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Announcements: ICC Moot Competition (Leiden); Conference on Int’l Law and Domestic Policy (Ankara); Venice Academy on Human Rights; Geneva Summer School in Int’l Law; Workshop on Legal Positivism (Oxford); Int’l Law Weekend CfP New Deadline

Published on April 4, 2015        Author: 

1. The Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies – Leiden University is delighted to inform you that it will be the host of the ICC Moot Court Competition 2015. The Competition is set to take place from 17 until 22 May 2015 in The Hague, the Netherlands and is organized with the support of the International Criminal Court (ICC). This year we will welcome 57 university teams (appr. 350+ students) from 38 different countries worldwide. A large number of the participating universities are from Non-Member States. The sheer volume of interest and diversity of support represents a growing commitment to international law and the ICC worldwide; our competition thus serves as a simple yet powerful instrument to cultivate this strong, youth-led interest and helps further cement the ICC’s future place in global affairs. If you are interested in attending the Competition as a Bench Member, and/or being involved by evaluating memorials, please contact us at grotiuscentre {at} cdh.leidenuniv(.)nl, and we will send you an official invitation including all relevant information. More information can also be found on our website.

2.  Turgut Ozal University School of Law, in cooperation with Association for Canadian Studies and IDI, invites scholars and policy-makers to submit paper proposals to International Conference on International Law and Domestic Policies to take place on 30-31 October 2015 in Ankara, Turkey. The aim of this International Conference is to evaluate the impact of international law and transnational law on the legal orders and domestic policies of nation states in different national contexts. The importance of international law in an increasingly globalized world is duly and frequently acknowledged. However, it is difficult to say that international law produces the desired impact across different national legal orders. In this context, the aim of the Conference is to provide opportunities to discuss the interplay between international law and domestic policies. Besides focusing on the impact of international treaty and customary law, the Conference also welcomes submissions dealing with the effects on domestic policies of other sources of globalized norms, such as the emergence of global common law arising from pressures for regulatory commonality, different trade and investment regimes, international sanctions and others. For more information, including information on deadline for proposals and accommodation opportunities, please refer to the website of the conference.

3.  The Venice Academy of Human Rights, from 6 to 15 July, is an international and interdisciplinary programme of excellence for human rights education, research and debate. The mission of the Venice Academy is to provide an enriching transdisciplinary forum for emerging ideas, practices and policy options in human rights research, education and training. The Academy hosts distinguished experts to participate in critical and useful research, innovation and exchange of current knowledge such as the Canada Research Chair in Political Philosophy in the Philosophy Department at Queen’s University or Albie Sachs, activist and former judge on the Constitutional Court of South Africa under appointment by Nelson Mandela. The Venice Academy of Human Rights 2015 will look at international, regional and transnational integration processes from an institutional, policy, dogmatic and interdisciplinary perspective. The discussion addresses communities of various actors, including citizens, peoples, minorities, but also communities of international and regional organisations, courts and private bodies. More information is available here. Read the rest of this entry…

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New Issue of EJIL (Vol. 26: No. 1) Published

Published on April 1, 2015        Author: 

The latest issue of the European Journal of International Law (Vol. 26 No. 1) is out today. This issue has two free access articles, Jan Klabbers’s “The EJIL Foreword: The Transformation of International Organizations Law” and Janina Dill’s “The 21st-Century Belligerent’s Trilemma.” As usual, the table of contents of the new issue is available at EJIL’s own website, where readers can also access those articles that are freely available without subscription. Subscribers have full access to the latest issue of the journal at EJIL’s Oxford University Press site. Apart from articles published in the last 12 months, EJIL articles are freely available on the EJIL website.

