Announcements: Human Rights Conflict & International Law Field-Based Training Course; CfS Protest Movements and International Law; CfS Reparations in International Human Rights Law; CfA Human Rights & Persons Deprived of Liberty Summer School; SCIEL Preventive Turn in Security Policy Seminar; Tel Aviv University Roundtable on ICJ’s Advisory Opinion on Israel in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

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1. Essex Human Rights Centre: Human Rights Conflict and International Law – A Field-Based Training Course. The Essex Human Rights Centre is running Human Rights Conflict and International Law – A Field-Based Training Course, from 31 July – 4 August 2023. The programme runs over five days and consists of a mixture of lectures, interactive exercises, skills and scenario-based activities, equipping participants with a realistic grounding in the challenges they are likely to face in the field. Participants undertake a series of practical exercises – including managing a refugee crisis, carrying out a prison visit, interviewing torture survivors, simulating an ICC trial and a human rights court, and negotiating an international treaty – which test their team working, problem-solving, team working etc. skills as well given them a basic understanding of how international law applies in conflict situations. The aim is to sensitise people who have not yet been to the field of the type of situations that they are likely to confront, while also helping more experienced field staff understand the applicability of international law in these situations. See here for more information. 

2. Call for Submissions: Protest Movements and International Law. Nonviolent protests have become the primary form of waging fundamental societal conflicts. Since the early 2000s the number of nonviolent protest movements has surpassed the number of violent conflicts significantly. In particular, the “decade of protest” between 2011 and 2020 saw that highest number of peaceful protests registered in history. International Law has only slowly adapted to this trend. However, recent trends in literature and practice of international organizations have highlighted the relationship between international law and protest movements. This call for submissions is for a two-day workshop on all aspects pertaining to protest movements and international law at the Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, Germany from November 2-3, 2023. Abstracts may be submitted to kriener {at} mpil(.)de until 30 April 2023. For more information see here.

3. Call for Submissions: Reparations in International Human Rights Law – A Critical Reflection. A call for submissions is now open for the Interest Group workshop “Reparations in International Human Rights Law: A Critical Reflection”, at the 2023 ESIL Annual Conference in Aix-en-Provence. The workshop will take place in person on 30 August 2023. It will reflect critically on the normative evolution of the international law on reparation, with a focus on human rights law and institutions. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 25 April 2023, which should be emailed to Otto Spijkers at o.spijkers {at} luc.leidenuniv(.)nl.  

4. Call for Applications: Human Rights & Persons Deprived of Liberty Summer School. The ERC-IMPACTUM team, the Programme for Studies on Human Rights in Context, the Human Rights Centre, Ghent University, and the Global Campus on Human Rights invite highly motivated postgraduate students (masters, LLM, PhD) as well as staff of civil society organisations and policymakers in the fields of law, political sciences, public health and criminology to the 2nd  Edition of the Summer School ‘Human Rights & Persons Deprived of Liberty’. The course will be held in a virtual format via Zoom from 27 – 30 June 2023. Participants, who intend to deepen their knowledge of structural problems around prisons and issues related to the human rights of persons deprived of liberty, will have the opportunity to interact with academics from Europe, Africa and North & South America. The call for applications is now open until 2 May 2023. For more information, visit Human Rights in Context news.

5. SCIEL Public Seminar: The Preventive Turn in Security Policy. The Sheffield Centre for International and European Law is pleased to host Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas, University of Liverpool, to give a lecture on his ongoing research project: ‘The Preventive Turn in Security Policy: European and Global Law Perspectives’; a book to be published by Oxford University Press. Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas is Dean of the School of Law and Social Justice at the University of Liverpool. His research explores the development of and intersection between European and Global Law and their impact on human rights, justice and the rule of law. Professor Mitsilegas is Co-Coordinator of the European Criminal Law Academic Network (ECLAN). He is also a regular adviser to parliaments, governments and EU institutions including the European Commission, the European Parliament and the EU Fundamental Rights Agency. The event will take place on Tuesday 25 April at 5 pm in a hybrid form. More information and registration details can be found here.

6. Tel Aviv University International Law Workshop: Special Roundtable Towards the ICJ’s Advisory Opinion on “Legal Consequences Arising from the Policies and Practices of Israel in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. This special roundtable will take place on Monday 17 April 2023 from 16:15-17:45 Tel Aviv Time. Conveners: Natalie Davidson, Aeyal Gross & Eliav Lieblich Speakers: Gilad Noam, Israel Ministry of Justice; Orna Ben Naftali, The College for Management & Van Leer Jerusalem Institute; Nathaniel Berman, Brown University; and, Omar Dajani, University of the Pacific. More information can be found here.  Email ILworkshopTAU {at} gmail(.)com to register, Join via Zoom.

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