Announcements: PluriCourts Conference; ASIL and Yale Call for Abstracts; Maastricht University Essay Competition; Human Rights in the MENA Region

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PluriCourts Conference on Adjudicating International Trade and Investment Disputes. The PluriCourts Centre of Excellence at the University of Oslo will host a two day conference on “Adjudicating International Trade and Investment Disputes: Between Interaction and Isolation” on Thursday and Friday, 25-26 August 2016. This conference will focus on the relationship, interactions and comparisons between the international trade and investment regimes in the context of adjudication of disputes. The conference will present research from the disciplines of law and political science relating to three themes: 1) the new mega-regionals; 2) comparisons and practices; and 3) cross-fertilization and learning. The final programme and registration information is available here. For more information, please contact Daniel Behn, PluriCourts (d.f.behn {at} jus.uio(.)no).

American Society of International Law and Yale Law School Call for Abstracts. The American Society of International Law’s Dispute Resolution Interest Group and Yale Law School’s Center for Private Law are hosting a workshop for junior scholars. The workshop will be a safe space in which aspiring academics, post-docs, doctoral students, fellows, VAPs, other non-tenure-track academics, and pre-tenure professors can get feedback through group discussion on academic works in progress in international dispute resolution. The workshop will be held at Yale Law School on the afternoon of Friday 28 October 2016. We are unfortunately unable to fund travel but will host a dinner in the evening. 500-700 word abstracts may be submitted by midnight Eastern Time, 15 July 2016. Any topic related to international dispute resolution will be considered. Submissions must be works in progress and should not have been submitted for publication. More details are available here.

Maastricht University Essay Competition. The deadline for this essay competition on the sovereignty dispute over the Falklands (Malvinas), organised by Maastricht University is 30 July 2016. The competition is open to bachelor’s and master’s students of universities from the EU and EFTA, and offers very attractive awards. For further information see here.

BIICL Event on Human Rights in the MENA Region. On Wednesday 13 July 2016, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) will hold an event titled “Human Rights in the MENA Region”. This event will discuss the implementation of international human rights law within the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, with an emphasis on the norms that protect education. Speakers will discuss the role and implementation of international human rights law within MENA in general, the interaction between Islamic law and international human rights law, the implementation of legal norms protecting education within certain MENA States (Egypt, Iraq and Lebanon) and the protection and provision of education in response to the Syrian conflict. Details of this event and how to register can be found here.

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