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Announcements: UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; CfA Correcting Inequality through Law; Leicester Law School Conference – Migrants’ Rights at a Crossroads; ASIL Roundtable on New Perspectives in International Legal Theory

Published on February 10, 2019        Author: 

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1. New Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law. The Codification Division of the Office of Legal Affairs recently added the following lectures to the Lecture Series of the United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law (AVL) website: Ms. Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi on “The International Criminal Court twenty years after its establishment: consolidation or decadence?” (in Spanish), and Mr. Eduardo Bertoni on “Human Rights and the Internet: International Standards” (in Spanish). The Audiovisual Library is also available as an audio podcast, which can be accessed through the preinstalled applications in Apple or Google devices, through Soundcloud or through the podcast application of your preference by searching “Audiovisual Library of International Law”. The UN Audiovisual Library of International Law provides high quality international law training and research materials to users around the world free of charge.

2. Call for Applications: ERC funded project on “Correcting Inequality through Law”. The Institute for International and Comparative Public Law of the University of Münster is looking for up to five candidates to fill PhD positions in the context of the research project “Correcting Inequality through Law”. The project, which is led by Professor Dr. Niels Petersen and funded by a Consolidator Grant of the European Research Council, analyses how apex courts conceptualize equality in constitutional and international human rights law. It will be based on a comparative study of the equality jurisprudence of 16 jurisdictions. The deadline for applications is 31 March 2019. More information can be found here.

3. Leicester Law School Conference: Migrants’ Rights at a Crossroads. Leicester Law School is holding a conference on 22 March entitled “Migrants’ Rights at a Crossroads: Seizing the Moment(um) of the UN Global Compact on Migration and the SDGs 2030 to forge a new path for the protection of migrants’ rights”. Generously supported by the Modern Law Review, the conference brings together experts from international institutions and academia to discuss the prospects for migrants’ rights protection in light of the UN Global Compact on Migration and the SDGs 2030. To register for the conference, please see here

4. ASIL Roundtable on New Perspectives in International Legal Theory. The ASIL International Legal Theory Interest Group will use its business meeting at the ASIL Annual Meeting (27 30 March 2019) to hold a roundtable on “New Perspectives in International Legal Theory.” The roundtable will provide an opportunity for three scholars to present and receive feedback on unpublished papers addressing topics related to international legal theory. Other Interest Group members will be invited to read the selected papers in advance of the roundtable to facilitate a vibrant discussion. Scholars wishing to participate should submit a one-page abstract to the Interest Group’s chair, Evan Criddle (ejcriddle {at} wm(.)edu), by 25 February 2019. With the abstract submission, applicants should include their contact information, professional title, institutional affiliation, and number of years teaching in the academy. Preference will be given to scholars who have been teaching at an academic institution in the United States for seven years or fewer, but all submissions are welcome. Successful applicants must commit to deliver their draft paper for circulation to the Interest Group no later than 10 March 2019.

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Announcements: International Cultural Heritage Law Summer School; Legal Resilience in an Era of Hybrid Threats Conference; Call for Rapporteurs OUP; Chatham House Conference – Security and Prosperity in the Asia-Pacific; CfP Protecting Community Interests under International Law; Summer School on Human Rights in Theory and Practice

Published on February 3, 2019        Author: 
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1. International Cultural Heritage Law Summer School 2019. The summer school, from 17 – 28 June 2019, is organized by the Art-Law Centre and the UNESCO Chair in the International Law of the Protection of Cultural Heritage of the University of Geneva, in collaboration with the University of Miami School of Law. The summer school aims to develop the students’ awareness and general understanding of the main substantive themes of international cultural heritage law, namely: the trade in cultural objects; the restitution of stolen or looted artworks; the protection of cultural property in the event of armed conflict; the protection of the built heritage from natural and human-induced disasters; the safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage and of the diversity of cultural expressions. See here for further information. 

