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Editors’ Choice for New Year Readings and Gifts

Published on December 19, 2014        Author: 

EJIL’s Book Review Editor, Isabel Feichtner, invited our Board members to reflect on the books that have had a significant impact on them this year. In the following days they will present their selections here on EJIL Talk! They write about books, not necessarily published in 2014, but read or reread this year, and which they found inspiring, enjoyable or consider ‘must reads’ for their own work or international law scholarship in general. These editors’ choices are not intended to be a prize in disguise, but rather are personalized accounts of the reading experiences of our Board members.  We begin with our Editor-in-Chief’s selection.

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Announcements: Junior Faculty Forum in Florence; Call for Papers on Legitimacy of International Tribunals; Training on EU Charter of Fundamental Rights; ICJ E-Bulletin on Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights; Fellowships for Global Trust Project in Tel Aviv; Summer School on International Courts in Oslo; EJIL:Live; UN Audiovisual Library; Human Rights Essay Contest; Program in Washington on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

Published on December 6, 2014        Author: 

1.  Deadline for Fourth Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law. The deadline for the Fourth Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law-of December 15, 2014-is fast approaching. Further information can be found here for the fourth Forum, which will be convened at the European University Institute in Florence in June 2015 by Dino Kritsiotis (Nottingham), Anne Orford (Melbourne) and JHH Weiler (EUI).

2.  In Whose Name? On the Legitimacy of International Adjudication. Agora Proposal for the ESIL Annual Conference. “The Judicialization of International Law – A Mixed Blessing?” Oslo, 10–12 September 2015. In whose name do courts decide? Many domestic courts provide an answer in the opening words of their decisions. They routinely evoke the source of their legitimacy right at the start. When it comes to international courts and tribunals, we find nothing comparable. International courts and tribunals do not say in whose name they speak the law. What is the source of their legitimacy? See the full Call for Papers here. With the help of this CfP, we wish to form a proposal for an agora at the ESIL Annual Conference in Oslo. Hélène Ruiz Fabri (MPI Luxembourg & Université de la Sorbonne) would act as the agora’s Chair. For more information about the ESIL Annual Conference 2015, see here. Proposals for papers can be submitted either in English or French. Please submit your paper proposal of less than 800 words and a CV (including your affiliation and contact information) to esilpanel2015 {at} mpil(.)de. The deadline is 15 January 2015. The Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law will cover participants’ customary expenses for travel- and accommodation. Submissions will receive a response by 22 January. Read the rest of this entry…

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Announcements: Lecturer, Reader Positions at Essex; Lecture in London on Terrorism and Justice; Call for Papers on Migration; Seminar in London on Int’l and EU Environmental and Energy Law; EJIL:Live!

Published on November 29, 2014        Author: 

1.  The University of Essex is advertising two new posts in International Human Rights Law (or related areas of PIL). (1) Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer / Reader  (permanent, full-time). (2) Lecturer  (fixed term 18 months, full-time).

2.  The Harry Weinrebe Annual Memorial Lecture is the first in an annual series to honour the memory of Harry Weinrebe, a philanthropist and the founder of the Dorset Foundation. The series is focused on the protection of international peace and justice, values that were at heart of Mr Weinrebe’s humanitarian activities. In his keynote lecture, Ben Emmerson, UN Special Rapporteur on Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights and renowned barrister will focus on pressing issues at the intersection of peace and justice including: mass digital surveillance in the global age, the use of drones in the fight against international terrorism, the rights of victims of terrorism and areas of good practice in the fight against terrorism. Opening Remarks will be given by Professor Robert McCorquodale (Director, BIICL) and the lecture will be chaired by Dr Andraž Zidar (Dorset Senior Research Fellow in Public International Law, BIICL). The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception. Full details and online booking available here. Read the rest of this entry…

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Announcements: New Episode of EJIL:Live!, Calls for Papers on Migration and Human Rights and Objects of International Law, UN Audiovisual Library, Conference on Italy’s Practice of International Law

Published on November 22, 2014        Author: 

1.  A new episode of EJIL:Live! was published this week. Episode 3 of EJIL: Live! features a fireside chat between the Editor-in-Chief of EJIL, Prof. Joseph Weiler and Prof. Jan Klabbers of the University of Helsinki, whose article “The Emergence of Functionalism in International Institutional Law: Colonial Inspirations” appears in Vol. 25, Issue 3. The interview was recorded at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. Video and audio are available here.

