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Lund-Leiden Research Grant from the Swedish Research Council on ‘Discretion in International Law’

Prof.dr. Ulf Linderfalk and dr. Anna Nilsson from Lund University (Sweden), and Prof.dr. Eric De Brabandere have obtained a SEK 6,525,000 (EUR 657,256) research grant from the Swedish Research Council (‘Vetenskapsrådet’) to conduct a four year research project on ‘Discretion in International Law’.

Prof.dr. Eric De Brabandere.
Prof.dr. Eric De Brabandere

The research project aims at inquiring into the legal criteria that constrain the exercise of discretion within and across a number of distinct areas of international law. The objective of this inquiry is to gain a fuller understanding of the concept of discretion and its various applications in international law. Prof.dr. Eric De Brabandere holds the Chair of International Dispute Settlement and is Director of the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies. He will contribute to the project in particular on questions related to international investment law and arbitration and international dispute settlement.

Both Lund University and Leiden University form part of the League of European Research Universities (LERU).