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Announcements: Launch of the Democratic Decay Resource; UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; CfP Art-Law Centre; CfS International Summer School on Human Rights Protection; CfP Rethinking Peace Mediation

Published on July 14, 2018        Author: 
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1. Launch of the Democratic Decay Resource (DEM-DEC). A major new online resource for research on democratic decay has just been launched at www.democratic-decay.org. Created by Dr Tom Gerald Daly (Melbourne Law School) and supported by a range of leading public law and policy organisations, the Democratic Decay Resource (Dem-Dec) focuses on the global challenge of the incremental deterioration of democratic rule and is primarily pitched at public lawyers, i.e. those working on constitutional, international and transnational law.  The resource is aimed at providing key information in one place, to frame the research area, to address conceptual confusion, and to bring scholars together in a collaborative project to drive the field forward, in a context where a lot of scholars are talking in silos, or past one another, where the literature is rapidly expanding, and research events and projects are proliferating across the world. The Resource contains a Concept Index, Concept Map, list of Scholars, Bibliography, list of Events, and Links.
 
2. New Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law. The Codification Division of the UN Office of Legal Affairs has added the following lectures to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law website: Professor Lucius Caflisch on “The Contemporary Law of International Watercourses: Some Aspects and Problems” and Mr. Peter Van den Bossche on “The WTO Dispute Settlement System”. The UN Audiovisual Library of International Law provides high quality international law training and research materials to users around the world free of charge.
 
3. Call for Papers: Art-Law Centre. The Art-Law Centre has issued a call for papers for the Third All Art and Cultural Heritage Law Conference, which will take place at the University of Geneva on 10 November 2018. The theme is ‘Works of art qualified as “national treasures”: limits to private property and export controls’. For full details of the call, see here

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Announcements: CfP Asian Society of International Law; Workshop on Contemporary Perspective on International Investment Law; UN Audiovisual Library of International Law

Published on June 24, 2018        Author: 
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Call for Papers: The Asian Society of International Law. The Asian Society of International Law will be holding a regional conference hosted by the University of Renmin in Beijing on the theme of `International Law in Asia: Challenges and Opportunities’. The deadline for abstracts is 20 July 2018. For more information, please see here

University of East Anglia Law School Workshop on Contemporary Perspective on International Investment Law. On 4 – 5 July 2018, the University of East Anglia Law School is hosting the 6th Expert Workshop on Contemporary Perspective on International Investment Law in collaboration with the Universities of Leiden and Bologna. Participants will discuss the evolving nature of public participation in the operation of international tribunals, in the pre-investment phase, as well as in treaty negotiations. See here for more information. 

New Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law. The Codification Division of the UN Office of Legal Affairs has added the following Spanish lectures to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law website: Sr. Juan José Ruda Santolaria on “El principio del uti possidetis iuris” and “La Santa Sede y el Estado Vaticano a la luz del derecho international”. The UN Audiovisual Library of International Law provides high quality international law training and research materials to users around the world free of charge.

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Announcements: CfP Canadian Journal of Development Studies on Law, Governance and Development; CfS International Law and Conflict at Sea

Published on June 17, 2018        Author: 
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1. Call for Papers: Special Issue of the Canadian Journal of Development Studies on Law, Governance and Development: Critical and Heterodox Approaches. The myriad legal and policy instruments in the governance of development have shifted and evolved in significant ways in recent years, posing challenges to scholars, policy-makers and practitioners on how to effectively map, analyse and critique their nature and effects. Contributions are being sought (in French and English) for a bilingual Special Issue of the Canadian Journal of Development Studies, co-edited by Mark Toufayan and Siobhan Airey, to explore these questions from heterodox and critical perspectives. The aim of this Special Issue is to critically examine the role of law and the nature of legality in specific initiatives focused on ‘development’, and its implications for the evolving nature and governance of the relationship between states, markets, peoples, communities and the natural environment at levels and scales that transcend that of the nation state. We invite submissions on engagements between law, governance and development from a wide range of critical perspectives, including feminism, TWAIL and postcolonial scholarship, history and ethnography, critical geography, critical IR and political economy, Marxist and materialist perspectives, etc., and that focus on developments both within and between the Global North and South, and on particular scales and sites of governance. Proposals of 500-750 words, as well as a short CV, should be sent to mark.toufayan {at} uqo(.)ca and siobhan.airey {at} ucd(.)ie by 20 July 2018. For the full text of the call, please see here.

