Announcements: Munich Advanced Course in International Law; International Disaster Law Course; Summer Academy on the Continental Shelf; UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; Business and Human Rights Summer School

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1. Munich Advanced Course in International Law. The Munich Advanced Course in International Law (MACIL) is a summer school held at Ludwig Maximilian University Munich (Germany) and dedicated to questions of international law. Its next session, entitled “International law without territory? – Governing spaces, resources and people beyond the confines of state territory”, will take place in late July/early August 2019. Seminars will explore the continuing importance of the concept of territory in various areas of the international legal order (e.g. climate change, investment law, refugee law, the law of the sea). The MACIL faculty will include Roland Bank (UNHCR), James Harrison (Edinburgh), Uta Kohl (Southampton), Irmgard Marboe (Vienna), Carlo Santulli (Paris II), Christian Tams (Glasgow), Christina Voigt (Oslo), and Christian Walter (Munich). Students of international law, young academics and practitioners are warmly invited to apply. Deadline for applications is 1 April (early birds) or 1 May 2019.

2. International Disaster Law Course. The 6th Edition of the International Disaster Law Course is now open for applications. The Course is organized jointly by the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the International Institute of Humanitarian Law of Sanremo, the International Disaster Law Project and in cooperation with the Italian Red Cross and the EU Jean Monnet Module on “International and European Disaster Law” Roma Tre University. Confirmed speakers include Eduardo Valencia-Ospina (Member of the ILC and former Special Rapporteur on the Protection of Persons in the Event of Disasters), Prof. Walter Kälin (Envoy to the Chair, Platform on Disaster Displacement, Former Representative of the UN Secretary-General on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons) along with other high-level speakers from academia and distinguished experts from key stakeholders such as the IFRC, International Organisation for Migration, and World Health Organisation. The Course will take place in Sanremo (IT) from 17 – 21 June 2019. More information and the application form are available here.

3. Summer Academy on the Continental Shelf 2019. The Summer Academy on the Continental Shelf (SACS) will be held from 1 – 7 September 2019 under the auspices of the University of the Faroe Islands and the African Institute of International Law. SACS 2019 will be held in Arusha, Tanzania and will be limited to 32 attendees with particular interest for scientific and legal aspects relating to the continental shelf. SACS welcomes participants from a broad geographical representation with various professional and academic backgrounds. It will be tutored by judges of international courts and tribunals, members of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf and international practitioners with lengthy experiences in continental shelf matters. The deadline for submitting an application for admission is 1 June 2019. For more information see online.

4. New Addition to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law. The Codification Division of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs recently added the following lecture to the Lecture Series of the United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law (AVL) website: Mr. Manuel Rama Montaldo on the “Conceptual and historical aspects of the process of codification and progressive development of international law in the United Nations, with particular reference to the work of the International Law Commission”. The Audiovisual Library is also available as a podcast, which can be accessed through the preinstalled applications in Apple or Google devices, through Soundcloud or through the podcast application of your preference by searching “Audiovisual Library of International Law”. The UN Audiovisual Library of International Law provides high quality international law training and research materials to users around the world free of charge.

5. Business and Human Rights Summer School. The Business and Human Rights Summer School will be held in Rome from 24 to 28 June 2019. Registrations are now open. More information can be found here. Applications are due by 25 April 2019. 

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