Announcements: Emile Noël Fellowship Program; UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; Challenging Human Rights Disenchantment Conference; CfP Business and Human Rights – International Law Challenges, European Responses Conference

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1. Emile Noël Fellowship Program Applications. The Jean Monnet Center at NYU School of Law is currently accepting applications for its Emile Noël Fellowship Program for AY 2017/18. A limited number of fellowships are available. The deadline for applications is 17 January 2017.

2. New Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law. The Codification Division of the UN Office of Legal Affairs has added new lectures to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law website, which provides high quality international law training and research materials to users around the world free of charge. The latest lectures were given by Professor Mark Weston Janis on “The Invention of “International Law”: Jeremy Bentham and His 1789 Refashioning of the Classical “Law of Nations”” and Professor Susan Karamanian on “The Intersection of Public International Law and Private International Law”.

3. Challenging Human Rights Disenchantment Conference. The Sussex Centre for Human Rights Research is holding an interdisciplinary conference on 27 January 2017 on the subject of ‘Challenging human rights disenchantment 50 years on from the ICCPR and ICESCR’. Keynote addresses will be given by Sir Nigel Rodley (University of Essex), Mona Rishwami (UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights), Andrew Clapham (Geneva Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies) and Pamela Palmater (Ryerson University, Canada). More information, including details about registration and conference fees, can be found on the conference website.

4. Call for Papers – Business and Human Rights: International Law Challenges, European Responses Conference. Transnational business activities are important drivers of growth for developing and the least-developed countries. However, they can also negatively impact the enjoyment of human rights. The relationship that exists between the development of business activities and the protection of human rights is addressed by international law. Moreover, as the parent companies of many multinational enterprises are incorporated on the territory of European countries, the latter’s domestic legislation and the EU legal framework are worthy of examination. This Conference, to be held on 29 – 30 May 2017 at the Università Degli Studi di Milano, aims at identifying the solutions offered in Europe to Business & Human Rights (B&HR) international law issues and at providing an overall assessment of their effectiveness. For further information, see here. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 31 January 2017.

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