Announcements: The Law and Policy of Brexit; Human Rights Research Students’ Conference; PluriCourts Centre of Excellence Workshop Series; CfA Postdoctoral Researcher – The Paths of International Law; CfP The Use of Law by Social Movements and Civil Society

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1. The Law and Policy of Brexit. Maastricht University Brussels Campus: 30 June 2017. This conference will include the following panels: (i) the future of EU-27; (ii) future EU-UK relations; (iii) Northern Ireland and Scotland after Brexit. Confirmed speakers: Prof Kenneth Armstrong (Cambridge), Dr Lorand Bartels (Cambridge), Prof Monica Claes (Maastricht), Prof Sionaidh Douglass-Scott (QMUL), Prof Christina Eckes (Amsterdam), Dr Veronika Fikfak (Cambridge), Prof Christopher McCrudden (Queens Belfast), Prof Hildegard Schneider (Maastricht), Prof Jure Vidmar (Maastricht) and Prof Jan Wouters (KU Leuven). The venue for this conference is Maastricht University Brussels Campus, Avenue de l’Armée 10, 1040 Brussels, Belgium, and it will be held on 30 June 2017 from 10.30-17.30 Attendance is free of charge, but please register here.

2. Human Rights Research Students’ Conference. This Postgraduate Research Students’ conference is 10 July at the University of Essex, 9.00 – 18.?00. It is aimed at students working within the broad interdisciplinary field of human rights and social justice. The conference aims to stimulate research on contemporary human rights issues, problems, challenges and policies, and to facilitate the dissemination of such research. We encourage submissions on the following themes, as well as submissions of a general nature: Human Rights in a Post-Brexit United Kingdom; Human Rights in the Times of Austerity and Backlash; Issues Relating to International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law; and Epistemological and Methodological Challenges in Cross-, Trans- and Inter-disciplinary Human Rights Research. Please send abstracts of up to 350 words to HRC {at} by 15 June 2017. For more information, see here.

3. PluriCourts Centre of Excellence at Oslo University Workshop Series on “Identity on the International Bench”. The PluriCourts Centre of Excellence at Oslo University is organizing a workshop series on “Identity on the International Bench”. On 11 and 12 January 2018, the first workshop will focus on Gender on the International Bench will take place in The Hague. Currently women judges make up on average 17% of international courts and tribunals, demonstrating significant disparity regarding the participation of women on the bench across different international legal regimes. Such lack of representativeness can affect the legitimacy of the international dispute settlement process and its outcomes. The aim of this workshop is to analyse causes and effects of the dearth of women judges, and the resulting implications for the legitimacy of international adjudicatory institutions and the judicial decisions rendered. This will include an examination of international rules and practices concerning appointment and composition of the bench, judicial behaviour linked to the absence or presence of female judges, and potential effects on compliance with judicial awards. Please find the Call for Papers here. Proposals should be submitted via freya.baetens {at} jus.uio(.)no and c.m.bailliet {at} jus.uio(.)no by 31 July 2017.

4. CfA: Postdoctoral Researcher in the ERC-funded Project “The Paths of International Law”, Graduate Institute, Geneva. The Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies in Geneva is recruiting a postdoctoral researcher for the ERC-funded research project “The Paths of International Law: Stability and Change in the International Legal Order”. The successful applicant will work closely with the principal investigator, Professor Nico Krisch, in the realization of the project, through both theoretical work and case studies in different issue areas of international law. Candidates should be enthusiastic about work in an interdisciplinary research team, and they should have an outstanding PhD in international law or international relations and be familiar with the respectively other field. The position is open from 1 October 2017. Recruitment will be for two years, with a possibility of extension up to five years. The gross starting salary will be CHF92,500pa. Further details on the project, the position and the application process can be found here.

5. Call for Papers: The Use of Law by Social Movements and Civil Society. This international and interdisciplinary symposium is organized by the Concerted Research Action on Strategic Litigation (Université Libre de Bruxelles and Université catholique de Louvain) and the International Sociology Association Research Committee 47 ‘Social Movements’. It will be held in Brussels on 22 and 23 March 2018. Keynote speakers include Michael McCann (University of Washington), Boaventura de Sousa Santos (University of Coimbra); Liora Israël (EHESS, Paris); Shalini Randeria (IWM, Vienna) and Bruno Frère (University of Liège). Proposals of max. 500 words should be submitted in English or in French by 1 October 2017 to Details on the symposium can be found here.
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