Announcements: Oxford Global Justice Lecture; CfP Ethiopian Yearbook of International Law; Who Makes International Law?

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1. Oxford Global Justice Lecture 2017: Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court – “Reflections on Peace & Justice in the 21st Century”. The Oxford  Global Justice Lecture will be given this year by Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Thursday 12 October at 5.00pm. How does the pursuit of international criminal justice contribute towards the ends of peace? Should justice be sequenced to cater for peace processes or can a workable harmony be found to advance both these virtues?   This lecture will aim to answer these important questions, more specifically within the Rome Statute legal framework. The Oxford Global Justice Lecture is delivered each year, at the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford by a leading figure in international law. The lecture series is generously supported by the Planethood Foundation. Previous lecturers have been Patricia O’Brien, then Under-Secretary General for Legal Affairs at the United Nations (2013); Judge Theodor Meron, President of the UN Mechanism for International Tribunals & then President of the International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (2014); Judge Christopher Greenwood KCMG, QC, Judge of the International Court of Justice (2015). For more details see here.

2. Who Makes International Law? The Case of the Law of Armed Conflict. On Thursday 12 October 2017 (18:00 – 19:00) at UCL Gavin de Beer Lecture Theatre, Anatomy Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, Professor Sandesh Sivakumaran (The University of Nottingham) will lecture as part of the Current Legal Problems 2017-18 series. The subject of the lecture is Who makes international law? focusing on the particular case of the law of armed conflict (international humanitarian law). Is it states and only states? Or are other actors also involved? What is the role of courts and tribunals? And where does the work of the International Committee of the Red Cross fit? The lecture will examine these questions and argue that it is the community of international humanitarian lawyers which makes international humanitarian law. It will identify the composition of the community, test the argument against key reference points in the law of armed conflict, and examine the implications of the argument.

3. Call for Papers: Ethiopian Yearbook of International Law (EtYIL)The editorial team of the EtYIL is delighted to invite you to contribute a manuscript to be considered for the 2018 volume of the Yearbook. The subject matter should be within your area of legal expertise and in harmony with the scope and focus of the yearbook (details available here). All submissions will be subject to anonymous peer-review to maintain quality of scholarship. The deadline for manuscript submission is the end of July 2018. For detailed submission guidelines including referencing style please refer to the yearbook home page shown above. We would like to hear your potential ideas and topics at ethiopianyearbook {at} gmail(.)com. 

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Kriangsak Kittichaisaree says

October 2, 2017

Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, not 'ICJ'.

Dapo Akande says

October 3, 2017

Dear Kriangsak,

Thanks for pointing this out. The error has now been corrected! Apologies for any confusion!