T.M.C. ASSER INSTITUUT ANNUAL REPORT

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1 T.M.C. ASSER INSTITUUT ANNUAL REPORT 2003 Stichting T.M.C. Asser Instituut - Institute for Private and Public International Law, International Commercial Arbitration and European Law R.J. Schimmelpennincklaan 20-22, P.O. Box 30461, 2500 GL The Hague, The Netherlands Tel (0) , Fax. +31-(0) Internet:

2 Stichting T.M.C. Asser Instituut - Institute for Private and Public International Law, International Commercial Arbitration and European Law Over thirty-five years, the T.M.C. Asser Instituut has developed into a leading scientific research institute in the field of International Law. It covers Private International Law, Public International Law, the Law of the European Union, the Law of International Commercial Arbitration and increasingly, also, International Economic Law and International Humanitarian Law. Scientific research, either fundamental or applied, in the aforementioned domains, is the main activity of the Institute. The Institute also organises congresses and postgraduate courses. T.M.C. Asser Press publishes publications of the Institute. Because of its inter-university background, the Institute cooperates with Dutch law faculties as well as with other national and foreign institutions. Within this inter-university framework, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) holds a special position as the T.M.C. Asser Instituut s governing body. On the basis of the Asser College Europe cooperation scheme and consultancy projects, many activities focus on Central and Eastern Europe. The T.M.C. Asser Instituut, with a staff of 51 persons, is located in The Hague, The Netherlands, which, as the City of International Law, hosts many international organisations.

3 Annual Report 2003 C O N T E N T S 1. INTRODUCTION 1 2 RESEARCH General Applied Research 13 3 INFORMATION AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 17 4 PUBLICATIONS 20 5 POSTGRADUATE EDUCATION Asser College Europe (ACE) Other courses 26 6 EVENTS: CONGRESSES, SEMINARS AND ACADEMIC MEETINGS 26 7 HAGUE ACADEMIC COALITION (HAC) 28 8 T.M.C. ASSER PRESS 29 9 STAFF GENERAL SUPPORT DEPARTMENT GOVERNING BOARD, SCIENTIFIC COUNCIL AND SCIENTIFIC COMMISSIONS 33 ANNEXES Annex 1: Staff - Facts and Figures 35 Annex 2: Staff - Advisory and Board Functions 37 Annex 3: Staff - Editorial Functions 38 Annex 4: Staff - Publications 39 Annex 5: Staff - Guest Lectures 41

4 1. INTRODUCTION Although a good year from an academic and financial point of view, the year 2003 was overshadowed by the sudden death on 20 September of one of our employees, Mrs. Hennie Blackford-van de Kant, who passed away at the age of 54 after having suffered a severe cardiac arrest. Hennie Blackford joined the Education and Conference department of the T.M.C. Asser Instituut in A year later Asser College Europe was launched and she became responsible for the operational matters of ACE. Until her death she was actively involved in all educational activities of the institute and for many generations of students and researchers she played a focal role during their stay in The Netherlands. We are very grateful for Hennie s contributions to the institute during the 15 years we have known her as a colleague and a friend. Apart from this sad event, the year 2003 can be characterized as promising and colourful. As a result of the efforts of everybody and the general awareness of cost reductions, the financial year 2003 could be rounded of in black figures. An important strategic development that took place in 2003 was the initiative of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and the Municipality of The Hague to actively enhance research in the field of the internationalisation of national law. Although still in a preparatory stage, there are indications that the T.M.C. Asser Instituut will be given an important role in the realization of this initiative. Another important strategic development in 2003 was the decision to establish the Hague Academic Coalition (HAC), in which the T.M.C. Asser Instituut is a founding partner. The other partners are the Carnegie Foundation, the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, the Institute of Social Studies and Clingendael Institute. The HAC intends to promote research, education and public debate in support of the development of international policy, law, governance and international negotiation towards justice, peace and sustainable development. In 2003 the Nominating Committee of the Hague Prize for International Law (Secretary to the Committee is Professor Frans Nelissen, General Director of the T.M.C. Asser Instituut) started the pre-selection formalities of candidates for this prestigious award. As regards postgraduate education, the Asser College Europe program received a threeyear financial guarantee through the Matra program of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, covering the years 2004, 2005 and Although at the same time it became clear that the Matra program in its current form is not to last for ever, this positive commitment by the Ministry enables the institute to reduce the unilateral dependence on Matra and to further develop the current ACE program into a more global institution. To strategically support this process of change, Dr. Hans de Wit was appointed Senior Policy Advisor in August 2003 on a part-time basis and by courtesy of the University of Amsterdam. But also in other fields the institute successfully continued to strengthen its position as a recognized academic partner. On 3-5 July the sixth Hague Joint Conferences on 4

