Announcements: CfP International Law of Military Operations; BIICL Annual Grotius Lecture & Dinner; Hamburg International Environmental Law Conference; Additions to UN Audiovisual Library; Colloquium on Emotions and International Law; Global Governance Summer School; IGLP Workshop; Student Writing Competition; International Law Literature Forum

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1. Call for Papers: The International Law of Military Operations – Mapping the Field. Military deployments in the territory of other States are subject to a diverse range of rules under international law. In recent years, it has become increasingly common to refer to these rules as ‘operations law’ or the ‘international law of military operations’. The purpose of this conference, from 21 – 23 June 2016, in Exeter, UK, is to develop our understanding of the international law of military operations from a comparative and practical perspective. It is with great pleasure that the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War and Exeter Law School invite subject matter experts to submit their proposals for presenting a paper at the conference. See here for further information on particular topics of interest and the submission process. Proposals must be submitted by 8 April 2016.

2. BIICL Annual Grotius Lecture and Dinner 2016. The BIICL Annual Lecture and Dinner will take place on 21 March 2016 at the Law Society in London. The lecture will be delivered by The Rt Hon. Lady Justice Arden DBE, Head of International Judicial Relations for England and Wales, on the subject:’Water for All? Developing a Human Right to Water in National and International Law’. The lecture will be chaired by the President of BIICL, The Right Honourable The Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers KG PC. The lecture is followed by a networking drinks reception and an optional dinner is available to those attendees looking to extend their evening. David Anderson QC will deliver a speech during dinner entitled ‘Responding to Terrorism’. David’s speech will touch on the UK’s response to the terrorist threat, drawing on his personal observations as Independent Reviewer. Find out more and book online here.

3. Hamburg International Environmental Law Conference 2016. The HIELC 2016 will take place on 15-16 April 2016 under the title “A Sea Change for Sustainable Ocean Resource Governance”. High ranking experts from all over the world will address the fragile balance between the economically efficient use of ocean resources and the preservation of the ocean’s ecosystem in their presentations and in the subsequent working groups. Furthermore, the conference offers a forum to international and interdisciplinary academics and practitioners to share their insights. For further information and registration, please see here.

4. 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 Piet Eeckhout on “The European Union and International Law” and by Dr. Philippa Webb on “The Law of State Immunity: Overview, Specific Aspects and Future Prospects”.

5. Colloquium on Emotions and International Law (25-26 August 2016) – Registration Open. The School of Law of the University of Buenos Aires holds a colloquium entitled “Emotions & International Law” in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from 25-26 August 2016. The event is organized by the Permanent Seminar on the Theory and History of International Law and the DECyT Research Project “The feelings in the history of ius gentium”, under the direction of Prof. Emiliano J. Buis. Registration for the conference is now open. For more information, see here, visit the colloquium website or email emocionesDI {at} gmail(.)com or ebuis {at} derecho.uba(.)ar. The colloquium is intended to create an opportunity to reflect and debate the conceptual discussion on feelings such as hatred, resentment, compassion, nostalgia, fear, empathy/sympathy, jealously, shame, humiliation, affectation/love, among others, which are considered as possible keys of interpreting international law in a broad sense, involving States and non-State actors, as well as the generation of rules regulating them.

6. Call for Applications: 2016 Global Governance Summer School. The Global Governance Summer School, presented by the Dean Rusk International Law Center, University of Georgia School of Law, and the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, University of Leuven, will take place 10-30 July 2016, in Belgium. Students of law and related disciplines from around the world may apply; U.S. law students are eligible for 4 ABA-approved credits. Students will explore how state, regional, and international legal regimes, plus individuals, corporations, intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations, networks, and other nonstate actors, interact. The expert global faculty includes: Diane Marie AmannJan Wouters, and Harlan G. Cohen. Integral to the coursework will be a 2-day experts conference in Brussels and professional development trips to NATO headquarters, the European Parliament, and the European Court of Justice. The deadline to apply is 4 April 2016.

7. Institute for Global Law and Policy: The Workshop. The Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP) at Harvard Law School is now accepting applications to participate in “IGLP: The Workshop” in Madrid, Spain from 17-23 July 2016IGLP: The Workshop is an intensive residential program for young doctoral and post-doctoral law scholars. The Workshop aims to strengthen the next generation of scholars by placing them in collaboration with their global peers and senior IGLP faculty as they develop innovative ideas and alternative approaches to issues of global law, economic policy, social justice and governance. While in Madrid, participants will examine current scholarly developments, reconsider canonical texts, and network with colleagues from around the world. The core of the Workshop will be comprised of a series of intensive writing workshops designed to facilitate peer-to-peer conversations with careful mentoring from IGLP’s global senior faculty. It will conclude with a one-day Conference addressing crucial issues of contemporary world political economy, convened by Carlos Andradas, Rector of Complutense University of Madrid. The global Workshop is organized in collaboration with Complutense University of Madrid and hosted and sponsored by Santander Universities. The deadline for applications is 15 April 2016Visit our website to learn more and apply today.

8. Groningen Journal of International Law: Student Writing Competition. The Groningen Journal of International Law is holding a student writing competition for the first time. Our next issue will come out in May and will contain a copy of the three best articles received. Under the topic “International Criminal Organisations: Contemporary Challenges”, our next edition aims at identifying emerging difficulties caused by these organisations and on how international law should engage with such issues in the future. The focus of your article is at your discretion, however some general perspectives that we are interested in include: defining organised international crime; the role of international law in the prevention and regulation of international criminal organisations; the role of non-state actors in the prevention and regulation of international criminal organisations; international criminal organisations as a threat to international peace and security; and, regulation of international cyber-crime organisations. The essay has to be a legal article and therefore include proper footnotes and citations. Articles must not exceed 5,000 words (excluding footnotes), and must be submitted by 10 April 2016 to groningenjil {at} gmail(.)com. See here for more information about the GroJIL and to read all of our previous publications.

9. International Law Literature Forum at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies: Spring 2016 The International Law Literature Forum at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva is a platform to discuss contemporary cutting-edge international law scholarship. It focuses on work in progress and seeks to stimulate an open discussion of new directions in scholarship in the Geneva research community. In the spring of 2016, it features papers by Mikael Rask Madsen (University of Copenhagen), Yuval Shany (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Jan Kleinheisterkamp (London School of Economics), Ignacio de la Rasilla del Moral (Brunel University), Ratna Kapur (Jindal Global Law School) and Georg Nolte (Humboldt University, Berlin). Information on the different sessions and topics can be found on our website.

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