 
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Announcements: Essex Human Rights Summer School; CfP on Law and Boundaries (Paris); Professor Vacancy (Sussex); CfP on Economic Crisis and Human Rights (London); Conference on Quantum in Investor-State Arbitration (London); Summer Program on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (Washington); CfP on the Chagos Litigation (Greenwich); CfP on Use of Force

Published on March 28, 2015        Author: 

1.  Essex Human Rights Summer School, 29 June to 7 July 2015. The Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex is delighted to announce the full details of our Essex Human Rights Summer School, which will take place at our Colchester campus from 29 June to 7 July 2015. Following on from our highly successful launch last year, the Human Rights Centre will offer its five day summer school in Human Rights Research Methods from 29 June to 3 July. This will be followed by a second week (6 – 7 July) of thematic modules on cutting edge issues in human rights.We have put together an exciting teaching team of some of the leading Essex and external human rights academics and practitioners, all with extensive experience of researching and working on human rights issues in a wide range of contexts. The summer school is ideal for human rights professionals working in NGOs, government and international organisations; lawyers; academics and postgraduate students. Full details on the modules, sessions and how to book a place, including details of an early booking discount running until 20 April, are available on our website.

2.  The fourth annual international “Law and Boundaries” conference will be held at Sciences-Po in Paris on 17-18 June. It is relevant for PhD candidates and for young scholars (i.e. recently and no so recently graduated PhD), not necessarily from the legal field and preferably with a critical perspective (but not only “crits”). The call for papers is here.

3. The University of Sussex is hiring a Professor of International Law. See the announcement here.

4.  The Centre for International and Public Law (CIPL), Brunel University London announces its annual guest lecture followed by an in-depth discussion, “The Economic Crisis and The Failure of Human Rights”, to be held ON Tuesday 21 April 2015, from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the Moot Court, Elliott Jacques Building, Brunel Law School, Brunel University London, Uxbridge, UB8 3PH. Guest Speaker: Professor Aoife Nolan (University of Nottingham); Chair: Professor Manisuli Sssenyonjo (Brunel University London). A reception will follow at 5.00 pm by serving free refreshment. More information is here. Read the rest of this entry…

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New Issue of EJIL (Vol. 26: No. 1) Out Next Week

Published on March 26, 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:

Editorial

Brexit: No Happy Endings; The EJIL Annual Foreword; EJIL on your iPad!!!; Vital Statistics; ICON.S Conference; In this Issue

The EJIL Foreword 

Jan Klabbers, The EJIL Foreword: The Transformation of International Organizations Law

 Articles

Janina Dill, The 21st-Century Belligerent’s Trilemma

Amanda Alexander, A Short History of International Humanitarian Law

Bart L. Smit Duijzentkunst and Sophia L. R. Dawkins, Arbitrary Peace? Consent Management in International Arbitration

Ulf Linderfalk, Is Treaty Interpretation an Art or a Science? International Law and Rational Decision-Making

 Roaming Charges: Moments of Dignity

Martin Lestra, Conserving Traditions – Jam-making in Ruoms, France

 EJIL: Debate!

Stéphanie Hennette Vauchez, More Women – But Which Women? The Rule and the Politics of Gender Balance at the European Court of Human Rights

Françoise Tulkens, More Women – But Which Women? A Reply to Stéphanie Hennette Vauchez

Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, More Women – But Which Women? A Reply to Stéphanie Hennette Vauchez

 Critical Review of International Jurisprudence

Paolo Lobba, Holocaust Denial before the European Court of Human Rights: Evolution of an Exceptional Regime

 Review Essays

Helmut Philipp Aust, Shining Cities on the Hill? The Global City, Climate Change, and International Law. Review of Michele Acuto. Global Cities, Governance and Diplomacy. The Urban Link; Benjamin Barber. If Mayors Ruled the World. Rising Cities, Declining Nation States; Sofie Bouteligier. Cities, Networks, and Global Environmental Governance. Spaces of Innovation, Places of Leadership; Simon Curtis (ed.). The Power of Cities in International Relations

Jochen von Bernstorff, International Law and Global Justice: On Recent Inquiries into the Dark Side of Economic Globalization, Review of Emmanuelle Tourme-Jouannet. What is a Fair International Society?; Chios Carmodi, Frank J. Garcia and John Linarelli (eds). Global Justice and International Economic Law; Iris Marion Young. Responsibility for Justice; Thomas Pogge. Politics as Usual. What Lies Behind the Pro-Poor Rhetoric.

