Announcements: Thessaloniki Summer Courses; Customary IHL Research Vacancy; Law Not War Event; Nuclear Law and Policy Research Associate; SIEL March Conversation; Rule of Law at Sea Lecture; Due Diligence in International Law Panel; Unpacking Transitional Justice Series; Roundtable Prosecutorial Discretion at the ICC; Spanish International Legal Podcast

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1. Thessaloniki Summer Courses on International Law and Human Rights. The Kalliopi Koufa Foundation for the Promotion of International Law and Human Rights organizes the 6th session of the Thessaloniki Summer Courses on International Law and Human Rights from 23 June – 2 July 2021, on the topic of “Social Rights in International Law: From Theory to Practice”. The summer course will be held entirely online and the programme is open to advanced law students, researchers and practitioners. The Faculty of course includes, among others, Manfred Nowak (Vienna, Venice Global Campus of Human Rights), Fons Coomans (Maastricht), Christina Binder (Bundeswehr University, Munich), Ralph Wilde (UCL), Zdzislaw Kedzia (UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, TBC), Karin Lukas (European Committee of Social Rights), Amaya Úbeda de Torres (Venice Commission), Aristoteles Constantinides (University of Cyprus), Solon Solomon (Brunel). For more information including registration deadlines, applicable fees and the provisional programme, see here.

2. Research Fellow in the Customary IHL Vacancy. As part of the co-operation between the ICRC and the British Red Cross to update the practice collection of the ICRC’s study on customary international humanitarian law (IHL), the ICRC and the British Red Cross seek to recruit for the position of a research fellow in the customary IHL research team based in Cambridge/UK. To apply, and for details about the position, please visit the British Red Cross website. For further information, please see here. The closing date for applications is 21 March 2021. Interviews are scheduled to take place during the week commencing 12 April 2021.

3. ‘Law. Not War.’ – Special Event honouring Ben Ferencz on his 101st Birthday. Honouring the 101st birthday of Benjamin ‘Ben’ Ferencz, the last living prosecutor of the Nuremberg trials, the Nuremberg Academy is holding a special live online event on 11 March, moderated by Deputy Director Dr. Viviane Dittrich. Following brief welcoming remarks, selected photo impressions and video clips of Ben Ferencz will be presented, featuring a new interview with him, specially recorded for this event. Some selected live invitees will share their personal reflections and birthday wishes. Speakers: Judge Thomas Buergenthal (tbc), Dr. Navi Pillay, Ambassador Christian Wenaweser, Dr. Fatou Bensouda, Professor Claus Kreß, Elisabeth Kaul, Klaus Rackwitz and Dr. Viviane Dittrich (Moderator). Thursday 11 March 2021, 5.00-6.00 p.m. CET, via Zoom. More information and registration here.

4. NUS Centre for International Law Research Position: Research Associate (Nuclear Law and Policy). The NUS Centre for International Law (CIL) is accepting applications for the position above. The position is for a new research project on nuclear law and policy at CIL. This project will focus on legal and policy issues related to nuclear safety, security, safeguards and liability. The Research Associate will join the CIL Nuclear Law and Policy Team to focus on research on cutting-edge issues in evolving areas of global and regional importance. Applications are assessed on a rolling basis. Full details of the position and application procedure are available here. For further information on the focus area including events, activities and publications, please see here.  

5. SIEL March Conversation. The Society of International Economic Law (SIEL) is hosting its February Conversation entitled ‘Managing Trade, Health and Equitable Access to Medicines during a Global Pandemic’, with Fatima Hassan (Health Justice Initiative), James Bacchus (Center for Global Economic and Environmental Opportunity), Brook K. Baker (Northeastern U. School of Law, University of KwaZulu Natal, Health GAP), chaired and moderated by Gabrielle Marceau (Research Division (ERSD) of the WTO Secretariat). 18 March 2021, 2 pm CET Time. Zoom registration available here. For more information see here.

6. International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea: Upholding the Rule of Law at Sea Lecture. The co-founders and co-convenors (Dr Meagan Wong and Dr Emily Jones) of the Essex Public International Law Lecture series are hosting a lecture by His Excellency Judge Kriangsak Kittichaisaree, ITLOS, entitled “International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea: Upholding the Rule of Law at Sea” chaired by Dr Meagan Wong. The lecture features Judge Kittichaisaree’s OUP book, ‘International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea’. The event takes place on 8 March at 12-1pm GMT on Zoom. Registration and more information available here. The Essex Public International Law Lecture Series is a weekly lecture series featuring judges of international courts and tribunals, leading academics, and practitioners of international law from governmental service, international organizations, and private practice from across the globe.

7. University of Westminster Panel on Recent Works on Due Diligence in International Law. This panel will take place on 17 March 2021, 5.30pm, chaired by M.Longobardo1 {at}" data-hovercard-owner-id="130">Marco Longobardo. The speakers on the panel are Professor Anne Peters and Leonhard Kreuzer (Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg), Professor Samantha Besson (Collège de France, Paris), Dr Maria Monnheimer (Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich) and Dr Alice Ollino (University of Milano-Bicocca). More information can be found here

8. Unpacking Transitional Justice: International Law, Memory, and Power Seminar Series. The Amsterdam Center for International Law (ACIL) at the University of Amsterdam, and Melbourne Law School’s Institute for International Law and the Humanities (IILAH) have announced a new seminar series entitled ‘Unpacking Transitional Justice: International Law, Memory, and Power’ convened by Dr Eliana Cusato (ACIL) and Valeria Vázquez Guevara (IILAH). The aim of the Series is to bring together scholars from around the world employing interdisciplinary and critical approaches to the study of transitional justice and international law, broadly understood. The relationship between international law and societies ‘in transition’ has been subject to increased scholarly interest over the past years. By exploring how international law, memory, and power interact in current responses to the violence of the ‘past’, the Series intends to push the conversation forward. The Series will be held entirely online starting from 24 March 2021. For information on the programme and how to register, see here

9. Roundtable ‘Prosecutorial Discretion at the International Criminal Court’. The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) enjoys discretionary powers in many respects, for example, in the selection and prioritisation of situations and cases. Such ineliminable discretion shapes the Court and yet it has often attracted criticism. While the current Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda is reaching the end of her mandate in June this year and the new Prosecutor Karim Khan has just been elected, it is time to take stock. How much discretion does the Prosecutor really have? How has it been exercised so far? What is the way forward? This timely roundtable aims to discuss these and other questions concerning the discretionary powers of the ICC Prosecutor with practitioners working at the ICC and academics. The event will take place on Zoom on 9 March 2021 at 9–11 a.m. CET. Registration is compulsory at the following link.

10. Hablemos de Derecho Internacional (HDI) – The International Legal Podcast (Spanish). HDI recently added the following Episodes in Spanish: Embajador Dr. Juan M. Gómez Robledo – El Consejo de Seguridad de la ONU;  Dr. Francesco Tripo – Adquisición y Distribución de la Vacuna del COVID-19Prof. Nicolás Carrillo – Las Emociones en el Derecho InternacionalProf. Gleider Hernández – Litigios Internacionales sobre el Cambio Climático (Premium); and Gota 7: Controversia Marítima (Perú c. Chile) (Contenido Premium)Updated information about the guests and episodes can be found on HDI’s social media accounts: LinkedInTwitterInstagramFacebook and Youtube. The Podcast contributes to the dissemination and study of contemporary legal issues in Spanish, and is available on the main platforms: Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or through other podcast applications by searching “Hablemos de Derecho Internacional”, and on its website

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