Announcements: Beyond the Borders Panel Discussion; Ghent University Doctoral Researcher Vacancy

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1. Beyond the Borders Panel Discussion: To What Extent Do States Have Extraterritorial Human Rights Obligations? The International Law Programme at Chatham House will be hosting a virtual event on Wednesday 13 January entitled ‘Beyond the Borders: To What Extent Do States Have Extraterritorial Human Rights Obligations?’ Under international human rights law, a state holds obligations towards those within its territory. More controversial is the extent of its obligations to persons abroad whose human rights may be impacted by its actions. The panel discusses the approaches taken by states and courts to extraterritorial human rights impacts including in relation to the environment, to cyberspace, and to international surveillance. Wednesday 13 January from 2.30 – 4.00pm GMT, via Zoom. The Chair is Elizabeth Wilmshurst, Distinguished Fellow, International Law Programme, Chatham House, and participants include Marko Milanovic, Sarah Cleveland, and Chanaka Wickremasinghe. Register interest here.  

2. Ghent University Doctoral Researcher Vacancy. Ghent University have an open vacancy for a four-year position as a doctoral researcher for a project entitled ‘international law’s implications for economic activities in areas of contested statehood’ with a focus on the Western Sahara. More information, including how to apply, can be found here. Applicants should submit their application no later than 20 February 2021, including a CV and a letter of motivation.

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