Announcements: Associate Professor Oxford; CfP Ensuring and Balancing the Rights of Defendants and Victims; UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; Third World Approaches to International Law; CfP Postgraduate ADR Conference 2018; CfP Human Rights Inside and Outside

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1. The Faculty of Law, University of Oxford and St Peter’s College, Oxford seeks to appoint an Associate Professor of Public International Law with effect from the start of the academic year 2018-19. Associate Professor is the main academic career grade at Oxford with a focus on research and teaching, spanning the full range of professor grades in the USA. Associate Professors are appointed jointly by a University department/faculty and an Oxford college, and you will have a contract with both. In exceptional cases, the title of full Professor may be awarded on appointment. The post holder will contribute to public international law teaching and research in the Faculty and, as a Tutorial Fellow of St Peter’s College, will teach tutorials in at least one of the following undergraduate subjects: Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Jurisprudence. Applicants should have a doctorate or its equivalent in Law; and should demonstrate scholarship of the highest quality; the ability to teach and assess students in Public International Law and in at least one of the subjects required by St Peter’s College; a willingness to undertake pastoral responsibilities for both undergraduate and graduate students; and excellent interpersonal skills. The full announcement and further particulars are available here.

2. Call for Papers: Ensuring and Balancing the Rights of Defendants and Victims at International and Hybrid Criminal Courts. Pluricourts, University of Oslo has issued a call for papers for this conference to be held in Oslo on 30 and 31 August. The call is available here. The deadline for abstracts is 19 March.

3. New Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law. The Codification Division of the UN Office of Legal Affairs has added new lectures to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law website, which provides high quality international law training and research materials to users around the world free of charge. The latest lectures were given by Mr. Ross Leckow on “The Legal Structure, Purposes and Functions of the International Monetary Fund” and Professor Mia Swart on “The Relationship between the African Union and the International Criminal Court”.

4. Third World Approaches to International Law. The Faculty of Law at the National University of Singapore will be hosting a conference on Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL Singapore) from July 19 – 21 2018. Further details about this event and how to participate may be found here.

5. Call for Papers: Leicester Law School – Postgraduate ADR Conference 2018: ‘Looking to the Future and Beyond: New Approaches to ADR’. It is our pleasure to announce the first Leicester Law School–Postgraduate ADR Conference, which will take place in Leicester on 10 May 2018, in collaboration with the Transnational Dispute Management network. We invite doctoral and early career researches from all legal and interdisciplinary fields. The deadline for abstracts is 28 February 2018. Keynote Speech: Dr John Sorabji (UCL). For further information please see the fuller call.

6. Call for Papers: Human Rights Inside and Outside – Civil Participation, Contested Constitutionalism, and Corporate Responsibility. The INFAR research program at Erasmus School of Law and the International Institute of Social Studies invites paper submissions for an international conference to be held in The Hague, The Netherlands, 31 May – 1 June 2018. This conference builds on the core idea of the INFAR (Integrating Normative and Functional Approaches to the Rule of Law and Human Rights) project, and applies this to human rights discourse and practices. Human rights are a core normative idea for law, but need to be used in practice by various actors in order to function. What happens when that is done? More particularly, what side effects does the use of human rights by various actors have for human rights as a normative proposition within law and politics? Paper abstracts are due by 31 March 2018, and should be sent to dr. Nathanael Ali, Email: ali(at) For further details please see the call for papers.

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