Announcements: International Cultural Heritage Law Summer School; Legal Resilience in an Era of Hybrid Threats Conference; Call for Rapporteurs OUP; Chatham House Conference – Security and Prosperity in the Asia-Pacific; CfP Protecting Community Interests under International Law; Summer School on Human Rights in Theory and Practice

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1. International Cultural Heritage Law Summer School 2019. The summer school, from 17 – 28 June 2019, is organized by the Art-Law Centre and the UNESCO Chair in the International Law of the Protection of Cultural Heritage of the University of Geneva, in collaboration with the University of Miami School of Law. The summer school aims to develop the students’ awareness and general understanding of the main substantive themes of international cultural heritage law, namely: the trade in cultural objects; the restitution of stolen or looted artworks; the protection of cultural property in the event of armed conflict; the protection of the built heritage from natural and human-induced disasters; the safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage and of the diversity of cultural expressions. See here for further information. 

2. Legal Resilience in an Era of Hybrid Threats Conference. The Exeter Centre for International Law invites you to a conference on “Legal Resilience in an Era of Hybrid Threats” on 8 – 10 April 2019 at the University of Exeter. The aim of the event is to explore the legal challenges presented by lawfare, hybrid threats and gray zone conflict and to develop the notion of legal resilience as a framework for countering these challenges more effectively. Confirmed speakers include Professor Jutta Brunnée (Toronto), Brigadier General (ret) Richard Gross, Professor Melissa de Zwart (Adelaide), Marlene Mazel (Israel, Ministry of Justice), Professor Geoffrey Corn (South Texas), Professor Charlie Dunlap (Duke). The event is held in collaboration with the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats, the Geneva Centre for Security Policy and the Lieber Institute of the United States Military Academy. Further details, including the draft conference programme and online registration, are available here. A reduced rate is available to students enrolled full-time on higher education programmes.

3. Call for Rapporteurs: Oxford University Press. Oxford University Press welcomes applications from those who would be interested in acting as rapporteurs for Oxford International Organizations (OXIO). OXIO is a database of annotated documents pertaining to the law of international organizations and includes resolutions of international organizations, reports of legal advisers, judicial decisions, international agreements, or any act of legal relevance. Rapporteurs have the task of identifying relevant materials and providing a short legal commentary on these documents. Find out more online about the Call for Rapporteurs and OXIO.

4. Chatham House Conference: Security and Prosperity in the Asia-Pacific: The Role of International Law’. The International Law Programme at Chatham House is hosting the conference, ‘Security and Prosperity in the Asia-Pacific: The Role of International Law’ at Chatham House on 27 March 2019 from 10.00 – 17.30. The rapid growth in the Asia-Pacific’s economic and political power has significant implications for global governance. Asia-Pacific countries such as Japan, India and China – and regional bodies such as ASEAN – are increasingly informing, influencing and seeking to shape international standards and norms. This conference will bring together international law and policy experts to explore the political and legal dynamics affecting economic relations, security challenges and maritime governance in the region. For more detailed information on the conference and the ground that will be covered, please see here

5. Call for Papers: Protecting Community Interests under International Law – Challenges and Prospects for the 21st Century. The Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (NCHR) is organizing a one-day conference, taking place in Oslo on Monday, 3 June 2019. This conference aims at providing insights on the role and function of international law in a framework of increased global governance by focusing on how ‘community interests’ are articulated and protected and global public goods are provided. The deadline for the submission of abstracts and scholarship applications is 15 March 2019. More information is available at this call for papers. The organizers are Prof. Gentian Zyberi, Head of Department, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights and the Research Group on Human Rights, Armed Conflicts, and the Law of Peace and Security

6. Summer School on Human Rights in Theory and Practice. The Chair for European Law, Public International Law and Public Law (University of Leipzig) is pleased to announce its first edition of the Summer School on “Human Rights in Theory and Practice”, which will be held at the University of Leipzig, Germany, from 1 – 7 September 2019. It welcomes students and professionals from all over the world to analyse and discuss with scholars, practitioners and the judiciary alike current developments and recent judicial decisions in order to impart a profound knowledge on the protection of human rights under the application of the European Convention on Human Rights. Particular focus will be put on procedural and practice-oriented questions. For further information please click here.

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