2.  The 16th Annual Student Human Rights Conference, Migration and Human Rights: Perception v Reality, will be convened by the University of Nottingham Human Rights Law Centre.  The conference will be held on Saturday 7 March 2015. This year, the conference committee will be welcoming papers that discuss the themes outlined in the attached Call for Papers that identify current issues relating to the issue of migration. The deadline for submission of abstracts is Thursday 11 December 2014. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the Student Conference Committee on humanrightsconference {at} nottingham.ac(.)uk. Read the rest of this entry…

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EJIL: Live! – Episode 3

Published on November 19, 2014        Author: 

A new episode of EJIL: Live!, the Journal’s official podcast, is now available. Episode 3 of EJIL: Live! features a fireside chat between the Editor-in-Chief of EJIL, Prof. Joseph Weiler and Prof. Jan Klabbers of the University of Helsinki, whose article “The Emergence of Functionalism in International Institutional Law: Colonial Inspirations” appears in Vol. 25, Issue 3. The interview was recorded at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. Video and audio available here.

 
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Announcement: EJIL:Live!; Additions to the UN Audio Visual Library; Events in London on International Judiciary and International Boundaries

Published on November 16, 2014        Author: 

1) In case you missed it: Episodes 1 and 2 of EJIL:Live! are available online, as is an audio episode of EJIL:Live! ExtraEpisode 1 presents both video and (edited) audio versions of a “Fireside Chat” between the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal, Joseph H. H. Weiler, and Maria Aristodemou, whose article “A Constant Craving for Fresh Brains and a Taste for Decaffeinated Neighbours”, appears in EJIL 25:1 (2014). The audio podcast also features a conversation with EJIL’s Book Review Editor, Isabel Feichtner; and a discussion with the Editors of EJIL: Talk!, Dapo Akande and Marko Milanovic, on the recent decision of the International Court of Justice in Whaling in the Antarctic (Australia v. Japan: New Zealand intervening), the crisis in Crimea, and much more. Episode 2 features an extended “Fireside Chat” between the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal, Professor Joseph Weiler, and Oliver Diggelmann (University of Zurich) and Tilmann Altwicker (University of Basel), whose article “How is Progress Constructed in International Legal Scholarship?”, appears in Vol. 25, Issue 2 of EJIL.

The audio episode of EJIL: Live! Extra features a discussion between Guy Sinclair, Dapo Akande and Marko Milanovic of the English High Court decision in Serdar Mohammed v. Ministry of Defence [2014] EWHC 1369 (QB). That decision deals with detention in non-international armed conflicts and was previously discussed on the blog here, here, here and 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. The latest lectures were given by Judge Vagn Joensen on “An Introduction to the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and its Impact on the Rule of Law in Rwanda” and by Professor David D. Caron on “Understanding Why International Courts and Tribunals Look and Act as They Do”.

3)  The International Law Programme at Chatham House would like to invite you to the forthcoming event with Judge Kenneth Keith of the International Court of Justice, ‘Challenges to the Independence of the International Judiciary’. The event will take place on  Wednesday 26 November 2014, from 17.30 to 18.30 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.

4)  London International Boundary Conference 2015 Call for Papers – Deadline 31 December 2014. The London International Boundary Conference 2015, which will take place on 21-22 April 2015 at the Royal Geographical Society in London, has launched a call for papers. This conference will provide a unique and multidisciplinary insight into the complex world of international boundary and territorial questions.  Each panel will offer a balance of established expertise and emerging talent. The Department of Geography, King’s College London, Volterra Fietta and the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office invite any interested parties to submit their abstract to Clementine Lietar (clementine.lietar {at} volterrafietta(.)com) and Anass El Mouden (anass.elmouden {at} volterrafietta(.)com) by 31 December 2014. This abstract should be written in English and contain no more than 500 words. It should include the title of the paper as well as the name and contact details of the author. For more information on London International Boundary Conference 2015, please visit the website or email info {at} londoninternationalboundaryconference(.)com.

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Announcements: EJIL:Live!; Lecture on Refugee Law, Queen Mary London; Lecture on WTO in London; Call for Papers on International Law Scholarship

Published on November 8, 2014        Author: 

1) In case you missed it: EJIL has made available a special audio podcast EJIL:Live! ExtraThis audio episode of EJIL:Live! Extra features a discussion between Guy Sinclair, Dapo Akande and Marko Milanovic of the English High Court decision in Serdar Mohammed v. Ministry of Defence [2014] EWHC 1369 (QB). That decision deals with detention in non-international armed conflicts and was previously discussed on the blog here, here, here and here.

