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Call for Papers: ILA Study Group on Domestic Courts and International Law

Published on May 5, 2013        Author: 

The ILA Study Group on ‘Principles on the Engagement of Domestic Courts with International Law’ has issued a call for papers. Those selected will be invited to participate in the discussion of their papers by the Study Group, and will be potentially included in a relevant publication. The deadline for submission of proposals is the end of May. Full details can be found on the Study Group’s website, and the call may be directly downloaded (pdf) here.

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Conference at Oxford Brookes

Published on January 16, 2013        Author: 

Oxford Brookes Law School is hosting a day-long workshop on the protection of rights in Europe this coming Friday (18 January, 9am-5pm in Headington Hill Hall, Oxford OX3 0BP). The aim of this workshop is to bring together scholars, judges and policy makers to discuss the legal framework for the protection of fundamental rights in Europe. This event will reflect on the relationship between the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) in Luxembourg and the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in Strasbourg. It will examine the current state of accession of the European Union to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and consider the legal implications of the accession for the protection of the fundamental rights of EU and non-EU citizens.

It will explore this theme from a number of different angles and as such it is divided into four main streams: employment rights, citizenship and migration, fundamental rights versus fundamental freedoms and access to justice. Speakers include:  Advocate General Jaaskinen of the  Court of Justice of the European Union, Kristi Raba of the Council of the European Union, Joerg Polakiewicz of the Human Rights Law and Policy Division, Council of Europe, Professor Weatherill of Oxford University, Professor Loenen of Leiden University and Judge Popović of the European Court of Human Rights. Further conference details available here.

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Announcement from the Hague Academy

Published on November 2, 2012        Author: 

Programme : Centre for Studies and Research in International Law and International Relations

The Centre is designed to bring together young international lawyers of a high standard from all over the world, to undertake original research on a common general theme which is determined each year by the Academy. The research work undertaken at the Centre may be included in a collective work published by the Academy.

There are between 20 and 24 participants, half in the English-speaking section and half in the French-speaking section.

Organisation : The Hague Academy of International Law

Topic: The Legal Implications of Global Financial Crises

Period: 19 August-6 September 2013

Venue : Peace Palace, The Hague Netherlands

Directors of Studies:

English-speaking section: Michael WAIBEL, Lecturer at the University of Cambridge

French-speaking section: Geneviève BASTID BURDEAU, Professor at Sorbonne Law School, Paris I University

Fee : free of charge, each participant receives a daily allowance of 35 euros according to the length of the stay and the reimbursement of half of the travel expenses, up to a maximum of 910 euros.

Application : online registration form, deadline to register : March 31st 2013 www.hagueacademy.nl

General information  Practical information  Registration form

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“International Law Weekend” New York City, Oct. 25-27

Published on October 17, 2012        Author: 

International Law Weekend 2012 – the premier international law event of the fall season, will be held on October 25-27, 2012, in New York City. The overall theme of ILW 2012 is Ideas, Institutions, and Interests – Dynamics of Change in International Law. International Law Weekend is sponsored and organized by the American Branch of the International Law Association (“ABILA”).

The unifying theme for this year’s meeting is to explore the mechanisms of change in international law. The weekend opens at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, October 25 at the New York City Bar Association at 42 West 44th Street, in mid-town Manhattan with a blazing panel on China — with former U.S. Ambassador to China Winston Lord, NYU Law School human rights expert Jerome Cohen, China environmental expert Liz Economy of the Council on Foreign Relations, legal eagle John Crowley of Davis, Polk and Wardwell, and Professor Ben Liebman of Columbia Law School — followed by a free cocktail reception.