2. Call for Submissions: International Law and Conflict at Sea. The Stockton Center for International Law at the U.S. Naval War College invites submissions for its upcoming legal workshop, International Law and Conflict at Sea, at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island on 27­ – 28 November 2018. This workshop will feature leading scholars on the law of the sea, international humanitarian law, and maritime security and include a keynote address from Professor Wolff Heintschel von Heinegg, Chair of Public Law at the Europa-Universität Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany. This workshop will focus on conflict at sea, both at the high end of gray zone operations and at the low end of naval warfare. Thus, in addition to law of naval warfare and law of the sea considerations, scholars will also draw upon maritime security and other relevant bodies of law. Those interested in presenting a paper should submit a proposal to John Hursh, Director of Research at the Stockton Center at john.hursh.ctr {at} usnwc(.)edu. Proposals should include a title, an abstract of no more than 500 words, and a current CV or resume. The deadline for submitting a proposal is Friday 31 August, although earlier submissions are strongly encouraged. Those selected to present will receive notification by 15 September. The Stockton Center anticipates that it will be able to provide travel and lodging for selected presenters. All questions should be addressed to john.hursh.ctr {at} usnwc(.)edu.

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Announcements: Interventions in the Supply Chain; Salzburg Law School on ICL, IHL and HRL Summer Session; CfP Religion and Ethnicity on the International Bench; Lawyering Justice for Society Conference

Published on June 10, 2018        Author: 
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1. Interventions in the Supply Chain. Together with the ICA, Human Rights Lawyers’ Association are bringing together human rights experts to discuss the pursuit of corporate accountability for abuses in their supply chains on 20 June 2018, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, ICA, London. Chaired by Krishnendu Mukherjee from Doughty Street Chambers, the event will explore the opportunities for effective legal interventions into labour conditions. The panel of experts across different fields include: Shanta Martin from Leigh Day, Christina Varvia from Forensic Architecture, Jenny Holdcroft from IndustriALL and Dr Anil Yilmaz-Vastardis from University of Essex School of Law and the Human Rights Centre. The panel will interrogate new methods of promoting accountability, from strategic litigation to negotiating private agreements and from advising companies around best practice to developing forensic methods of investigation. As part of the event, Forensic Architecture will also present their analysis of a factory fire in Pakistan in 2012, in which the alleged failure to fulfil safety measures contributed to the death of 260 workers. This will ground the discussion in an understanding of the obstacles and the opportunities when seeking to secure accountability. Entry is free for HRLA members, who can reserve their seats by emailing administrator@hrla.org.uk and non-members can buy tickets for the event on the ICA’s website.  See here for further information.
 
2. Salzburg Law School on International Criminal Law, Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law Summer Session. The Salzburg Law School on International Criminal Law, Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law (SLS) has a few remaining places for its commemorative Twentieth Anniversary Summer Session: ‘Towards an Effective International Criminal Justice System in the Era of The Permanent International Criminal Court – Coordinating and Strengthening Enforcement on National, Regional, and International Levels’, being held from 5 to 15 August 2018. The remaining places will be filled on a rolling basis until 30 June 2018. For further information about the academic programme and the eminent 2018 SLS faculty see here, or contact SLS by email: Salzburg_Law_School {at} sbg.ac(.)at.
 

3. Call for Papers: Religion and Ethnicity on the International Bench. On 4 and 5 October 2018, the third and final conference in the Identity on the International Bench Series is taking place in The Hague, organized by the PluriCourts Centre of Excellence, Oslo University. The aim of this conference is to analyse when and how adjudicators’ identity and, in particular, features relating to religion and ethnicity (including race, language, culture, ancestry and membership of minority groups, among other) may affect the composition of international courts and tribunals, as well as judicial reasoning and decision-making. The conference will also investigate whether the prevalence of certain religious and political backgrounds, ethnic identities and languages, may also have implications for the perceived legitimacy of the international adjudicatory process itself. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 18 July 2018. For the full Call for Papers, please see here. For more information, please feel free to contact: Prof. dr. Freya Baetens (freya.baetens {at} jus.uio(.)no ). ​

4. Lawyering Justice for Society Conference. The Netherlands Office of Public Intentional Law and Policy Group in collaboration with Vrije University Amsterdam are inviting you to the first Lawyering Justice for Society Conference, taking place on 12 June 2018, at VU University premises. The Conference features prominent speakers that will talk about Domestic Prosecution of International Crimes, as well as the Legal Dimensions of Independence and Secession. Attendance is free, but registration required: NLconference {at} pilpg(.)org. For more information on the speakers and the event visit PILPG’s facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pilpgnl/.

