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Announcements: New Issue of Latin American Journal of International Law; New Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law

Published on January 3, 2016        Author: 

1. New Issue of Latin American Journal of International Law. Di Tella University, Argentina, is delighted to announce that the third issue of the Latin American Journal of International Law (Revista Latinoamericana de Derecho Internacional – LADI) is now available online. The Journal, published in Spanish, is the first Latin American publication devoted to promoting the discussion of general topics of Public International Law from different perspectives in the region. This issue includes articles by Marko Milanovic, Ariel Dulitzky, Mark Pieth and Liliana Obregón, as well as interviews with Professor Alicia Yamin and UN Special Rapporteur Juan Méndez. The latest issue can be found here. LADI has also launched its new multimedia section – LADI Conversations – featuring interviews with prominent international law scholars and practitioners on current peace talks in Colombia. LADI Conversations can be found here.

2. New additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International LawThe Codification Division of the UN Office of Legal Affairs recently added new lectures to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law website, which provides high quality international law training and research materials to an unlimited number of recipients around the world free of charge. The latest lectures include the Shabtai Rosenne Memorial Lecture by Professor John Norton Moore, delivered at United Nations Headquarters in New York on 18 November 2015. It is the fifth in a series of Memorial Lectures commemorating Professor Rosenne’s unique contribution to the development of international law and its practice. The second lecture was given by Judge Theodor Meron on “The Mechanism: A New Model of International Criminal Tribunal”.

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Announcements: Lecturer position at University of Glasgow; Harvard Law School Visiting Fellows Program

Published on December 28, 2015        Author: 

1. Lecturer position at University of Glasgow.  The University of Glasgow (School of Law) is looking to hire a lecturer in international law. The job description can be found here and the closing date for applications is 19 January 2016.

2. Harvard Law School Visiting Fellows Program. The Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School invites applications from scholars, advocates and/or practitioners to be in residence for a period of one or two semesters, to take a step back and conduct a serious scholarly inquiry into the field of human rights. Visiting fellows are usually scholars with a substantial background in human rights, or experienced activists, and preference is given to candidates working on a project related to UN treaty bodies. No more than four appointments for the 2016-17 academic year are expected. Visiting Fellows generally are self-funded, although some limited financial support is available through the Eleanor Roosevelt Fellowship. Additional information may be found here. The deadline for applications is 12 February 2016. Applications are available here.

 

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Announcements: Pluricourts Call for Papers – Strengthening the Validity of International Criminal Tribunals

Published on December 19, 2015        Author: 

Pluricourts at the University of Oslo are pleased to announce a call for papers for their conference entitled ‘Strengthening the Validity of International Criminal Tribunals’ which will take place in Oslo on 29 – 30 August 2016. The conference will explore different controversies surrounding the field of international criminal law and seeks practical solutions to make international criminal justice more effective and relevant. They are interested in hearing perspectives from both practitioners and scholars, and welcome contributions from different disciplines. Abstracts are to be submitted by 29 February 2016.  Further details can be found on here.

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Announcements: RGSL Seeking New Rector; Chatham House Event; Ethiopian Yearbook of International Law; UN Audiovisual Library of International Law

Published on December 13, 2015        Author: 

1. RGSL Seeking New Rector. Riga Graduate School of Law (RGSL) is seeking candidates for the position of Rector. The position requires residence in Riga and is offered for a three year period with the possibility of renewal. The Rector is responsible for the academic management of the School and shall contribute to its further growth and strategic development. See here for further details, including the main tasks and responsibilities of the position and qualifications required. Applications are required by no later than 15 January 2016. For further information, contact Karina Kulberga, Director of RGSL: karina.kulberga {at} rgsl.edu(.)lv.

2. Chatham House Event. The International Law Programme at Chatham House will be hosting a meeting on ‘Shaping the Law: Civil Society Influence at International Criminal Courts’ on 25 January 2016 at Doughty Street Chambers. The meeting will consider the role of civil society interventions in proceedings concerning international criminal justice. For further details and to enquire about registering see here.

