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This Week: Discussion of Jan Klabbers’s ‘The Transformation of International Organizations Law’

Published on August 18, 2015        Author: 

Over the next few days, we will be hosting a discussion of the first annual EJIL Foreword, Jan Klabbers’s article “The Transformation of International Organizations Law,” which was published in volume 26, no. 1 of the European Journal of International Law (2015). The commentaries on his article will be by Alison Duxbury (Melbourne) and Ian Johnstone (The Fletcher School). We are grateful to all of them for participating in the discussion.

 
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Announcements: CfP Junior Scholars Roundtable on Settling Tax Disputes under Int’l Law (Luxembourg); Chatham House Meetings on Business & Human Rights, Foreign Affairs in National Courts (London)

Published on August 1, 2015        Author: 

1.  Call  for papers for junior scholars roundtable at University of Luxembourg conference on the settlement of tax disputes under international law, 12-13 November 2015, Luxembourg.  On  12-13  November  2015,  the  Research  Unit in Law of the University of Luxembourg,  with  the  support  of  the  Fonds  National  de  la Recherche Luxembourg,  will be holding a conference on the settlement of tax disputes under  international law, with the aim of analysing taxation issues through the  lens  of  international law and its dispute settlement procedures, and bringing   together  international  lawyers  and  tax  lawyers  to  do  so. Confirmed speakers already include Prof. Mads Andenas (University of Oslo), Prof. Ilias Bantekas (Brunel University), Dr N. Jansen Calamita (BIICL), Dr Abba Kolo (CEPMLP Dundee), Dr Sébastien Manciaux (Université de Bourgogne), Dr  Luca  Pantaleo  (TMC  Asser  Instituut),  Prof.  Alexander Rust (Vienna University  of  Economics and Business) and Epaminontas Triantafilou (Quinn Emanuel). Part of the conference will be a roundtable discussion for junior scholars; giving  them  an opportunity to present their research on issues covered by the conference and to receive feedback from the conference speakers.  Those selected  will  receive  a  bursary  to fund their travel and accommodation expenses, and may also have the opportunity to contribute to the conference proceedings,  which will be published.  We are now calling for applications to  present  a  paper  at  the  roundtable, and invite junior scholars (PhD candidates,  post-docs and fellows) with research interests in the field to apply by submitting an abstract (not exceeding 800 words) of their proposed paper,  together  with  a  copy  of  their  CV,  to Prof. Matthew Happold (Matthew.Happold {at} uni(.)lu).  The deadline for submissions is 5 September 2015.

2.  The International Law Programme at Chatham House will be hosting a meeting on ‘Foreign Affairs in National Courts: The Role of the Executive’ on Wednesday 23 September. The meeting will consider whether current practice is effective in maintaining a proper balance between the rights of litigants to have their claims decided and the interests of states in securing court decisions that do not harm the peaceful conduct of international relations. For further details and to enquire about registering see here.

3.  The International Law Programme at Chatham House will be hosting a meeting on ‘Business and Human Rights: Bridging the Governance Gap’ on Monday 28 September. The meeting will consider what trends are likely to emerge in the field of business and human rights over the next decade and will coincide with the launch of a Chatham House research paper. For further details and to enquire about registering see here.

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Announcements: CfP, Legal Theory/Philosophy Conference on European Values (Ljubljana); New Additions to UN Audiovisual Library

Published on July 25, 2015        Author: 

1.  Call for papers, 2015 Legal Theory and Legal Philosophy Conference (20 and 21 November 2015, Ljubljana): In Search of Basic European Values.” The Graduate School of Government and European Studies and the European Faculty of Law, both Slovenia, invite researchers undertaking research on public law, human rights , legal theory and legal philosophy to submit abstracts for participation at the 2015 Legal Theory and Legal Philosophy Conference (20 and 21 November 2015, Ljubljana) under the title “In Search of Basic European Values”. Interested applicants should send a 250-word abstract and a CV in narrative form by 1 September 2015 to jernej.letnar {at} fds(.)si. Authors will be notified of acceptance by 15 September 2015. If you have any questions, please write to dignitas {at} fds(.)si. More information is available here.

