Announcements: Human Rights Standards in Conflicts and Disasters Course; BIICL Training Programme; CfP Climate Change and Migration; Ukraine Beyond Aggression Conference; Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

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1. European and International Human Rights Standards in Conflicts and Disasters Course: Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies. The first edition of the Intensive Course ‘European and International Human Rights Standards in Conflicts and Disasters’ (EIHRSCaD), will take place in Pisa on 8 – 12 July 2024. Applications are now open, with deadlines on 15 May (1st round) and 12 June (2nd round). The Course, organized in the framework of a Jean Monnet Chair, will focus on the role of human rights in the prevention and response to natural and technological disasters, and armed conflicts, with a view to promoting a more human rights-sensitive approach to humanitarian assistance in these settings. The Course is intended for graduate and post-graduate students, research fellows and other academics, as well as practitioners working in humanitarian assistance or for national and international organizations, NGOs and other actors active in this field. More information on the Course and the application procedure can be found here.

2. BIICL Training Programme: Spring 2024. The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) has launched its programme of short courses for spring 2024. The programme is now accepting bookings and will cover public international law, climate change law, international trade law and the context of the war in Ukraine. Additional courses, including the autumn programme of courses will also be available to book shortly. Each course is convened and taught by experts from BIICL’s own team in collaboration with external partners, combining academic expertise with practical experience in these fields of law. Discounts for group bookings and individual members of BIICL are also available. A limited number of scholarships are available – terms and conditions apply. More information can be found on the BIICL website.

3. Call for Papers: Symposium on Climate Change and Migration. This Symposium will be held on 2 May 2024 at Trinity College Dublin’s School of Law (Long Room Hub). The symposium aims to develop a nuanced and multidisciplinary perspective on such legal issues. Situated in a broader context of climate justice, the symposium will bring together scholars across disciplines, including law, geography, political science and sociology. The deadline for submission of abstracts (up to 500 words) and a short CV is 28 February 2024. The call for papers is available here.

4. Ukraine Beyond Aggression: Legal Responses to Russia’s Invasion in 2022 and its Consequences. On 21 February 2024; 14:00 – 17:30 (GMT), the Human Rights Law Centre and the Nottingham Centre for International Law and Security will host a conference showcasing a broad range of research related to Russia’s war against Ukraine examined within the framework of international law. As we approach the two-year mark since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, this event presents an opportune moment for critical reflection on the role and efficacy of international law in addressing this conflict. A keynote address will be given by Judge Mykola Gnatovskyy, Judge of the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Ukraine, followed by a presentation from Maksym Demydenko of the Ukraine War Archive. There will also be presentations from a range of speakers on various topics related to the conflict, including its historical roots, the ongoing refugee crisis, purported justifications for the war, civilian harm and international humanitarian law, international responses to the conflict, accountability efforts, legal responsibility, and more. The event will be held in person and online. Full details and free registration available here.

5. Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law of the American University Washington College of Law.  The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law of the American University Washington College of Law, U.S.A is hosting its Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law from 27 May – 14 June 2024. Registration is now open with a deadline of 1 May 2024.  The Program offers 17 courses in English and Spanish taught by over 40+ scholars in the field of human rights and humanitarian law. Professors include Special Rapporteurs from the United Nations, Commissioners, Judges and other members of the Inter-American Commission and Court of Human Rights, Judges from International Tribunals like the ICJ and ICTY, and professors from all over the world. The course also welcomes over 110+ participants from 25+ countries around the world, all with varying levels and areas of professional experience in human rights. The deadline to apply to the Program is 1 May 2024. Find all the information about the Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law here. Courses information here. Apply here. Additional information here or via email at hracademy {at} wcl.american(.)edu

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