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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: 

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: 

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: 

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: 

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: 

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: 

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: 

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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New EJIL: Live! Interview with Frédéric Mégret

Published on December 13, 2018        Author: 

In this episode of EJIL: Live! the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal, Professor Joseph Weiler, speaks with Frédéric Mégret, Associate Professor and Dawson Scholar in the Faculty of Law at McGill University in Montreal, whose article “International Criminal Justice as a Peace Project”, appears in our 29:3 issue as part of a Symposium on “The Crime of Aggression before the International Criminal Court”.

Prof. Mégret argues in his article that the Kampala adoption of the crime of aggression needs to be understood as part of the long-term evolution of international criminal justice as a peace project. The conversation takes up the provocative proposition put forward in the article that the shift away from jus contra bellum considerations towards a primary focus on war crimes and crimes against humanity as the central theme of international criminal justice has diminished the urgency of preventing war itself. The interview was recorded at New York University.

 
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Announcements: University of Edinburgh Vacancy; CfP The Protection of Cultural Heritage and Municipal Law

Published on December 9, 2018        Author: 

1. University of Edinburgh Lecturer in International Economic Law Vacancy. Applications are invited for one Lectureship at the Edinburgh Law School from candidates with demonstrable expertise in international economic law, ideally with additional expertise in international human rights law or international environmental law. Interviews are expected to be held in late January, with a start date in August 2019. The closing date for applications is 3 January 2019. For further information, see here

2. Call for Papers: The Protection of Cultural Heritage and Municipal Law. The American Society of International Law’s Cultural Heritage and the Arts Interest Group (CHAIG) and Fordham University School of Law’s Urban Law Center, in collaboration with the Quebec Society of International Law (SQDI), invite academics and graduate students to submit paper proposals for a works-in-progress workshop on “The Protection of Cultural Heritage and Municipal Law.” The workshop will be held at Fordham University’s School of Law, in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, on 5 April 2019. Paper proposals of no more than 500 words should be sent to sabrina.tremblay- huet {at} usherbrooke(.)ca before 30 December 2018. The authors of the selected proposals will be notified by 18 January 2019. Proposals from emerging scholars and graduate students are highly encouraged. Draft papers must be submitted no later than 18 March 2019. Please note that no funding is available to cover transportation and accommodation for participants. Attendance at the workshop is, however, free of charge, subject to prior registration. The full call for papers is here.

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Announcements: CfP Ethiopian Yearbook of International Law; University of Michigan Junior Scholars Conference; Implications of Brexit for Trade Relations; ASIL IOIG Workshop

Published on December 2, 2018        Author: 
1. Call for Papers: The Ethiopian Yearbook of International Law. The Ethiopian Yearbook of International Law (EtYIL), which is motivated by the need to ‘rebalancing the narrative of international law’, was launched in 2015. The first volume, EtYIL 2016 was successfully published in 2017; building upon the successes of the first volume the second volume of EtYIL 2017 came out in 2018 covering topics ranging from African continental free trade area, foreign direct investment law, and contributions to UN peacekeeping from the global south. We are now finalising the third (2018) volume which will come out in early 2019, covering a range of cutting-edge international law issues of regional and global significance. We are pleased to invite interested scholars  to consider submitting long or short articles, current development pieces, case reports and book reviews for consideration for the fourth (2019) volume of the Yearbook (submission guidelines and other details available here). Submission deadline for this volume is 30 November 2019. We would like to hear your potential ideas and topics at ethiopianyearbook {at} gmail(.)com.
 
2. University of Michigan Law School 5th Annual Junior Scholars Conference. The University of Michigan Law School invites junior scholars to attend the 5th Annual Junior Scholars Conference, which will be held on 26 – 27 April 2019 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The conference provides junior scholars with a platform to present and discuss their work with peers, and to receive detailed feedback from senior members of the Michigan Law faculty. The Conference aims to promote fruitful collaboration between participants and to encourage their integration into a community of legal scholars. The Junior Scholars Conference is intended for academics in both law and related disciplines. Applications from postdoctoral researchers, lecturers, fellows, SJD/PhD candidates, and assistant professors (pre-tenure) who have not held an academic position for more than four years, are welcomed. Applications are due by 12 January 2019. Further information can be found at the Conference website.

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