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Announcements: CfS Hague Yearbook of International Law; Customary IHL Research Fellow Vacancy; CfP Ethiopian Yearbook of International Law; Democracy and Information Warfare Conference; Conference on ICC’s Contribution to the Development and Enforcement of IHL

Published on January 26, 2020        Author: 


1. Call for Submissions: Hague Yearbook of International Law. The Hague Yearbook of International Law is now receiving submissions for its Volume 31, due to be published at the end of 2020. The Hague Yearbook of International Law is an internationally recognised journal with a wide-ranging and in-depth focus on various issues of international law. It aims to offer a platform for review of new developments in the field of international law. In addition, it devotes attention to developments in the international law institutions based in the international City of Peace and Justice, The Hague. Submissions on any issues of public or private international law in either English or French language are welcomed. Selected papers will be subject to peer-review before publication. As a general guide, most published papers are around 15,000 words, but shorter and longer pieces may also be accepted. Submissions should follow the OSCOLA style guide and should be sent to hagueyearbook {at} gmail(.)com before 15 April 2020.  

2. Customary IHL:Research Fellow – International Humanitarian Law. 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 for the position of a researcher 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. For further information, please see here and here. The closing date for applications is 16 February 2020. Interviews will take place during the week commencing 9 March 2020.

3. Call for Papers: Ethiopian Yearbook of International Law. The Ethiopian Yearbook of International Law (EtYIL) is a peer-reviewed academic book series that focuses on international, regional comparative legal and policy matters that most concern developing countries more generally and Ethiopia and (the Horn of) Africa specifically. The Yearbook has recently been independently evaluated and included in Scopus. We are pleased to invite interested scholars to consider submitting long or short articles, current development pieces, case reports and book reviews for consideration for the fifth (2020) volume of the Yearbook (submission guidelines and other details available here). Submission deadline for this volume is 30 November 2020. We would like to hear your potential ideas and topics at ethiopianyearbook {at} gmail(.)com. Read the rest of this entry…

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Announcements: Ghent University Vacancy for Predoctoral Researcher; CfP Junior Faculty Forum for International Law; International Conference on Climate Risk and Divestment; Dialogues on International Law Conference

Published on January 12, 2020        Author: 


1. Ghent University Vacancy for Predoctoral Researcher. Ghent University currently have a vacancy for a four-year doctoral research project dealing with the legality of extraterritorial/secondary sanctions and the possible judicial and non-judicial remedies for third States to counter such sanctions. Further information is available here

2. Call for Papers – Junior Faculty Forum for International Law. A call for papers has been issued for the Ninth Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law, convened by Dino Kritsiotis (Univ. of Nottingham – Law), Sarah M.H. Nouwen (Univ. of Cambridge/European Univ. Institute), and J.H.H. Weiler (New York Univ. – Law), together with guest conveners Han Liyu and Zhu Jingwen (both of Renmin Law School). The Ninth Forum will be held at the Renmin University of China in Beijing on 29 – 30 June 2020. The deadline for applications is 7 February 2020. The call is here. As with previous years, selected presentations from the Forum will be invited to appear in the European Journal of International Law. Read the rest of this entry…

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Announcements: International Legal Proceedings Relating to Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Event; Trade, Law and Development 12th Anniversary Special Issue

Published on January 5, 2020        Author: 


1. International Legal Proceedings Relating to Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Event. The University of Westminster is hosting  an event on the International Legal Proceedings Relating to Israeli-Palestinian Conflict on 16 January 2020 from 6-8pm. The presentation examines the significance of these initiatives with regard to the international legal standing of the parties and in terms of the addressing substantive legal controversies relating to the conflict. For more information, see here. You can book your place here

2. Trade, Law and Development 12th Anniversary Special Issue. The Board of Editors of Trade, Law and Development is pleased to announce ‘Trade in Services: A Holistic Solution to New-Found Issues in Trade Law?’ as the theme for its 12th Anniversary Special Issue (Vol. XII, No. 1). The GATS was enforced in 1995, when global dynamics in terms of trade, political and economic relations, development and policies was vastly different from what it is today. This theme has a two-fold objective: analysing existing literature on GATS, while, inter alia, also assessing areas such as education, e-commerce, new regulations, and competition law issues. An illustrative list of the sub-issues under the theme are: Digital Trade & E-Commerce, Brexit issues, the Trade in Services Agreement Negotiations, Impacts on Maritime Trade, etc. Manuscripts may be submitted via e-mail or ExpressO. For further information about the journal please click here. For submission guidelines, please click here. In case of any queries, please feel free to contact us at: editors[at]tradelawdevelopment[dot]com. Last date for submissions is 15 March 2020. 


