Roundtable discussion "State responsibility: Latvian tradition and contemporary issues"
An expert discussion of the Latvian tradition and contemporary issues in the law of State responsibility will take place in the Riga Graduate School of Law (RGSL).
With the assistance of Professor and Judge of the European Court of Human Rights Ineta Ziemele this discussion will introduce a series of events on the Latvian tradition and contemporary issues in different fields of international law. The law of State responsibility addresses the legal consequences of breaching international law, among other things explaining the commission of an internationally wrongful act, right of States to ask for the cessation of the wrongful act and the obligation of States to provide compensation. Clear statement of the content of the rules on State responsibility is of great theoretical importance for the development of the science of international law. It is also of considerable practical importance in international litigations.
The expert discussion that takes place in the RGSL will deal with three issues of both theoretical and practical relevance. The issues to be addressed will be the nature of shared responsibility in contemporary international law, case law regarding the compliance of the sanctions by international organisations with human rights and the role of State responsibility in investment protection tribunals. Professor André Nollkaemper (University of Amsterdam), Dr Antonios Tzanakopoulos (Lecturer at the University of Glasgow) an Dr Mārtiņš Paparinskis (Junior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford) will introduce the participants to their recent or forthcoming articles on these issues, with the comments and discussions by the participants of the seminar further developing the themes. Finally, Ieva Miļūna (Lecturer at the RGSL) will give a lecture on the Latvian tradition in and contribution to the development of the law of State responsibility.
The participants of the discussion include the invited experts from the RGSL, the University of Latvia, Saeima, Ministries, courts and private practice. The organisers greatly appreciate the financial assistance of the law firm Spilbridge, the embassy of the Netherlands, and the RGSL.