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Announcements: Lieber Code Conference, ICC Moot, Postdoc Fellowships

1.  On Nov. 21, 2013, Columbia Law School will host a conference “From Gettysberg to Guantanamo: 150 Years of the Lieber Code and the Law of Armed Conflict”. Drafted by Columbia University Professor Francis Lieber and signed by President Lincoln in 1863 as General Order No. 100, the Lieber Code represented the world’s first attempt to codify the laws of war.  This conference celebrating its 150th anniversary will address the historical origins of the Code, its impact on the development of international humanitarian law and its continued significance to modern challenges in armed conflict. It will feature a lunch keynote address by Brigadier General Rich Gross, U.S. Army, Legal Counsel to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Panelists will include Sir Adam Roberts, University of Oxford; Sir Daniel Bethlehem, former Legal Adviser to the United Kingdom Foreign & Commonwealth Office; Prof. John Witt, Yale Law School; Prof. Robert Chesney, University of Texas; Dapo Akande, University of Oxford; Maj. Gen. Blaise Cathcart, Judge Advocate General of the Canadian Armed Forces; Jelena Pejic, ICRC; Marten Zwanenburg, Senior…

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Announcements: Call for Papers, ICJ Vacancies

1. Call for Papers: Subsidiarity in Global Governance. The Hertie School of Governance has issued a Call for Papers for a workshop on ‘Subsidiarity in Global Governance’ in Berlin on 19 and 20 June 2014. The workshop will gather around 25 scholars from law, politics and related disciplines for an in-depth debate over two days. The organizers welcome proposals from…

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Announcement: New Journal of World Investment and Trade, Call for Papers

The Journal of World Investment and Trade (JWIT) is under new editorial responsibility starting with the first issue 2014. It operates as a double-blind peer-reviewed journal and focuses on the law relating to foreign investment relations in a broad sense, including the law of investment treaties, investor-State dispute settlement, domestic law relating to foreign investment, and relevant trade…

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Announcements: Essay Competition and Cassese Workshop

1. Human Rights Essay Award Competition. This annual competition sponsored by the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at American University Washington College of Law seeks to stimulate the production of scholarly work in international human rights law. The 2014 topic is Persons with Disabilities and International Human Rights Law. Participants have the flexibility to choose any subject related to…

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Announcement: International Law Weekend in New York

International Law Weekend 2013 — brought to you by the American Branch of the International Law Association — begins on Thursday night, October 24, 2013, at the Great Hall of the Association of the  Bar of the City of New York, 42 West 44th Street, NYC, and continues at 9 a.m. Friday and Saturday, October 25-26, at the Lincoln Center facilities of Fordham Law School, at…

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