Announcements: Guidelines on Investigating Violations of International Humanitarian Law – Law, Policy, and Good Practice; UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; CfP Glasginburgh (Glasgow-Edinburgh); CfA Yearbook of International Disaster Law

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1. Guidelines on Investigating Violations of International Humanitarian Law: Law, Policy, and Good Practice. The International Committee of the Red Cross and the Geneva Academy of IHL and HR have published “Guidelines on Investigating Violations of International Humanitarian Law: Law, Policy, and Good Practice.” The first document of its kind in this area addresses, among other things, when an investigation should be triggered, the different types of investigations, and the international principles and standards necessary for an effective investigation in armed conflict. The text is divided into a General Introduction and 16 Guidelines each followed by a commentary and is copiously sourced. The authors are Noam Lubell, Jelena Pejic, and Claire Simmons. The guidelines can be found here on the ICRC website and here on the Geneva Academy website. 

2. New Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law. The Codification Division of the Office of Legal Affairs recently added the following lectures to the Lecture Series of the United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law (AVL) website: Ms Frida María Armas Pfirter on “The Continental Shelf and its Outer Limits” (in English and Spanish), and Ms Chiara Giorgetti on “International Claims Commissions” (in English). A new resources page has been launched for the 2020 editions of the  Jean-Pictet Competition. The 33rd and 34th editions of the Competition will take place in Denpasar (Indonesia) in February-March 2020. More information is available at the competition website. The Audiovisual Library is also available as a podcast, which can be accessed through the preinstalled applications in Apple or Google devices, through Soundcloud or through the podcast application of your preference by searching “Audiovisual Library of International Law”.

3. Call for Papers: Glasginburgh (Glasgow-Edinburgh) 2020. Announcing the second conference in this collaboration, which will be held at the University of Glasgow on Monday 8 – Tuesday 9 of June 2020. The aim is to explore the relationship between international law and questions of “distribution” – broadly conceived. The two-day event will promote a dialogue about the myriad of ways in which current ‘distributions’ inform or even determine the development of international law, and how, in turn, the practices of international legal institutions may impact upon distributions of income, resources, and power in the world. Applications are welcomed from the critical, doctrinal and visionary traditions of international law enabling a serious scholarly reflection on this topic. Abstracts of 500 words should be sent to glasginburgh {at} gmail(.)com by 30 November 2019. For more information see the full call for papers.

4. Call for Abstracts – Yearbook of International Disaster Law (Brill/Nijhoff). The Yearbook of International Disaster Law aims to foster the interest of academics and practitioners on legal and institutional issues relevant to natural, technological and human-made disasters. The YIDL is a double-blind peer review journal published by Brill. For Issue No. 2 (2019) the Yearbook welcomes submissions of abstracts for papers addressing topics pertaining to any issue of international disaster law. Abstracts for potential articles should be sent by 31 October 2019 to Abstracts should be between 700-1,000 words. Further details here

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