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Announcements: Evolutionary Interpretation in Different International Legal Systems Conference; IMPRS-SDR Applications for PhD Proposals

Published on August 12, 2018        Author: 
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1. University of Geneva Conference: Evolutionary Interpretation in Different International Legal Systems. On 4 – 5 October 2018, the Law Faculty of the University of Geneva is hosting a conference entitled Evolutionary interpretation in different international legal systems. Evolutionary interpretation is an intriguing and fundamental concept in international law. It allows for the interpretation of treaty provisions by taking into account, emerging factual and legal situations, changes in international law, new social considerations, technological improvements or environmental concerns that did not exist at the time of the conclusion of the treaty. Whether this evolutionary reading of terms occurs by virtue of the generic nature of the terms in the treaty, the contemporary meaning of such terms, the object and purpose of the treaty or the immediate or remote context of the treaty, evolutionary interpretation allows the terms of a treaty to adapt to the passage of time. This conference aims to facilitate thematic discussions on the topic of evolutionary interpretation. These discussions will allow for a broader understanding of the approaches to evolutionary interpretation in various areas of international law, as well as a comparison of these approaches. The programme can be found here. Further information can be found on the conference’s website. Attendance is free, but registration is mandatory. To register for the conference or to ask questions, send an email before 25 September to clement.marquet {at} unige(.)ch.

2. IMPRS-SDR Applications for PhD Proposals. The International Max Planck Research School for Successful Dispute Resolution in International Law (IMPRS-SDR) is accepting applications for PhD proposals within the research areas of the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution and the Department of European and Comparative Procedural Law to fill a total of 5 funded PhD positions at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural law. The IMPRS-SDR was established in 2009 to bring together academics and practitioners in international dispute settlement with excellent PhD candidates to examine and compare international dispute resolution from a legal and interdisciplinary perspectiveSelected PhD candidates will receive full-time research contracts of initially two years, with a possible extension. For further information please see here. The closing date for applications is 31 August 2018.

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Announcements: Recommendations on the Legitimacy of Institutions of International Justice; Armed Conflict and Starvation Event; 20 Years of the ICC’s Rome Statute; CfP Melbourne Doctoral Forum on Legal Theory; CfP Engaging with Domestic Law in International Adjudication; CfP German Yearbook of International Law

Published on August 5, 2018        Author: 
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1. Recommendations on the Legitimacy of Institutions of International Justice. Fifteen judges from thirteen international courts recently drafted and finalized a set of recommendations aimed at reinforcing the legitimacy of institutions of international justice. These were the participants of the 2018 session of the Brandeis Institute for International Judges (BIIJ), organized collaboratively in June 2018 by the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life, of Brandeis University, and the PluriCourts Center for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order, a center of excellence of the University of Oslo Faculty of Law. Blog posts are available on Intlawgrrls and PluriCourts blogs.

2. Chatham House Event: Armed Conflict and Starvation – What does the law say? The International Law Programme at Chatham House is hosting an even entitled “Armed Conflict and Starvation- What does the law say?” on 12 October 2018 from 17.30pm. Millions of civilians suffer hunger and starvation in times of armed conflict. This panel will discuss the legal prohibitions on the use of starvation as a method of war, and the obligations on the warring parties to allow access for humanitarian relief. Speakers include Professor Dapo Akande and Emanuela-Chiara Gillard, and the event will be chaired by Elizabeth Wilmshurst. It will be hosted at Chatham House | 10 St James’s Square | London | SW1Y 4LE.  The event will be followed by a drinks reception.

3. Twenty Years of the ICC’s Rome Statute: Utopia – Reality – Crisis. On 7 – 8 of September 2018 Edge Hill University and the University of Hamburg will co-host an interdisciplinary conference in Liverpool/UK on “Twenty Years of the ICC’s Rome Statute: Utopia – Reality – Crisis“. ICC judges, international scholars and practitioners will critically discuss the past, present and future role of the International Criminal Court. The program of the Conference and further information are available here

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New Issue of EJIL (Vol. 29 (2018) No. 2) Published

Published on July 26, 2018        Author: 
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The latest issue of the European Journal of International Law (Vol. 29, No. 2) 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 Devika Hovell’s  The Authority of Universal Jurisdiction. 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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New Issue of EJIL (Vol. 29 (2018) No. 2) Out This Week

Published on July 23, 2018        Author: 
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The latest issue of the European Journal of International Law will be published this week. Over the coming days, we will have a series of editorial posts by Joseph Weiler, Editor in Chief of EJIL. These posts will appear in the Editorial of the new issue. 

