The Society devoted its Spring Meeting of 24 May 2022, which was held in hybrid format, to the theme: ‘Sanctions as the go-to tool: Do they work and what role for international law?’. The recording of the meeting, which was hosted by The Hague Humanity Hub, can be viewed here. Speakers were: Prof. Peter van Bergeijk (Erasmus University) and Prof. Larissa van den Herik (Leiden University). The meeting was introduced and moderated by Prof. Willem van Genugten (President KNVIR).

SPRING MEETING
OF THE ROYAL NETHERLANDS SOCIETY OF INTERNATIONAL LAW

SANCTIONS AS THE GO-TO-TOOL:
DO THEY WORK AND WHAT ROLE FOR INTERNATIONAL LAW?

24 MAY 2022 16.00 – 18.00
IN THE HUMANITY HUB, THE HAGUE, AND ONLINE

Already before the Russian aggression against Ukraine the stalemate in the UN Security Council increasingly led to a wave of unilateral sanctions. Economic sanctions may seem to have become the instrument of choice to deal with international crises, but the role of the UN Security Council has diminished.

Prof. Peter van Bergeijk (Erasmus University) and Prof. Larissa van den Herik (Leiden University) put the expanding sanctions practice into the perspectives of international relations and international law.

Do sanctions work at all? What drives their success and failure? Why is coordination of sanctions so difficult? Should international law have a more prominent role in governing sanctions?

Importantly, although targeted sanctions remain very present on the sanctions’ menu, there is again a trend towards the recomprehensivation of sanctions, a return to the more comprehensive sanctions of before. What is the future of the sanction instrument?

The speakers will each give a presentation of 20 minutes, followed by the opportunity to ask questions and a discussion.

Date and time: Tuesday 24 May 2022, from 16.00-18.00

Location: The Humanity Hub, Fluwelen Burgwal 58, 2511 CJ, The Hague, or online via Zoom

Registration: Please send an email to gro.r1657160393ivnk@1657160393tcatn1657160393oc1657160393 by 19 May 2022 indicating whether you would like to attend the meeting in person or online. If you are attending via Zoom, the link will be sent to the email you use for registration, unless you indicate otherwise.

For questions, please contact the Secretary via gro.r1657160393ivnk@1657160393draob1657160393.

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INTERNATIONAAL PRIVAATRECHTELIJKE GEVOLGEN VAN DE BREXIT

The Society devoted its Spring Meeting of 3 June 2021, which was held online and in the Dutch language, to the theme: ‘Internationaal privaatrechtelijke gevolgen van de Brexit’ (Private international law consequences of the Brexit). The recording of the meeting, which was hosted by The Hague Humanity Hub and co-organised by the Internationaal Juridisch Instituut and the legal journal Nederlands Internationaal Privaatrecht, can be viewed here. Speakers were: Prof. Dr. Ian Sumner, University of Tilburg, Dr. André Berends LL.M. (Dutch Ministry of Finance), Tess Bens LL.M. (Radboud University), Dr. Fieke van Overbeeke LL.M. (Internationaal Juridisch Instituut). The meeting was introduced by Prof. Willem van Genugten (President KNVIR) and moderated by Prof. Marta Pertegás (member executive board KNVIR).

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INTERNATIONAAL PRIVAATRECHTELIJKE GEVOLGEN VAN DE BREXIT

VOORJAARSVERGADERING

van de Koninklijke Nederlandse Vereniging voor Internationaal Recht
in samenwerking met het Internationaal Juridisch Instituut en het tijdschrift Nederlands Internationaal Privaatrecht
Online gehouden op
3 juni 2021 16.00 – 18.00 

Graag nodigen het Internationaal Juridisch Instituut (IJI), het tijdschrift Nederlands Internationaal Privaatrecht (NIPR) en de Koninklijke Nederlandse Vereniging voor Internationaal Recht (KNVIR) u uit voor een webinar over de Internationaal Privaatrechtelijke Gevolgen van de Brexit

Het webinar zal bestaan uit vier inleidingen van 10-15 minuten elk:

Na de echtscheiding, komt de afwikkeling! Brexit en het internationaal familierecht
Prof. dr. Ian Sumner, hoogleraar IPR, Universiteit van Tilburg

Het internationale insolventierecht tussen Nederland en het Verenigd Koninkrijk sinds de Brexit
Mr. dr. André Berends, specialist bij het Ministerie van Financiën

Brussel na de Brexit – Nieuwe regels voor burgerlijke en handelszaken 
Mr. Tess Bens, docent Burgerlijk Recht, Radboud Universiteit

De Brexit vanuit Den Haag: Biedt de Hague Judgments Convention uitkomst?[1]
Dr. Mr. Fieke van Overbeeke, CEO & Legal Counsel, Internationaal Juridisch Instituut

[1] De titel van dit programmaonderdeel is onder voorbehoud. 

Aansluitend is er ruimte voor vragen en discussie. De inleidingen zijn in het Nederlands, maar vragen en discussiebijdragen kunnen tevens worden gesteld/geleverd in het Engels. Het webinar wordt gemodereerd door Prof. dr. Marta Pertegás Sender, hoogleraar IPR en Transnationaal Recht, Universiteit Maastricht en lid van het Dagelijks Bestuur van de KNVIR. 