2. Legal Resilience in an Era of Hybrid Threats Conference. The Exeter Centre for International Law invites you to a conference on “Legal Resilience in an Era of Hybrid Threats” on 8 – 10 April 2019 at the University of Exeter. The aim of the event is to explore the legal challenges presented by lawfare, hybrid threats and gray zone conflict and to develop the notion of legal resilience as a framework for countering these challenges more effectively. Confirmed speakers include Professor Jutta Brunnée (Toronto), Brigadier General (ret) Richard Gross, Professor Melissa de Zwart (Adelaide), Marlene Mazel (Israel, Ministry of Justice), Professor Geoffrey Corn (South Texas), Professor Charlie Dunlap (Duke). The event is held in collaboration with the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats, the Geneva Centre for Security Policy and the Lieber Institute of the United States Military Academy. Further details, including the draft conference programme and online registration, are available here. A reduced rate is available to students enrolled full-time on higher education programmes.

3. Call for Rapporteurs: Oxford University Press. Oxford University Press welcomes applications from those who would be interested in acting as rapporteurs for Oxford International Organizations (OXIO). OXIO is a database of annotated documents pertaining to the law of international organizations and includes resolutions of international organizations, reports of legal advisers, judicial decisions, international agreements, or any act of legal relevance. Rapporteurs have the task of identifying relevant materials and providing a short legal commentary on these documents. Find out more online about the Call for Rapporteurs and OXIO.

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Announcements: UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; PhD Summer School; CfP The Legitimacy of International Investment Law and Arbitration; Frankfurt Investment Law Workshop; Junior Faculty Forum for International Law; International Workshop on the Protection of the Environment in Relation to Armed Conflict; The International Institutional Lawyer as Scholar and as Practitioner

Published on January 27, 2019        Author: 

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1. New Addition to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law. The Codification Division of the Office of Legal Affairs recently added the following lecture to the Lecture Series of the United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law (AVL) website: Mr. Carlos Espósito on “State Immunity and Human Right” (in Spanish). The Audiovisual Library is also available as an audio podcast, which can be accessed through the preinstalled applications in Apple or Google devices, through Soundcloud or through the podcast application of your preference by searching “Audiovisual Library of International Law”. The UN Audiovisual Library of International Law provides high quality international law training and research materials to users around the world free of charge.

2. PhD Summer School. iCourts – Centre of Excellence for International Courts, University of Copenhagen and PluriCourts will host their 7th PhD Summer School 17 – 21 June 2019. The PhD Summer School is a high-level Summer School for PhD students working on international courts in their social and political context. Are you willing to present your work and to share your intellectual curiosity with others this is the place for you? You will exchange and confront the thoughts of your thesis with people from around the world with different backgrounds, while being guided by expert researchers and professors. Deadline for application is 1 February 2019. For more information, see here

3. Call for Papers: The Legitimacy of International Investment Law and Arbitration in Protecting Human Rights. LEGINVEST and PluriCourts, in collaboration with Monash University and the Minerva Center for Human Rights at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, are organizing an international symposium on the legitimacy and increasingly important role for international investment law and arbitration in the protection of international human rights (4 – 5 September 2019 in Oslo). This  workshop/symposium invites papers from a wide array of perspectives and disciplines, focusing on the questions of synergetic linkages between investment law and human rights law and how that can be achieved. Comparative, empirical and cross-disciplinary work is especially welcome. Deadline for submitting an abstract is 1 March 2019. Read the Call for Papers hereRead the rest of this entry…

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Announcements: Cambridge International Law Conference; UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; CfA Manchester International Law Centre; International Economic Law Focus Doctorate; JUFIL and GRILI Conference; CfP Northern European Conference on Emergency and Disaster Studies; New Blog on International Economic Law Matters in Africa; CfP Eighth PEPA/SIEL Conference; RECONNECT Workshop

Published on January 20, 2019        Author: 

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1. 8th Annual Cambridge International Law Conference 2019. Registration for the 2019 Cambridge International Law Conference taking place at the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge on the 20 and 21 of March 2019 is now open. To register, please see here. For further information, see here.  

