Global Law Workshop

Monday, December 1, 2008 • 4:30 PM • Law School 4042Duke Law Events

John Dugard, visiting faculty member from the Center for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria in South Africa, to present "The Legal Status of Advisory Opinions." Advisory Opinions of the International Court of Justice are becoming increasingly important: witness the 2004 Advisory Opinion on the Wall in Palestine and now the proposed advisory opinion on the independence of Kosovo. Despite their importance there is still uncertainty about the legal effect of advisory opinions. Clearly they are not binding on States, but are they binding on the United Nations itself? For more information, contact Neylan Gurel at gurel@law.duke.edu.

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