It continues 9 a.m. Friday October 26 at the Lincoln Center campus of Fordham Law School, 140 West 62nd Street — with a Conversation with famed former SDNY U.S. Attorney and Debevoise litigation chief Mary Jo White, who indicted Bin Laden and pursued Siemens for foreign corrupt practices; a Lecture by the chief Yugoslav tribunal war crimes judge Ted Meron; a two-part series on ICSID investment arbitration with ICSID secretary general Meg Kinnear; and a talk by blind Chinese human rights activist Chen Guangcheng. Read the rest of this entry…

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News from ESIL

Published on October 3, 2012        Author: 

Some very brief (and a bit belated) news from the 5th Biennial Conference of the European Society of International Law in Valencia, which went splendidly – many thanks to Mariano Aznar and Jorge Cardona for ensuring that everything ran so smoothly.

First, the Society’s next major event will be the 5th Research Forum in Amsterdam on 23-25 May 2013, with the main theme being international law as a profession. The Forum website is live, as is the call for papers and panel proposals – the deadline for submission is 15 November.

Second, EJIL:Talk’s permanent contributor Michael Waibel was awarded the prestigious ESIL Prize for his book Sovereign Defaults before International Courts and Tribunals, published in 2011 by Cambridge University Press. The jury members, Eyal Benvenisti, Jutta Brunnee and Francesco Francioni, were unanimous in their selection of the prize-winner: “A remarkable book – to our knowledge, it is the first comprehensive and systematic treatment of this subject. The book combines historical analysis with careful research of case law and other practice. The result is an impressive and original treatment of a subject that is of the utmost relevance for the present state of the international economic system.” Congrats Michael!

Third, at its post-conference meeting the ESIL Executive Board elected Laurence Boisson de Chazournes as the new President of the Society. Many congratulations also to Laurence, who succeeds the indefatigable Anne Peters, and best of luck for her term.

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Second Latin American Society of International Law Conference

Published on August 25, 2012        Author: 

Congratulations to the organizers of the second conference of the Latin American Society of International Law (LASIL-SLADI), here in Rio de Janeiro. This was the second conference for this relatively new regional international law society, with the first conference having been held in Mexico in 2010.

Organized alongside the 10th Brazilian conference on international law, the LASIL-SLADI meeting successfully brought together representatives from regional societies from five continents. The conference began with a unique opening panel, hearing perspectives from the African Foundation for International Law, the Asian Society of International Law, and the European Society of International Law, as well as two national societies for the United States and Canada to ensure that the Western Hemisphere was fully represented. (I’m here representing the Canadian Council on International Law and the Canadian perspective.)

Whether there is a regional approach to international law, or what that means in terms of content, is one of the questions underlying the discussions here, with regionalism having some paradoxical connotations when juxtaposed against national societies that have become global in their interests (and with respect to at least one or two national societies, global in their memberships). As Her Excellency Judge Xue of the International Court of Justice remarked in her insightful presentation for the Asian Society of International Law perspective, what does regionalism mean to international law and should there be a different approach? There is also the question of why is there growth in the establishment of regional international law societies when we also discuss global approaches to shared problems and concerns? Of course, practical considerations such as costs through regional collaboration, and the desire to provide a forum for intellectual exchange, also feature in these discussions.

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The Passions of International Law

Published on May 10, 2012        Author: 

A symposium convened by Gerry Simpson at Melbourne Law School in September. The flyer is available here.

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“Jus – Post – Bellum”: Mapping the normative foundations

Published on April 6, 2012        Author: 

The Jus Post Bellum project is proud to host its launch conference, “‘Jus – Post – Bellum’: Mapping the normative foundations”, May 31 – June 1, 2012.  It will be held at the Peace Palace.  The first of several project seminars, this conference will seek to clarify the meaning and content of the concept (including, e.g., its relationship to and distinction from the field of transitional justice), including contemporary understandings and criticisms of the concept, and historical and modern approaches towards the definitions of key notions, such as “jus”, “post” and “bellum”.

The launch conference will include five panels: Situating the Concept, Mapping the Normative Framework(s), the Politics and Practice of Jus Post Bellum, Temporal Dimensions of Jus Post Bellum, and The ‘Jus’ in ‘Jus Post Bellum.’  There will also be a roundtable discussion on ‘At War’s End,’ by Larry May.