Datum en tijd: donderdag 3 juni, van 16.00 tot 18.00 uur, via Zoom.

Aanmelden: leden van de KNVIR en andere geïnteresseerden kunnen zich aanmelden t/m dinsdag 1 juni via gro.r1657160393ivnk@1657160393ofni1657160393, onder vermelding van het emailadres waarop zij de link voor het webinar wensen te ontvangen.

Voor vragen kunt u contact opnemen met de Secretaris van de KNVIR: gro.r1657160393ivnk@1657160393draob1657160393


The video of the Royal Netherlands Society of International Law’s Spring Meeting ‘The WTO Before, During and After Corona’, organised on 24 June 2020 in cooperation with the T.M.C. Asser Instituut.

The (adapted) power point presentation of the Spring Meeting’s speaker, Prof. Peter van den Bossche, can be found here:

SPRING MEETING

of the Royal Netherlands Society of International Law

to be held online on

Wednesday 24 JUNE 2020 16.00 – 17.00 Hrs (cet)

The WTO, established on 1 January 1995, has for a long time been one of the success stories of international law. This is largely due to its track record in the settlement of disputes: since 1995, 595 disputes have been brought to the WTO, while over 350 rulings have been issued. However, in recent times, the Organization has been challenged by, inter alia, inconclusive discussions on multilateral trade, a growing emphasis on nationalism and protectionism, at least in some states, the lack of attention to the position of developing states (despite the 2013 ‘Bali Package’), the blocking of the appointment of judges in the Dispute Settlement Body, and, in recent times, the nearly unforeseeable trade consequences of COVID-19.

For obvious reasons, the Society’s traditional ‘Voorjaarsvergadering’ (Spring Meeting) cannot take its usual shape this year. The Board of the Society therefore invites its Members and others who are interested to attend this online meeting. The event will have an informative as well as forward-looking character, and will be introduced by Prof. Peter Van den Bossche, judge in the WTO Appellate Body from 2009 to 2019, Professor of International Economic Law, University of Bern, and Director of Studies, World Trade Institute, Bern. Prof. Van den Bossche is an honorary professor at Maastricht University, the Netherlands (since 2018), and a visiting professor at the LUISS Guido Carli University, Rome, Italy (since 2016), at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador (since 2016), and at the College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium (since 2010).

The event will run for one hour, with half an hour being reserved for the introductory lecture by Prof. Van den Bossche and half an hour for Q&A and some discussion, depending on the time available.

Date and Time:            Wednesday 24 June 2020, 16.00-17.00 hrs (CET), via Zoom.

Registration:                Members and non-members are welcome to attend. Registration is required. Please register for free by Monday 22 June 2020 by sending an email to .gro.1657160393rivnk1657160393@ofni1657160393

The UN In Times of Global Challenges

Insights from The Security Council

This year, the KNVIR devoted its Spring Meeting to the role the UN, and more particularly the UN Security Council, are playing in a world full of challenges, including attacks on multilateralism and, linked to that, fickle leadership in a broader sense. The meeting was jointly organised with the Netherlands United Nations Association (NVVN) (represented by dr. Otto Spijkers), the The Hague University of Applied Sciences (HHS) and Leiden University (both represented by prof. Alanna O’Malley).

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Spring Meeting 2019 on 18 April

the Netherlands United Nations Association (NVVN)
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The Hague University of Applied Sciences (HHS)

The UN in times of Global challenges

Insights from the Security Council

Keynote Speakers

Ambassador Karel van Oosterom
Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of The Netherlands to the United Nations

Ambassador Peter Wilson
British Ambassador to the Netherlands and UK Permanent Representative to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)

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The UN In Times of Global Challenges

Insights from The Security Council

Spring Meeting of The

Royal Netherlands Society of International Law

On Thursday 18 April 2019 At 17:30 hrs.

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

Speaker

Ambassador Karel van Oosterom
Permanent Representative of The Kingdom of The Netherlands to The United Nations

Meeting jointly organised by

The Netherlands United Nations Association (Nvvn), The Royal Netherlands Society Of International Law and The Hague University of Applied Sciences (Hhs) Leiden University

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The Children of the Caliphate and International Law

Speakers

  • dr. Bibi van Ginkel, LLM
    Senior research fellow, Netherlands Institute for International Relations ‘Clingendael’ and research fellow, International Centre for Counter-Terrorism, The Hague (ICCT)
  • drs. Mattie van der Molen
    Behaviourist, Dutch Council for Child Protection

Thursday 13 June 2019 at 19:00 hrs.
Room 3.60, wijnhavengebouw,
Campus The Hague, Leiden University
Turfmarkt 99, 2511 DP The Hague

Minutes of The Spring Meeting 2018

On 13 June, the Royal Netherlands Society of International Law (KNVIR) organised its Spring Meeting on the topic of ‘The Children of the Caliphate and International Law’. This event examined state responses regarding the children of parents who joined the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria from the perspectives of states’ obligations under international law and child protection. Particular attention was paid to the policy in the Netherlands, which – like several other states –does not actively repatriate Dutch children back to the Netherlands.

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