On 5 November 2021, the Society held its Annual General Meeting which explored the theme ‘Global Health Law Disrupted: COVID-19 and the Climate Change Crisis’. A video recording of the speakers’ presentations and the discussion of the Collected Papers can be viewed here.

KNVIR - Annual General Meeting 2021

GLOBAL HEALTH LAW DISRUPTED: COVID-19 AND THE CLIMATE CRISIS

ANNUAL MEETING OF THE
ROYAL NETHERLANDS SOCIETY OF INTERNATIONAL LAW
ON FRIDAY 5 NOVEMBER 2021 AT 13:30 HRS CET

VENUE: THE HAGUE HUMANITY HUB
FLUWELEN BURGWAL 58, 2511 CJ THE HAGUE
(AND ACCESSIBLE ONLINE VIA ZOOM)

The COVID-19 pandemic painfully demonstrated that protecting health is of the utmost importance to humankind. Governments everywhere are struggling to deal with the pandemic, alongside their fight against persistent diseases such as malaria and against climate change, whose effects on health conditions are undeniable.

This year, the KNVIR focuses on several major issues in the area of global health law, a field of international law that has developed over a period of 70 years, with the World Health Organization as centrepiece.

At the annual meeting four reports will be presented, addressing the status of global health law, and some of its achievements and challenges. These will be discussed in the context of human rights law, international economic law and environmental law, making it clear that the concerns raised cannot be addressed separately. There may be lessons to be learned for the discipline of international law at large.

SPEAKERS:

PROF.MR DR BIRGIT C.A. TOEBES AND MEAGHAN BEYER, LL.M.
The Origins and Scope of Global Health Law

DR KATRINA PEREHUDOFF AND DR JENNIFER SELLIN
Innovation and Access to Medicines

MARLIES HESSELMAN, LL.M.
Climate Change as a Global Health Threat in International Climate Law and Human Rights Law

DR PEDRO VILLARREAL
International Health Law and Pandemics – Will COVID-19 be a Watershed?

At 13:30 hrs CET the Annual General Meeting of the KNVIR will be held, to which only members are admitted.

At 14:00 hrs CET the presentation of the reports will start, at which members and non-members are welcome.

The presentations and discussion will be held in English.

The printed version of the Collected Papers, containing the reports, has been published by T.M.C. Asser Press and may be ordered by non-members by applying to ln.re1657154736ssa@s1657154736serp1657154736 (price € 25.00 + p.&.p.). Members have received or will receive a copy of the Collected Papers via regular mail.

PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to attend the meeting, you are required to register by sending a message to gro.r1657154736ivnk@1657154736tcatn1657154736oc1657154736 no later than Monday 1 November 2021. When you register, please indicate whether you wish to attend in person – at The Hague Humanity Hub – or on-line.

The Society devoted its Annual General Meeting of November 6, which was held online, to the theme: ‘International Law for a Digitalised World’.  The recording of the discussion of the Collected Papers can be viewed here. (Please note that the video starts rather abruptly, while for technical reasons the parts on the voting on the propositions have been left out.)

INTERNATIONAL LAW FOR A DIGITALISED WORLD

Annual Meeting of the
ROYAL NETHERLANDS SOCIETY OF INTERNATIONAL LAW
Friday 6 November 2020 at 13:30 CET
ON-LINE VIA ZOOM

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On 1 November 2019, during the Annual General Meeting, three preadviseurs – prof. Göran Sluiter, prof. Stephan Parmentier and dr. Antoine Duval presented their reports on, in summary, the progress and non-progress made in the field of international criminal law over the last 25 years, on alternatives for criminal prosecution and on the way companies have been encountering criminal proceedings.  In doing so they also paid extensive attention to the shortcomings to be addressed and the gaps to be filled in order to end impunity for international crimes.  Unfortunately, dr. Eva Kassoti, co-author of one pf the reports, together with dr. Duval, was absent, due to illness.

mr. Fons Orie, invited by the Board to do so, commented on the three papers.  Following these presentations, the audience was asked to add their comments and raise their questions, which led to a lively debate that took the remainder of the afternoon.  Many of those present participated in the discussion and, in their interaction with the presenters, contributed to a very interesting meeting.

Annual General Meeting 2019

From left to right: prof. W. van Genugten, prof. G. Sluiter, prof. S. Parmentier, dr. A. Duval, mr. F. Orie and dr. E. Kassoti

A full report of the proceedings will be published on this website as soon as it is available.

The “Preadvies” by prof. dr. S. Parmentier on ‘Living Up To International Criminal Law State of Affairs, Prospects And Mandates’ is now available online.

Preadvies 2019
prof. dr. S. Parmentier
Addendum to ‘Living up to International Criminal Law: State of Affairs, Prospects and Mandates’

It will be presented by the author at the Annual Meeting on 1 November.

prof. dr. S. Parmentier

Living Up To International Criminal Law

State of Affairs, Prospects And Mandates

Annual Meeting of The

Royal Netherlands Society of International Law

On Friday 1 November 2019 At 1:30 P.M.

Room 2.02 (klein auditorium), wijnhavengebouw,
Campus The Hague, Leiden University
Turfmarkt 99, 2511 DP The Hague

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A successful Annual General Meeting was held on 2 November

Climate change, the subject of this year’s Annual General Meeting, drew a large crowd to the Wijnhavengebouw of Leiden University’s The Hague campus on 2 November.

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The “Preadvies” by prof. mr. dr. A.H.A. (Fred) Soons on ‘Climate Change:
Options and Duties under International Law’ is available online

Addendum to ‘Climate Change: Options and Duties under International Law’

It has been presented by the author at the Annual Meeting on 2 November.

prof. mr. dr. A.H.A. (Fred) Soons

Climate Change

Options And Duties Under International Law

Annual Meeting of The

Royal Netherlands Society of International Law

On Friday 2 November 2018 At 1:30 P.M.

Room 2.02 (klein auditorium), wijnhavengebouw,
Campus The Hague, Leiden University
Turfmarkt 99, 2511 DP The Hague

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