3. The Ethiopian Yearbook of International Law. The Ethiopian Yearbook of International Law (EtYIL) is a peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes scholarly works of the highest standard in the field of international law broadly defined, but with a focus on Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa region. For more information please see here. The first edition of the EtYIL is due for publication in 2016. It is a pleasure to invite you to submit ideas, abstracts and manuscripts for the 2017 edition of the Yearbook. To do so please contact the Editorial Team at  ethiopianyearbook {at} gmail(.)com. Read the rest of this entry…

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Announcements: Frankfurt Investment Law Workshop; NYU School of Law Fellowships; CfP Building Consensus on European Consensus; 5th Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law

Published on December 6, 2015        Author: 

1. Frankfurt Investment Law Workshop: ICSID at 50: Investment Arbitration as a Motor of General International Law? For many years, the Frankfurt Investment Law Workshop – jointly organized by Rainer Hofmann (Frankfurt), Stephan W. Schill (Amsterdam), and Christian J. Tams (Glasgow) – has been a forum for the discussion of foundational issues of international investment law. This next workshop will run from 11-12 March 2016 and asks whether and to what extent international investment law and investor-State arbitration are ‘motors of general international law’? Contributions to this workshop focus on three areas in which investment law and arbitration might be seen as a motor of legal development: the law of dispute settlement, the law of treaties, and state responsibility. The program is available here; for edited collections that have grown out of earlier Frankfurt Investment Law Workshops see herehere and here. If you are interested in participating, please contact Sabine Schimpf, Merton Centre for European Integration and International Economic Order, University of Frankfurt at S.Schimpf {at} jur.uni-frankfurt(.)de by 28 February 2016.

2. New York University School of Law Fellowships. New York University School of Law is currently accepting applications for the the following fellowships: (1) the Global Fellows Program, which offers an opportunity for academics, practitioners, government officials and post‐doctoral scholars from around the world to spend a semester or academic year in residence at NYU School of Law. The deadline for applications is 11 January 2016. See here for more information and to apply. Questions should be sent to law.globalvisitors {at} nyu(.)edu; (2) the Emile Noël Fellowship Program, the principle objective of which is scholarship and the advancement of research on the themes prioritized by the Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law & Justice. For more information and to apply see here. The deadline for applications is 11 January 2016. Questions should be sent to JeanMonnet {at} nyu(.)edu; and (3) the Visiting Doctoral Researcher Program. Visiting Doctoral Researchers are doctoral candidates enrolled in a doctoral degree program at another institution abroad who wish to benefit from spending one year of their research at NYU School of Law. The deadline for applications is 15 February 2016. See here for more information and to apply. Questions should be sent to jsdcoordinator {at} nyu(.)edu.

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Announcements: CfP Groningen Journal of International Law; CfA Bucerius Law Journal Conference; CfP Changing Narratives of Rule of Law (Rotterdam); Curriculum Vitae A Prequel – Professor Roger O’Keefe; CfS Texas Inequality and Human Rights Conference

Published on November 28, 2015        Author: 

1. Call for Papers: Groningen Journal of International Law. The Groningen Journal of International Law (GroJIL) is now receiving submissions for its Volume 4, Issue I on International Criminal Organisations: Contemporary Challenges. The issue will be focusing on emerging challenges to the effective regulation of international criminal organisations through international law. We are especially interested in areas such as cyber-crime and the role of different actors in regulating international criminal organisations, and the GroJIL is seeking submissions that take an innovative approach, and go beyond a descriptive-empirical analysis of what the current law is. The word limit is 15,000 words, and the deadline for submission is 1 February 2016. Papers should be submitted by 5 December 2015 to groningenjil {at} gmail(.)com. For more information and GroJIL’s publishing profile, please see here.

2. Call for Abstracts: Bucerius Law Journal Conference on International Investment Law & Arbitration. The Bucerius Law Journal Conference on International Investment Law & Arbitration has issued a call for abstracts. The conference will be hosted from 22-23 April 2016 in cooperation with the renowned practitioners Neil Kaplan QC CBE SBS and R. Doak Bishop in Hamburg, Germany. Recent challenges in Investment Law & Arbitration will be discussed in panels based on the submitted works of participants. The two best abstracts will receive scholarships. The deadline is 11 January 2016. For further information see here.

3. Conference and Call for Papers: Changing Narratives of Rule of Law (Rotterdam). On 28 and 29 January 2016, Erasmus School of Law in Rotterdam will hold the conference ‘Changing Narratives of Rule of Law: Historical and Contemporary Perspective’. The conference revisits the notion of the ‘rule of law’ from critical theoretical, historical and other angles of inquiry. Papers from international law, European Union law, legal theory, political science and history are welcome. The confirmed speakers include Prof. Kim Lane Scheppele (professor of sociology and international affairs, Princeton University), Prof. Jan Klabbers (professor of International Law, University of Helsinki), Prof. Nikolas Rajkovic (professor of international law, Tilburg University) and Prof. Robert von Friedeburg (professor of early modern history, Erasmus University). Abstracts of 300 – 500 words should be sent by email to Dr. Nathanael Ali, at ali {at} law.eur(.)nl by 16 December 2015. Further details can be found here.

