Announcements: EJIL:Live!; Venice Human Rights Academy; Munich Int’l Law Course; Conference on Charlie Hebdo Attacks (Paris); Conference on EU Law & Public Int’l Law (London)

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1.  In case you missed it, a new episode of EJIL: Live!, the Journal’s official podcast, is now available online. In this episode EJIL’s Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Joseph Weiler interviews Oisin Suttle of the University of Sheffield. They engage in an in-depth discussion of Suttle’s article, “Equality in Global Commerce: Towards a Political Theory of International Economic Law”, which appears in Vol. 25, Issue 4. The interview was recorded at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.

2.  The faculty includes Albie Sachs (distinguished opening lecture), Will Kymlicka  (general course), Armin v. Bogdandy, Andreas Føllesdal, Marc Weller and Marlene Wind. The Venice Academy of Human Rights 2015, in co-operation with PluriCourts – Centre of Excellence for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order, will look at international, regional and transnational integration processes from an institutional, policy, dogmatic and interdisciplinary perspective. The discussion addresses promises and challenges to communities of various actors, including citizens, peoples, minorities, but also communities of international and regional organisations, courts and private bodies. The course aims at academics, practitioners, PhD/JSD and master students. Applications are accepted until 3 May 2015 with an early-bird discount until 15 March 2015.

3.  The Munich Advanced Course in International Law (MACIL) is a summer school held at Ludwig Maximilian University Munich (Germany) and dedicated to questions of Public International Law. Its next session, entitled ‘International Law Beyond the State: Towards a New Role for Individuals and other Non-State Actors’, will take place in August 2015. Classes will aim at discussing the challenges posed by the emergence and increasing role of of non-state actors (i.e. individuals, transnational corporations, non-state armed groups etc.) to ‘classical’ international law doctrine. With regard to general international law, this will include questions of international legal personality, the development of international law norms and the applicability of the rules on state responsibility. Specific case studies will cover the role of non-state actors in human rights law, humanitarian law, economic law, and the international peace and security regime. The 2015 faculty will include, amongst others, Olivier Corten (Brussels), Jean d’Aspremont (Amsterdam/Manchester), Robert McCorquodale (BIICL/Nottingham), Math Noortmann (Coventry/Chair of the ILA committee on non-state actors), Cedric Ryngaert (Leuven/Utrecht), Marco Sassòli (Geneva) and Michael Waibel (Cambridge). Students of international law, young academics and practitioners of international law or related fields are warmly invited to apply. Deadline for application is 30 April 2015. For further information please refer to the MACIL homepage or contact the MACIL team (contact {at} macil-misu(.)de).

4.  L’après-Charlie : Quelles réponses juridiques ? » – University Paris 8 – 20 March 2015. In the aftermath of the attacks against « Charlie Hebdo », members of the police forces and a Jewish supermarket in Paris in January 2015, the Research Centre “Forces du Droit” is convening a day-long conference at University Paris 8 on 20 March 2015. The Conference is designed to address the legal issues raised by these attacks, from a domestic, European and international perspective. Contributors to the Conference are academics focusing on legal history, fundamental rights, European law and public international law. Three roundtables are organized: 1/ Are Republican Values Universal? ; 2/ Are French, European and International Legal Instruments against Terrorism Efficient? 3/ How to Organize the Fight against Religious Radicalism? The Conference will be held in French; attendance is free of charge. The programme is available here. For further information, please contact Prof. Pierre Bodeau-Livinec (bodeaulivinec {at} gmail(.)com).

5.  The fifth cross-disciplinary dialogue of the Seminar Series of the Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context: ‘Beyond Pluralism? Co-Implication, Embeddedness and Interdependency between Public International Law and EU Law’, will take place at Queen Mary Law School, Mile End Campus, room 313 (Law School Building) on 18 March, from 15h to 17h. The dialogue will examine aspects of the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) from both the EU perspective and the Public International Law angle, focusing on the risks and opportunities of the interaction of rules from each regime. The event will gather Prof. Eileen Denza (UCL); Prof. Marise Cremona (European University Institute); Prof. Urfan Khaliq (Cardiff); and Prof. Phoebe Okowa (Queen Mary, Department of Law) as chair. Attendance is free but registration is necessary. Please click here for further details and to book your place.


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