On Tuesday, 28 October 2014 at 13:00, room W20, PhD candidate Kushtrim Istrefi, University of Graz, Faculty of Law, will give a public lecture on Security Council Resolution before the European Court of Human Rights.
During the lecture Mr.Istrefi will discuss the landmark decisions of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) concerning alleged human rights violations emanating from the application of certain Security Council resolutions. Absent UN judicial body for the examination of such complaints ECtHR and other courts have increasingly dealt with Security Council resolutions containing the measures for the fight against terrorism and also with resolutions adopted with regard to peacekeeping operations. The analysis of such ECtHR cases as Al Dulimi, Nada and Al Jedda reveals the Court’s different methodological approaches in that regard affecting not only the rights of individuals concerned but also the hierarchy of norms and legal certainty. Further the practice triggers a discussion on the conflict between the value of protection of human rights, on the one hand, and the value of maintenance of peace and security, on the other hand.
Kushtrim Istrefi, RGSL alumnus of Class of 2009 International and European Law programme, is PhD candidate at the University of Graz.
Mr.Istrefi has been Visiting Fellow at the University of Cambridge, Graduate Institute of International and Developments Studies in Geneva and at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg. His publications and research interests lie in the fields of UN law, law of treaties, EU external relations law, European human rights law, law of statehood and international law in domestic courts. Mr.Istrefihas served as Legal Advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister of Kosovo on secondment from the UNDP/Soros and as Legal Advisor with the USAID justice reform programme.
Public lecture will take place at RGSL, Strēlnieku iela 4k-2, Room W20 (Senate Room).