Announcements: Conference in Amsterdam on Transnational Standards in Domestic Law, Conference in Warsaw on Crimea, Human Rights Essay Competition, Matrix Chambers Deadline Extended

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1.  On 24 October 2014, the University of Amsterdam and its research project “Architecture of Postnational Rulemaking” will be hosting a workshop on “Transnational Standards in the Domestic Legal Order: Authority and Legitimacy”. The keynote speaker is Professor Nico Krisch, Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals. Further information about the workshop, the registration and the venue can be found here.

2.  First circular of 2015 Conference “The Case of Crimea in the Light of International Law: its Nature and Implications” (Save the Date). The Centre for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding and the Institute of Law Studies of Polish Academy of Sciences are pleased to issue this invitation to attend the international conference “The Case of Crimea in the Light of International Law: its Nature and Implications(19-20 March 2015, Warsaw, Poland). The aim is to provide in-depth analysis of Ukraine-Russia conflict through the lenses of international law. Special attention shall be given to the following legal questions: the use of force and the threat of use of force, the crime of aggression, annexation, incorporation, occupation, state responsibility, individual responsibility, statehood and self-determination in international law, territorial integrity, state support for the armed bands, groups, irregulars or mercenaries, the nature of direct participation of regular armed forces without insignia in combat. If you wish to attend the conference please register your interest by e-mail at crimeaconference2015 {at} yahoo(.)pl. Subsequently, the call for papers will be announced in September/October and will give further information about accommodation, the general scientific programme, preparation of abstracts and final papers.

3.  Call for Submissions. Are you interested in attending an all-expense paid 3 week summer program on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law taught by over 40 world-renowned practitioners and academics at American University Washington College of Law? Well, now is your chance! Submit an essay to the Human Rights Essay Award Competition and you could be the lucky winner to receive a scholarship to attend the 2015 Program of Advanced Studies in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. This year’s topic is “Transitional Justice, International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law” and the deadline to submit is February 1, 2015. Participants have the flexibility to choose any subject related to the assigned topic. The best articles may be published in the American University International Law Review. This annual competition sponsored by the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law seeks to stimulate the production of scholarly work in international human rights law. The Academy will grant two Awards, one for the best article in English and one for the best article in Spanish. The Award in each case will consist of: a scholarship to the Academy’s Program of Advanced Studies, travel expenses to Washington D.C., housing at the university dorms and a per diem for living expenses. For detailed guidelines about the award please see here or contact us at hracademy {at} wcl.american(.)edu.

4.  Matrix Chambers has extended the deadline to apply for its International Law team to 26 September. It is looking to recruit additional members to complement its core International Law team. Matrix invites applications from experienced barristers, lawyers, and academics who have an established and exceptional international law practice, either in England and Wales, or in other jurisdictions. Matrix Chambers is a leading set of barristers with 70 members and 7 associate members and offices in London and Geneva. Individual members of Matrix Chambers have experience and expertise in a wide range of international law areas including maritime, humanitarian, environmental, boundary disputes, oil and gas disputes, investment treaty disputes, and disputes between States. Members of Chambers attract an increasing amount of private international law work in addition to the public international law cases for which they are renowned for, along with a commitment to developing non-litigation work, including advisory work on Corporate Social Responsibility, investigatory work, and international mediation. The successful candidates will need to demonstrate that they are outstanding International Law practitioners with a strong reputation in the international arena, who support the Core Values of Matrix. Application packs can be obtained by e-mailing recruitment {at} or calling +44 (0)20 7404 3447. The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday 12th September 2014. Any potential applicants who wish to discuss their application may contact Practice Manager Paul Venables (paulvenables {at} or the International Law group coordinator Professor Zachary Douglas (zacharydouglas {at} The full advert is available  here.


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Aman Verma says

September 14, 2014

Is the Human Rights Essay Award Competition open to students from all around the world?