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Announcements: CfP ESIL Prague-Nottingham Symposium; New Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; UN GGE Recommendations on Responsible State Behavior in Cyberspace; Vacancy Lecturer in International Trade Law

Published on July 30, 2017        Author: 

1. Call for Papers – ESIL Prague-Nottingham Symposium: Non-UN Sanctions and International Law. On 5 May 2017, the first one-day event of the ESIL Prague–Nottingham Symposium on Non-UN Sanctions and International Law took place in Prague. The Symposium was co-organized by the Centre for International Law of the Institute of International Relations in Prague, the Czech Republic, and the Nottingham International Law and Security Centre of the University of Nottingham, the United Kingdom. The Prague event was kindly hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic in the splendid venues of the baroque Czernin Palace in the vicinity of the Prague Castle. The second one-day event of the Symposium will take place on 10 November 2017 in Nottingham. The Call for Papers is now available. Extended deadline for submissions: 14 August 2017. Successful applicants will be notified by 1 September 2017.

2. 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 Professor Alain Pellet on “The History of International Law and the Role of Sovereignty” and “L’histoire du droit international et du rôle de la souveraineté” as well as by Professor Anne Lagerwall on “The Principle ex injuria jus non oritur in International Law” and “Le principe ex injuria jus non oritur en droit international”.

3. Consultation on How to Implement the UN GGE Recommendations on Responsible State Behavior in Cyberspace. Together with the ICT4Peace Foundation, Leiden University’s The Hague Program for Cyber Norms is conducting an open consultation on how to best implement the UN Group of Governmental Experts’ (UN GGE) recommendations on responsible State behavior in cyberspace. In its 2015 (U.N. Doc. A/70/174, July 22, 2015) the UN GGE proposed 11 voluntary, non-binding norms on cooperation, mutual assistance, information exchange, respect for Human Rights, integrity of the supply chain, and critical infrastructure protection. Since then, there has been little public debate on these norms. The Call for commentary and implementation guidelines can be found here. Interested parties from academia, civil society, the corporate world and public administration are invited to contribute to this commentary. The open consultation will be conducted between 01.06.2017 – 30.09.2017. To participate, please send your questions, comments, recommendations to the Project Coordinator, Mr. Walle Bos.

4. Vacancy: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in International Trade Law – Closing 30 July. Victoria University of Wellington’s Faculty of Law (New Zealand) have a permanent position available at Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level in international trade law. The Faculty, which is already strong in international law teaching and research, seeks a colleague who will teach in the recently established Master of International Trade, a pan-University degree that includes teachers from across the university including the Schools of Law, Economics and Finance, International Relations, and Development Studies. Victoria University of Wellington’s Faculty of Law is one of New Zealand’s oldest and most respected law schools, and is ranked 46th in the world according to the 2017 QS rankings and first in the country for research quality under the PBRF (Performance Based Research Fund) evaluation system. Applications close on 30 July 2017. The job advertisement and role descriptions can be found here.

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Announcements: Chatham House Meeting on Investment Treaties; GoJIL Special Call on the One Belt – One Road Initiative 

Published on July 23, 2017        Author: 

1. Chatham House Meeting on Investment Treaties. The International Law Programme at Chatham House will be hosting a meeting on ‘Investment Treaties: A Debate over Sovereignty, Trade, Development and Human Rights’ on 11 October 2017. For further details and to enquire about registering see here.

2. GoJIL Special Call on the One Belt – One Road Initiative. The One Belt – One Road Initiative (OBOR), also known as China’s New Silk Road, includes a large variety of infrastructure programs in numerous Eurasian and African States, proposed by the People’s Republic of China. It aims to enhance connectivity and cooperation across the Eurasian continent mainly through the construction of railways, highways, ports, airports, pipelines, etc., with China in a central role. This project could massively increase Chinese influence over Eurasia, as well as provide a chance for developing countries to benefit from its economic impact. To shed light on the diverse aspects of the One Belt – One Road Initiative, we call for authors to submit papers on this topic. Submissions from an international law background as well as other disciplines such as international relations, economics, geography, etc. are welcome. Papers should not exceed 15,000 words including footnotes. Selected contributions will be published in Issue 2 of Vol. 8. Our article guidelines and further information can be found on our website. All articles must be submitted by 15 January 2018. In case of any questions feel free to contact the editors via email at info {at} gojil(.)eu.

