Announcements: Nottingham International Law and Security Centre Interdisciplinary Conference; UNIJURIS Seminar on Jurisdictional Reasonableness

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1. Nottingham International Law and Security Centre Interdisciplinary Conference. The Nottingham International Law and Security Centre (NILSC) welcomes submissions for its 2018 conference, which will take place at the School of Law, University of Nottingham on 9 November 2018. The theme of the conference is the ’70th Anniversary of the Genocide Convention’. This theme can be conceived broadly. Submissions from multiple backgrounds and disciplines are encouraged. Proposals taking normative, conceptual, doctrinal, and historical perspectives are particularly welcome. The conference will also include a keynote debate between Professors Olympia Bekou, Marko Milanovic and David Fraser on the concept of genocide’s value, chaired by Dr Cosmin Cercel. Abstracts of strictly no more than 500 words and a biography of no more than 100 words should be sent to nilsc {at} The deadline for submission of abstracts is midnight on Saturday 15 September 2018. For further information please visit the NILSC website.

2. UNIJURIS Seminar on Jurisdictional  Reasonableness. The  project  on  ‘Unilateral  Jurisdiction  and  Global  Values’  (UNIJURIS),  funded  by  the  European Research  Council  and  the  Dutch  Organization  for  Scientific  Research  (PI:  Prof.  Cedric  Ryngaert), organizes  a  half-day  seminar  on  jurisdictional  reasonableness  on  30  October  2018,  at  Utrecht University.  The  aim  of  the  seminar  is  to  have  speakers  with  diverse  backgrounds  reflect  on  the  value  and  role  of reasonableness  in  preventing  and  settling  jurisdictional  disputes  in  various  fields.  Is  reasonableness  used in  fact,  and  if  so,  is  it  properly  applied?  Is  reasonableness  a  legal  concept,  and  if  so,  what  is  its  source (public  international  law,  European  law,  domestic  law)?  What  is  its  relationship  with  comity?  Does  it go  beyond  the  remit  of  courts  and  administrative  agencies  to  engage  in  the  sort  of  (sovereign)  interestbalancing  which  reasonableness  prescribes? Can  reasonableness  be  applied  as  a  general  principle,  or should  it  be  operationalized  by  specific  norms? The  seminar  consists  of  three  thematic  panels: (1) transnational  civil  litigation; (2)  criminal  law; (3)  regulatory  law. To register, please  send  an  email  to  secretariaat.ier {at} uu(.)nl
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