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Announcements: IHL Research Fellow Vacancies; Analysing the Western Sahara Campaign Case; Sufficient Gravity before the International Criminal Court Conference; UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; CfP Taking Stock of Global Constitutionalism;

Published on April 22, 2018        Author: 
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1. Customary IHL: Research Fellow – International Humanitarian Law (Two Positions Available). In the framework of the co-operation between the ICRC and the British Red Cross to update the practice collection of the ICRC’s study on customary international humanitarian law (IHL), the ICRC and the British Red Cross seek to recruit for two Research Fellow positions in the customary IHL research team based in Cambridge/UK. To apply, and for details about the position, please visit the British Red Cross website. For further information, please see here and here. Closing date for applications is Sunday 29 April 2018.  Interviews will take place during the week commencing 21 May 2018. 

2. Analysing the Western Sahara Campaign CaseThe Centre for European and International Legal Affairs (CEILA) is hosting a Lunchtime Seminar (12-2pm) on Thursday 3 May 2018 in Room 313, Laws Building, at Queen Mary, University of London (Mile End Campus). The Seminar is dedicated to a discussion of the CJEU’s recent preliminary ruling in the Western Sahara Campaign Case. The event is free and open to all but there is a registration requirement. A sandwich lunch and light refreshments will be provided. Please register here. The Chair is Dr Anne Thies (Reading University), and speakers are Mr Fernando Castillo de La Torre (Principal Legal Advisor, EU Commission), Professor Pål Wrange (Stockholm University) and Dr Mario Mendez (QMUL)

3. Sufficient Gravity before the International Criminal Court Conference. On 11 May 2018, from 2.00 to 6.30 pm, at the Law School of the University of Westminster, Board Room, 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2HW, a conference on ‘Sufficient Gravity before the International Criminal Court’ will take place. Please see the flyer here. Attendance is free but previous registration is required here. More information can be found here. Read the rest of this entry…

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Announcements: CfP Workshop on the Sociological Perspectives on International Tribunals; Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; CfS International Legality of Economic Activities in Occupied Territories Workshop

Published on April 1, 2018        Author: 
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1. Call for Papers: Workshop on the Sociological Perspectives on International Tribunals (Max Planck Institute Luxembourg). A growing community of scholars has recently been bringing international law into conversation with sociological research and theory. The fourth workshop on the sociology of international law will be held on 8 – 9 November 2018 at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law, and it aims to focus on various sociological perspectives on international tribunals. Scholars and graduate students are invited to submit abstracts by 18 May 2018.  Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be sent to Nathalie Perrin nathalie.perrin {at} mpi(.)lu by 18 May 2018, and should include the author’s name, affiliation, and full contact information. Decisions regarding inclusion in the workshop program will be sent by 17 July 2018.

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 Marcelo Kohen on “The Institute of International Law” in English and French, Professor Jean-Marc Thouvenin on “La nationalité des navires”, and Professor Joseph Weiler on “A Geology of International Law”. 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 Submissions: International Legality of Economic Activities in Occupied Territories Workshop. The T.M.C. Asser Institute, the Centre for the Law of EU External Relations (CLEER) and The Hague University of Applied Sciences, under the aegis of The Hague Academic Coalition (HAC), invite submissions of abstracts for a workshop on the ‘International Legality of Economic Activities in Occupied Territories’. The workshop will take place at the Asser Institute in The Hague, on 17 October 2018. For further information, see here

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Announcements: CfP Knowledge Production and International Law; UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; Responding to Hybrid Threats by Force Conference

Published on March 25, 2018        Author: 
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1. Call for Papers: Knowledge Production and International Law. The Graduate Institute’s International Law Department of the Geneva Graduate Institute is opening a call for papers to explore the theme of knowledge production and international law at a conference to be held on 7 – 8 September 2018. The deadline for abstract submissions is 14 May 2018. This conference aims to contribute to filling this gap by initiating a discussion on knowledge production and international law through four thematic panels. Selected contributions will be included in a publication. The full call for papers is here

