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Announcements: Sanremo New Voices in International Humanitarian Law Essay Competition; Summer School on Health and Human Rights; UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; Annual Human Rights and Mass Atrocity Seminar; CTIL Senior Research Fellows and Research Fellows Vacancy; Conference on Procedural Rules of International Courts and Tribunals

Published on April 21, 2019        Author: 
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1. Sanremo New Voices in International Humanitarian Law Essay Competition. The ICRC and the Sanremo International Institute for Humanitarian Law have just launched the second ‘Sanremo New Voices in International Humanitarian Law’ essay competition. Young scholars are invited to submit short essays on one of the following topics: ‘IHL and the challenges related to cyber warfare’; ‘Artificial intelligence in warfare’. The winner will be invited to present at the 2019 Sanremo Round Table, which will discuss IHL implications of new technology in warfare. Further details and criteria for submission are available here.

2. University of Groningen Summer School on Health and Human Rights. This Summer School, organized by the Global Health Law Groningen Research Centre,  is entitled ‘Health and Human Rights: The role of law in addressing the chronic disease pandemic’ and it will be held at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands  from 8 – 12 July 2019. The summer school is open to participants with both a law and medical background from the bachelor level to practitioners. The school will be taught by a multidisciplinary group of academics and practitioners and will focus on how international law and specifically human rights law is essential to addressing the global increase in non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases, and diabetes. The course will have a specific focus on unhealthy diets and the obesity epidemic and tobacco as NCD behavioral risk factors. The deadline for applications is 1 May 2019. More information can be found here and here
 
3. New Addition to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law. The Codification Division of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs recently added the following lecture to the Lecture Series of the United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law (AVL) website: Mr. Victor Saco on “International Trade Law and International Investment Law” (in Spanish). The Audiovisual Library is also available as a podcast, which can be accessed through the preinstalled applications in Apple or Google devices, through Soundcloud or through the podcast application of your preference by searching “Audiovisual Library 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.
 
4. 2nd Annual Human Rights and Mass Atrocity Seminar. The 2nd annual Human Rights and Mass Atrocities Law Seminar is taking place at Griffith College in Dublin, Ireland from 19 – 21 June. The 3 day certificate seminar will deep dive into the following topics: wildlife crimes, child sex crimes, universal jurisdiction, starvation as a mass atrocity, post colonialism, indigenous rights and climate change, and prosecuting genocide. Sponsored by World Peace through Law Section of the WSBA and The Common Good Foundation. Registration is now open. Read the rest of this entry…
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Announcements: CfP Dialogues on International Law Conference; UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; CfS University of Hamburg Faculty of Law; CfP South Asia in the Era of International Courts and Tribunals

Published on April 14, 2019        Author: 
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1. Call for Papers: Dialogues on International Law Conference. The 3rd Conference “Dialogues on International Law” will take place at Di Tella Law School (Buenos Aires) on 29 October 2019. The general theme of the conference will be “Change in International Law”. Di Tella Law School invites the submission of original papers in Spanish, Portuguese and English. The Conference seeks to bring together scholars in International Law and related disciplines, such as IR, History, Economics, and Philosophy, to examine contemporary issues concerning the international legal system, the international community, and particularly Latin America. The keynote lecture will be by Professor Anne Orford (Melbourne Law School), who will speak on: “Regional Orders and the Future of International Law: The End of Geography or a New Geopolitics?” For the full call for papers see here

2. New Addition to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law. The Codification Division of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs recently added the following lecture to the Lecture Series of the United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law (AVL) website: Mr. Juan José Ruda Santolaria on “Reflections on international organizations, fora or groups at the international level: the implications of international juridical personality” (in Spanish). The Audiovisual Library is also available as a podcast, which can be accessed through the preinstalled applications in Apple or Google devices, through Soundcloud or through the podcast application of your preference by searching “Audiovisual Library 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: University of Hamburg Faculty of Law. The University of Hamburg Faculty of Law has published a call for  submissions for young scholars to discuss their research (chapter of a doctoral thesis, post doc paper, other drafts or research ideas). The workshop will be held from 20 – 21 September 2019 in Hamburg.  Abstracts can be submitted to workshop-PIL {at} uni-hamburg(.)de. The deadline is 10 June 2019. For more on this, see here

