Announcements: EJIL: Live!, New Journal on the Use of Force, Symposium in Luxembourg on Protection of Persons Fleeing Situations of Armed Violence; BIICL Call for Papers on British Influence on International Law

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1.   In case you missed it: Episodes 1 and 2 of EJIL:Live! are available online. Episode 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 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.

2.  Journal on the Use of Force and International Law (including the Digest of State Practice on the Use of Force). Hart Publishing is delighted to announce that the first issue, published in August, of the Journal on the Use of Force and International Law is now available online. Please click here for the table of contents. The Journal on the Use of Force and International Law (JUFIL) is the first peer-reviewed journal covering all aspects of the law governing the use of force (jus ad bellum), as distinct from other areas of international law relating to security issues, such as International Humanitarian Law or International Criminal Law. From the first issue, Hart Publishing is pleased to make available the article by Claus Kreß, “Major Post-Westphalian Shifts and Some Important Neo-Westphalian Hesitations in the State Practice on the International Law on the Use of Force” free to view online. To access this article please click here and follow the instructions shown. For subscription rates and details on how to subscribe please visit the journal’s website or contact Subscriptions Department, Macmillan Distribution (MDL), Brunel Road, Houndmills, Basingstoke RG21 6XS, UK. Tel: +44 (0)1245 302572 Fax: +44 (0)1256 363223 Email: MDLsubs {at} macmillan(.)com.

3.    University  of  Luxembourg/UNHCR  Symposium  on  the  Protection of Persons Fleeing Situations of Armed Violence. On  Monday  20  October  2014,  the  University  of  Luxembourg will host a symposium,  jointly  organised with the UNHCR, on the protection of persons fleeing situations of armed violence.  The event will consider the issue of assessing  claims  for  international  protection for persons fleeing armed conflict  or  other  situations  of  violence: using Article 2A of the 1951 Geneva  Convention  or  Article  15  of  the  EU  Qualification  Directive? Particular  attention  will  be  paid  to  the  new UNHCR guidelines on the subject.  Participants  will include Pascale Moreau (UNHCR), Advocate General Eleanor Sharpston  (CJEU),  Judge Lars Bay Larsson (ECJ), Judge Ledi Bianku (ECHR), Alice  Edwards (UNHCR), Prof. James Sweeney (Lancaster University), Blanche Tax  (UNHCR),  Serge  Bodart  (ULB), Prof.  Matthew Happold (University of Luxembourg), and  Philippa  Candler  (UNHCR).   Further  details  of  the programme can be found here.   The  event  will  take  place  in  English  and  French with simultaneous translation.  Attendance at the symposium is free but registration is required and can be done online here.

4. The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) is making a worldwide Call for Papers on British Influences on International Law 1915-2015. The Institute is publishing a series of books to commemorate the centenary of the establishment in London of the Grotius Society (a forerunner of BIICL) in 1915. One of these books is on British Influences on International Law in the period from 1915 until today. We invite anyone who has an interest in writing a chapter on an aspect of this topic to submit an abstract for consideration. This invitation extends to established academics, early career researchers, doctoral researchers, those with experience in government and other practice, and anyone else with relevant expertise, whether based in the UK or elsewhere. The authors of the selected papers may be chosen for presentation as part of a seminar series which is likely to be held in the first half of 2015. For further information, please visit or contact the project co-ordinator Dr Jean-Pierre Gauci on j.gauci {at} biicl(.)org

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