Announcements: CfP Junior Scholars Roundtable on Settling Tax Disputes under Int’l Law (Luxembourg); Chatham House Meetings on Business & Human Rights, Foreign Affairs in National Courts (London)

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1.  Call  for papers for junior scholars roundtable at University of Luxembourg conference on the settlement of tax disputes under international law, 12-13 November 2015, Luxembourg.  On  12-13  November  2015,  the  Research  Unit in Law of the University of Luxembourg,  with  the  support  of  the  Fonds  National  de  la Recherche Luxembourg,  will be holding a conference on the settlement of tax disputes under  international law, with the aim of analysing taxation issues through the  lens  of  international law and its dispute settlement procedures, and bringing   together  international  lawyers  and  tax  lawyers  to  do  so. Confirmed speakers already include Prof. Mads Andenas (University of Oslo), Prof. Ilias Bantekas (Brunel University), Dr N. Jansen Calamita (BIICL), Dr Abba Kolo (CEPMLP Dundee), Dr Sébastien Manciaux (Université de Bourgogne), Dr  Luca  Pantaleo  (TMC  Asser  Instituut),  Prof.  Alexander Rust (Vienna University  of  Economics and Business) and Epaminontas Triantafilou (Quinn Emanuel). Part of the conference will be a roundtable discussion for junior scholars; giving  them  an opportunity to present their research on issues covered by the conference and to receive feedback from the conference speakers.  Those selected  will  receive  a  bursary  to fund their travel and accommodation expenses, and may also have the opportunity to contribute to the conference proceedings,  which will be published.  We are now calling for applications to  present  a  paper  at  the  roundtable, and invite junior scholars (PhD candidates,  post-docs and fellows) with research interests in the field to apply by submitting an abstract (not exceeding 800 words) of their proposed paper,  together  with  a  copy  of  their  CV,  to Prof. Matthew Happold (Matthew.Happold {at} uni(.)lu).  The deadline for submissions is 5 September 2015.

2.  The International Law Programme at Chatham House will be hosting a meeting on ‘Foreign Affairs in National Courts: The Role of the Executive’ on Wednesday 23 September. The meeting will consider whether current practice is effective in maintaining a proper balance between the rights of litigants to have their claims decided and the interests of states in securing court decisions that do not harm the peaceful conduct of international relations. For further details and to enquire about registering see here.

3.  The International Law Programme at Chatham House will be hosting a meeting on ‘Business and Human Rights: Bridging the Governance Gap’ on Monday 28 September. The meeting will consider what trends are likely to emerge in the field of business and human rights over the next decade and will coincide with the launch of a Chatham House research paper. For further details and to enquire about registering see here.

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