1. Departmental Lecturership in Law, University of Oxford: The Oxford Law Faculty invites applications for a fixed-term Departmental Lecturership in Law, from January 2016 to December 2017, to: teach and supervise undergraduate and graduate students for the Faculty and St Peter’s College; engage in advanced study and independent research in law; provide administrative and pastoral support; and, examine. Candidates must provide evidence of the ability (or potential) to provide excellent graduate level teaching in the areas of International Criminal Law and/or the Law of Armed Conflict and undergraduate teaching in Public International Law, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, or Administrative Law. Candidates should possess a doctorate in Law, or have submitted a completed doctoral dissertation for examination, or have attained a comparable level through their publications. Further details for this post are available here. To apply for this role click here (Vacancy ID: 120341). Applications, written work and references must be submitted before noon GMT on Wednesday 21 October 2015. Interviews will be held in Oxford as soon as possible after the closing date.
2. Call for Papers, The Evolutionary Interpretation of Treaties – A Joint Conference by the European Society of International Law, the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, and Jessup Russia. The European Society of International Law, the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, and Jessup Russia, are running a joint one-day conference on The Evolutionary Interpretation of Treaties: The UN Charter and the European Convention on Human Rights Facing Modern Challenges. The conference will be held in Moscow on Friday 5 February 2016. The organisers issue a call for papers on two topics (UN Charter: New state practice as a challenge to basic principles? and, the ECHR in different times and different places), as detailed here. Abstracts should be of 1,000 – 1,500 words and must be submitted by 1 November 2015, along with a short bio. Further details can be found here, and the process for submitting papers can be found here.
3. Call for Papers, The Society of International Economic Law. The Society of International Economic Law (SIEL) is pleased to announce the call for papers, panels & posters for its 5th Biennial Global Conference that will be held from 7-9 July 2016 at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. The call for papers can be accessed here.
4. Senior Research Fellow in International Law at the Institute of International Relations, Prague. The Institute of International Relations (IIR) in Prague, Czech Republic, is looking for a new Senior Research Fellow in International Law. The IIR has been the leading academic institution for the study of international relations and international law in the Czech Republic since 1957. It is establishing a new Centre for International Law which intends to research topics at the intersection of international law and international relations. It will pay special attention to the areas of human rights, international criminal law, the law of armed conflict, international institutional law and the theory of international law. The closing date for applications is 11 October 2015. More information is available here.
5. PluriCourts Symposium on The Present and Future Role of Investment Treaty Arbitration in Adjudicating Environmental Disputes. PluriCourts – Center of excellence at the University of Oslo is organising a symposium on The Present and Future Role of Investment Treaty Arbitration in Adjudicating Environmental Disputes (Oslo, 5-6 November 2015). Much of the discourse and analysis on this topic has focused on issues of fragmentation, conflict, and the balancing of obligations between legal regimes. But can international investment law and (inter)national environmental law be supportive and mutually complementary? The symposium will focus on investment treaty arbitration from a forward-looking perspective: how can future practice be shaped or reformed in a way that can both promote environmental sustainability and protect responsible and legitimate foreign investments? Registration for the symposium is now open.
6. ERA Annual Conference on European Asylum Law 2015. The Academy of European Law is running a conference on European Asylum Law in Trier on 22-23 October 2015. This conference will provide asylum law practitioners with practical insight into the current challenges faced by the Dublin system and new avenues for enhancing responsibility-sharing, solidarity and mutual trust among Member States while protecting the rights of persons in need of international protection. It will also analyse the recent case law of the European courts on asylum law and new policy and legislative developments. See here for further details.
7. A More Literal and Predictable Approach for the Court of Justice of the EU? This event, hosted by BIICL in London on 2 November 2015, will consider whether the CJEU is in need of a new judicial approach for the 21st century which shows greater deference to the wording of EU law, and to the political process at EU and national level. It will also examine the principle of subsidiarity and discuss whether the Court should give greater prominence to respect for national identity. Speakers include Marie Demetriou QC (Brick Court Chambers), Ben Ray (Cabinet Office European Law Group), Judge Sinisa Rodin (Court of Justice of the European Union) and Derrick Wyatt QC (University of Oxford and Brick Court Chambers), with Opening Remarks from Graham Child (Fellow, Lincoln College, Oxford). Find out more and book here, or download the Event Flyer.