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Announcements: Lecture, Human Rights in Armed Conflict (Keele); CfP Transnational Law & Social Justice (London); Migration Workshop (Athens); Panel on ICC (London); New Additions to UN AV Library; CfA Max Planck Research School (Heidelberg); Seminar on Proportionality (Paris); IHL Summer School (Geneva); Sanctions Conference (London); CfP on Sociology and Int’l Law (Toronto); Conference on Urgency and Human Rights (The Netherlands); EJIL:Live! and EJIL:Live Extra!

Published on February 14, 2015        Author: 

1.  The Keele Law School and the School of Politics, International Relations and Philosophy (SPIRE) are pleased to invite you to the Inaugural Thornberry Lecture in International Law and Human Rights. The lecture will take place on Wednesday 25 February 2015, 4-6pm (Dorothy Hodgkins Building, University of Keele) and will be followed by a drinks reception. The title of the lecture by Professor Dapo Akande is ‘The Application of Human Rights Law in Time of Armed Conflict’. The Thornberry Lecture in International Law and Human Rights is an annual lecture established in 2015 by the Keele Law School and the School of Politics, International Relations and Philosophy (SPIRE). It is named in honour of Patrick Thornberry – an alumnus and Emeritus Professor of International Law at Keele – and brings to the University leading academics, thinkers and experts on major current international law and human rights issues. Register here.

2. The Transnational Law & Social Justice project seeks to study how transnational law shapes, facilitates and challenges economic, political and cultural exclusion in a fragmented legal and political landscape. Our aim is to bring together lawyers and non-lawyers, early career scholars and PhD researchers whose work examines pervasive inequalities in the transnational context. Our first event, hosted by the London School of Economics on 26-27 June 2015, will feature roundtable discussions and thematic panels exploring the methodological challenges raised by the study of transnational law and its distributional effects. The event will focus more specifically on the normative dimensions of family, marketplace and workplace regulations. In choosing these three themes our aim is to examine the effects of transnational law on individuals’ everyday life while also analysing themes that are often neglected in the global or transnational governance debates because labelled as ‘private’. Speakers include Graínne de Búrca (NYU School of Law), Priya S. Gupta (Southwestern Law School), Ralf Michaels (Duke Law School), Aukje van Hoek (Amsterdam Law School) and Peer Zumbansen (KCL). The event is sponsored by the Modern Law Review. For more information on the event including the call for papers visit here. Read the rest of this entry…

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Announcements: South China Sea Conference in Brussels; Conference in London on Int’l Law and EU Law; CfP on Sociology and Int’l Law; Online Symposium on Violence Against Children; Disaster Law Course in Sanremo, Italy; CfP on Int’l Law and Time

Published on February 7, 2015        Author: 

1.  The Centre for International Law of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel has the pleasure of inviting you to a one-day conference: “The South China Sea: An International Law Perspective” on Friday, 6 March 2015 in Brussels, Belgium. Showcasing panels of renowned law of the sea experts, the conference will offer presentations and Q&A sessions centered on the themes of fisheries, navigation, islands and international dispute settlement. Attendance is free, but registration is required, on a first come, first serve basis, by Sunday, 1 March 2015. A walking lunch, coffee breaks and a closing reception will be provided. Please register here. The conference programme may be consulted here. Read the rest of this entry…

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Announcements: Conference in London on Refugee Law and IHL; Colloquium in Pisa on Agriculture Law; Assistant Professorship in Geneva; Opening for UK Judge on European General Court; Political Science Prof’ship in Oslo; Call for Papers on Law of Atmosphere; Event in London on UK Exit from EU

Published on January 31, 2015        Author: 

1.  The International Law Programme at Chatham House would like to invite you to an event on 25 February 2015 ‘Refuge from Inhumanity? War Refugees at the Intersection of IHL and Refugee Law’ with Dr David Cantor (Refugee Law Initiative, University of London),  Jean-François Durieux (International Institute of Humanitarian Law) and Professor Françoise Hampson (University of Essex). The meeting will explore pressing legal and practical controversies surrounding the use of International Humanitarian Law to protect refugees fleeing from war.  The event, being held in partnership with the Refugee Law Initiative,  will take place from 17:30 to 19:00 on 25 February at Chatham House in St James’s Square, London, and will be followed by a drinks reception.  Attendance is free, but prior registration is required. For further details and to register see here.

