Announcements: UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; Jurisdiction – Who speaks international law? Conference; Colloquium on International Investment Law & State Capitalism; UN at 75 Conference

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1. New Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law (AVL). The Codification Division of the UN Office of Legal Affairs recently added the following materials to the AVL: a lecture by Professor Karine Bannelier-Christakis on “Enjeux du principe de due diligence dans la prévention et la reaction aux cyber-attaques” and a lecture by Judge Ivana Hrdličková on “Special Tribunal for Lebanon – A Tribunal of Many Firsts” in video and audio formats accompanied by the related materials lists; as well as an introductory note by Professor Jean Allain on the Slavery Convention, 1926, and the Protocol amending the Slavery Convention, 1953, and  the Supplementary Convention on the Abolition of Slavery, the Slave Trade, and Institutions and Practices Similar to Slavery, 1956. The Audiovisual Library of International Law is also available as a podcast on SoundCloud and can also be accessed through the relevant preinstalled applications on Apple or Google devices, or through the podcast application of your preference by searching “Audiovisual Library of International Law”.

2. Jurisdiction – Who speaks international law? Conference. The Working Group of Young Scholars in Public International Law (Arbeitskreis junger Völkerrechtswissenschaftler*innen – AjV) and the German Society of International Law (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationales Recht – DGIR) invite contributions to their joint conference titled ‘Jurisdiction – Who speaks international law?’, to be held on 3 – 4 September 2021 at the University of Bonn. The main purpose of the conference is to create an opportunity for PhD students and early career researchers to present their work. Established scholars will comment on the contributions. Anonymised abstracts in German or English (max. 500 words) must be submitted by 8 January 2021 only via the application form on the conference website. Selected candidates will be notified by 31 January 2021. Paper drafts (max. 7000 words, including footnotes) must be submitted by 1 June 2021.

3. Colloquium on International Investment Law & State Capitalism. The Colloquium on International Investment Law & State Capitalism will take place on 15 – 16 October 2020, jointly organized by the Athens Public International Law Center (Athens PIL) of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens School of Law (Greece), the Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) at Tilburg University (the Netherlands), and Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) College of Law (Qatar). Due to the pandemic, the colloquium will take place as a Zoom Webinar. The final programme and details for the Colloquium can be found here, and the registration link here. After registration, a confirmation as well as the Zoom login link will be received by the registered participants.

4. UN at 75: Effective Multilateralism and International Law Conference. The Office of Legal Affairs of the United Nations and the German Federal Foreign Office invite participation in the online conference ‘UN at 75: Effective Multilateralism and International Law’, to be held on 9 October 2020 via Zoom. As part of the celebration of its 75th Anniversary in 2020, the United Nations, reflecting on its evolution since 1945, is aiming to spark a global conversation on future trends in multilateralism, the role of the Organization in addressing new and emerging threats and how to position itself to foment a better world for future generations. More than a commemoration, the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations aims to be a forum for debate, new inspiration and commitment to tackle the dominant challenges of our time. Against this background, this conference will examine the evolution of international law since the establishment of the United Nations, the achievements of the UN in advancing international law, and its future in supporting multilateralism. For further information on the programme and to register for participation please see here.  

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