4. Call for Papers: South Asia in the Era of International Courts and Tribunals. The Faculty of Legal Studies, South Asian University, New Delhi (India) is organizing a two days’ international conference on ‘South Asia in the Era of International Courts and Tribunals’ on 28 – 29 February 2020. The conference theme invites engagement with a range of issues broadly falling within the following three sub-themes: (1)  The Composition and Competence of International Courts and Tribunals and the Role of South Asian Countries; (2) The Strategies and Advocacy before International Courts and Tribunals and South Asian Countries; and (3) The Impact of International Courts and Tribunals on the Governance of South Asian Countries. Interested scholars are invited to submit one abstract of 400–500 words, along with a CV. The deadline for submissions is 30 June 2019.  Further details can be found here.  
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Announcements: UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; International Society for Military Law and the Law of War Seminar; Ghent University Vacancy; CfP Tel Aviv University Buchmann Faculty of Law; JuWiss CfS The Lisbon Treaty 10 Years On; Workshop on International Economic Law in the Era of Distributed Ledger Technology; Martens Summer School on International Law; Trump Administration and International Law Event

Published on April 7, 2019        Author: 
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1. New Addition to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law. The Codification Division of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs recently added the following lecture to the Lecture Series of the United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law (AVL) website: Mr. Luis Alfonso García-Corrochano Moyano on “Unilateral Acts of States” (in Spanish). The Audiovisual Library is also available as a podcast, which can be accessed through the preinstalled applications in Apple or Google devices, through Soundcloud or through the podcast application of your preference by searching “Audiovisual Library 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.

2. International Society for Military Law and the Law of War Seminar. The International Society for Military Law and the Law of War (ISMLLW) will organise its XII Seminar for Legal Advisors of the Armed Forces from 18 – 21 June 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. This edition of the Seminar is co-organized with the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), with the support of the Swiss Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS), the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) and the Swiss Group of the ISMLLW. The central theme of the Seminar is ‘The Law of Armed Non-State Actors 70 Years after the Geneva Conventions’. To mark this celebratory year of the Geneva Conventions, the Seminar will take place at Maison de la paix in Geneva and visits to the ‘Palais des Nations’ and the Museum of the International Committee of the Red Cross will be part of the programme. The Seminar is intended for military legal advisors holding the ranks of captain to colonel and civilian experts with comparable civilian rank. Registrations are open until 1 May 2019. For further information on programme and practical arrangements, see here.

3. Ghent University Vacancy. Ghent University is hiring a new (junior or senior) professor to strengthen the Ghent Rolin Jaequemyns International Law Institute and the Department of European, Public and International Law as of 1 October 2019. Candidates should hold a PhD degree and have at least two years of postdoctoral experience on 1 October 2019. In addition, candidates must have a proven track record of conducting research on law of the sea. Applications are due by 23 April. Further information on the vacancy is available here Read the rest of this entry…

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Announcements: UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; Summer School on EU Immigration and Asylum Law and Policy; CfS GoJIL; Advanced Summer Programme on Terrorism, Counter-Terrorism and The Rule of Law; U.S.-German Summer Law School in International and Comparative Law

Published on March 31, 2019        Author: 
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1. New Addition to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law. The Codification Division of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs recently added the following lecture to the Lecture Series of the United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law (AVL) website: Mr. Alejandro Chehtman on “Extraterritorial criminal jurisdiction” (in Spanish). The Audiovisual Library is also available as a podcast, which can be accessed through the preinstalled applications in Apple or Google devices, through Soundcloud or through the podcast application of your preference by searching “Audiovisual Library 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.

2. Summer School on EU Immigration and Asylum Law and Policy. Odysseus Academic Network for Legal Studies on Immigration and Asylum in Europe (Institut d’Etudes Européennes- Université libre de Bruxelles) is hosting the 19th edition of the Summer School on EU Immigration and Asylum Law and Policy  in Brussels from 1 – 12 July 2019. This programme is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of EU immigration and asylum policies from a legal perspective. Participants in the Summer School include academics, EU and Member States officials, PhD and graduate students, representatives of NGOs and international organizations, lawyers, judges. The deadline for registration is 15 May 2019. For more information about the Summer School, please visit our Summer School website, in French or in English. The Odysseus Network has also launched a crowdfunding campaign in order to be able to finance the participation of 10 refugees to the 2019 Summer School.  A doctoral seminar, with four grants available is also organized during the 2019 Summer School. More information is available here.

