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1. Call for Papers: Reality of International Legal Theory – Reality in International Legal Theory. The ESIL Interest Group on International Legal Theory and Philosophy (ESIL IGILTP) and iCourts have issued a call for papers for a conference on “The Reality of International Legal Theory – Reality in International Legal Theory” to take place 19 - 20 May 2022, at the University of Copenhagen. The call is here. The deadline for the submission of abstracts and other requested documents (see information in the call for papers) is 14 February 2022. Confirmed contributions include a key-note speech by Mikael Madsen (iCourts) and presentations by Arthur Dyevre (KU Leuven), Andreas Føllesdal (PluriCourts), Brad Roth (Wayne State), Urska Sadl (EUI) and Nora Stappert (Leeds). 2. Call for Papers: International Journal of Legal Studies and Arbitration. IJLSA is now receiving submissions for publication in its upcoming volume. IJLSA is an internationally recognised journal with a wide-ranging and in-depth focus on various issues of international law and arbitration. It aims to offer a platform for review…

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The EU’s Anti-Coercion Instrument: A Big Stick for Big targets

Applying economic pressure to coerce another country into a particular course of action has been around for a while, as developing countries can attest. In recent years, though, economic coercion has also been increasingly used against developed countries. The EU has been the target of such unwelcome pressure from, among others, China, Russia and the United States.

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Two Weeks in Review, 3 – 16 January 2022

Ernst Ulrich Petersmann picks up themes from a recent post by Philip Allott, and suggests that Allott's vision is unlikely to be achieved without 'empowering citizens through human and constitutional rights and institutional remedies.' He argues that 'the EU’s multilevel, ordo-liberal constitutionalism offers mankind’s best hope for transforming…

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Announcements: CfR Human Rights and Climate Change; BIICL Training Programme; Environmental Crimes and Protection Conference; CfP Environmental Emergency; CfS Alleged Witchcraft Persecution; Weapons in Space Webinar; CfS Military Law and the Law of War Review; UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; Poland’s Constitutional Crisis Discussion; Antonio Cassese Podcast

1. Call for Registration: Human Rights and Climate Change. On 27 - 28 January 2022 Leiden University will host (online) a two-day international, interdisciplinary conference on the role of human rights in the context of climate change. The conference seeks to examine whether the impact of climate change on the human condition can be framed in terms of…

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Foreign Surveillance and Human Rights: Introduction

The past few weeks have seen increasing discussions of how human rights treaties might apply to mass electronic surveillance programs as run e.g. by the NSA and GCHQ or the agencies of the other ‘Five Eyes’ countries. Indeed, the already is or…

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Karadzic’s Genocidal Intent as the “Only Reasonable Inference”?

As a follow-up to Marko Milanovic’s excellent post, I have some further comments on the recent Karadzic judgment, especially on the Trial Chamber’s bifurcated approach to the two genocide charges (acquittal re the municipalities joint criminal enterprise [JCE] and conviction re the Srebrencia JCE, see paras.

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Joint Blog Series: Application of International Humanitarian Law by Domestic Courts

Editor’s Note: This post is part of the joint series of posts hosted by EJIL:Talk!, Lawfare and Intercross (blog of the International Committee of the Red Cross) and arising out of the 3rd Transatlantic Workshop on International Law and Armed Conflict held in Oxford…

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The Security Council’s Response to the Ebola Crisis: A Step Forward or Backwards in the Realization of the Right to Health?

This post is part of the ESIL Interest Group on International Human Rights Law blog symposium on 'The Place of International Human Rights Law in Times of Crisis'. The fight against Ebola has brought into stark focus the global threat emanating from viral diseases.

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Oxford University Adverts for Human Rights Post Doctoral Fellows

Last week, I posted that the Oxford Martin School Programme on Human Rights for Future Generations is seeking three Postdoctoral Research Fellows. It has just come to my attention that the links I used in that post were…

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Was the US Entitled to Require the Departure of the (former) Indian Consul?

For my previous posts on legal issues arising out of the diplomatic incident between the United States and India regarding arrest of the Indian Deputy Consul-General see Part I and…

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