminar also meets separately, Thursdays 4pm-5.50pm]   This scholarly Colloquium carried […]

Public International Law and Private International Law – (How) Do They Differ?

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  I have read discussions about the role of public international lawyers after they have graduated from universities and how does this role differ from the role of private international lawyers, accompanying the appearance of a new book by Eric A. Posner, “The Perils of Global Legalism” University of Chicago Press 2009 (that I am […]

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