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Announcements: Max Planck Group Leader in Bogotá; UN Audiovisual Library of International Law

Published on May 15, 2016        Author: 

1. Max Planck Group Leader in Bogotá, Colombia. The Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (Heidelberg) and Universidad de Los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia) are looking to hire a Principal Investigator to lead a newly established Max Planck Tandem Group in Transformations of Public Law. Other than research, responsibilities include supervision of two doctoral students at Universidad de Los Andes. There is no mandatory teaching load. The Group will be located in Bogotá, and the Leader will be expected to reside in that city. The initiative will provide funding for at least one extended research stay per year of the Group at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law. Additional information may be found here. The deadline for applications is 15 May 2016.

2. New additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law. The Codification Division of the UN Office of Legal Affairs recently added a mini-series on “Droit de la responsabilité internationale” by Professor Mathias Forteau to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law. The mini-series consists of the following four lectures: “Sources et évolution du droit de la responsabilité internationale”, “La réclamation en responsabilité internationale”, “Les conditions d’engagement de la responsabilité internationale”,  and “Le contenu et la mise en œuvre de la responsabilité internationale”.

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Announcements: AgLaw Colloquium Call for Submissions; UCL Journal of Law and Jurisprudence Call for Submissions

Published on May 8, 2016        Author: 

1. AgLaw Colloquium Call for Submissions. The Scuola Superiore Sant’ Anna and the Institute of Law, Politics and Development are accepting proposals for the 2016 AgLaw Colloquium on Agri-Food and Environmental Regulatory Agenda in Regional Trade Agreements: Legal Implications and Trends on 20-21 October 2016. Submission forms are due on 16 May 2016. For more details, please see the complete call here.

2. UCL Journal of Law and Jurisprudence Call for Submissions. The Editorial Board of the UCL Journal of Law and Jurisprudence is pleased to call for submissions for the second issue of 2016. This will be our ‘City Issue’ and the Editorial Board welcomes submissions that engage with this general theme. The topic is broadly conceived and leaves scope for any area of law or jurisprudence (domestic, regional or international) that is deemed to be ‘City’ related. Submissions could be theoretical, doctrinal or aimed at practice. The deadline for submissions is 15 May 2016. Manuscripts must be uploaded via the submissions section on our website. For further information and guidelines for authors please visit our website.

 

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New EJIL:Live! Joseph Weiler and Robert Howse Discuss The World Trade Organization 20 Years On: Global Governance by Judiciary

Published on May 5, 2016        Author: 

In this episode of EJIL: Live! the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal, Professor Joseph Weiler, speaks with Professor Robert Howse of the New York University School of Law, about his EJIL Foreword article, “The World Trade Organization 20 Years On: Global Governance by Judiciary”, which appears in EJIL, Volume 27, Issue 1. The EJIL Foreword, published each year in the first issue of the Journal, is designed to enable a distinguished scholar to undertake a more extensive analysis, conceptualization, or systemic theorization than is usually possible in an EJIL article. Robert Howse’s contribution surveys the first two decades of judicial decision-making and judicialization under the auspices of the World Trade Organization. This conversation goes behind the scenes of the writing of the Foreword, in a manner of speaking, giving readers additional insights into the author’s theorization and approach to understanding the Appellate Body’s first 20 years. As the author remarks, “What I’m trying in part to discern is a set of underlying policies that the Tribunal has developed to manage some of the key legitimacy challenges and dilemmas facing it.” The interview was recorded at the New York University School of Law.

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Announcements: James Muiruri International Law Lecture; The Creation of a World Court for Human Rights Event; Interpretation of the ECtHR Conference; Maastricht University Essay Competition; UN Audiovisual Library of International Law

Published on May 1, 2016        Author: 

1. Annual James Muiruri International Law Lecture. University of Sheffield School of Law Annual James Muiruri International Law Lecture will be held on Wednesday 11 May at 6pm. Prof Guy S. Goodwin-Gill, University of Oxford, will speak on Refugees in our Time: The Challenges of Protection and Security. The lecture will take place in The Diamond lecture theatre. For more details and to register see here.

