Announcements: UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; International Society for Military Law and the Law of War Seminar; Ghent University Vacancy; CfP Tel Aviv University Buchmann Faculty of Law; JuWiss CfS The Lisbon Treaty 10 Years On; Workshop on International Economic Law in the Era of Distributed Ledger Technology; Martens Summer School on International Law; Trump Administration and International Law Event

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1. New Addition to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law. The Codification Division of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs recently added the following lecture to the Lecture Series of the United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law (AVL) website: Mr. Luis Alfonso García-Corrochano Moyano on “Unilateral Acts of States” (in Spanish). The Audiovisual Library is also available as a 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. International Society for Military Law and the Law of War Seminar. The International Society for Military Law and the Law of War (ISMLLW) will organise its XII Seminar for Legal Advisors of the Armed Forces from 18 – 21 June 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. This edition of the Seminar is co-organized with the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), with the support of the Swiss Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS), the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) and the Swiss Group of the ISMLLW. The central theme of the Seminar is ‘The Law of Armed Non-State Actors 70 Years after the Geneva Conventions’. To mark this celebratory year of the Geneva Conventions, the Seminar will take place at Maison de la paix in Geneva and visits to the ‘Palais des Nations’ and the Museum of the International Committee of the Red Cross will be part of the programme. The Seminar is intended for military legal advisors holding the ranks of captain to colonel and civilian experts with comparable civilian rank. Registrations are open until 1 May 2019. For further information on programme and practical arrangements, see here.

3. Ghent University Vacancy. Ghent University is hiring a new (junior or senior) professor to strengthen the Ghent Rolin Jaequemyns International Law Institute and the Department of European, Public and International Law as of 1 October 2019. Candidates should hold a PhD degree and have at least two years of postdoctoral experience on 1 October 2019. In addition, candidates must have a proven track record of conducting research on law of the sea. Applications are due by 23 April. Further information on the vacancy is available here

4. Call for Papers: Tel Aviv University Buchmann Faculty of LawThe Tel Aviv University Buchmann Faculty of Law is pleased to invite submissions to its 5th annual workshop for junior scholars in law: Law and Boundaries. The workshop provides junior scholars with the opportunity to present and discuss your work, receive meaningful feedback from faculty members and peers and take part in the community of international junior scholars in law. Travel grants and accommodation may be available for participants with no institutional funding. For further information see here.

5. JuWiss: Call for Submissions to Conference “The Lisbon Treaty 10 Years On. Reflections on the Future of European Integration”. The conference will discuss reform proposals regarding EU law and will take place in Berlin on 21 June 2019. Young legal scholars may submit conference papers (max. 5.000 characters) until 26 April 2019. The main conference language is German, but English contributions are welcome. More details can be found here.
6. Workshop on International Economic Law in the Era of Distributed Ledger Technology. The University of Turin Department of Law and Collegio Carlo Alberto are hosting a workshop on International Economic Law in the Era of Distributed Ledger Technology on 9 April 2019 in Turin. The emergence of new technologies within the rapidly developing digital economy, such as Distributed Ledger Technology (commonly referred to as Blockchain), have the potential to transform the current international regulatory framework that governs economic transactions. Although these new technologies are not yet established in international practice, their current development demands closer analysis of the implications for global governance. For more information see here
7. 8th Martens Summer School on International Law. This Summer School will take place in Pärnu (Estonia) from 29  July – 2 August 2019. The application deadline is 31 May 2019, and the registration fee is 50 EUR. The Martens Summer School focuses on comparative international law, including the theory and practice of international law in Russia and Eurasia. The summer school is organized by the University of Tartu School of Law and the course director is Professor Lauri Mälksoo. In 2019, the following Professors will teach at the summer school: Kanstantsin Dzehtsiarou (Liverpool), Randall Lesaffer (Tilburg), Inger Österdahl (Uppsala), Paul Stephan (University of Virginia), and Hent Kalmo (Tartu). Please see further here
8. The Trump Administration and International Law Event. Who is winning: Donald Trump or International Law? Harold Hongju Koh, currently Sterling Professor of International Law at Yale and Goodhart Visiting Professor at Cambridge, formerly Yale Law Dean and U.S. State Department Legal Adviser and Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, surveys the landscape and gives his assessment, which is set forth in his new book The Trump Administration and International Law. The event will take place on 8 May 2019, 4:30 – 6:30 pm (coffee and tea from 4:15 pm) in the Reception at the Harry Peach Library (Leicester Law School) afterwards. Book here. For more information and details, please email celi {at}
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