Announcements: ECHR Protocol 15 Lecture; Geopolitical Shifts & Evolving Social Challenges; UN Guiding Principles on Business and HR; COVID19 Vaccinations and International Law; COVID19 Vaccinations and HR Panel; Careers Panel; CfP Milan Law Review; Science & Judicial Reasoning Webinar; International Nuremberg Principles Academy; Self Defence Book Launch; Intensive Doctoral Week Channel; Transitional Justice Series; Police Power & National Emergency Webinar; Customary IHR Law Event; Oxford Research Fellow Position

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1. ECHR Protocol 15 – Brighton Revisited Lecture. On Monday 14 June at 6pm BST, the Convenors of the Essex Public International Law Lecture Series (Dr Meagan Wong and Dr Emily Jones) are hosting a lecture by Judge Erik Wennerström, European Court of Human Rights, entitled ‘ECHR Protocol 15 – Brighton Revisited’, chaired by Dr Meagan Wong. The Brighton Declaration of 2012 resulted in the adoption a year later, by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, of the amending Protocol 15 to the European Convention of Human Rights, a Protocol that is set to enter into force, following the ratification of all States Parties to the ECHR, on 1 August 2021. For more information and to sign up, see here

2. Chatham House Panel Discussion: Geopolitical Shifts and Evolving Social Challenges – What Role for Human Rights? This panel discussion will take place on 29 June 2021 from 3pm to 4pm. Register here. Shifts in geopolitical power and the rise of authoritarianism are disrupting the dynamics for making progress on human rights globally. At the same time, the relevance of the global human rights framework is being called into question by some of our most acute social challenges – rapidly evolving technology, deepening inequality and the climate crisis. Chatham House’s Human Rights Pathways Initiative is exploring how alliances, strategies and institutions are adapting, and will need to evolve, to strengthen human rights protection in this increasingly contested and complex global environment. At this panel event speakers reflect on some of the key themes that will influence the future of human rights, including the long-term impacts of the pandemic, the place of human rights diplomacy in the new geopolitics, the relevance of human rights to social movements, and the potential of human rights law to galvanise efforts on urgent challenges such as the climate crisis.

3. Online Webinar: 10 years on – The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights with John Ruggie. On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the endorsement of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights by the UN Human Rights Council, the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV) and the ESIL Interest Group on International Human Rights Law are organizing an online conversation with John Ruggie (Harvard University), the author of the Guiding Principles. Professor Ruggie will be interviewed by Pierre Thielbörger (IFHV). Together with Anita Ramasastry (University of Washington) and Robert McCorquodale (University of Nottingham), they will discuss the past, present, and future of the Guiding Principles. The event is supported by the European Society of International Law. Find more info on the IFHV’s website. Register for the webinar here.

4. Online Webinar Series: COVID-19 Vaccinations and International Law. From patent waivers to a multitude of human rights issues, the “COVID-19 Vaccinations and International Law” Webinar Series aims to discuss some of the manifold ethical, political, and legal dilemmas COVID-19 vaccines brought with them. The Event is co-organized by the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV) and the ESIL Interest Group on Human Rights. The first panel will discuss “The COVID-19 Vaccination Gap: Between Patent Waivers, Human Rights and Policy” and takes place on 23 June 2021 at 4 pm CEST (10 am EDT). Register for the event here.

5. COVID-19 Vaccinations and Human Rights Panel. The second panel on “COVID-19 Vaccinations and Human Rights” will take place on 28 June 2021 at 10 am CEST. The panel will feature presentations by Marko Milanovic (University of Nottingham) on ‘Vaccine Misinformation and Human Rights Law’, Iris Goldner Lang (University of Zagreb) on ‘Vaccination for Vacation: The Pros and Cons of EU COVID Certificates’, and Sissy Katsoni (IFHV) on ‘Compulsory Vaccinations and Human Rights’. Register for the event here. For more information visit the IFHV’s website.

6. Careers Panel for Aspiring International Lawyers: 23 June, 14:00, Dublin Time. The Co-Editors of the Irish Yearbook of International Law are hosting a Zoom careers seminar on international law careers. The event is aimed at law students in Ireland but will also cover topics of interest to an international audience including LLMs and internships. The panellists have worked both in Ireland and abroad in a wide range of international law settings such as in academia, government, NGOs, international organisations, and the Bar; and with expertise including Refugee Law, Human Rights Law, International Criminal Law, and general Public International Law. For more information and to register, see here

7. Call for Papers: Milan Law Review. The Milan Law Review of the State University of Milan Law Faculty is a multidisciplinary and multilingual law journal, published on a six-monthly basis in open access mode. Articles on topics of public international law and private international law are welcome. Papers can be written in Italian or English. Instructions for authors and more information about the journal can be found on the website. Papers may be submitted to the Journal by email to the following address: milanlawreview {at} unimi(.)it. The next deadline for submitting papers is 31 October 2021.

