Announcements: Lecturer, Reader Positions at Essex; Lecture in London on Terrorism and Justice; Call for Papers on Migration; Seminar in London on Int’l and EU Environmental and Energy Law; EJIL:Live!

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1.  The University of Essex is advertising two new posts in International Human Rights Law (or related areas of PIL). (1) Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer / Reader  (permanent, full-time). (2) Lecturer  (fixed term 18 months, full-time).

2.  The Harry Weinrebe Annual Memorial Lecture is the first in an annual series to honour the memory of Harry Weinrebe, a philanthropist and the founder of the Dorset Foundation. The series is focused on the protection of international peace and justice, values that were at heart of Mr Weinrebe’s humanitarian activities. In his keynote lecture, Ben Emmerson, UN Special Rapporteur on Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights and renowned barrister will focus on pressing issues at the intersection of peace and justice including: mass digital surveillance in the global age, the use of drones in the fight against international terrorism, the rights of victims of terrorism and areas of good practice in the fight against terrorism. Opening Remarks will be given by Professor Robert McCorquodale (Director, BIICL) and the lecture will be chaired by Dr Andraž Zidar (Dorset Senior Research Fellow in Public International Law, BIICL). The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception. Full details and online booking available here.

3.  Call for Papers: ‘Regulating ‘Irregular’ Migration: International Obligations and International Responsibility’.  Venue: Faculty Club, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Date:  20 March 2015 Organizer: Faculty of Law, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (with the support of the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Greek State). This conference aims to address the contemporary phenomenon of ‘irregular migration’ against the background of the international law, including the law of international responsibility. We will consider the relationship between the various international obligations incumbent upon states and international organizations concerning the treatment of ‘irregular migration’ and their interplay with the law of international responsibility. In addition to the invited speakers, we would like to offer an opportunity to early-career researchers in the field of legal regulation of migration, including PhD students, to present their work in progress and benefit from the accumulated experience of academics and practitioners participating in the Conference. The full call for papers is available here. Abstracts, not exceeding 300 words, should be sent by 15 January 2015 to both: Professor Maria Gavouneli (mgavoun {at} law.uoa(.)gr) and Dr Efthymios Papastavridis (‎papastavridis {at} Academyofathens(.)gr).

4.  The second cross-disciplinary dialogue of the Seminar Series of the Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context: ‘Beyond Pluralism? Co-Implication, Embeddedness and Interdependency between Public International Law and EU Law’, will take place at Queen Mary Law School, Mile End Campus, on 3 December 2014, from 15h to 17h. The dialogue will examine environmental and energy law from both the EU perspective and the PIL angle, focusing on the risks and opportunities of the interaction of rules from each regime. The event will gather Dr Rafael Leal-Arcas (Queen Mary, CCLS); Dr Rebecca Bates (Queen Mary, Law Department); and Professor Loukas Mistelis (Queen Mary, CCLS). Attendance is free but registration necessary. Please, click here for further details and to book your place

5.  In case you missed it, Episode 3 of EJIL:Live! features a fireside chat between the Editor-in-Chief of EJIL, Prof. Joseph Weiler and Prof. Jan Klabbers of the University of Helsinki, whose article “The Emergence of Functionalism in International Institutional Law: Colonial Inspirations” appears in Vol. 25, Issue 3. The interview was recorded at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. Video and audio are available here.

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