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Announcements: Transnational Dispute Management Call for Papers; Humanity at Sea Book Discussion

Published on July 23, 2016        Author: 

1. Transnational Dispute Management Call for Papers. Transnational Dispute Management is launching a call for papers for a special issue on “Non-Legal Adjudicators in National and International Disputes”. This special issue will analyse the current scenario, as well as new trends, developments, and challenges that non-legal adjudicators face when resolving national and international disputes. This special issue is edited by Katia Fach Gómez (University of Zaragoza-Spain) and Weiwei Zhang (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies – Switzerland). Proposals for papers should be submitted to the editors on or before 31 October 2016, accepted papers should be submitted to the editors on or before 10 January 2017, and publication is expected in the second quarter of 2017. See here for more information.

2. City University of London Humanity at Sea Book Discussion. On Wednesday 27 July at 6pm, City University of London will be hosting a discussion of the forthcoming book Humanity at Sea: Maritime Migration and the Foundations of International Law. The panel will feature Guy Goodwin-Gill (Oxford); Hagar Kotef (SOAS); Ioannis Kalpouzos (City), the author Itamar Mann (Haifa); and will be chaired by Panos Koutrakos (City). See here for more information.

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New Issue of EJIL (Vol. 27 (2016) No. 2) – Out Next Week

Published on July 22, 2016        Author: 

The latest issue of the European Journal of International Law will be published next week. Over the coming days, we will have a series of posts by Joseph Weiler – Editor in Chief of EJIL. These posts will appear in the Editorial of the upcoming issue. Here is the Table of Contents for this new issue:

Editorial

One Swallow Does Not a Summer Make, but Might the Paris Agreement on Climate Change a Better Future Create?; EJIL on Your Tablet or Smartphone; In this Issue

Articles

Monica Hakimi and Jacob Katz Cogan, The Two Codes on the Use of Force

Karen J. Alter, James T. Gathii and Laurence R. Helfer, Backlash against International Courts in West, East and Southern Africa: Causes and Consequences

Nicole Roughan, Mind the Gaps: Authority and Legality in International Law

Elisa Morgera, The Need for an International Legal Concept of Fair and Equitable Benefit Sharing

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Announcements: CfP for EJIL Symposium – International Commissions of Inquiry; Free BIICL Event – Obligations of States in Undelimited Maritime Areas

Published on July 17, 2016        Author: 

Call for Papers for a Symposium for the European Journal of International Law: International Commissions of Inquiry: What Difference Do They Make? The proliferation of inquiry bodies in international affairs is a marked phenomenon of the post-Cold War period. Scholarly attention has largely focused on the procedures and methodologies adopted by such bodies, in addition to their findings of fact and conclusions of law. Comparatively little systematic attention has been devoted to the impact of international commissions of inquiry on the specific disputes, incidents or situations that they are created to address. This symposium sets out to consider what difference various commissions of inquiry have made on the circumstances that provided the impetus for their creation. For the full call for papers, see here.

BIICL Event on ‘Obligations of States in Undelimited Maritime Areas’.  On Friday 22 July, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) will hold a free to attend event titled: ‘Obligations of States in Undelimited Maritime Areas’. Consisting of two panels featuring experts in Law of the Sea and members of the BIICL research project on the obligations of States in undelimited maritime areas, this event will analyse and discuss the obligations of States in regard to undelimited areas pending agreement on maritime boundary delimitation. In particular, the event will focus on the obligations of States under Articles 74(3) and 83(3) of UNCLOS to refrain from activities that could jeopardise or hamper the reaching of a final agreement on maritime delimitation. The event will be of interest to international law practitioners, government officials, offshore oil and gas industry specialists and academics. Copies of the BIICL publication “Report on the Obligations of States under Articles 74(3) and 83(3) of UNCLOS in respect of Undelimited Maritime Areas” will be distributed at the event. For more information, see here  or the event flyer.

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Announcements: James Brown Scott Prize; Revista Tribuna Internacional; CfP Jus Post Bellum and the Justice of Peace

Published on July 9, 2016        Author: 

1. Institut de droit international James Brown Scott Prize. This competition, endowing an award of 10’000 Swiss francs, is organized under the auspices of the Institute of International Law as established by the late J.B. Scott. The Prize bears the name of thirteen distinguished international lawyers on a rotating basis, and on this occasion is the John Westlake Prize. The subject of this competition is ‘Dispute Settlement Before International Courts and Tribunals’. Papers related to this subject can be submitted in German, English, Spanish French, or Italian and should comply with all other requirements as specified in the Regulations of the Prize, which can be consulted in the Yearbook of the Institute of International Law, Vol. 61-II, 1986, p. 359-367 and on the website of the Institute of International Law. The papers have to be submitted to the Secretary-General of the Institute by 31 December 2016 to the following address: Professor Marcelo Kohen IHEID, Chemin Eugène Rigot 2 Case postale 136 CH-1211 Geneva 21. The Prize will be awarded during the 2017 session of the Institute of International Law.

