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Announcements: Conference, What Room for Military Assistance on Request in the International Legal Order; Lecture, On Data – Givens of Global Law

Published on November 10, 2019        Author: 

 

Conference: ‘What Room for Military Assistance on Request in the International Legal Order?’ On Thursday 5 and Friday 6 December 2019, the Journal on the Use of Force and International Law (JUFIL, Routledge) and the Ghent Rolin-Jaequemyns International Law Institute (GRILI) will host an international conference focusing on ‘military assistance on request’. Having regard to recent third-State interventions in Yemen, Syria and elsewhere, the conference seeks to explore the legal framework governing such interventions, including relevant uncertainties and shortcomings as well as proposals de lege ferenda. Separate expert panels will be devoted e.g. to the ‘authority’ to invite outside intervention on the one hand, and the permissibility of third-State intervention in situations of civil war on the other hand. The conference programme and registration link are available here.

Lecture: On Data – Givens of Global LawOn 20 November The Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context (GLGSC) will host its Annual Lecture, to be delivered by Professor Fleur Johns. The title of the lecture is On Data: Givens of Global Law. This talk focuses on a medium in which people, places and things are being connected, divided, aggregated and distributed juridically on the global plane: digital data. It will explore how, to whom, under what conditions and in what formats digital data are being given in certain practices of contemporary international law: specifically, in aspects of international development and humanitarian work in which the adoption of digital data and data science techniques is being encouraged. More precisely, it will consider some ramifications of the growing digitization of two key knowledge formats for international law: facts and populations. It will ask what givens may be constituted or reconstituted – or what may be established, or re-established, about international law, legal actors, institutions and operations – in the process of this shift in knowledge practice. And it will touch, finally, on what might be at stake in these changing practices with regard to the CLGSC’s three, current thematic concerns: time and place; power and capital; aesthetics and materiality. More details can be found here

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Announcements: German Practice in International Law; Research Position in Climate Change Law and Policy Programme; Human Rights Essay Award Competition; CfP The Cyprus Review; ESIL Interest Group on Peace and Security

Published on November 3, 2019        Author: 

 

1. German Practice in International Law. German Practice in International Law (GPIL) publishes case studies on German State practice in the field of public international law. Each case study presents the German position on a particular question of public international law and puts that position in its wider factual and political context. Where applicable, it also records the reactions of other States and provides a legal assessment of the German position. Case studies are based on decisions by German courts, diplomatic notes, official government statements, answers to parliamentary questions, government reports, or statements before international organizations. All documents or extracts thereof not otherwise available in English are translated into English. GPIL covers the full spectrum of public international law ranging from air and space law to the use of force. The material is arranged in 35 broad subject categories. The material is presented without hyperlinks or references as many of the original documents will be in German. A fully referenced version of all entries will be published annually in book form. If you are interested in State practice, please check out GPIL here and subscribe to the newsletter.

2. CIL Research Position in Climate Change Law and Policy Programme. CIL invites applications for a Research Associate to join our Climate Change Law and Policy Programme. For more details, please see here

3. 2020 Human Rights Essay Award Competition. The Human Rights Essay Award, sponsored by the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at the American University Washington College of Law, seeks to stimulate the production of scholarly work in international human rights law. The topic of the 2020 competition is Rule of Law and Human Rights: Strengthening Democratic Institutions. Participants have the flexibility to choose any subject related to this topic, however, the scope of the submission must directly relate to this year’s topic or it will be disqualified. International human rights law can be understood to include international humanitarian law and international criminal law. We will award two winners — one for a submission in English and one for a submission in Spanish — with a full scholarship (including lodging and transportation to and from Washington, D.C.) to complete the Certificate of Attendance or Diploma in the 2020 Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law which will take place from 25 May – 12 June 2019. The deadline to enter your submission is 1 February 2020. Only participants with a law degree are eligible to enter. If you would like additional information or have any questions, contact hracademy {at} wcl.american(.)edu or iamoot {at} wcl.american(.)edu.