Conference speakers and participants include Freya Baetens, Rogier Bartels, Christine Bell, Eric de Brabandere, Robert Cryer, Jennifer Easterday, Mark Evans, Dieter Fleck, Gregory Fox, James Gallen, Terry Gill, Jens Iverson, Dov Jacobs, Jann Kleffner, Claus Kress, Randall Lesaffer, Larry May, Larry May, Jens Meierhenrich, Nneka Okechukwu, Inger Osterdahl, Cymie Payne, Yael Ronen, Aurel Sari, Matthew Saul, Carsten Stahn, Astri Suhrke, Ruti Teitel, Roxana Vatanparast, Martin Wahlisch, and Dominik Zaum.

Please fill out the linked form to apply to attend the Jus Post Bellum Project launch conference.
For more information, please see the draft programme and the call for papers.

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Cambridge Journal of International Law Conference: “Agents of Change: The Individual as a Participant in the Legal Process”

Published on March 30, 2012        Author: 

The Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law  will be holding a conference – “Agents of Change: The Individual as a Participant in the Legal Process” – on 19 and 20 May 2012. The keynote addresses at the conference will be delivered by  Judge Antonio Augusto Cancado Trindade (on which see recent commentary here and here on this blog) and Professor James Crawford SC. Other highlights include a welcome address by Sir Elihu Lauterpacht CBE QC and a special talk by Professor Philippe Sands QC.

In addition, the Journal will be launching its first two issues at the conference and every delegate will receive a complimentary copy. For a full programme of events and to register, visit the journal’s website.

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Call for Proposals – Collective Redress in the Cross-Border Context

Published on March 26, 2012        Author: 

Large-scale international legal injuries are becoming increasingly prevalent in today’s globalized economy, whether they arise in the context of consumer, commercial, contract, tort or securities law, and countries are struggling to find appropriate means of providing collective redress, particularly in the cross-border context.  The Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law (HiiL), along with the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS), will be responding to this new and developing challenge by convening a two-day event on the theme “Collective Redress in the Cross-Border Context:  Arbitration, Litigation, Settlement and Beyond.”  The event includes two different elements – a workshop on 21-22 June 2012 comprised of invited speakers from all over the world as well as a works-in-progress conference on 20-21 June 2012 designed to allow practitioners and scholars who are interested in the area of collective redress to discuss their work and ideas in the company of other experts in the field.  Both events are organized by the Henry G. Schermers Fellow for 2012, Professor S.I. Strong of the University of Missouri School of Law.

Persons interested in being considered as presenters for the works-in-progress conference should submit an abstract of no more than 500 words to Professor S.I. Strong at strongsi {at} missouri(.)edu on or before 1 May 2012.  Decisions regarding accepted proposals will be made in early May, and those whose proposals are accepted for the works-in-progress conference will need to submit a draft paper by 4 June 2012 for discussion at the conference.  All works-in-progress submissions should explore one or more of the various means of resolving collective injuries, including class and collective arbitration, mass arbitration and mass claims processes, class and collective litigation, and large-scale settlement and mediation, preferably in a cross-border context.  Junior scholars in particular are encouraged to submit proposals for consideration.

Persons presenting at the works-in-progress conference will have to bear their own costs, since there is no funding available to assist with travel and other expenses.  The works-in-progress conference will be held on 20 and 21 June 2012 at NIAS, Meijboomlaan 1, 2242 PR Wassenaar, The Netherlands.  Wassenaar is approximately 20 minutes from The Hague by car.  The workshop of invited speakers will be held on 21 and 22 June, also at NIAS. Both the Schermers workshop and the works-in-progress conference are open to the public, although advance registration is required.  More information on both events is available at the HiiL website (www.hiil.org) or from Professor Strong at strongsi {at} missouri(.)edu.

Contact:  Prof. S.I. Strong at strongsi {at} missouri(.)edu

Deadline for proposals:  1 May 2012

For more on the Henry G. Schermers Fellowship at HiiL/NIAS, see:  http://www.hiil.org/organ-bios/prof-s-i-strong

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