Announcements: CfP The Contribution of the Legal Services of the European Institutions to EU Law; CfP International Law’s Invisible Frames; ICJ Advisory Opinion on the Chagos Islands; UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; CfP European Yearbook of Constitutional Law; Protection of the Wounded and Medical Care-Givers in Armed Conflict

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1. Call for Papers: The Contribution of the Legal Services of the European Institutions to European Union Law. The Research Field ‘Legal History of the European Union’ of the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History (MPIeR) issues a call for papers for the upcoming 2019 conference on the contribution of the Legal Services of the European institutions to European Union law. The conference will focus on the historical trajectories of the Legal Services via key figures, the doctrinal developments achieved by each institution, and their cooperation with academics and legal practitioners. The conference will be held on 18 – 19  June at the MPIeR in Frankfurt/Main. For further information please see the announcement and the call for papers on the website of the MPIeR.

2. Call for Papers: International Law’s Invisible Frames – Social Cognition and Knowledge Production in International Legal Processes. This workshop will address two closely related strands of analysis in recent international legal theory: social cognition and knowledge production. Applicants may employ theoretical tools borrowed from other disciplines (including philosophy, sociology, social psychology, political science etc.). They are particularly encouraged to analyse when and how socio-cognitive and knowledge production processes are relevant to law-making, interpretation, and implementation of international law. The workshop will take place on 4 – 5 December 2019 at the International Law Forum, Hebrew University of Jerusalem Law Faculty (Mount Scopus Campus). Abstracts of no more than 500 words should be sent by 15 May 2019. Decisions regarding inclusion in the workshop program will be sent by 15 June 2019. For more information about the workshop’s theme and call for papers, please see here

3. The ICJ Advisory Opinion on the Chagos Islands. The British Institute of International and Comparative Law, along with Westminster Law School, are hosting this event on 18 March 2019 from 17.30 (registration from 17.00). The event will discuss the most recent decision of the International Court of Justice, whereby the Court delivered its Advisory Opinion on the Legal Consequences of the Separation of the Chagos Archipelago from Mauritius in 1965. For further information, see here. To register, see here

4. New Addition to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law. The Codification Division of the Office of Legal Affairs recently added the following lecture to the Lecture Series of the United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law (AVL) website: Ms Hélène Tigroudja on the “Elimination of discrimination against women”. The Audiovisual Library is also available as a podcast, which can be accessed through the preinstalled applications in Apple or Google devices, through Soundcloud or through the podcast application of your preference by searching “Audiovisual Library of International Law”. The UN Audiovisual Library of International Law provides high quality international law training and research materials to users around the world free of charge.

5. Call for Papers: European Yearbook of Constitutional Law (Vol 2) – The City in Constitutional Law. The European Yearbook of Constitutional Law (EYCL) invites scholars from around the world to submit proposals for its 2020 issue on the theme of ‘The City in Constitutional Law’. The full call for papers is available here. The deadline for proposal submissions is 30 April 2019.
6. Protection of the Wounded and Medical Care-Givers in Armed Conflict: Is the Law Up to the Job? This Chatham House meeting, supported by the British Red Cross, is the first in a series of three to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the 1949 Geneva Conventions. The event will be held on 6 May 2019 from 17.30 – 19.00.  The meeting will focus on the protection of the wounded and sick in armed conflict and will also include discussion of challenges to the protection of medical care and of health providers. Attacks on health care personnel and facilities have increased in recent years, as have the instances in which proceedings have been brought against those providing medical care to wounded fighters, including under counter-terrorism measures. The Geneva Conventions and their Protocols give protection to the wounded and sick and to healthcare providers, but is the law adequate? Is the law sufficiently widely known? How can the law be more fully implemented? What particular challenges arise in non-international armed conflicts? This event will be followed by a drinks reception. See here to register interest. 
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