 Book Reviews

Anne Peters. Jenseits der Menschenrechte. Die Rechtsstellung des Individuums im Völkerrecht [Beyond Human Rights. The Legal Status of the Individual in Public International Law] (Andreas Th. Müller)

Giovanna Adinolfi. Poteri e interventi del Fondo monetario internazionale [Powers and Actions of the International Monetary Fund] (Annamaria Viterbo)

Krista Nadakavukaren Schefer (ed.). Poverty and the International Economic Legal System: Duties to the World’s Poor (Elaine Kellman)

 The Last Page

Dimitri Van den Meerssche, Calling Themis

 
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This Week: Discussion of Kristina Daugirdas’s “Reputation and the Responsibility of International Organizations”

Published on March 23, 2015        Author: 

Over the next few days, we will be hosting a discussion of Kristina Daugirdas’s article “Reputation and the Responsibility of International Organizations,” which was published in volume 25, no. 4 of the European Journal of International Law (2014). Kristina is an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School.  The commentaries on her article will be by Tom Dannenbaum (University College London), Jan Klabbers (University of Helsinki), and Paul B. Stephan (University of Virginia). We are grateful to all of them for participating in the discussion.

 
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Announcements: CfP on Human Rights and the “Forever War”; CfP on Third-World Approaches to Int’l Law

Published on March 21, 2015        Author: 

1.  Call for Papers: Human Rights and the ‘Forever War’—Columbia Human Rights Law Review Symposium. The Columbia Human Rights Law Review (HRLR), in collaboration with the Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute (HRI), is publishing a symposium edition about the relationship between the U.S. ‘War on Terror’, sometimes referred to as the ‘Forever War,’ and human rights law. We invite proposals on topics of your own framing consistent with the symposium’s general purpose of advancing scholarship and critical analysis regarding human rights law and its relationship with international humanitarian law and jus ad bellum during and after the ‘Forever War.’ We are seeking articles that examine both the short-term and long-term challenges that arise from the relationship between the ‘Forever War’ and human rights law, and are particularly interested in papers that seek to strengthen the role of human rights law in institutions and policy decisions worldwide. We invite papers from both scholars and practitioners, and encourage submissions from outside the United States. Individuals interested in publishing should submit a prospectus summary of no more than 1000 words describing the paper’s proposed topic, themes, and research methodologies by no later than April 20, 2015.  HRLR and HRI will select 4–6 papers for presumption of publication. Please submit abstracts to HRLRsubmissions {at} law.columbia(.)edu under the subject line “HRLR Symposium Abstract.”  Visit our website for more information and suggestions for possible themes and issues.

2.  AJIL Unbound, the online-only publication and forum of the American Journal of International Law, which features scholarship and commentary from pre-eminent scholars on developments in international law and international relations, invites submissions for a symposium on Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL) by April 30, 2015. See more here.

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Announcements: Hague Academy Course on ICL; Int’l Law Conference (Ottawa); Summer Courses on Human Rights, European Law (Florence); Summer Courses on ICL, Transitional Justice, Children’s Rights, Women, Peace and Security (Leiden); Call for Submissions on Theoretical Approaches to Int’l Law; EJIL:Live!

Published on March 17, 2015        Author: 

We’ve been experiencing technical difficulties, so here are last week’s announcements, a few days late:

1.  New Hague Academy Advanced Course on International Criminal Law (24 August to 4 September 2015). The Hague Academy of International Law and the Grotius Centre have launched a new Advanced Course on International Criminal Law (ICL) which will be held at the Peace Palace from 24 August to 4 September 2015, with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.  The course will combine study of general themes of ICL with a special focus on Gender Justice which has received fresh attention with the new ICC policy on Sexual and Gender Based Crimes and the UK-led Initiative on Prevention of Sexual Violence. The course places particular emphasis on a critical evaluation of persistent challenges and emerging responses to sexual and gender based violence. Faculty in the 2015 session includes inter alia ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, ICTY Chief Prosecutor Serge Brammertz, Professor M. Cherif Bassiouni, Judge Theodor Meron, Brigid Inder (ICC Special Gender Adviser), Patricia Sellers (ICC Special Adviser on Prosecution Strategies), Dr Kelly Askin, Ms Maxine Marcus, Professor Kai Ambos, Professor William Schabas and Professor Larissa van den Herik. The course is coordinated by Professor Carsten Stahn, Programme Director of the Grotius Centre (The Hague). It is geared at practitioners who seek to enlarge their vision or discover a new field of practice and scholars seeking to gain expertise in the application of concepts and norms. Further information on the programme and application process is available here.

