Announcements: National University of Ireland Galway Vacancies; CfP Utrecht Centre for Accountability and Liability Law; Works in Progress Conference; Student Writing Competition; Stress Testing the Law of the Sea Conference; Kosovo Specialist Chambers Website; ICTY and MICT Open Day

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1. National University of Ireland Galway Vacancies. The National University of Ireland Galway seeks to appoint an Established Professor of Human Rights Law and Director of the Irish Centre for Human Rights. Closing date for applications is 20 October 2016Full details can be found here.

2. Call for Papers: The Utrecht Centre for Accountability and Liability Law. The Utrecht Centre for Accountability and Liability Law (UCALL) welcomes abstracts from both senior and junior researchers for an international conference titled ‘Accountability and International Business Operations: Providing Justice for Corporate Violations of Human Rights, Labor and Environmental Standards’. This conference inquires how regulatory tools stemming from international law, public law, and private law may or may not be used for transnational corporate accountability purposes. Attention will be devoted to applicable standards of liability, institutional and jurisdictional issues, as well as practical challenges, with a focus on ways to improve the existing legal status quo. The conference will be held at Utrecht University on 19 and 20 May 2017. Abstracts of maximum 500 words should be sent to ucallconference {at} uu(.)nl by 1 November 2016. Further information can be found here.

3. University of Missouri School of Law Works in Progress Conference on International Dispute Resolution. The works-in-progress conference will take place on 2 – 3 February 2017, at the University of Missouri School of Law. The purpose of the conference is to help authors develop draft articles for publication, so authors will be required to submit a working draft before the conference takes place. Papers will be circulated in advance of the session, and all participants will be expected to provide detailed feedback on a limited number of other papers. The conference will also feature various networking opportunities as well as several substantive presentations (either live or by video) on issues relating to international dispute resolution. Papers presented at the works-in-progress conference will be eligible for expedited review by the University of Missouri’s highly regarded Journal of Dispute Resolution as well as for consideration by the ICSID Review-Foreign Investment Law Journal. To be considered, potential participants must submit a one-page abstract of their work on or before 15 October 2016. Further details can be found here.

4. University of Missouri Student Writing Competition on International Dispute Resolution. The University of Missouri is sponsoring a student writing competition in conjunction with the University of Missouri School of Law Works in Progress Conference. The competition is open to current students at any institution in the world granting a degree in law. The competition carries a prize of $450 for first place and $125 for second place, and the winning paper is eligible to be considered for publication in the University of Missouri’s Journal of Dispute Resolution. The prize amounts may increase (funding is still being finalized), so be sure to check back for additional details. Students of all levels (J.D., LL.B., LL.M., S.J.D., and Ph.D.) are eligible to submit papers. Advanced degree students (LL.M., S.J.D. or Ph.D.) may submit the same paper for both the works-in-progress conference and the student writing competition. The deadline for the student writing competition is 15 January 2017. More details are available here.

5. Stress Testing the Law of the Sea Conference. “Stress Testing the Law of the Sea” will be an international conference hosted by King’s College London in collaboration with the University of California, Berkeley on 30 September and 1 October 2016 in London. We will engage in an in-depth dialogue about the current challenges to and possible force multipliers of sovereignty for the direction and future of ocean law. Further details can be found here.

6. Kosovo Specialist Chambers Website. The Kosovo Specialist Chambers would like to announce its new website, which was launched at the institution’s inaugural press conference in The Hague (15 September). The website is available in the three languages of the Chambers, and is one of the ways that the Kosovo Specialist Chambers will ensure that those interested are able to find up-to-date information about the Chambers and proceedings that are held. The Kosovo Specialist Chambers encourages individuals to look to the website and to engage directly with the Public Information and Communication Unit of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers.

7. ICTY and MICT Open Day. The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) are hosting an Open Day on Sunday 25 September, as part of The Hague International Day. At the Open Day, hosted at the joint ICTY/MICT premises in The Hague, there will be opportunities to interact with Judges and other key staff members, view new documentaries produced by the ICTY Outreach Programme, and explore art exhibitions and Archives material. To register or request more information, contact Timothy Jesudason (jesudason {at} un(.)org).

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