5 International Law was organized under the auspices of the new Foundation, in which the NVIR (the Netherlands Society of International Law), the American Society of International Law, and the T.M.C. Asser Instituut participate. The theme of the conference was From Government to Governance? The conference was held again at the Steigenberger Kurhaus Hotel at The Hague. The event was a big success and together with the American Society of International Law and the NVIR (the Netherlands Society of International Law), the T.M.C. Asser Instituut played a major part in this event. The year under review showed a wide range of fundamental and applied research activities. Doctorates were awarded to Mr. Wybe Douma (senior researcher European Law, T.M.C. Asser Instituut) on his thesis The precautionary principle. Its application in international, European and Dutch law and to four participants in the Asser Dissertations Programme (ADP): Mr. Piet-Hein van Kempen on his thesis Re-opening of procedures after convictions by the EHRM, Ms. Elies van Sliedregt on her thesis The Criminal Responsibility of Individuals for Violations of International Humanitarian Law, Ms. Conny Rijken on her thesis Trafficking in Persons; Prosecution from a European Perspective and Mr. Maurice Kenge Kamga, who successfully defended his thesis on Délimitation maritime sur la côte Atlantique africaine. The Asser Dissertations Programme continued to flourish despite the altered financial conditions with regard to the so-called beursalen. Five researchers continued with their research activities, of which one participant later withdrew from the ADP. The Asser Research Fellowships Programme hosted five researchers, whose stay varied from one month till a year. Asser College Europe, finally, facilitated 12 researchers for a three-month individual research program at the institute. Apart from the purely fundamental research activities, various contract research projects were started and/or rounded off in Studies rounded off were Research on the penalty Point System of the Dutch Road Haulage, Intellectual property rights on Biological Materials as Enforced by WTO/TRIPS on Farmer Seeds Systems in Developing Countries, a study on the right of overtaking for trucks and a feasibility study on the International Training Facility for national judges. Studies that continued into 2004 are Football hooliganism with an EU Dimension and Promoting the Social Dialogue in European Professional Football. In order to promote academic discussion seventeen academic lunch lectures were held in Additionally twenty-seven Supranational Criminal Law lectures were organized as a joint initiative of the T.M.C. Asser Instituut (the International Humanitarian Law/International Criminal Law section), the Grotius Centre and the Coalition for the International Criminal Court. Both kinds of lectures attracted many participants, not only from within the organizing institutions, but outsiders as well. The activities of the ASSER International Sports Law Centre (AISLC) also contributed a great deal to the proliferation of the academic activities of the institute. The AISLC s extensive international network can best be illustrated by its co-operation with, inter alia, the Max Planck Institute (Hamburg, Germany), Griffith University (Brisbane, Australia), the University of Leuven (Belgium) and universities in South Africa and the European Union. During the year under review the Centre organized five lectures on issues of international sports law. Furthermore fundamental research was done on such issues as Sports and Competition Law and Doping Law. 5

6 The International Sports Law Journal appeared with 3 issues during the year under review. In the field of Consultancy developments were satisfactory. Several major projects were either rounded off or launched. It is becoming increasingly evident that in matters of Consultancy the institute must play a pivotal role, rather than execute projects entirely by itself and that a continuous development of the academic network is of extreme importance. With respect to the individual projects, activities took place in several EU candidate member states as well as new member states. The most notable project in this sense is the so-called Multi-country project which aims to improve the understanding, knowledge and acceptance of EU law in six recipient countries (candidate and new EU member states) through practical seminars etc. The Multi-country project runs until October Other projects in which the T.M.C. Asser Instituut is involved, however, have a more bilateral character. The project with respect to the assistance to the Judiciary in Bulgaria was successfully rounded off. Practically at the same time a new project was started in Bulgaria: Technical Assistance for the Preparation of a Recruitment and Training Strategy for the Judiciary. This project, carried out by a consortium consisting of the British Council (Leader), T.M.C. Asser Instituut and the College of Europe, will run until the end of For the duration of the project the T.M.C. Asser Instituut has stationed its staff member Mrs. Bos-Buurman in Sofia as long-term expert. In Croatia the two-year project on a system for the dissemination of rulings of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Croatia was completed successfully. Based on a Twinning Agreement with the European Institute in Łódz (Poland) the T.M.C. Asser Instituut organized eight seminars (between March and September) on issues ranging from the acquis communautaire to the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy. In Romania the T.M.C. Asser Instituut organized a three-day seminar in EU law for the Ministry of Justice (October 2003). In another project in that same country the T.M.C. Asser Instituut is a member of a consortium led by VNG International and has taken charge of the task to develop a documentation centre at the national Institute of Public Administration. In the Russian Federation the so-called Kazan State University project came to an end in October 2003, after having lasted three years. Furthermore, the project on harmonization of environmental standards (for the execution of which Dr. W.Th. Douma and Dr. E.A. Kellermann were stationed in Moscow as long term expert and project director respectively) continued throughout the year In Slovakia the project to strengthen the internal organization of the Slovak Anti-monopoly was completed in October Finally the legal advisory service showed a considerable increase in the number of advices in private international law. For the general support of its core activities, the institute continued to focus attention on the provision of adequate information services and a modern information technology. Progress was made to transform the library into a knowledge centre by adapting the services to the needs of newly formed research teams. Information services were provided to third parties on a regular basis. A major overhaul of the Asser website was started on the basis of an internally developed content management 6

7 system. Meanwhile the development and hosting of other websites (such as the European Environment Law website EEL and the Hague Legal Capital Portal) continued. In the field of dissemination of specialized information it can be reported that T.M.C. Asser Press signed a 5-year contract with Cambridge University Press (UK) for the marketing, sales and distribution of its English-language publications (books and journals). An added benefit of this collaboration is that all our periodicals will now also be electronically available through Cambridge Journals online. As of January 2003 Dr. Rainer Kulms has become the new Editor-in-Chief of the European Business Organization Law Review (EBOR). A successful start was made to get the journal back on track. The Netherlands International Law Review (NILR) celebrated the publication of its Volume 50 with a 50 th Anniversary Luncheon. Unfortunately, there were delays in the publication of the Netherlands Yearbook of International Law and the Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law. However, measures have been taken to resolve the problems causing these delays. A wide variety of titles were published in 2003 showing the Press s commitment to publishing in the key areas of the T.M.C. Asser Instituut (for details, please see Chapter 8, pages 29-31). As mentioned at the beginning of this introductory report, the practical organization of postgraduate education and training suffered a major loss by the sudden death of Hennie Blackford. Under these difficult circumstances Mrs. Marian Barendrecht, with the assistance of Ms. Lyske de Vries, did an impressive job resulting in the T.M.C. Asser Instituut successfully completing all its 2003 educational commitments (Asser College Europe) and projects. At the beginning of October the first official ACE Alumni Day was held in Budapest (Hungary). Approximately 80 alumni participated in this event. The next Alumni Day will take place in Prague (Czech Republic). In November the course The International Criminal Court form States Perspective was held. This three-day course, especially developed for diplomats, is a joint initiative of the International Humanitarian Law/International Criminal Law section of the T.M.C. Asser Instituut and Leiden University s Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies. It is intended to repeat the course in the future and organize it alternately at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut and the Grotius Centre. The first session was held at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut. In February the Dutch National Rounds of the Philip C. Jessup Moot Court Competition 2003 were held and won by Leiden University. By tradition these rounds were organized by the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, in close co-operation with the Jessup Organizing Committee. Apart from a range of seminars and academic meetings, two major conferences were organized: the 6 th Hague Joint Conference (July) and the 33 rd Session of the T.M.C. Asser Instituut Colloquium on European Law. The latter conference was entitled European citizenship and the legal consequences for the civilians in the EU and was held in the Gothic Hall of the Council of State, The Hague. 2. RESEARCH 7