Here is the Table of Contents for this new issue:

Editorial

Black Lies, White Lies and Some Uncomfortable Truths in and of the International Trading System; Authors of EJIL – Customer Care; In this Issue

 Articles

Devika Hovell, The Authority of Universal Jurisdiction

Itamar Mann, Maritime Legal Black Holes: Migration and Rightlessness

Leora Bilsky and Rachel Klagsbrun, The Return of Cultural Genocide?

David Kosař and Jan Petrov, Determinants of Compliance Difficulties among ‘Good Compliers’: Implementation of International Human Rights Rulings in the Czech Republic

Symposium: International Law and the First World War

Belligerency and Neutrality

Stephen Neff, Disrupting a Delicate Balance: The Allied Blockade Policy and the Law of Maritime Neutrality during the Great War

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Announcements: International Nuremberg Principles Academy Vacancy; AIIB Yearbook of International Law; Summer Programme on Countering Terrorism within a Rule of Law Framework; AUWCL LLM

Published on July 22, 2018        Author: 
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1. Vacancy at the International Nuremberg Principles Academy. The International Nuremberg Principles Academy is a foundation dedicated to the advancement of the Nuremberg Principles and International Criminal Law (ICL). It is located in Nuremberg, Germany the birthplace of modern ICL, and is conceived as a forum and capacity building institution for contemporary issues in the ICL field. The Academy is now seeking to recruit a Senior Officer for Training and Capacity Building. For more information please see our website

2. AIIB Yearbook of International Law. The first edition of the AIIB Yearbook of International Law (AYIL) was launched at the AIIB Annual Meeting in Mumbai, India, and as with last year’s inaugural AIIB Legal Conference, was titled Good Governance and Modern International Financial Institutions. AYIL is hosted here and can be downloaded at this link (also, see table of contents). The 2018 AIIB Legal Conference, 5-6 September 2018, at AIIB Headquarters, Beijing, China, International Organizations and the Promotion of Effective Dispute Resolution, is open to academic participants. Academics interested in attending should contact the Chair of the 2018 AIIB Legal Conference, peter.quayle {at} aiib(.)org, no later than 20 August 2018. (Places are limited.)

3. Registration Open: Advanced Summer Programme on Countering Terrorism within a Rule of Law Framework. The Asser Institute in collaboration with the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT) is happy to announce that registrations are now open for the Advanced Summer Programme on Countering Terrorism within a Rule of Law Framework. This Programme, which takes place from 27 – 31 August 2018, seeks to provide a comprehensive understanding of the legal aspects of counter-terrorism and to offer an in-depth look at the challenges that come with adopting and implementing counter-terrorism measures while ensuring respect for human rights, fundamental freedoms and the rule of law. More information about the course can be found at hereRead the rest of this entry…

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Announcements: Launch of the Democratic Decay Resource; UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; CfP Art-Law Centre; CfS International Summer School on Human Rights Protection; CfP Rethinking Peace Mediation

Published on July 14, 2018        Author: 
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1. Launch of the Democratic Decay Resource (DEM-DEC). A major new online resource for research on democratic decay has just been launched at www.democratic-decay.org. Created by Dr Tom Gerald Daly (Melbourne Law School) and supported by a range of leading public law and policy organisations, the Democratic Decay Resource (Dem-Dec) focuses on the global challenge of the incremental deterioration of democratic rule and is primarily pitched at public lawyers, i.e. those working on constitutional, international and transnational law.  The resource is aimed at providing key information in one place, to frame the research area, to address conceptual confusion, and to bring scholars together in a collaborative project to drive the field forward, in a context where a lot of scholars are talking in silos, or past one another, where the literature is rapidly expanding, and research events and projects are proliferating across the world. The Resource contains a Concept Index, Concept Map, list of Scholars, Bibliography, list of Events, and Links.
 
2. New Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law. The Codification Division of the UN Office of Legal Affairs has added the following lectures to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law website: Professor Lucius Caflisch on “The Contemporary Law of International Watercourses: Some Aspects and Problems” and Mr. Peter Van den Bossche on “The WTO Dispute Settlement System”. The UN Audiovisual Library of International Law provides high quality international law training and research materials to users around the world free of charge.
 
3. Call for Papers: Art-Law Centre. The Art-Law Centre has issued a call for papers for the Third All Art and Cultural Heritage Law Conference, which will take place at the University of Geneva on 10 November 2018. The theme is ‘Works of art qualified as “national treasures”: limits to private property and export controls’. For full details of the call, see here

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Announcements: CfP Asian Society of International Law; Workshop on Contemporary Perspective on International Investment Law; UN Audiovisual Library of International Law

Published on June 24, 2018        Author: 
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Call for Papers: The Asian Society of International Law. The Asian Society of International Law will be holding a regional conference hosted by the University of Renmin in Beijing on the theme of `International Law in Asia: Challenges and Opportunities’. The deadline for abstracts is 20 July 2018. For more information, please see here

University of East Anglia Law School Workshop on Contemporary Perspective on International Investment Law. On 4 – 5 July 2018, the University of East Anglia Law School is hosting the 6th Expert Workshop on Contemporary Perspective on International Investment Law in collaboration with the Universities of Leiden and Bologna. Participants will discuss the evolving nature of public participation in the operation of international tribunals, in the pre-investment phase, as well as in treaty negotiations. See here for more information. 

New Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law. The Codification Division of the UN Office of Legal Affairs has added the following Spanish lectures to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law website: Sr. Juan José Ruda Santolaria on “El principio del uti possidetis iuris” and “La Santa Sede y el Estado Vaticano a la luz del derecho international”. The UN Audiovisual Library of International Law provides high quality international law training and research materials to users around the world free of charge.

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Announcements: CfP Canadian Journal of Development Studies on Law, Governance and Development; CfS International Law and Conflict at Sea

Published on June 17, 2018        Author: 
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1. Call for Papers: Special Issue of the Canadian Journal of Development Studies on Law, Governance and Development: Critical and Heterodox Approaches. The myriad legal and policy instruments in the governance of development have shifted and evolved in significant ways in recent years, posing challenges to scholars, policy-makers and practitioners on how to effectively map, analyse and critique their nature and effects. Contributions are being sought (in French and English) for a bilingual Special Issue of the Canadian Journal of Development Studies, co-edited by Mark Toufayan and Siobhan Airey, to explore these questions from heterodox and critical perspectives. The aim of this Special Issue is to critically examine the role of law and the nature of legality in specific initiatives focused on ‘development’, and its implications for the evolving nature and governance of the relationship between states, markets, peoples, communities and the natural environment at levels and scales that transcend that of the nation state. We invite submissions on engagements between law, governance and development from a wide range of critical perspectives, including feminism, TWAIL and postcolonial scholarship, history and ethnography, critical geography, critical IR and political economy, Marxist and materialist perspectives, etc., and that focus on developments both within and between the Global North and South, and on particular scales and sites of governance. Proposals of 500-750 words, as well as a short CV, should be sent to mark.toufayan {at} uqo(.)ca and siobhan.airey {at} ucd(.)ie by 20 July 2018. For the full text of the call, please see here.

2. Call for Submissions: International Law and Conflict at Sea. The Stockton Center for International Law at the U.S. Naval War College invites submissions for its upcoming legal workshop, International Law and Conflict at Sea, at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island on 27­ – 28 November 2018. This workshop will feature leading scholars on the law of the sea, international humanitarian law, and maritime security and include a keynote address from Professor Wolff Heintschel von Heinegg, Chair of Public Law at the Europa-Universität Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany. This workshop will focus on conflict at sea, both at the high end of gray zone operations and at the low end of naval warfare. Thus, in addition to law of naval warfare and law of the sea considerations, scholars will also draw upon maritime security and other relevant bodies of law. Those interested in presenting a paper should submit a proposal to John Hursh, Director of Research at the Stockton Center at john.hursh.ctr {at} usnwc(.)edu. Proposals should include a title, an abstract of no more than 500 words, and a current CV or resume. The deadline for submitting a proposal is Friday 31 August, although earlier submissions are strongly encouraged. Those selected to present will receive notification by 15 September. The Stockton Center anticipates that it will be able to provide travel and lodging for selected presenters. All questions should be addressed to john.hursh.ctr {at} usnwc(.)edu.

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Announcements: Interventions in the Supply Chain; Salzburg Law School on ICL, IHL and HRL Summer Session; CfP Religion and Ethnicity on the International Bench; Lawyering Justice for Society Conference

Published on June 10, 2018        Author: 
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1. Interventions in the Supply Chain. Together with the ICA, Human Rights Lawyers’ Association are bringing together human rights experts to discuss the pursuit of corporate accountability for abuses in their supply chains on 20 June 2018, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, ICA, London. Chaired by Krishnendu Mukherjee from Doughty Street Chambers, the event will explore the opportunities for effective legal interventions into labour conditions. The panel of experts across different fields include: Shanta Martin from Leigh Day, Christina Varvia from Forensic Architecture, Jenny Holdcroft from IndustriALL and Dr Anil Yilmaz-Vastardis from University of Essex School of Law and the Human Rights Centre. The panel will interrogate new methods of promoting accountability, from strategic litigation to negotiating private agreements and from advising companies around best practice to developing forensic methods of investigation. As part of the event, Forensic Architecture will also present their analysis of a factory fire in Pakistan in 2012, in which the alleged failure to fulfil safety measures contributed to the death of 260 workers. This will ground the discussion in an understanding of the obstacles and the opportunities when seeking to secure accountability. Entry is free for HRLA members, who can reserve their seats by emailing administrator@hrla.org.uk and non-members can buy tickets for the event on the ICA’s website.  See here for further information.
 