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: Judge Iulia Motoc on “The European Court of Human Rights and General International Law” and by Professor Larissa van den Herik on “International Commissions of Inquiry”. 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. Responding to Hybrid Threats by Force: International and National Law Aspects Conference. A conference called Responding to Hybrid Threats by Force: International and National Law Aspects will be held on 24 – 25 May 2018 at the Law Faculty of Palacky University Olomouc, under the auspices of the Director of Special Forces and the Czech Branch of the International Law Association. Several distinguished experts have already confirmed participation in the conference (such as Aurel Sari, Tamás Hoffmann, Russell Buchan or Kubo Mačák). Call for papers is still open! For more information, see here

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Announcements: CfP New Security Challenges – Organized Crime and Urban Conflict in the Americas; CEILA Annual Lecture; UNIJURIS Conference

Published on March 18, 2018        Author: 
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1. Call for Papers: “New Security Challenges: Organized Crime and Urban Conflict in the Americas”. Universidad del Pacifico Law School announces a Call for Papers for its conference “New Security Challenges: Organized Crime and Urban Conflict in the Americas” to take place 24 – 26 October, in Lima, Peru. The conference will explore the human rights challenges posed by militarization of responses against organized crime and seek to offer concrete steps and policy options for Latin American governments. Details for the event can be found here. The full call for papers is available here. The deadline for submitting abstracts is 15 May 2018.

2. CEILA Annual Lecture. On Wednesday 28 March 2018 (18.00-19.30), the Centre for European and International Legal Affairs (CEILA) Annual Lecture will be delivered by Professor Tulio Treves and is entitled “The EU and the Law of the Sea – An Assessment”. The lecture will be chaired by Professor Malgosia Fitzmaruice (Queen Mary University of London).  The event is free but there is a registration requirement. For more information, see here

3. UNIJURIS Conference 18 June 2018. Since 2013, a research project has been run at Utrecht University on ‘unilateral jurisdiction and global values’ (UNIJURIS), headed by Prof. Cedric Ryngaert. The project will present its results at a conference in Utrecht on 18 June 2018. The project has systematically mapped and critically analysed assertions of state (and EU) jurisdiction with an extraterritorial dimension, from a public international law perspective. The project has examined jurisdictional assertions in a considerable number of issue areas, in particular fisheries, marine pollution, business and human rights, climate change, anti-corruption, data protection, and cybercrime. The eight researchers involved in the project will present their findings, after which academic experts and practitioners will comment.  See here for more information on the project. To attend, please register by emailing Secretariaat.IER {at} uu(.)nl. The conference takes place from 8:30-17:10 at Pauzhuize, Kromme Niewegracht 49, 3512 HE Utrecht. For the full programme, please visit the event site here.

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Do We Need Another Database of International Law Documents?

Published on March 12, 2018        Author: , and
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Online databases and repositories appear to be the new golden calf of law publishers which have invested a lot of money in these new academic products. Some publishers secured an early lead position in this market while others are now catching up. From the perspective of the academics that contribute to the developments of such tools, the market still appears to be in development and below saturation. Yet, it cannot be excluded that the continued development of databases ends up cannibalizing publishers’ other, more traditional, products, such as reference books and law reports. This is however a debate for another day. For now, it suffices to note that users — whether students, researchers, practitioners — seem to value international law databases; at least as long as their institution can afford to provide them with access thereto.

It is against this backdrop that the recent launch of Oxford International Organizations (OXIO) – which was celebrated on the occasion of a well attended event hosted by the Graduate Institute in Geneva – raises the question of what epistemic and practical gaps which this new database of documents and annotations specifically dedicated to international organizations can potentially fill. This is why, in the following paragraphs, we inquire into some of the disciplinary assumptions upon which the development of such a product rests, especially in relation to the law of international organizations (1), as well as the concrete benefits which users can draw from OXIO (2).

