EU-South American School on Global Governance discusses International Court of Justice’s challenges
On September 13, Achilles Skordas, a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law and a professor at the University of Bristol, gave a talk called “International Dispute Settlement and the Preservation of Peace: The Role of the International Court of Justice in the 21st Century” during the ninth edition of the EU South American School on Global Governance, at the FGV Jean Monnet Center of Excellence, which is coordinated by Professor Paula Wojcikiewicz Almeida.
The EU South American School on Global Governance is a course funded by the European Commission as part of the Erasmus+ Program. This year, 949 people of 11 nationalities and from all Brazilian states applied to take it. In all, 69 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 35 education institutions in Brazil and abroad were selected.
Each edition of the course lasts for six months. It is taught by the Fundação Getulio Vargas Rio de Janeiro Law School and transmitted online to students outside the city of Rio de Janeiro. In the last three years, 101 classes have been taught, adding up to around 150 hours. During this period, 5,949 people applied to take the course.
In addition to FGV Rio de Janeiro Law School professors, the course is taught by high-level academics and experts from partner institutions in Brazil and other countries, including Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, France and the United Kingdom, as well as the European Parliament. Other FGV entities are also involved in the project, such as the Sao Paulo Law School, School of International Relations and International Intelligence Unit. In total, more than 80 professors teach the course, of whom 20 are from foreign institutions.
During the latest edition’s first class, on August 10, Professor Paula Wojcikiewicz Almeida gave a brief overview of the Jean Monnet projects funded by the European Commission at the FGV Rio de Janeiro Law School since 2010, which led to the creation of the FGV Jean Monnet Center of Excellence.
The present edition features renowned professors from Brazil and other countries, including Jan Wouters (Catholic University of Leuven), Rafael Zelesco (Rio de Janeiro Naval War College), Monique Sochaczewski Goldfeld (GEPOL), Achilles Skordas (Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg), Raphael Vasconcelos (Rio de Janeiro State University and Rio de Janeiro Federal Rural University), Fulvio Maria Palombino (University of Naples Federico II), Ely Caetano Xavier (Rio de Janeiro Federal Rural University), Ignacio Ybañez Rubio (EU Ambassador to Brazil), Anne Weyembergh and Ramona Coman (Free University of Brussels), Andrea Hoffmann (Rio de Janeiro Catholic University), Anne Weyembergh and Ramona Coman (Free University of Brussels).
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