2.  The Canadian Council on International Law announces its annual conference, International Law: Coherence or Chaos?, to be held 5-7 November 2015 in Ottawa, Canada. More information here.

3.  The Academy of European Law summer courses at the European University Institute, Florence. The Academy of European Law summer courses in Human Rights Law and European Union law, given by leading authorities from the worlds of practice and academia, provide high-level programmes for researchers and legal practitioners. This year’s Human Rights Law Course will be held on 15 – 26 June. It comprises a General Course on ‘The Future of Human Rights Fact-finding’ by Philip Alston (New York University Law School) and a series of specialized courses on the topic of ‘The Futures of Human Rights’ by leading scholars. The Law of the European Union Course will be held on 29 June – 10 July. It features a General Course on ‘What’s Left of the Law of Integration?’ by Julio Baquero Cruz (Member of the Legal Service of the European Commission) and a series of specialized courses on the topic of  ‘Harmonization in a Changing Legal Context’ by leading scholars and practitioners in the Law of the European Union. Read the rest of this entry…

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Announcements: EJIL:Live!; Venice Human Rights Academy; Munich Int’l Law Course; Conference on Charlie Hebdo Attacks (Paris); Conference on EU Law & Public Int’l Law (London)

Published on March 7, 2015        Author: 

1.  In case you missed it, a new episode of EJIL: Live!, the Journal’s official podcast, is now available online. In this episode EJIL’s Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Joseph Weiler interviews Oisin Suttle of the University of Sheffield. They engage in an in-depth discussion of Suttle’s article, “Equality in Global Commerce: Towards a Political Theory of International Economic Law”, which appears in Vol. 25, Issue 4. The interview was recorded at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.

2.  The faculty includes Albie Sachs (distinguished opening lecture), Will Kymlicka  (general course), Armin v. Bogdandy, Andreas Føllesdal, Marc Weller and Marlene Wind. The Venice Academy of Human Rights 2015, in co-operation with PluriCourts – Centre of Excellence for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order, will look at international, regional and transnational integration processes from an institutional, policy, dogmatic and interdisciplinary perspective. The discussion addresses promises and challenges to communities of various actors, including citizens, peoples, minorities, but also communities of international and regional organisations, courts and private bodies. The course aims at academics, practitioners, PhD/JSD and master students. Applications are accepted until 3 May 2015 with an early-bird discount until 15 March 2015.

3.  The Munich Advanced Course in International Law (MACIL) is a summer school held at Ludwig Maximilian University Munich (Germany) and dedicated to questions of Public International Law. Its next session, entitled ‘International Law Beyond the State: Towards a New Role for Individuals and other Non-State Actors’, will take place in August 2015. Read the rest of this entry…

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Announcements: EJIL:Live!; CfP International Law Weekend (NYC); CfA Scholarship Oxford Masters in Int’l Human Rights Law; BIICL Grotius Lecture (London); CfP on Protection of Cultural Heritage

Published on February 28, 2015        Author: 

1.  In case you missed it, a new episode of EJIL: Live!, the Journal’s official podcast, is now available online. In this episode EJIL’s Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Joseph Weiler interviews Oisin Suttle of the University of Sheffield. They engage in an in-depth discussion of Suttle’s article, “Equality in Global Commerce: Towards a Political Theory of International Economic Law”, which appears in Vol. 25, Issue 4. The interview was recorded at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.