2. The Creation of a World Court for Human Rights. The Oxford Martin School Programme on Human Rights for Future Generations will host a public event on the creation of a World Court for Human Rights. Two world-leading experts will be invited to engage in a dialogue on the following Resolution: A World Court for Human Rights should be established to contribute to the evolution of, and compliance with, human rights law. The discussants will be Professor Martin Scheinin, Professor of International Law and Human Rights, European University Institute (For the Resolution) and Professor Sarah H. Cleveland, Louis Henkin Professor of Human and Constitutional Rights at Columbia Law School (Against the Resolution). The debate will be moderated by Professor Harold Koh, Sterling Professor of International Law at Yale Law School. The event will take place on 9 May from 3pm- 5pm at the Oxford Martin School and will be followed by a drinks reception. All are welcome and registration is required. Information about the event and a link for registration can be found here. Read the rest of this entry…

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Announcements: Venice Academy of Human Rights; World Court for Human Rights; New Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; 18th Summer Session of Salzburg Law School

Published on April 23, 2016        Author: 
1. Venice Academy of Human Rights. The Venice Academy of Human Rights will take place from 4-13 July 2016 on the topic “Backlash against Human Rights?”. The faculty includes a distinguished opening lecture by Judge András Sajó (Vice-President of the ECtHR), a general course by Robert McCorquodale (BIICL), as well as lectures and discussion sessions with Joseph A. Cannataci (UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy), Helen Fenkwick (Durham University), Mark Goodale (University of Lausanne) and Geir Ulfstein (University of Oslo). The Academy, in co-operation with PluriCourts – Centre of Excellence for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order, discusses the expansion and restriction of human rights regimes, questions of inequality and social change, counter-terrorist laws, same sex unions, privacy and data protection issues as well as the reform of the ECtHR and UN human rights treaty bodies. The course aims at academics, practitioners, PhD/JSD and master students. Applications are accepted until 29 May 2016 with an early-bird discount until 24 April 2016.
2. World Court for Human Rights. The Oxford Martin School Programme on Human Rights for Future Generations will host a public event on the creation of a World Court for Human Rights. Two world-leading experts will be invited to engage in a dialogue on the following Resolution: A World Court for Human Rights should be established to contribute to the evolution of, and compliance with, human rights law. The discussants will be Professor Martin Scheinin, Professor of International Law and Human Rights, European University Institute (For the Resolution) and Professor Sarah H. Cleveland, Louis Henkin Professor of Human and Constitutional Rights at Columbia Law School (Against the Resolution). The debate will be moderated by Professor Harold Koh, Sterling Professor of International Law at Yale Law School The event will take place on 9 May from 3pm- 5pm at the Oxford Martin School and will be followed by a drinks reception. All are welcome and registration is required. Information about the event and a link for registration can be found here.

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Announcements: Maastricht Prize for International Law; Making Technology Work for Human Rights Professionals Summer School; CfA – The Impact of the Law of Armed Conflict on General International Law; Third Edition of the International Disaster Law Course; Public Health and Human Rights Seminar; CfP for Fourth Annual International Criminal Law Workshop; New Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law.

Published on April 9, 2016        Author: 

1. The Maastricht Prize for International Law 2016 Call For Nominations. The Faculty of Law of Maastricht University has taken over The Hague Prize for International which was established in 2002. Maastricht University will collaborate with the Municipality of Maastricht. The main Prize will be awarded every five years to individuals who have made – through publications or achievements in the practice of law – a special contribution to the development of public international law or private international law or the advancement of the rule of law in the world. The Prize consists of a diploma, a monetary award of €10,000 and a drawing. The prize will be awarded for the first time in Maastricht on 8 December 2016. In the intervening years when the main Prize is not awarded, a Junior Prize will be awarded to promising younger academics in the field of human rights. The Junior prize will be awarded for the first time in 2018 and will carry a financial award of €3,000. Reasoned nominations are now invited and should be sent to Prof. Jure Vidmar, Secretary of the Nominating Committee, Maastricht University, Department of International and European Law, P.O. Box 616 Maastricht, The Netherlands, or by email to law-maastrichtprize {at} maastrichtuniversity(.)nl by 1 August 2016. See here or further information.