2) Queen Mary Law School, University of London, would like to invite you to the forthcoming Inaugural Lecture by Professor Guy S Goodwin-Gill (All Souls College, Oxford): “The Continuing Relevance of International Refugee Law in a Globalised World”, launching the new LLM programme in Immigration Law. The event will take place on Monday 24 November 2014, from 18.00 to 20.00, in Room 210, at the Law Building (Mile End Campus), and will be followed by a drinks reception. Attendance is free, but prior booking is required via the Queen Mary Eventbrite page.

3) The City Law School announces the first ‘Law Meets Practice’ Lecture organized under the aegis of the Jean Monnet Chair in European Law. The topic will be ‘The paradox of multilateralism and the WTO – the role of the EU in the WTO’. The speaker will be Mr Angelos Pangratis, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the EU to the World Trade Organisation, and the lecture will be chaired by Panos Koutrakos (Professor of EU Law and Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law). It will take place at the City  University London, College Building, St John Street, Room A130 on Tuesday, 2 December 2014 at 18:00. The event will be followed by a wine reception. This is the first in a series of events organized under the aegis of the Jean Monnet Chair in European Law, awarded by the European Commission. Attendance is free. Sign up and find more information here. For queries, please contact Peter Aggar (Peter.Aggar.1 {at} city.ac(.)uk).

4) Call for Papers – Leiden Journal of International Law Symposium on ‘The Changing Role of Scholarship in International Law’. The Leiden Journal of International Law launches a call for papers for its symposium ‘The Changing Role of Scholarship in International Law’ which will take place on 11 May 2015 at The Hague. The Keynote will be delivered by Martti Koskenniemi. The event is organized by Ingo Venzke, Senior Editor of the International Legal Theory Section, and the LJIL Editors-in-Chief Carsten Stahn and Eric De Brabandere. The Leiden Journal of International Law has started to reflect on the changing role and function of scholarship in International Law. The role and concept of scholarship, including its foundations, methods and limits are in transition. This development opens up a wide array of questions and debates that are likely to remain at the forefront of academic thinking and research agendas in the next decade(s). The symposium presents an excellent opportunity to deepen discussion and reflection. It would present an occasion to reflect on the future of legal scholarship from different perspectives from within and beyond the Leiden Journal. The call for papers is available here.

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New Issue of EJIL (Vol. 25: No. 3) Published

Published on November 5, 2014        Author: 

The latest issue of the European Journal of International Law (Vol. 25, No. 3) 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 Michelle Leanne Burgis-Kasthala’s “Over-Stating Palestine’s UN Membership Bid? An Ethnographic Study on the Narratives of Statehood”. Today and tomorrow, we will post the remainder of Editor-in-Chief Joseph Weiler’s editorial in this issue. 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: EJIL:Live!; Junior Scholar Workshop, UBC Law School; Event in London on Applying International Humanitarian Law; Crimea Conference in Warsaw

Published on November 1, 2014        Author: 

1) In case you missed it: Episodes 1 and 2 of EJIL:Live! are available onlineEpisode 1 presents both video and (edited) audio versions of a “Fireside Chat” between the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal, Joseph H. H. Weiler, and Maria Aristodemou, whose article “A Constant Craving for Fresh Brains and a Taste for Decaffeinated Neighbours”, appears in EJIL 25:1 (2014). The audio podcast also features a conversation with EJIL’s Book Review Editor, Isabel Feichtner; and a discussion with the Editors of EJIL: Talk!, Dapo Akande and Marko Milanovic, on the recent decision of the International Court of Justice in Whaling in the Antarctic (Australia v. Japan: New Zealand intervening), the crisis in Crimea, and much more. Episode 2 features an extended “Fireside Chat” between the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal, Professor Joseph Weiler, and Oliver Diggelmann (University of Zurich) and Tilmann Altwicker (University of Basel), whose article “How is Progress Constructed in International Legal Scholarship?”, appears in Vol. 25, Issue 2 of EJIL.

2) Junior Scholar Workshop – Law and Human Rights in the Global South: the Role of the State and the Non-State, UBC Law School, June 8-10, 2015. At this point in history it is trite to suggest that the evolving role of non-state actors is transforming the landscape of human rights law. Yet despite repeated calls to incorporate the reality of non-state actor law-making in our accounts of human rights law, scholars are still struggling to incorporate this empirical insight in the emerging literature of law and human rights. How can human rights law be further enriched by a nuanced understanding of the ways in which non-state actors are both protecting human rights and preventing the realization of these rights? And what is the role of the state in protecting human rights in an era where security, immigration control and global trade appear to dominate state political agendas? This Workshop invites submissions on all these themes, including papers addressing the scope, impact and future of human rights as they apply to the corporate world. For full details, including information about application processes, please see the official flier here.