2.  International Colloquium “Current Issues of Agricultural Law in a Global Perspective”, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna Pisa, September 17-18, 2015. The Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna and the Institute of Law, Politics and Sustainability are pleased to announce the First Edition of the International Colloquium on Current Issues in Agricultural Law in a Global Perspective. The Colloquium is intended to be an opportunity for Post Docs and Ph.D Candidates to present and discuss their research results and methodological approaches in a supportive environment. The aim is to build a community of early career researchers interested in agricultural law and its intersections with other legal areas. We welcome both theoretical and empirical papers as well as studies on issues at the local, regional and international levels. The main topics include: Natural Resources and Environmental Protection at the cross-roads with Agricultural Law; Agricultural models and People’s Rights; Agri-Food Production: Tradition and Technologies; International Trade Agreements, Investment Law and Agriculture. Those interested should submit a short CV and 400 word abstract to colloquium {at} sssup(.)it no later than April 3, 2015. For full details, including information about application processes, please see the official Call for Papers or visit here.

3.  Job Opening: Graduate Institute, Geneva, Assistant Professor in International Law. The Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies in Geneva invites applications for an assistant professorship in international law, with potential specializations in international economic law, the protection of human dignity, international environmental law, or transnational law. The advertisement is here. The deadline for applications is 15 February 2015. Read the rest of this entry…

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25 Years of EJIL: A Retrospective

Published on January 26, 2015        Author: 

EJILOxford University Press has assembled an online exhibition to commemorate EJIL’s 25th anniversary. The collection includes the following exhibits:

  • The Main Exhibition: A Retrospective anniversary collection of articles published in EJIL over the past 25 years, featuring two articles per volume.
  • Special exhibit 1: An aggregation into one chronological file all the Tables of Contents of EJIL.
  • Special exhibit 2: An aggregation into one file of all the Editorials reflecting different styles and different sensibilities of various editors.
  • Special exhibit 3: Book Review Editor, Isabel Feichtner, has selected 25 book reviews, one for each year, memorable for the book or for the Review.
  • Special exhibit 4: All the Roaming Charges photographs have been aggregated into one file.
  • Special exhibit 5: All the Last Page Poems have been aggregated into one file.
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Announcements: Human Rights Post-Docs at Hebrew Univ. Jerusalem & Freie Universität Berlin; Cultural Heritage Law Summer School in Geneva; Research/Team Lead Job at Red Cross; Whewell Professorship at Cambridge; New Additions to UN AV Library; New EJIL:Live! Extra!

Published on January 24, 2015        Author: 

1.  The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Freie Universität Berlin are now accepting applications for the second round  of Post-Doctoral Fellowships in their joint interdisciplinary program “Human Rights under Pressure – Ethics, Law and Politics” (HR-UP), funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Einstein Foundation Berlin. HR-UP offers researchers a unique opportunity to conduct cutting-edge research on the most pressing contemporary challenges for human rights, including issues arising from crises and emergencies, globalization and diversity. Post-doctoral fellows will participate in the full HR-UP program curriculum, including interdisciplinary colloquia and annual summer schools. The fellowship includes a monthly stipend of 1416 € + 103 € for material expenses awarded for a period of 12 months, with a possibility of extension up to 24 months. The deadline for applications is February 20th, 2015. For further information, and to apply, please visit here.

2.  The Geneva Summer Schools at the University of Geneva is excited to announce a 2015 summer school on “International Cultural Heritage Law” (22 June to 3 July 2015). The 2 week course taught in English is aimed at upper-year undergraduates, master’s degree students and PhD candidates in law and all other faculties, including art history, archaeology and anthropology. Practitioners, non-specialists and art enthusiasts may also apply. 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; the relationship between cultural heritage law and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO); the settlement of cultural heritage disputes. The course will be taught by brilliant young scholars, renowned professors from various prestigious universities, as well as professionals from governmental agencies and international organizations. The University of Geneva staff comprises the team of the Art-Law Centre and of the UNESCO Chair in the International Law of the Protection of Cultural Heritage. Students must apply online. Course places are limited and enrollment is on a rolling basis so students are encouraged to apply early.

