The Order on provisional measures of the International Court of Justice in the case of Qatar | Hamad Bin Khalifa University
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The Order on provisional measures of the International Court of Justice in the case of Qatar v. UAE of July 23, 2018

10Oct2018
  • 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
  • College of Law & Public Policy
  • Conference Room 1, Minaratein, Education City

About the Event

In June 2018, Qatar instituted proceedings against the United Arab Emirates in the ICJ under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD); Qatar requested the Court to order provisional measures to protect Qatari citizens who were expelled from the UAE after the UAE’s blockade against Qatar.

On July 23, 2018, the ICJ issued its Order on provisional measures requiring that (1) the UAE allows mixed families be reunited, (2) Qatari students affected by the measures be given the opportunity to complete their education in the UAE or obtain their educational records if they wish to continue their studies elsewhere, and (3) Qataris be allowed access to tribunals and other judicial institutions in the UAE.

The colloquium will discuss the domestic and international legal implications of the Order on provisional measures of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the recent case initiated by the State of Qatar against the United Arab Emirates.

Dr. Ahmad M. Hasnah, President, Hamad Bin Khalifa University will be in attendance. 

Panel Chair: 

  • Susan L. Karamanian, Dean, College of Law & Public Policy

Speakers:

  • Steven R. Ratner, Bruno Simma Collegiate Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School
  • Mehran Kamrava, Professor and Director, Center for International and Regional Studies, Georgetown University in Qatar
  • Eleni Polymenopoulou, Assistant Professor, HBKU Law