ACIL Luncheon

28Feb2017 13:00 - 14:00


At this ACIL Luncheon, Hege Elisabeth Kjos will address the applicability of the jura novit curia principle to investment arbitration.

A fundamental role of adjudicators and legal counsel is to know the law. Indeed, such knowledge is the primary and uniting characteristic of the legal profession as it is carried out across the globe. The article presented by the speaker explores what it means to ‘know the law’ applicable to the merits focusing on investor-state arbitration, including the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal. In this form of dispute settlement, the issue of knowing the law is particularly complex since frequently, various sources of both a domestic and international nature are simultaneously applicable to the dispute.

Hege Elisabeth Kjos is Assistant Professor at the ACIL.


Faculty of Law, University of Amsterdam

Oudemanhuispoort 4-6, Room A101


The ACIL regularly organizes ACIL Luncheons at which ACIL researchers and visiting fellows present aspects of their work, discuss recent developments, cases, ideas, etc. ACIL Luncheons aim to advance interaction and exchange of research. They are open to all; registration is not required.

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