During this talk, authors of recent works on due diligence in international law will discuss their research and the role of this notion to address contemporary international law problems.
About the event
Especially in the fields of international human rights law, international environmental law, and international cyber law, the notion of due diligence has become commonplace in international legal discourse.
In the last decades, international and national decisions on international law issues have often discussed the notion of due diligence. Scholars followed this trend, in particular in the last couple of years: between 2020 and 2021, several books have been published or are forthcoming on the topic of due diligence in international law.
Chair: Dr Marco Longobardo (University of Westminster)
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About the speakers
Anne Peters is Director at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law Heidelberg, Professor at Heidelberg, Basel, and Freie Universität Berlin, and a L. Bates Lea Global Law Professor at the University of Michigan.
She was a member of the European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission) in respect of Germany (2011-2015) and served as the President of the European Society of International Law (2010-2012). She is currently President of the German Society of International Law (DGIR).
Her research interests relate to public international law including its history, global animal law, global governance, and global constitutionalism, and the status of humans in international law.
She is one of the editors of the book 'Due Diligence in the International Legal Order' (OUP 2020) (with Heike Krieger and Leonhard Kreuzer).
Leonhard Kreuzer is Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law Heidelberg, and a PhD candidate at the Freie Universität Berlin.
He is part of the Max Planck Fellowship Group ‘Towards a Proceduralisation of International Law?’ (led by Prof. Heike Krieger and Prof. Anne Peters) which conducted the book project Due Diligence in the International Legal Order (OUP 2020, edited by Heike Krieger, Anne Peters and Leonhard Kreuzer).
Samantha Besson holds the Chair “Droit international des institutions” at the Collège de France in Paris and is Part-Time Professor of Public International Law and European Law at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland).
A dual Swiss/British national, she was educated in Switzerland (Fribourg & Bern), Austria (Vienna), the United Kingdom (Oxford) and the United States (Columbia).
She has been a Visiting Professor at the Universities of Zurich, Lausanne and Lisbon and at Duke, Harvard and Penn Law Schools and a Research Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin.
She is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Institut d’Études Avancées de Nantes and of the Board of the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences.
She has taught in various capacities at the Hague Academy of International Law and is the co-chair of the ILA Study Group on the International Law of Regional Organizations.
Samantha Besson’s research interests lie at the intersection of general international law and legal philosophy, and in particular: international and European human rights law; international and European law on sources and responsibility; comparative domestic, regional and European Union external relations law; international and European citizenship law and democratic theory.
Her latest monograph is La due diligence en droit international, Recueil des cours de l’Académie de droit international de La Haye, Vol. 409, The Hague: Brill 2020.
Maria Monnheimer holds a PhD in Public International Law from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.
She studied law in Heidelberg and Cambridge and served as legal clerk to the Higher Regional Court of Hamburg, the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg and the Federal Ministry of Justice in Berlin.
Her research focusses on human rights law and the laws of state responsibility. She is the author of Due Diligence Obligations in International Human Rights Law (CUP 2021).
Alice Ollino (Ph.D, LLM) is a post-doctoral fellow in public international law at the University of Milano-Bicocca.
She is the recipient of the 2019 ESIL Young Scholar Prize. In 2018 she was awarded a Ph.D in public international law from the University of Milano-Bicocca.
Her first monograph, Due Diligence Obligations in International Law: A Theoretical Study, will be published in 2021 by Cambridge University Press.
Alice’s research interests include general public international law, international responsibility, and international human rights law.
Prior to commencing her doctoral studies, Alice worked for the International Secretariat of Amnesty International and practiced criminal law in an Italian law firm. She is also a qualified lawyer.
Marco Longobardo is a lecturer in international law at the University of Westminster, where he teaches public international law, international humanitarian law, international criminal law, and other related subjects.
He undertook his doctoral studies at the Sapienza University of Rome and previously lectured at the University of Messina and in the context of international humanitarian law courses for the personnel of the Italian armed forces.
He has published extensively on public international law issues and he is the author of The Use of Armed Force in Occupied Territory (Cambridge: CUP 2018).