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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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Announcements: Call for Papers – ESIL Research Forum; ESIL, HSE and Jessup Russia Conference; Call for Papers – Inequality and Human Rights; International Organizations Symposium; Growing Competition Among International Courts and Tribunals Panel; International Law Weekend 2015

Published on October 31, 2015        Author: 

1. Call for Papers: ESIL Research Forum. The 2016 ESIL Research Forum will be held at Koç University Law School and the Center for Global Public Law in Istanbul from 21-22 April 2016. A Call for Papers has been issued for papers addressing the theme of the making of international law,  including issues such as: the interaction between sources of international law; customary international law, its formation and nature; new sources of international law in international law making – formalism and beyond; international organizations and international law making; non-state actors and international law making; Fragmentation and sources of international law; the legitimacy of the sources of binding obligation in international law; the role of comparative law in relation to international law making; and specific problems relating to international law making in particular subject areas such as human rights law, environmental law, international trade law, etc. There is a scholarship fund to provide partial financial support to presenters. For further details and information on submissions of abstracts, see here. The deadline for submissions is 1 November 2015.

2. ESIL, HSE and Jessup Russia Conference, Moscow. The European Society of International Law, the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, and Jessup Russia are organising a joint conference on 5 February 2016: The Evolutionary Interpretation of Treaties – The UN Charter and the European Convention on Human Rights Facing Modern Challenges. A Call for papers  has been issued, with a deadline for submission of 1 November 2015. Read the rest of this entry…

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Announcements: Georgia Law School Lecture; Conference on Defence Counsel at International Criminal Courts and Tribunals; Francis Lieber Prize 2016

Published on October 24, 2015        Author: 

1. Georgia Law School Lecture. The UN Charter turns 70 this week, and the University of Georgia School of Law is joining in the global celebration – it’s also the 38th birthday of the school’s Dean Rusk International Law Center. Monday, October 26, from 4-6 p.m., will mark the rededication of the Louis B. Sohn Library on International Relations in its new home, in the renovated Center. Dr. Kannan Rajarathinam (Georgia Law LLM’88), Head of Office, UN Assistance Mission for Iraq, Basra, will speak on a critical topic: “The United Nations at 70: Pursuing Peace in the 21st Century.” Also giving remarks – on Georgia Law luminaries like Professors Sohn, Professor and former U.S. Secretary of State Rusk, Professor Gabriel Wilner, and Professor Sigmund Cohn – will be Dean Peter B. “Bo” Rutledge, Associate Dean Diane Marie Amann, Professor Harlan Cohen, and alums Dorinda Dallmeyer and Ken Dious. External cosponsors for the event include the American Bar Association Section of International Law, the American Branch of the International Law Association, and the American Society of International Law, for which Professor Sohn served, respectively, as Chair, Vice President, and President. Those titles signal the 20th C. influence of Professor Sohn, who, inter alia, helped draft the UN Charter, advised UN agencies, and chaired the conference that led to conclusion of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. Further details can be found here, and the event will be livestreamed here.

2. Conference on Defence Counsel at International Criminal Courts and Tribunals. The Association of Defence Counsel Practising before the ICTY and Representing Counsel before the MICT (ADC-ICTY) is pleased to announce its annual conference, to be held on 5 December 2015 in The Hague. This one-day conference will focus on the position of defence counsel at international criminal courts and tribunals, and will feature a keynote speech and four distinguished panels on various topics in relation to the role and importance of the Defence. For further information and to register, please contact the ADC-ICTY Head Office at adcicty.events {at} gmail(.)com, and see here.

2. Francis Lieber Prize 2016. The American Society of International Law’s Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict is inviting contributions for the Francis Lieber Prize 2016.  Both monographs and articles (including chapters in books of essays) are eligible for consideration. Entries may address topics such as the use of force in international law, the conduct of hostilities during international and non‑international armed conflicts, protected persons and objects under the law of armed conflict, the law of weapons, operational law, rules of engagement, occupation law, peace operations, counter‑terrorist operations, and humanitarian assistance. Other topics bearing on the application of international law during armed conflict or other military operations are also appropriate. Submissions are due by 9 January 2016. Full details of criteria and the application process can be found here.

