mw. dr. H.E. (Hege Elisabeth) Kjos


  • Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid
    Internationaal Publiekrecht
  • Bezoekadres
    Oudemanhuispoort
    Oudemanhuispoort 4-6  Amsterdam
    Kamernummer: E4.07
  • Postadres:
    Oudemanhuispoort  4-6
    1012 CN  Amsterdam
  • H.E.Kjos@uva.nl
    T: 0205253553
    T: 0205252951

Profile

Dr. Hege Elisabeth Kjos is Assistant Professor at the University of Amsterdam. She is Deputy General Editor of Arbitration International (OUP) and serves on the Advisory Board of the Brill Research Perspectives: International Investment Law and Arbitration. Dr. Kjos assists in research for arbitrators and experts in investor-state arbitrations. She was previously employed at the Legal Department of the World Bank in Washington D.C.

Hege Elisabeth Kjos is Acting Director of the Amsterdam International Law Clinic and Member of the Faculty Examinations Board. Her courses and research at the University of Amsterdam focus on international law and international dispute settlement in general, and international investment law and arbitration in particular. For a description of her courses, see next tab.   

Dr. Kjos is a member of the Research Group 'International Economic Organizations Law' at the Amsterdam Center for International Law. She is also a member of the  European Society of International Law and its interest group ' International Courts and Tribunals' and of the International Council of Commercial Arbitration, where she served as 'Buddy' in their Young ICCA  Mentoring Program (mentor Prof. Pierre Tercier).

Dr. Kjos holds a Juris Doctor degree, a Cand. Mag. degree, and a Bachelor of Arts degree following studies in the United States, the Netherlands, France, and Norway. In 2010 she defended her doctoral dissertation which formed part of the Pionier Project on 'Interactions Between International Law and National Law,' co-funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and the University of Amsterdam. Subsequently, she carried out postdoctoral research within the project ' International Law Through the Prism of National Courts: the Impact of Judicial Dialogue,' funded under the European Collaborative Research Project of the European Science Foundation. The Amsterdam Center for International Law collaborated in this project with the Universities of Berlin (Humboldt), Oslo, Vienna, Lodz, Siena, Salamanca, and Tel Aviv.      

Hege Elisabeth Kjos is the author of the book Applicable Law in Investor-State Arbitration: The Interplay Between National and International Law, which was published by Oxford University Press in March 2013 as part of the series 'Oxford Monographs in International Law.' The book is also a freely available PDF Open Access book in the OAPEN Library, as a result of OUP’s participation in OAPEN (UK).

 

Experience 

 

Teaching

  • PhD, Faculty of Law, University of Amsterdam. Title of Dissertation: The Interplay Between National and International Law in the Arbitral Settlement of Investment Disputes (promotor: Prof. P.A. Nollkaemper; defended May 26, 2010)
  • Juris Doctor, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, U.S. (2000) (cum laude) (CALI Excellence for the Future Award for seven courses) (the CALI Award is given to the highest scoring student in each law school class)   
  • Leiden Law Courses, EC/EU and Public and Private International Law; Moot Court Public International Law, Leiden University, the Netherlands (1999) (cum laude)
  • Candidata Magisterii , English, History, French,University of Bergen, Norway (1996) (cum laude)
  • Bachelor of Arts, French major, English minor, North Park University, Chicago, U.S. (1995) (summa cum laude)
  • Diplôme d'Etudes Françaises, Université de Nancy II, France (1995) (mention: bien)

2017

  • Nollkaemper, P. A., & Kjos, H. E. (2017). The Amsterdam International Law Clinic. In A. Alemanno, & L. Khadar (Eds.), Reinventing Legal Education: How the clinical legal education is reforming the teaching and practice of law in Europe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [details]
  • Müller, A. S., & Kjos, H. E. (2017). Introduction. Judicial dialogue and human rights. In A. S. Müller, & H. E. Kjos (Eds.), Judicial Dialogue and Human Rights. (Studies on International Courts and Tribunals). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [details]

2016

  • Kjos, H. E. (2016). International Law through the National Prism: the Role of Domestic Law and Jurisprudence in Shaping International Investment Law. Select proceedings of the European Society of International Law, 5, 81-96. [details]
  • Kjos, H. E. (2016). Domestic courts under scrutiny: the rule of law as a standard (of deference) in investor-state arbitration. In M. Kanetake, & A. Nollkaemper (Eds.), The Rule of Law at the national and international levels: contestations and deference. (pp. 353-382). (Studies in international law; No. 56). Oxford: Hart Publishing. [details]

2013

1999

  • Kjos, H. E. (1999). EU Court Blocks Grey Market Goods by Providing for Regional Exhaustion of Trade Mark Rights. Loyola Forum of International Law, VI, 41. [details]
  • Kjos, H. E. (1999). The Agreement on the European Economic Area. Loyola Forum of International Law, VI, 49. [details]

