Announcements: National Military Manuals on IHL Workshops; CfA JUFIL; BIICL Summer Schools; Seminar with Professor Kirsten Campbell; The EU Area of Criminal Justice Summer School; Sam Pegram Scholarship; Engagement of Domestic Courts with International Law Book Launch; CfA Workshop ius ad bellum and ius in bello

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1. National Military Manuals on IHL Workshops. The IHL Red Consortium is holding two online international workshops on ‘National Military Manuals on IHL’ (28 May), to discuss challenges and opportunities in drafting instruments for the application of IHL by Armed Forces, and, in cooperation with ICRC, the ‘International Humanitarian Law Legal Clinics Networking Conference’ (29 May) to discuss the application of clinical legal education to IHL. Details can be found here.

2. Call for Articles: JUFIL. The Journal on the Use of Force and International Law (JUFIL) is currently calling for submissions of articles for the upcoming volume, which will be published in September and October 2024. They welcome articles on current topics related to any jus ad bellum issues in international law. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the inherent right of self-defence among States, the use of force authorized by the UN Security Council, and the use of force for humanitarian purposes. Instructions for authors can be found here. Article submissions should be uploaded here. For any questions contact the editors-in-chief: francis.grimal {at} buckingham.ac(.)uk; alonso.gurmendi {at} kcl.ac(.)uk; chiara.redaelli {at} graduateinstitute(.)ch.

3. BIICL Summer Schools. This summer, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) is hosting two summer schools. The first programme focuses on Law and Technology (1-5 July) and provides an extensive overview of the diverse and fast-moving area of technologies applied in the field of law. The second programme delves into Public International Law (15-19 July), offering a thorough introduction to the application of international law in today’s global affairs. BIICL’s training programmes combine expert insights and practical experience and courses are taught by a combination of academics and practitioners. Summer schools are hosted at BIICL’s central London office, at the heart of London’s energetic and multicultural legal network. A limited number of scholarships are available, subject to terms and conditions. For more information, please visit the BIICL website.

4. Goldsmiths Law and Society Research Seminar with Professor Kirsten Campbell. The Goldsmiths Law and Society Research Seminar with Professor Kirsten Campbell will be held on 28 May 2024 12-1 pm (UK time) at Deptford Town Hall, Goldsmiths, University of London (online participation is possible too). Prof. Kirsten Campbell will discuss her book ”The Justice of Humans: Subject, Society and Sexual Violence in International Criminal Justice”. Further details about the event and registration link can be found here.

5. 2024 ECLAN Summer School: The EU Area of Criminal Justice. This Summer School will take place at the Institute for European Studies-ULB, Brussels, from 1-5 July 2024. More information can be found here. This year’s Summer School will focus on “Judicial Cooperation in Criminal Matters”, delving into key instruments crucial at various stages of the criminal procedure, all examined in the context of recent developments in the field. It is specifically designed for practitioners, EU or national civil servants working in criminal matters; researchers and students interested in the EU area of criminal justice. Attendance will be possible in person in Brussels, or online. Details on the program, fee and registration can be found on the event website.

6. Sam Pegram Scholarship. The University of York’s Centre for Applied Human Rights and the Sam Pegram Humanitarian Foundation have announced the Sam Pegram Scholarship. This full LLM scholarship includes tuition, accommodation, travel, and a living stipend for one international student to pursue an LLM in International Human Rights Law and Practice, offered by the University of York. The Sam Pegram Scholarship is in memory of Sam Pegram, a caring, kind and talented young man who tragically died in 2019. Sam was an alumnus of the LLM. Through this scholarship, others will have the opportunity to study on this course and make a positive difference for the rights of people on the move and human rights more generally. For eligibility and application details, see here. Contact Dr Mattia Pinto (mattia.pinto {at} york.ac(.)uk) or Dr Piergiuseppe Parisi (piergiuseppe.parisi {at} york.ac(.)uk), who jointly convene the LLM, for further information. 

7. Book Launch: The Engagement of Domestic Courts with International Law – Comparative Perspectives. This event will take place on Monday 10 June 2024 from 16:00 – 17:30, at CTLS – 4th Floor, North West Bush House, 57 Aldwych, London WC2B 4PJ. The event will include an introduction to the book by the editors (André Nollkaemper, University of Amsterdam, Yuval Shany, Hebrew University/Center for Transnational Legal Studies, and Antonios Tzanakopoulos, University of Oxford) and a Panel Discussion on Contemporary Questions of Domestic Courts Engagement with International Law.

8. Call for Abstracts: Workshop for PhD candidates on ius ad bellum and ius in bello. This workshop will be held at Bristol Law School of the University of the West of England on 9 July 2024 and is organised by the Research in Public International Law (RIPIL) research group. The aim of the workshop is to provide a platform for PhD candidates to present and discuss their ‘works-in-progress’ on issues of ius ad bellum and ius in bello. The deadline for submissions of abstracts is 9 June 2024. The workshop also accepts non-presenting attendees who can register by 30 June 2024. For more information and registration, see here.

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