2. New Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law. The Codification Division of the Office of Legal Affairs recently added the following lectures to the Lecture Series of the United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law (AVL) website: Ms. María Teresa Infante Caffi on “The Antarctic under international law“ (in Spanish) and Ms. Leila Nadya Sadat on “Interpreting the Statute of the International Criminal Court“. The Audiovisual Library is also available as an audio podcast, which can be accessed through the preinstalled applications in Apple or Google devices, through Soundcloud or through the podcast application of your preference by searching “Audiovisual Library of International Law”. 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 Applications: Manchester International Law Centre. The Manchester International Law Centre (MILC) is holding its first Emerging Scholars Workshop on 25 June 2019 in Manchester. The aim of the Workshop is to bring together a carefully selected group of eight doctoral students. During the workshop, the participants will receive tailored feedback on their research project through closed roundtable discussions with Jean d’Aspremont, Iain Scobbie and John Haskell. In addition to the roundtable discussions, the event will also include sessions on publishing in international law and how to prepare for a job interview and compose postdoc applications. Applicants are expected to be at an advanced stage of their PhD studies and must be focusing their doctoral research on a question related to international law, international legal practice, and/or international legal theory. Abstracts of no more than 500 words and a one-page CV should be submitted to isil.aral {at} manchester.ac(.)uk by 15 March 2019. The subject line of the email must read “MILC PhD Workshop” followed by the surname of the author. For more details see: MILC Emerging Scholars Workshop. Read the rest of this entry…

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Announcements: CfP EJIL; CfP Doctoral Forum on International Law; CfP German Yearbook of International Law; CfP International Economic Law; 2019 ESIL Research Forum

Published on January 13, 2019        Author: 
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1. Call for Papers: EJIL – International Law and Democracy Revisited, The EJIL 30th Anniversary Symposium. EJIL have issued a Call for Papers. International lawyers from practice and academia as well as scholars from related disciplines are invited to send an abstract of 350-500 words setting out the prospective papers they would like to submit for inclusion in the symposium dealing with any theme that comes within the overarching topic of International Law and Democracy. We will accept proposals for research papers of 10-12K words as well as shorter Think Pieces of 5-7K words. The deadline for the Abstracts is 15 January 2019. Draft papers of those abstracts selected by a committee composed of members of the Editorial Boards of EJIL will be expected by 15 June. We are considering a workshop in Madrid in early July to discuss the drafts. Final version of papers will be expected by 15 September. The full call can be reviewed here.

2. Call for Papers: EUI Doctoral Forum on International Law. The Law Department of the European University Institute (EUI) is is hosting an intensive one-day Doctoral Forum on international law, taking place in Florence on 10 June 2019, and sponsored by the European Society of International Law. The Forum allows PhD candidates to present their research and receive feedback from peers and EUI faculty members. Scholarships to contribute to travel expenses are available. To apply, please send an abstract of maximum 600 words and your CV to euidoctoralforum {at} gmail(.)com by 15 February 2019. Full call for papers can be found here.

3. Call for Papers: German Yearbook of International Law. The GYIL is published annually by the Walther Schücking Institute for International Law at the University of Kiel and contains contributions on topics addressing all aspects of public international law. The Editors are pleased to call for contributions to the “General Articles” section of Volume 62 (2019) of the GYIL. Prior to publication, all manuscripts are independently peer-reviewed by a board of renowned experts. Submissions from all areas of public international law are welcome. The paper should be 10,000-12,500 words, inclusive of footnotes, and conform with the house style of the GYIL (which is available on the website). Submissions, including a brief abstract, statement of affiliation, and confirmation of exclusive submission, should be sent by 1 September 2019 to the Assistant Editor of the GYIL via e-mail: yearbook {at} wsi.uni-kiel(.)de. Read the rest of this entry…

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Announcement: Book Discussion on Guy Fiti Sinclair’s “To Reform the World”

Published on January 9, 2019        Author: 
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The blog is happy to announce that over the next week, we will host a discussion of Guy Fiti Sinclair’s book, To Reform the World: International Organizations and the Making of Modern States. Guy Fiti Sinclair  is a Senior Lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington Law School. His principal area of research and teaching is public international law, with a focus on international organisations law, the history and theory of international law, and international economic law. 