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New Issue of EJIL (Vol. 28 (2017) No. 2) – Published

Published on July 10, 2017        Author: 

The latest issue of the European Journal of International Law (Vol. 28 (2017) 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 Niels Petersen’s The International Court of Justice and the Judicial Politics of Identifying Customary International Law. 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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Announcements: New additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; BIICL Public International Law in Practice Course; CfP International Investment Treaties and National Governance Asia Focus

Published on July 9, 2017        Author: 

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 Professor Antony Anghie on “History and International Law” and “Third World Approaches to International Law” as well as by Professor Fabio Morosini on “The Promotion of Health and Environmental Policies in the Jurisprudence of the WTO”.

BIICL Public International Law in Practice Course. Public International Law in Practice is a dynamic course of applied public international law run by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law from 18-19 September 2017, at Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP. The two-day programme is focused on current developments in public international law and their application in national and international litigation, in governmental and international policy-making and in international legal and diplomatic practice. Led by many of the Institute’s leading researchers and practitioners, the course is designed to give a concise introduction to key issues across a broad range of areas of public international law – from the nature of international law to international law in armed conflict, from human rights to international investment law. Find out more and book online here.

Call for Papers: International Investment Treaties and National Governance Asia Focus. The Centre for International Law at the National University of Singapore is pleased to announce a call for papers for a workshop, entitled “International Investment Treaties and National Governance”, which shall take place on 16 -17 November 2017 in Singapore at the Centre for International Law at the National University of Singapore. This workshop is concerned with examining the effects of international investment treaties on national governance. The workshop focuses on Asian countries, including (but not necessarily limited to) Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. Please submit a 1-page abstract (no more than 500 words) of the paper you plan to present to cilayel {at} nus.edu(.)sg by no later than 31 July 2017. Travel and accommodation will be provided for selected presenters traveling to Singapore. For colleagues wishing to attend the workshop without presenting a paper, registration is open too. The call for papers is available hereFor further inquiries, please contact Dr. Ayelet Berman (cilayel {at} nus.edu(.)sg).

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New Issue of EJIL (Vol. 28 (2017) No. 2) – Out Next Week

Published on July 5, 2017        Author: 

The latest issue of the European Journal of International Law will be published next 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 upcoming issue. Here is the Table of Contents for this new issue:

Editorial

On My Way Out – Advice to Young Scholars V: Writing References; In this Issue

Articles

Niels Petersen, The International Court of Justice and the Judicial Politics of Identifying Customary International Law

Bernard Hoekman and Petros C. Mavroidis, MFN Clubs and Scheduling Additional Commitments in the GATT: Learning from the GATS

Janis Grzybowski, To Be or Not to Be: The Ontological Predicament of State Creation in International Law

Noëlle Quénivet, Does and Should International Law Prohibit the Prosecution of Children for War Crimes?

Yota Negishi, The Pro Homine Principle’s Role in Regulating the Relationship between Conventionality Control and Constitutionality Control Read the rest of this entry…

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Announcements: International Law of the Sea Moot Court Competition

Published on July 2, 2017        Author: 

International Law of the Sea (ILOS) Moot Court Competition. The Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea (NILOS) proudly presents the first edition of the International Law of the Sea (ILOS) Moot Court Competition, which is scheduled to take place in Utrecht in May 2019. For further information, please see here.

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Announcements: University of Oxford Departmental Lecturership in Law; CfA Junior Faculty Form for International Law; MILC Workshop on Democratic Governance; New additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; CfA Dialogues on International Law; BIICL Vacancy – Research Fellow on International Law of Territorial Disputes; CfP Utrecht Journal of International and European Law

Published on June 25, 2017        Author: 

1. The Faculty of Law of the University of Oxford invites applications for a fixed-term Departmental Lecturership in Law, from 1 October 2017 for one year. The postholder will be required to pursue internationally leading research in Public International Law; to teach and supervise undergraduate and graduate students for the Faculty and St Peter’s College; to provide administrative and pastoral support; and to examine. Applicants must have a proven record of high quality research and publication in Public International Law commensurate with their career experience; relevant teaching experience; a doctorate in Public International Law, or at least have submitted a completed doctoral dissertation for examination, or have attained a comparable level through their publications; demonstrate the capacity to pursue an independent scholarly and research agenda; and have the ability and willingness to undertake pastoral responsibilities associated with undergraduate and graduate teaching, and administrative duties as required. To apply for this role and to download the further details see here (Vacancy ID: 129045). Applications, written work and references must be submitted before noon on Friday 30 June 2017. Interviews will be held in Oxford in early July 2017.

2. Call for Applications: Seventh Annual Junior Faculty Form for International Law – University of Melbourne, May 2018. Earlier this week, Anne Orford (Law – Melbourne), J.H.H. Weiler (Law – NYU) and Dino Kritsiotis (Law – Nottingham) launched the annual call for applications for the Seventh Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law, which will be held at the University of Melbourne on May 28, 29 and 30, 2018. The deadline for applications is 15 December 2017, and further details of the application process can be found here.