2.  New additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law.  The 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. Two complete courses were given by Professor Laurence Boisson de Chazournes on “Droit international de l’environnement”; Professor Makane Mbengue on “Introduction au droit de l’OMC”; The latest lectures were given by Professor André Nollkaemper on “Shared Responsibility in International Law”; Judge Bennouna of the ICJ on “La Cour internationale de Justice et les droits de l’homme”; Judge Tomka of the ICJ on “The Special Agreement as a Way of Submitting Disputes to the International Court of Justice” and several lectures by Judge Cançado Trindade of the ICJ: “The Human Person and International Justice”; “L’humanisation du droit international”; “The Founding Fathers of International Law” and “Le système interaméricain de protection des droits de l’homme”.

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Announcement: CfP on Human Rights, Public Policy, Democracy & Governance

Published on July 19, 2015        Author: 

Call for papers on Human Rights Protection, Human Rights Public Policies, Democracy and Governance: The International Journal of Human Rights and Constitutional Studies (IJHRCS) is currently seeking submissions on Human Rights Protection, Human Rights Public Policies and Democracy and Governance.  The coming issues aim at providing an opportunity for scholars and practitioners to explore novel and original material on the above areas, including themes relating to the current economic and political crises; globalised democratic governance; migration and multiculturalism; democratic deficit theory; digital participation, e-democracy, e-governance.   We welcome the submission from scholars around the world and would like to encourage young law researchers especially to submit their recent works. Articles previously published cover researches both doctrinal and inter-disciplinary.  Please click here for submission details.

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Announcement: CfP on Investment Treaty Arbitration and Environmental Disputes (Oslo)

Published on July 11, 2015        Author: 

The Present and Future Role of Investment Treaty Arbitration in Adjudicating Environmental Disputes (Oslo, 5-6 November 2015) – Call for Papers, Deadline: 15 July 2015. PluriCourts, Centre of Excellence at the University of Oslo, is organizing an international symposium entitled ‘The Present and Future Role of Investment Treaty Arbitration in Adjudicating Environmental Disputes’. The symposium will be hosted at the faculty of law of the University of Oslo on November 5 and 6, 2015. Symposium Theme: The symposium will focus on investment treaty arbitration from a forward-looking perspective on how future practice might be shaped or reformed in a way that can both promote environmental sustainability and protect responsible and legitimate foreign investments. Call for Papers: We invite scholars, practitioners and doctoral students to submit paper proposals for presentations on topics related to the symposium’s theme. The deadline for submission is July 15, 2015. For more information, please visit the website of the symposium.

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Announcement: Conference on Comparative Foreign Relations Law (Geneva)

Published on July 4, 2015        Author: 

Duke University-Geneva Conference on Comparative Foreign Relations Law: Courts, Treaties, Custom and the Use of Force. July 10-11, 2015, Université de Genève. In July 2015, as part of its summer Institute in Transnational Law, Duke Law School will be hosting a conference on the topic of “comparative foreign relations law.”  The conference, which will be held at the University of Geneva, will consider similarities and differences in how nations (and the European Union as an entity) handle various issues of foreign relations law, including the incorporation of international law, the process for concluding international agreements, the accommodation of federalism and other structural values, and the decision to use military force.  Scholars from various countries will present short papers outlining how these issues are addressed in their countries or in the EU, and scholars from the United States will draw comparisons to U.S. practice.  A number of the U.S. participants are Reporters for the American Law Institute’s current Restatement (Fourth) project on Foreign Relations Law, and this conference will provide a useful opportunity for them to gain comparative perspectives on the issues they are considering. For more details and registration, see here.

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Announcements: Conference in Honor of Nicolas Michel (Geneva); Conference on UN at 70 (London); CfP on Law and Jurisprudence

Published on June 27, 2015        Author: 

1.  Colloque Nicolas Michel, Geneva, 29 June 2015. On 29 June a one-day conference will be organized in Geneva in honor of Mr. Nicolas Michel, former UN Under Secretary-general for Legal affairs and presently Professor at the Geneva Law Faculty and at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. Four sessions will address the following topics: UN-law; Responsibility to protect; Right to culture; International Criminal Justice. Reports by Dr. S. Villalpando, Prof. A. Peters, Dr P. Meyer-Bisch and Prof. C. Stahn will be followed by a discussion among renowned panelists and then by a general discussion. The conference will be held in French and English. Further information is here.