2. Salzburg Law School on International Criminal Law, Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law Summer Session. The Salzburg Law School on International Criminal Law, Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law (SLS) has a few remaining places for its commemorative Twentieth Anniversary Summer Session: ‘Towards an Effective International Criminal Justice System in the Era of The Permanent International Criminal Court – Coordinating and Strengthening Enforcement on National, Regional, and International Levels’, being held from 5 to 15 August 2018. The remaining places will be filled on a rolling basis until 30 June 2018. For further information about the academic programme and the eminent 2018 SLS faculty see here, or contact SLS by email: Salzburg_Law_School {at} sbg.ac(.)at.
 

3. Call for Papers: Religion and Ethnicity on the International Bench. On 4 and 5 October 2018, the third and final conference in the Identity on the International Bench Series is taking place in The Hague, organized by the PluriCourts Centre of Excellence, Oslo University. The aim of this conference is to analyse when and how adjudicators’ identity and, in particular, features relating to religion and ethnicity (including race, language, culture, ancestry and membership of minority groups, among other) may affect the composition of international courts and tribunals, as well as judicial reasoning and decision-making. The conference will also investigate whether the prevalence of certain religious and political backgrounds, ethnic identities and languages, may also have implications for the perceived legitimacy of the international adjudicatory process itself. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 18 July 2018. For the full Call for Papers, please see here. For more information, please feel free to contact: Prof. dr. Freya Baetens (freya.baetens {at} jus.uio(.)no ). ​

4. Lawyering Justice for Society Conference. The Netherlands Office of Public Intentional Law and Policy Group in collaboration with Vrije University Amsterdam are inviting you to the first Lawyering Justice for Society Conference, taking place on 12 June 2018, at VU University premises. The Conference features prominent speakers that will talk about Domestic Prosecution of International Crimes, as well as the Legal Dimensions of Independence and Secession. Attendance is free, but registration required: NLconference {at} pilpg(.)org. For more information on the speakers and the event visit PILPG’s facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pilpgnl/.

 

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Announcements: International Law and the Giulio Regeni’s Affair Talk; The EU as a Global Actor in Maritime Security; Upgrading Trade and Services in EU and International Economic Law; Leadership and Ethics in International Organizations; UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; Spanish Action Plan on Business and Human Rights Conference; CfA International Law for Asia-Pacific; CfA Origins of International Legal Thought

Published on June 3, 2018        Author: 
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1. International Law and the Giulio Regeni’s Affair Talk. The International Law at Westminster (ILAW) research group invites you to the talk ‘International Law and the Giulio Regeni’s Affair’ on 14 June 2018, which will explore the international law issues pertaining to the kidnapping, torture, and murdering of the Italian researcher Giulio Regeni in Egypt. Attendance is free, but please register here. For the full programme and more info, please see here.  

2. Leiden Law School Conference: The EU as a Global Actor in Maritime Security. Leiden Law School hosts a conference on ‘The EU as a Global Actor in Maritime Security: Competences – Obligations – Accountability’. It takes place in the framework of the ILS 2.0 research project ‘Policing the high seas: maritime law-enforcement in a multi-actor environment’ and is organised by the Europa Institute in cooperation with four Interest Groups of the European Society of International Law (ESIL): the Interest Groups on the EU as a Global Actor, on Migration and Refugee Law, on International Human Rights Law, and on the Law of the Sea. The conference takes place on 25 – 26 October 2018 in Leiden. The aim is to explore what competences the EU has to act in the maritime domain, what obligations it is bound by when doing so, and how judicial oversight can be ensured. Studying the EU’s competences, obligations, and accountability will inform the broader discussion on the current and future role of the EU as a global actor in the maritime domain. We invite submissions of abstracts for papers that engage with these topics. Abstracts should not be longer than 500 words and submitted no later than 30 June 2018 via email to MaritimeSecurity@law.leidenuniv.nl. Travel and accommodation costs of speakers will be reimbursed. More information and a detailed Call for Papers are available here

3. Upgrading Trade and Services in EU and International Economic Law Conference. Radboud University Nijmegen (the Netherlands) is hosting a conference on “Upgrading Trade and Services in EU and International Economic Law”. Keynote speeches will be given by Prof. Sybe de Vries and Prof. Panagiotis Delimatsis. The conference will take place on 15 of June in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.  More information, and the possibility to sign up, can be found here  Read the rest of this entry…

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