 

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Announcements: International Law and the Giulio Regeni’s Affair Talk; The EU as a Global Actor in Maritime Security; Upgrading Trade and Services in EU and International Economic Law; Leadership and Ethics in International Organizations; UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; Spanish Action Plan on Business and Human Rights Conference; CfA International Law for Asia-Pacific; CfA Origins of International Legal Thought

Published on June 3, 2018        Author: 
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1. International Law and the Giulio Regeni’s Affair Talk. The International Law at Westminster (ILAW) research group invites you to the talk ‘International Law and the Giulio Regeni’s Affair’ on 14 June 2018, which will explore the international law issues pertaining to the kidnapping, torture, and murdering of the Italian researcher Giulio Regeni in Egypt. Attendance is free, but please register here. For the full programme and more info, please see here.  

2. Leiden Law School Conference: The EU as a Global Actor in Maritime Security. Leiden Law School hosts a conference on ‘The EU as a Global Actor in Maritime Security: Competences – Obligations – Accountability’. It takes place in the framework of the ILS 2.0 research project ‘Policing the high seas: maritime law-enforcement in a multi-actor environment’ and is organised by the Europa Institute in cooperation with four Interest Groups of the European Society of International Law (ESIL): the Interest Groups on the EU as a Global Actor, on Migration and Refugee Law, on International Human Rights Law, and on the Law of the Sea. The conference takes place on 25 – 26 October 2018 in Leiden. The aim is to explore what competences the EU has to act in the maritime domain, what obligations it is bound by when doing so, and how judicial oversight can be ensured. Studying the EU’s competences, obligations, and accountability will inform the broader discussion on the current and future role of the EU as a global actor in the maritime domain. We invite submissions of abstracts for papers that engage with these topics. Abstracts should not be longer than 500 words and submitted no later than 30 June 2018 via email to MaritimeSecurity@law.leidenuniv.nl. Travel and accommodation costs of speakers will be reimbursed. More information and a detailed Call for Papers are available here

3. Upgrading Trade and Services in EU and International Economic Law Conference. Radboud University Nijmegen (the Netherlands) is hosting a conference on “Upgrading Trade and Services in EU and International Economic Law”. Keynote speeches will be given by Prof. Sybe de Vries and Prof. Panagiotis Delimatsis. The conference will take place on 15 of June in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.  More information, and the possibility to sign up, can be found here  Read the rest of this entry…

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Announcements: CfP Transformations of Citizenship; Annual Conference of the Italian Society of International and EU Law; CfP Joint North American Conference of International Economic Law; UN Audiovisual Library of International Law

Published on May 20, 2018        Author: 
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1. Call for Papers: Transformations of Citizenship. This conference seeks to illuminate, elucidate and review the juxtaposition and tension inherent in the concept of citizenship today in an effort to understand the processes responsible for the key transformations in citizenship that we have witnessed in recent years. The deadline for submissions is 1 July 2018. The conference will be hosed 20 – 21 November 2018 at the University of Graz. For more information, please see here
 
2. Annual Conference of the Italian Society of International and EU Law (SIDI-ISIL). On 7 – 8 June 2018, the University of Ferrara will host the XXIII Annual Conference of the Italian Society of International and EU Law (SIDI-ISIL). The Conference’s theme is Codification in International and EU Law. The full program of the Conference and the calendar of the pre-conference events organised by the Interests Group of the Society are available here. For registration and further info: convegnosidi2018 {at} unife(.)it.
 
3. Call for Papers: Joint North American Conference of International Economic Law. The ASIL International Economic Law Interest Group, the Canadian Council on International Law, and The Centre for International Governance Innovation, together with McGill University Faculty Of Law are organizing a Joint North American Conference on International Economic Law that incorporates the 2018 ASIL IEcLIG Biennial. It will be held at McGill University Faculty of Law, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 21 – 22 September 2018. The conference theme is “Managing International Economic (Dis)Integration: Challenges and Opportunities.” We invite unpublished paper and panel proposals relating to the conference theme, but will also consider submissions on other topics in international economic law. Paper proposals are to comprise abstracts of no more than 500 words, whereas panel proposals should not exceed 1,500 words. Proposals should be sent to 2018naiel {at} gmail(.)com, and the submission deadline is 4 June 2018. The complete call for papers is available here.