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Announcements: CfP Military Law and the Law of War Review; Conference on International Investment Law and NCD Prevention; CfP German Yearbook of International Law; CfP Groningen Journal of International Law; CfP Unpacking Economic and Social Rights; UN Audiovisual Library of International Law

Published on March 11, 2018        Author: 
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1. Call for Papers: Military Law and the Law of War Review. The Military Law and the Law of War Review / Revue de Droit Militaire et de Droit de la Guerre is a journal specialised in matters of interest for both civilian and military legal advisors as well as legal scholars and academics. The Review is published under the auspices of the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War. It features original and challenging articles, case notes, commentaries of the latest legal developments, as well as book reviews. As a distinct trait, it accepts contributions in six languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Dutch. For its coming issue (vol. 56/2), the Review’s editorial board welcomes submissions that come within the broader scope of the Review (including military law, law of armed conflict, law on the use of force, as well as international criminal law and human rights law (inasmuch as related to situations of armed conflict)). The deadline for submission is 30 April 2018. Submissions should be sent to brussels {at} ismllw(.)org and will be subject to double-blind peer review. Articles should normally not be longer than 15.000 words (footnotes included), although longer pieces may exceptionally be considered. Inquiries as to whether a possible submission comes within the scope of the Review can be sent to the abovementioned e-mail address. Selected papers will be published online on the Review’s website in advance access (in a non-downloadable and non-printable form) as well as on Hein Online following editing and type-setting. The print version of the issue is scheduled to come out in Autumn 2018.

2. Conference on International Investment Law and NCD Prevention. The Law & NCD Unit of the University of Liverpool is organising a conference in London on 10 and 11 May 2018. The conference will explore the relationship between international investment law and policies for preventing non-communicable diseases. The full call for papers and further details can be found here. The deadline for submitting abstracts is 15 March 2018.

3. Call for Papers: Volume 61 (2018) German Yearbook of International Law (GYIL). The GYIL is published annually by the Walther Schücking Institute for International Law at the University of Kiel and contains contributions on topics addressing all aspects of public international law. The Editors are pleased to call for contributions to the “General Articles” section of Volume 61 (2018) of the GYIL. Prior to publication, all manuscripts are independently peer-reviewed by a board of renowned experts. Submissions from all areas of public international law are welcome. The paper should be 10,000-12,500 words inclusive of footnotes and conform with the house style of the GYIL (which is available on our website). Submissions, including a brief abstract, statement of affiliation, and confirmation of exclusive submission, should be sent by 1 September 2018 to the Assistant Editors of the GYIL via e-mail: yearbook {at} wsi.uni-kiel(.)de. Read the rest of this entry…

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New EJIL: Live! Interview with Catherine O’Rourke on her Article “Feminist Strategy in International Law: Understanding Its Legal, Normative and Political Dimensions”

Published on March 10, 2018        Author: 
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In this episode of EJIL: Live! the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal, Professor Joseph Weiler, speaks with Catherine O’Rourke, Senior Lecturer in Human Rights and International Law at the Transitional Justice Institute and School of Law at Ulster University. Her article “Feminist Strategy in International Law: Understanding Its Legal, Normative and Political Dimensions” appears in issue 4 of volume 28 of the Journal. Rather than taking a specific problem and refracting it through gender and feminist concerns, this article constitutes a reflection on the field itself.

The conversation deepens that reflection, whilst offering fascinating insights on how and why the article came into being, how the study underlying the article was conducted and what kind of general lessons may be gleaned from it. The conversation concludes with some thoughts on how scholars may weave a feminist sensibility into a general international law course. The interview was recorded at the European University Institute.

 

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New EJIL: Live! Interview with Yahli Shereshevsky on his Article “Does Exposure to Preparatory Work Affect Treaty Interpretation? An Experimental Study on International Law Students and Experts”

Published on March 10, 2018        Author: 
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In this episode of EJIL: Live! the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal, Professor Joseph Weiler, speaks with Yahli Shereshevsky, Michigan Grotius Research Scholar at the University of Michigan Law School, whose article “Does Exposure to Preparatory Work Affect Treaty Interpretation? An Experimental Study on International Law Students and Experts”, co-authored with Tom Noah, PhD candidate in the Department of Psychology of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, appears in issue 4 of volume 28 of the Journal.

