Announcements: Vacancies for PIL Assistant Professors; Disaster Law Essay Contest; Society of International Economic Law Conference; Second Annual Lecture of the Human Rights Centre; Intensive Course on Social Rights; BIICL Brexit Event; BIICL Senior Research Fellow Vacancy

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1. Leiden University Vacancies for PIL Assistant Professors. The Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies at The University of Leiden has two full-time vacancies for assistant professors in Public International Law. Further details can be found here and here. The application deadline is 21 June 2016.

2. Disaster Law Essay Contest. This annual contest is co-sponsored by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the American Society of International Law Disaster Law Interest Group (ASIL DLIG), and the International Disaster Law Project (IDL) of the Universities of Bologna, Pisa Sant’Anna, Roma Tre and Uninettuno. The contest is open to students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program (as an LL.M. or PhD candidate) at any university at the time of submission. Essays may examine any issue related to law and disasters, but must do so either from a comparative or an international law perspective, or both. Submissions may range from 5,000 to 10,000 words. The deadline for submissions is 31 August 2016. For further info see here.

3. The Society of International Economic Law Conference. The Society of International Economic Law (SIEL) is organising its fifth Biennial Global Conference – International Economic Law in a Diverse World – on 7-9 July 2016 at the University of Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg, South Africa. In addition to 24 panel sessions, poster presentations and a roundtable discussion, the Conference programme includes three keynote addresses: (1) Prof James Thuo Gathii “Africa and the Disciplines of International Economic Law: Taking Stock and Moving Forward”; (2) Prof Donald McRae “International Trade Law and International Investment Law: Sub-sets of International Law or Self-contained Regime?”; and (3) Prof Laurence Boisson de Chazournes “Dispute Settlement in a Diverse World”. The current (draft) programme is available here. To register for the conference see here. Current registration rates will only be in effect until 15 June.

4. Second Annual Lecture of the Human Rights Centre. The second annual lecture of the Human Rights Centre, University of Essex, will be held on 15 June 2016 at 5pm for a 5.30pm start at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Northcliffe House, 28 Tudor Street, London, EC4Y 0AY. The evening will consist of a keynote lecture on the subject of ‘Present Trends of Forced Displacement: From prevention to protection and solutions’ delivered by António Guterres, former UN High Commissioner for Refugees, 2005-15, followed by a response from Professor Geoff Gilbert. Our partner in this event, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, will host a drinks reception following the lecture. Please RSVP to Agnes Venema.
5. Intensive Course on Social Rights. Over the span of a week, this course offers advanced training in litigation, research, law and innovative strategies for implementing social rights. The course is part of the series of the Global School of Social Rights, which is held in different regions of the world. The Latin American course is organized by the Center for Law, Justice and Society (Dejusticia). The course will be taught in Spanish. There are 10 partial scholarships to cover the cost of tuition, travel, and/or stay. For more information please see here.

6. BIICL Brexit Event. On  14 June 2016 the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) will hold an event titled: ‘10 Days, 10 Issues – Countdown to the Brexit Referendum’. This event will look at various important topics dominating the Brexit debate. Speakers will assess the advantages, disadvantages and risks linked with a Brexit in the areas of Constitutional Arrangements, Foreign Relations, Trade, Agriculture, Immigration, Free Movement of Persons, Consumer Rights, Civil Justice, Financial Services and Human Rights. The Event Page is here, and the Flyer for the event can be found here.

7. BIICL Senior Research Fellow Vacancy. The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) is looking to appoint a Senior Research Fellow in International Investment Law to lead BIICL’s activities in investment and treaty law and to be the Director of the Investment Treaty Forum. Informal enquiries may be addressed to the Institute’s Director, Professor Robert McCorquodale at r.mccorquodale {at} biicl(.)org. For a full job description and person specification, please see here. The deadline for applications is 18 June 2016 by email to jobs {at} biicl(.)org.

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