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Lunch-time Lectures

Jointly with the Section for International Law and International Relations the LL.M. Program organizes a series of lectures and presentations on topical issues of international law. Practitioners and academics provide their insights into various current problems and developments and find a forum for discussion.

Among the lectures recently held are:

Sigmar STADLMEIER

Director of the Institute of Public International Law, Air Law and International Relations, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz

Use of Force against Civil Aircraft-A Case Study on Malaysia Airlines MH17

6 December 2017

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Szilárd GÁSPÁR-SZILÁGYI

Postdoctoral Fellow, Univ. Oslo, PluriCourts Centre of Excellence

Should National Courts be co-opted as Investment Courts?

6 November 2017

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Aniruddha RAJPUT

Member, UN International Law Commission; Advocate, Supreme Court of India

Evidence before International Courts and Tribunals

11 October 2017

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Robin GEIß

Professor of International Law and Security, University of Glasgow

Autonomous Weapons Systems - Contemporary Developments at the UN

8 June 2017

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Christian STROHAL

Ambassador, Special Representative f. the Austrian OSCE Chairmanship 2017

Security in Europe - and where are Human Rights and the OSCE?

31 May 2017

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Professor Andrea K. BJORKLUND

L.Yves Fortier Chair in International Arbitration and International Commercial Law, Mc Gill University, Montreal

The CETA "Court"

24 May 2017

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Mary Ellen O'CONNELL

Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law and Research Professor of International Dispute Resolution, Kroc Institute, University of Notre Dame

A Role for Beauty in International Legal Theory

15 May 2017

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Mónica G. SALMONES

Research Fellow at the Eric Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights, University of Helsinki

The Project of Positivism in International Law

27 April 2017

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Serena FORLATI

LL.M. (Bruges), PhD (Rome, La Sapienza), Assoc. Prof.of International Law, Dept. of Law, University of Ferrara

Universal Civil Jurisdiction and the European Convention of Human Rights: the Case of Nait Liman vs. Switzerland

25 April 2017

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Joanne GABRYNOWICZ

Prof. emerita and Director of the National Center for Remote Sensing, Air, and Space Law of the University of the Mississippi School of Law (2001-2013), Visiting Professor at the Beijing Institute of Technology School of Law (China)

The 2015 U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act and some International Law Considerations

7 April 2017 

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José E. ALVAREZ

Herbert and Rose Rubin Professor of International Law, NY Univ. School of Law, Co-Editor in Chief, American Journal of International Law

The Use (and Misuse) of European Human Rights Law in Investment Arbitration

5 April 2017

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Hiroshi ODA

Sir Ernest Satow Professor of Japanese Law, University College London, Attorney at Law, Nagashimo Ohno and Tsunematsu (Japan), Solicitor (England and Wales), Member of the ICC Court of Arbitration

Arbitration Reform in Russia: a Path towards Protectionism?

22 March 2017

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Kristina DAUGIRDAS

Visiting Fellow, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva (2016-17), Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor

How and Why International Law Binds International Organizations

13 March 2017

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Prof. Gerhard HAFNER, Prof. International Law (ret.), Univ. Vienna                        Ambassador Dr. Helmut TICHY, Legal Adviser of the Austrian Foreign Ministry        Prof. August REINISCH, Section f. International Law and Relations, Univ. Vienna

The Current Work of the ILC and the Debate in the 6th Committee of the UN General Assembly during its 71st Session in November 2016

15 December 2016

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Prof. Pavel STURMA

Head, the Department of International Law, Charles University in Prague, Member of International Law Commission

Immunity of State Officials from Foreign Criminal Jurisdiction

1 December 2016

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Sara MANSOUR FALLAH and Philipp JANIG

Dept. of European, Comparative and International Law, University of Vienna

Certain Iranian Assets: Legal Implications arising from the most recent case before the ICJ?

16 November 2016

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Michael WAIBEL

University Senior Lecturer, University of Cambridge, Faculty of Law; Co-Deputy Director, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law

Non-discrimination in International Economic Law: Convergence or Divergence?

