Announcements: UN Food and Agriculture Organization Law Lecture; International Nuremberg Principles Academy Vacancies; EJIL Podcast; CfP Responsibility to Protect in Theory and Practice; Geneva Graduate Institute LL.M

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1. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Law Lecture. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is hosting its 2022 FAO Law Lecture: Legal reflections on “Leave no one behind. Better production, better nutrition, a better environment, and a better life”. It will be delivered by Professor Philippe Sands on Monday 31 October 2022, from 14:00 to 15:30 CET. This is the inaugural event of a new series of annual Law Lectures the FAO is launching, celebrating the annual World Food Day, which commemorates the establishment of FAO. The aim is to provide a forum in which experts can reflect and share their thoughts on legal aspects of FAO’s mandate, including from a general public international law perspective. The Lecture will be delivered virtually, with interpretation in all official FAO languages (Arabic, English, Spanish, French, Russian and Chinese) and will conclude with a  Q&A session.  For further information and to register see here

2. International Nuremberg Principles Academy Vacancies. The International Nuremberg Principles Academy is currently seeking to recruit two full-time Senior Officers in the area of international criminal law (ICL) and international humanitarian law (IHL). More information can be found here. 

3. EJIL Podcast: Episode 17. What’s wrong with the international law on jurisdiction? What conduct occurring where are states allowed to regulate? The international law on jurisdiction provides part of the answer. But international lawyers use different images when conceptualising the geographical reach of states’ jurisdiction to prescribe their laws. In this podcast, the two contenders in a debate in issue 33(2) of the European Journal of International Law engage with each other’s images and their ensuing conclusions as to the international law of jurisdiction. Nico Krisch posits that the traditional image is inappropriate, that in practice jurisdiction – at least when it relates to global markets – has come “unbound” and that this unbound jurisdiction has allowed  economically powerful states to exercise global governance in a hierarchical fashion, triggering fresh demands for public accountabilityRoger O’Keefe replies that this supposedly traditional image was never his understanding, argues that the current law of jurisdiction is fit for purpose and cautions against blaming this law for the perpetuation of the world’s economic inequalities. EJIL Editor in Chief Sarah Nouwen hosts the debate.

4. Call for Papers: 6th Responsibility to Protect in Theory and Practice. Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana invites abstract submissions for consideration for the sixth edition of a two-day international interdisciplinary scientific conference entitled Responsibility to Protect in Theory and Practice Conference. The conference will be once again held in Ljubljana, Slovenia on May 11 – 12, 2023. The interdisciplinary conference is designed to address a plethora of various issues related to the Responsibility to Protect principle from its applicability in today’s situations to the use of artificial intelligence for its implementation. The deadline for submission of abstracts is Monday, 17 October 2022. For more information about the Call for Papers and the conference itself, visit the conference website.

5. Geneva Graduate Institute LL.M. in International Law. The LL.M. in International Law is a one-year postgraduate degree course that provides comprehensive and practice-oriented training in international law. The programme allows for students to tailor their studies according to their particular interests by choosing one of the three different concentration streams offered: International Economic Law; International Environmental Law and Governance; and, The Protection of the Individual in International Law. Applications for the 2023/2024 cohort will open in October 2022. Further information can be found here

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