3. GoJIL: Call for Submissions for Special Issue on “Protection of the Environment in Relation to Armed Conflict – Beyond the ILC. The International Law Commission included the topic “Protection of the Environment in Relation to Armed Conflict” in 2011 on its future program of work. It is now in the stage of finalizing the project by drafting principles that address the phases of pre-conflict, during conflict, and post-conflict in light of different fields of international law, in particular looking into the laws of armed conflict, human rights law and international environmental law. This GoJIL special issue attempts to consolidate the legal protection of the environment during the three phases of armed conflict by the laws of armed conflict, human rights law and international environmental law. Contributions should address one (or several) of the three conflict phases with regard to environmental protection. Deadline for the submission of abstracts is 1 June 2019. All articles must be submitted no later than 1 August 2019. Selected contributions will then be published in Issue 1 of Vol. 10 in 2020. The full GoJIL call for papers can be found hereRead the rest of this entry…

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Announcements: CfP Rectifying the Protection Gap for Climate Refugees; CfP Sorbonne Tax & Public Finance Department; CfS Melbourne Journal of International Law; ILaW Lecture on Proportionality and the Individualisation of War; Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law; The Next Big Questions for International Criminal Justice; CfP Hungarian Yearbook of International Law and European Law; Academy of European Public Law; CfP Journal of International Criminal Justice

Published on March 24, 2019        Author: 
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1. Call for Presentations: Rectifying the Protection Gap for ‘Climate Refugees’: Where next? Following on from the 2016 UN Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, many States have adopted two UN General Assembly Compacts, one on migrants and the other on refugees. At the same time the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Task Force on Displacement reported its findings to the 24th Conference of the Parties at Katowice. This workshop aims to assess the outcomes of the Global Compacts and the Task Force, to identify their contributions to ongoing attempts to construct better protection mechanisms for those forced to move as a result of the effects of climate change, and to discuss ways of ensuring that these texts are translated into concrete developments in global policy and governance. The workshop will take place on 6 June 2019 at the University of London. Please send an abstract of no more than 500 words to Simon Behrman (simon.behrman {at} rhul.ac(.)uk ) and Avidan Kent (avidan.kent {at} uea.ac(.)uk) by Friday 6 April 2019.

2. Call for Papers: The Sorbonne Tax & Public Finance Department. The Sorbonne Tax & Public Finance Department (IRJS) of the Sorbonne Law School has issued a call for papers on the topic “Financing the European Union after Brexit”. Under the high patronage of Prof. Francesco Martucci (Pantheon-Assas University), the conference aims to offer a place for dialogue for PhD students and holders of a PhD defended after 1 September 2017. Presentations can be given in French or English. The conference will be held on 12 June 2019 at the Pantheon-Sorbonne University, Pantheon center, room 1, from 14:00.  Communication proposals, no longer than 5 pages, should be sent by 12 April 2019.  Decisions regarding the selection will be sent on 19 April 2019. For further information, see here
 
3. Call for Submissions: Melbourne Journal of International Law. The Editors of the Melbourne Journal of International Law (‘MJIL’) are now inviting submissions for volume 20(2). The deadline for submissions is 1 July 2019. MJIL is a peer-reviewed academic journal based at the University of Melbourne and publishes scholarly research and critical examination of issues in international law. Submissions and inquiries should be directed to law-mjil {at} unimelb.edu(.)au. For more information, please see hereRead the rest of this entry…
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Additions to the EJIL:Talk! Editorial Team

Published on March 19, 2019        Author: 
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We area delighted to announce additions to the EJIL:Talk! team. From this month, we welcome three new Contributing Editors (well, 2 brand new contributing editors and one who is returning to the team):

Freya Baetens is Professor of Public International Law at the University of Oslo and affiliated with the Europa Institute at the Faculty of Law, Leiden University. As a member of the PluriCourts Centre at Oslo, she works on an interdisciplinary research project evaluating the legitimacy of international courts and tribunals.  Freya has acted as counsel or expert in international and European disputes and is listed on the Panel of Arbitrators and Conciliators of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the South China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration) and the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC). She is a member of the Executive Council of the Society of International Law (SIEL).

Michael Fakhri is an Associate Professor at the University of Oregon School of Law where he teaches in the areas of international economic law, commercial law, and food and agriculture. He is a faculty member of the Environmental and Natural Resource Program where he co-leads the Food Resiliency Project .  His current research focuses on questions of food sovereignty, indigenous sovereignty, and agroecology – all in an effort to work through legal accounts of imperialism, race, and capitalism. Professor Fakhri’s other research interests include Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL) and international legal history. 

