History and international law: an intertwined relationship

History and international law: an intertwined relationship
  from 6/4/18 to 6/5/18

An Intertwined Relationship

4th- 5th June 2018
Rodo Hotel - Florence, Italy

With a view to examining the reciprocal and intertwined relations between history and international law, this workshop ponders the impacts exerted by historical events upon the making and drafting of modern international legal treaties and their drafters.
From international law to history, it wishes to explore instances where international legal workings (as in the making of international treaties or institutions) directly changed historical or societal courses of events.

4th June 2018

12:00 – 14:00 Arrival and registration
14:00 – 14:15 Words of welcome – Prof. Annalisa Ciampi

14:15 – 16:30 Panel I: Theoretical and Methodological Issues
Chair: His Honour Judge Giorgio Gaja, Emeritus Professor, University of Florence, Judge at the International Court of Justice

14:15 – 14:45 His Honour Judge Paulo Pinto de Albuquerque, Judge at the European Court of Human Rights
14:45 – 15:15 Ambassador Rolf Einar Fife, Norwegian Ambassador to France, Arbitrator at the Permanent Court of Arbitration
15:15 – 15:45 Professor Annalisa Ciampi, University of Verona
15:45 – 16:30 Comments and thoughts by Judge Gaja followed by open discussion

16:30 – 17:00 Coffee Break

17:00 – 18:45 Panel II: History of/and International Criminal Law
Chair: Professor Mauro Politi, University of Trento, Former Judge at the International Criminal Court

17:00 – 17:30 Professor Olympia Bekou, University of Nottingham
17:30 – 18:00 Professor Erika de Wet, Universities of Pretoria and Bonn
18:00 – 18:45 Comments and thoughts by Prof. Politi followed by open discussion

19:30 Conference Dinner – Strozzi Caffè

The 4th Geneva Convention’s Drafting History as the origin of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) and Duty to Prevent (D2P)

Tuesday 5th June 2018

10:15 – 12:30 Panel III: History of/and International Humanitarian Law
Chair: Professor Luigi Condorelli, Honorary Professor, University of Geneva, Former Professor, University of Florence

10:15 – 10:45 Professor Pierre Hazan, University of Neuchâtel, Advisor on Transitional Justice at the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, Geneva
10:45 – 11:15 Advocate Mirjam de Bruin, Country Representative in the occupied Palestinian territories, Former Senior Legal Advisor of International Humanitarian Law, The Netherlands Red Cross
11:15 – 11:45 Doctor Gilad Ben-Nun, Marie Curie Individual Fellow, University of Verona
11:45 – 12:30 Comments and thoughts by Prof. Condorelli followed by open discussion

12:30 – 14:30 Lunch Break – Colle Bereto Dehor

14:30 – 16:45 Panel IV: History and the Constitutionalization of International Law
Chair: Professor Bardo Fassbender, University of St. Gallen

14:30 – 15:00 Professor Stefan Troebst, University of Leipzig
15:00 – 15:30 Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott, Queen Mary University of London, Honorary Research Fellow, University of Oxford
15:30 – 16:00 Professor Yannick Radi, University of Louvain
16:00 – 16:45 Comments and thoughts by Prof. Fassbender followed by open discussion
16:45 – 17:30 Conclusions and ideas for future cooperation – Dott. Gilad Ben-nun and Prof. Annalisa Ciampi

19:30 Conference Dinner – Strozzi Caffè

REQUE2 project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation
programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 701275

The 4th Geneva Convention’s Drafting History as the origin of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) and Duty to Prevent (D2P)


Programme Director
Annalisa Ciampi