Announcements: Chatham House Event – Protecting Civilians; iCourts and PluriCourts PhD Summer School; CfP Human Rights Working Paper Series; CELI Peace Talks Series; CfP The ‘Greek Case’ in the Council of Europe; Global Fellowship Applications for New York University School of Law; Vacancy at Max Planck Institute; CfS UCL Journal of Law and Jurisprudence; The Era of Disintegration Conference; Launch of Odysseus Academic Network PhD Catalogue

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1. Chatham House Event: Protecting Civilians – When is ‘Incidental Harm’ Excessive? Geneva Launch. There have been large numbers of civilian deaths in the armed conflicts in Yemen and Syria. Is international humanitarian law being ignored? This meeting will take place on 14 December 2018, 10:00am to 11:30am, at the Graduate Institute, Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2, 1202 Geneva, Switzerland. This meeting coincides with the launch of a Chatham House research paper on the incidental harm side of the proportionality assessment which belligerents are legally required to make. The panel at the meeting will consider the types of harm that fall within the scope of proportionality assessments, what constitutes ‘excessive’ harm and measures that belligerents can take to give effect to the rule on  proportionality. This event will be followed by a reception. See here for more information and to register.

2. iCourts and PluriCourts PhD Summer School. The Centre of Excellence for International Courts (iCourts) and PluriCourts (Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order) are again hosting a high-level summer school for PhD students working on international courts in their social and political context. We particularly welcome students whose PhD thesis involves a strong focus on methods and interdisciplinary. The summer school will be hosted from 17 June – 21 June 2019 at iCourts, Karen Blixens Plads 16, DK-2300 Copenhagen S. The deadline for submission is 1 February 2019. See here and here for more information about the summer school 2019.

3. Human Rights Working Paper Series Call for Papers. Dedicated to interdisciplinary and critical dialogue on international human rights law and discourse, the Rapoport Center’s Working Paper Series (WPS) publishes innovative papers by established and early-career researchers as well as practitioners. The goal is to provide a productive environment for debate about human rights among academics, policymakers, activists, practitioners, and the public. Authors from all disciplines and institutions are welcome to submit papers on any topic related to human rights. Publication in the WPS does not preclude future publication elsewhere; in fact, many of our working papers have since been published in academic journals and edited volumes. For the 2018-9 series, the Editorial Committee is accepting submissions on a rolling basis. For more information, please see here or contact rcwps {at} law.utexas(.)edu. The full call for papers is here
4. CELI Peace Talks Series. The Centre for European Law and Internationalisation (CELI) is hosting different talks as part of a ‘Peace Talks’ series this academic year. The next event will take place on 15 November (4:15 – 6:30 pm) and will deal with the issue of international law and the institutionalisation of peace. On this occasion, Prof Nigel White of the University of Nottingham will reflect on the creation of international institutions and their contribution to peace with a particular focus on the League of Nations Covenant, the UN Charter, and the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. All the details can be found on the CEIL website.
5. Call for Papers: The ‘Greek Case’ in the Council of Europe – A Game Changer for International Law and Human Rights? Next year will mark the 50th anniversary of Greece’s withdrawal from the Council of Europe, following pressure by European countries and institutions for the violation of human rights by the military junta in Greece (1967-74). The Athens-based Netherlands Institute and the Danish Institute, in collaboration with the Swedish Institute and the Norwegian Institute are organizing an international conference on the history and the legacy of this emblematic case. Addressed to early-career researchers and established specialists, this conference welcomes papers across disciplines, including history, politics, law and international relations, human rights trauma studies, social movement and European studies. The deadline for submission of proposals is 14 January 2019. See here for the full call.  
6. Global Fellowship Applications for New York University School of Law: Now Available for the 2019-2020 Academic Year. New York University School of Law is currently accepting applications for the following fellowships: (1) Emile Noël Fellowship Program (deadline 15 January 2019), (2) Global Fellows Program (deadline 15 January 2019), and (3) Visiting Doctoral Researcher Program (deadline 15 February 2019). The principal objective of the Emile Noël Fellowship program is scholarship and the advancement of research on the themes prioritized by the Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law & Justice. For more information and to apply, see here.  The Global Fellows Program offers an opportunity for academics, practitioners, government officials and post-doctoral scholars from around the world to spend a semester or academic year in residence at NYU School of Law. For more information and to apply, see here.  Visiting Doctoral Researchers are doctoral candidates enrolled in a doctoral degree program at another institution abroad who wish to benefit from spending one year of their research at NYU School of Law. For more information and to apply, see here.
7. Communication and Research Coordinator Vacancy at Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law. The Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law is an Institute of the Max Planck Society. At present, the Institute comprises two departments: the Department of European and Comparative Procedural Law (Department I), and the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution (Department II). The Max Planck Institute Luxembourg would like to appoint a highly qualified candidate for one full-time position as Communication and Research Coordinator for the Department of European and Comparative Procedural Law. The position offered will be integrated within Department I, to coordinate communication and research therein, in close cooperation with Department II and the Institute’s General Services Department (responsible for the organization of conferences and other events). This is a full time position. For further information and to apply, see here. Deadline for applications is 30 November 2018.
8. UCL Journal of Law and Jurisprudence Call for Submissions. The Editorial Board of the UCL Journal of Law and Jurisprudence is pleased to advise that the call for submissions for the first issue of 2019 has been extended to Friday 2 November 2018. Manuscripts must be uploaded via the submissions section on our website. The Board welcomes papers covering all areas of law and jurisprudence, from both established and new scholars. For reference, the UCLJLJ accepts articles of 8,000 – 12,000 words, case notes of 6,000 – 8,000 words and book reviews of 1,000 – 2,000 words.
9. Conference: The Era of Disintegration – Taking Stock of the Dynamics of International Economic Governance in the First Two Decades of the 21st Century. Conceived as an instrument for promoting economic integration and increasing prosperity, international and regional economic regimes are in fact often producing the opposite effect. Brexit, the Euro crisis, the US challenges to multilateralism, environmental disruptions, and resource-cursed States are only a few examples of how disintegration dynamics are unfolding rapidly at various levels.  This conference will explore the legal, socio-political, and economic dynamics set in motion by the current model of international economic integration. Academics and practitioners will analyze this apparent paradox and sketch out the reform paths available to policymakers. The conference will be held on 16 November (9.30 AM – 5.30 PM CET) at Erasmus University Rotterdam, Campus Woudestein, Theil Building (C-Building), Burgemeester Oudlaan 50, 3062PA Rotterdam (Netherlands). For further info see here
10. Launch of the Odysseus Academic Network PhD Catalogue on Migration Law and Policy. The Odysseus Academic Network is happy to announce the launch of the first online catalogue on PhD projects and researchers in the area of EU asylum and migration law and policy, whose aim is to create a platform for exchange between doctoral researchers, prospective PhD candidates and universities or promoters. The catalogue aims at collecting projects in the domain of law. However, research projects in political science, sociology, and related disciplines will be welcome insofar as they deal with EU migration and asylum law and policy. The submission of a project/proposal is completely free and can be done in less than 10 minutes. Discover it here
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