Douglas Guilfoyle, Associate Professor of International and Security Law at the University of New South Wales, Canberra returns to the blog as a Contributing Editor, having served in a similar capacity from 2012 to 2013. He was previously a Professor of Law at Monash University, Reader in Law at University College London, and has worked as a judicial associate in the Australian Federal Court and the Australian Administrative Appeals Tribunal. He has also practised as a commercial litigation solicitor in Sydney. His principal areas of research are maritime security, the international law of the sea, and international and transnational criminal law. Particular areas of specialism include maritime law-enforcement, the law of naval warfare, international courts and tribunals, and the history of international law. His research work is informed by his consultancy to various government and international organisations

The three new Contributing Editors will join Professors Monica Hakimi, Lorna McGregor and Anthea Roberts who will remain on the editorial team. 

Rotating off the team of Contributing Editors are Professors Anne Peters, Christian Tams and Andreas Zimmermann. We are greatly appreciative of their service to the blog over the past few years. The quality and quantity of their contributions have been of great significance. We hope that they will continue to contribute posts to the blog. Read the rest of this entry…

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Announcements: Munich Advanced Course in International Law; International Disaster Law Course; Summer Academy on the Continental Shelf; UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; Business and Human Rights Summer School

Published on March 17, 2019        Author: 
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1. Munich Advanced Course in International Law. The Munich Advanced Course in International Law (MACIL) is a summer school held at Ludwig Maximilian University Munich (Germany) and dedicated to questions of international law. Its next session, entitled “International law without territory? – Governing spaces, resources and people beyond the confines of state territory”, will take place in late July/early August 2019. Seminars will explore the continuing importance of the concept of territory in various areas of the international legal order (e.g. climate change, investment law, refugee law, the law of the sea). The MACIL faculty will include Roland Bank (UNHCR), James Harrison (Edinburgh), Uta Kohl (Southampton), Irmgard Marboe (Vienna), Carlo Santulli (Paris II), Christian Tams (Glasgow), Christina Voigt (Oslo), and Christian Walter (Munich). Students of international law, young academics and practitioners are warmly invited to apply. Deadline for applications is 1 April (early birds) or 1 May 2019.

2. International Disaster Law Course. The 6th Edition of the International Disaster Law Course is now open for applications. The Course is organized jointly by the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the International Institute of Humanitarian Law of Sanremo, the International Disaster Law Project and in cooperation with the Italian Red Cross and the EU Jean Monnet Module on “International and European Disaster Law” Roma Tre University. Confirmed speakers include Eduardo Valencia-Ospina (Member of the ILC and former Special Rapporteur on the Protection of Persons in the Event of Disasters), Prof. Walter Kälin (Envoy to the Chair, Platform on Disaster Displacement, Former Representative of the UN Secretary-General on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons) along with other high-level speakers from academia and distinguished experts from key stakeholders such as the IFRC, International Organisation for Migration, and World Health Organisation. The Course will take place in Sanremo (IT) from 17 – 21 June 2019. More information and the application form are available here.

3. Summer Academy on the Continental Shelf 2019. The Summer Academy on the Continental Shelf (SACS) will be held from 1 – 7 September 2019 under the auspices of the University of the Faroe Islands and the African Institute of International Law. SACS 2019 will be held in Arusha, Tanzania and will be limited to 32 attendees with particular interest for scientific and legal aspects relating to the continental shelf. SACS welcomes participants from a broad geographical representation with various professional and academic backgrounds. It will be tutored by judges of international courts and tribunals, members of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf and international practitioners with lengthy experiences in continental shelf matters. The deadline for submitting an application for admission is 1 June 2019. For more information see online. Read the rest of this entry…

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Announcements: CfP The Contribution of the Legal Services of the European Institutions to EU Law; CfP International Law’s Invisible Frames; ICJ Advisory Opinion on the Chagos Islands; UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; CfP European Yearbook of Constitutional Law; Protection of the Wounded and Medical Care-Givers in Armed Conflict

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1. Call for Papers: The Contribution of the Legal Services of the European Institutions to European Union Law. The Research Field ‘Legal History of the European Union’ of the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History (MPIeR) issues a call for papers for the upcoming 2019 conference on the contribution of the Legal Services of the European institutions to European Union law. The conference will focus on the historical trajectories of the Legal Services via key figures, the doctrinal developments achieved by each institution, and their cooperation with academics and legal practitioners. The conference will be held on 18 – 19  June at the MPIeR in Frankfurt/Main. For further information please see the announcement and the call for papers on the website of the MPIeR.