3.  In the framework of the co-operation between the ICRC and the British Red Cross to update the collection of practice of the ICRC’s study on customary international humanitarian law, the ICRC and the British Red Cross seek to recruit a senior research fellow/team leader to join the research team. To apply and for further information on the position, please visit here and search for the job title “Senior Research Fellow/Team Leader – International Humanitarian Law”.

4.  The University of Cambridge has announced a call for applications for the Whewell Professorship in International Law. See details here.

5.  New additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International LawThe Codification Division of the UN Office of Legal Affairs is pleased to announce the launch of the European Union Lecture Series, which is now available on the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law website. It contains 13 lectures given by eminent European law practitioners on various subjects of the European Union. All interested parties are invited to visit the website.

6.  In case you missed it, a new episode of EJIL: Live Extra! is now online. In the new episode, EJIL Editor-in-Chief Joseph Weiler and Professor Andrew Clapham of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, discuss Prof. Clapham’s new edition of Brierly’s Law of Nations. They touch on the process of writing in Brierly’s “voice”, what has changed in the 50 years since Brierly wrote his last edition, and the great achievement of this important and concise book.

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New Issue of EJIL (Vol. 25: No. 4) Published; New EJIL:Live! Extra!

Published on January 21, 2015        Author: 

The latest issue of the European Journal of International Law (Vol. 25, No. 4) is out today. 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. The free access article in this issue is Kristina Daugirdas’s Reputation and the Responsibility of International Organizations. We will hold a discussion of the article on the blog in the coming months. This week on the blog, we will continue this issue’s EJIL:Debate! on “The EU’s Human Rights Obligations in Relation to Policies with Extraterritorial Effects” with a rejoinder by Lorand Bartels. 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.

Also, a new episode of EJIL: Live Extra! is now online. In the new episode, EJIL Editor-in-Chief Joseph Weiler and Professor Andrew Clapham of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, discuss Prof. Clapham’s new edition of Brierly’s Law of Nations. They touch on the process of writing in Brierly’s “voice”, what has changed in the 50 years since Brierly wrote his last edition, and the great achievement of this important and concise book.

 
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New Issue of EJIL (Vol. 25: No. 4) Out Wednesday

Published on January 19, 2015        Author: 

The latest issue of the European Journal of International Law will be published Wednesday. Beginning tomorrow, we will have a series of posts by Joseph Weiler – Editor in Chief of EJIL – plus a Guest Editorial by Laurence Boisson de Chazournes and André Nollkaemper, respectively, former and current Presidents of ESIL. These posts will appear in the Editorial in the upcoming issue. Here is the Table of Contents:

Editorial

Guest Editorial: Ten Years of ESIL – Reflections; European Hypocrisy: TTIP and ISDS; Masthead Changes; Roll of Honour; In this Issue; Christmas Reading? Christmas Gifts? Some Suggestions from the Editor-in-Chief

Articles

Jochen von Bernstorff, International Legal Scholarship as a Cooling Medium in International Law and Politics

Kristina Daugirdas, Reputation and the Responsibility of International Organizations

Richard Bellamy, The Democratic Legitimacy of International Human Rights Conventions: Political Constitutionalism and the European Convention on Human Rights

Oisin Suttle, Equality in Global Commerce: Towards a Political Theory of International Economic Law

EJIL: Debate!

