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Boyle and Crawford on Scottish Independence

Published on February 12, 2013        Author: 
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Last month, Joseph Weiler’s post on Catalonian independence and the European Union triggered a lively discussion here on EJIL!Talk (including Nico Krisch’s reply). Yesterday’s publication by the British government of a legal opinion by Alan Boyle of the University of Edinburgh and James Crawford of the University of Cambridge, entitled ‘Referendum on the Independence of Scotland: International Law Aspects’ has already received extensive news coverage (eg BBC, New York Times, Guardian, FT) and was labelled as ‘incredibly arrogant’ by the Scottish deputy first minister.  In a riposte, the Scottish government accelerated publication of a report on the macroeconomic framework in case of Scotland’s independence. A committee composed of economists, including Nobel prize winners Joseph Stiglitz of Columbia University and Sir James Mirrlees of the University of Cambridge, suggested that if the Scottish people voted for independence in 2014, a formal currency union between UK and Scotland, with a 10 percent Scottish stake in the Bank of England, would be the most likely outcome.  The currency that Scotland would use in the event of independence and Scottish membership in international organisations, most importantly the European Union, have been focal points of the discussion in the lead-up to the referendum.

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Job Announcement: Fellowships at Tel Aviv University

Published on February 10, 2013        Author: 
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The Global Trust Research Project at Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law invites applications for three types of fellowships: post-doctoral, doctoral and short-term visiting fellowships. The Global Trust research project is funded by a European Research Council Advanced Grant and it will study the extent to which states that exercise regulatory functions should take into account the interests and preferences of foreign individuals and communities located outside their boundaries. Participants in this project will explore the possible moral and legal grounds for requiring states to take other-regarding considerations into account and the institutional mechanisms that could legitimize the external review of states’ compliance with such obligations. For more details regarding the fellowships see here

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Conference Announcement: Frankfurt Investment Law Workshop 2013 & Amsterdam Seminar on International and National Legal Orders

Published on February 10, 2013        Author: 
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1) The Frankfurst Investment Law Workshop 2013 will take place on March 22 and 23. The Workshop, which provides a  forum for the discussion of conceptual issues of international investment law, is organised by the Merton Centre for European Integration and International Economic Order, University of Frankfurt in collaboration with the School of Law, University of Glasgow and the Max Planck Centre for Comparative Public Law and International Law. The theme of this year’s workshop will be “International Investment Law and Development: Firends or Foes?”  A full programme is available here. To register please get in touch with Mrs. Sabine Schimpf, Merton Centre for European Integration and International Economic Order, University of Frankfurt at S.Schimpf {at} jur.uni-frankfurt(.)de 

2) The Amsterdam Center for International Law will host a seminar entitled: “Interfaces between International and National Legal Orders: An International Rule of Law Perspective”, 14-15 March 2013. You can find the provisional program and the list of participants here.

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Announcements: Jobs at Durham and Conference at Hull

Published on February 5, 2013        Author: 
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Durham Law School is advertising three open positions: 1 x Chair/Reader in Law and 2 x Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Law. These posts are open to any area of legal scholarship, although for one of the three appointments expertise and ability to teach in public international law (including international investment law) would be welcome. Further particulars can be found here.

The McCoubrey Centre for International Law at the University of Hull is hosting a two-day conference for research students and early career scholars on 4-5 July 2013. The theme of the conference is “Beyond Responsibility to Protect: Towards Responsible Use of International Law?” The call for papers can be downloaded here.

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PhD Training School on Contemporary Challenges to International Criminal Law

Published on January 31, 2013        Author: 
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To be held at the Institute of International Relations in Prague, on 14-16 March 2013. The PhD Training School is organised within COST Action 1003: “International Law Between Constitutionalisation and Fragmentation: the role of law in the post-national constellation”. More information here.

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Call for Papers: The Constitutionalization of European Budgetary Constraints

Published on January 29, 2013        Author: 
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A call for papers for a conference at Tilburg Law School on 30/31 May is available here. The purpose of the conference is to gather an internationally renowned group of scholars to a) analyze the EU Fiscal Compact: b) examine in a comparative perspective the constitutionalization of a balanced budget rule in 25 EU member states; and c) discuss the constitutional future of the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU).

 

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Conference Announcements

Published on January 26, 2013        Author: 
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(1) “The Responsibilities of Non-State Actors in International Law” . The Committee of Non-State Actors of the International Law Association (ILA); The Institute for Transborder Studies (ITS) at Kwantlen Polytechnic University; the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies; Oxford Brookes University, invite papers for a conference to be held in Vancouver, Canada on 27-28 June 2013.

Paper abstract should be submitted by 10 February 2013 to:  Noemi.Gal-Or {at} kwantlen(.)ca;  math.noortmann {at} brookes.ac(.)uk; j.daspremont {at} uva(.)nl; or to cedric.ryngaert {at} law.kuleuven(.)be Messages should indicate as subject: NSA Vancouver 2013.

Further details about the conference are available here

2) The Faculte Libre de Droit, d’Economie et de Gestion de Paris is organising an international symposium on “Embargoes and International Sanctions: Between Legality and Reality” in Paris on 1 February 2013. Speakers include will include: H.E. Mr Boutros Boutros-Ghali, former UN Secretary-General, and H.E. Mr Roland Dumas, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of France; Dan Joyner, Matthew Happold, Alexander Orakhelashvili and Antonios Tzanakopoulos. Pierre-Emmanuel Dupont is co-organiser.

Further information about the symposium is available here.

3)  Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference 2013, Edinburgh, “Theme – Britain in Europe: Europe in Britain?”. The International Law Section of the SLS invites papers discussing any aspects of public international law , for the Annual Meeting of the SLS. The deadline for proposals is 10 March 2013. Proposals should be sent to Professor Matthew Happold at: Matthew.Happold {at} uni(.)lu

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Technical Issues

Published on January 23, 2013        Author: 
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Apologies to those readers who have tried accessing the blog in the past couple of days and were unable to do so – we are experiencing some technical issues. Specifically, the number of email subscribers we now have exceeds the amount of outbound email that our host server allows. We thus have to temporarily suspend our subscription by email service, which will resume once the host issue is resolved. Until then, readers who don’t necessarily want to visit our homepage every day can still subscribe using an RSS service like Google Reader.

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Conference at Oxford Brookes

Published on January 16, 2013        Author: 
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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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Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

Published on January 14, 2013        Author: 
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The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law is pleased to announce the opening of the application period for the Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law that will be offered from May 28 to July 15 of 2013. This Program offers 19 courses in English and Spanish lectured by over 39 scholars of relevance in the field of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and gathers more than 170 participants from more than 40 different countries and with different levels of professional experience.

The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law provides through this Program the unique opportunity to learn and interact with judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC), the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Special Rapporteurs of United Nations, members of the Inter-American Commission and Court on Human Rights, recognized members of NGOs and professors from all over the world. The Program is offered in three categories which include the modality of Certificate of Attendance, ABA Credits for students currently studying in a U.S. law school and finally, the Diploma Course that is offered to a select group of 35 law professionals who fulfill the admission requirements. The application form for this program is available at http://www.wcl.american.edu/hracademy/app.cfm.

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