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Announcements: CfP Colloquium on International Investment Law & State Capitalism; Emile Noël Fellowship Program; CfS Melbourne Journal of International Law

Published on December 22, 2019        Author: 


1. Call for Papers – ESIL supported Colloquium on ‘International Investment Law & State Capitalism’. The Athens Public International Law Center (Athens PIL) of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens School of Law is hosting a Colloquium on ‘International Investment Law & State Capitalism’, which will take place on 15 and 16 October 2020 in Athens, Greece, and is jointly organized by Athens PIL, the Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) at Tilburg University, and Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) College of Law. Abstracts must not exceed 800 words and must be submitted by email to agourg {at} law.uoa(.)gr; gdimitropoulos {at}; and P.Delimatsis {at} uvt(.)nl. The full call for papers, including potential topics, can be found here

2. Emile Noël Fellowship Program. The Jean Monnet Center at NYU School of Law is currently accepting applications for its Emile Noël Fellowship Program  for AY 2020/21. Limited number of fellowships are available. Deadline is 15 January 2020.  For further information, she here

3. Call for Submissions: Melbourne Journal of International Law. The Editors of the Melbourne Journal of International Law (‘MJIL’), Australia’s premier generalist international law journal, are now inviting submissions for volume 21(1). The deadline for submissions is 31 January 2020. MJIL is a peer-reviewed academic journal based at the University of Melbourne and publishes innovative scholarly research and critical examination of issues in international law. Submissions and inquiries should be directed to law-mjil {at} For more information, please visit here.


Announcements: Vacancy at the International Nuremberg Principles Academy; Custom and International Investment Law Conference; When Blockchain Meets Arbitration Conference

Published on December 15, 2019        Author: 


1. Vacancy at the International Nuremberg Principles Academy. The International Nuremberg Principles Academy (Nuremberg Academy), located in Nuremberg, the birthplace of modern international criminal law, is a non-profit foundation dedicated to the promotion of international criminal law and human rights.  The Nuremberg Academy is seeking to recruit a Project Officer with a special focus on working on the research project “Length of the Proceedings at the International Criminal Court”. For more information please see here.  

2. Conference: Custom and International Investment Law. On 23-24 September 2020 the Washington College of Law will hold a conference on Custom and International Investment Law. The conference will focus on the issues relating to the interaction between customary international law and international investment law, both from a theoretical and a practical perspective. It will bring together leading academics, international judges/arbitrators and other practitioners. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 1 April 2020. More information can be found here.

3. Conference: When Blockchain Meets Arbitration. This conference, When blockchain meets arbitration: the birth of decentralised justice” will take place on 31 January 2020 (9am-5 pm). It is organised by the Centre for European Law and Internationalisation (CELI). The conference explores the nascent concept of decentralized justice – that is to say, arbitration on a blockchain. A panel of speakers will discuss the interplay between blockchain and the law by conceptualizing smart contracts as legal constructs, including means to resolve smart contracts disputes. Taking Kleros as a case study, the discussion will then focus on the latest developments in both the theory and the practice of blockchain arbitration as well as its relationship with online arbitration. Bookings can be made here

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New EJIL: Live! Interview with Hala Khoury-Bisharat and Michael A. Becker

Published on December 15, 2019        Author: 


In this episode of EJIL: Live! Sarah Nouwen, Editor-in-Chief of EJIL, speaks with Hala Khoury-Bisharat, Lecturer in law, Ono Academic College School of Law, Haifa, Israel and Michael A. Becker, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Trinity College Dublin, about the Symposium on International Commissions of Inquiry, which appears in EJIL’s 30:3 issue. Michael Becker first speaks about the motivation of the organizers – Doreen Lustig of Tel Aviv University, Sarah Nouwen and himself – to develop a project on Commissions of Inquiry (CoIs) and more specifically why they framed the project in terms of the difference that such commissions make. Hala Khoury-Bisharat then introduces her case study in the Symposium on the Goldstone Inquiry in Israel and the unintended backlash effects it produced for human rights organizations in the country. As the first Palestinian Israeli woman to hold a professorial position in Israel, she then elaborates, on a more personal note, on the obstacles that she, as a member of a minority in Israel, had to face and overcome in her career. The interview concludes with some reflections by Michael Becker on the possible future directions for international commissions of inquiry. The interview was recorded at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law. Thanks are given to the Lauterpacht Centre and to Pembroke College, Cambridge, for making the filming possible.