Lorand Bartels, The EU’s Human Rights Obligations in Relation to Policies with Extraterritorial Effects

Enzo Cannizzaro, The EU’s Human Rights Obligations in Relation to Policies with Extraterritorial Effects: A Reply to Lorand Bartels

Roaming Charges: Places of Permanence and Transition: On the Mekong River

The European Tradition in International Law

Helmut Philipp Aust, From Diplomat to Academic Activist: André Mandelstam and the History of Human Rights

Reut Yael Paz, A Forgotten Kelsenian? The Story of Helen Silving-Ryu (1906-1993)

Critical Review of International Governance

Thomas Schultz and Cédric Dupont, Investment Arbitration: Promoting the Rule of Law or Over-empowering Investors? A Quantitative Empirical Study

Review Essay

Elizabeth Stubbins Bates, Sophisticated Constructivism in Human Rights Compliance Theory. Review of Ryan Goodman and Derek Jinks, Socializing States: Promoting Human Rights Through International Law; Courtney Hillebrecht, Domestic Politics and International Human Rights Tribunals: The Problem of Compliance; Thomas Risse, Stephen C. Ropp, and Kathryn Sikkink (eds), The Persistent Power of Human Rights: From Commitment to Compliance

 Impressions

 Hanne Sophie Greve, A Dictionary of Maqiao – In Medias Res

 Book Reviews

Friedrich Kratochwil. The Status of Law in World Society: Meditations on the Role and Rule of Law (Jan Klabbers)

Isabel V. Hull. A Scrap of Paper. Breaking and Making of International Law during the Great War (Oliver Diggelmann)

Mark Levene. The Crisis of Genocide. Vol. I: Devastation. The European Rimlands 1912–1938. Volume II: Annihilation. The European Rimlands 1939–1953 (Peter Hilpold)

Marc Jacob. Precedents and Case-based Reasoning in the European Court of Justice: Unfinished Business; Valériane König. Präzedenzwirkung internationaler Schiedssprüche: Dogmatisch-empirische Analysen zur Handels- und Investitionsschiedsgerichtsbarkeit[The precedential effect of international arbitral awards: Doctrinal and empirical analyses of the Commercial and Investment Arbitration] (Niels Petersen)

The Last Page

 Jonathan Shaw, A Pronunciation Lesson

 

 
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Announcements: Martens Summer School in Estonia; Summer Human Rights Courses in Greece; Int’l Law Lecture Series in London; Conference in London on Sexual Violence in Conflict; CfP and Agora Proposals for ESIL Conference in Oslo; Seminar in London on Pluralism

Published on January 17, 2015        Author: 

1. The 4th Martens Summer School on International Law will be organized by the University of Tartu in Pärnu, Estonia, on 26-31 July 2015. The focus of the Martens Summer School is on comparative inetrnational law and human rights, particularly in the context of Russia and the Eurasian region. In 2015, Professors include Kirill Koroteev, lawyer of the Moscow’s NGO Memorial and expert on human rights law in Russia, Alexander Trunk and Marina Fedorova-Trunk, both experts on international economic law and dispute resolution in Eurasia, and Ineta Ziemele from the Latvian Constitutional Court (until recently judge in the European Court of Human Rights). We particularly encourage to apply graduate and postgraduate students in international law and political science who conduct research on Russian and Eurasian matters. The course director is Professor Lauri Mälksoo from the Unievrsity of Tartu, whose monograph “Russian Approaches to International Law” will be published at Oxford University Press in March 2015. For more information see here.

2.  The Kalliopi Koufa Foundation on the Promotion of International Law and Human Rights organizes the inaugural session of the Thessaloniki Summer Courses on International Law and Human Rights from 1 to 10 July 2015 in Thessaloniki, Greece, on the topic of “International Aspects and Issues of Energy Law”. The programme is open to advanced law students, researchers and practitioners. The Faculty of this 10-day intensive course on international energy law includes Catherine Redgwell (Oxford), August Reinisch (Vienna), Andreas Ziegler (Lausanne), Andrea Bjorklund (McGill), Anastasia Strati (Brussels), Danae Azaria (UCL). For more information including registration deadlines, applicable fees and the provisional programme, please visit here.

