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May 9, 2013
Otto Spijkers commented on Otto Spijkers's blog post How to introduce a new term to the jargon of international law: “world law” as example
"Hi Evan, There's a course called "wereldrecht" (world law) at Leiden University, Netherlands. It is a third year course for law students. I am not sure what the situation is in the USA or other nations. Does anyone have any idea? "
Feb 26, 2013
Evan O'Neil commented on Otto Spijkers's blog post How to introduce a new term to the jargon of international law: “world law” as example
"Fascinating history here, Otto. Does this concept of world (citizen) law have traction anywhere yet?"
Feb 25, 2013
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How to introduce a new term to the jargon of international law: “world law” as example

In a recent Dutch article on world law, the term (“wereldrecht” in Dutch) was defined as “a collection of norms of public international law, based on global values, accepted and recognized by the international community as a whole, compliance with which is seen as a legal interest of the same community.”So is this what the term…See More
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Breaking new ground: the The Hague district court’s ruling in the Shell Nigeria case

Guest post by Liesbeth EnnekingOn January 30th, the The Hague district court rendered a verdict in five civil liability procedures that had been brought by a number of Nigerian farmers and the Dutch NGO Milieudefensie against Royal Dutch Shell (RDS) and its Nigerian subsidiary Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC). The reasons for these procedures were four incidents in which oil had spilled from SPDC-operated pipelines in the Nigerian Niger Delta, causing damage to the…See More
Feb 4, 2013
Otto Spijkers posted a blog post

Breaking new ground: the The Hague district court’s ruling in the Shell Nigeria case

Guest post by Liesbeth EnnekingOn January 30th, the The Hague district court rendered a verdict in five civil liability procedures that had been brought by a number of Nigerian farmers and the Dutch NGO Milieudefensie against Royal Dutch Shell (RDS) and its Nigerian subsidiary Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC). The reasons for these procedures were four incidents in which oil had spilled from SPDC-operated pipelines in the Nigerian Niger Delta, causing damage to the…See More
Feb 4, 2013
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Oct 25, 2012
Otto Spijkers's blog post was featured

Domestic Implementation of International Human Rights: The Receptor Approach

By Byung Sook Pattinaja-de Vries and Otto Spijkers cross-post from the Invisible College blogIn today’s debate it is often suggested that there is a fundamental difference of opinion between two opposing approaches to the domestic implementation of international human rights: Those adhering to the more realistic approach to human rights, those who believe that human…See More
Oct 18, 2012
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Domestic Implementation of International Human Rights: The Receptor Approach

By Byung Sook Pattinaja-de Vries and Otto Spijkers cross-post from the Invisible College blogIn today’s debate it is often suggested that there is a fundamental difference of opinion between two opposing approaches to the domestic implementation of international human rights: Those adhering to the more realistic approach to human rights, those who believe that human…See More
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"What's wrong with a global ethic which will inspire and legislate, offer insight and rules and regulations? In other words, what's wrong with the idea of using international law as a language to promote this global ethic and make sure it…"
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http://www.invisiblecollegeblog.com/
Job Title
Assistant Professor Public International Law
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Utrecht University School of Law
What are your interests and areas of expertise in international relations?
Culture, Democracy, Development, Environment, Ethics, Globalization, Governance, Human Rights, Justice, Peace, Sustainability
Tell everyone a little about yourself and what you hope to gain from the Global Ethics Network.
Otto Spijkers is Assistant Professor of Public International Law at Utrecht University. Previously, he was a PhD candidate and lecturer at the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies at the University of Leiden. His doctoral dissertation, entitled The United Nations, the Evolution of Global Values and International Law, was published with Intersentia in 2011. He also worked as public services coordinator at the Peace Palace Library, as international consultant for the United Nations International Law Fellowship Programme, as intern for the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and as intern for the Office of Legal Affairs of United Nations Headquarters.

Otto Spijkers studied the basics of international relations at the University of Sussex. He then studied international law at the University of Amsterdam, New York University School of Law (exchange student), and the Hague Academy of International Law (2009 session). He also studied philosophy at the University of Amsterdam and the University of Malta (exchange). He recently obtained a Diplôme approfondi de langue française.

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How to introduce a new term to the jargon of international law: “world law” as example

Posted on February 23, 2013 at 3:32am 2 Comments

In a recent Dutch article on world law, the term (“wereldrecht” in Dutch) was defined as “a collection of norms of public international law, based on global values, accepted and recognized by the international community as a whole, compliance with which is seen as a legal interest of the same community.”

So is this what…

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Breaking new ground: the The Hague district court’s ruling in the Shell Nigeria case

Posted on February 4, 2013 at 6:08am 0 Comments

Guest post by Liesbeth Enneking

On January 30th, the The Hague district court rendered a verdict in five civil liability procedures that had been brought by a number of Nigerian farmers and the Dutch NGO Milieudefensie against Royal Dutch Shell (RDS) and its Nigerian subsidiary Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC). The reasons for these procedures were four incidents in which oil had spilled from SPDC-operated pipelines in the Nigerian Niger Delta, causing damage to…

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Domestic Implementation of International Human Rights: The Receptor Approach

Posted on October 18, 2012 at 3:45am 0 Comments

By Byung Sook Pattinaja-de Vries and Otto Spijkers 

cross-post from the Invisible College blog

In today’s debate it is often suggested that there is a fundamental difference of opinion between two opposing approaches to the domestic implementation of international human rights: 

  1. Those adhering to the more realistic approach to…
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