27 October 2016

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Gudrun ZAGEL

Professor of International Law and Human Rights, University of the Federal Army Neubiberg Munich /Germany

WTO and Human Rights: The WTO's Responsibility under International Law

18 October 2016

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Andreas KUMIN

Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, Professor for European, Law, University of Graz

Thomas JAEGER

Professor for European Law, University of Vienna

Friedl WEISS

Professor for European Law (ret.), University of Vienna

The BREXIT: Legal Implications

11 October 2016

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Daniel RAMOS

Legal Officer, Trade & Environment Division, World Trade Organization (WTO)

WTO & Climate Change

15 June 2016 

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David SLOSS

Professor of Law, Santa Clara University School of Law Faculty, California

The Supremacy of Treaties over State Law

6 June 2016

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James D. FRY

Associate Professor of Law and Director of the LLM Programme, University of Hong Kong; Visiting Associate Professor of International Law, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

Conflict in the East China Sea

31 May 2016

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Main participants: Björn AHL, University of Cologne, Matthew ERIE, Oxford University, Christian GÖBEL, University of Vienna, FU Yulin, Peking University Law School, Christian GÖBEL, University of Vienna, HOU Meng, Peking University Law School, LI Ling, University of Vienna, Agnes SCHICK-CHEN, University of Vienna

China’s Judicial Reforms and the Rule-of-Law as a Political Program under Xi Jinping

3 June 2016

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Karl ZEMANEK

Professor emeritus, Department of International Law, University of Vienna, Member of the Institut de Droit International

Court Generated State Practice?

24 May 2016

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Gerd DROESSE

Former Legal Counsel of the Interim Secretariat and Acting General Counsel of the Secretariat of the Green Climate Fund

The Green Climate Fund as a New Type of International Organization

18 April 2016

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Boldizsár NAGY

Associate Professor of Public International Law, Eötvös Loránd University and Central European University

Pioneer of the wrong cause. Hungary's refugee policy in 2015-201

14 March 2016

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Markus P. BEHAM
MMag., LL.M. (Columbia), uni:docs fellow, Department of Legal
Philosophy, Law of Religion and Culture
 
The Illusion of Customary International Human Rights Law, An Analysis of ‘Non-Treaty’ Obligations for ‘Moral Concepts’


20 January 2016
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Christian TAMS
Professor of International Law, University of Glasgow
 
State Succession and Investment Protection: Where A Special Regime Meets General International Law
 
14 January 2016
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Professor Gerhard HAFNER
Professor for International Law (ret.), University of Vienna
Ambassador Dr. Helmut TICHY
Legal Advisor of the Austrian Foreign Ministry
Professor Dr. August REINISCH
Section for International Law and International Relations, University of Vienna
 
The Current Work of the ILC and the Debate in the 6th Committee
of the UN General Assembly during its 70th Session in
November 2015

 
3 December 2015
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Ralph JANIK
MMag., LL.M., Department for European, International and Comparative Law,
Section for International Law and International Relations
 
The conflict in Syria and the ius ad bellum
 
24 November 2015
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Vivienne BATH
BA (Asian Studies), LLB (Australian National University), LLM (Harvard University),
Professor of Chinese and International Business Law, Sydney Law School,

China and Australia: Developments in legal approaches to domestic and international Investment

29 October 2015

Alberto E. DOJAS
Lawyer (University of Buenos Aires –UBA-), Master in International Affairs (Columbia University), Doctorate in International Law (Summa Cum Laude, UBA). Former OPCW Legal Adviser Legality of a Use of Force and the Practice of States

What can be expected in the next two decades?

21 October 2015
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Matthias GOLDMANN
Dr. iur., LL.M. (NYU), Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

Lawmaking through Principles of International Law?
The Example of Sovereign Debt Restructurings

14 October 2015
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Lord Jonathan MINCE
Chair of the International Law Association and
Judge of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

International Law Issues before the UK Supreme Court

2 September 2015 _______________________________________________________________________

Dr. Ioannis STRIBIS
Legal Services, OSCE Secretariat

Congress of Vienna and OSCE: Parallel Lives?