8 2.1 General Asser Participation in Human Rights School In 2000 the T.M.C. Asser Instituut joined the Netherlands Research School of Human Rights, a network in which the universities of Maastricht, Rotterdam, Tilburg and Utrecht participate. Each of the participating institutions is invited to organise socalled 'network-days' during which the researchers of the particular institution can present their work to their colleagues from the other participating institutions. On 13 June 2003, the T.M.C. Asser Instituut organised for the third time such a 'network day', to which all researchers from the participating universities and the T.M.C. Asser Instituut itself were invited. The theme of the day was The Enforcement of Human Rights and Trafficking in Human Beings. Presentations were given by: Conny Rijken (T.M.C. Asser Instituut and Tilburg University) on: Measures to combat trafficking of human beings on the national level and Lourdes Fernandez (Europol) on International cooperation between states in the fight against trafficking. From August the Summer Course Human Rights was organised. The first week of this course was organized in co-operation with T.M.C. Asser Instituut (Dr. Olivier Ribbelink and operational support by the Education Department). It included lectures at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut and visits to international institutions in The Hague. The second week of the course was held in Leuven with visits to Strasbourg and Brussels. There were 18 participants. François Project In 1995 the T.M.C. Asser Instituut has taken the initiative to produce a Netherlands Handbook on Public International Law' (the so-called François-project'). To a certain extent, the new Manual will likely be the successor' of Grondlijnen van het Volkenrecht' [Fundamentals of the Law of Nations] by J.P.A. François (third edition, 1967). The T.M.C. Asser Instituut coordinates this project. In 2001 an editorial committee was formed, consisting of Dr. Olivier Ribbelink, Dr. Nathalie Horbach, and Dr. Rene Lefeber. The three joint editors are also authors of chapters in the book. Although, unfortunately, the project has seriously slowed down, it is still underway. Academic lunch lectures In order to promote academic discussion within the Institute, seventeen academic lunch lectures were held in The lectures offer the Institute s researchers and guest speakers the opportunity to present their own research, or to comment on current issues in international law. On the occasion of the 100 th lecture Dr. Eduardo Valencia Ospina, honorary fellow of the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, was invited to hold the lecture during a festive lunch on 20 May Lecture No. 94 (13/01/03): Rights to Legal Remedies of Victims of War Crimes, by Avril McDonald (Head, International Humanitarian Law Section, T.M.C. Asser Instituut); Lecture No. 95 (29/01/03): The vertical construction of the function of international Law by Jan-Anne Vos (Head, Public International Law Section, T.M.C. Asser Instituut); Lecture No. 96 (6/03/03): Many Faces of Finality What is a Final Award in International Commercial Arbitration? by Edin Karakas (Researcher Asser College Europe); 8

9 Lecture No. 97 (10/03/03): Unilateral Intervention Revisited: The Principle of Non- Intervention in the Domestic Affairs of States by Alena Douhan (Researcher Asser College Europe); Lecture No. 98 (18/03/03): Human Rights and European Taxation by Jenia Peteva (Researcher Asser College Europe); Lecture No. 99 (26/03/03): Mental Gymnastics with Sports Law Regulations of Sports in the European Union Law by Pavel Hamernik (Researcher Asser College Europe); Lecture No. 100 (20/05/03): Politics and International Adjudication: The ICJ and the Security Council by Dr. Eduardo Valencia Ospina (Former ICJ Registrar and Honorary Fellow of the T.M.C. Asser Instituut); Lecture No. 101 (4/06/03): The Litigationization of Foreign Affairs by Allen S. Weiner (Asser Research Fellow); Lecture No. 102 (18/06/03): Taking Takings Seriously The Issue of Compensation in the Case of Taking Foreign Property by Zoltan Vig (Researcher Asser College Europe); Lecture No. 103 (25/06/03): The Concept and Validity of Exemption Clauses in Contracts: Historical and Comparative Law Analyses by Krassimir Mitev (Researcher Asser College Europe); Lecture No. 104 (26/06/03): Convention on the Law of the Non-navigational Uses of International Watercourses and its Reflection in the Gabcikovo-Nagymaros case by Larissa Savelieva (Researcher Asser College Europe); Lecture No. 105 (7/10/03): Project Europees Arrestatiebevel [European Arrest Warrant project] by Wouter van Ballegooij (Researcher in European Law, T.M.C. Asser Instituut); Lecture No. 106 (12/11/03): Protection of Rights of Broadcasting Organizations in the International and European Community Law by Katarzyna Wasniowska (Researcher Asser College Europe); Lecture No. 107 (19/11/03): Countermeasures in the framework of the International Law Commission Articles on State Responsibility by Hanna Anoukchevitch (Researcher Asser College Europe); Lecture No. 108 (20/11/03): The Problem of the Death Penalty: Inter-Action between National and International Law (with special reference to the situation in the Russian Federation by Alexander Mezyaev (Researcher Asser College Europe); Lecture No. 109 (25/11/03): IMS Health Service Case The Essential Facilities Doctrine by Patrycja Szot (Researcher Asser College Europe); Lecture No. 110 (16/12/03): Consumer Contracts in European Private International Law by Kerstin Pilt (Researcher Asser College Europe). Supranational Criminal Law Lecture Series In February 2003, the International Humanitarian Law-International Criminal Law Section of the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, in cooperation with Leiden University s Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, and the Coalition for the International Criminal Court, launched the Supranational Criminal Law Lecture Series. This weekly series of lectures, free and open to the public, proved a great success with the sizable Haguebased community of international criminal lawyers. The first phase in the lecture series, the Winter Series, kicked off on 13 February 2003 with a lecture by Texas professor and ICTY Defence Counsel, Peter Murphy on Evidence. The subsequent lectures in the Winter and Spring Series touched on a wide range of topics within the 9

