Announcements: Human Rights Post-Docs at Hebrew Univ. Jerusalem & Freie Universität Berlin; Cultural Heritage Law Summer School in Geneva; Research/Team Lead Job at Red Cross; Whewell Professorship at Cambridge; New Additions to UN AV Library; New EJIL:Live! Extra!

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1.  The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Freie Universität Berlin are now accepting applications for the second round  of Post-Doctoral Fellowships in their joint interdisciplinary program “Human Rights under Pressure – Ethics, Law and Politics” (HR-UP), funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Einstein Foundation Berlin. HR-UP offers researchers a unique opportunity to conduct cutting-edge research on the most pressing contemporary challenges for human rights, including issues arising from crises and emergencies, globalization and diversity. Post-doctoral fellows will participate in the full HR-UP program curriculum, including interdisciplinary colloquia and annual summer schools. The fellowship includes a monthly stipend of 1416 € + 103 € for material expenses awarded for a period of 12 months, with a possibility of extension up to 24 months. The deadline for applications is February 20th, 2015. For further information, and to apply, please visit here.

2.  The Geneva Summer Schools at the University of Geneva is excited to announce a 2015 summer school on “International Cultural Heritage Law” (22 June to 3 July 2015). The 2 week course taught in English is aimed at upper-year undergraduates, master’s degree students and PhD candidates in law and all other faculties, including art history, archaeology and anthropology. Practitioners, non-specialists and art enthusiasts may also apply. The summer school aims to develop the students’ awareness and general understanding of the main substantive themes of international cultural heritage law, namely: the trade in cultural objects; the restitution of stolen or looted artworks; the protection of cultural property in the event of armed conflict; the protection of the built heritage from natural and human-induced disasters; the safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage and of the diversity of cultural expressions; the relationship between cultural heritage law and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO); the settlement of cultural heritage disputes. The course will be taught by brilliant young scholars, renowned professors from various prestigious universities, as well as professionals from governmental agencies and international organizations. The University of Geneva staff comprises the team of the Art-Law Centre and of the UNESCO Chair in the International Law of the Protection of Cultural Heritage. Students must apply online. Course places are limited and enrollment is on a rolling basis so students are encouraged to apply early.

3.  In the framework of the co-operation between the ICRC and the British Red Cross to update the collection of practice of the ICRC’s study on customary international humanitarian law, the ICRC and the British Red Cross seek to recruit a senior research fellow/team leader to join the research team. To apply and for further information on the position, please visit here and search for the job title “Senior Research Fellow/Team Leader – International Humanitarian Law”.

4.  The University of Cambridge has announced a call for applications for the Whewell Professorship in International Law. See details here.

5.  New additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International LawThe Codification Division of the UN Office of Legal Affairs is pleased to announce the launch of the European Union Lecture Series, which is now available on the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law website. It contains 13 lectures given by eminent European law practitioners on various subjects of the European Union. All interested parties are invited to visit the website.

6.  In case you missed it, a new episode of EJIL: Live Extra! is now online. In the new episode, EJIL Editor-in-Chief Joseph Weiler and Professor Andrew Clapham of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, discuss Prof. Clapham’s new edition of Brierly’s Law of Nations. They touch on the process of writing in Brierly’s “voice”, what has changed in the 50 years since Brierly wrote his last edition, and the great achievement of this important and concise book.

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