Guy will open the discussion this morning with an introduction to the text. This will be followed by posts from Jan Klabbers,  Megan Donaldson, Devika Hovell and Edouard Fromageau. Guy will close the symposium with a reply to the discussants.

We are grateful to all of the participants for agreeing to have this discussion here. Readers are invited to join in – comments will of course be open on all posts.

 
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Announcements: Goettingen Journal of International Law; CfP Conference on Actors in International Investment Law; Conference of the Young Researchers of International and EU Law

Published on January 6, 2019        Author: 

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1. Goettingen Journal of International Law. The Goettingen Journal of International Law publishes its Vol. 9, No. 1 (2018) as a special issue on ‘The Law Behind Rule of Law Transfers’. The full issue can be accessed here

2. Call for Papers: ESIL Sponsored Conference on Actors in International Investment Law – Beyond Claimants, Respondents and Arbitrators. The University Paris II Panthéon-Assas is hosting, in the context of the Investment Law Initiative, a Colloquium on ‘Actors in International Investment Law: Beyond Claimants, Respondents and Arbitrators’, which will take place on 26 and 27 September 2019, in Paris, France. This year’s Colloquium focuses on actors in international investment law beyond claimants, respondents, and arbitrators. Potential topics are presented here. Abstracts must not exceed 800 words and must be submitted by email to agourg {at} law.uoa(.)grcathy_titi {at} hotmail(.)com; and katiafachgomez {at} gmail(.)com. The full call for papers can be found here

3. 15th Conference of the Young Researchers of International and EU Law. On 1 April, 2019, the Università degli Studi of Milan, Italy, will host the 15th Conference of the Young Researchers of International and EU law. The Conference will focus on withdrawal from multilateral treaties. In particular, it will look at analysing its causes, procedures and effects, as well as at evaluating if and to what extent we are now facing a disengagement from multilateralism or, on the contrary, the emergence of new methods of cooperation at the international and EU levels. Even though the lingua franca of the Conference will be Italian, presentations in English and French are welcome. Deadline is 11 February 2019.  Full details can be found here or contact the organizers at 15convegnogiovanimilano@gmail.com.

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Announcements: CfA Constitutional Court Review; UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; CfR – Global Study on the Impact of the UN Human Rights Treaty System

Published on December 23, 2018        Author: 
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1. Call for Abstracts: Constitutional Court Review. The editors of the Constitutional Court Review are issuing an open call for abstracts and articles for the Constitutional Court Review X (2019). The Constitutional Court Review is the only internationally accredited journal on the work of South Africa’s Highest Court. The Constitutional Court Review Conference/Workshop allows authors and editors to read one another’s work and engage initial drafts in an intimate environment. For those persons unfamiliar with the journal, please see here to view all eight published volumes and find out a little more on who we are and what we do. CCR I through CCR VIII are online, open access and freely downloadable. (CCR IX will be housed online in 2019.) The journal is also freely available on SAFLII (the Southern African Legal Information Institute database), and can be accessed through Heinonline and Sabinet. 

2. New Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law. The Codification Division of the Office of Legal Affairs recently added the following lectures to the Lecture Series of the United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law (AVL) website: Ms. Patrícia Galvão Teles on “Obligations and Rights Erga Omnes in the case-law of the International Court of Justice” and Mr. Ki-Gab Park on “Lex Ferenda in International Law”. 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 Researchers: Global Study on the Impact of the UN Human Rights Treaty System on the Domestic Level. The UN human right treaty system is widely believed to be at the core of the international human rights project. But exactly what evidence is available to demonstrate its impact on the lives of people worldwide? Moreover, what are the factors that enhance or inhibit its effect where it matters – on the ground? Two decades ago, a group of researchers  based in twenty countries engaged in the most comprehensive attempt thus far to to answer these questions. The study leaders were Christof Heyns and Frans Viljoen from the the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, working with the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. They have now again assembled a group of researchers based in the same twenty countries. Using the earlier study as a base-line, they are  asking where are we today, and how should we approach the future. Yet in spite of its geographical and temporal scope, this study will reveal only part of the picture, and it will date soon. What is needed is global, ongoing academic engagement with the treaty system. Researchers worldwide are encouraged to undertake independent research on the same topic in their home countries and to publish it in academic journals of their choice, making sure the treaty system enjoys the benefit of rigorous – and most importantly, locally based – academic engagement. See here