 

 

 

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Announcements: University of Louvain academic vacancies; Developing International Law at the Bar; Settlement of Tax Disputes under International Law Conference; Conference on Australia’s Asylum Seeker Policies

Published on October 17, 2015        Author: 

1. University of Louvain (Belgium) academic vacancies. The University of Louvain in Belgium is currently advertising two academic vacancies. The first vacancy, Professorship, Public International Law, is a full-time position. The Professorship, Economic law position is a part-time position. The procedure and deadline for applying can be found here. Full English translations of the relevant websites are available.

2. Developing International Law at the Bar – A Growing Competition Among International Courts and Tribunals. On 5 November 2015 at 3pm, The Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals (Brill/Nijhoff) will offer its second Seminar in a series devoted to contemporary developments in international judicial practice. The Seminar will discuss some salient aspects of a growing competition among international courts and tribunals in the development of international law. The program is organized by Pierre Bodeau-Livinec (University Paris 8) and Chiara Giorgetti (Richmond Law School) and is co-sponsored by European Affairs committee of the NYCBA. Panelists include Chester Brown (University of Sydney), Mathias Forteau (University of Paris Ouest-Nanterre), Makane Mbengue (University of Geneva), Eduardo Valencia-Ospina (Editor-in-Chief of The Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals), August Reinisch (University of Vienna), Attila Tanzi (University of Bologna) and Catherine Tinker (Seton Hall University, Chair of the European Affairs Committee of the NYC Bar Association). For more information and to enrol see here. Read the rest of this entry…

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Announcements: Conference, IHL & Modern Warfare; Oxford Global Justice Lecture; Ghandhi Research Seminar Series; Chatham House Event

Published on October 10, 2015        Author: 

1. International Conference: “International Humanitarian Law and Modern Warfare” Rome23-24 October 2015.  Organized by the Italian Carabinieri, this conference will be composed of four panels dealing with: (i) new weaponry and the law; (ii) the relationship between human rights and humanitarian law in the context of modern warfare; (iii) recent judicial developments in international humanitarian law; and (iv) the evolving relationship between the general principles of international humanitarian law and the features of modern warfare.  Arma%20Carabinieri

Keynote speakers are: Judge Ronny Abraham, President of the International Court of Justice; Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. Panelists: Judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf (Vice President of the ICJ), Judge Cuno Tarfusser (ICC), Professor Mads Andenas (UN Special Rapporteur on arbitrary detention), Sir Daniel Bethlehem and Sir Michael Wood (both Former Heads of the FCO Legal Service), Professor Dapo Akande (Oxford), Professor Paola Gaeta (The Graduate Institute), Professor Stefan Talmon (Bonn), Professor William Schabas (Middlesex, London), Professor Sarah Cleveland (Columbia), Professor Guglielmo Verdirame (King’s College London), Professor Attila Tanzi (Bologna), Professor Heather Harrison Dinniss (Swedish Defence University), Professor Roger O’Keefe (UCL), Professor Luigi Condorelli (Florence), Prof. Natalino Ronzitti (LUISS Guido Carli of Rome); Professor Dan Saxon (Leiden); Dr Kimberly Trapp (UCL); Professor Dino Kristiotis (Nottingham); Professor Fausto Pocar (President of the International Institute of  Law, Sanremo); and Professor Yoram Dinstein (Tel Aviv University). Full details and further information are available here.

