Announcements: New additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; ILA British Branch Spring Conference; Senior Lecturer Vacancy, University of Essex School of Law; Call for Papers, AgLaw Colloquium

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1. 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 Concepción Escobar Hernández on “Inmunidad de jurisdicción penal extranjera de los funcionarios del Estado” and by Professor Françoise J. Hampson on “Reservations to Human Rights Treaties”.

2. ILA British Branch Spring ConferenceThis two day conference at Lancaster University, from 8-9 April 2016, will first explore the implications of non-state actors for the structure of international law: its sources, boundaries, functions and obligations, and in dispute settlement and responsibility. Secondly, it will investigate the role of prominent non-state actors: corporations, international organisations, organised armed groups and terrorist networks. For further details and registration please visit the conference website.

3. Senior Lecturer/Reader in International Human Rights Law Vacancy. The School of Law, University of Essex, is appointing a Senior Lecturer/Reader in International Human Rights Law. This is an appointment for a key role in the International Human Rights law team in the School of Law. In addition to a general expertise in the field of Public International Law, the individual will be expected to have expertise in a particular area of International Human Rights Law, International Criminal Law, International Humanitarian Law or directly related fields. See here for further details.

4. Call for Papers for AgLaw Colloquium. The Scuola Superiore Sant’ Anna and the Institute of Law, Politics and Sustainability are accepting proposals for the International AgLaw Colloquium on Agri-Food and Environmental Regulatory Agenda in Regional Trade Agreements: Legal Implications and Trends, which will be held from 20-21 October 2016. Submission forms are due by 16 May 2016, and  the paper draft deadline is 25 September 2016. For more details, please see here.  The AgLaw Colloquium is intended to be an opportunity for early-career researchers (Ph.D. candidates and post-docs) to present and discuss their results and methodological approaches in a supportive environment. The AgLaw Colloquium represents a key opportunity to bring scholars together from all over the world and to build a network of young researchers interested in the legal aspects of agriculture, food and the environment.

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