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Call for Papers: European Journal of International Law – International Law and Democracy Revisited, The EJIL 30th Anniversary Symposium

Published on December 23, 2018        Author: 

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EJIL was founded in 1989, coinciding with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the attendant excitement encapsulated by that well-known optimistic/hubristic End of History phraseology, with predictions of liberal democracy to become regnant in the world and a New International Legal Order to replace the old First World-Second World-Third World distinctions.

Thirty years later the state of democracy, whether liberal or social or any other variant, seems to be far from sanguine.

Here is but a partial list of the challenges to democracy in the contemporary world:

  • The advent of so-called ‘illiberal democracies’
  • The crisis and breakdown of trust within established democracies
  • The reality or otherwise of states with ‘formal democracy’ often reduced to little more than elections, more or less free
  • The accountability and rule of law concerns, famously termed GAL concerns, which transnational governance regimes raise as indispensable features of democracy
  • The persistent ‘democracy deficit’ or ‘political deficit’ of the European Union and similar Organizations
  • The emergence of the global ‘data economy’ with mega platforms calling into question basic assumptions about territory and jurisdiction and calling into question the ability of democratic regimes to reign in such platforms increasingly questioned
  • The impact of both financial markets and international monetary bodies on the internal margin of manoeuvre and democratic choices of economic management
  • Democracy and global inequality: The relationship between counter-democratic ideologies, legal reforms and political processes at the domestic and global levels and social and economic processes such as the shrinking middle class and the lasting ramifications of the 2008 economic crisis.

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Announcements: CfA Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law; CfP 2019 Human Rights Essay Award Competition

Published on December 16, 2018        Author: 

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Call for Applications – 2019 Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law: The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law is happy to announce its call for applications to the 2019 Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, taking place from May 28 – June 14. This annual Program offers 18 courses in English and Spanish, lectured by over 40 scholars of relevance in the field of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, and gathers more than 125 participants from over 25 different countries and with different levels of professional experience. The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law provides through this Program the unique opportunity to learn and interact with judges of the International Criminal Court, the International Court of Justice, Special Rapporteurs of United Nations, members of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, experts from prominent NGO’s and professors from all over the world. The application form for this program is available here. All courses can be taken for ABA credits. For more information please contact hracademy {at} wcl.american(.)edu.

Call for Papers – 2019 Human Rights Essay Award Competition: Submit Your Work to the 2019 Human Rights Essay Award Competition. The Human Rights Essay Award, sponsored by the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at the American University Washington College of Law, seeks to stimulate the production of scholarly work in international human rights law. The topic of the 2019 competition is the Protection of Migrants Under International Human Rights Law. Participants have the flexibility to choose any subject related to this topic, however the scope of the submission must directly relate to this year’s topic. In addition, we would like to note we believe that international human rights law can be understood to include international humanitarian law and international criminal law. We will award two winners — one for a submission in English and one for a submission in Spanish — with a full scholarship (including lodging and transportation to and from Washington, D.C.) to complete the Certificate of Attendance or Diploma in the 2019 Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law which will take place from 27 May – 14 June 2019. The deadline to enter your submission to the Human Rights Essay Award competition is 1 February 2019. Please note that only participants with a law degree are eligible to enter this competition. We look forward to receiving your submission! If you would like additional information or have any questions, we invite you to contact us via email at hracademy {at} wcl.american(.)edu and via phone at (202) 274-4295.

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