Announcements: Conference in London on Refugee Law and IHL; Colloquium in Pisa on Agriculture Law; Assistant Professorship in Geneva; Opening for UK Judge on European General Court; Political Science Prof’ship in Oslo; Call for Papers on Law of Atmosphere; Event in London on UK Exit from EU

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1.  The International Law Programme at Chatham House would like to invite you to an event on 25 February 2015 ‘Refuge from Inhumanity? War Refugees at the Intersection of IHL and Refugee Law’ with Dr David Cantor (Refugee Law Initiative, University of London),  Jean-François Durieux (International Institute of Humanitarian Law) and Professor Françoise Hampson (University of Essex). The meeting will explore pressing legal and practical controversies surrounding the use of International Humanitarian Law to protect refugees fleeing from war.  The event, being held in partnership with the Refugee Law Initiative,  will take place from 17:30 to 19:00 on 25 February at Chatham House in St James’s Square, London, and will be followed by a drinks reception.  Attendance is free, but prior registration is required. For further details and to register see here.

2.  International Colloquium “Current Issues of Agricultural Law in a Global Perspective”, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna Pisa, September 17-18, 2015. The Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna and the Institute of Law, Politics and Sustainability are pleased to announce the First Edition of the International Colloquium on Current Issues in Agricultural Law in a Global Perspective. The Colloquium is intended to be an opportunity for Post Docs and Ph.D Candidates to present and discuss their research results and methodological approaches in a supportive environment. The aim is to build a community of early career researchers interested in agricultural law and its intersections with other legal areas. We welcome both theoretical and empirical papers as well as studies on issues at the local, regional and international levels. The main topics include: Natural Resources and Environmental Protection at the cross-roads with Agricultural Law; Agricultural models and People’s Rights; Agri-Food Production: Tradition and Technologies; International Trade Agreements, Investment Law and Agriculture. Those interested should submit a short CV and 400 word abstract to colloquium {at} sssup(.)it no later than April 3, 2015. For full details, including information about application processes, please see the official Call for Papers or visit here.

3.  Job Opening: Graduate Institute, Geneva, Assistant Professor in International Law. The Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies in Geneva invites applications for an assistant professorship in international law, with potential specializations in international economic law, the protection of human dignity, international environmental law, or transnational law. The advertisement is here. The deadline for applications is 15 February 2015.

4.  Call for Applicants for UK Judge at General Court of the European Union open between 28 January and 13 February 2015. Details are here.

5.  PluriCourts is announcing a position as research professor in political science. More details are available in the announcement.

6.  The Goettingen Journal of International Law will dedicate Vol. 7 Issue No. 2 to the protection of the atmosphere in international law. The atmosphere is our planet’s largest single natural resource and is vital to the survival of humankind and any life on earth. Therefore, the degradation of the atmosphere’s condition has long been a matter of concern to large segments of the international community. In 2013, the United Nation’s International Law Commission (ILC) took up this issue. Several conventions regulate atmospheric and related issues, yet there is still no coherent legal framework addressing the protection of the atmosphere. The work by the ILC will be the first attempt to derive rules from the current practice of States addressing the atmosphere’s protection. However, the work by the ILC is significantly complicated by the restrained scope of the topic, as the Commission deliberately decided not to deal with, inter alia, questions of liability, the polluter-pays principle, and the principle of precaution. In order to foster and critically accompany the codification and progressive development of the law surrounding the protection of the atmosphere, the Goettingen Journal of International Law, one of Germany’s leading international law publications, will dedicate the second issue of its seventh volume to this topic. The Editors are therefore inviting authors to submit papers on this subject. Submissions from an international law background as well as other disciplines such as international relations, geography, earth sciences, etc. are welcome. Papers will be submitted to a double-blind peer review and should not exceed 15,000 words including footnotes. The deadline for submissions is the 15th of July 2015. For further information, please contact the Editors at info(at)

7.  The City Law School is delighted to invite you to event scheduled for 19 February 2015 on UK exit from the EU and Constitutional Implications. The event will be held at City  University London, College Building, St John Street, Room A130 onThursday, 19 February 2015 at 18:00. The event will be followed by a wine reception. Attendance is free. You may see details and sign up here. The event will be accredited for 2 hours CPD. For further information, please contact Mr Peter Aggar: Peter.Aggar.1 {at}

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