New Issue of EJIL (Vol. 30 (2019) No. 3) – Now Published

Published on December 12, 2019        Author: 


The latest issue of the European Journal of International Law (Vol. 30 (2019) No. 3) is now out. As usual, the table of contents of the new issue is available at EJIL’s own website, where readers can access those articles that are freely available without subscription. The free access article in this issue is Paz Andrés Sáenz de Santa María’s The European Union and the Law of Treaties: A Fruitful RelationshipEJIL subscribers have full access to the latest issue of the journal at EJIL’s Oxford University Press site. Apart from articles published in the last 12 months, EJIL articles are freely available on the EJIL website.

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New Issue of EJIL (Vol. 30 (2019) No. 3) Out This Week

Published on December 9, 2019        Author: 


The latest issue of the European Journal of International Law will be published this week. Over the coming days, we will have a series of editorial posts by Joseph Weiler and Sarah Nouwen, Editors-in-Chief of EJIL. These posts will appear in the Editorial of the new issue. 

Here is the Table of Contents for this new issue:


On My Way In – I: Impressions of a New Editor-in-Chief’s First Months in the EJIL Engine Room; On My Way Out – Advice to Young Scholars VI: WeakPoint, On the Uses and Abuses of PowerPoint; In This Issue


Paz Andrés Sáenz de Santa María, The European Union and the Law of Treaties: A Fruitful Relationship

Vera Shikhelman, Implementing Decisions of International Human Rights Institutions – Evidence from the United Nations Human Rights Committee

Máximo Langer and Mackenzie Eason, The Quiet Expansion of Universal Jurisdiction

Symposium: International Commissions of Inquiry

Michael A. Becker and Sarah M.H. Nouwen, International Commissions of Inquiry: What Difference Do They Make? Taking an Empirical Approach

Eliav Lieblich, At Least Something: The UN Special Committee on the Problem of Hungary, 1957–1958

Hala Khoury-Bisharat, The Unintended Consequences of the Goldstone Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights Organizations in Israel

Mohamed S. Helal, Two Seas Apart: An Account of the Establishment, Operation and Impact of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI)

Roaming Charges: Moments of Dignity: Mekong River

EJIL: Debate!

Jeffrey Kahn, The Relationship between the European Court of Human Rights and the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation: Conflicting Conceptions of Sovereignty in Strasbourg and St. Petersburg

A. Blankenagel, The Relationship between the European Court of Human Rights and the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation: A Reply to Jeffrey Kahn

EJIL: Debate!

Heike Krieger, Populist Governments and International Law

Marcela Prieto Rudolphy, Populist Governments and International Law: A Reply to Heike Krieger

Paul Blokker, Populist Governments and International Law: A Reply to Heike Krieger

A Fresh Look at an Old Case

Amedeo Arena, From an Unpaid Electricity Bill to the Primacy of EU Law: Gian Galeazzo Stendardi and the Making of Costa v ENEL 

Review Essay

JHHW, FIFA – The Beautiful Game – The Ugly Organization

Sahiba Gill, Edouard Adelus and Francisco de Abreu Duarte, Whose Game? FIFA, Corruption, and the Challenge of Global Governance. Review of J. Sugden and A. Tomlinson. Football, Corruption and Lies: Revisiting ‘Badfellas’, the Book FIFA Tried to Ban; D. Conn. The Fall of the House of FIFA: The Multimillion-Dollar Corruption at the Heart of Global Soccer; H. Blake and J. Calvert. The Ugly Game: The Corruption of FIFA and the Qatari Plot to Buy the World Cup; B. Mersiades. Whatever It Takes: The Inside Story of the FIFA Way; J. Chade. Política, Propina e Futebol: Como o Padrão FIFA Ameaça o Esporte Mais Popular do Planeta

Book Reviews

William A. Schabas, The Trial of the Kaiser (Roger O’Keefe)

Honor Brabazon (ed.). Neoliberal Legality: Understanding the Role of Law in the Neoliberal Project (Anna Chadwick)