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Announcements: ASIL International Organizations Interest Group Roundtable; Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies LLM

Published on October 27, 2019        Author: 
1. ASIL International Organizations Interest Group IO Law Roundtable: Perspectives on UN Partnerships. On Thursday 7 November 2019, the ASIL International Organizations Interest Group (IOIG) will launch an initiative to engage legal staff of international organizations with the Society. As an inaugural event, the IOIG is convening a lunchtime panel (1.15-2.245pm) entitled “IO Law Roundtable: Perspectives on UN Partnerships”. Staff from the legal offices of UNICEF and UNDP, as well as panellists from the UN Office for Partnerships and the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) will discuss various legal aspects of partnering with the private sector, financial institutions and academia to attain UN goals. The panel will be moderated by Prof. Sean Murphy, ASIL President and member of the International Law Commission. It will be kindly hosted by the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the United Nations, located at 666 Third Ave, New York NY. The event is free but space is limited and registration is required: please RSVP here. For more information and future events, join the ASIL IOIG.  
 
2. Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, LL.M. in International Law. Applications are now open for the LL.M. in International Law at the Graduate Institute, Geneva, for the academic year 2020-2021 starting in September 2020. The programme of 10 months offers a wide course selection, covering not only the foundations of international law, but also allowing students to concentrate in one of three different streams, namely: Protection of the Individual in International Law, International Environmental Law and Governance, and International Economic Law. The deadline to apply is 15 January 2020. Apply here.
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Announcements: Lecture in Immigration Law on Migration as Decolonization; The Changing Character of International Dispute Settlement; 2020 NILOS Moot Competition; Vacancy at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University; UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; Three Fellowships with the Berlin Potsdam Research Group

Published on October 20, 2019        Author: 

1. Annual Lecture of the LLM in Immigration Law on ‘Migration as Decolonization’. The Centre for European and International Legal Affairs (CEILA) and the School of Law are delighted to host the Annual Lecture of the LLM in Immigration Law on ‘Migration as Decolonization’, with Professor E. Tendayi Achiume (UCLA School of Law), UN Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance. The lecture will take place on Tuesday, 5 November, 6pm – 8pm at Lecture Theatre, Arts Two, Queen Mary University of London. The event is free of charge, but registration is required.

2. The Changing Character of International Dispute Settlement. The Sheffield Centre for International and European Law at the University of Sheffield, with the support of the Society of Legal Scholars, is hosting a one-day conference with leading academics and practitioners on 6 December 2019. The conference takes stock of the expansion of the system of international dispute settlement (IDS) and the risks of fragmentation stemming from the multiplication of IDS institutions with overlapping competences. It explores opportunities for the development of IDS in new fields such as cyber law and space law. In the face of the resurgence of isolationism and protectionism, it also questions whether existing IDS mechanisms have the legitimacy to deal with issues involving public interests, such as health, environment, and human rights. For the full programme and registration, please see here

3. 2020 NILOS Moot Competition. The Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea (NILOS) is very happy to announce that the 2020 Case for the NILOS Moot Competition is now available online.  The deadline for team registration is 15 November 2019. The registration form will soon be available. The schedule of the 2020 competition and a full report of the 2019 Inaugural edition are also available. Please contact here if you have any further question. The event will take place in Utrecht in May 2020.

4. Vacancy at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University seeks to fill a full-time faculty position in international human rights law at the assistant professor or associate professor level.  Full details available here. Closes 30 November 2019 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time (GMT-4 hours). Read the rest of this entry…

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Announcements: Ghandhi Research Seminar Series; The Current Crisis in Nuclear Arms Control Law; CfP Palestine Yearbook of International Law; Blockchain, Law and Governance Conference

Published on October 13, 2019        Author: 

1. Ghandhi Research Seminar Series. Global Law at Reading (GLAR) is delighted to unveil the programme for the 2019/20 Ghandhi Research Seminar Series. The series showcases the work of experts in global law fields. It is convened this year by Dr Marie Aronsson-Storrier and Matthew Windsor, and is named in honour of Professor Sandy Ghandhi, who taught at the School of Law from 1978 to 2013. Anyone is welcome to attend these seminars, and attendance is free. However, visitors coming from outside the University of Reading are kindly asked to send advance notification that they will be attending: m.r.windsor {at} reading.ac(.)uk.