2. Human Rights Centre, University of Essex, Summer School on Making Technology Work for Human Rights Professionals. The Human Rights Centre, University of Essex, will run this Summer School on 4 – 5 July 2016. The module is very practically focused and addresses how technology can be used to assist and improve human rights work. Emphasis is placed on the use of accessible technology (including social media) to monitor, document and report on human rights violations, and to improve human rights workers’ digital security. It mixes lectures – focused on exploring relevant issues, analysing the context in which this work takes place, and examining pertinent case studies – and practical sessions – where participants will learn how to put the issues discussed in lectures into practice, in an interactive and supported environment. It is designed to teach practical skills, that will be of direct use to individuals either working, or intending to work, in the field of human rights or humanitarian response. This year’s teaching team includes Tanya O’Carroll, Adviser on Technology & Human Rights at Amnesty International, Sam Dubberley, co-founder of Eyewitness Media Hub, Rory Byrne, co-founder of Security First, Dr.Daragh Murray, Lecturer and Director of the University of Essex Human Rights Centre Clinic, and a representative of Forensic Architecture, a research agency based in Goldsmiths. Details are available here. Contact hrcsummerschool {at} essex.ac(.)uk with questions. Read the rest of this entry…

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Announcements: CfP Revisiting the Role of International Law in National Security; HRLC Summer School – The Rights of the Child; International Criminal Court Summer School; CfP Energy ReForum 2016; CfP International Law and Human Rights in Crisis; New Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; ILA British Branch Spring Conference

Published on March 26, 2016        Author: 

1. Call for Papers: Revisiting the Role of International Law in National Security. Many conversations in the U.S. about situations of armed conflict center on “national security law,” often drawing primarily from domestic law and military perspectives. International law is sometimes set aside in these discussions. This workshop, on 19 May 2016 at Cardozo Law School, New York City, aims to draw the international legal aspects of armed conflicts to the forefront once again. The workshop, co-organized by the International Committee of the Red Cross’s Delegation in Washington, and faculty at Loyola Law School Los Angeles, Stanford Law School, and Cardozo School of Law, is for public international law scholars and practitioners. It aims to drive discussions of public international law, including international humanitarian law, international human rights law and international criminal law, into conversations, in the U.S. in particular, on national security issues and situations of armed conflict. The workshop will provide time to discuss scholarly articles that are in process, as well as other major issues of international legal concern regarding situations of armed conflict. We invite you to submit an abstract or draft of an article for discussion. A small number of papers will be selected for discussion at the workshop. The article does not need to be finished – an abstract or draft may be submitted. Submissions should be sent to Tracey Begley at trbegley {at} icrc(.)org, along with current affiliation and paper proposal by 8 April 2016.

2. HRLC Summer School – The Rights of the Child. The University of Nottingham Human Rights Law Centre Summer School on the Rights of the Child will run from 27 June to 1 July 2016. It will consider issues concerning the rights of the child that are a matter of current legal, political and societal attention, both internationally and comparatively: violence against children, refugee children, child participation, child poverty, business and children’s rights, and child rights monitoring and advocacy. Sessions will cover international and regional child rights law, including the work of the supra-national courts and treaty monitoring bodies. The Summer School is led by Prof Aoife Nolan and the faculty 2016 includes: Dr Benyam Dawit Mezmur (ACERWC and UN CRC), Patrick Geary (UNICEF); Prof. Matthew Happold (Luxembourg); Prof Laura Lundy (QUB); Dr Najat M’jid (former UN SR on the sale of children); Lisa Myers (consultant); Dr Jason Pobjoy (Blackstone Chambers); Prof Ralph Sandland (Nottingham); and, Veronica Yates (CRIN). See here for details.
3. International Criminal Court Summer School. The Irish Centre for Human Rights is hosting its annual International Criminal Court Summer School from 27 June to 1 July 2016 at NUI Galway. An early bird registration fee of €400 is available before 15 April 2016 (registration costs €450 after this date). To register and for more information, please see here