10 general framework of international criminal law. After a break for the summer months, the lectures resumed with the Autumn Series. The various series were held, alternatively, in the Grotius Centre and the T.M.C. Asser Instituut. Lecture Series February, Peter Murphy, Defence Counsel ICTY, Professor South Texas College of Law; Evidence from a mathematical/probability perspective ; 20 February, Emir Suljagic, Journalist for Sarajevo-based newsmagazine Dani, only Bosnian journalist based permanently at ICTY; The ICTY from a victim s perspective ; 27 February, Dean Manning, Investigator at the ICTY; Srbrenica from an investigator s point of view ; 6 March, Allen Weiner, Former legal advisor to the American Embassy here in The Hague ( ); A discussion on America s standpoint on supranational criminal law ; 13 March, Helen Brady, OTP, Appeals Counsel; Legal and Procedural Challenges facing the ICC ; 20 March, Jann Kleffner, PhD candidate at the University of Amsterdam, Centre for International Law; The Complementary Nature of the ICC ; 27 March, Patricia Sellers, Advisory Section, OTP, ICTY; Gender Crimes; the Jurisprudence of the ICTY and the ICTR ; 3 April, Gilbert Bitti, Chief of the Victims Participation and Reparations Unit, ICC; The Role of Victims in the ICC, in particular their Participation Possibilities ; 4 April, David Crane, Chief Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone; Promoting Accountability and Justice in Sierra Leone ; 10 April, Lars van Troost, Amnesty International; Three Human Rights Perspectives on the ICC ; 17 April, Jennifer Schense, Legal Advisor, CICC; The Role of NGOs in the creation of the ICC ; 24 April, Klaus Rackwitz, Senior Information and Evidence Adviser, ICC; Some remarks on the ICC Office of the Prosecutor ; 8 May, Olga Kavran, Deputy Coordinator-Outreach Program, ICTY; The ICTY Outreach Program ; 15 May, Jeff Handmaker, International lawyer and freelance consultant, Rea Hamba Advice, Netherlands; Seeking justice, guaranteeing protection and ensuring due process: addressing the tensions between exclusion from refugee protection and the principle of universal jurisdiction ; 22 May, Göran Sluiter, Utrecht University; The Consequences of the ICJ's Congo- Belgium Decision for the International Criminal Court ; 5 June, Dr. Nina Jorgensen, Associate Legal Officer, Chambers, ICTY; 'The right of the accused to self-representation before international tribunals ; 12 June, Stéphane Bourgon, Defence Counsel, ICTY; Command Responsibility before the International Criminal Tribunals: The Case for the Defence ; 19 June, Catherine Marchi-Uhel, Senior Legal Officer-Appeals Chamber ICTY; Internationalised National Courts and Justice: the Judiciary in Kosovo ; 2 October, Luis Moreno Ocampo, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court; Prosecutorial Discretion ; 9 October Steven Freeland, lecturer in international law - University of Western Australia, Sydney; Australia and the ICC-with reference to Australia s role in Iraq ; 10

11 16 October, Prof. John Dugard, Leiden University, member of the International Law Commission and Special Rapporteur of the UN Commission on Human Rights on the situation of human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories; Defining international Terrorism after 9/11 ; 23 October, Susan Lamb, Legal Advisor, ICTY; Challenges to the lawfulness of the arrest of ICTY Indictees ; 30 October, Luc Walleyn, lawyer with extensive experience in universal jurisdiction cases and former President of Avocates sans Frontieres (Belgium and International); Universal jurisdiction for war crimes and crimes against humanity ; 6 November, Lisa Tabassi, Legal Officer, OPCW; Individual Criminal Responsibility for Violations of the Chemical Weapons Convention ; 13 November, Mathias Marcussen, Legal Advisor Appeals, ICTR OTP; Genocide definition - Impact of different factual background driving the Jurisprudence of the ICTY and the ICTR ; 20 November, Israeli Ambassador 27 November, Evelyn Ankumah, Executive Director, Africa Legal Aid; The Cairo- Arusha Principles. Guest Lectures within the Occasional Guest Lecture Series of the International Humanitarian Law Section at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut: 31 July 2003, Judge Adel Maged, Dept. of International Cooperation, Ministry of Justice, United Arab Emirates; International Criminal Law in the Arabic World ; 21 August 2003, James Cockayne, Graduate Fellow, New York University and Director, Transnational Crime Unit, Australian Attorney-General s Department; Occupation and Regime Change: some aspects of international law in post-conflict Iraq Doctoral research by staff members Mr. Wybe Th. Douma, head of the Institute s section on European Law, was awarded a doctorate on 6 January 2003 after defending his Ph.D. thesis entitled The precautionary principle. Its application in international, European and Dutch law at the University of Groningen (supervisors: Prof. K. Lambers and Prof. L.W. Gormley, University of Groningen). Within the Institute, various staff members continued their doctoral research: W. van Ballegooij, The influence of the area-concept on EU integration' (supervisor: to be decided); L.A.N.M. Barnhoorn, Interpretation of treaties by the Dutch law courts' ( Interpretatie van verdragen door de Nederlandse rechter') (supervisors: Prof. A.M. Hol and Prof. C. Flinterman, University of Utrecht); S.F. Blockmans, The Enforcement of International Law by the European Union (supervisors: Prof. H.G. Schermers, University of Leiden, and Prof. Neuhold, University of Vienna); B.J. van het Kaar, Evidence Law in the Dutch IPR (Het bewijsrecht in het Nederlands internationaal privaatrecht, mede in het licht van de Bewijsverordening) (supervisor: prof. P. Vlas, Free University of Amsterdam); 11