1 September 2015
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Larry Johnson
Adjunct Professor Columbia Law School, New York
Former Deputy Legal Counsel of the UN and Legal Adviser of the IAEA

Legal Challenges of the UN headquartered in the US

3 June 2015
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Professor Attila M. Tanzi, PhD
Chair of International Law, School of Law, University of Bologna – Alma Mater
Studiorum Visiting Professor, Queen Mary, University of London

Hard and Soft Law Instruments of Codification of International Law

4 May 2015
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Judith Knieper
Legal Officer UNCITRAL

The decision-making process of UNCITRAL: the example of the Rules on Transparency in Treatybased Investor-State Arbitration

25 March 2015
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Professor Dr. Gerhard Hafner
Professor for International Law (emer.), University of Vienna
Ambassador Dr. Helmut Tichy
Legal Advisor of the Austrian Foreign Ministry
Professor Dr. August Reinisch
Section for International Law and International Relations,
University of Vienna

The Current Work of the ILC and the Debate in the 6th Committee
of the UN General Assembly during its 69th Session


17 December 2014 _______________________________________________________________________

Sophie Villette
Diplomate, Conseillère à l’Ambassade de France en Autriche

La politique africaine de la France et la vision française du rôle de l’Union européenne en Afrique
à la lumière des récentes missions françaises et européennes au Mali et en République Centrafricaine


1 Décembre 2014
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Oliver Landwehr
Crime Prevention & Criminal Justice Officer, Corruption and Economic Crime Branch, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Understanding and Taming Global Corruption: The Universal Approach of the UN Convention Against Corruption

18 November 2014
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Ross P. Buckley
CIFR King & Wood Mallesons Professor of International Finance and Regulation
and Scientia Professor, University of New South Wales, Sydney

A Stable and Resilient Global Financial System:
What would it take?

17 November 2014
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Prof. Aristoteles Constantinides
Ass. Professor of International Law and Human Rights, University of Cyprus

Revisiting the right to development:
the current state of the debate

15 October 2014
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Prof. Longyue ZHAO
Professor and Director, China Center f. International Development at Nankai University

China’s growing involvement in global economic governance

7 July 2014
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Ms Asma MUTTAWA
OPEC General Legal Counsel

The Role of the Legal Office at OPEC

25 June 2014
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em. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Karl Zemanek
Professor emeritus, Department of International Law, University of Vienna, Member of the Institut de Droit International

War Crimes in Modern Warfare – Robots and Outsourcing

7 May 2014
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Professor Dr. Stephan Hobe, LL.M.
University of Cologne

Responsibility to Protect in Practice (Libya and Syria)

26 March 2014
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Book Presentation

Foreign Investment, International Law and Common Concern
s

edited by Tullio Treves, Francesco Seatzu and Seline Trevisanut
pulished by Routledge

14 March 2014
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Prof. Dr. Joachim Gruber
Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau

Intraeuropäische internationale Organisationen in der EU

6 March 2014
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MMag. Ralph Janik, LL.M.
Assistant at the Section for International Law and International Relations, University of Vienna

From Textbook to TV-Screen: International Law & Policy in ‘Homeland’

22 January 2014
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Dr. Vasilka Sancin

Assistant Professor of International Law, Director of the Institute for International Law and International Relations, University of Ljubljana

Slovenia-Croatia Border Dispute

13 December 2013
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Deputy Legal Adviser Gregor Schusterschitz
Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, Vienna

Professor August Reinisch
Section for International Law and International Relations, University of Vienna

The Current Work of the ILC and the Debate in the 6th Committee
of the UN General Assembly during its 68th Session


4 December 2013
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Erich Schweighofer, August Reinisch, Walter Hötzendorfer, Janos Böszörmenyi, Stephan Varga
Section for International Law and International Relations, University of Vienna

OSINT (Open Source Intelligence) through Embassies in Austria. Is that lawful?