2.  The International Law Programme at Chatham House will be hosting a Conference on ‘United Nations at 70: International Law and the Achievement of UN Aims’ on Friday 16 October 2016 at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The Conference is being held in partnership with the UN Office of Legal Affairs. For further details and to enquire about registering see here.

3. Call for Submissions, Volume 5, Issue 1 (March 2016). The UCL Journal of Law and Jurisprudence is a law journal run by postgraduate students of the UCL Faculty of Laws. The Journal appears twice a year and will be available open access. All submissions are assessed through double blind peer review. The Editorial Board is pleased to call for submissions for the first issue of 2016. The Board welcomes papers covering all areas of law and jurisprudence. We accept articles of between 8,000-12,000 words, case notes of 6,000-8,000 words and book reviews of 1,000-2,000 words. All submissions must comply with the Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA). Contributions that have already been published or that are under consideration for publication in other journals will not be considered. The deadline for submissions is 16th October 2015. Manuscripts must be uploaded via the submissions section on our website. For further information and guidelines for authors please visit our website.

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Announcements: Conference on EU Accession to ECHR & Free Movement of Students (Leiden & London); Event on Human Bondage (London); Conference on Palestine Mandate & Int’l Law (Jerusalem); Conference on the Work of the ILC (Paris); Conference on Transnational Law & Social Justice (London)

Published on June 20, 2015        Author: 

1.  54th Annual London-Leiden Meeting: EU Accession to the ECHR and Free Movement of Students. One-day Conference, 27 June 2015. Confirmed speakers: Professor Johan Callewaert, European Court of Human Rights; Denis Crowley, Head of the Policy and Interinstitutional Coordination Unit in the Directorate General for Education and Culture, European Commission; Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott, Professor of European and Human Rights Law, University of Oxford; Professor Sir David Edward KCMG QC, Vice President, BIICL and former Judge at the Court of Justice of the EU; Judge Nicholas Forwood QC, General Court of the European Union; Professor Laurence Gormley, Professor of European Law, University of Groningen; President of the European Law Faculties Association; Judge Paul Mahoney, European Court of Human Rights; Jacqueline Minor, Head of Representation in the UK, European Commission. Session Chairs: Alison McDonnell, Europa Institute, University of Leiden; Mark Powell, Executive Partner, White & Case (Brussels). Download the Programme. Download the Event Flyer.

2.  The International Law Programme at Chatham House will be hosting a meeting, ‘Of Human Bondage: Combating Human Trafficking and People Smuggling’,  with Parosha Chandran (1 Pump Court) and Aidan McQuade (Anti-Slavery International) on Friday 10 July 2015, 17:30 to 19:00, at Chatham House in St James’s Square, London. This event is held in association with Doughty Street Chambers and will be followed by a drinks reception. Register here.

3. An international conference on the Palestine Mandate and International Law: Legalities and Legacies: The Past, Present, and Future of the Palestine Mandatin International Law. The conference, convened by The Faculty of Law of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Columbia Law School, will be held in Jerusalem on 21-22 June 2015, in Jerusalem. Here is the full program.

4.  On 22 June 2015,  University Paris 8 Research Centre “Forces du droit” organizes a one-day conference entitled “Forms of International Law – Insight into the Outcomes of the Work of the International Law Commission”. Read the rest of this entry…

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Announcements: Revista Latinoamericana de Derecho Internacional; Conference on European & Int’l Business Law & Practice (Trier); Conference on Int’l Custom (Hull); Registration for the ESIL Annual Conference (Oslo)

Published on June 13, 2015        Author: 

1.  New Issue: Revista Latinoamericana de Derecho Internacional. New Issue: Latin American Journal of International Law. Di Tella University, from Argentina, is delighted to announce that the second 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. In its first two numbers, the Journal has published works by authors such as Martti Koskenniemi, Christine Gray, David Luban and Susan Marks, as well as interviews to prominent international lawyers such as former ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo. The latest issue can be found here.

2.  ERA Conference, International Law and European Law: Harmony and Dissonance in International and European Business Law Practice. Trier, 24-25 September 2015. The aim of this conference is to provide legal practitioners with a comprehensive overview and high-level discussions on key topics and recent developments affecting their daily practice at the crossroads of international law and EU law. More details here.

