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.