Announcements: Vacancy at University of Southern Denmark; CfS UCL Journal of Law and Jurisprudence; CfP Manchester International Law Centre; Customary IHL Research Fellow Vacancy

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1. Centre for War Studies at University of Southern Denmark Vacancy for Assistant Professor. The Centre for War Studies (CWS) at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense is currently advertising a post for Assistant Professor with starting date 1 November 2016 or soon thereafter. CWS is an interdisciplinary research centre rooted in the Departments of Political Science, Law and Cultural Studies. The successful applicant will be skilled at organizing policy and public outreach activities, including workshops, partner networks and various communication platforms. The teaching load will include contributions to the interdisciplinary master degree in “International Security and Law”. The successful candidate can be trained either in international law or international relations, but should research issues of relevance to both communities. This position has been created to advance both interdisciplinary research collaboration and outreach, and if after three years the initiative proves successful, the Departments of Political Science and Law will fund a tenured position, budgets allowing. For more information and the application form see the official job advert. The deadline for applications is 15 September 2016.

2. UCL Journal of Law and Jurisprudence Call for Submissions: Volume 6, Issue 1 (March 2017). The UCL Journal of Law and Jurisprudence is a law journal run by postgraduate students of the UCL Faculty of Laws. The Journal appears twice a year and will be available open access. All submissions are assessed through double blind peer review. The Editorial Board is pleased to call for submissions for the first issue of 2017. The Board welcomes papers covering all areas of law and jurisprudence. We accept articles of between 8,000-12,000 words, case notes of 6,000-8,000 words and book reviews of 1,000-2,000 words. All submissions must comply with the Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA). Contributions that have already been published or that are under consideration for publication in other journals will not be considered. The deadline for submissions is 4 November 2016. Manuscripts must be uploaded via the submissions section on our website. For further information and guidelines for authors please visit our website. For any queries, please e-mail the academic editors.

3. Call for Papers: The Role of International Organizations and Non-State Actors in the Formation of Customary International Law. The Manchester International Law Centre (MILC) is organising a workshop with a view to generating new reflections on the role of international organizations and non-state actors in the formation of customary international law. The workshop will bring together experts in the field as well as speakers selected through this call for paper. Sir Michael, Professors Niels Blokker, Jean d’Aspremont, and Iain Scobbie have confirmed their participation as speakers. MILC invites the submission of abstracts from scholars and practitioners interested in the subject who wish to present a paper on this topic. In preparing their proposals, applicants are encouraged to engage directly with the positions of Sir Michael and those of the International Law Commission on the topic. Abstracts must be between 750 and 1,000 words, to be received by 15 October 2016. Authors of those abstracts selected for presentation will be notified by 25 October 2016. The final papers must be between 6,000 and 8,000 words, to be received by December 31, 2016. Abstracts and papers must be submitted to the following email address milc {at} The workshop will be held at the University of Manchester on the 26 – 27 January 2017. MILC will provide one night accommodation to all speakers and reimburse travel expenses up to £150. The full call for papers and registration details can be found here.

4. Customary IHL: Research Fellow – International Humanitarian Law (Maternity Cover). In the framework of the co-operation between the ICRC and the British Red Cross to update the practice collection of the ICRC’s study on customary international humanitarian law (IHL), the ICRC and the British Red Cross seek to recruit a maternity cover for a research fellow position in the customary IHL research team based in Cambridge/UK. To apply, and for details about the position, please visit the British Red Cross website here. For further information, please see here and here. The closing date for applications is Sunday 25 September 2016.

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Parisa Z. says

September 4, 2016


Will the Manchester presentations be broascast on the internet, and/or the papers be publicly available?

iain scobbie says

September 6, 2016

We are not yet sure Parisa: we are looking into possibilities. Trust all is well,

best -- iain

Parisa Z. says

September 7, 2016

Thank you!