12 T. Mehra, The development of rules pertaining to cultural property in times of armed conflict: from protection to enforcement' (supervisor: Prof. Kurt Siehr, University of Zurich, Switzerland); M. Nybondas, Superior Responsibility (supervisors: Prof. Harmen van der Wilt, University of Amsterdam and Prof. Terry Gill, University of Amsterdam / University of Utrecht; M. Olfers, Competition law and sports, a comparison between the United States and Europe (supervisor: Prof. Heiko van Staveren (Free University of Amsterdam); M.J. de Rooij, Liability for the carriage of goods by sea in Dutch private international law ( Aansprakelijkheden in het zeevervoer naar Nederlands internationaal privaatrecht') (supervisor: Prof. M.V. Polak, University of Leiden); M. Rouppe van der Voort, Restitution and unjust enrichment in private international law' ( De onverschuldigde betaling en de ongerechtvaardigde verrijking in het internationaal privaatrecht') (supervisors: Prof. H.L.E. Verhagen and Prof. A.V.M. Struycken, Catholic University of Nijmegen); J.W. Soek, Doping Law: The Rules of the International Sports Organizations (supervisor: Prof. H. de Doelder, Erasmus University Rotterdam); J.A. Vos, 'The Theory of Public International Law' (supervisor: Prof. D.L. Bethlehem, University of Cambridge) Asser Dissertations Programme The Asser Dissertations Programme (ADP), introduced in January 1996, offers young, promising researchers the opportunity to work exclusively on their doctoral thesis over a maximum period of four years, in the fields of public and private international law, international commercial arbitration and the law of the European Union. Participation is open to Dutch as well as foreign candidates. The T.M.C. Asser Instituut only accepts new candidates when their appointment and financing is shared with another Institution, preferably a law faculty. Doctorates Piet-Hein van Kempen was awarded a doctorate at the Tilburg University on 14 February 2003 after defending his thesis on Heropening van procedures na veroordelingen door het EHRM [Re-opening of procedures after convictions by the EHRM]. Supervisors: Prof. J. de Hullu and Dr. W.E.C.A. van Valkenburg, Tilburg University). The research project of Mr. Van Kempen was co-financed by the Tilburg University and the T.M.C. Asser Instituut. Mr. Van Kempen worked as Ph.D. candidate/researcher at the Tilburg University and participated in the ADP from 1 June August Since 1 January 2003 Mr. Van Kempen has been working as lecturer at the criminal law department, Faculty of Law of the University of Nijmegen. Elies van Sliedregt was awarded a doctorate at the Tilburg University on 19 September 2003 after defending her thesis on The Criminal Responsibility of Individuals for Violations of International Humanitarian Law. Supervisors: Prof. N. Keijzer, Prof. W.J.M. van Genugten and Prof. G.L. Coolen, Tilburg University). The research project of Ms. Van Sliedregt was co-financed by the Tilburg University and the T.M.C. Asser Instituut. Ms. Van Sliedregt worked as Ph.D. candidate/researcher at 12

13 the Tilburg University and participated in the ADP from 15 June January Since July 2003 Ms. Van Sliedregt has been working as lecturer and researcher in international law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Utrecht. Conny Rijken was awarded a doctorate at the Tilburg University on 7 November 2003 after defending her thesis on Trafficking in Persons. Prosecution from a European Perspective (supervisors: Prof. E.M.H. Hirsch Ballin and Prof. C. Fijnaut, Tilburg University). The research project of Ms. Rijken was co-financed by the Tilburg University and the T.M.C. Asser Instituut. Ms. Rijken worked as Ph.D. candidate/researcher at the Tilburg University and participated in the ADP from 1 November June Since 2003 Ms. Rijken has been working as lecturer at the department of European and International Public Law of the Faculty of Law of the Tilburg University. Maurice Kenge Kamga (Cameroon) successfully defended his thesis on Délimitation maritime sur la côte Atlantique africaine at the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, Switzerland (supervisors: Prof. Lucius Caflisch and Prof. G. Abi- Saab, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva). Mr. Kamga will be awarded a doctorate in spring The research project of Mr. Kamga was cofinanced by the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, Switzerland and the T.M.C. Asser Instituut. 13