2.  Call for Proposals, International Law Weekend 2015 (ILW 2015) – the premier international law event of the fall season  – is scheduled for November 5-7, 2015, in New York City.  The event is sponsored by the American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA) and the International Law Students Association (ILSA). The theme for 2015 is Global Problems, Legal Solutions: Challenges for Contemporary International Lawyers. ILW 2015 will explore the many roles that international law plays in addressing global challenges. The aim is to provide an opportunity for discussion and debate about the ways in which international law provides fundamental tools and mechanisms to address emerging global issues. ILW 2015 will offer engaging panels on current problems and innovative solutions in both public and private international law.  Panel proposals may concern any aspect of contemporary international law and practice including, but not limited to, international arbitration, international environmental law, national security, cyber law, use of force, human rights and humanitarian law, international organizations, international criminal law, international intellectual property, the law of the sea and outer space, transnational commercial and trade law. We expect the audience to include practitioners, academics, UN diplomats, business leaders, federal and state government officials, NGO leaders, writers, journalists, and interested citizens. We plan to have a broad array of both public international law and private international law topics. The ILW Organizing Committee invites proposals to be submitted online on or before Friday, March 20, 2015 via the ILW Panel Proposal Submission Form located here. ILW 2015 is scheduled to be held at 42 West 44th Street on Thursday evening, November 5, and at Fordham Law School at Lincoln Center on November 6 – 7, 2015. For questions regarding ILW 2015, please contact conferences {at} ilsa(.)org.  The 2015 ILW Program Committee Members are Chiara Giorgetti (University of Richmond Law School), Jeremy Sharpe (Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State), David Stewart (President ABILA, Georgetown University Law Center), Santiago Villalpando (Office of Legal Affairs, United Nations), and Tessa Walker (ILSA).

3.  Following an application to the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, Oxford University is pleased to report that funding has been secured for ten scholarships for candidates from selected developing African and South Asian Commonwealth countries to study for the part-time Master’s in International Human Rights Law starting September 2015.  Admissions are now open and will close at noon on 17 April 2015.  For full details, including eligibility criteria and how to apply, please visit here.

4.  The British Institute of International and Comparative Law announces the Annual Grotius Lecture, Squaring the Circle? Fighting Terrorism whilst Respecting Fundamental Rights, 26 March 2015, 17:30-18:30. This year’s Lecture will be presented by Eleanor Sharpston QC, Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Union. For more details and to register, visit here.

5.  Call for Papers ‘Terrorism, Non-International Armed Conflicts & the Protection of Cultural Heritage’. Santander Art and Culture Law Review is pleased to invite contributions to its second issue of 2015 which will deal with the role of international law in the protection of cultural heritage in the event of non-international conflicts and terrorism. Emerging as well as young scholars and practitioners are encouraged to contribute. The deadline for submission of manuscripts is June 30, 2015. Decision letters will be provided to author(s) by August 15, 2015. More information here.

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Announcements: New Episode of EJIL:Live!; Event on TTIP (London); Fellowships on Int’l Rule of Law (Berlin); CfP on European Law; CfP for Conference on Public Law and Uncertainty (NY)

Published on February 21, 2015        Author: 

1.  A new episode of EJIL: Live!, the Journal’s official podcast, is now available online. In this episode EJIL’s Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Joseph Weiler interviews Oisin Suttle of the University of Sheffield. They engage in an in-depth discussion of Suttle’s article, “Equality in Global Commerce: Towards a Political Theory of International Economic Law”, which appears in Vol. 25, Issue 4. The interview was recorded at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.

2.  The International Law Programme at Chatham House and Herbert Smith Freehills LLP are co-hosting an event on 4 March 2015  – ‘TTIP: Shaping the Future of Investor−State Dispute Settlement?’. This event will bring together voices from a broad range of stakeholders including UK government, industry and civil society. The expert panel will explore whether the proposed ISDS in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership can strike an adequate balance between investment protection and safeguarding the right to regulate in the public interest.The event will take place from 18:00 to 19:30 at Chatham House in St James’s Square, London. Attendance is free but prior registration is required. For further details and to register see here.

3.  The Research Group “The International Rule of Law – Rise or Decline?“ in­vites applications for three 12-24 months Fellowships in International Law or International Relations from 1 October 2015. The Group (Krieger, Nolte, Zim­mermann (IL), Jachtenfuchs, Liese, Zürn (IR)) examines the role of interna­tional law in a changing global order. Develop­ments in recent years give rise to the ques­tion whether the move towards an international rule of law, which seems to continue in some areas, has lost momentum in others. The Re­search Group addresses these questions from a legal and a political science perspective. The working language of the group is English. Fellows will work at Humboldt University Berlin. A monthly sti­pend of EUR 2500,00 plus one round­trip is attached to the position from which all costs will have to be cove­red. Read the rest of this entry…

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