4. Curriculum Vitae. A Prequel – Professor Roger O’Keefe. This lecture on 10 December 2015, from 18.00 – 19.00, forms part of University College London’s Current Legal Problems lecture series 2015 – 2016. Chaired by His Excellency Judge James Crawford AC (International Court of Justice), Professor Roger O’Keefe’s inaugural lecture will tease out some recurrent international legal problems through the story of the life and opinions of D. H. G. H.-G. Salamander, lesser highly qualified publicist and minor poet. See here for further information. Admission is free, but registration is required. The lecture will be held at UCL Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, Wilkins Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT.

5. Call for Submissions: Inequality and Human Rights Conference. The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice at The University of Texas at Austin, School of Law invites submissions for an interdisciplinary conference on the theme “Inequality and Human Rights,” to be held 7-8 April 2016. Papers are invited from any discipline that considers whether international human rights law, movements, and discourses have, could or should engage with the problem of economic inequality nationally or internationally. The deadline for submissions has been extended to 13 December 2015. A limited number of travel grants are available. Further details can be found here.

 

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Announcements: Paris COP21 Climate Change Conference; CfS Melbourne Journal of International Law; Conference on Non-State Actors; Vacant Positions at Columbia Law School; Concluding Conference of the MultiRights Project; PluriCourts Guest Researchers

Published on November 21, 2015        Author: 

1. Paris, COP21: Conference on Climate Change Related Disputes. The conference “Climate Change Related Disputes: A Role for International Arbitration and ADR” will take place during the COP21 in Paris on 7 December 2015. The event is a one-off jointly organised event by the IBA, the ICC, SCC and the PCA and will bring together multi-disciplinary experts in international arbitration, trade and investment, environment and climate change, as well as representatives from business, government, international institutions and bodies, including members of state negotiating parties, to discuss existing use of international arbitration and ADR mechanisms in resolving climate change related disputes. It will also explore new uses for contractual and investment treaty mechanisms and the role for arbitration and ADR in enforcing the UNFCCC principles and state parties’ underlying pledges. See here for further details.

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 17(1). The deadline for submissions is 31 January 2016. 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 can be directed to law-mjil {at} unimelb.edu(.)au. For more information please see here.

3. Conference on Non-State Actors. The ILA British Branch Spring Conference 2016 on “Non-State Actors and Changing Relations in International Law” will be held at Lancaster University on 8-9 April 2016. This conference will examine the changing role of non-state actors (NSAs) in international law and their impact on law-making, obligations, responsibility and dispute settlement. We welcome papers on this subject, which could include: (i) the nature and position of NSAs within the international legal system; (ii) their role with respect to the sources of international law, which may include their role in the formation of custom and in the conclusion of treaties; (iii) the source and scope of obligations for particular NSAs, such as businesses or corporations (e.g. sanctions, human rights, modern slavery), sporting bodies and organised armed groups; (iv) the potential responsibility of these actors and its relationship to state responsibility; (v) the position of these actors in dispute resolution and enforcement mechanisms; or (6) the special roles of NSAs in particular areas of international law, such as international environmental law, international economic law (including investment law), the international law of armed conflict, international human rights law and international criminal law. For further details see here. Abstracts of no more than 500 words should be submitted to j.summers {at} lancaster.ac(.)uk by 31 January 2016. Read the rest of this entry…

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Announcements: ‘Frontex – Legal Questions and Current Controversies’ Conference; Oxford International Organizations – Call for Rapporteurs; Extraterritoriality in Port State Jurisdiction

Published on November 14, 2015        Author: 

1.’Frontex: Legal Questions and Current Controversies’ Conference.  On Friday 27 November 2015, the Research Unit in Law at the University of Luxembourg will be holding a conference on ‘Frontex: legal questions and current controversies’. The conference will examine various legal issues concerning the European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders of the Member States of the European Union (Frontex) and its activities.  The conference will bring together academics and practitioners from EU and international law backgrounds. Given the current refugee crisis and with Luxembourg currently holding the EU Presidency, the event could hardly be better-timed or placed. Speakers include: Prof. Guy S. Goodwin-Gill (Oxford), Dr Roberta Mungianu (Copenhagen), Florin Coman-Kund (Erasmus University Rotterdam), Zhena Zhekova (Luxembourg), Inmaculada Arnaez Fernandez (Frontex), Melanie Fink (Leiden), Pascal Schumacher (Luxembourg MFA), Prof. Richard Barnes (Hull), Dr Seline Trevisanut (Utrecht) and Dr Matilde Ventrella (Wolverhampton). Details about the conference and how to register can be found here.

