Announcements: BIICL Director Vacancy; Extraterritoriality of EU Law and Human Rights After Lisbon Workshop; CfA International Dispute Resolution; Access to Remedy in National Action Plans to Implement the UNGPs

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1. BIICL Director Vacancy. The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) is seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the role of Director. BIICL conducts research and activities around the world across the broad range of public international law, private international law, comparative law and the rule of law. This is an exciting opportunity to hold a unique and high profile post in one of the most respected independent legal research institutes in the world. This is a full-time post for a five-year period, which may be renewed. Secondments from other institutions will be considered. The deadline for applications is 24 July 2017. For information on how to apply, see here. Informal enquiries may be addressed to the Deputy Director of BIICL, Patricia Ambrose, at p.ambrose {at} biicl(.)org. To view the full job description please see here.

2. Extraterritoriality of EU Law and Human Rights After Lisbon Workshop. The University of Sussex is hosting the research workshop ‘Extraterritoriality of EU Law and Human Rights After Lisbon: Scope and Boundaries’ on July 13 and 14. Anybody interested in attending the workshop should contact Dr Velluti [S.M.Velluti {at}] and Dr Tzevelekos [v.tzevelekos {at}]. Attendance is free of cost but space is limited, with attendance allocated on a first come basis. See here for further information.

3. Call for Abstracts – International Dispute Resolution. The Dispute Resolution Interest Group (DRIG) of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) and the Lewis & Clark Law School are pleased to announce a workshop to discuss academic works-in-progress on international dispute resolution, taking place at the Lewis & Clark Law School on the afternoon of 10 November 2017.  Each accepted paper will be assigned a discussant, who will briefly introduce the paper, provide feedback to the author, and lead a discussion among participants. Submissions are welcome from academics and practitioners around the world. Any topic related to international dispute resolution will be considered. Submissions must be works in progress and should not have been submitted for publication. Abstracts up to 500 words may be submitted by 5pm Pacific Time, 15 July to this folder.  Participants must submit a substantial work in progress by 21 October 2017, which will be circulated in advance of the workshop to all participants. It is expected that this work will consist of a working draft paper at least 20 pages long. Please direct any questions to pbechky {at} bcr-dc(.)com or foster {at} lclark(.)edu.

4. BIICL Event: Access to Remedy in National Action Plans to Implement the UNGPs: Are States Still Taking a Nap? This event will take place on 22nd June 2017: 17:30-19:00. Access to effective remedies is a key component of the UN Guiding Principles of Business and the Human Rights (UNGPs). Despite an impressive uptake of the UNGPs by almost all stakeholders, the victims of business-related human rights abuses continue to struggle in holding corporate actors accountable. Why is this so? This seminar will explore this question in relation to National Action Plans (NAPs) released so far by states. Surya Deva will propose certain key elements that should guide future NAPs as well as the revision of existing NAPs in improving access to effective remedy in business-related human rights abuses. Organised and chaired by BIICL as part of the Economic and Social Research Council Business and Human Rights Seminar Series. Speaker: Surya Deva, City University of Hong Kong and Member of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights.

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