Announcements: Georgia Law School Lecture; Conference on Defence Counsel at International Criminal Courts and Tribunals; Francis Lieber Prize 2016

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1. Georgia Law School Lecture. The UN Charter turns 70 this week, and the University of Georgia School of Law is joining in the global celebration – it’s also the 38th birthday of the school’s Dean Rusk International Law Center. Monday, October 26, from 4-6 p.m., will mark the rededication of the Louis B. Sohn Library on International Relations in its new home, in the renovated Center. Dr. Kannan Rajarathinam (Georgia Law LLM’88), Head of Office, UN Assistance Mission for Iraq, Basra, will speak on a critical topic: “The United Nations at 70: Pursuing Peace in the 21st Century.” Also giving remarks – on Georgia Law luminaries like Professors Sohn, Professor and former U.S. Secretary of State Rusk, Professor Gabriel Wilner, and Professor Sigmund Cohn – will be Dean Peter B. “Bo” Rutledge, Associate Dean Diane Marie Amann, Professor Harlan Cohen, and alums Dorinda Dallmeyer and Ken Dious. External cosponsors for the event include the American Bar Association Section of International Law, the American Branch of the International Law Association, and the American Society of International Law, for which Professor Sohn served, respectively, as Chair, Vice President, and President. Those titles signal the 20th C. influence of Professor Sohn, who, inter alia, helped draft the UN Charter, advised UN agencies, and chaired the conference that led to conclusion of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. Further details can be found here, and the event will be livestreamed here.

2. Conference on Defence Counsel at International Criminal Courts and Tribunals. The Association of Defence Counsel Practising before the ICTY and Representing Counsel before the MICT (ADC-ICTY) is pleased to announce its annual conference, to be held on 5 December 2015 in The Hague. This one-day conference will focus on the position of defence counsel at international criminal courts and tribunals, and will feature a keynote speech and four distinguished panels on various topics in relation to the role and importance of the Defence. For further information and to register, please contact the ADC-ICTY Head Office at {at} gmail(.)com, and see here.

2. Francis Lieber Prize 2016. The American Society of International Law’s Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict is inviting contributions for the Francis Lieber Prize 2016.  Both monographs and articles (including chapters in books of essays) are eligible for consideration. Entries may address topics such as the use of force in international law, the conduct of hostilities during international and non‑international armed conflicts, protected persons and objects under the law of armed conflict, the law of weapons, operational law, rules of engagement, occupation law, peace operations, counter‑terrorist operations, and humanitarian assistance. Other topics bearing on the application of international law during armed conflict or other military operations are also appropriate. Submissions are due by 9 January 2016. Full details of criteria and the application process can be found here.




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