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40th Anniversary of the Additional Protocols of 1977 of the Geneva Conventions of 1949

Published on June 8, 2017        Author: 

On 8 June 1977, at the invitation of Switzerland, plenipotentiaries of more than one hundred States gathered at the “Diplomatic Conference on the Reaffirmation and Development of International Humanitarian Law Applicable in Armed Conflicts” to finalize and adopt Additional Protocols I and II (APs I and II) to the 1949 Geneva Conventions (GCs). Together with the GCs, APs I and II form the core of international humanitarian law.

Their adoption forty years ago marks a milestone in the regulation of armed conflicts. By developing and supplementing the GCs, AP I and II significantly improved the legal protection of victims of armed conflicts. A key achievement of the APs I and II was codifying and developing rules on the conduct of hostilities and those related to the protection of civilians from the effect of hostilities. In treaty law, these rules had remained untouched since the Hague Conventions of 1907. Another crucial enhancement lies in the extension of the protection granted under the GCs to all medical personnel, units and means of transport, whether civilian or military. Read the rest of this entry…

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Announcements: International and Comparative Disaster Law Essay Contest; CfP Access and Exclusion in Global Governance; CILS Conference on State Boundary Affairs

Published on June 3, 2017        Author: 

1. International and Comparative Disaster Law Essay Contest. The second annual “International and Comparative Disaster Law Essay Contest” has been launched and the call for abstract is out (see here for awards, potential topics and criteria). This contest is co-sponsored by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the American Society of International Law Disaster Law Interest Group (ASIL DLIG), the Jean Monnet Module on “International and EU Law” of Roma Tre University and the International Disaster Law Project. Essays may examine any issue related to law and disasters from an international or a comparative law perspective. It is open to current and recently graduated students (including PhD and master programs). Abstracts (not exceeding 500 words) should be received no later than 7 July. Authors of the most promising abstracts are requested to submit full essays by 31 October 2017. Awards: A monetary prize (Euro 500); Annual membership ASIL; Winner paper and papers with “honourable mention” published as a “Working Paper” of the IFRC’s Disaster Law Programme. Authors will retain copyright of their papers. Full details here.

2. Call for Papers: Access and Exclusion in Global Governance. IBEI and EsadeGeo will hold the fifth Barcelona Workshop on Global Governance on the topic of “Access and Exclusion in Global Governance” on 11 – 12 January 2018. Speakers include Deborah Avant (Denver), Eyal Benvenisti (Cambridge/Tel Aviv), B.S. Chimni (Delhi), Anna Leander (Copenhagen), and Joost Pauwelyn (Geneva). Details on the workshop can be found here. We invite abstract proposals from all disciplinary perspectives; they should be submitted to info {at} bcnwgg(.)net by 30 June 2017.

3. CILS Conference on State Boundary Affairs. The Center for International Law Studies of Universitas Indonesia, in collaboration with Faculty of Law Tanjungpura University, are pleased to announce the 8th CILS Conference on State Boundary Affairs. The Conference will be located at the Faculty of Law, Universitas Tanjungpura, Pontianak, Indonesia on 2-3 October 2017. See here for more details. The CILS invites all legal scholars and professionals to submit abstracts and papers over current developments and legal issues in international law within the scope of the following sub-themes: (1) Land Boundary; (2) Maritime Boundary; (3) Border Security; (4) Cross-Border Trade, and (5) General Topic.
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Book Discussion on Djemila Carron’s “L’acte déclencheur d’un conflit armé international”.

Published on May 30, 2017        Author: 

The blog is happy to announce that over the next few days we will host a discussion on Djemila Carron’s book, “L’acte déclencheur d’un conflit armé international“. 

Djemila Carron is a lecturer at the Law Clinic on the rights of vulnerable people at the University of Geneva. She will kick off the discussion this afternoon with an introductory post about her book. Comments by Julia Grignon (Professor of the Faculty of Law at Laval University (Quebec)) and Dr. Tristan Ferraro (Senior Legal Advisor at the ICRC (HQ Geneva)) will follow. Djemila will then bring the discussion to a close with a response to the comments.

We are grateful to all of the participants for agreeing to have this discussion here. Readers are invited to join in – comments will of course be open on all posts.

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Announcements: Lectureships at Maastricht University Faculty of Law; CfP Workshop on Transformative Constitutionalism in Latin America and International Economic Law

Published on May 28, 2017        Author: 

1. 5 Lectureships at Maastricht University Faculty of Law. The Maastricht Law Faculty is advertising 5 teaching-intensive lectureships in international and European law. At least three successful candidates will be required to teach in both Dutch and English, while arrangements can be made for up to two new lecturers to teach only in English. While the Faculty particularly encourages qualified Dutch-speaking candidates to apply, applicants without any prior knowledge of Dutch will also be considered. Prospective applicants are advised that these are teaching and not research positions. Successful applicants will hold a good advanced degree in law (although not necessarily a PhD). For more information see here and here.