3) On November 18th the UCL Faculty of Laws will be hosting an event on account of the recent publication of the volume titled “Applying International Humanitarian Law in Judicial and Quasi-Judicial Bodies: International and Domestic Aspects”. Discussants are Roger O’ Keefe (UCL), Marko Milanovic (University of Nottingham) and Kimberley Trapp (UCL). Solon Solomon (King’s College London) will render the introductory to the volume speech. Reception will follow. Registration for the event has opened here.

4) International Conference: “The Case of Crimea in the Light of International Law: its Nature and Implications”, 19-20 March, Warsaw, Poland (call for papers). The Centre for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding and the Institute of Law Studies of Polish Academy of Sciences are pleased to issue this call for papers relating to the international conference “The Case of Crimea in the Light of International Law: its Nature and Implications” (19-20 March 2015, Warsaw, Poland). Detailed information and the registration form are available here. In case of any further questions and to submit proposal please contact crimeaconference2015 {at} yahoo(.)pl.

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New Issue of EJIL (Vol. 25: No. 3) Out Next Week

Published on October 31, 2014        Author: 

The latest issue of the European Journal of International Law will be published Wednesday. Beginning Monday, we will have a series of posts by Joseph Weiler – Editor in Chief of EJIL. These posts will then appear in the Editorial in the upcoming issue. Here is the Table of Contents:

Editorial: Sleepwalking Again: The End of the Pax Americana 1914-2014; After Gaza 2014: Schabas; Peer Review Redux; In this Issue

 

Articles

Jan Klabbers, The Emergence of Functionalism in International Institutional Law: Colonial Inspirations

Michelle Leanne Burgis-Kasthala, Over-Stating Palestine’s UN Membership Bid? An Ethnographic Study on the Narratives of Statehood

Mark Chinen, Complexity Theory and the Horizontal and Vertical Dimensions of State Responsibility

Joost Pauwelyn, Ramses A. Wessel, and Jan Wouters, When Structures Become Shackles: Stagnation and Dynamics in International Lawmaking

 

EJIL: Debate!

Mónica García-Salmones Rovira, The Politics of Interest in International Law

Jörg Kammerhofer, The Politics of Interest in International Law: A Reply to Mónica García-Salmones Rovira

Mónica García-Salmones Rovira, The Politics of Interest in International Law: A Rejoinder to Jörg Kammerhofer

 

Roaming Charges: Moments of Dignity: Keepers of the Sultan’s Treasures, Brunei Regalia Museum

 

 The European Tradition in International Law: F.F. Martens

Lauri Mälksoo, F. F. Martens and His Time: When Russia was an Integral Part of the European Tradition of International Law

Rein Müllerson, F. F. Martens – Man of the Enlightenment: Drawing Parallels between Martens’ Times and Today’s Problems

Rotem Giladi, The Enactment of Irony: Reflections on the Origins of the Martens Clause

Andreas T. Müller, Friedrich F. Martens on ‘The Office of Consul and Consular Jurisdiction in the East’

 

Critical Review of International Governance

 Shashank P. Kumar and Cecily Rose, A Study of Lawyers Appearing before the International Court of Justice, 1999-2012

 

Review Essay

Gleider I Hernández, The Judicialization of International Law: Reflections on the Empirical Turn. Review of Karen J. Alter. The New Terrain of International Law: Courts, Politics, Rights; Cesare P.R. Romano, Karen J. Alter, and Yuval Shany (eds). The Oxford Handbook of International Adjudication; Yuval Shany. Assessing the Effectiveness of International Courts

 

Book Reviews

Edith Brown Weiss. International Law for a Water-Scarce World; Laurence Boisson De Chazournes. Fresh Water in International Law; Pierre Thielbörger. The Right(s) to Water. The Multi-Level Governance of a Unique Human Right (Sara De Vido)

Kate Miles. The Origins of International Investment Law: Empire, Environment, and the Safeguarding of Capital (David Schneiderman)

Emmanuelle Tourme-Jouannet. What is a Fair International Society? International Law Between Development and Recognition (Ruti Teitel)

Lawrence O. Gostin. Global Health Law (Stéphanie Dagron)

Timo Koivurova. Introduction to International Environmental Law(Birgit Lode)

 

The Last Page

Keith Ekiss, Vietnam

Corrigendum

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