Ambassador Helmut Tichy
Austrian Fed.Min. for European and Foreign Affairs, Sec. International Law

23 October 2013
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Dr. Joanna GOMULA, LL.M.
Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge

The Clash between International Trade Law and Environmental Protection: Is there anything new at the World Trade Organization?

11 June 2013
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Dr. Christopher Michaelsen
University of New South Wales, Australia

The Responsibility-to-Protect Doctrine after Libya and Syria: Yesterday’s Concept for Yesterday’s Problems?

4 June 2013
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Assoc.Prof. Dr. Pål Wrange, LL.M, PhD.
Director of Stockholm Center for International Law, Stockholm University, Faculty of Law

The past, present and future of permanent neutrality – The Swedish Experience

16 May 2013
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Dr. Hanno Scheuch, LL.M
Senior Counsel, OPEC Fund for International Development,

The Role of Legal Counsel in an International Organisation

6 May 2013
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Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gerhard Hafner
Professor of International Law, ret. University of Vienna

Argentina's battle against the 'vulture funds' - the case ARA Libertad

24 January 2013
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Dr. Tobias Nowak
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

National Judges as European Union Judges - Knowledge, Experiences and Attitudes of Lower Court Judges in Germany and the Netherlands

8 October 2012
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Lui Junhai
Arbitrato at VIAC, Professor and Director of the Business Law School Renmin University

Globalization and CSR Requirements for Multinationals Doing Business in China

28 June 2012
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John B. Bellinger III

Arnold and Porter, LLP, formerly advisor Department of State (2005-2009)

The United States and International Law: the Use of Drones, the International Criminal Court, and the Alien Tort Statute

25 June 2012
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Dr. Nout van Woudenberg
expert on international protection of cultural property
(as well as Legal Counsel of the International Law Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands)

State immunity and cultural objects on loan

11 June 2012
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Pétur Leifsson
Assoc. Professor at the University of Iceland

The ICESAVE-Dispute is there really a state responsibility for deposits in private banks in Europe?

4 June 2012
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Prof. Dr. h.c. Fausto Pocar

Appeals Judge and past President, ICTY

Principle of legality, legal sources and applicable law in international criminal jurisdiction

21 May 2012
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Ambassador Dr. Helmut Tuerk
Judge of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea

The Dispute concerning Delimitation of the Maritime Boundary between Bangladesh and Myanmar in the Bay of BengalJudgment of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea

2 May 2012
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Prof. Dr. Philippe Greciano
Professeur des Universités, Membre du Conseil de Direction du CREDOF (Paris Ouest)

Von Nürnberg bis Den Haag – Aufarbeitung und Versöhnung auf dem Weg zu Frieden und Gerechtigkeit

20 January 2012
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Vladimir Tyc
Professor of International Law and European Law at the Masaryk University in Brno

International Agreements concluded by the EU with third parties

7 December 2011
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Robert Kolb
Professor of Public International Law, University of Geneva

The Jurisdictional Immunities case (Germany vs. Italy) at the International Court of Justice

4 October 2011
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Professor Lauri Mälksoo

University of Tartu

Russian Approaches to International and European Law: Recent Developments

15 April 2011
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Anne K. Hoffmann
Partner in the Geneva office of Python & Peter

What us an Investment?" Recent Developments in the Case Law of Arbitral Tribunals

3 March 2011
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Prof. Steven Freeland
University of Western Sydney, University of Copenhagen

The International Criminal Court - Recent Developments and Future Challenges

17 January 2010
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Mag. Lisa Florkowski and Inga Bergmeier

MA Legal & Compliance, Raiffeisen Bank International AG

Financial Sanctions, UNSCR & EU list Quality, Legal and Practical Implications

24 November 2010
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Zachary Douglas
University of Cambridge

The Prospects for a Coherent International Law on Investment

15 October 2010
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Ambassador Dr. Helmut Tichy
Legal Advisor of the Austrian Foreign Ministry

The Advisory Opinion of the ICJ on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence

13 October 2010
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Elisabeth Tuerk
Legal Expert, UNCTAD, International Agreements Section, Division on Investment and Enterprise Recent Policy Developments in International Investment Agreements

Key Findings of UNCTAD's 2010 World Investment Report

7 October 2010
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HE Ambassador Dr. Sabri Kiqmari
Ambassador of the Republic of Kosovo in Austria

Das Verfahren in der Anerkennungsfrage der Republik Kosovo vor dem IGH und seine möglichen Auswirkungen

23 June 2010
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Morten Kjærum
Director of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights

The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights: Objective-Tasks-ActivitieBitts-Limits

25 May 2010
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Sahib Singh
Former Lecturer at the University College London and Clerk at the Public International Law Practice of Lathan & Watkins, London

Al-Sadoon: the ECHR, the Death Penalty and Norm Conflict

5 May 2010
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Anne Peters
Chair of public international law and Swiss constitutional law, Law Faculty, University of Basel

The Constitutionalization of International Organizations

14 April 2010
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Eisa Hoven
Freie Universität Berlin

The Khmer-Rouge-Tribunal - Cambodia's Search for Justice

25 March 2010
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Manfred Schekulin
Director of Export and Investment Policy (Austrian Fed. Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth), Chair of OECD Investment committee

Austrian BITs within an Emerging European Investment Architecture


10 March 2010
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Gerhard Loibl
Professor for International Law, Diplomatic Academy/Vienna

Climate Negotiations - the Copenhagen Summit (COP.15/CMP.5)

20 January 2010
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Manfred Nowak
Professor for International Human Rights Protection, University of Vienna

Experiences as UN Special Rapporteur on Torture

25 November 2009
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Gerhard Hafner
Professor of International Law (emer.), University of Vienna

The Arbitral Award in The Government of Sudan vs. The Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army (Abyei Arbitration)

19 October 2009
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Helen Stacy
Senior Fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Principal Investigator and Coordinator of the Human Rights Program; Senior Lecturer at Stanford Law School; faculty member of the Committee in Charge of the Program in Modern Thought and Literature; researcher with the European Forum at the Freeman Spogli Institute, and faculty advisor to the Center for African Studies

The US Torture Memos

5 June 2009
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Ulrik Ahnfeldt-Mollerup
Terrorism Prevention Expert, UN Office on Drugs and Crime, Vienna

The Legal and Political Challenges to the UN Sanctions System

14 January 2009
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Gerhard Hafner
Professor of International Law (ret.), University of Vienna

Current Developments in the ILC and the UN General Assembly's Sixth Committee

10 December 2008
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Gerold Herrmann
Former Secretary of UNCITRAL

UNCITRAL - An Insider's View

22 October 2008
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Scott F. Kilner
Chargé d’Affaires of the US Embassy Vienna

Continuity and Change of U.S. Foreign Policy in the Context of the U.S. Presidential Elections 2008

18 June 2008
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Niklas Hedman
Office for Outer Space Affairs - United Nations Vienna

The Role of OOSA in Promoting the Legal Regime on Outer Space


21 May 2008
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Dorothee Gottwald

Corruption and Economic Crime Section, UN Office on Drugs and Crime - UNODC

Fighting the Beast that will never Go Hungry? The UN Convention against Corruption

14 May 2008
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Thomas Eilmansberger
Professor of European Law (University of Salzburg)

International Investment Protection in International and European Law


18 January 2008
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Gerhard Hafner

Professor of International Law University of Vienna

Current Developments in the ILC and the UN General Assembly's Sixth Committee

18 December 2007
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August Reinisch
Professor of International and European Law University of Vienna

The Reform of the UN's Administration of Justice System - From UNAT (UN Administrative Tribunal) to UNAT (UN Appeals Tribunal)

21 November 2007
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José Angelo Estrella-Faria
Senior Legal Officer, United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)

Privately Financed Infrastructure Projects

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HE Ambassador Dr. Kiqmari speaking on the procedures re. the recognition of the Kosovo as a state

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