2. Call for Papers: Workshop on Transformative Constitutionalism in Latin America and International Economic Law – Avoiding Conflict and Fostering Dialogue. This expert workshop on Transformative Constitutionalism in Latin America and International Economic Law – Avoiding Conflict and Fostering Dialogue is jointly organized by the Fundação Getulio Vargas and the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law. It will be held in Rio de Janeiro 28 and 29 August 2017.  The deadline for the submission of proposals is 12 June 2017. See here for more information.

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Announcement: New Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law

Published on May 21, 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 Philippe Gautier on “1996-2016 : 20 ans de jurisprudence internationale relative au droit de la mer”, Dr. Jean Ho on “State Responsibility for Breaches of Investment Contracts”, and Professor Michael Ewing-Chow on “Coherence in Trade and Investment Law”.

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Announcements: CfP Hague Yearbook of International Law; Sussex Centre for Human Rights Research Vacancy; Helsinki Summer Seminar on International Law; Dispute Resolution in the Law of the Sea & International Watercourses; The Future of International Courts; Gender and the Law of the Sea Conference; Sustainable Development Goals Workshop Series

Published on May 14, 2017        Author: 

1. The Hague Yearbook of International Law (HYIL) – Call for Papers. Deadline: 30 June 2017. HYIL welcomes submissions of original articles – written in English or French – on any topic of public or private international law. Prospective authors should consult the HYIL house style. Submissions should be made by email at: hagueyearbook {at} gmail(.)com.

2. Sussex Centre for Human Rights Research Visiting Research Fellow in Human Rights Law. The Sussex Centre for Human Rights Research invites applications for the award of Visiting Research Fellow in Human Rights Law for the 2017-2018 academic year. Applications are open to human rights law scholars who wish to spend time at Sussex Law School, attached to the Sussex Centre for Human Rights Research. This ‘visiting’ status is normally offered to members of faculty at another institution, either in the UK or abroad, those working in the public or private sectors, and/or self-employed research consultants. Appointments can be made for periods of one to three terms (Autumn 2017, Spring 2018 and/or Summer 2018). Applications for the 2017-2018 academic year are due no later than Monday 31 July 2017. Further details including the application process can be found on the Centre’s webpage.

3. Helsinki Summer Seminar on International Law. The 30th Helsinki Summer Seminar on International Law, organized by the Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights will discuss the Ideal of the International – Principles, Backlash and Resistance. The seminar will take place from 21 – 25 August 2017 in Helsinki, Finland. Registration is now open, and will be open until 31 May 2017. For more information see here. Read the rest of this entry…

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Announcements: Sixth Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law; Annual Conference on WTO Law; CfP Law in transition; Venice Academy of Human Rights; BIICL Event Private Security and Human Rights; Silent Leges Inter Arma? Conference; Workshop on Refugee Rights; New additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; CfA – Assistant on MOOC in International Investment Law; Disaster Risk Reduction and International Law Symposium; International Law Weekend Extended Deadline

Published on May 7, 2017        Author: 

1. Sixth Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law: University of Nottingham, May 8, 9 and 10, 2017. Over coming days, Dino Kritsiotis (Nottingham), Anne Orford (Melbourne) and JHH Weiler (NYU) will convene the Sixth Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law at the University of Nottingham.

2. Annual Conference on WTO Law. Registration is now open for the Annual Conference on WTO Law, a two-day conference jointly organised by Georgetown Law and the Graduate Institute, Geneva. It has its origins in the partnership created in the year 2000 between University Professor John H. Jackson of Georgetown, and Professor Sir Francis Jacobs, KCMG, QC, a Trustee of BIICL, and has a longstanding affiliation with the Journal of International Economic Law (JIEL), published by the Oxford University Press. The Annual Conference on WTO Law pursues cutting-edge issues of interest to academics and practitioners alike. The 2017 Conference will be held in Geneva on 9-10 June 2017. The programme can be found here.

3. Call for Papers: Law in Transition – Interacting Legal Orders and Changing Actors. The conference ‘Law in transition – Interacting legal orders and changing actors’ arranged by the INTRAlaw (INternational and TRAnsnational tendencies in LAW) Research Centre will take place on 28 and 29 September 2017 in Aarhus. Proposals should be submitted by  1 June 2017.  The underlying idea of the conference is the fact that sovereign states are no longer the only actors in charge of establishing, implementing and enforcing legal norms. To an increasing extent, legal norms are established as a result of activities in international and supranational organizations, transnational corporations and through collaboration between public law and private law entities at national, supranational and international levels. The aim of the conference is to shed light on the impact of these new tendencies on legal regulatory mechanisms, on the role of the traditional legal actors, and on the subsequent challenges for legal research.

