Announcements: Essex Human Rights Summer School; CfP on Law and Boundaries (Paris); Professor Vacancy (Sussex); CfP on Economic Crisis and Human Rights (London); Conference on Quantum in Investor-State Arbitration (London); Summer Program on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (Washington); CfP on the Chagos Litigation (Greenwich); CfP on Use of Force

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1.  Essex Human Rights Summer School, 29 June to 7 July 2015. The Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex is delighted to announce the full details of our Essex Human Rights Summer School, which will take place at our Colchester campus from 29 June to 7 July 2015. Following on from our highly successful launch last year, the Human Rights Centre will offer its five day summer school in Human Rights Research Methods from 29 June to 3 July. This will be followed by a second week (6 – 7 July) of thematic modules on cutting edge issues in human rights.We have put together an exciting teaching team of some of the leading Essex and external human rights academics and practitioners, all with extensive experience of researching and working on human rights issues in a wide range of contexts. The summer school is ideal for human rights professionals working in NGOs, government and international organisations; lawyers; academics and postgraduate students. Full details on the modules, sessions and how to book a place, including details of an early booking discount running until 20 April, are available on our website.

2.  The fourth annual international “Law and Boundaries” conference will be held at Sciences-Po in Paris on 17-18 June. It is relevant for PhD candidates and for young scholars (i.e. recently and no so recently graduated PhD), not necessarily from the legal field and preferably with a critical perspective (but not only “crits”). The call for papers is here.

3. The University of Sussex is hiring a Professor of International Law. See the announcement here.

4.  The Centre for International and Public Law (CIPL), Brunel University London announces its annual guest lecture followed by an in-depth discussion, “The Economic Crisis and The Failure of Human Rights”, to be held ON Tuesday 21 April 2015, from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the Moot Court, Elliott Jacques Building, Brunel Law School, Brunel University London, Uxbridge, UB8 3PH. Guest Speaker: Professor Aoife Nolan (University of Nottingham); Chair: Professor Manisuli Sssenyonjo (Brunel University London). A reception will follow at 5.00 pm by serving free refreshment. More information is here.

5.  Call for Papers: Conference on Hybrid Warfare and Minority Rights, University of Lancaster, 26 June 2015. This conference will investigate the relationship between hybrid warfare and minority rights from three perspectives: 1. Protection of Minority Rights and Hybrid Warfare; 2. Freedom of Expression in the Media and Cyberspace; 3. Hybrid Warfare and the Threshold for Armed Attack and State Responsibility. We welcome abstracts for papers of no more than one page from both established researchers and early career academics. Please send your proposals to Dr. James Summers j.summers {at} The deadline for abstracts is 1 May 2015. Further details can be found here.

6.  The British Institute for International and Comparative Law’s Investment Treaty Forum will be convening a special conference in London on 22 April 2015:  “Current Issues in Valuation & Quantum in Investor-State Arbitration.”  For information on how to register, and for more information about the programme, please see here.  For ITF members, registration is without fee.

7.  Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law – Application now open. The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law is pleased to announce that the Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law is now accepting applicationsThe program will take place from May 26 to June 12, 2015. This Program offers 18 courses in English and Spanish lectured by over 39 scholars of relevance in the field of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and gathers more than 150 participants from more than 25 different countries and with different levels of professional experience. The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law provides through this Program the unique opportunity to learn and interact with judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC), the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Special Rapporteurs of United Nations, members of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and professors from all over the world. The Program is offered in three categories which include the modality of Certificate of Attendance for lawyers, law students and HR professionals of any country, ABA Credits for U.S. students and finally, the Diploma Course that is offered to a select group of 35 law professionals who fulfill the admission requirements. The application form for this program will be available here. For more information please contact us at: hracademy {at} wcl.american(.)edu.

 8.  Call for Papers: The Chagos Litigation: A Socio-Legal Dialogue, 29th June 2015, School of Law, University of Greenwich. This conference will explore the Chagos litigation from a socio-legal perspective. The keynote speaker is Professor Philippe Sands QC. The call for papers is available here. The call closes 17th April 2015.

 9.  The Journal on the Use of Force in International Law is accepting submissions for its next issue. Papers must be submitted by 30 June 2015. The call for papers is here.

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