2. Oxford Global Justice Lecture 2015. greenwood_CThe annual Oxford University Global Justice Lecture will be given by Judge Sir Christopher Greenwood KCMG QC (International Court of Justice) on Monday 12 October at 5.30pm. The topic of the lecture is “State Immunity and Human Rights”. The Oxford Global Justice Lecture is delivered each year, at the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford by a leading figure in international law. The lecture series is generously supported by the Planethood Foundation. Previous lecturers are Patricia O’Brien, then Under-Secretary General for Legal Affairs at the United Nations (2013) and Judge Theodor Meron, President of the International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and President of the UN Mechanism for International Tribunals (2014). For details see here. Read the rest of this entry…

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Announcements: Oxford Global Justice Lecture; CfP 2016 Barcelona Workshop on Global Governance; CfP Fifth PEPA/SIEL Conference; Postdoc Positions Copenhagen; Workshop on Framing the Subjects and Objects of Contemporary EU Law; Ph.D. Researcher Positions Utrecht; Accountability for Transnational Counter-terrorism Operations; International Law Weekend Conference; New Blog, Rights!

Published on October 3, 2015        Author: 

1.  Oxford Global Justice Lecture 2015: The annual Oxford University Global Justice Lecture will be given by Judge Sir Christopher Greenwood KCMG QC (International Court of Justice) on Monday 12 October at 5.30pm. The topic of the lecture is “State Immunity and Human Rights”. The Oxford Global Justice Lecture is delivered each year, at the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford by a leading figure in international law. The lecture series is generously supported by the Planethood Foundation. Previous lecturers are Patricia O’Brien, then Under-Secretary General for Legal Affairs at the United Nations (2013) and Judge Theodor Meron, President of the International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and President of the UN Mechanism for International Tribunals (2014). For details see here.

2. Call for Papers: 2016 Barcelona Workshop on Global Governance: Adaptation and Change in Global Governance. IBEI (Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals) and ESADEgeo (ESADE Business School’s Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics) will host the fourth edition of the Barcelona Workshop on Global Governance, an international workshop to discuss questions relating to global governance, on 4-5 February 2016. The workshop will focus on ‘Adaptation and Change in Global Governance’. Confirmed keynote speakers include Pascal Lamy (former Director-General of the World Trade Organization) and David Held (Professor of Politics and International Relations, Durham University). The organisers invite abstract submissions by 21 October 2015 from scholars of all related disciplines and all levels of seniority. Further information, including details for abstract submissions, is available here.

3. Call for Papers: Society of International Economic Law and University of Luxembourg, Fifth PEPA/SIEL Conference. SIEL’s Postgraduate and Early Professionals/Academics Network (PEPA/SIEL) and the Research Unit in Law of the University of Luxembourg are pleased to announce that the fifth PEPA/SIEL Conference will take place on 14-15 April 2016 in Luxembourg. We invite graduate students (enrolled in Master or PhD programmes) and early professionals/academics (generally within five years of graduating) to submit papers on any IEL topic. One or more senior practitioners and academics will comment on each paper after its presentation, followed by a general discussion. More information, including the process for submissions by 16 November 2015, can be found here. Read the rest of this entry…

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Announcements: Departmental Lecturership, Oxford University; Call for Papers, Joint Conference on The Evolutionary Interpretation of Treaties; Call for Papers, The Society of International Economic Law; Senior Research Fellow in International Law at the Institute of International Relations; PluriCourts Symposium on The Present and Future Role of Investment Treaty Arbitration in Adjudicating Environmental Disputes; ERA Annual Conference on European Asylum Law 2015; BIICL Event, A More Literal and Predictable Approach for the Court of Justice of the EU?

Published on September 26, 2015        Author: 

1. Departmental Lecturership in Law, University of Oxford: The Oxford Law Faculty invites applications for a fixed-term Departmental Lecturership in Law, from January 2016 to December 2017, to: teach and supervise undergraduate and graduate students for the Faculty and St Peter’s College; engage in advanced study and independent research in law; provide administrative and pastoral support; and, examine. Candidates must provide evidence of the ability (or potential) to provide excellent graduate level teaching in the areas of International Criminal Law and/or the Law of Armed Conflict and undergraduate teaching in Public International Law, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, or Administrative Law. Candidates should possess a doctorate in Law, or have submitted a completed doctoral dissertation for examination, or have attained a comparable level through their publications.  Further details for this post are available here. To apply for this role click here (Vacancy ID: 120341). Applications, written work and references must be submitted before noon GMT on Wednesday 21 October 2015. Interviews will be held in Oxford as soon as possible after the closing date.