3.  Conference: Making International Custom More Tangible. 2 -3 July 2015, Law School, University of Hull. The McCoubrey Centre for International Law is hosting its second conference for research scholars and early career scholars, addressing questions surrounding customary international law. More details available here.

4.  Registration is now open for the 11th Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law to be held at the University of Oslo on 10 – 12 September 2015. The conference theme is The Judicialization of International Law – A Mixed Blessing? Conference highlights include a Keynote Panel on A Turn to the Rule of Law in International Politics: The Role of the International Judiciary with James Crawford and Martti Koskenniemi; agorae focusing on current events: International Law and the Fight against ISIS, The Accession of the European Union to the European Convention on Human Rights, The Situation in Ukraine; A closing lecture on Developments in Geopolitics – The End(s) of Judicialization? by Philippe Sands; A reception at Astrup Fearnley, museum of contemporary art, and a conference dinner at the Hotel Continental in the city center of Oslo. The draft programme of the conference and details of how to register for the event are available on the conference website. There are still various possibilities for sponsoring the event. For information about sponsorship possibilities please contact the organizing committee at esil-2015 {at} jus.uio(.)no.

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Announcements: CfP and Symposium on Investment Treaty Arbitration and Environment (Oslo); Reminder: Workshop on Public Int’l Law and EU Law (London); Conference on NSAs and Responsibility in Cyberspace (Sheffield); Seminar on Aftermath of the Financial Crisis (Oslo)

Published on June 6, 2015        Author: 

1.  The Present and Future Role of Investment Treaty Arbitration in Adjudicating Environmental Disputes (Oslo, 5-6 November 2015) – Call for Papers, Deadline: 15 July 2015. PluriCourts, Centre of Excellence at the University of Oslo, is organizing an international symposium entitled ‘The Present and Future Role of Investment Treaty Arbitration in Adjudicating Environmental Disputes’. The symposium will be hosted at the faculty of law of the University of Oslo on November 5 and 6, 2015. Symposium Theme: The symposium will focus on investment treaty arbitration from a forward-looking perspective on how future practice might be shaped or reformed in a way that can both promote environmental sustainability and protect responsible and legitimate foreign investments. Call for Papers: We invite scholars, practitioners and doctoral students to submit paper proposals for presentations on topics related to the symposium’s theme. The deadline for submission is July 15, 2015. For more information, please visit the website of the symposium.

2.  The final workshop of the Annual Seminar Series of the Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context (CLSGC)Constructive Links or Dangerous Liaisons? The Case of Public International Law and European Union Law will take place at Queen Mary Innovation Centre, Clark-Kennedy Lecture Theatre, on 25-26 June 2015. The workshop concludes the ‘Beyond Pluralism project, building on the introductory round-table discussion held in October 2014 on general aspects of the EU-PIL interface and the ‘thematic dialogues’ on specific issue-areas that followed until March 2015. The event will gather top-rank contributors, coming from all over Europe, to consider findings and put them into perspective. The objective is to assess how best to articulate the link between the two regimes and possibly re-define their relationship offering a comprehensive account of their interaction, overcoming current limitations of monist, dualist and pluralist approaches. To register and for full programme details, please, visit here.

3.  Non-State Actors and Responsibility in Cyberspace: State Responsibility, Individual Criminal Responsibility and Questions of Evidence. Friday 18 September 2015 – Halifax Hall, University of Sheffield, Endcliffe Vale Road, Sheffield, S10 3ER. This conference brings together leading international experts to assess the effectiveness of international law in ensuring responsibility for the injurious cyber activities of non-state actors. In particular, this conference addresses three critical international legal questions: For further information and registration please visit the conference website here.

4.  A seminar on Finance, Ethics, and Society: Reflections in the Aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis will be held 15 June 2015 in Oslo. The seminar will analyze the relationships between market participants, regulators, and the wider public. The respective roles of self-regulation, international and domestic laws, and litigation and criminal prosecution will be debated. It will identify best practices as well as crucial areas that deserve more debate in the public arena and political reforms. Please contact mads.andenas {at} jus.uio(.)no or giuseppe.bianco {at} jus.uio(.)no for more information. The conference program is here.

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