Conference discusses expansion of International Court of Justice’s rules of procedure
Paula Wojcikiewicz Almeida, professor of International Law and member of the Jean Monnet Chair of FGV’s Rio de Janeiro Law School (Direito Rio), spoke at the 13th Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law (ESIL) held in Naples, Italy. The event’s theme was “Global Public Goods, Global Commons and Fundamental Values: The Responses of International Law”, which is currently debated among the main research centers in the field of international law.
The FGV professor’s paper was titled “Enhancing ICJ procedures in order to promote global public goods: overcoming the prevailing tension between bilateralism and community interest”, presented during the panel on International Courts. The debates were mediated by professor Serena Forlati, from University of Ferrara (Italy), and also included presentations from professor Ralph Wilde (University College London) and researcher Joshua Paine (Max Planck Institute).
During her presentation, professor Almeida assessed the possibility of expanding the rules of procedure of the International Court of Justice, particularly third-party intervention mechanisms, amicus curiae, and the attainment of evidence, in order to meet broader interests of the international community, based on the premise of preserving global public goods.
“Being able to present and discuss a paper at an ESIL conference generates an extremely rich and diverse exchange of ideas, besides promoting the research agendas of attending professors and fostering international academic networks”, said the professor.
The conference was attended by internationally renowned scholars and judges from the International Court of Justice. The event is the most important conference in International Law in the European continent, which only features guest professors and authors or papers rigorously selected by the European Society of International Law.