Flexibility in International Dispute Settlement – Conciliation Revisited

Book Presentation and Panel Discussion

« Flexibility in International Dispute Settlement – Conciliation Revisited »

13 November 2020, 10:00-11:45 am (via Cisco Webex)

Christian Tomuschat, former President of the Court of Conciliation and Arbitration within the OSCE and current Member of the Court’s Bureau, and Marcelo Kohen, Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, will present the recently published study “Flexibility in International Dispute Settlement – Conciliation Revisited” (Brill Nijhoff, 2020) and discuss with distinguished panelists the topic of conciliation as an adaptable method of settling international disputes.

The publication assembles the papers initially presented at a colloquium held in October 2018 in Geneva, which explored conciliation in a wider context. Conciliation is examined in selected fields of activity of the international community and incorporates experiences from Europe, Africa and Asia. The study takes stock of the successful revival of conciliation by looking closer at the case of Timor Leste v. Australia. The practices of inter-state disputes within human rights treaty bodies are highlighted. The publication also discusses the potential of the OSCE Court of Conciliation and Arbitration, which still remains to be fully activated.

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Panel speakers include :

Emmanuel Decaux, President of the Court of Conciliation and Arbitration within the OSCE, Professor emeritus, University of Paris II, Panthéon-Assas

Marc Bossuyt, President emeritus, Constitutional Court of Belgium, Professor emeritus, University of Antwerp, Member of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Marie Jacobsson, Ambassador, Principal Legal Adviser on International Law, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden

Guido Raimondi, President of the Social Chamber, Court of Cassation, Italy, Former President of the European Court of Human Rights

Hélène Ruiz Fabri, Director of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law

Discussions will be held in English and French, without translation.