3. The Manchester International Law Centre (MILC) Workshop on Democratic Governance. MILC is organizing a workshop on 3 November 2017 dedicated to the question of democratic governance with a view to revisiting the state of the practice in international law twenty-five years after this narrative attracted attention in international legal scholarship following the publication of Tom Franck’s seminal article. The workshop aims to foster debate about current problems surrounding the theory of democratic governance, and will take a critical look at international legal discourses and practice pertaining to democratic governance, including the practice of the European Union. We invite contributions which adopt new theoretical perspectives on the topic. Those employing inter-disciplinary methods and/or drawing on contemporary developments are especially welcome. Early career researchers are encouraged to apply. Abstracts of no more than 1000 words should be submitted by email to milc {at} manchester.ac(.)uk by 15th August 2017. Confirmed keynote speakers include Steven Wheatley (University of Lancaster), Russell Buchan (University of Sheffield), and the workshop will conclude with a presentation by Brad Roth (Wayne State University). The organisers anticipate that selected papers will be published in a volume of the newly established Melland Schill Guidebooks on International Law. You can find the Call for Papers and register to attend the event on Eventbrite. Read the rest of this entry…

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Announcements: BIICL Director Vacancy; Extraterritoriality of EU Law and Human Rights After Lisbon Workshop; CfA International Dispute Resolution; Access to Remedy in National Action Plans to Implement the UNGPs

Published on June 18, 2017        Author: 

1. BIICL Director Vacancy. The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) is seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the role of Director. BIICL conducts research and activities around the world across the broad range of public international law, private international law, comparative law and the rule of law. This is an exciting opportunity to hold a unique and high profile post in one of the most respected independent legal research institutes in the world. This is a full-time post for a five-year period, which may be renewed. Secondments from other institutions will be considered. The deadline for applications is 24 July 2017. For information on how to apply, see here. Informal enquiries may be addressed to the Deputy Director of BIICL, Patricia Ambrose, at p.ambrose {at} biicl(.)org. To view the full job description please see here.

2. Extraterritoriality of EU Law and Human Rights After Lisbon Workshop. The University of Sussex is hosting the research workshop ‘Extraterritoriality of EU Law and Human Rights After Lisbon: Scope and Boundaries’ on July 13 and 14. Anybody interested in attending the workshop should contact Dr Velluti [S.M.Velluti {at} sussex.ac(.)uk] and Dr Tzevelekos [v.tzevelekos {at} liverpool.ac(.)uk]. Attendance is free of cost but space is limited, with attendance allocated on a first come basis. See here for further information.

3. Call for Abstracts – International Dispute Resolution. The Dispute Resolution Interest Group (DRIG) of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) and the Lewis & Clark Law School are pleased to announce a workshop to discuss academic works-in-progress on international dispute resolution, taking place at the Lewis & Clark Law School on the afternoon of 10 November 2017.  Each accepted paper will be assigned a discussant, who will briefly introduce the paper, provide feedback to the author, and lead a discussion among participants. Submissions are welcome from academics and practitioners around the world. Any topic related to international dispute resolution will be considered. Submissions must be works in progress and should not have been submitted for publication. Abstracts up to 500 words may be submitted by 5pm Pacific Time, 15 July to this folder.  Participants must submit a substantial work in progress by 21 October 2017, which will be circulated in advance of the workshop to all participants. It is expected that this work will consist of a working draft paper at least 20 pages long. Please direct any questions to pbechky {at} bcr-dc(.)com or foster {at} lclark(.)edu.

4. BIICL Event: Access to Remedy in National Action Plans to Implement the UNGPs: Are States Still Taking a Nap? This event will take place on 22nd June 2017: 17:30-19:00. Access to effective remedies is a key component of the UN Guiding Principles of Business and the Human Rights (UNGPs). Despite an impressive uptake of the UNGPs by almost all stakeholders, the victims of business-related human rights abuses continue to struggle in holding corporate actors accountable. Why is this so? This seminar will explore this question in relation to National Action Plans (NAPs) released so far by states. Surya Deva will propose certain key elements that should guide future NAPs as well as the revision of existing NAPs in improving access to effective remedy in business-related human rights abuses. Organised and chaired by BIICL as part of the Economic and Social Research Council Business and Human Rights Seminar Series. Speaker: Surya Deva, City University of Hong Kong and Member of the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights.