2. Oxford International Organizations: Call for Rapporteurs. Oxford University Press and the Manchester International Law Centre (MILC) have been developing the structure of a database of annotated documents pertaining to the law of international organizations. This will include documents such as resolutions of international organizations, reports of legal advisers, judicial decisions, international agreements, or any other act of legal relevance. Applications are welcomed from those who would be interested in acting as rapporteurs for this project. Rapporteurs will have the task of identifying relevant materials and providing a short legal commentary on these documents. For further details, including required qualifications and skills as well as the process for application, see here. We hope to recruit not only scholars but also lawyers and legal advisers working in international organizations and those working for firms involved in related litigation. Read the rest of this entry…

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Announcements: Pluralist Approaches to International Criminal Justice Conference; CEILA Inaugural Lecture; 3. Call for Papers: The Rapoport Center Human Rights Working Paper Series

Published on November 7, 2015        Author: 

1. “Pluralist Approaches to International Criminal Justice” Conference. On 7-8 January 2016, the Center for International Criminal Justice (CICJ) and the Faculty of Law, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam will host a conference on pluralism and international criminal law. The event is held with the financial support of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and concludes the research project “Dealing with Divergence? National Adjudication of International Crimes” funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The conference provides a platform for an interdisciplinary and critical debate on the methodological, institutional and cultural diversity in international criminal justice (see further information). Speakers include Elies van Sliedregt, Kai Ambos, Robert Cryer, Megan Fairlie, Kevin Jon Heller, Charles Jalloh, Frédéric Mégret, Sarah Nouwen, Nicola Palmer, Darryl Robinson, Carsten Stahn, Sergey Vasiliev, Alex Whiting, Harmen van der Wilt and others (programme). The conference will take place in the Tinbergenzaal, Het Trippenhuis, Kloveniersburgwal 29, Amsterdam. Attendance is free but places are limited. Please register before 28 December.

2. CEILA Inaugural Lecture: ‘EU Law and International Law in the 21st Century: Is the Court of Justice afraid of other International Jurisdictions?’ This lecture – the inaugural lecture of the newly established Centre for European and International Legal Affairs (CEILA) at Queen Mary School of Law –  will be given by Professor Maciej Szpunar, Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Union on Friday 13 November 2015. See here for further details and to register. The lecture will be held at Arts2 Lecture Theatre, Arts2 Building, School of Law, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS. The lecture is being held to mark the start of the CEILA’s activity on the study and research of the relationship between International Law and EU Law. Professor Szpunar will be exploring the legal background surrounding the interaction between the Court of Justice and other regimes, addressing their frictions, synergies, and mutual impact, to offer a comprehensive account of their co-existence and point the way forward.

3. Call for Papers: The Rapoport Center Human Rights Working Paper Series. The Rapoport Center Human Rights Working Paper Series (WPS) is happy to announce a call for papers for the 2015 – 2016 academic year. The WPS seeks innovative papers of the highest quality by both researches and practitioners in the field of human rights. Acceptance to the WPS series provides authors with an opportunity to receive feedback on works in progress and stimulate a lively, productive conversation around the subject matter of their paper. This process is designed to prepare papers for publication in academic journals or other venues. This year we are particularly interested in papers exploring the relationship between human rights and inequality, natural resources governance, and the future of labor. Please see the submission guidelines here and  contact rcwps {at} law.utexas(.)edu with any inquiries.

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New Issue of EJIL (Vol. 26 (2015) No. 3) – Out Next Week

Published on November 3, 2015        Author: 

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

Editorial

Nein!; The EJIL App (again); In this Issue

Articles

Jaime Tijmes, Who Wants What? – Final Offer Arbitration in the World Trade Organization

Lorna McGregor, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Human Rights: Developing a Rights-Based Approach through the ECHR

Roaming Charges

Janet McKnight, Places of Impasse: Scars on Beirut Structures That Refuse to Fall

EJIL: Debate!

Catharine Titi, International Investment Law and the European Union: Towards a New Generation of International Investment Agreements

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