2016

  • Ripinsky, S., Rosert, D., Jansen Calamita, N., & Kjos, H. E. (2016). 2015 Decisions: An Overview. In S. Ripinsky, & D. Rosert (Eds.), Investor-State Dispute Settlement: Review of Developments in 2015. (pp. 11-37). (IIA issues note; No. 2). Geneva: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). [details] [PDF]

2010

  • Kjos, H. E. (2010). Agora: asymmetry and equality of arms: foreword. Arbitration International, 26(1), 1. [details]

2007

  • Kjos, H. E. (2007). Counterclaims by Host States in Investment Dispute Arbitration "Without Privity". In P. Kahn, & T. W. Wälde (Eds.), Les aspects nouveaux du droit des investissements internationaux = New aspects of international investment law. (Les livres de droit de l'Ácadémie = The law books of the Academy). Leiden: Nijhoff. [details]

2007

  • Kjos, H. E. (2007). Counterclaims by Host States in Investment Treaty Arbitration. TDM, 4[details]

2004

  • Kjos, H. E., (2004). Case note: ICSID (Tokios Tokelés v.Ukraine: Decision on Jurisdiction of April 29, 2004), Apr 29, 2004. (TDM; Vol. 2004). [details]

2003

  • Kjos, H. E. (2003). A Ph.D. in International Law? ILSA Quarterly, 11(3), 8-10. [details]

2007

  • Kjos, H. E. (2007). Does the Administrative Tribunal for the International Labour Organization offer an Adequate Level of Protection for Staff Members of International Organizations?. Paper presented at Human Rights & International Legal Discourse-International Conference: Accountability for Human Rights Violations by International Organizations, . [details]

2010

  • Kjos, H. E. (2010). The interplay between national and international law in investor-state arbitration [details]

Media optreden

  • Kjos, H.E. (26-10-2011): Brievenbus-bv’s claimen voor 70 miljard [Radio] BNR Nieuwsradio (http://www.bnr.nl/), Amsterdam. Brievenbus-bv’s claimen voor 70 miljard.

Andere

  • Nollkaemper, P.A. (organiser) & Kjos, H.E. (organiser) (10-10-2014): Conference on 'The Role of Domestic Courts in Shaping International Law', Amsterdam (organising a conference, workshop, ...).

