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Announcements: CEILA Lecture; CEILA Book Symposium; CfS UCL Journal of Law and Jurisprudence; Conference on ‘Law and Memory in Established Democracies’; Towards Utopia – Rethinking International Law Workshop; Conference on the Right for the State to Regulate in International Law

Published on March 19, 2017        Author: 

1. CEILA Lecture on The Use (and Misuse) of European Human Rights Law in Investor-State Arbitration. The annual lecture of the  Centre for European and International Legal Affairs (CEILA) at QMUL is being given by Prof José Alvarez (New York University Law School) and is entitled  “The use (and misuse) of European Human Rights Law in Investor-State Arbitration”.  Professor  Max Scherer (QMUL) will be chairing and Professor Zachary Douglas QC (Graduate Institute Geneva) is the discussant. The lecture is on 28 March 2017 (6.30-8pm) and will be followed by a drinks reception (8-9pm). See here for more details and to book a place.

2. CEILA Book Symposium on The Impact of International Organizations on International Law. A QMUL  Centre for European and International Legal Affairs (CEILA) book symposium  on Prof José Alvarez’s new book The Impact of International Organizations on International Law with Professor José Alvarez (NYU), Professor Dan Sarooshi (Oxford), Professor Phoebe Okowa (QMUL), Professor Surya Subedi QC (Leeds), Dr Chanaka Wickremasinghe (FCO) and Dr Eirik Bjorge (Bristol) will be held on 27 March 2017. See here for more details and to book a place.

3. Call for Submission, UCL Journal of Law and Jurisprudence. The Editorial Board of the UCL Journal of Law and Jurisprudence is pleased to call for submissions for the second issue of 2017 on the theme of ‘Crisis and the Law’. The Editorial Board welcomes submissions that engage with this general theme. It is broadly conceived, covering a range of political, economic, social, environmental and cultural issues, and leaves scope for any area of law or jurisprudence (domestic, regional or international) that is deemed to be crisis-related. Submissions could be theoretical, doctrinal or aimed at practice. Concretely, the Journal seeks to publish pieces that either articulate the concept of crisis within the law or how the law deals with current crises. 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 OSCOLA. The deadline for submissions is 14th April 2017. Manuscripts must be uploaded via the submissions section.

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Announcements: Thessaloniki Summer Courses; Spaces and Places of the Journey to the UK – Conference

Published on March 12, 2017        Author: 

1. Third Session of the Thessaloniki Summer Courses. The Kalliopi Koufa Foundation for the Promotion of International Law and the Protection of Human Rights is pleased to announce the Third Session of the Thessaloniki Summer Courses to take place from 28 June – 7 July 2017 in Thessaloniki, Greece #thirdthessalonikisummercourses. The title of this year’s session is “International Humanitarian Law: Current Developments and Challenges“. The early bird application window is already open.  For more information please visit the Foundation’s webpage. For any inquiries please contact us on summercourses@koufafoundation.org.

2. Spaces and Places of the Journey to the UK: Assessing the Legal Framework for People Fleeing Conflict Conference. The Conflict and Disasters Research Group (CONDIS), Lincoln Law School, and Birmingham City University are pleased to announce that their collaborative conference, ‘Spaces and Places of the Journey to the UK: Assessing the Legal Framework for People Fleeing Conflict,’ will be held on 10th April 2017 at the University of Lincoln. Registration and the full programme are available at the Online Store. We have a number of academics, including Keynote Speaker Professor Satvinder Juss (King’s College London), presenting their research into the movement of people into Europe, particularly the UK. We are also joined by delegates of the British Red Cross and Newcastle City Council who will talk about human trafficking. In addition, Catriona Jarvis (former Judge) and Syd Bolton will be joining us from Last Rights to talk about their ongoing work.  For any further queries, please contact Dr Christy Shucksmith (cshucksmith {at} lincoln.ac(.)uk).

 

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Announcements: The Future of International Organization Roundtable; CfP Freedom Under Pressure; International Law and Colombian Peace Agreements; CfA Public Law and the New Populism; New Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law

Published on March 5, 2017        Author: 

1. The Future of International Organization Roundtable. On Friday 10 March 2017, the ABILA United Nations Law Committee organises a round table discussion on “The Future of International Organization”, featuring a panel of co-editors of and contributors to the Oxford Handbook of International Organizations (OUP 2017). The event starts at 6pm at the New York City Bar Association and will be followed by a reception to mark the launch of the Handbook. It is co-sponsored by the New York City Bar Association, ASIL, the Fletcher Club of New York and Oxford University Press. For more information and registration please click here.