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New EJIL: Live! Interview with Jürgen Kurtz on his Article “Convergence and Divergence in International Economic Law and Politics”

Published on May 10, 2018        Author: 
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In this episode of EJIL: Live! the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal, Professor Joseph Weiler, speaks with Jürgen Kurtz, Professor of International Economic Law at the European University Institute, whose article “Convergence and Divergence in International Economic Law and Politics”, co-authored with Sungjoon Cho, Professor of Law at the Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, appears in issue 1 of volume 29 of the Journal.

The conversation takes up and deepens the issues explored in the article, noting in conclusion that the article’s very serious engagement on a doctrinal and policy level has ramifications which transcend the specific issue. The interview was recorded at the European University Institute.

 
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New Issue of EJIL (Vol. 29 (2018) No. 1) Published

Published on May 8, 2018        Author: 
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The latest issue of the European Journal of International Law (Vol. 29, No. 1) is out today. 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 articles in this issue are Jochen von Bernstorff, Violence and International Law before 1914: On Imperial Ordering and the Ontology of the Nation State, and Eyal Benvenisti, Upholding Democracy amid the Challenges of New Technology: What Role for the Law of Global Governance? EJIL 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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Announcements: CfP International Law Weekend 2018; CfS Melbourne Journal of International Law; UN Audiovisual Library of International Law

Published on May 6, 2018        Author: 
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1. Call for Proposals: International Law Weekend 2018. Under the unifying theme “Why International Law Matters”, the American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA) and the International Law Students Organization (ILSA) are inviting proposals for International Law Weekend 2018, which will be held from 18 – 20 October 2018 in New York. More information and the call for proposals can be found here.

2. Call for Submissions: Melbourne Journal of International Law. The Editors of the Melbourne Journal of International Law (‘MJIL’) are now inviting submissions for volume 19(2). The deadline for submissions is 1 July 2018. MJIL is a peer-reviewed academic journal based at the University of Melbourne which publishes innovative scholarly research and critical examination of issues in international law. Submissions and inquiries should be directed to law-mjil {at} unimelb.edu(.)au. For more information please see here

3. New Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law. On the occasion of International Labour Day, the Codification Division of the UN Office of Legal Affairs has added the following lectures to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law website: Mr. Dražen Petrović, Registrar of the Administrative Tribunal of the International Labour Organization, on “The Administrative Tribunal of the International Labour Organization” and Ms. Tomi Kohiyama, Deputy Legal Adviser of the International Labour Organization, on “La dynamique de l’action normative de l’Organisation internationale du Travail : sa politique normative”. The UN Audiovisual Library of International Law provides high quality international law training and research materials to users around the world free of charge.

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Announcements: The Codification of International Law Roundtable; Conference on International Investment Law and NCD Prevention; RfP International Trade and Economic Diplomacy; UN Audiovisual Library of International Law

Published on April 29, 2018        Author: 
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1. The Codification of International Law: Back to the Future? On Monday 14 May 2018, from 7-9pm at the NYC Bar Association, the United Nations Law Committee of the American Branch of the International Law Association is organizing a round table discussion to mark the 70th anniversary session of the International Law Commission. Speakers include Sean Murphy (ILC); Patricia Galvão Teles (ILC); Hélène Tigroudja (Aix-en-Provence); and Patrick Luna (Permanent Mission of Brazil). The event will be moderated by Kristen Boon (Seton Hall) and is convened by Christiane Ahlborn and Bart Smit Duijzentkunst (ABILA). It is co-sponsored by the NYC Bar Association (International Law and UN Committees), Seton Hall Law School and the ASIL International Organizations Interest Group. Registration and more information is available here.

2. Conference on International Investment Law and NCD Prevention. The Law & NCD Unit of the University of Liverpool is organising a one-and-a-half day conference in London on 10 and 11 May 2018. The conference will explore the relationship between international investment law and policies for preventing non-communicable diseases. The event is free. You can find the draft programme and registration details here.

3. Request for Proposals: Training session and Capacity Building in the Field of International Trade and Economic Diplomacy. The Centre for Trade and Investment Law is inviting proposals from internationally recognised and reputed organisations for a 3-day training and capacity building programme for Indian Government officials working in the field of international trade and economic diplomacy. More details can be found here

4. New Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law. The Codification Division of the UN Office of Legal Affairs has added the following lectures to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law website: Judge Angelika Nussberger (ECHR) on “Change and Continuity in International Human Rights Law: The Example of the European Convention of Human Rights” and Judge Linos-Alexander Sicilianos (ECHR) on “The European Court of Human Rights Facing the Security Council: Towards Systemic Harmonization”. The UN Audiovisual Library of International Law provides high quality international law training and research materials to users around the world free of charge.

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