2. Revista Tribuna Internacional New Issue. Issue N° 9 (1st semester, 2016) of law journal “Revista Tribuna Internacional”, Law Faculty – Univesity of Chile, is now online. It includes academic articles, commentaries of jurisprudence and book reviews of books related to public and private international law and international relations by authors from many different countries. It can be accessed here.  Articles in Spanish and English are accepted. The rules of submission can be read here.

3. Call for Papers: Jus Post Bellum and the Justice of Peace. The Jus Post Bellum Project is seeking submissions of academic research papers for presentation at the final project conference on  ‘Jus Post Bellum and the Justice of Peace’ on 29-30 September 2016 in The Hague. In the Conference, we will explore to what extent international law contains norms and principles of just and sustainable peace in specific areas, such as (i) ending of conflict and conflict termination (cease-fire, peace agreements, constitutional reform),  (ii) security (use of force in peace operations, detention, law enforcement), (iii) protection of public goods (cultural property), (iv) movement of persons (property rights, immigration, refugees), (v) accountability (sequencing of peace and justice, hybrid/international/domestic tribunals),  (vi) rule of law reform (vetting practices, institution building, sequencing), (vii) sovereign debt and economic injustice (land reform, socio-economic rights), and  (viii) reparation and prevention (collective reparations, reconciliation). Submissions should include an abstract of no more than 300 words and be accompanied by a CV. Submissions must be written in English and sent to j.m.iverson {at} law.leidenuniv(.)nl no later than 5 August 2016. Draft papers should be submitted by 15 September 2016.

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Announcements: GRILI Conference on International Immunities; GoJIL New Issue; Chatham House Event on Freedom of Expression; Colloquium on Maritime Disputes Settlement

Published on July 3, 2016        Author: 

1. GRILI Conference on ‘International Immunities: Law in a State of Flux?’. On 15-16 December 2016, the Ghent Rolin-Jaequemyns International Law Institute (GRILI) at Ghent University will be hosting an international two-day conference entitled ‘International Immunities: Law in a State of Flux?’ The aim of the conference – organized in partnership with the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL), and Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) – is to take stock of recent evolutions pertaining to international immunities and to offer a comprehensive tour d’horizon of outstanding challenges and controversies. The conference will bring together distinguished scholars as well as practitioners, civil servants and other experts (e.g. ICC, ILC, EU, Foreign Affairs), to broach the various issues at stake. Presentations will be grouped into four clusters: jurisdictional immunities, immunity from execution, immunities in the international legal order, and immunities of the armed forces / in armed conflict. The conference will also feature a roundtable on the immunities of foreign officials, during which the ILC Special Rapporteur Concepción Escobar Hernández will present her views and engage with expert respondents. The conference will conclude with a keynote lecture by Judge Christine Van den Wyngaert of the ICC. Detailed information can be found here.

2. GoJIL New Issue. The Goettingen Journal of International Law (GoJIL) has recently released the first issue of its seventh volume. The 7.1 edition is a special issue on the exercise of International Public Authority. It emerges from a fruitful collaboration with scholars who participated in workshops on this topic at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg. The new edition features an article by Matthias Goldmann and Mona Sonnen. Further contributions are from Tim Staal, Pedro A. Villarreal, Biel Company and Clemens A. Feinäugle. The journal’s latest issue can be accessed at www.gojil.eu.

3. Chatham House Event – Challenges to Freedom of Expression. The International Law Programme at Chatham House will be hosting a meeting on ‘Challenges to Freedom of Expression’ on 20 July 2016 at Chatham House. For further details and to enquire about registering see here.