2. Call for Papers – International Conference ‘Freedom Under Pressure’ – Ghent, 7-8 December 2017. The international conference ‘Freedom Under Pressure’, is organised by the Faculty of Law of Ghent University on the occasion of the latter’s bicentennial. It seeks to gather scholars and practitioners from various legal disciplines to discuss key fundamental rights and freedoms under pressure in three distinct areas: (1) data protection and privacy, (2) freedom of movement in the EU, and; (3) property protection. Speakers and keynote speakers that will take part in the conference include inter alia Prof. Joseph Cannataci (UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy), Gilles de Kerchove (EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator), Judge James Crawford (International Court of Justice) and Ms. Catherine Marchi-Uhel (Ombudsperson for the UN Security Council’s ISIL and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee). Legal scholars wishing to present a paper in the context of one of the conference (12) panels are warmly invited to submit an abstract of no more than 400 words to freedomunderpressure {at} ugent(.)Be. The deadline for abstracts is 31 March 2017. The deadline for submitting full papers is 15 September 2017. More information on the conference, including the full call for papers with further details of the different panels, can be found here.

3. International Law and Colombian Peace Agreements. The Master in International Law at University of La Sabana and the Doctorate in Juridical Sciences at the Pontifical Javeriana University invite you to participate in – and follow via live-streaming – the Forum International Law and Colombian Peace Agreements. The event will take place next Wednesday, 8 March 2017, from 8.00 to 13.00 (Colombian time), at University of La Sabana, and attendance is free. The invited lecturers are Makane Mbengue (University of Geneva) and Jean d’Aspremont (University of Manchester). Along with them, many Colombian scholars will compose the discussion boards. The complete program and additional information can be found here. For access to live-streaming, please fill the registration form (here). In the question “¿Desea seguir el conversatorio vía streaming?*”, choose “Si”. Read the rest of this entry…

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Announcements: International Law Literature Forum; ASEAN Post-Doctoral Fellowships; New additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; ECHR-Conference: Principled Resistence Against ECtHR Judgments – A New Paradigm?; CfP Annual WTO Law Conference

Published on February 26, 2017        Author: 

1. International Law Literature Forum, Graduate Institute Geneva. The International Law Literature Forum at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies is a platform to discuss contemporary cutting-edge international law scholarship. It focuses on work in progress and seeks to stimulate an open discussion of new directions in scholarship in the Geneva research community. In the spring of 2017, it features papers by Kristina Daugirdas (University of Michigan, 8 March), Bhupinder S. Chimni (Jawharlal Nehru University, Delhi, 10 April), José Alvarez (New York University, 10 May) and Jochen von Bernstorff (University of Tübingen, 31 May). Information on the different sessions and topics can be found on our website.

2. ASEAN Post-Doctoral Fellowships at the NUS Centre for International Law. CIL invites applications for ASEAN Post-Doctoral Fellowship positions commencing in Academic Year 2017/2018. We welcome applications from those with expertise in international economic law or international trade law, comparative constitutional law, and law and transnational crime. For more details, you see here.

3. New additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law. The Codification Division of the UN Office of Legal Affairs has added new lectures to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law website, which provides high quality international law training and research materials to users around the world free of charge. The latest lectures were given by Judge Iulia Motoc on “The Influence of the European Court of Human Rights on Human Rights Regimes in Central and Eastern Europe” and Professor Leila Nadya Sadat on “The Legacy of the Nuremberg Trials: Seventy Years Later”. Read the rest of this entry…

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Announcements: ICJ Law Clerk Vacancies; CfP Groningen Journal of International Law; iCourts & PluriCourts Summer School; CfP Asian Society of International Law; CfP AsianSIL Interest Group; Geoffrey Nice Foundation Master Class; CfS Harvard International Law J​ournal; CfP Rights!

Published on February 19, 2017        Author: 

1. ICJ Law Clerk to Judges of the Court (Associate Legal Officer) Vacancies (Multiple Positions). The International Court of Justice wishes to appoint a number of Law Clerks (P2), each of whom will provide research and other legal assistance to one of the judges of the Court.  The deadline for applications is 10 March 2017. For further information see here and here.