14 In 2003 the following researchers continued with their research in the ADP: Har el Ben-Ari, International Non-Governmental Organizations: The quest for legal standing under international law (supervisor: Prof. John Dugard, University of Leiden); Julie King, The Legal Protection of Personality Rights of Sports Persons in Europe (Supervisors: Dr. Frank Hendrickx, Tilburg University and Dr. Robert C.R. Siekmann, T.M.C. Asser Instituut); Mariëlle Matthee, The Harmonization of National and Regional Biosafety Measures (supervisor: Prof. Ellen Vos, University of Maastricht); Rianne Letschert, Supervisory mechanisms on the protection of national minorities: a comparative analysis of aims, strengths and weaknesses (supervisors: Prof. W.J.M. van Genugten and Prof. M. van der Stoel, Tilburg University); Jaap van de Velden, The influence of EC law on private international law with respect to the autonomy to choose the law applicable to contractual obligations (supervisors: Prof. M.H. ten Wolde and Prof. M.H. Wissink, University of Groningen). Mr. Har el Ben-Ari left the ADP in September 2003 and returned to Israel Asser Research Fellowships Programme The Asser Research Fellowships Programme (ARFP) started in It aims to support and stimulate academic research in one of the fields of law covered by the Institute. Participation is open for foreign post-graduate lawyers who wish to come and stay at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut for a period of, in principle, maximum three months. In 2003 the following researchers participated: Mark Koulen (The Netherlands), counsellor at the World Trade Organisation at Geneva, spent his sabbatical year at the Institute to conduct research on The Institutional Capacity of the WTO as a Forum Organization from 7 January 2002 till 25 February 2003; Ivan Milatic, Ll.M student at the University of Rijeka, Croatia stayed at the Institute to conduct research for his thesis on: The European Sports Law: Past, Present and Future considering the free movement of workers connected to the Bosman Rule from 1 30 April 2003; Roberto Branco Martins, secretary to the European Federation of professional Football Clubs (EFFC) stayed at the Institute to cooperate with Dr. Robert Siekmann of the T.M.C. Asser Instituut at a research project on the Social Dialogue in Professional Football in Europe from 6 January April After the European Commission granted the EFFC a subsidy for the project the EFFC and Mr Roberto Branco Martins hold domicile at the T.M.C. Asser Instituut since May 2003; Ditmir Bushati, Legal Advisor at the Constitutional Court of Albania stayed at the Institute to conduct research on The Human Rights in States of Emergency from 1 August- 14 September 2003; Huang Shixi, Ph.D. -student at the China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province People s Republic of China stayed at the Institute to 14

15 conduct research for his thesis on: International Sports Arbitration from 8 September 21 November ASSER International Sports Law Centre Applied research In September 2003 the project Promoting the Social Dialogue in European Professional Football was started. The project is carried out in cooperation with the European Federation of professional Football Clubs (EFFC) and is co-financed by the European Commission in Brussels (Directorate-General for Employment and Social Affairs). It is a two-tier project, as it addresses the 15 old EU Member States on the one hand and the 10 new Member States that acceded in May 2004 on the other, plus the candidate Members Bulgaria and Romania (accession planned for 2007). Both components of the project consist of seminars and workshops, which are held in every old and new Member State in the course of one year (until September 2004). In addition, as regards the new Member States, pilot studies are carried out per country giving a detailed overview of its organisation of professional football and the state of affairs as regards industrial relations in this field. The project aims to inform the local football communities and to promote their awareness of the possibilities offered by the European Social Dialogue between employers and employees, which instrument has been laid down in the EC Treaty. The basis of all the seminars and workshops is the publication European Sport s First Collective Labour Agreement, which was published by the EFFC (pp. 56; author: Roberto Branco Martins) in cooperation with the ASSER International Sport Law Centre in The Asser/EFFC team for the Social Dialogue European Tour consists of Dr. Robert Siekmann (project manager), Mr Roberto Branco Martins (EFFC), Tina Drolec (Slovenia) and Dovile Vaigauskaite (Lithuania), trainees at the Centre. December 2003 saw the start of the research project Football Hooliganism with an EU Dimension: Towards an International Legal Framework, which is co-financed by the European Commission in Brussels under the AGIS Programme (Directorate-General for Justice and Home Affairs) for the duration of one year (until December 2004). The background to this study is that under the provisions of Article 29 of the EU Treaty the European Union s objective shall be to provide citizens with a high level of safety in its territory by promoting common action by the Member States in this field. The main objective of the project is to collect and analyse relevant international and national public legislation and the applicable private rules of the international football federations (FIFA, UEFA) and the national football associations in the 15 EU Member States and 10 accession European countries in order to determine the legal differences and to make recommendations for the possible development of a common and coherent international legal framework. The Asser research team for this project consists of Dr. Robert Siekmann (project manager), Prof. Simon Gardiner, Janwillem Soek, Marjan Olfers and Hans Mojet (trainee). Doctoral Research Marjan Olfers, Sports and Competition Law: A Comparison between the United States and Europe (supervisor: Prof.Dr. Heiko van Staveren, Free University, Amsterdam) (the book is planned to appear in the second half of 2004); 15

