Announcements: Hague Academy Course on ICL; Int’l Law Conference (Ottawa); Summer Courses on Human Rights, European Law (Florence); Summer Courses on ICL, Transitional Justice, Children’s Rights, Women, Peace and Security (Leiden); Call for Submissions on Theoretical Approaches to Int’l Law; EJIL:Live!

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We’ve been experiencing technical difficulties, so here are last week’s announcements, a few days late:

1.  New Hague Academy Advanced Course on International Criminal Law (24 August to 4 September 2015). The Hague Academy of International Law and the Grotius Centre have launched a new Advanced Course on International Criminal Law (ICL) which will be held at the Peace Palace from 24 August to 4 September 2015, with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.  The course will combine study of general themes of ICL with a special focus on Gender Justice which has received fresh attention with the new ICC policy on Sexual and Gender Based Crimes and the UK-led Initiative on Prevention of Sexual Violence. The course places particular emphasis on a critical evaluation of persistent challenges and emerging responses to sexual and gender based violence. Faculty in the 2015 session includes inter alia ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, ICTY Chief Prosecutor Serge Brammertz, Professor M. Cherif Bassiouni, Judge Theodor Meron, Brigid Inder (ICC Special Gender Adviser), Patricia Sellers (ICC Special Adviser on Prosecution Strategies), Dr Kelly Askin, Ms Maxine Marcus, Professor Kai Ambos, Professor William Schabas and Professor Larissa van den Herik. The course is coordinated by Professor Carsten Stahn, Programme Director of the Grotius Centre (The Hague). It is geared at practitioners who seek to enlarge their vision or discover a new field of practice and scholars seeking to gain expertise in the application of concepts and norms. Further information on the programme and application process is available here.

2.  The Canadian Council on International Law announces its annual conference, International Law: Coherence or Chaos?, to be held 5-7 November 2015 in Ottawa, Canada. More information here.

3.  The Academy of European Law summer courses at the European University Institute, Florence. The Academy of European Law summer courses in Human Rights Law and European Union law, given by leading authorities from the worlds of practice and academia, provide high-level programmes for researchers and legal practitioners. This year’s Human Rights Law Course will be held on 15 – 26 June. It comprises a General Course on ‘The Future of Human Rights Fact-finding’ by Philip Alston (New York University Law School) and a series of specialized courses on the topic of ‘The Futures of Human Rights’ by leading scholars. The Law of the European Union Course will be held on 29 June – 10 July. It features a General Course on ‘What’s Left of the Law of Integration?’ by Julio Baquero Cruz (Member of the Legal Service of the European Commission) and a series of specialized courses on the topic of  ‘Harmonization in a Changing Legal Context’ by leading scholars and practitioners in the Law of the European Union. The two-week courses are held at the European University Institute in Florence. Applications close on 8 April. For further information see the Academy’s website.

4.  The Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies of Leiden University welcomes applications for their upcoming summer schools. The Centre offers unique and high-level courses on a variety of topics in the field of international law, from International Criminal law and Transitional Justice to International Children’s Rights and Women, Peace and Security. The classes will be given by influential and well-known academics from Leiden University and leading professionals from the International Courts and Tribunals. More information can be found here.

5.  Call for Submissions, Special Issue of UCLJLJ on Theoretical Approaches to International Law. The UCL Journal of Law and Jurisprudence (UCLJLJ) is a law journal run by postgraduate students of the UCL Faculty of Laws. Submissions are assessed through double blind peer-review, and from 2015 the Journal will be available open access. The Editorial Board is pleased to call for submissions for the second issue of 2015.  The Board welcomes submissions engaging with the issue’s general theme “Theoretical Approaches to International Law” (broadly conceived).  Submissions should be between 8,000-12,000 words.  The deadline for submissions is 30 April 2015. For further information and guidelines for authors please visit our website.

6.  In case you missed it, a new episode of EJIL: Live!, the Journal’s official podcast, is now available online. In this episode EJIL’s Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Joseph Weiler interviews Oisin Suttle of the University of Sheffield. They engage in an in-depth discussion of Suttle’s article, “Equality in Global Commerce: Towards a Political Theory of International Economic Law”, which appears in Vol. 25, Issue 4. The interview was recorded at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.

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