2. Call for Papers: International Law’s Invisible Frames – Social Cognition and Knowledge Production in International Legal Processes. This workshop will address two closely related strands of analysis in recent international legal theory: social cognition and knowledge production. Applicants may employ theoretical tools borrowed from other disciplines (including philosophy, sociology, social psychology, political science etc.). They are particularly encouraged to analyse when and how socio-cognitive and knowledge production processes are relevant to law-making, interpretation, and implementation of international law. The workshop will take place on 4 – 5 December 2019 at the International Law Forum, Hebrew University of Jerusalem Law Faculty (Mount Scopus Campus). Abstracts of no more than 500 words should be sent by 15 May 2019. Decisions regarding inclusion in the workshop program will be sent by 15 June 2019. For more information about the workshop’s theme and call for papers, please see here

3. The ICJ Advisory Opinion on the Chagos Islands. The British Institute of International and Comparative Law, along with Westminster Law School, are hosting this event on 18 March 2019 from 17.30 (registration from 17.00). The event will discuss the most recent decision of the International Court of Justice, whereby the Court delivered its Advisory Opinion on the Legal Consequences of the Separation of the Chagos Archipelago from Mauritius in 1965. For further information, see here. To register, see hereRead the rest of this entry…

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Announcements: The Quest for ‘Lawful Seas’; CfP Military Law and Law of War Review; Ethiopia International Conference

Published on March 3, 2019        Author: 
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1. Beyond the Grotian Era: The Quest for ‘Lawful Seas’. This talk discusses whether we are moving from Mare Liberum to Mare Legitimum and whether the ‘Freedom of the Seas’ should be confined to history. The event will take place at Westminster Law School on 11 March 2019, starting at 5.30pm. The guest speaker is Prof. Steven Haines (University of Greenwich), and the event is chaired by Dr. Marco Longobardo (University of Westminster). For more information, please see here. Attendance can be booked here

2. Call for Papers: Military Law and Law of War Review/Revue de droit militaire et de droit de la guerre (Vol. 58). 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, the Review’s editorial board welcomes submissions from scholars and practitioners 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 14 April 2019. Submissions should be sent by e-mail to brussels {at} ismllw(.)org. 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.

3. School of Law, Wolaita Sodo University, Ethiopia International Conference. The School of Law, Wolaita Sodo University, Ethiopia is organising a 2 day international conference on 11 – 12 April 2019 entitled “Collective Security, Militarism or Humanitarianism: Decoding Interventionism in Africa”. The conference aims to decode contemporary practice of interventionism through critical reflection and new insights. The full call for papers is available here

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Introduction to the Symposium on ‘the UN Global Compacts on Migration and Refugees: The Twin Peaks?’

Published on February 27, 2019        Author: , , and
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Editor’s note: EJIL:Talk! is happy to announce that starting today, the blog will host a symposium on The UN Global Compacts on Migration and Refugees: The Twin Peaks?. In their contribution to this series, five members of the ESIL Interest Group on Migration and Refugee Law will engage with overarching and cross-cutting topics in the context of the recently adopted Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration and Global Compact on Refugees.

We thank the authors for their contributions, and for the interesting discussions this symposium is sure to generate!

In this blog symposium, the ESIL Interest Group on Migration and Refugee Law focuses on the recently adopted two United Nations (UN) instruments aiming at reinforcing the (legal) structures of global governance on migration and asylum: the Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) as well as the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR). Human migration has been a constant in the history of the world and a defining reality of our time. International migration has been coined as a global “megatrend” by the International Organization for Migration. In this context came the Global Compacts, which are the outcomes of a two-year negotiation process in different formats and settings. After several rounds of inclusive preparatory talks within the UN in New York, the Marrakech Intergovernmental Conference, held on 10-11 December 2018, formally adopted the Global Compact on Migration, which was later endorsed by the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on 19 December 2018 (with 152 States voting for it). The Global Compact on Refugees has been prepared in a less transparent way by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), then was presented to the UN General Assembly in September 2018, and was subsequently also endorsed by the UNGA in December last year (181 countries voted in favour of it). Read the rest of this entry…

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