Announcement: EJIL:Live!; Additions to the UN Audio Visual Library; Events in London on International Judiciary and International Boundaries

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1) In case you missed it: Episodes 1 and 2 of EJIL:Live! are available online, as is an audio episode of EJIL:Live! ExtraEpisode 1 presents both video and (edited) audio versions of a “Fireside Chat” between the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal, Joseph H. H. Weiler, and Maria Aristodemou, whose article “A Constant Craving for Fresh Brains and a Taste for Decaffeinated Neighbours”, appears in EJIL 25:1 (2014). The audio podcast also features a conversation with EJIL’s Book Review Editor, Isabel Feichtner; and a discussion with the Editors of EJIL: Talk!, Dapo Akande and Marko Milanovic, on the recent decision of the International Court of Justice in Whaling in the Antarctic (Australia v. Japan: New Zealand intervening), the crisis in Crimea, and much more. Episode 2 features an extended “Fireside Chat” between the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal, Professor Joseph Weiler, and Oliver Diggelmann (University of Zurich) and Tilmann Altwicker (University of Basel), whose article “How is Progress Constructed in International Legal Scholarship?”, appears in Vol. 25, Issue 2 of EJIL.

The audio episode of EJIL: Live! Extra features a discussion between Guy Sinclair, Dapo Akande and Marko Milanovic of the English High Court decision in Serdar Mohammed v. Ministry of Defence [2014] EWHC 1369 (QB). That decision deals with detention in non-international armed conflicts and was previously discussed on the blog here, here, here and here.

2)  New additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law. The Codification Division of the UN Office of Legal Affairs recently added new lectures to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law website, which provides high quality international law training and research materials to an unlimited number of recipients around the world free of charge. The latest lectures were given by Judge Vagn Joensen on “An Introduction to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and its Impact on the Rule of Law in Rwanda” and by Professor David D. Caron on “Understanding Why International Courts and Tribunals Look and Act as They Do”.

3)  The International Law Programme at Chatham House would like to invite you to the forthcoming event with Judge Kenneth Keith of the International Court of Justice, ‘Challenges to the Independence of the International Judiciary’. The event will take place on  Wednesday 26 November 2014, from 17.30 to 18.30 at Chatham House in St James’s Square, London. Attendance is free, but prior registration is required. For further details and to register see here.

4)  London International Boundary Conference 2015 Call for Papers – Deadline 31 December 2014. The London International Boundary Conference 2015, which will take place on 21-22 April 2015 at the Royal Geographical Society in London, has launched a call for papers. This conference will provide a unique and multidisciplinary insight into the complex world of international boundary and territorial questions.  Each panel will offer a balance of established expertise and emerging talent. The Department of Geography, King’s College London, Volterra Fietta and the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office invite any interested parties to submit their abstract to Clementine Lietar (clementine.lietar {at} volterrafietta(.)com) and Anass El Mouden (anass.elmouden {at} volterrafietta(.)com) by 31 December 2014. This abstract should be written in English and contain no more than 500 words. It should include the title of the paper as well as the name and contact details of the author. For more information on London International Boundary Conference 2015, please visit the website or email info {at} londoninternationalboundaryconference(.)com.

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