From the 25th of May until the 27th of May the Groningen Centre of Energy Law hosts a workshop of the Academic Advisory Group (AAG) of the International Bar Association Section of Energy, Environment, Resources and Infrastructure Law. The workshop will take place at the premises of the Honours College of the University of Groningen and concentrates on the Understanding the Legal Aspects of Energy Networks. The aim of the workshop is to discuss draft chapters which will be included in a monagraph to be published by the Oxford University Press in 2012.
The participants and members of the AAG are all energy law specialists and represent a variety of jurisdictions, i.e. the University of Calgary (Canada), George Washington University (USA), University of Maine (USA), University Autonoma Metrolipana (Mexico), Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (Brazil), University of Melbourne (Australia), Tsinghua University (China), University of Ibadan (Nigeria), University of Almeria (Spain), University of Clausthall Zellerfeld/Göttingen (Germany), University of Glasgow (UK), University College London (UK) and the University of Copenhagen (Denmark).
Professor of Public Order Law Michel Vols has been awarded a prestigious ERC Starting Grant for his research into the extent to which national and international laws protect people from eviction.
A proposal on the legal constraints and opportunities for the European Union to further its ambitions as an international diplomatic actor has been selected by the European Commission.
Second-year LLB students Reet Varma & Helena Rasch and LLM Public International Law students Jessica Appelmann & Dominique Mollet represented the University of Groningen at the 8th European Human Rights Moot Court Competition.