4. Public International Law Colloquium on Maritime Disputes Settlement.  The Chinese Society of International Law and the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) will jointly host a Public International Law Colloquium on Maritime Disputes Settlement on 15 – 16 July 2016 at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center. The Colloquium will focus on topics including: territorial sovereignty, maritime entitlement and the application of international law; the law and practice with respect to archipelago and islands; applicability of compulsory procedures under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: preconditions, limitations and exceptions; and, historic rights in international law. Currently, many prominent international law experts, including incumbent and former ICJ judges, ITLOS judges, ILC members, leading scholars and practitioners at the forefront have confirmed to speak on this Colloquium. More information can be found here.
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Announcements: Memorial for John Jones QC; CfP – Panel on Emotional Warfare and its Limits

Published on June 26, 2016        Author: 

1. Memorial for John Jones QC. The Members of Doughty Street Chambers will be holding a celebration of the life and many personal and professional achievements of our much missed friend and colleague John Jones QC. All are welcome to join us at Middle Temple Hall (click here for directions) on Wednesday 6 July for a Memorial starting at 5pm followed by a reception in Middle Temple gardens. The Hall will be accessible from 4.30pm. There will also be a celebration in The Hague, to be held on Wednesday 29 June (venue to be confirmed; details will be available through our homepage). So we can cater appropriately please let us know if you plan to attend either event by sending us an e-mail (events {at} doughtystreet.co(.)uk). Please direct any telephone queries to Chelsea McLaren on 020 7404 1313. Messages of support can be sent to condolences {at} doughtystreet.co(.)uk and cards or letters can be sent to Chambers. These will be forwarded to John’s family, who will also be the beneficiaries of a fund we have set up in his memory (details available on request).

2. Call for Papers: Panel on Emotional Warfare and its Limits. The Hugo Valentin–Centrum of the Uppsala Universitet Emotional Warfare and its Limits is pleased to announce a call for papers for its upcoming panel on “Emotional Warfare and its Limits: Towards an Affective Turn in International Humanitarian Law”, organized in the context of the International Conference on “Historicising International (Humanitarian) Law? Could we? Should we?” on 6 – 8 October 2016. When and why did the law of armed conflict become “humanitarian”? What role do fear, envy, or friendship play in the regulation of war? Can law offer an effective way out of the irrationality of violence? Possible answers to these questions cannot be addressed by means of strictly legal arguments, and should find place in other disciplines which have been traditionally permeated by an emotional discourse.  Abstracts of no more than 500 words should be submitted by e-mail to Emiliano J. Buis (ebuis {at} derecho.uba(.)ar) and Ezequiel Heffes (ezequielheffes {at} gmail(.)com) no later than 18 July 2016. Abstracts should be accompanied by name, affiliation and e-mail address. Any questions about these themes or the suitability of a possible submission may be directed by e-mail as above.

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Announcements: PluriCourts Conference; ASIL and Yale Call for Abstracts; Maastricht University Essay Competition; Human Rights in the MENA Region

Published on June 19, 2016        Author: 

PluriCourts Conference on Adjudicating International Trade and Investment Disputes. The PluriCourts Centre of Excellence at the University of Oslo will host a two day conference on “Adjudicating International Trade and Investment Disputes: Between Interaction and Isolation” on Thursday and Friday, 25-26 August 2016. This conference will focus on the relationship, interactions and comparisons between the international trade and investment regimes in the context of adjudication of disputes. The conference will present research from the disciplines of law and political science relating to three themes: 1) the new mega-regionals; 2) comparisons and practices; and 3) cross-fertilization and learning. The final programme and registration information is available here. For more information, please contact Daniel Behn, PluriCourts (d.f.behn {at} jus.uio(.)no).

American Society of International Law and Yale Law School Call for Abstracts. The American Society of International Law’s Dispute Resolution Interest Group and Yale Law School’s Center for Private Law are hosting a workshop for junior scholars. The workshop will be a safe space in which aspiring academics, post-docs, doctoral students, fellows, VAPs, other non-tenure-track academics, and pre-tenure professors can get feedback through group discussion on academic works in progress in international dispute resolution. The workshop will be held at Yale Law School on the afternoon of Friday 28 October 2016. We are unfortunately unable to fund travel but will host a dinner in the evening. 500-700 word abstracts may be submitted by midnight Eastern Time, 15 July 2016. Any topic related to international dispute resolution will be considered. Submissions must be works in progress and should not have been submitted for publication. More details are available here.

Maastricht University Essay Competition. The deadline for this essay competition on the sovereignty dispute over the Falklands (Malvinas), organised by Maastricht University is 30 July 2016. The competition is open to bachelor’s and master’s students of universities from the EU and EFTA, and offers very attractive awards. For further information see here.