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Announcements: The Law and Policy of Brexit; Human Rights Research Students’ Conference; PluriCourts Centre of Excellence Workshop Series; CfA Postdoctoral Researcher – The Paths of International Law; CfP The Use of Law by Social Movements and Civil Society

Published on June 11, 2017        Author: 

1. The Law and Policy of Brexit. Maastricht University Brussels Campus: 30 June 2017. This conference will include the following panels: (i) the future of EU-27; (ii) future EU-UK relations; (iii) Northern Ireland and Scotland after Brexit. Confirmed speakers: Prof Kenneth Armstrong (Cambridge), Dr Lorand Bartels (Cambridge), Prof Monica Claes (Maastricht), Prof Sionaidh Douglass-Scott (QMUL), Prof Christina Eckes (Amsterdam), Dr Veronika Fikfak (Cambridge), Prof Christopher McCrudden (Queens Belfast), Prof Hildegard Schneider (Maastricht), Prof Jure Vidmar (Maastricht) and Prof Jan Wouters (KU Leuven). The venue for this conference is Maastricht University Brussels Campus, Avenue de l’Armée 10, 1040 Brussels, Belgium, and it will be held on 30 June 2017 from 10.30-17.30 Attendance is free of charge, but please register here.

2. Human Rights Research Students’ Conference. This Postgraduate Research Students’ conference is 10 July at the University of Essex, 9.00 – 18.􏰆00. It is aimed at students working within the broad interdisciplinary field of human rights and social justice. The conference aims to stimulate research on contemporary human rights issues, problems, challenges and policies, and to facilitate the dissemination of such research. We encourage submissions on the following themes, as well as submissions of a general nature: Human Rights in a Post-Brexit United Kingdom; Human Rights in the Times of Austerity and Backlash; Issues Relating to International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law; and Epistemological and Methodological Challenges in Cross-, Trans- and Inter-disciplinary Human Rights Research. Please send abstracts of up to 350 words to HRC {at} sas.ac(.)uk by 15 June 2017. For more information, see here.

3. PluriCourts Centre of Excellence at Oslo University Workshop Series on “Identity on the International Bench”. The PluriCourts Centre of Excellence at Oslo University is organizing a workshop series on “Identity on the International Bench”. On 11 and 12 January 2018, the first workshop will focus on Gender on the International Bench will take place in The Hague. Currently women judges make up on average 17% of international courts and tribunals, demonstrating significant disparity regarding the participation of women on the bench across different international legal regimes. Such lack of representativeness can affect the legitimacy of the international dispute settlement process and its outcomes. The aim of this workshop is to analyse causes and effects of the dearth of women judges, and the resulting implications for the legitimacy of international adjudicatory institutions and the judicial decisions rendered. This will include an examination of international rules and practices concerning appointment and composition of the bench, judicial behaviour linked to the absence or presence of female judges, and potential effects on compliance with judicial awards. Please find the Call for Papers here. Proposals should be submitted via freya.baetens {at} jus.uio(.)no and c.m.bailliet {at} jus.uio(.)no by 31 July 2017. Read the rest of this entry…

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Announcements: Lectureship Oxford University; Post-Doctoral Researcher Graduate Institute Geneva

Published on June 10, 2017        Author: 

1. The Faculty of Law of the University of Oxford invites applications for a fixed-term Departmental Lecturership in Law, from 1 October 2017 for one year.  The postholder will be required to pursue internationally leading research in Public International Law; to teach and supervise undergraduate and graduate students for the Faculty and St Peter’s College; to provide administrative and pastoral support; and to examine. Applicants must have a proven record of high quality research and publication in Public International Law commensurate with their career experience; relevant teaching experience; a doctorate in Public International Law, or at least have submitted a completed doctoral dissertation for examination, or have attained a comparable level through their publications; demonstrate the capacity to pursue an independent scholarly and research agenda; and have the ability and willingness to undertake pastoral responsibilities associated with undergraduate and graduate teaching, and administrative duties as required.  To apply for this role and to download the further details see here (Vacancy ID: 129045). Applications, written work and references must be submitted before noon on Friday 30 June 2017.  Interviews will be held in Oxford in early July 2017.

2. The Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies in Geneva is recruiting a postdoctoral researcher for the ERC-funded research project “The Paths of International Law: Stability and Change in the International Legal Order”. The successful applicant will work closely with the principal investigator, Professor Nico Krisch, in the realization of the project, through both theoretical work and case studies in different issue areas of international law. Candidates should be enthusiastic about work in an interdisciplinary research team; they should have an outstanding PhD in international law or international relations and be familiar with the respectively other field. The position is open from 1 October 2017. Recruitment will be for two years, with a possibility of extension up to five years; the gross starting salary will be CHF92,500pa. Further details on the project, the position and the application process can be found here.

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