Announcements: CfP ESIL Prague-Nottingham Symposium; New Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; UN GGE Recommendations on Responsible State Behavior in Cyberspace; Vacancy Lecturer in International Trade Law

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1. Call for Papers – ESIL Prague-Nottingham Symposium: Non-UN Sanctions and International Law. On 5 May 2017, the first one-day event of the ESIL Prague–Nottingham Symposium on Non-UN Sanctions and International Law took place in Prague. The Symposium was co-organized by the Centre for International Law of the Institute of International Relations in Prague, the Czech Republic, and the Nottingham International Law and Security Centre of the University of Nottingham, the United Kingdom. The Prague event was kindly hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic in the splendid venues of the baroque Czernin Palace in the vicinity of the Prague Castle. The second one-day event of the Symposium will take place on 10 November 2017 in Nottingham. The Call for Papers is now available. Extended deadline for submissions: 14 August 2017. Successful applicants will be notified by 1 September 2017.

2. 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 Professor Alain Pellet on “The History of International Law and the Role of Sovereignty” and “L’histoire du droit international et du rôle de la souveraineté” as well as by Professor Anne Lagerwall on “The Principle ex injuria jus non oritur in International Law” and “Le principe ex injuria jus non oritur en droit international”.

3. Consultation on How to Implement the UN GGE Recommendations on Responsible State Behavior in Cyberspace. Together with the ICT4Peace Foundation, Leiden University’s The Hague Program for Cyber Norms is conducting an open consultation on how to best implement the UN Group of Governmental Experts’ (UN GGE) recommendations on responsible State behavior in cyberspace. In its 2015 (U.N. Doc. A/70/174, July 22, 2015) the UN GGE proposed 11 voluntary, non-binding norms on cooperation, mutual assistance, information exchange, respect for Human Rights, integrity of the supply chain, and critical infrastructure protection. Since then, there has been little public debate on these norms. The Call for commentary and implementation guidelines can be found here. Interested parties from academia, civil society, the corporate world and public administration are invited to contribute to this commentary. The open consultation will be conducted between 01.06.2017 – 30.09.2017. To participate, please send your questions, comments, recommendations to the Project Coordinator, Mr. Walle Bos.

4. Vacancy: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in International Trade Law – Closing 30 July. Victoria University of Wellington’s Faculty of Law (New Zealand) have a permanent position available at Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level in international trade law. The Faculty, which is already strong in international law teaching and research, seeks a colleague who will teach in the recently established Master of International Trade, a pan-University degree that includes teachers from across the university including the Schools of Law, Economics and Finance, International Relations, and Development Studies. Victoria University of Wellington’s Faculty of Law is one of New Zealand’s oldest and most respected law schools, and is ranked 46th in the world according to the 2017 QS rankings and first in the country for research quality under the PBRF (Performance Based Research Fund) evaluation system. Applications close on 30 July 2017. The job advertisement and role descriptions can be found here.

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