BIICL Event on Human Rights in the MENA Region. On Wednesday 13 July 2016, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) will hold an event titled “Human Rights in the MENA Region”. This event will discuss the implementation of international human rights law within the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, with an emphasis on the norms that protect education. Speakers will discuss the role and implementation of international human rights law within MENA in general, the interaction between Islamic law and international human rights law, the implementation of legal norms protecting education within certain MENA States (Egypt, Iraq and Lebanon) and the protection and provision of education in response to the Syrian conflict. Details of this event and how to register can be found here.

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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

Published on June 12, 2016        Author: 
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.

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Announcements: iCourts Doing Justice to Truth; LADI New Issue and Section; Human Rights in the Extractive Industries Conference; 2nd All Art and Cultural Heritage Law Conference; A Journal on Law and Integration New Issue

Published on June 5, 2016        Author: 

1. Doing Justice to Truth: Taking Stock of the Epistemic Critique of International Criminal Tribunals. iCourts – Centre of Excellence for International Courts – is convening a conference on 9 – 10 June 2016 in Copenhagen focusing on the epistemic critique of international criminal tribunals. The conference brings together leading scholars in a range of fields to reflect on the various critiques that have been raised concerning the truth-finding capabilities of international criminal tribunals. iCourts invites those interested in attending the conference to register on the conference website here. The full programme including abstracts is accessible here.

2. New Issue and New Multimedia Section: Revista Latinoamericana de Derecho Internacional. Di Tella University, from Argentina, is delighted to announce that the fourth issue of the Latin American Journal of International Law (Revista Latinoamericana de Derecho Internacional -LADI) is now available online. The Journal is the first Latin American publication devoted to promoting the discussion of general topics of public international law from different perspectives in the region. LADI’s fourth issue includes articles by William Schabas, Roberto Gargarella, and Alejandro Chehtman, as well as discussions about international criminal law in the Americas, the role of international law in the early history of Latin America, and foreign debt restructuring, amongst others. It can be found here.  

3. Human Rights in the Extractive Industries Conference. The international conference “Human Rights in the Extractive Industries: Conflicts and Regulatory Responses” convened by Markus Krajewski and Isabel Feichtner is taking place at Goethe University Frankfurt from 20-22 July 2016. More information can be found here and a flyer can be downloaded here.

4. Second All Art and Cultural Heritage Law Conference. The Art-Law Centre and the UNESCO Chair in “The International Law of the Protection of Cultural Heritage” are proud to invite you to participate in the second “All Art and Cultural Heritage Law” conference, to be held on 24 – 25 June 2016 at the University of Geneva. The conference will be dealing with two themes: cultural heritage in the crossfire, and the relationship between law and ethics in the field of cultural heritage. It will also present some national and regional experiences regarding the implementation of cultural heritage law. The programme is here. To register please click here.

5. European Papers – A Journal on Law and Integration New Issue. European Papers – A Journal on Law and Integration’s first issue in the 2016 Volume is now available online, and can be viewed here. The new issue includes an Editorial on Disintegration through Law. Disintegration is also the dominant motive of the Overview of Christian Joerges. Jan Klabbers provides reflections on the ethos of the EU, Carol Harlow on the legitimacy of European lawmaking, Christophe Hillion on the protection of human rights in the CFSP, and Dimitry Kochenov and Martijn van den Brink on the consequences of secessions from EU Member States. James Hathaway, Bruno Nascimbene, Paula García Andrade, Clemens Kaupa and Alberto Miglio also provide contributions.

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Announcements: Job Openings at Keele University; Lex Petrolea – Reality or Myth?; AgLaw Colloquium CfS Extension

Published on May 29, 2016        Author: 

1. Job Openings at Keele University.  Keele University is recruiting (at least) two lecturers, with international law listed as ‘highly desirable’. The job advert is available here and the closing date for applications is 10 June 2016. Please contact Mario Prost (m.prost {at} keele.ac(.)uk) for informal enquiries.

2. Lex Petrolea – Reality or Myth? The Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law of Swansea University are organising a joint one-day seminar on the subject of Lex Petrolea with the Center for Energy, Law, and Business of University of Texas Law School on 21 June 2016 in London. For the flyer see hereFor further information see here

3. AgLaw Colloquium Call for Submissions Extension. The deadline for the submission of proposals for the Scuola Superiore Sant’ Anna and the Institute of Law, Politics and Development 2016 AgLaw Colloquium on Agri-Food and Environmental Regulatory Agenda in Regional Trade Agreements: Legal Implications and Trends has been extended. Submissions are now due on 30 June 2016. For more details, please see the complete call here. The AgLaw Colloquium will be held on 20-21 October 2016.

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