Announcements: CfP for ESIL Conference in Oslo; Pluricourts Fellowship in Oslo; International Criminal Law Fellowships; ICC Summer School in Galway; Frankfurt Investment Law Workshop

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1.  ESIL Annual Conference 2015, Oslo – Call for Papers and Agora Proposals, Deadline: 31 January 2015. The 11th Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law (Oslo, September 10-12, 2015) will be hosted by the University of Oslo’s PluriCourts Center on the Legitimate Roles on the Judiciary in the Global Order. The annual ESIL conference has become one of the indispensable venues for European and international scholars interested in questions of international law. The conference is entitled “The Judicialization of International Law – A Mixed Blessing ?”. The conference will address the international law aspects of the increased judicialization from an interdisciplinary perspective. We will ask critical questions about how international courts and tribunals work, whether we need judicialization in new areas, alternatives to courts and tribunals, and if we should expect further judicialization in the coming years. The conference will feature plenary sessions, fora with invited speakers, and a number of agorae with speakers selected on the basis of a call for agora proposals and papers. The event will also offer poster sessions for early career scholars following a call for posters. Invited speakers include current and former judges of various international courts, as well as legal practitioners and scholars of several disciplines. For information on registration and the programme, please visit the conference website.

2.  PluriCourts Fellowships for 3-12 months in 2015 – 2016. Temporary positions as visiting scholars at postdoctoral level are available at PluriCourts – Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order, a Centre of Excellence at the Faculty of Law, University of Oslo for 2015 and 2016. The duration of the contracts is from 3 – 12 months. The candidates must hold a doctoral degree in law, political science or philosophy. Application instructions may be found here. The visiting scholars shall focus on international courts and tribunals in one of PluriCourts’ thematic research areas, Human Rights, Trade, Criminal Law, Investment, and Environment. Contact: Director, Prof. Andreas Føllesdal or Adm. Manager, Aina NessøeDeadline for application: 18. December 2014. Applications should be sent to pluricourts {at} jus.uio(.)no.

3.  The Peace and Justice Initiative is pleased to welcome applications for a funded fellowship for projects designed to enhance the implementation of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC). It is envisioned that the fellowship recipient will undertake an internship or visiting professional position at one of the international courts/tribunals or undertake a project related to the promotion or enhancement of international criminal law in domestic jurisdictions. The call for applications and the conditions are available here.

4.  The Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland, Galway is pleased to announce that the annual International Criminal Court Summer School will take place from 15-19 June 2015 at NUI, Galway. To register and for more information regarding the 2015 ICC Summer School, please visit our website at: Should you have any queries, please email: iccsummerschool {at} gmail(.)com.

 5. Frankfurt Investment Law Workshop: International Investment Law and History (13-14 March 2015). Over the past years, the Frankfurt Investment Law Workshop – jointly organized by Rainer Hofmann (Frankfurt), Stephan Schill (Heidelberg), and Christian J. Tams (Glasgow) – has established itself as a forum for the discussion of conceptual issues of international investment law. Previous workshops have focused on International Investment Law and General International Law: From Clinical Isolation to Systemic Integration? (Nomos 2011), International Investment Law and Its Others (Nomos 2012), Preferential Trade and Investment Agreements: From Recalibration to Reintegration (Nomos 2013), International Investment Law and Development: Friends or Foes?, and International Investment Law and the Global Financial Architecture. The next workshop, to be held March 13-14, 2015, will explore the role of history in the interpretation and application of international investment law. It will cover a wide range of issues, from debates about investment law’s imperial origins to the drafting history of the World Bank’s ICSID Convention. The program is here. As in previous years, the workshop will bring together academics and practitioners and provide them with a forum for open and frank exchanges. If you are interested in participating, please contact Sabine Schimpf, Merton Centre for European Integration and International Economic Order, University of Frankfurt, RuW, Grüneburgplatz 1, 60323 Frankfurt am Main, Germany (S.Schimpf {at} jur.uni-frankfurt(.)de).
6. The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva (IHEID), International Law Department, is convening a conference entitled ‘International Law and Time’ to take place in Geneva, Switzerland, from 12–13 June 2015. Time is an inherent component of many of the most important international law concepts. However, it also fundamentally determines international law as a field. International law has been in constant dynamic change since its inception. Capturing and understanding this change in time is one of the discipline’s fundamental challenges, as is the difficulty of working with the constantly changing materiae of international law in practice. For details and a call for papers see the conference website.
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osita Ugwuanyi says

February 7, 2015

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