The Balancing of Rights, General Interests and Science in International Litigation in Times of Global Crises (hybrid), 24 & 25 February 2022, Maastricht University Campus Brussels

This workshop will focus on two research questions. First, how selected international adjudicative bodies balance (a) individual rights with the general interest and (b) conflicting rights. Second, what is the role of scientific evidence in the decisions of the studied international adjudicators, primarily by reference to legal issues arising in conjunction with global warming and the COVID-19 pandemic? In particular, the papers reflect on whether the recent global crises, such as global warming and the COVID-19 pandemic, have entailed (or should entail) a rethinking of the traditional balancing approaches for all (or some) of the selected adjudicators.

The papers’ findings will be published in a special issue of The Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals in 2022.

You are welcome to participate online or in person in Brussels (limited seats).

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