2. Lecture on The Current Crisis in Nuclear Arms Control Law. In this lecture, hosted by University of Westminster, Professor Joyner will discuss the current crisis in nuclear arms control law and its implications. The lecture will take place on 7 November 2019 in London, from 6.30 – 7.30pm. For more information, see here

3. Palestine Yearbook of International Law – Call for Papers.  The Palestine Yearbook of International Law (PYBIL) has opened an invitation for an additional round of submissions for Volume XXII. We welcome general submissions related to public international law. We are interested in particular in critical approaches to international law, and welcome submissions in relation to Palestine. This peer-reviewed volume would include articles, case commentaries, and book reviews. Deadline for submissions is 30 November 2019. The full call for papers can be found here

4. Good For all: Towards a Paradigm Shift – Blockchain, Law and Governance Conference. This conference will take place on 25 – 26 October 2019 at Milan, Università degli Studi, Sala Napoleonica, Via Sant’Antonio 12. The overall topic discussed throughout the conference is blockchain in a legal perspective. As never before, this new technology requires us to take a multidisciplinary approach. Indeed, enactment of new laws cannot ignore an understanding of how the technology works. Accordingly, workshops and parallel practical sessions will be offered to allow those who are interested to gain knowledge of what there is behind a blockchain node. The common thread throughout the conference will be a look at technology without fear and with the aim to understand it and to better grasp positive effects that can derive from it. For this reason, some sessions will be devoted to blockchain sustainable projects in application. For further information, see here

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Announcements: SIEL-Hart Prize in International Economic Law; American University Washington College of Law LLM

Published on October 6, 2019        Author: 

1. Submissions for the SIEL-Hart Prize in International Economic Law. The SIEL–Hart Prize is awarded every two years to an outstanding unpublished manuscript by an early career scholar in the field of International Economic Law. The winner of the SIEL–Hart Prize will receive a contract for publication within the Hart series Studies in International Trade and Investment Law; a £250 Hart book voucher; a SIEL bursary of up to £750 to cover travel and accommodation expenses to, and waiver of the registration fee for, the 2020 SIEL Global Conference (to be held in Milan, July 2020). Full details about the prize can be found here. Deadline for submissions is 1 December 2019.

2. American University Washington College of Law LLM. The LL.M. in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at the American University Washington College of Law is accepting applications for the hybrid and online programs starting this January. Students will benefit from a flexible curriculum focused on over 20 human rights doctrinal courses offered every year and taught by expert faculty. Deadline to apply is 1 December, classes start January 2020. Apply here

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Announcements: CfS Cyber Law Toolkit; UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; Socially Responsible Foreign Investment Conference

Published on September 29, 2019        Author: 
1. Call for Submissions: Cyber Law Toolkit. Cyber Law Toolkit, the leading interactive web-based resource on the international law of cyber operations, is inviting submissions for its next general update in 2020. Successful authors will be awarded an honorarium. The Toolkit consists of a number of hypothetical scenarios, each of which contains a description of cyber incidents inspired by real-world examples and accompanied by detailed legal analysis. To keep pace with the recent developments in the cyber security domain and remain relevant source of help for practitioners and scholars alike, the Toolkit is regularly updated. The project team welcomes proposals for new scenarios to be included in the 2020 Toolkit update. This call for submissions is open until 1 November 2019. For more information, see the full text of the call
 
2. New Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law. The Codification Division of the Office of Legal Affairs recently added the following lectures to the Lecture Series of the United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law (AVL) website: Mr. José Antonio Burneo Labrín on “International Criminal Law: its development and genealogy“ (in Spanish), and Mr. Roberto Fernando Claros Abarca on “The International Legal Subjectivity of the Investor: Reflections on Counterclaims in Investor-State Arbitration“ (in Spanish). The Audiovisual Library is also available as a podcast, which can be accessed through the preinstalled applications in Apple or Google devices, through Soundcloud or through the podcast application of your preference by searching “Audiovisual Library of International Law”.
 