2. Groningen Journal of International Law Call for Papers. The Groningen Journal of International Law (GroJIL) is now receiving submissions on general topics related to international law for its Volume 5, Issue I to be published in summer 2017. The GroJIL is a not-for-profit, open access electronic journal. It is led and edited by students at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. It seeks to advocate an outlook where legal change, rather than legal description, is at the forefront. Consequently, we particularly welcome submissions that use innovative methods and/or suggest new solutions to overcome the contemporary issues facing international law. The word limit for accepted articles is 15,000 words. If you want your article to be considered for publication in the summer 2017 issue please submit it before the deadline of 28 April 2017 at 23:59 CET by sending an email to groningenjil {at} gmail(.)com. For more information on the issue and GroJIL’s publishing profile, please see here.

3. iCourts and PluriCourts Summer School. The Centre of Excellence for International Courts (iCourts) and PluriCourts (Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order) are hosting a high-level summer school for PhD students working on international courts in their social and political context. We particularly welcome students who are writing up a PhD thesis that involves a strong focus on methodology. The summer school will be hosted from 26 June – 30 June 2017 at iCourts, Karen Blixens Plads 16, DK-2300 Copenhagen S. The course is offered free of charge but the participants pay for expenses relating to travel and accommodation. The deadline for submission is 1 April 2017. Please use this registration form.

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Celebrating Professor Sir Elihu Lauterpacht CBE QC LLD, 13 July1928–8 February 2017: When Death Becomes Really Personal

Published on February 14, 2017        Author: 

I had just returned from work on 9 February when I received a text message from my good friend and colleague Jean d’Aspremont. He asked if I had heard the “sad news about Eli Lauterpacht”. Jean did not need to be explicit. I knew that Eli had been ill for some time. I knew that Jean was telling me that Eli had died. I disregarded my plans for dinner and poured myself a serious whisky to start to toast Eli, and to recall my fond memories of him–the man, the mentor, the teacher. Because Eli was a man who deserves to be toasted. A man to be celebrated for so many reasons. A man well worth remembering, professionally and personally, but above all else with affection.

But let us start with the basic professional biography: the only child of Rachel and Hersch Lauterpacht, he was born in London in 1928. Educated at various private schools in the UK and USA, he became a student at Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1945, initially reading history before switching to law, completing the undergraduate law tripos in 1949, and then the postgraduate LLB and his bar exams in 1950, when he was also awarded the Whewell Scholarship. He was called to the bar in Gray’s Inn in 1950, where he became a bencher in 1983. He was awarded a CBE in1989, and knighted in 1998. Despite the demands of his busy practice, he retained a serious foot in academia. He initially taught part-time at both the LSE and Cambridge, but in 1953 he returned to Cambridge to lecture in law. He was appointed as Reader in 1981, established the Research Centre in International Law in 1983, which he directed until 1995, and became a Honorary Professor in 1994. These are brief bones of a busy life lived long and well. The Cambridge Eminent Scholars Archive contains a more detailed biography, transcripts of interviews with Eli, as well as photographs and the video of a lecture, International Law: Reflections and Recollections, which he delivered in 2012 at the Research Centre, which by then had been renamed the Lauterpacht Research Centre in honour of both Eli and his father.

The father and son were very different lawyers: while both were manifestly talented, Eli maintained a much closer focus on practice and advocacy in the application of international law in contrast to his father’s more academic and conceptual concerns. This is not to deny that Eli has left a lasting academic legacy: from a classic early work on munitions de guerre (32 British Yearbook 218 (1955-56)), through perceptive lectures in 1976 at the Hague Academy on international organisations whose title, “The Development of the Law of International Organisations By International Courts”, echoed that of one of his father’s most influential monographs, to analyses of international arbitration later in his career. Read the rest of this entry…

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Announcements: UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; Refugee Crisis and International Criminal Law; CfA Transregional Academy; Course for Junior Prosecutors on International Criminal Justice; International Cultural Heritage Law Summer School

Published on February 5, 2017        Author: 

1. New additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law.  The Codification Division of the UN Office of Legal Affairs has added new lectures to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law website, which provides high quality international law training and research materials to users around the world free of charge. The latest lectures were given by Judge Kenneth Keith on “The Advisory Jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice” and Professor Donald Rothwell on “The Law of the Sea and the Polar Regions”.

