Announcements: Int. Law Weekend Call; Conference on the ECtHR at PluriCourts, Oslo;

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1. The sponsors of International Law Weekend 2014 (ILW) invite proposals for panels, roundtables, and lectures. ILW 2014 will be held on October 23-25, 2014, in New York City and the overall theme is International Law in a Time of Chaos. ILW is sponsored and organized by the American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA) and the International Law Students Association (ILSA). This annual conference attracts an audience of more than one thousand practitioners, academics, diplomats, members of the governmental and nongovernmental sectors, and most importantly, foreign policy and law students who are learning about the range of practice and career opportunities. Panel proposals may also concern any other aspect of international law, including trade, investment, arbitration, intellectual property, combatting corruption, labor standards in the global supply chain, and human rights, as well as issues of international organizations and international security.   The sponsors  are also interested in panel proposals that are of particular interest to practitioners.  Alongside a broad array of public international law topics, there will  be dedicated tracks of private international law topics in each program slot. The ILW Program Committee invites proposals to be submitted online on or before Friday, March 21, 2014.  Questions regarding ILW 2014 can be directed to conferences {at} ilsa(.)org.

2. The University of Oslo’s  PluriCourts Center on the Legitimate Roles on the Global Judiciary is organizing, under the auspices of the Council of Europe, a conference on “The Long-Term Future of the European Court of Human Rights” (Oslo, April 7-8, 2014). The conference is targeted at scholars as well as international and national judges, governmental experts working on the reform of the Court, and representatives of applicants to the Court. The aim is to inspire the reform process and inform the work of the Council of Europe’s Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH). Speakers will include: Dean Spielmann, President of the European Court of Human Rights, and several Judges of the Court; Andreas Paulus, Judge at the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany; members of CDDH; Luzius Wildhaber, University of Basel and former President of the ECtHR; Ed Bates, University of Southhampton; Basak Cali, Cok University;Laurence Helfer, Duke University; Dinah Shelton, George Washington University; Elisabeth Lambert-Abdelgawad, University of Strasbourg; Andreas Føllesdal and Geir Ulfstein, Co-Directors at PluriCourts, University of Oslo.

For information on registration and the detailed program, please visit the conference website.

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