16 Janwillem Soek, Doping Law: The Rules of the International Sports Organisations (supervisor Prof.Dr. Hans de Doelder, Erasmus University, Rotterdam) (the book is planned to appear in the second half of 2004). Publications Robert Siekmann and Janwillem Soek (eds), The European Union and Sport: Legal and Policy Documents, ASSER International Sports Law Centre/T.M.C. Asser Press (about 1000 pp.; the book is planned to appear in August 2004); Ian Blackshaw and Robert Siekmann (eds.), Sport Image Rights in Europe, ASSER International Sports Law Centre/T.M.C. Asser Press (about 300 pp.; the book is planned to appear in October 2004); Ian Blackshaw, Steve Cornelius, Andrew Gibson and Robert Siekmann (eds.), The Court of Arbitration for Sport: The First Twenty Years, ASSER International Sports Law Centre /T.M.C. Asser Press (in cooperation with Rand Afrikaans University (RAU), Johannesburg, South Africa, and Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia), ASSER International Sports Law Centre/T.M.C. Asser Press ( CAS Jubilee Book, about 300 pp.; the book is planned to appear in December 2004). International Sports Law Journal The International Sports Law Journal (ISLJ) (general editors: Robert Siekmann and Janwillem Soek; ASSER International Sports Law Centre): 3 issues in 2003 (no 1, April: pp. 48; no. 2, September: pp. 44; no. 3, December: pp. 44). Lectures, conferences, seminars, etc. Guest Lecture by Dr. Steve Cornelius, Director of the RAU (Rand Afrikaans University) Center for Sports Law, Johannesburg, South Africa) on Transformation in South African Sport, The Hague, 8 April 2003; chairman: Janwillem Soek; Seminar on Licensing Systems and the Financing of Professional Football in Europe, Utrecht, 10 June 2003 (in cooperation with CMS Derks Star Busmann, Utrecht and the European Academy of Law (ERA) Trier); speakers: Henk Kesler, Director Professional Football of KNVB (Royal Dutch Football Association), Hermann Schlindwein (Ashurst Morris Crisp, Frankfurt a/m, Germany), Domenico di Pietro (Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw, London, United Kingdom) Dolf Segaar and Machteld Derks (CMS Derks Star Busmann, Utrecht); chairman: Dr. Robert Siekmann; Lecture [Actualiteitencollege] by Roberto Branco Martins on The Kolpak Decision and the International Migration of non-eu Professional Football Players, The Hague, 30 June 2003; chairman: Dr. Robert Siekmann; Third Asser International Sports Law Lecture on Legal Aspects of the TV Rights Issue in Europe and Israel: Ownership and Competition Law, The Hague, 29 September 2003, speakers: James Whittaker (Addleshaw Goddard, Manchester, UK), Luca Ferrari (Studio Associato LCA, Padova, Italy), Joseph Eshed (Tel Aviv, Israel); chairman: Robert Siekmann; Guest Lecture by Andrew Jennings (United Kingdom) on Corruption in Sport, The Hague, 30 September Chairman: Professor Simon Gardiner (Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia). 16

17 N.B. The 2003 Asser-Clingendael International Sports Lecture on Sports and Development Cooperation / The Netherlands-Surinam Case (main speaker: Adolf Ogi, Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace, Geneva, Switzerland) had to be cancelled and is rescheduled for Friday 19 November 2004 at the Clingendael Instituut. International cooperation The Centre is increasingly successful in its role of an academic and non-academic organiser of international sports law. Examples are joint publications, conferences, applied research and ISLJ. The Centre is widely recognised in this role. Close relations have developed with especially the sports law centres of Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia (Professors Simon Gardiner and James Gray), the Universities of Leuven and Tilburg (Professor Roger Blanpain), the Free University of Amsterdam (Professor Heiko van Staveren), the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Professor Klaus Vieweg), the European Academy of Law (ERA) in Trier, the Universities of Johannesburg (Professor Steve Cornelius), Cape Town and Pretoria (South Africa), the University of Lisbon (Professor Jose Manuel Meirim), the University of Athens (Professor Dimitrios Panagiotopoulos) and the National Sports Law Institute of Brazil in Sao Paulo. On 8 December, Dr. Robert Siekmann delivered a lecture at the Max Planck Institute in Hamburg (Professor Reinhard Zimmermann), as the Asser Centre is internationally regarded as an example of how to practice international sports law successfully. On that occasion Max Planck Hamburg appointed itself as the Centre for international sports law in Germany. Max Planck wants to be the North-German counterpart of the practice of national sports law, which is currently concentrated in South Germany (the University of Bayreuth has an official Chair in sports law). Asser and Max Planck will be cooperating closely as of Applied Research Contract Research Research on the Penalty Point System of the Dutch Road Haulage Act (July 2002 May 2003) The Dutch Ministry of Transport has initiated a research project about better implementation of Road Transport Directive 96/26/EC, as amended by Directive 98/76/EC. On behalf of the Ministry, the T.M.C. Asser Instituut researched how these directives have been implemented in three EU countries (Germany, Sweden and United Kingdom). The study aimed to examine the differences and similarities in the ways and means that different member states have chosen to implement and administer the requirement of good repute in the said directives. Consequences of Intellectual Property Rights on Biological Materials as Enforced by WTO/TRIPS on Farmer Seeds Systems in Developing Countries (September 2002 September 2003) 17

18 The objective of the project is to seek legal judgement on a number of scenarios of possible consequences of the application of common patent regimes on biological planting materials when such materials are entered into traditional farmer seed systems. Legal judgement on the scenarios is sought from relevant international organizations including WTO/TRIPS, WIPO, UPOV and FAO, national patent organizations in developing countries, including the Philippines, India and Brazil and international private industries involved in plant biotechnology. The project is financed through a project grant awarded to Agromisa Foundation, the principal of this project. Study on the right of overtaking for trucks (May September 2003) The Dutch Ministry of Transport, envisaging a review of its policy concerning the right of overtaking for trucks, has asked the T.M.C. Asser Instituut to research whether a different definition of overtaking, under which the prohibition to overtake would be violated at an earlier stage of the manoeuvre (moving into the left lane or the passing of the car in front and the move back into the right lane), would be in agreement with the Vienna Convention on Road Signs and Signals and the definition and application of no overtaking for trucks regulations in other EU countries. Football Hooliganism with an EU Dimension: Towards an international legal framework (September 2003 December 2004) Within the AGIS Programme 2003, the European Commission awarded the T.M.C. Asser Instituut a grant to realise a project whose objective is to collect and analyse relevant international and national legislation and pertinent rules and regulations of international (FIA and UEFA) and national football associations in the EU Member States and candidate countries in order to determine the legal differences and make recommendations for the development of a common and consistent legal framework. Promoting the Social Dialogue in European Professional Football (Candidate EU Members States) (September 2003 August 2004) A grant awarded by the European Commission made it possible to follow up on research activities on the compliance of national labour laws in the candidate countries with relevant EU legal norms. As part of the project activities, round tables are planned to take place in the candidate countries in order to promote the social dialogue. Feasibility Study on the International Training Facility for National Judges (April June 2003) In 2002 the Dutch Raad voor de Rechtspraak (Dutch Council for the Judiciary) convened a meeting between a number of relevant organisations based in The Hague to discuss the possibilities and prospects for an International Training Facility for national judges. The outcome of the meeting stressed the importance of the developments referred to above. Moreover it was concluded that such a Facility would contribute to the consolidation of The Hague as legal capital of the world. The participants in the meeting decided that it would be desirable to conduct a feasibility study regarding such an International Training Facility in The Hague. The Raad voor de Rechtspraak, the T.M.C. Asser Instituut and the Institute of Social Studies then decided jointly to undertake this feasibility study. 18