2. City, University of London: The Refugee Crisis and International Criminal Law: Are Australian Agents and Corporate Actors Committing Crimes Against Humanity? City Law School invites you to a panel discussion of international criminal law aspects of the refugee crisis, with a focus on the Australian detention facilities on Monday 13 February 2017 at 18:00. The discussion will follow the announcement and launch of a new major initiative by the Stanford International Human Rights Clinic and the Global Legal Action Network (GLAN).The event takes place on Monday 13 February 2017 at 18:00 at City, University of London, College Building, St John Street, EC1V 4PB – Room AG21. The event will be followed by a wine reception. Attendance is free. You may sign up here.

3. Call for Applications: Transregional Academy. The Forum Transregionale Studien and the Max Weber Stiftung – Deutsche Geisteswissenschaftliche Institute im Ausland invite doctoral and postdoctoral researchers to apply for a transregional academy on the topic of redistribution and law. A call for applications has been issued for the forum, entitled “Redistribution and the Law in an Antagonistic World”, to be held on 21-30 August 2017 in Berlin. The application deadline is 12 March 2017. Further information can be found here and the call for applications can be found here. Read the rest of this entry…

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In memoriam: Professor Sir Nigel Rodley

Published on February 2, 2017        Author: 

There are international lawyers who make outstanding contributions to their fields. And there are international lawyers who actually create the fields we study and insert life into them.

Professor Sir Nigel Rodley was both.

Nigel’s scholarly interests long focused on the place of human rights in international law and the development of human rights law within international law.

nigel_rodley_landscapeHis early work on international law was at the intersection of the law on the use of force and human rights. His 1973 American Journal of International Law article, co-authored with Tom Franck, ‘After Bangladesh: The Law of Humanitarian Intervention by Military Force remains the authoritative piece on the legality of unilateral humanitarian intervention under international law. His 1979 piece ‘Enhancing Global Human Rights’ in Foreign Affairs, co-authored with Louis Henkin, Richard Falk and Jorge Dominguez, asked how global human rights could be enhanced against the background of UN human rights treaties coming into force.

Nigel’s contribution to human rights in international law continued throughout his career. By the end of the 1980s, Nigel focused on the role of the International Court of Justice in advancing human rights in international law. His 1992 edited book To Loose the Bands of Wickedness: International Intervention In Defence of Human Rights – the astute and witty title as always a hallmark of Nigel’s writing – was one of the first to spot the then unexpected sea change in the involvement of the Security Council in humanitarian interventions. In 2007, revisiting humanitarian intervention in the aftermath of Kosovo in an article we co-authored, Nigel perceptively outlined the methodological challenges of international law in legalizing humanitarian intervention.

It goes without saying that general international law and how human rights figure in it would have benefited from more contributions from Nigel. His calling, however, was elsewhere. Read the rest of this entry…

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Remembering Professor Gillian White (1936—2016)

Published on January 30, 2017        Author: 

The Manchester International Law Centre is saddened to announce the death of Professor Gillian White, former Professor of International Law at the University of Manchester, in Tamworth, New South Wales, on 2 August 2016.

Gillian Mary Fraser, née White, was born on 13 January 13 1936 in Woodford, Essex. She obtained a first class Bachelor of Laws degree from King’s College, London in 1957, attending classes as an evening student while she worked as an Assistant Examiner in the Estate Duty Office. She then proceeded to study for her Doctor of Philosophy, awarded by the University of London in 1960, the year in which she was also admitted to Gray’s Inn. In 1961, she moved to Cambridge, where she acted as research assistant to Sir Elihu Lauterpacht QC, and as Research Fellow in Law and Director of Legal Studies at New Hall, now Murray Edwards College, and subsequently to the then Victoria University of Manchester, where she spent the remainder of her career. Appointed as a lecturer by Manchester in 1967, she was promoted to senior lecturer in 1971, and to reader in 1973, before succeeding Ben Wortley as Professor of International Law in 1975. This was a significant appointment as Professor White was the first woman appointed as a professor in law in mainland Britain, and the first as a professor of international law in the United Kingdom. She subsequently acted as Dean and Head of Department at Manchester for a number of years, before retiring in 1991. Read the rest of this entry…

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New Issue of EJIL (Vol. 27 (2016) No. 4) Published

Published on January 30, 2017        Author: 

The latest issue of the European Journal of International Law (Vol. 27, 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 access those articles that are freely available without subscription. The free access article in this issue is Simon Chesterman’s Asia’s Ambivalence about International Law and Institutions: Past, Present and Futures. EJIL 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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