Announcements: AEL Summer Courses; Durham Lecturer Positions; CfP All Art and Cultural Heritage Law Conference; GlobalTrust Applications; CfP Investment Migration; CfP Interactions Between EU and International Law Workshop; CfP Authority of International Lawyers and Others; Thinking Through the International Conference; Max Planck Group Leader in Bogotá; CfP Adjudicating International Trade and Investment Disputes

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Academy of European Law Summer Courses. The Academy of European Law (AEL) holds two summer courses each year on Human Rights Law and the Law of the European Union, at the European University Institute, in the hills above Florence. The Summer Courses are renowned for their innovative and cutting-edge topics, combined with the highest standards of academic content presented by leading scholars and thinkers. Each year the courses attract highly qualified participants from all around the world. The 2016 Human Rights Law Course will be held from 20 June to 1 July. It comprises a General Course on ‘The Sources of International Human Rights Law’ by Professor Jean d’Aspremont (University of Manchester and University of Amsterdam) and a series of specialized courses on the topic of ‘The Sources of Human Rights’ by leading scholars from universities all over the world. The 2016 Law of the European Union Course will be held from 4 July to 15 July. It comprises a General Course on ‘The Global Reach of EU Law’ by Professor Joanne Scott (University College London) and a series of specialized courses on the same topic by leading scholars and practitioners in the Law of the EU. The deadline for applications is 4 April 2016. See here for further information.

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in International Law at Durham University. Durham Law School, in the United Kingdom, is advertising for the appointment of three lecturers and senior lecturers (for the general posts click here), with one additional lectureship/senior lectureship specifically reserved for international law (for the international law post click here). There are excellent opportunities at Durham for international lawyers: besides launching a new LL.M in International Law and Governance in October 2016, there are research clusters in the School as well as on a University-wide level, at the Global Policy Institute, the Institute for Border Research, and the Global Security Institute. The closing date for applications is 14 March 2016, with interviews to be held on 18 April 2016. For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Roger Masterman, Head of Durham Law School, or any of the international law academics (Aoife O’Donoghue, Gleider Hernández, Catherine Turner and Henry Jones) based at Durham.

Call for Papers: Second All Art and Cultural Heritage Law Conference. The Art-Law Centre of the University of Geneva is inviting submissions for papers to be presented at the Second All Art and Cultural Heritage Law Conference, to be held on 24 June 2016. The call for papers is herePaper proposals should include a title and an abstract no longer than 300 words, and should be accompanied by a short biography and full contact details of the author, including institutional affiliation, mailing address and e-mail address. Paper proposals should be emailed to the Art-Law Centre’s team at art-adr {at} unige(.)ch by 29 February 2016. Successful applicants will be notified by 14 March 2016, and would be required to submit a summary of their presentation by 23 May 2016

GlobalTrust Call For Applications. The GlobalTrust research project has published a call for applications for post-doctoral fellowships for the academic year 2016-17. The GlobalTrust Research project at Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law is funded by a European Research Council Advanced Grant, and studies the extent to which states that exercise regulatory functions should take into account the interests and preferences of foreign individuals and communities located outside their boundaries. Participants in this project explore the possible moral and legal grounds for requiring states to take other-regarding considerations into account and the institutional mechanisms that could legitimize the external review of states’ compliance with such obligations.

Call for Papers: Investment Migration: Making Sense of the Trend Conference. The convenors of this international conference, to be held on 6 June 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland, are seeking contributions. The conference is aiming to survey the key legal-political developments in the investment migration field. The conference is co-organized by the Global Migration Centre, Graduate Institute, Geneva and the Groningen Centre for European Financial Services, University of Groningen and sponsored by the Investment Migration Council (Geneva). Confirmed speakers include T. Alexander Aleinikoff (Columbia), Christian Joppke (Bern), Peter Spiro (Temple Law School) and Madeleine Sumption (Oxford). Abstracts must be submitted by 13 March 2016. See here for further information.

Call for Papers: Doctoral Workshop on Interactions Between EU and International Law. City University London and the Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law (held by Professor Panos Koutrakos) are organising a doctoral workshop on 23-24 June 2016. The topic of the workshop will be Interactions between EU and International Law. See here for more information.

Call for Papers: Beyond our comfort zone? Situating the Authority of International Lawyers, Institutions and Other International Actors. The Society of Legal Scholars/BIICL Conference on Theory and International Law is celebrating its Silver Jubilee in 2016 with a special conference organised in collaboration with ESIL IGILT on 25 April 2016 in London. The Honourable Justice Michael Kirby AC, CMG, will deliver the keynote address. Contributions are welcomed on the concept of authority in international law, including: theorising about the nature of authority; the responsibility of international legal officials in upholding the international legal system; the role of international lawyers in performing functions not necessarily linked to their expertise in international law; the interaction between international lawyers and experts in other fields; and the role of amici curiae in international legal proceedings. Please submit a one-page abstract and CV to philippa.webb {at} {at} {at} The deadline for submission of abstracts is 29 February 2016.

Thinking Through the International, Clare College, Cambridge. This conference, on 16-17 May 2016, aims to address the subject of two decisive trends in recent years that have occurred in the fields of international law and the history of political thought. The ‘historical turn’ in international law has involved students of that discipline in intense reflection on what kind of history international law can, and should, have. The history of political thought has been undergoing an ‘international’ (or indeed a global) turn, changing its focus from questions largely generated by conceptualising the state or polity in isolation to questions arising from thinking of politics and polities in relation to others. Neither turn has been methodologically very comfortable for its participants, nor have people from either discipline got together to try to think through, in any systematic way, where it is that the history of political thought and the history of international law come together, and where – and if – they must necessarily divide. Speakers include Anne Orford, Richard Tuck, Gerry Simpson, Jennifer Pitts, David Kennedy, Karen Knop, Duncan Kennedy, Gareth Stedman-Jones, Armin von Bogdandy, Duncan Kelly and Lauren Benton. For more details see hereRegistration in advance is required. For inquiries, please contact Megan Donaldson (md718{at}

Max Planck Group Leader in Bogotá, Colombia. The Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (Heidelberg) and Universidad de Los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia) are looking to hire a Principal Investigator to lead a newly established Max Planck Tandem Group in Transformations of Public Law. Other than research, responsibilities include supervision of two doctoral students at Universidad de Los Andes. There is no mandatory teaching load. The Group will be located in Bogotá, and the Leader will be expected to reside in that city. The initiative will provide funding for at least one extended research stay per year of the Group at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law. Additional information may be found here. The deadline for applications is 15 May 2016.

Call for Papers: Adjudicating International Trade and Investment Disputes. PluriCourts, Center of Excellence for the Study of the Legitimacy of International Courts and Tribunals at the University of Oslo will host a conference from 25 – 26 August 2016 on “Adjudicating International Trade and Investment Disputes: Between Interaction and Isolation”. A call for papers has been issued for the conference, with abstracts being due by 1 March 2016.

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