Joseph Klingler, Yuri Parkhomenko, Constantinos Salonidis (eds). Between the Lines of the Vienna Convention? Canons and Other Principles of Interpretation in Public International Law (Richard Gardiner)

The Last Page

Antjie Krog, Litany

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Announcements: UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; Research Positions NUS Centre for International Law; The Intensive Doctoral Week; CfP Conflict and Entanglement in the Global Legal Order; CfP Old and New Threats to Freedom of Expression; CfC Research Roundtable on Civil Liability for Human Rights Violations; CfA Oak Foundation Research Visitor Programme; ECHR Law Review 

Published on December 8, 2019        Author: 


1. New Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law. The Codification Division of the Office of Legal Affairs recently added the following lecture to the Lecture Series of the United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law (AVL) website: Ms. Vera Rusinova on “Human Rights in Armed Conflicts” available in English and Russian. The Audiovisual Library of International Law 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”.

2. Two Research Positions NUS Centre for International Law (CIL). NUS Centre for International Law (CIL) is hiring for 2 Research Positions. The first is a Research Associate/Fellow (CIL’s Oceans Law and Policy Programme) and the second a Research Associate/Fellow (MPA-CIL Oceans Governance Research Programme). Applications open 10 December 2019 and close on 20 January 2020. CIL is seeking applications from candidates with both an advanced degree in international law (PhD or LLM) and a demonstrable interest in the law of the sea, marine environmental law or the international regulation of shipping. Candidates with a particular interest in Southeast Asia and its regional institutions are strongly encouraged to apply. Interested applicants please see here and submit the required documents to {at} by 20 January 2020. 

3. The Intensive Doctoral Week. Initiated in 2011, the Intensive Doctoral Week (IDW) is a co-organised initiative led by Sciences Po Law School and the Law and Political Science Doctoral School of Paris Nanterre University as well as a great number of partners in the world (For more information on previous IDW events). Limited to a small number of PhD researchers coming from partners’ institutions and from other Law Schools, the IDW is designed as a PhD-training Lab. It aims at enabling researchers to present their own topics, to discuss their own work, and to engage their ideas with renowned Law professors, from France or abroad. Registration is free. Applications will be examined and selected by an independent committee of experts. To apply, fill in the online application. The deadline for application is 10 February 2020. More information is here. Read the rest of this entry…

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Announcements: CfP Glasginburgh 2020; CfP Colloquium in Critical International Law; Glasgow Global Security Dialogue; UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; CfA Migration Conference 2020; Positive State Obligations Concerning Fundamental Rights Conference; CfP: Historicization of Int Law and its Limits

Published on November 24, 2019        Author: 


1. Call for Papers: Glasginburgh (Glasgow-Edinburgh) 2020. Announcing the keynote speakers for the Glasginburgh Conference June 2020: Priya Lal, Boston College (US) and Margot Solomon, London School of Economics (UK). The conference will be held at the University of Glasgow on Monday 8th – Tuesday 9th of June 2020. Our aim is to explore the relationship between international law and questions of “distribution” – broadly conceived. The two-day event will promote a dialogue about the myriad ways in which current ‘distributions’ inform or even determine the development of international law, and how, in turn, the practices of international legal institutions may impact upon distributions of income, resources, and power in the world. We welcome applications from the critical, doctrinal and visionary traditions of international law enabling a serious scholarly reflection on this topic. Abstracts of 500 words should be sent to glasginburgh {at} gmail(.)com by 30th November 2019. For more information see our full call for papers.

2, Call for Papers: Postgraduate Colloquium in Critical International Law. Durham Law School’s Law and Global Justice research cluster and the Centre for the Study of Colonialism, Empire and International Law at SOAS University of London have issued a call for papers for their second Postgraduate Colloquium in Critical International Law. The colloquium will focus on postgraduate research in international law that takes a critical approach (broadly understood). Relevent approaches might include, for example: feminism/gender studies, queer theory, Marxism, critical race theory, TWAIL/(post-)colonial approaches, international legal history/history and international law, psychoanalysis, structuralism and post-structuralism, post-modernism, law and literature, law and art, realism, law and science, and/or empirical approaches. Further details can be found here. The deadline for responding to the call for papers is 16th December 2019 and the Colloquium will be held at Durham University on 27th April 2020. Read the rest of this entry…

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