1. The American Society of International Law’s Dispute Resolution Interest Group and the American University Washington College of Law Call for Papers. The American Society of International Law’s Dispute Resolution Interest Group and the American University Washington College of Law have called for papers for a conference on the duties, rights, and powers of arbitrators in investor-state cases. The conference will take place on 19 September 2017. Papers presented at the conference may be published in a special issue of The Law & Practice of International Courts and Tribunals, a peer-reviewed journal published by Brill. The deadline to submit proposals is 31 December. Proposals must consist of an extended abstract (at least 1000 words) or an unpublished full paper. More details are available here.
5. Maastricht Panel on Brexit. This panel will be hosted on 25 November 2016. The panel convener is Prof Jure Vidmar (Maastricht). The speakers are Prof Christina Eckes (Amsterdam), Dr Josephine van Zeben (Oxford) and Ines Willemyns (KU Leuven). The panel will be held on 25 November 2016 at 2 pm, at the Hotel Van der Valk, Maastricht. More information is available here.
6. Harvard Law School Human Rights Program Visiting Fellowships for 2017-2018. Harvard Law School’s Human Rights Program invites applications for its Visiting Fellows Program in the 2017-2018 academic year. The Visiting Fellows Program gives individuals with a demonstrated commitment to human rights an opportunity to step back and conduct a serious inquiry in the human rights field. Visiting Fellows are usually scholars with a substantial background in human rights, experienced activists, or members of the judiciary or other branches of government. More information is available here. Typically, fellows come from outside the U.S., and spend from one semester to a full academic year in residence at Harvard Law School, where they devote the majority of their time to research and writing on a human rights topic. The Program currently has a preference for fellows working on the UN Treaty Bodies in their research, though applications are not limited in this regard. The Human Rights Program does not generally fund fellows. However, applicants who are nationals of low or middle income countries are eligible for the Eleanor Roosevelt Fellowship, which offers a stipend to help defray the cost of living. Fluent spoken English is essential. The deadline to submit applications is 1 February 2017. See here for more information on how to apply.