UNIVERSITY OF TRENTO
Faculty of Law
School of International Studies

Young Scholars Workshop on International Law
Meeting Link
Africa 2013 - Was There Something Missed in the Decolonization Process?
The International Law Perspective

December 6th-7th, 2013
Room 2- Faculty of Law - Via Rosmini, 27

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  Friday December 6th, 2013
   

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00:51:27

Giuseppe NesiMarco Pertile
Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf

Welcome and Preliminary Remarks : Giuseppe Nesi (Dean of Faculty of Law, University of Trento)

Presentation of the Initiative : Marco Pertile  & Julinda Beqiraj (University of Trento)

Keynote Speech: H.E. Judge  Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf (International Court of Justice)

   
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01:10:01

Julinda Beqiraj
Session I - ON SOME HISTORICAL AND LEGAL PERSPECTIVES ON DECOLONIZATION

Chair: Julinda Beqiraj (University of Trento)

Guest Speaker: Paul Nugent (University of Edinburgh) - African Independence: Poisoned Chalice or Cup of Plenty?

Christopher Gevers (University of KwaZulu-Natal) - African States and the Decolonization of International Law

Hasan Adil Khan (Graduate Institute, Geneva) - ‘Third World' International Legal Scholars and the Struggles against ‘Colonial Hierarchy '

Discussant: Sara Lorenzini (University of Trento)

break

   
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01:22:49
Session II - TOWARDS THE DECOLONIZATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS PROTECTION IN AFRICA?

Chair: Francesco Messineo (University of Kent)

Martial Jeugue Doungue (Catholic University of Central Africa) - The Specificity of the African System of Human Rights Protection and Promotion: Essay of Systematization of the African Commission of Human and Peoples' Rights Jurisprudence

Anja Kiessling (Universität der Bundeswehr) -  Institutional Responses to Human Rights Violations in Africa: Driven by Courage or Paranoia?

Salvo Nicolosi (University of Ghent) - The African Union and the Regional System of Refugee Protection

Federica Cittadino (University of Trento) - The Balance between Indigenous Rights and the Protection of Nature: Some Remnants of the Colonial Past

Discussant: Matthew Craven (Dean of Faculty of Law and Social Sciences, SOAS, London)

Lunch

   
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01:26:44

Giuseppe NesiMamadou Hébié
Federica MussoAdolphe Kilomba Sumaili
Enrico Milano
Session III - THEORY AND PRACTICE OF THE USE OF FORCE IN AFRICA

Chair: Giuseppe Nesi (University of Trento)

Mamadou Hébié (Graduate Institute, Geneva) - Was there Anything Missing in the Territorial Decolonization Process in Africa? The International Law Perspective

Federica Musso (University of Macerata) - The Use of Force by Regional Integration Organizations in Africa. Observations on the Nature of the Force: International or Internal?

Adolphe Kilomba Sumaili (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) - The Peacekeeping Mission as an Alternative to State Failure in the DRC: From ONUC to MONUSCO

Discussant: Enrico Milano (University of Verona)

Break

   
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02:02:51


Kofi Oteng KufuorHenok Birhanu Asmelash
Jonas AttenhoferDai Tamada
Tomaso FerrandoEric De Brabandere
Session IV - QUESTIONS ON ECONOMIC SELF-DETERMINATION IN AFRICA

Chair: Kofi Oteng Kufuor (University of East London)

Henok Birhanu Asmelash (Bocconi University, Milan) - Regional Economic Integration in Africa: An Appraisal of the Latest initiatives

Jonas Attenhofer (University of Bern) - From Warfare to Welfare. A Regime for Resources in Disputed Territory

Dai Tamada - Compensation in Investor-State Arbitration: Has the “Appropriate” Compensation Disappeared? (Kobe University)

Odysseas Repousis (University of Hong Kong) - Investment Treaties as a Pattern of Dominance: Another Pitfall for the African States? [ written intervention ]

Tomaso Ferrando (Sciences-Po, Ecole de Droit) - BITing Land Abroad: The Coloniality of the Post-Colonial Investment Regime

Discussant: Eric De Brabandere (Leiden University)

   
  Saturday December 7th, 2013
   
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01:49:27
Session V - FAILURES AND ACHIEVEMENTS OF INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN AFRICA

Chair: Mauro Politi (University of Trento)

Daniel Mwihia Mburu (Special Tribunal for Lebanon) - ICC: The International Colonialist Court?

Patryk I. Labuda (Graduate Institute, Geneva) - The International Criminal Court and Perceptions of Sovereignty and Neo-Colonialism in Africa

Claudia Morini (University of Bari) - The Pluralistic Approach to the Repression of Crimina Juris Gentium in Rwanda: Lessons Learned and Future Prospects

Stavros-Evdokimos Pantazopoulos & Michail Risvas (European University Institute; University of Oxford)  - Questions Relating to the Obligation to Prosecute or Extradite (Belgium v. Senegal): What Lessons for Africa?

Discussant: Lorenzo Gradoni (University of Bologna)

Break

   
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02:17:25
Session VI - AFRICA AND THE CIRCULATION OF LEGAL AND INSTITUTIONAL MODELS: CHAMPION OR RECIPIENT?

Chair: Francesca De Vittor (University of Macerata)

Regis Y. Simo (Bocconi University, Milan) - New ‘Law and Development' in Africa: Paving the Way for Regional Integration through Harmonisation of Laws

Fernando Dias Simões (University of Macau) - Portuguese-speaking Africa and the Lusophone Legal System: All in the Family?

Cindy Daase (Indiana University) - The Peace Agreement Challenge: Negotiating Peace and Making a New Constitution

Liiri Oja & Andrew Russell  (Georgetown University)- Constitutional Disobedience and the Failure of the International Decolonization Project

Discussant: Luisa Antoniolli (Director of SIS, University of Trento)

   

CONCLUDING REMARKS

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