Announcements: The Future of International Organization Roundtable; CfP Freedom Under Pressure; International Law and Colombian Peace Agreements; CfA Public Law and the New Populism; New Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law

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1. The Future of International Organization Roundtable. On Friday 10 March 2017, the ABILA United Nations Law Committee organises a round table discussion on “The Future of International Organization”, featuring a panel of co-editors of and contributors to the Oxford Handbook of International Organizations (OUP 2017). The event starts at 6pm at the New York City Bar Association and will be followed by a reception to mark the launch of the Handbook. It is co-sponsored by the New York City Bar Association, ASIL, the Fletcher Club of New York and Oxford University Press. For more information and registration please click here.

2. Call for Papers – International Conference ‘Freedom Under Pressure’ – Ghent, 7-8 December 2017. The international conference ‘Freedom Under Pressure’, is organised by the Faculty of Law of Ghent University on the occasion of the latter’s bicentennial. It seeks to gather scholars and practitioners from various legal disciplines to discuss key fundamental rights and freedoms under pressure in three distinct areas: (1) data protection and privacy, (2) freedom of movement in the EU, and; (3) property protection. Speakers and keynote speakers that will take part in the conference include inter alia Prof. Joseph Cannataci (UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy), Gilles de Kerchove (EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator), Judge James Crawford (International Court of Justice) and Ms. Catherine Marchi-Uhel (Ombudsperson for the UN Security Council’s ISIL and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee). Legal scholars wishing to present a paper in the context of one of the conference (12) panels are warmly invited to submit an abstract of no more than 400 words to freedomunderpressure {at} ugent(.)Be. The deadline for abstracts is 31 March 2017. The deadline for submitting full papers is 15 September 2017. More information on the conference, including the full call for papers with further details of the different panels, can be found here.

3. International Law and Colombian Peace Agreements. The Master in International Law at University of La Sabana and the Doctorate in Juridical Sciences at the Pontifical Javeriana University invite you to participate in – and follow via live-streaming – the Forum International Law and Colombian Peace Agreements. The event will take place next Wednesday, 8 March 2017, from 8.00 to 13.00 (Colombian time), at University of La Sabana, and attendance is free. The invited lecturers are Makane Mbengue (University of Geneva) and Jean d’Aspremont (University of Manchester). Along with them, many Colombian scholars will compose the discussion boards. The complete program and additional information can be found here. For access to live-streaming, please fill the registration form (here). In the question “¿Desea seguir el conversatorio vía streaming?*”, choose “Si”.

4. Call for Abstracts – Public Law and the New Populism. The International Journal of Constitutional Law (I-CON) is pleased to announce a call for abstracts for a workshop on “Public Law and the New Populism” to take place at NYU School of Law on 15 September 2017. The workshop will be co-hosted by the Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law & Justice at NYU. The focus of the workshop will be on the relationship between the current populist turn in national and international politics, on the one hand, and legal norms and institutions on the other. The aim is to bring together constitutional, international and public law scholars to investigate some of the distinctively legal dimensions of the populist wave sweeping the world’s democracies. Each paper will be presented and discussed by an assigned commentator and other participants. Following the workshop, there may be an opportunity for a subset of the papers to be submitted to the I-CON journal as a proposed symposium issue. Abstracts of between 250 and 750 words should be submitted on or before 31 March 2017, by email to Daniel Francis at daniel.francis {at} law.nyu(.)edu, with “Populism Workshop Submission” in the subject line. Final papers will be due by 15 August 2017.

5. 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 additions include a four-part lecture on “International Law Relating to Islands” given by Professor Sean D. Murphy.

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