Law in These Parts, The
dinsdag 26 maart 2013 - 21:00
Discussion with Professor Orna Ben-Naftali from Israel and Professor John Dugard, who served as Special Rapporteur to the UN Commission on Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. Moderator is Sam Muller, founding director of Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law.
Orna Ben Naftali - A graduate of Tel-Aviv University, Harvard University and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and a former lecturer at Brandeis University and the Fletcher School, Prof. Ben-Naftali is a regular advisor to the UN and a board member of the European Journal of International Law. Prof. Ben-Naftali, professor of jurisprudence and of international law is the author of International Law Between Peace and War (together with Prof. Yuval Shani), a book which has become the standard reference in all international law courses offered in the country. She edited (together with Prof. Hannah Naveh, Dean of the Faculty of Arts in Tel-Aviv University) a collection of essays entitled Trials of Love. Her articles appeared in the leading international law journals, including Harvard J. Int'l L.; Cornell J. Int'l L.; Berekely J. Int'l L. and the J. of Int'l Criminal Justice. She serves as Head of the International Law field of specialization; as a founding member of Concord's Executive Board and as a board member of B'Tselem, the Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories.
Professor John Dugard was appointed to the Chair in Public International Law at the University of Leiden in 1998 at Leiden University. He is a graduate of the Universities of Stellenbosch (South Africa) and Cambridge. For many years he was Professor of Law at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, during which time he was Dean (1975-1977) and Director of the Centre for Applied Legal Studies (1978-1990), a research centre committed to the promotion of Human Rights in South Africa. He is a Professor of Law in the Centre for Human Rights of the University of Pretoria. He has held visiting positions in the United States (Princeton, Duke, Berkeley and Pennsylvania), Australia and England (Cambridge). From 1995-1997 he was Director of the Lauterpacht Research Center for International Law, Cambridge. Since 1997 he has been a member of the UN International Law Commission and was, from 2000 to 2006 he was Special Rapporteur on Diplomatic Protection to the Commission. He was, from 2002 to 2008, a Judge ad hoc in the International Court of Justice. From 2001 to 2008 he served as Special Rapporteur to the UN Commission on Human Rights on violation of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.
Sam Muller is the founding director of the Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law (HiiL), appointed in January 2005. Before that, between 1 July 2002 and December 2004, he worked at the International Criminal Court (ICC) where he was Special Adviser to the Registrar on External Relations, after having been interim Deputy Director of the Common Services Division and Acting Director of the Public Information and Documentation Section of the Registry.
Between 1 July and 30 October 2002 he headed up the Advance Team to set up the ICC. Prior to the ICC he worked as Senior Legal Adviser and head of the Legal Department of the Registry of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and as legal officer at the headquarters of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Gaza. Between 1995 and 1996 he was associate professor and programme coordinator of the Public International Law LLM programme of Leiden University, prior to which he was a research fellow with the Europa Instituut of that same university. Sam Muller holds a law degree and a doctorate from Leiden University. He has published and spoken extensively on various topics, focusing mainly on the law of international organisations and international justice issues. He serves on various Boards, including The Hague Prize Foundation, The Dr. Hendrik Muller’s Vaderlandsch Fonds, The Hague Journal on the Rule of Law, and the Hague Institute for Global Justice. He is chairman of the Board of the Hague Academic Coalition. Mr Muller is married and has three children.