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. Alejandro Chehtman on “Extraterritorial criminal jurisdiction” (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. Summer School on EU Immigration and Asylum Law and Policy. Odysseus Academic Network for Legal Studies on Immigration and Asylum in Europe (Institut d’Etudes Européennes- Université libre de Bruxelles) is hosting the 19th edition of the Summer School on EU Immigration and Asylum Law and Policy in Brussels from 1 – 12 July 2019. This programme is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of EU immigration and asylum policies from a legal perspective. Participants in the Summer School include academics, EU and Member States officials, PhD and graduate students, representatives of NGOs and international organizations, lawyers, judges. The deadline for registration is 15 May 2019. For more information about the Summer School, please visit our Summer School website, in French or in English. The Odysseus Network has also launched a crowdfunding campaign in order to be able to finance the participation of 10 refugees to the 2019 Summer School. A doctoral seminar, with four grants available is also organized during the 2019 Summer School. More information is available here.
3. GoJIL: Call for Submissions for Special Issue on “Protection of the Environment in Relation to Armed Conflict – Beyond the ILC. The International Law Commission included the topic “Protection of the Environment in Relation to Armed Conflict” in 2011 on its future program of work. It is now in the stage of finalizing the project by drafting principles that address the phases of pre-conflict, during conflict, and post-conflict in light of different fields of international law, in particular looking into the laws of armed conflict, human rights law and international environmental law. This GoJIL special issue attempts to consolidate the legal protection of the environment during the three phases of armed conflict by the laws of armed conflict, human rights law and international environmental law. Contributions should address one (or several) of the three conflict phases with regard to environmental protection. Deadline for the submission of abstracts is 1 June 2019. All articles must be submitted no later than 1 August 2019. Selected contributions will then be published in Issue 1 of Vol. 10 in 2020. The full GoJIL call for papers can be found here.
4. Advanced Summer Programme on Terrorism, Counter-Terrorism and The Rule of Law. The TMC Asser Institute in collaboration with the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT – The Hague) is happy to announce that registrations are now open for the 9th edition of their Advanced Summer Programme on Terrorism, Counter-Terrorism and The Rule of Law. This Programme, which takes place at the end of August, seeks to provide a comprehensive understanding of the legal aspects of counter-terrorism and to offer an in-depth look at the challenges that come with adopting and implementing counter-terrorism measures while ensuring respect for human rights, fundamental freedoms and the rule of law. In 2019, the lectures will focus on issues such as prosecution of terrorism cases in practice, the use of secret intelligence evidence in court trials, legislative means to target extreme and radical speakers and the 2019/2020 counter-terrorism challenges. This year we are also offering a special PhD fee and an early bird fee (limited availability). More information about the course and the fees can be found here.
5. U.S.-German Summer Law School in International and Comparative Law. The U.S.-German Summer Law School in International and Comparative Law in Giessen, Germany, July will take place from 20 July – 17 August 2019. For further information, and to apply, see here.