Announcements: Oxford Global Justice Lecture; CfP 2016 Barcelona Workshop on Global Governance; CfP Fifth PEPA/SIEL Conference; Postdoc Positions Copenhagen; Workshop on Framing the Subjects and Objects of Contemporary EU Law; Ph.D. Researcher Positions Utrecht; Accountability for Transnational Counter-terrorism Operations; International Law Weekend Conference; New Blog, Rights!

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1.  Oxford Global Justice Lecture 2015: The annual Oxford University Global Justice Lecture will be given by Judge Sir Christopher Greenwood KCMG QC (International Court of Justice) on Monday 12 October at 5.30pm. The topic of the lecture is “State Immunity and Human Rights”. The Oxford Global Justice Lecture is delivered each year, at the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford by a leading figure in international law. The lecture series is generously supported by the Planethood Foundation. Previous lecturers are Patricia O’Brien, then Under-Secretary General for Legal Affairs at the United Nations (2013) and Judge Theodor Meron, President of the International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and President of the UN Mechanism for International Tribunals (2014). For details see here.

2. Call for Papers: 2016 Barcelona Workshop on Global Governance: Adaptation and Change in Global Governance. IBEI (Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals) and ESADEgeo (ESADE Business School’s Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics) will host the fourth edition of the Barcelona Workshop on Global Governance, an international workshop to discuss questions relating to global governance, on 4-5 February 2016. The workshop will focus on ‘Adaptation and Change in Global Governance’. Confirmed keynote speakers include Pascal Lamy (former Director-General of the World Trade Organization) and David Held (Professor of Politics and International Relations, Durham University). The organisers invite abstract submissions by 21 October 2015 from scholars of all related disciplines and all levels of seniority. Further information, including details for abstract submissions, is available here.

3. Call for Papers: Society of International Economic Law and University of Luxembourg, Fifth PEPA/SIEL Conference. SIEL’s Postgraduate and Early Professionals/Academics Network (PEPA/SIEL) and the Research Unit in Law of the University of Luxembourg are pleased to announce that the fifth PEPA/SIEL Conference will take place on 14-15 April 2016 in Luxembourg. We invite graduate students (enrolled in Master or PhD programmes) and early professionals/academics (generally within five years of graduating) to submit papers on any IEL topic. One or more senior practitioners and academics will comment on each paper after its presentation, followed by a general discussion. More information, including the process for submissions by 16 November 2015, can be found here.

4. Postdoc positions at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen. The Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, Denmark is seeking applications for two or three positions as postdoc within the research area of one of the Faculty’s research centres – iCourts (the Center of Excellence for International Courts). The positions are available from 1st February 2016, for a duration of two  years. The start date is negotiable under special circumstances. Further information can be found here.

5. Institute for the Study of European Laws, City University London and the University of Kent Centre for European and Comparative Law Workshop: Framing the subjects and objects of contemporary EU law. The Institute for the Study of European Laws, The City Law School, City University London and Kent Centre for European and Comparative Law, University of Kent are organising a workshop on the framing of the subjects and objects of European Union Law (London, City Law School, 6 November 2015). The workshop purports to explore how we frame the subjects and objects of contemporary EU law: To know who the subjects and objects of EU Law are is fundamental for legal certainty and the rule of law, as well as the EU’s legitimacy in the wider world. As the EU’s internal and external competences have evolved, significant changes surround the subjects and objects of contemporary EU law. Please see here for more details.

6. Utrecht School of Law Ph.D. Researcher Positions. The Utrecht School of Law will be appointing two Ph.D. researchers in international law within the ERC Starting Grant project ‘Accommodating New Interests at Sea: Legal Tools for Sustainable Ocean Governance’ (SUSTAINABLEOCEAN), headed by Dr. Seline Trevisanut. The research project aims to offer a theory of interest and regime-interaction in ocean governance. It focuses on the interplay between the law of the sea, climate change law and energy law. Applicants are expected to have a master’s degree in law or international relations, and a profound knowledge of public international law. Knowledge of law of the sea, climate change law and energy law are considered assets. The application deadline is 15 December 2015. See here for more information.

7. Accountability for Transnational Counter-terrorism Operations. The National Security Law Research & Policy Initiative at The Dickson Poon School of Law will host the International Association of Constitutional Law’s Constitutional Responses to Terrorism Research Group Annual Workshop 2016 on 10-11 March 2016. The meeting’s theme will be Accountability for Transnational Counter-terrorism Operations and the discussion will focus, in particular, on accountability mechanisms in national, transnational, and international law, for targeted killings, torture, and surveillance operations in counter-terrorism. Keynote speakers include David Anderson Q.C. (Brick Court Chambers & King’s College London), Shaheed Fatima (Blackstone Chambers), Conor Gearty (LSE & Matrix Chambers), and Alice Ross (The Guardian). Proposals are welcomed for paper presentations, which must be submitted by no later than 15 October 2015. Further details, including details for submitting proposals, can be found here.

8. International Law Weekend Conference. On 5-7 November 2015, join hundreds of members of the international legal community at the annual International Law Weekend (ILW) conference in New York City. The theme of ILW 2015 is Global Problems, Legal Solutions: Challenges for Contemporary International Lawyers. ILW 2015 will explore the many roles that international law plays in addressing global challenges. The event is organized by the American Branch of the International Law Association  and the International Law Students Association. View the ILW 2015 Program here. Registration information is available here.

9. New blog: Rights! Rights!, a free, open online platform to read, write, discuss, share and act on human rights and democratisation has now been launched: On one single platform, Rights! gathers together think pieces, comments from the field, case studies, interviews, critiques and provocations from established and emerging human rights professionals from all regions of the world. Contributions are welcomed.

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