Announcements: Glasgow Centre for International Law and Security Working Paper Series; CfA Yearbook of International Disaster Law; Hablemos de Derecho Internacional Podcast; UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; State Silence UCL PhD Vacancy

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1. Glasgow Centre for International Law and Security Working Paper Series. This week the Glasgow Centre for International Law and Security (GCILS) launched its new Working Paper Series (see here). The first batch in the series includes papers from Alain Zysset on global constitutionalism and international criminal law, Anna Chadwick on human rights, poverty and capitalism, Christian Tams on international courts and violent conflict, and James Devaney on evidence and investment arbitration. Anyone wishing to participate in the series can contact James Devaney (james.devaney {at} or the GCILS team (gcils {at} Submissions are welcome throughout the year.

2. Call for Abstracts Yearbook of International Disaster Law. The Call for Abstracts for Issue no. 3 of the Yearbook of International Disaster Law, published by Brill, is now out (available here). The deadline is 31 October 2020.

3. Hablemos de Derecho Internacional Podcast. In July 2020, Edgardo Sobenes, an international lawyer and Consultant in PIL, launched the first Podcast about international law in Spanish Hablemos de Derecho Internacional (HDI). The Podcast features weekly conversations with international lawyers and jurists, such as H.E. Mr. Philippe Couvreur, Prof. Antonio Remiro Brotons, Dra. Monica Feria-Tinta, and Prof. Juan José Ruda. The Podcast contributes to the dissemination and study of contemporary legal issues in Spanish, and is available on the main platforms: Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or through other podcast applications by searching “Hablemos de Derecho Internacional”.  HDI recently added the following Episodes in Spanish Prof. Juan Antonio Travieso – ¿Cuales son los desafíos de la Política Mundial y el Derecho Internacional;  Prof. Monique Chemillier-Gendreau – La Arquitectura Política y Jurídica Mundial; and Dr. Juan Nascimbene – Descubriendo el Derecho Internacional de Inversiones. Updated information about the guests and episodes can be found on HDI’s social media accounts: LinkedIn, TwitterInstagramFacebook and Youtube.

4. New Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law. In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, the UN Office of Legal Affairs presents a lecture by Mr. Miguel de Serpa Soares, Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and United Nations Legal Counsel, entitled “Seventy-Five Years of International Law-making at the United Nations”. This lecture outlines the contribution of the UN to the development, codification and implementation of international law in branches ranging from the law of treaties to the legal principles governing the protection and preservation of the marine environment, and criminal responsibility for grave violations of international humanitarian law. It pays particular attention to the areas of international law where the work of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs, established in 1946, has directly contributed. The lecture concludes by looking ahead at the next 25 years. The lecture is available in English, French, and Spanish, or you can listen to the podcast on the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law website.

5. State Silence UCL PhD Vacancy. State Silence is a research project led by the Principal Investigator, Dr. Danae Azaria, Associate Professor, UCL Faculty of Laws, funded by a Starting Grant of the European Research Council, and hosted at the UCL Faculty of Laws. Under this project, a PhD studentship is fully funded for 3 years under the supervision of Dr Danae Azaria concerning non-appearance before international courts and tribunals. The studentship is available from January 2021 (candidates may be able to begin in April 2021). The deadline for applications is 29 November 2020. The position is open to UK, EU and Overseas candidates. Apply here

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