3.  ‘International Law in a Troubled World’ – Lecture series from the University of Greenwich. The University of Greenwich’s School of Law’s six-lecture evening series (delivered by Professor Steven Haines, Chair of Public International Law at the University of Greenwich), continues with ‘Protecting Education in Armed Conflict’ on Wednesday 21 January 2015. (Please see the recent press release concerning Professor Haines’ work in this area). Following ‘Protecting Education in Armed Conflict’, the remaining lectures in the series include ‘Refugees and Asylum Seekers: Rights and Obligations’ (Wednesday 18 February 2015), ‘Bringing Criminals to Justice’ (Wednesday 4 March 2015) and ‘Law and Order at Sea’ (Wednesday 1 April 2015). For further details and tickets, please contact lawevents {at} gre.ac(.)uk. Read the rest of this entry…

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Announcements: Conference at Univ. of Hull on Customary International Law; Roundtable in London on Benefits and EU Law

Published on January 2, 2015        Author: 

1.  The McCoubrey Centre for International Law at the University of Hull will host a two day conference on 2 and 3 July 2015 on the topic of customary international law entitled “Making International Custom More Tangible”. The conference will be held at the University of Hull (UK) and will include panels chaired by leading academics and a key note speech by Sir Michael Wood, ILC Special Rapporteur on the Identification of Customary International Law. The conference is particularly aimed at research students and early career academics. Interested participants should provide an abstract of 500 words by 15 February 2015. Further information including the call for papers and facility for the online submission of abstracts are available here.

2.  Benefits and EU Law – Round table discussion. The City Law School is delighted to invite you to a debate organized under the aegis of the Jean Monnet Chair in European Law. The topic is Benefits and EU law – the law behind the story. The round table will be chaired by Panos Koutrakos (Professor of EU Law and Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law). Speakers will be  Professor Damian Chalmers (LSE), Professor Niamh Nic Shuibhne (University of Edinburgh), Mrs Jacqueline Minor (Head of EU Commission Representation in UK), Professor Philippa Watson (City Law School and Essex Court Chambers). The event will be held at City  University London, College Building, St John Street, Room A130 on Monday, 26 January 2015 at 18:00. The event will take the form of a round table discussion with questions from the Chair and the floor. It will be followed by a wine reception. Attendance is free. You may sign up here.

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Announcements: CfP for ESIL Conference in Oslo; Pluricourts Fellowship in Oslo; International Criminal Law Fellowships; ICC Summer School in Galway; Frankfurt Investment Law Workshop

Published on December 20, 2014        Author: 

1.  ESIL Annual Conference 2015, Oslo – Call for Papers and Agora Proposals, Deadline: 31 January 2015. The 11th Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law (Oslo, September 10-12, 2015) will be hosted by the University of Oslo’s PluriCourts Center on the Legitimate Roles on the Judiciary in the Global Order. The annual ESIL conference has become one of the indispensable venues for European and international scholars interested in questions of international law. The conference is entitled “The Judicialization of International Law – A Mixed Blessing ?”. The conference will address the international law aspects of the increased judicialization from an interdisciplinary perspective. We will ask critical questions about how international courts and tribunals work, whether we need judicialization in new areas, alternatives to courts and tribunals, and if we should expect further judicialization in the coming years. The conference will feature plenary sessions, fora with invited speakers, and a number of agorae with speakers selected on the basis of a call for agora proposals and papers. The event will also offer poster sessions for early career scholars following a call for posters. Invited speakers include current and former judges of various international courts, as well as legal practitioners and scholars of several disciplines. For information on registration and the programme, please visit the conference website.

2.  PluriCourts Fellowships for 3-12 months in 2015 – 2016. Temporary positions as visiting scholars at postdoctoral level are available at PluriCourts – Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order, a Centre of Excellence at the Faculty of Law, University of Oslo for 2015 and 2016. The duration of the contracts is from 3 – 12 months. The candidates must hold a doctoral degree in law, political science or philosophy. Application instructions may be found here. The visiting scholars shall focus on international courts and tribunals in one of PluriCourts’ thematic research areas, Human Rights, Trade, Criminal Law, Investment, and Environment. Contact: Director, Prof. Andreas Føllesdal or Adm. Manager, Aina NessøeDeadline for application: 18. December 2014. Applications should be sent to pluricourts {at} jus.uio(.)no. Read the rest of this entry…

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