Announcements: Research Methods in Fundamental Rights Workshop; Panel on the ICC vs. Powerful States; Milan Investment Arbitration Week; SIEL February Conversation; CfP SIEL Biennial Conference; Lund University Doctoral Student Positions; GDPR Conference; CfS Trade, Law and Development; Summer School on Labour Migration in the EU

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1. Workshop: Research Methods in Fundamental Rights. The Centre for Fundamental Rights at the Hertie School has announced its Second Annual Workshop on Research Methods in Fundamental Rights, taking place online from 2-4 June 2021. The Workshop aims to provide doctoral and early-career legal researchers with opportunities to reflect on diverse research methods in human rights research. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to discuss these methods with the faculty, who will provide guidance and reflections on the methods they have applied in key pieces of their own research.  Participants will also submit reflections on their own research questions and methods, and will receive individual feedback on their projects. The deadline for applications is 1 March 2021. See here for more information.

2. Panel on The International Criminal Court vs. Powerful States: The United Kingdom/Iraq Preliminary Examination and Beyond. On18 February, 15:00 CET, the Amsterdam Center for International Law will host a virtual panel on ‘The International Criminal Court vs. Powerful States: The United Kingdom/Iraq Preliminary Examination and Beyond’. Last December, the International Criminal Court Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, announced she would close the preliminary examination into the United Kingdom/Iraq situation. The Prosecutor’s decision to not seek authorization to open an investigation into alleged UK crimes has been met with criticism. The panelists will analyze different aspects of the Prosecutor’s decision and its implications for future investigations into crimes committed by powerful states. Speakers: Carla Ferstman (Essex Law School), Patryk Labuda (University of Amsterdam) and Yahli Shereshevsky (Hebrew University Jerusalem). Register here.

3. Milan Investment Arbitration Week. From 15 – 20 February 2021, Università degli Studi di Milano and the European Court of Arbitration, in cooperation with the law firms BonelliErede and DLA Piper will host the first edition of the “Milan Investment Arbitration Week” (MIAW), a series of different events (conferences, round-table debates, legal competitions) in relation to international investment law and arbitration. Both Italian and foreign experts from academia, legal profession and arbitral institutions will address from different angles some of the most relevant topics related to the field. In addition, MIAW will include two legal competitions: the second edition of  the Milan Investment Arbitration Pre-Moot and the first edition of the Construction Arbitration Moot, with the participation of several Universities from all around the world. Registration details and the programme are available here.

4. SIEL February Conversation. The Society of International Economic Law (SIEL) is hosting its February Conversation entitled ‘The RCEP Agreement’ with Dr. Deborah Elms (Asian Trade Centre), Prof. Manjiao Chi  (University of International Business and Economics), Prof. James Nedumpara (Centre for Trade and Investment Law, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Jindal Global Law School), Dr. Mira Burri (University of Lucene, Switzerland), chaired by Prof. Pasha Hsieh (Singapore Management University) on 25 February 2021, 9am CET time. Zoom registration available here. For more information see here.

5. Call for Proposals: SIEL Biennial Conference. The Society of International Economic Law (SIEL) has issued a call for proposals for the Seventh Biennial Global Conference of the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL), which will take place remotely in collaboration with Bocconi University, Milan (Italy) on 8-10 July 2021. The call for papers, posters, and panels are available here. The deadline is 22 February 2021.

6. Lund University Doctoral Student Positions. The Faculty of Law, Lund University, Sweden, has announced doctoral student positions in Human Rights Law, specializing in Migration Law. The positions are part of the project ‘The Borders Within. The Multifaceted Legal Landscape of Migrant Integration in Europe’ (see here) led by Associate Professor Vladislava Stoyanova. The online application form can be found here.

7. Conference “The GDPR and International Organisations: Issues of EU Law and Public International Law“. On 26 February 2021, the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Brussels Privacy Hub),  Maastricht University (European Centre on Privacy and Cybersecurity, Maastricht Centre for European Law), and, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Institute for European Law) will co-organise a conference entitled “The GDPR and International Organisations: Issues of EU Law and Public International Law”. Bringing together data protection experts and prominent experts from the worlds of both EU law and international law, this workshop will examine legal issues concerning the impact of the GDPR on international organisations. Time: 14.00 – 17.30 hrs CET. This event will be online (via Zoom). Programme & Registrations.

8. Call for Submissions: Trade, Law and Development. The Board of Editors of Trade, Law and Development is pleased to announce “Trade and Technology: Rebooting Global Trade for the Digital Millennium” as the theme for its 13th anniversary special issue (vol. XIII No. 1). Manuscripts in the form of ‘Articles’, ‘Notes’, ‘Comments’ and ‘Book Reviews’ may be via e-mail or ExpressO. For further information about the Journal, please click here. For submission guidelines, please click here. In case of any queries, contact editors[at]tradelawdevelopment[dot]com. Last date for submissions is 31 March 2020.

9. Summer School on Labour Migration in the European Union (EULab Summer School). From 9 – 21 July 2021, the first edition of the Summer School on Labour Migration in the European Union (EULab Summer School) will be organised by the Department of Law of the University of Naples Federico II with the cooperation of the Institute for Research on Innovation and Services Development of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR – IRISS). The teaching activities of the Summer School will be organized in four modules: 1) The European Pillar of Social Rights; 2) Migrant Workers’ Socio-Economic Rights; 3) Focus on Agriculture; 4) Focus on Domestic Work. The call for applications to the EULab Summer School is now open, and will close on 1 April 2021. Instructions for applying are available here. For further information on the EULab Summer School, please visit the EULab website.

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