3. Socially Responsible Foreign Investment Conference. On October 24 and 25, Católica Global School of Law and the European Society of International Law are organizing an international conference on Socially Responsible Foreign Investment, which will take place in Lisbon, at the campus of Universidade Católica Portuguesa | Católica Global School of Law. The conference is directed to scholars and practitioners interested in such topics as investment law or human rights and business, and specially for those interested in testing new legal tools for a changing world. Attendance is free, but subject to registration here.
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Announcements: Guidelines on Investigating Violations of International Humanitarian Law – Law, Policy, and Good Practice; UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; CfP Glasginburgh (Glasgow-Edinburgh); CfA Yearbook of International Disaster Law

Published on September 22, 2019        Author: 

1. Guidelines on Investigating Violations of International Humanitarian Law: Law, Policy, and Good Practice. The International Committee of the Red Cross and the Geneva Academy of IHL and HR have published “Guidelines on Investigating Violations of International Humanitarian Law: Law, Policy, and Good Practice.” The first document of its kind in this area addresses, among other things, when an investigation should be triggered, the different types of investigations, and the international principles and standards necessary for an effective investigation in armed conflict. The text is divided into a General Introduction and 16 Guidelines each followed by a commentary and is copiously sourced. The authors are Noam Lubell, Jelena Pejic, and Claire Simmons. The guidelines can be found here on the ICRC website and here on the Geneva Academy website. 

2. New Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law. The Codification Division of the Office of Legal Affairs recently added the following lectures to the Lecture Series of the United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law (AVL) website: Ms Frida María Armas Pfirter on “The Continental Shelf and its Outer Limits” (in English and Spanish), and Ms Chiara Giorgetti on “International Claims Commissions” (in English). A new resources page has been launched for the 2020 editions of the  Jean-Pictet Competition. The 33rd and 34th editions of the Competition will take place in Denpasar (Indonesia) in February-March 2020. More information is available at the competition website. The Audiovisual Library is also available as a podcast, which can be accessed through the preinstalled applications in Apple or Google devices, through Soundcloud or through the podcast application of your preference by searching “Audiovisual Library of International Law”.

3. Call for Papers: Glasginburgh (Glasgow-Edinburgh) 2020. Announcing the second conference in this collaboration, which will be held at the University of Glasgow on Monday 8 – Tuesday 9 of June 2020. The aim is to explore the relationship between international law and questions of “distribution” – broadly conceived. The two-day event will promote a dialogue about the myriad of ways in which current ‘distributions’ inform or even determine the development of international law, and how, in turn, the practices of international legal institutions may impact upon distributions of income, resources, and power in the world. Applications are welcomed from the critical, doctrinal and visionary traditions of international law enabling a serious scholarly reflection on this topic. Abstracts of 500 words should be sent to glasginburgh {at} gmail(.)com by 30 November 2019. For more information see the full call for papers. Read the rest of this entry…

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Announcements: CfP Revista Tribuna Internacional Law Journal; CfP The Military Law and the Law of War Review; CfP Establishing a World Court, 1920-1922; CfP ESIL Research Forum of the European Society of International Law; Hamburg Young Scholars’ Workshop in International Law

Published on September 15, 2019        Author: 

1. Call for Papers: Revista Tribuna Internacional Law Journal, Volume 8, Issue 16 (December 2019). The Revista Tribuna Internacional Law Journal is an academic publication of the International Law Department of the University of Chile’s Law School. The Journal appears online twice a year (June and December) and is available open access. This call for submissions is open to unpublished articles and monographs, case-law comments and book reviews, in the fields of international public law, international private law, international human rights law, international relations and related topics.  We receive works writing in Spanish and English. All submissions are assessed through double-blind peer review. Article submissions should be of 8,000-9,000 words, case notes of 5,000-6,000 words and book reviews of 2,000-3,000 words. All submissions must comply with the guidelines for authors, see here. Contributions that have already been published or that are under consideration for publication in other journals will not be considered. The deadline for submissions is 30 October 2019. Our last issue, number 15th (first semester, 2019), can be seen here.  

