Announcements: Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy Vacancy; Panel Discussion on Marine Biodiversity; UCL Laws Webinar on Venezuela’s Gold; SIEL Conversations on International Economic Law

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1. Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University International Human Rights Law Vacancy. The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University seeks to fill a full-time faculty position in international human rights law. This position is open to a) candidates with an academic background who would be hired into a tenure-stream position as Assistant, Associate or full Professor; or b) candidates with a distinguished record of public service who would be hired as a Professor of Practice. Full details available here. Closes 18 December 2020 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time (GMT-4 hours).

2. Fietta LLP and Matrix Chambers Panel Discussion on Marine Biodiversity. Fietta LLP and Matrix Chambers are jointly hosting a (virtual) panel discussion, sponsored by the American Society of International Law, on the topic of “Marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction – where are we now?”. Professor Zachary Douglas QC (Matrix Chambers) will moderate the panel. He will be joined by four speakers and experts in this field, Professor David Freestone (The George Washington University Law School), Professor Cymie R. Payne (Rutgers Law School), Professor J Murray Roberts (University of Edinburgh) and Oonagh Sands (Fietta LLP).  The event will take place via Zoom on 18 November 2020 at 2pm GMT / 9am ET.  For further details of the event, the speakers, and to register, please see the flyer. You can also register for the webinar directly here.

3. UCL Laws Webinar: Who has access to Venezuela’s Gold in the Bank of England? Contested Governments and State Assets. Nicolás Maduro and Juan Guaidó both claim to be the President of Venezuela. Their rival claims have raised questions in many contexts, including before English courts, where appointees of each ostensible President claim the authority to instruct financial institutions in England on behalf of the Central Bank of Venezuela. About US $2 (£1.51) billion is at stake, principally in the form of gold reserves held by the Bank of England. A UCL Laws Webinar on 30 November 2020 will explore the questions raised in the proceedings before the English courts and engage with the broader range of issues that arise in situations involving rival governments, with regard to both English law and public international law. For more details and to register, see here.

4. SIEL Conversations Webinar on International Economic Law. The Society of International Economic Law has launched SIEL Conversations, a monthly webinar on international economic law. The aim of SIEL Conversations is to bring together authors and commentators to give talks that are idea-focused so as to foster learning and inspiration, and provoke conversations that matter. Each SIEL Conversation will last approximately one hour and will include commentary from the speakers, with questions from the public. The Conversation will take place on 19 November 2020 at 6 am New York time / 11 am London time. The theme is The Impact of Covid-19 on the Belt and Road Initiative and is moderated by Professor Suresh Nanwani (Durham University, School of Government and International Affairs). Please register here. Further information can be found here

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