The conversation takes viewers behind the scenes of this experimental study, one of the first of its kind in the international law field, to provide a deeper understanding of the motivation behind the study and the methodology used by the authors. The conversation highlights the importance of the study, not only for its results but principally for its methodology and the potential it reveals for future studies. The interview was recorded at New York University.

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Announcements: CfS UCL Journal of Law and Jurisprudence; Screenings of It Stays With You by Geneva Academy and Birkbeck; University of Manchester Presidential Fellowship in International Law; Seattle Mass Atrocity and Human Rights Seminar; PhD Positions for ERC Funded Research Project “The Rules of Interpretation of Customary International Law”

Published on March 4, 2018        Author: 
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1. Call for Submissions
 Volume 7, Issue 2 (Autumn 2018). The UCL Journal of Law and Jurisprudence is a law journal run by postgraduate students of the UCL Faculty of Laws. The Journal appears twice a year and will be available open access. All submissions are assessed through double blind peer review. The Editorial Board is pleased to call for submissions for the second issue of 2018. The Board welcomes papers covering all areas of law and jurisprudence. 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 the Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA). Contributions that have already been published or that are under consideration for publication in other journals will not be considered. The deadline for submissions is 16 April 2018. Manuscripts must be uploaded via the submissions section on our website. For further information and guidelines for authors please visit our website. Please direct any further queries ucljlj.submissions {at} ucl.ac(.)uk.

2. Geneva Academy ‘It Stays With You’ Event. ‘It Stays With You’ is a documentary film about the impact on the local community of United Nations (UN) peacekeepers’ use of force in Cité Soleil, Haiti, during the period 2004-2007. Geneva Academy will be showing the film on 12 March 2018, 18:15-20:15. The film raises serious questions about the responsibilities of the UN with regard to non-targeted (but often foreseeable) deaths and injuries to civilians as a result of use of force by UN peacekeepers when carrying out mandated operations. The film is 50 minutes long, and will be followed by a panel discussion and questions from the audience. The event will be chaired by Professor Noam Lubell (University of Essex, Swiss Chair of International Humanitarian Law at The Geneva Academy). A light cocktail will follow the event. See here for further information.

3. Birkbeck University ‘It Stays With You’ Event. The film ‘It Stays With You: Use of Force by UN Peacekeepers in Haiti’ (2017) will also be screened in Birkbeck University of London, on March 17 at 2pm. Andy Leak, Prof of Francophone Studies (UCL) and secretary of the Haiti Support Group, will speak on the post screening panel and there will be a Q&A with the co-directors. For further information see here Read the rest of this entry…

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Announcements: Postgraduate Colloquium in Critical International Law; International Law Programme at Chatham House Event

Published on February 25, 2018        Author: 
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Postgraduate Colloquium in Critical International Law. The Centre for the Study of Colonialism, Empire and International Law at SOAS University of London and Durham Law School’s Law and Global Justice research centre are delighted to launch the Postgraduate Colloquium in Critical International Law to be held at SOAS in London on 20 September 2018. The colloquium will focus on postgraduate research in international law that takes a critical approach (broadly understood). The organisers are keen to hear from junior scholars taking an innovative or in some sense alternative approach to the study of international law. Relevant approaches might include, for example: feminism/gender studies, queer theory, critical race theory, Marxism, TWAIL/(post-)colonial approaches, international legal history/history and international law, psychoanalysis, structuralism and post-structuralism, post-modernism, law and literature, law and art, realism, law and science, and/or empirical approaches. The full call for papers can be found here. The deadline for receipt of applications is 15 April 2018.

International Law Programme at Chatham House Event. The International Law Programme at Chatham House will be hosting a meeting on ‘Strategic Litigation for Social Justice: Lessons Learned’ on 14 March 2018. For further details and to enquire about registering, see here. 

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