4. Venice Academy of Human Rights. The Venice Academy of Human Rights will take place from 3-12 July 2017 on the topic “Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights as an Answer to Rising Inequalities”.  The faculty includes a distinguished opening lecture by Branko Milanović, a general course by Olivier De Schutter as well as lectures and discussion sessions with Wilfried Altzinger, Andreas Føllesdal, Dzidek Kędzia, Miloon Kothari, Manfred Nowak, Kate Pickett and Heisoo Shin. The Venice Academy of Human Rights 2016, in co-operation with PluriCourts – Centre of Excellence for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order, discusses the prospects for economic and social justice against the background of rising inequalities. The course is aimed at academics, practitioners, PhD/JSD and master students. A selected number of participants will have the opportunity to present their own ‘work-in-progress’ to faculty members and peers. Please see the call for applications and the detailed programme for more information. Read the rest of this entry…

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Announcements: CfA International Law in a Dark Time; Athens PIL Summer School 2017; CfP The Military Law and the Law of War Review; CfP Melbourne Journal of International Law; CfP Brill Open Law; Summer Session of Salzburg Law School

Published on April 30, 2017        Author: 

1. Call for Audience – International Law in a Dark Time. The Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights and Peking University Institute of International Law Collaboration Project (ECI-PUIIL Project) will organize a seminar for doctoral students and junior researchers on “International Law in a Dark Time,” on 22 – 23 May 2017, in Helsinki. The seminar will be directed by professors Anne Orford (University of Melbourne) and Martti Koskenniemi (University of Helsinki). Up to 30 participants may register to be in the audience. Please register here. The deadline for registrations is 15 May 2017. See here for the seminar program.

2. Athens PIL Summer School 2017: ‘Migratory Flows in the Eastern Mediterranean: The Present and the Future’. The Athens Public International Law Center – Athens PIL is organizing a Summer School dedicated to ‘Migratory flows in the Eastern Mediterranean: The present and the future’. The Summer School will be hosted at the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens on 19 – 23 June 2017. The lectures will be delivered in English, by leading academic experts and practitioners in refugee and migration law and the course will include on-site visits to hotspots and first-reception camps around Athens. We particularly welcome mature postgraduate students and early-stage researchers but also practicing lawyers, policy-makers, NGO workers, international agency staff and other professionals working with refugees and migrants. The number of participants is limited to 25 participants from EU and non-EU countries. The deadline for submission is 15 May 2017. The Call for Applications is available here. For further information and registration please see here.

3. Call for Papers: The 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 2016 – 2017 issue (vol. 55/1), 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)). In particular, the editorial board invites scholars and practitioners to submit articles pertaining to the international law of military operations. The deadline for submissions is 15 June 2017. Submissions should be sent by e-mail 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 can be sent to the abovementioned e-mail address. Read the rest of this entry…

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New EJIL:Live! Interview with Liam Murphy on his Article “Law beyond the State: Some Philosophical Questions”

Published on April 29, 2017        Author: 

In this episode of EJIL: Live! the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal, Professor Joseph Weiler, speaks with Professor Liam Murphy of New York University, whose article, “Law beyond the State: Some Philosophical Questions”, appears as the central piece in an EJIL: Debate! in Volume 28, Issue 1.

A legal philosopher, Professor Murphy takes up the challenge of exploring the realm of international law, an area largely ignored by Anglo-American legal philosophers since H.L.A Hart. Professor Murphy seeks to offer new perspectives on the famous chapter 10 of Hart’s The Concept of Law, and to critique the understanding of the international legal system set out therein. This then serves as the framework for his discussion of two core issues: the relevant grounds of law in international law – what factors are relevant in determining the content of law in force – and what makes international law a legal order. Professor Murphy also reflects on the Replies to his article, published in the same issue of the Journal, and how these prompted him to give further thought to the issues addressed in his article.

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Announcements: Business and Human Rights Conference; Contemporary Challenges to International Criminal Justice Summer Academy

Published on April 23, 2017        Author: 

Conference on “Business and Human Rights: International Law Challenges, European Responses”, University of Milan. The Conference on “Business and Human Rights: International Law Challenges, European Responses” (organised by the University of Milan on 29 – 30 May 2017) focuses on several different legal instruments and legal areas, including: the international legal framework on Business and Human Rights (B&HR); domestic legislation and related practice and case law implementing it in Europe; the European Union legal framework on Corporate Social Responsibility, corporate behavior, and private international law; and, the EU trade and investment policy and the international agreements thereby negotiated or concluded. On the basis of the examination of these legal instruments, the Conference aims at identifying the solutions offered in Europe to the B&HR international law issues and at providing an overall assessment of their effectiveness. The programme is available here. Signing up is possible by sending an e-mail to EUlawbusinesshumanrights {at} unimi(.)it.

Contemporary Challenges to International Criminal Justice Summer Academy Northumbria University, Newcastle. The inaugural Summer Academy on Contemporary Challenges to International Criminal Justice (Law & Criminology) will take place in Northumbria University (Newcastle, UK) from 12 – 16 June 2017. This novel summer academy provides an opportunity for participants to acquire in-depth knowledge on the most pressing issues facing the international criminal justice system from leading scholars and practitioners. To view the list of speakers and the list of topics please visit our website.

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