2. Call for Papers, The Evolutionary Interpretation of Treaties – A Joint Conference by the European Society of International Law, the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, and Jessup Russia. The European Society of International Law, the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, and Jessup Russia, are running a joint one-day conference on The Evolutionary Interpretation of Treaties: The UN Charter and the European Convention on Human Rights Facing Modern Challenges. The conference will be held in Moscow on Friday 5 February 2016. The organisers issue a call for papers on two topics (UN Charter: New state practice as a challenge to basic principles? and, the ECHR in different times and different places), as detailed here. Abstracts should be of 1,000 – 1,500 words and must be submitted by 1 November 2015, along with a short bio. Further details can be found here, and the process for submitting papers can be found here. Read the rest of this entry…

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This Week: Discussion of Janina Dill’s Legitimate Targets? International Law, Social Construction and US Bombing

Published on September 22, 2015        Author: 

Dill bookOver the next few days, we will be hosting a discussion of Janina Dill’s book, Legitimate Targets? International Law, Social Construction and US Bombing. The commentaries on her book will be by Jutta Brunnée (University of Toronto), Geoffrey Corn (South Texas College of Law). We are grateful to all of them for participating in the discussion.

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Announcements: Call for Presentations, Fifth Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law; BIICL Seminar on Procedural Reform in International Courts and Tribunals; Chatham House Meeting on Heads of States Immunities for International Crimes; Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law 2016 Human Rights Essay Award; University of Notre Dame, London Law Programme International Law Seminars

Published on September 19, 2015        Author: 

1. Call for Presentations: Fifth Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law. A call for presentations has been issued for the Fifth Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law, which will be convened next year by Dino Kritsiotis (Univ. of Nottingham – Law), Anne Orford (Univ. of Melbourne – Law), and J.H.H. Weiler (European Univ. Institute – Law), with Benedict Kingsbury (NYU – Law) and José E. Alvarez (NYU – Law) as guest convenors. The Fifth Forum will be held at NYU on 27-29 June 2016. The closing deadline for applications is 15 December 2015.

2. BIICL Seminar on Procedural Reform in International Courts and Tribunals. On 17 November 2015, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) will host a seminar on ‘Procedural Reform in International Courts and Tribunals: Feasible? Desirable?’. This is the next event in the Temple Garden Chambers Seminar Series in International Adjudication. This seminar discusses the key findings emerging from the edited volume Procedural Fairness in International Courts and Tribunals, published by BIICL in September 2015. These findings will be presented by two of the book editors, Dr Arman Sarvarian and Dr Filippo Fontanelli, with Judge Ineta Ziemele and Professor Hélène Ruiz Fabri as external commentators. The event will take place at BIICL, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP. Find out more and book here, or download the Event Flyer. Read the rest of this entry…

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Announcements: EIUC Training for International Electoral Observers; Call for papers, The United Nations at 70 – Key Challenges for International Law

Published on September 12, 2015        Author: 

1. EIUC Training for International Electoral Observers. The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) is running a training seminar for International Electoral Observers from 23-28 November 2015. The course, structured in two modules, provides an introduction for civilian staff to the profession of election observers, with a complete theoretical and practical basic knowledge delivered to those considering election observation as a possible professional step in their career.

The first module, held from 23-25 November 2015, provides an introduction to international observation theory and legal standards and highlights the quantitative observation of the short term observers (STOs). The second module, held from 26-28 November 2015, introduces the participants to long-term election observation by analysing in depth some of the aspects related to an international observation mission, such as working relations, team-building, interviewing techniques and coordination of the STOs.

Lectures are intended for an audience of graduates mainly in law, political sciences, economics, sociology, philosophy, anthropology or similar, and will be held in English. It is therefore essential that all participants understand and speak English fluently. The seminar will take place at the Monastery of San Nicolò, at the Lido of Venice. The deadline for applications is 30 October 2015. Read the rest of this entry…

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