Announcements: University of Louvain academic vacancies; Developing International Law at the Bar; Settlement of Tax Disputes under International Law Conference; Conference on Australia’s Asylum Seeker Policies

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1. University of Louvain (Belgium) academic vacancies. The University of Louvain in Belgium is currently advertising two academic vacancies. The first vacancy, Professorship, Public International Law, is a full-time position. The Professorship, Economic law position is a part-time position. The procedure and deadline for applying can be found here. Full English translations of the relevant websites are available.

2. Developing International Law at the Bar – A Growing Competition Among International Courts and Tribunals. On 5 November 2015 at 3pm, The Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals (Brill/Nijhoff) will offer its second Seminar in a series devoted to contemporary developments in international judicial practice. The Seminar will discuss some salient aspects of a growing competition among international courts and tribunals in the development of international law. The program is organized by Pierre Bodeau-Livinec (University Paris 8) and Chiara Giorgetti (Richmond Law School) and is co-sponsored by European Affairs committee of the NYCBA. Panelists include Chester Brown (University of Sydney), Mathias Forteau (University of Paris Ouest-Nanterre), Makane Mbengue (University of Geneva), Eduardo Valencia-Ospina (Editor-in-Chief of The Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals), August Reinisch (University of Vienna), Attila Tanzi (University of Bologna) and Catherine Tinker (Seton Hall University, Chair of the European Affairs Committee of the NYC Bar Association). For more information and to enrol see here.

3. University of Luxembourg conference on the Settlement of Tax Disputes under International Law. On 12-13 November 2015, the Research Unit in Law at the University of Luxembourg, with the support of the Fonds National de la Recherche Luxembourg, is holding a conference on the settlement of tax disputes under international law. The conference will examine the settlement of tax disputes under international law with the aim of analysing taxation issues through the lens of international law and its dispute settlement procedures, bringing together academics and practitioners from tax and international law backgrounds in order to do so. Details about the conference and how to register can be found here.

4. Australia’s Asylum Seeker Policies: International Law and the Human Rights Commission. The Australian Human Rights Commission recently produced a report on the various policies of Australian governments concerning those seeking protection as refugees, especially considering the effect on children. This talk on 11 November 2015 by the President of the Australian Human Rights Commission will provide an insight into the report and the broader implications of Australia’s actions in regard to international law. The speaker at this event will be Professor Gillian Triggs (President, Australian Human Rights Commission), with introductions from Professor Robert McCorquodale (Director BIICL) and Anne Bodley (Convenor, Law Council of Australia London Chapter). This event is jointly organised by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, the Anglo-Australasian Lawyers Society and the Law Council of Australia (London Chapter). The event will take place at BIICL, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP. Find out more and book here, or download the Event Flyer.

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