8. Science and Judicial Reasoning: The Legitimacy of International Environmental Adjudication Webinar. On 21 June 2021 at 03:00 pm (CET), Bocconi University will host a conversation between Katalin Sulyok and Roger O’Keefe. In her recent book Science and Judicial Reasoning: The Legitimacy of International Environmental Adjudication (Cambridge University Press 2020), Katalin has surveyed the environmental case law of seven major jurisdictions and has analyzed framing techniques, evidentiary procedures, causal inquiries and standards of review. In the first of the Bocconi Conversations in International Law, she will offer and discuss her insights into how judges justify their choices between rival scientific claims in a convincing and legitimate manner. More information and the link to attend the event can be found here. No previous registration is required.

9. International Nuremberg Principles Academy Tenders. The International Nuremberg Principles Academy has published two tenders on the design of an E-learning platform and for consultancy services to develop a roadmap outlining cooperation efforts in international criminal justice. For more information, see here

10. Necessity and Proportionality and the Right of Self-Defence in International Law Book Launch. The Exeter Centre for International Law will be hosting the launch of Dr Chris O’Meara’s new book entitled ‘Necessity and Proportionality and the Right of Self-Defence in International Law’. Join online on 24 June with Professor James A Green, Professor Tom Ruys, and Professor Kimberley Trapp to discuss. For further information and the link to join, see here.  

11. Intensive Doctoral Week Online Channel – ID Tube. For its 10th edition, the Intensive Doctoral Week reinvents itself. Besides its traditional writing workshops (ID Writing), the IDW will include a new online channel fully dedicated to legal research (ID Tube). ID Tube will start broadcasting on Monday 14 June at 12.00 (CET). Register here to receive access links. They will be sent a few days before the channel goes live. Browse the catalogue of guests who will be featuring on ID Tube as well as the programme.

12. Unpacking Transitional Justice Series, Seminar 4: Dealing With…the Past? Reconciliation, Reparations, and Beyond. The Amsterdam Center for International Law at the University of Amsterdam and Melbourne Law School’s Institute for International Law and the Humanities are hosting the fourth seminar of the Series ‘Unpacking Transitional Justice: International Law, Memory, and Power’ convened by Dr Eliana Cusato and Valeria Vázquez Guevara. Seminar 4 will be held online on Wednesday 16 June and feature Associate Professor Oishik Sircar (Jindal University), Associate Professor Sara Kendall (Kent University) and Christopher Gevers (University of KwaZulu-Natal). For information and registration see here

13. European Court of Human Rights’ Webinar on ‘Police Power and National Emergency’. The Criminal Law Group of the European Court of Human Rights, in cooperation with the University of Bologna, Liverpool John Moores University, Zagreb Law Faculty and ‘Beyond Detention’ Interest Group is convening a series of webinars on the broader theme of ‘Punishment, Detention, Crisis: Academic Judicial Dialogues’. The fourth and last instalment of the series is scheduled for Thursday 24 June 2021 at 3pm London time (4pm CET or 10am EST). The Webinar is chaired by the ECtHR Judge Darian Pavli. The full programme of the event and registration are available on the Event page. The webinar series is directed by Ksenija Turković and organised by Paolo Lobba (ECtHR/Bologna University) and Triestino Mariniello (Liverpool John Moores University). 

14. Operationalising Customary International Human Rights Law Online Event. This event takes place on 16 June 2021, organised at the University of Westminster. Speakers include Prof. William A. Schabas (Middlesex University), Prof. Hélène Tigroudja (Université d’Aix-Marseille), Dr. Amina Adanan (Maynooth University), and Dr. Marco Longobardo (University of Westminster). For more information and free registration see here

15. Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict (ELAC) Post Doctoral Research Fellow Position: International Law and Cyber Operations. ELAC seeks to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, for a period of 12 months, to carry out research on an externally funded project titled ‘The International Law Protections against Cyber Operations Targeting the Healthcare Sector’. Reporting to Professor Dapo Akande, the research fellow will contribute to papers and articles linked to the project. They will help in organising workshops, conferences and working groups, and present papers at conferences or public meetings. Full details of the position and the application procedure are available here (deadline 17 June 2021).

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