2. Call for Papers: The Military Law and the Law of War Review. The Military Law and the Law of War Review / Revue de Droit Militaire et de Droit de la Guerre is a journal specialised in matters of interest for both civilian and military legal advisors as well as legal scholars and academics. The Review is published under the auspices of the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War. It features original and challenging articles, case notes, commentaries of the latest legal developments, as well as book reviews. For its coming issue, the Review’s editorial board welcomes submissions from scholars and practitioners that come within the broader scope of the Review (including military law, law of armed conflict, law on the use of force, as well as international criminal law and human rights law (inasmuch as related to situations of armed conflict)). The deadline for submission is 5 November 2019. Submissions should be sent by e-mail to mllwr {at} ismllw(.)org and will be subject to double-blind peer review. Articles should normally not be longer than 15,000 words (footnotes included), although longer pieces may exceptionally be considered. Selected papers will be published online on the Review’s website in advance access (in a non-downloadable and non-printable form) as well as on Hein Online following editing and type-setting. The print version of the issue will appear in 2020.

3. Call for Papers: The Hope of Ages is in the Process of Realization – Establishing a World Court, 1920-1922. 100 years ago, work towards the Permanent Court of International Justice – the first ‘world court’ – began in earnest. To mark the centenary, Professors Henri de Waele (Radboud University) and Christian J. Tams (University of Glasgow) will host a workshop on 11 – 12 June 2020: ‘The Hope of Ages is in the Process of Realization’: Establishing a World Court, 1920-1922. Bringing together contributions from history, (international) law, sociology and political sciences, this workshop is meant to enhance our understanding of decisions taken during the world court‘s “establishment phase“.  The call for papers is here. Read the rest of this entry…

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Announcements: UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; LEES Doctoral Programme in International and Public Law, Ethics and Economics for Sustainable Development; Transnational Legal Theory Workshop

Published on September 8, 2019        Author: 

1. New Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law. The Codification Division of the Office of Legal Affairs recently added the following lectures to the Lecture Series of the United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law (AVL) website: Ms Kristina Daugirdas on “How and Why International Law Binds International Organizations”, Mr. Gattās Abugattās on “The Process of Concluding Treaties in the 1969 Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties” (in Spanish) and Ms Elvira Méndez Chang on “International Dispute Resolution” (in Spanish). The Audiovisual Library is also available as a podcast, which can be accessed through the preinstalled applications in Apple or Google devices, through Soundcloud or through the podcast application of your preference by searching “Audiovisual Library of International Law”.

2. LEES Doctoral Programme in International and Public Law, Ethics and Economics for Sustainable Development (x6). The Universities of Milan, Rijeka and Maastricht are seeking six outstanding and committed students to carry out a three-year multidisciplinary research project, based at more than one participating university. The three universities are launching LEES, a new doctoral programme in International and Public Law, Ethics and Economics for Sustainable Development. With courses, seminars and scientific research activities entirely in English, it addresses the complexities involved in sustainable development, and uses an innovative multidisciplinary approach that combines the contributions of law, ethics, and economics. Application deadline is 14 October 2019. For further information, contact lees {at} unimi(.)it or see here

3. Transnational Legal Theory Workshop. The Transnational Law Institute at King’s College London in partnership with the International Law Department of the Graduate Institute Geneva is hosting a workshop in preparation of a special issue publication in Transnational Legal Theory on bringing the “human problem” back into transnational law: The example of corporate (ir)responsibility. The workshop will take place on 19 – 20 March 2020 at King‘s College LondonUsing the example of corporate (ir)responsibility, the workshop and subsequent publication aim to refocus transnational law as an analytical framework on the concrete, border-transcending human problems that it had once set out to address. Our objective is to critically discuss some of the ‘theory-focused’ developments in transnational law scholarship and explore the analytical benefits of a ‘problem-focused’ transnational law based on several case studies of corporate (ir)responsibility in thematic areas such as environmental protection, climate change and food security, resource extraction and global supply chains, migration, economic competition and crimes, data protection, cyber security and artificial intelligence. The workshop is free to attend, and a limited number of travel and accommodation stipends are available upon request. In case of interest, please submit an abstract of your paper proposaland a short biography by 1 October 2019. Draft papers will need to be provided by 15 February 2020 for circulation (final papers circa 8000 words). For more information and proposal submissions, please contact bringingthehumanproblemback@gmail.com. For the complete call for papers, please see here or here.  

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