Announcements: The Codification of International Law Roundtable; Conference on International Investment Law and NCD Prevention; RfP International Trade and Economic Diplomacy; UN Audiovisual Library of International Law

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1. The Codification of International Law: Back to the Future? On Monday 14 May 2018, from 7-9pm at the NYC Bar Association, the United Nations Law Committee of the American Branch of the International Law Association is organizing a round table discussion to mark the 70th anniversary session of the International Law Commission. Speakers include Sean Murphy (ILC); Patricia Galvão Teles (ILC); Hélène Tigroudja (Aix-en-Provence); and Patrick Luna (Permanent Mission of Brazil). The event will be moderated by Kristen Boon (Seton Hall) and is convened by Christiane Ahlborn and Bart Smit Duijzentkunst (ABILA). It is co-sponsored by the NYC Bar Association (International Law and UN Committees), Seton Hall Law School and the ASIL International Organizations Interest Group. Registration and more information is available here.

2. Conference on International Investment Law and NCD Prevention. The Law & NCD Unit of the University of Liverpool is organising a one-and-a-half day conference in London on 10 and 11 May 2018. The conference will explore the relationship between international investment law and policies for preventing non-communicable diseases. The event is free. You can find the draft programme and registration details here.

3. Request for Proposals: Training session and Capacity Building in the Field of International Trade and Economic Diplomacy. The Centre for Trade and Investment Law is inviting proposals from internationally recognised and reputed organisations for a 3-day training and capacity building programme for Indian Government officials working in the field of international trade and economic diplomacy. More details can be found here

4. New Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law. The Codification Division of the UN Office of Legal Affairs has added the following lectures to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law website: Judge Angelika Nussberger (ECHR) on “Change and Continuity in International Human Rights Law: The Example of the European Convention of Human Rights” and Judge Linos-Alexander Sicilianos (ECHR) on “The European Court of Human Rights Facing the Security Council: Towards Systemic Harmonization”. The UN Audiovisual Library of International Law provides high quality international law training and research materials to users around the world free of charge.

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