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Announcements: Martens Summer School on International Law; Smart Mixes in relation to Transboundary Environmental Harm; CfP Asian Society of International Law Regional Conference

Published on March 20, 2016        Author: 

1. 5th Martens Summer School on International Law. The 5th Martens Summer School on International Law will take place in the Estonian resort town Pärnu on 24-29 July 2016 and is organized by the School of Law of the University of Tartu. The summer school has been named after the famous Russian/Baltic international lawyer Friedrich Martens (1845-1909) who was born in Pärnu. The application deadline is 31 May 2016 and the participation fee is only 50 EUR; the costs of the travel and the stay in Pärnu will be covered by the participants themselves. The lecturers in 2016 will be Judge Bruno Simma (The Hague), Jarna Petman (Helsinki), Vladislav Starzhenetskyi (Moscow), David P. Stewart (Washington, DC), and René Värk (Tartu). See here for details.

2. Smart Mixes in relation to Transboundary Environmental Harm Conference. The Amsterdam Center for International Law, the Erasmus University of Rotterdam and Maastricht University will hold a Conference, entitled ‘Smart Mixes in relation to Transboundary Environmental Harm’, in Rotterdam on 15 April 2016. The Conference forms part of a wider research project, which aims to provide insight into the way international environmental treaties are, and can be, supplemented with private and hybrid governance instruments, with a view to achieving a more effective regulation of the causes of transboundary environmental harm. The Conference will seek to showcase innovative research into various aspects of global, multilevel environmental governance. Registration is open to both academics and practitioners. More information on the Conference and registration process can be found here. Read the rest of this entry…

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Announcements: CfP International Law of Military Operations; BIICL Annual Grotius Lecture & Dinner; Hamburg International Environmental Law Conference; Additions to UN Audiovisual Library; Colloquium on Emotions and International Law; Global Governance Summer School; IGLP Workshop; Student Writing Competition; International Law Literature Forum

Published on March 13, 2016        Author: 

1. Call for Papers: The International Law of Military Operations – Mapping the Field. Military deployments in the territory of other States are subject to a diverse range of rules under international law. In recent years, it has become increasingly common to refer to these rules as ‘operations law’ or the ‘international law of military operations’. The purpose of this conference, from 21 – 23 June 2016, in Exeter, UK, is to develop our understanding of the international law of military operations from a comparative and practical perspective. It is with great pleasure that the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War and Exeter Law School invite subject matter experts to submit their proposals for presenting a paper at the conference. See here for further information on particular topics of interest and the submission process. Proposals must be submitted by 8 April 2016.

2. BIICL Annual Grotius Lecture and Dinner 2016. The BIICL Annual Lecture and Dinner will take place on 21 March 2016 at the Law Society in London. The lecture will be delivered by The Rt Hon. Lady Justice Arden DBE, Head of International Judicial Relations for England and Wales, on the subject:’Water for All? Developing a Human Right to Water in National and International Law’. The lecture will be chaired by the President of BIICL, The Right Honourable The Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers KG PC. The lecture is followed by a networking drinks reception and an optional dinner is available to those attendees looking to extend their evening. David Anderson QC will deliver a speech during dinner entitled ‘Responding to Terrorism’. David’s speech will touch on the UK’s response to the terrorist threat, drawing on his personal observations as Independent Reviewer. Find out more and book online here.

3. Hamburg International Environmental Law Conference 2016. The HIELC 2016 will take place on 15-16 April 2016 under the title “A Sea Change for Sustainable Ocean Resource Governance”. High ranking experts from all over the world will address the fragile balance between the economically efficient use of ocean resources and the preservation of the ocean’s ecosystem in their presentations and in the subsequent working groups. Furthermore, the conference offers a forum to international and interdisciplinary academics and practitioners to share their insights. For further information and registration, please see here.

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