Announcements: UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; CfA Correcting Inequality through Law; Leicester Law School Conference – Migrants’ Rights at a Crossroads; ASIL Roundtable on New Perspectives in International Legal Theory

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1. New Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law. The Codification Division of the Office of Legal Affairs recently added the following lectures to the Lecture Series of the United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law (AVL) website: Ms. Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi on “The International Criminal Court twenty years after its establishment: consolidation or decadence?” (in Spanish), and Mr. Eduardo Bertoni on “Human Rights and the Internet: International Standards” (in Spanish). The Audiovisual Library is also available as an audio podcast, which can be accessed through the preinstalled applications in Apple or Google devices, through Soundcloud or through the podcast application of your preference by searching “Audiovisual Library of International Law”. The UN Audiovisual Library of International Law provides high quality international law training and research materials to users around the world free of charge.

2. Call for Applications: ERC funded project on “Correcting Inequality through Law”. The Institute for International and Comparative Public Law of the University of Münster is looking for up to five candidates to fill PhD positions in the context of the research project “Correcting Inequality through Law”. The project, which is led by Professor Dr. Niels Petersen and funded by a Consolidator Grant of the European Research Council, analyses how apex courts conceptualize equality in constitutional and international human rights law. It will be based on a comparative study of the equality jurisprudence of 16 jurisdictions. The deadline for applications is 31 March 2019. More information can be found here.

3. Leicester Law School Conference: Migrants’ Rights at a Crossroads. Leicester Law School is holding a conference on 22 March entitled “Migrants’ Rights at a Crossroads: Seizing the Moment(um) of the UN Global Compact on Migration and the SDGs 2030 to forge a new path for the protection of migrants’ rights”. Generously supported by the Modern Law Review, the conference brings together experts from international institutions and academia to discuss the prospects for migrants’ rights protection in light of the UN Global Compact on Migration and the SDGs 2030. To register for the conference, please see here

4. ASIL Roundtable on New Perspectives in International Legal Theory. The ASIL International Legal Theory Interest Group will use its business meeting at the ASIL Annual Meeting (27 30 March 2019) to hold a roundtable on “New Perspectives in International Legal Theory.” The roundtable will provide an opportunity for three scholars to present and receive feedback on unpublished papers addressing topics related to international legal theory. Other Interest Group members will be invited to read the selected papers in advance of the roundtable to facilitate a vibrant discussion. Scholars wishing to participate should submit a one-page abstract to the Interest Group’s chair, Evan Criddle (ejcriddle {at} wm(.)edu), by 25 February 2019. With the abstract submission, applicants should include their contact information, professional title, institutional affiliation, and number of years teaching in the academy. Preference will be given to scholars who have been teaching at an academic institution in the United States for seven years or fewer, but all submissions are welcome. Successful applicants must commit to deliver their draft paper for circulation to the Interest Group no later than 10 March 2019.

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