19 Consultancy Projects This year, some major consultancy projects have either been launched or continued: BULGARIA Assistance to the judiciary in Bulgaria: Continuing training on EU legislation and practice (January 2002-October 2003) The aims of this follow-up project to Assistance to the Judiciary in Bulgaria: Establishment of a Centre for European Law, carried out by a consortium formed by the Dutch Helsinki Committee, the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, and the Netherlands Training and the Study Centre for the Judiciary in 2000 and 2001, is to further strengthen the capacity of the Bulgarian Magistrate Training Centre (MTC) by training the MTC trainers in specialised fields of European law. This new train-the-trainers course enables trainers to convey their newly acquired knowledge to their colleagues in the judiciary. An important side effect is the improvement of knowledge of (assistant) professors in European law at the Bulgarian Law Schools which will enable them to develop new courses in European legal issues so that these can be introduced in the curricula of the Law Schools. Technical Assistance for the Preparation of a Recruitment and Training Strategy for the Judiciary (June 2003 December 2004) The general objectives of this ambitious project, financed through the PHARE Programme of the European Commission, is the harmonisation of the legal education system in Bulgaria, the improvement of the systems for selection, evaluation, professional development and qualification of magistrates and for professional development of clerical staff in the judicial institutions; development of a system of clear common criteria for recruitment and appointment of magistrates and clerical staff; development of a national training of the judiciary of Bulgaria and the delivery of pilot trainings. The project is carried out by a consortium of British Council (leader), T.M.C. Asser Instituut and the Collège de Bruges. CROATIA Judiciary and Law Faculties (March March 2003) Within an Obnova project, the T.M.C. Asser Instituut developed a system for the dissemination of rulings of the Supreme Court of Croatia to the wider legal community. The overall objective was to make available and accessible the decisions of the Supreme Court on the Internet and to create the necessary conditions for accessing these decisions by the beneficiaries. The beneficiaries are all four Croatian Law Faculties, four Municipal Courts, four County Courts as well as Croatian NGO s in the cities of Zagreb, Rijeka, Osijek and Split. POLAND Training Seminars for the European Institute of Łodz Based on a Twinning Agreement between the T.M.C. Asser Instituut and the European Institute in Łodz, a series of eight seminars was developed and delivered in Poland between March and September The topics of the seminars, organised in cooperation with the Office for European Integration of the Polish government, ranged from general issues regarding the acquis communautaire to specialised issues such as Dutch experiences with the realisation of Common Regional Policy and reform of Common Agricultural Policy. 19

20 ROMANIA Training in EU Law for the Romanian Ministry of Justice (October 2003) Upon a request of the Dutch Ministry of Justice, the T.M.C. Asser Instituut developed and delivered a three-day seminar for the official of the Romanian Ministry of Justice focusing on a general overview of basic EU law, and containing further more specialized topics, such as European competition law, the fight against terrorism and other topics. Establishing a National Institute of Public Administration in Romania (May June 2004) In this PHARE project, carried out by a consortium of VNG International, the National School of Administration (ENA), the National Institute of Public Administration (INAP), the Academy of the Federation of German Civil Servants (dbb akademie), SchlumbergerSema (SEMA), the T.M.C. Asser Instituut is in charge of developing a documentation centre at the National Institute of Public Administration of Romania. RUSSIAN FEDERATION Masters Programme in International Law and Politics at the Kazan State University (TEMPUS JEP November 2000 October 2003) The project aims to establish a Masters Programme in the area of International Law and Politics, as well as the development of new courses and revision of the existing ones within three areas: International Law, European, International Politics and International Relations (national priority area for the Russia Federation). The activities that will be carried out within the project are: retraining of the senior academic staff of Kazan State University, specialised in International Law and Politics; establishing new and extending existing curricula in International Law and Politics at Kazan State University; establishing a Multidisciplinary Centre in International Law and Politics on the basis of group of departments and faculties of the KSU, which will include the Secretariat of the newly established Masters Programme and the library; study visits by undergraduate and graduate students from KSU to European partner universities and organisation of the Conference on International Law and Politics at KSU. The T.M.C. Asser Instituut is part of an international consortium composed of the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium), the Institute for Foreign and International Trade Law, the University of Frankfurt-am-Main (Germany), the Free University of Brussels (Belgium) and the Université Paris-Sud (France). Harmonisation of Environmental Standards (September 2002 February 2004) Through two of its experts, the T.M.C. Asser Instituut participated in this TACIS project, aimed at supporting the alignment of Russia s national environmental legislation and regulations with the requirements of the EU environmental acquis. The expert team task was to recommend appropriate implementation and enforcement structures and mechanisms. SLOVAKIA Implementation of Acquit and Enhanced Competition Advocacy (January 2002 October 2003) The purpose of the project is to strengthen the internal organisation of the Slovak Antimonopoly Office (AMO) in relation to the uniform interpretation and implementation of the new Slovak competition law that entered into force in May In addition, 20

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