Spreker

  • Kjos, H.E. (invited speaker) (30-6-2016): The Role and Design of Investor-State Dispute Settlement in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), United Nations International Student Conference of Amsterdam (UNISCA), Amsterdam.
  • Kjos, H.E. (invited speaker) (8-6-2016): Reinventing Legal Education: The Amsterdam International Law Clinic, Seminar: Reinventing Legal Education: How the clinical legal education is reforming the teaching and practice of law in Europe, Paris.
  • Kjos, H.E. (invited speaker) (18-9-2015): The Role of Arbitral Secretaries in International Arbitration: Scrutiny by Domestic Courts, ICDR Y&I, ICCA, Young ICCA and ICC YAF Conference on “The Practice of International Arbitration”, Paphos, Cyprus.
  • Kjos, H.E. (invited speaker) (26-3-2015): International Investment Agreements before Domestic Courts: Past and Future, ESIL Seminar: Direct Effect of International Investment Agreements in the EU?, Energy Charter Secretariat, Brussels, Belgium.
  • Kjos, H.E. (invited speaker) (27-11-2015): Engagement of Domestic Courts with International Investment Law, Conference, ILA Study Group on the Engagement of National Courts with International Law, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg.
  • Kjos, H.E. (invited speaker) (10-10-2014): From Domestic Court Rooms to International Law: The Role of Domestic Jurisprudence in Investor-State Arbitration, The Role of Domestic Courts in Shaping International Law, Amsterdam.
  • Kjos, H.E. (invited speaker) (16-11-2014): Arbitration of Financial and Investment Disputes, AIIC 8th Hague Legal Symposium: Arbitration, Leidschendam.
  • Kjos, H.E. (invited speaker) (18-9-2014): Key note address by Professor Zachary Douglas on The Future of Arbitration: an Intervention, Dutch Arbitration Day 2014, Amsterdam.
  • Kjos, H.E. (invited speaker) (19-6-2014): Foreign Investment Law through the Lens of Subsidiarity: The Authority of Arbitration Tribunals to Apply Domestic Law, Workshop: Subsidiarity in Global Governance, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin.
  • Kjos, H.E. (invited speaker) (23-10-2014): Investor-State Dispute Settlement in Mega-Regionals: Is the CETA a Forewarning, Promise or "As good as it gets" (if at all)?, Mega-Regionals and the Future of International Trade and Investment Law, Dresden.
  • Kjos, H.E. (invited speaker) (5-9-2014): International Law Through the National Prism: The Role of Domestic Courts in Shaping International Investment Law, Conference of the European Society of International Law, Vienna.
  • Kjos, H.E. (invited speaker) (11-10-2013): The Role and Design of Investor-State Dispute Settlement in Balancing Sustainable Development and Investment Protection, International Investment Agreements: Balancing Sustainable Development and Investment Protection, Berlin.
  • Kjos, H.E. (invited speaker) (25-5-2013): Knowing the Law: A Power or a Duty? The Role of Arbitrators and Counsel in Ascertaining the Applicable Law in Investor-State Arbitration, ESIL Research Forum 2013, Amsterdam.
  • Kjos, H.E. (invited speaker) (4-9-2013): Domestic Court Decisions Before Investor-State Tribunals: Evaluating National Rule of Law by International Rule of Law Criteria, 3rd International Conference on International Trade and Investment, Mauritius.
  • Kjos, H.E. (speaker) (6-12-2013): Legal Risk Management and the Sustainable Development Debate: The Role of Domestic Law in Investor-state Arbitration, Workshop on ‘Legal Risk Management in International Economic Law’ (conducted as a part of the ACIL’s cooperation with Dresden University of Technology in the Global TranSAXion Research Project), Amsterdam.
  • Kjos, H.E. (speaker) (6-2-2013): Investor-State Arbitration, Leergang Arbitrage, Academie voor de Rechtspraktijk, Waardenburg.
  • Kjos, H.E. (speaker) (18-10-2012): Abaclat and Others v. Argentina: Balancing of Interests Between Legal Orders, ACIL Luncheon Meeting, Faculty of Law, University of Amsterdam.
  • Kjos, H.E. (speaker) (22-11-2012): The Legal Status and Effect of National Court Decisions before Investor-State Arbitration Tribunals: A Rule of Law Perspective, ACIL Luncheon, Faculty of Law, University of Amsterdam.
  • Kjos, H.E. (invited speaker) (1-12-2011): Investor protection versus state sovereignty: what are the arguments?, Conference ‘Investment Arbitration – Protection for international investors under threat?’, Amsterdam (Linklaters).
  • Kjos, H.E. (speaker) (14-12-2011): Investor-State Arbitration, Leergang Arbitrage, Academie voor de Rechtspraktijk, The Hague, the Netherlands.
  • Kjos, H.E. (speaker) (15-2-2011): Eureko B.V. v. The Slovak Republic: Award on Jurisdiction, Arbitrability and Suspension, October 26, 2010, ACIL Luncheon, University of Amsterdam.

Tijdschriftredactie

  • , (editor), Kjos, H.E. (editor), , (editor) & , (editor) (2015): Arbitration International (Journal).
  • , (editor), Kjos, H.E. (editor), , (editor) & , (editor) (2014): Arbitration International (Journal).
  • Kjos, H.E. (editor) (2014): Hague Yearbook of International Law (Journal).
  • , (editor), Kjos, H.E. (editor), , (editor) & , (editor) (2013): Arbitration International (Journal).
  • Lavranos, N. (editor), Kok, R.A. (editor), Kjos, H.E. (editor), , (editor) & Vidmar, J. (editor) (2013): Hague Yearbook of International Law (Journal).
  • , (editor), Kjos, H.E. (editor), , (editor) & , (editor) (2012): Arbitration International (Journal).
  • Lavranos, N. (editor), Kok, R.A. (editor), Kjos, H.E. (editor), , (editor) & Vidmar, J. (editor) (2012): Hague Yearbook of International Law (Journal).
  • , (editor), Kjos, H.E. (editor), , (editor) & , (editor) (2011): Arbitration International (Journal).
  • Lavranos, N. (editor), Kok, R.A. (editor), Kjos, H.E. (editor), , (editor) & Vidmar, J. (editor) (2011): Hague Yearbook of International Law (Journal).
  • , (editor), Kjos, H.E. (editor), , (editor) & , (editor) (2010): Arbitration International (Journal).
  • Lavranos, N. (editor), Kok, R.A. (editor), Kjos, H.E. (editor), , (editor) & Vidmar, J. (editor) (2010): Hague Yearbook of International Law (Journal).
  • , (editor), Kjos, H.E. (editor), , (editor) & , (editor) (2009): Arbitration International (Journal).
  • Kjos, H.E. (editor) (2004): TDM (Journal).

Boekredactie

  • Müller, A. S., & Kjos, H. E. (2017). Judicial Dialogue and Human Rights. (Studies on International Courts and Tribunals). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [details]
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