Announcements and Events: Syria Conference, Call for Fellowship Applications

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1.  The College of Law, Qatar University and the Qatari Branch of the International Law Association are co-organizing an international conference focusing on ‘The Syrian Crisis and International Law”. The conference is scheduled to take place on the 25th and 26th of February 2014, in Doha (Qatar). Invited speakers will include academics, diplomats, activists and legal practitioners who will discuss different aspects of International Law applicable to the Syrian crisis. The Conference will have four Panel Sessions, thematically addressing Public International Law, International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, International Criminal Law and, the Syrian crisis in the International World Order. Interested participants are kindly requested to submit papers falling within these areas. Further details here.

2.  The Global Trust Research Project at Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law, directed by Professor Eyal Benvenisti, invites candidates interested in exploring themes related to this project to apply for: one post-doctoral fellowship, two doctoral fellowships, and two visiting fellowships. The application deadline for the 2014-2015 academic year is 1 February 2014. The project description is as follows: Do states, when they exercise their domestic regulatory functions, have an obligation to take into account the interests of foreign individuals and communities who could be adversely affected? Should national legislators and government agencies integrate foreign stakeholders into their decision-making processes? Must states share with strangers their scarce national resources and in general contribute to global welfare? These are some of the key questions that the project “Sovereigns as Trustees of Humanity: The Obligations of Nations in an Era of Global interdependence” (GlobalTrust) sets out to explore. This project is informed by the observation that when setting national policies, states routinely affect foreigners in faraway countries often without providing them with adequate opportunities to participate in shaping those policies. More details on the project here, and on the fellowships (including application instructions) here.

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