Announcements: James Muiruri International Law Lecture; The Creation of a World Court for Human Rights Event; Interpretation of the ECtHR Conference; Maastricht University Essay Competition; UN Audiovisual Library of International Law

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1. Annual James Muiruri International Law Lecture. University of Sheffield School of Law Annual James Muiruri International Law Lecture will be held on Wednesday 11 May at 6pm. Prof Guy S. Goodwin-Gill, University of Oxford, will speak on Refugees in our Time: The Challenges of Protection and Security. The lecture will take place in The Diamond lecture theatre. For more details and to register see here.

2. The Creation of a World Court for Human Rights. The Oxford Martin School Programme on Human Rights for Future Generations will host a public event on the creation of a World Court for Human Rights. Two world-leading experts will be invited to engage in a dialogue on the following Resolution: A World Court for Human Rights should be established to contribute to the evolution of, and compliance with, human rights law. The discussants will be Professor Martin Scheinin, Professor of International Law and Human Rights, European University Institute (For the Resolution) and Professor Sarah H. Cleveland, Louis Henkin Professor of Human and Constitutional Rights at Columbia Law School (Against the Resolution). The debate will be moderated by Professor Harold Koh, Sterling Professor of International Law at Yale Law School. The event will take place on 9 May from 3pm- 5pm at the Oxford Martin School and will be followed by a drinks reception. All are welcome and registration is required. Information about the event and a link for registration can be found here.

3. Conference on the European Consensus Method of Interpretation of the ECtHR. The School of Law at the University of Portsmouth, the European University Institute and the School of Law and Social Justice of the University of Liverpool are co-organising a conference on the European consensus (EuC) method of interpretation of the European Court of Human Rights. The conference is entitled “Building Consensus on European Consensus” and will take place at the European University Institute in Florence on 1 – 2 June 2016. The keynote speech will be delivered by Professor Conor Gearty of the London school of Economics. For more information and to register, click here.

4. Maastricht University Essay Competition. An essay competition on the sovereignty dispute over the Falklands (Malvinas) is being organised by Maastricht University. The competition is open to bachelor’s and master’s students of universities from the EU and EFTA, and offers very attractive awards. For further information see here.

5. New additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law. The Codification Division of the UN Office of Legal Affairs has added new lectures to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law website, which provides high quality international law training and research materials to users around the world free of charge. The latest lectures were given by Professor Alex Oude Elferink on “International Law and Negotiated and Adjudicated Maritime Boundaries: A Complex Relationship” and Sir Nigel Rodley on “United Nations Treaty and Charter-based Human Rights Bodies: Competitive or Complementary?”.

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