Announcements: Event on Corporate Responsibility for Int’l Crimes (London); Conference on Urgency and Human Rights (Nijmegen, NL); CfP on Int’l Disaster Law in Asia-Pacific (Sydney)

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1.  The International Law Programme at Chatham House and Doughty Street are hosting an event on 19 May 2015  – ‘Corporate Responsibility for International Crimes?’. The meeting will discuss the question of whether corporations can be held accountable for international crimes. The speakers will address the advantages to, and obstacles in the way of, prosecuting corporations for their responsibility for international crimes in domestic courts, as well as the prospect of prosecuting corporations at the International Criminal Court. Please note this event will be followed by a drinks reception. The event will take place from 17:30 to 19:00 at Doughty Street Chambers, London. Attendance is free but prior registration is required. For further details and to register see here.

2. Conference Urgency and Human Rights 29 & 30 May 2015. Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Addressing urgent human rights situations pending litigation. Could the tool of interim measures be used to order states to halt cooperation with drone attack operations, protect persons against death threats, or ensure access to basic facilities for undocumented persons? Among others, the conference will feature Dinah Shelton (the expert on remedies in international law and on regional human right protection), Sacha Prechal (EU judge), Philip Leach (director of EHRAC), Cees Flinterman (former member UN Human Rights Committee and CEDAW), Theo van Boven (former UN Rapporteur against Torture and Rapporteur on the Principles and Guidelines on the Right to  Remedy and Reparation). Conference fee: only €20 euro a day. For more information and registration see: Conference Urgency and Human Rights.

3.  Proposals for papers are welcomed for a workshop on International Disaster Law in the Asia-Pacific region, to be held at UNSW, Sydney on Friday 24 July 2015. The deadline for proposals is 25 May 2015. Further details are available here.

4. The ICRC-British Red Cross customary IHL research team announces a job opening: Customary IHL: Research Fellow – International Humanitarian Law. In the framework of the co-operation between the ICRC and the British Red Cross to update the practice collection of the ICRC’s study on customary international humanitarian law (IHL), the ICRC and the British Red Cross seek to recruit a research fellow to join the customary IHL research team in Cambridge/UK. For further information, please see  here and here. To apply and for details about the position, please visit here and, under “UK Jobs”, search for the role title “Research Fellow – International Humanitarian Law”. Closing date for applications is Monday, 18 May 2015.


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