1) On 29 April, the Society of Legal Scholars international law section and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law are holding their 22nd annual joint conference on the subject of ‘Sanctions and Embargoes: International Law and Contemporary Practice’. Bringing together experts from both academia and practice, the conference will provide both an overview of recent developments in sanctions by the UN, regional organizations and individual States,and an analysis of the problems that they have engendered. Panels will examine the contemporary practice of the various actors, and the legality (or otherwise) of their activities. Issues considered will include the human rights of persons targeted, and the mechanisms established to challenge listing; as well as the rights of third States and their nationals. Further details (including and list of speakers and instructions how to register can be found at the conference website.
2) On 18-19 May 2013, the Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law (CJICL) will hold its Second Annual Conference under the theme “Legal Tradition in a Diverse World”. Highlights include a keynote address by Judge Yusuf (ICJ); a keynote debate between Prof Alain Pellet (Paris Ouest) and Prof James Crawford (Cambridge), moderated by Prof Catherine Redgwell (UCL); a guest lecture by Prof Patrick Glenn (McGill); a conference dinner address by Prof Philippe Sands (UCL); and more than 50 presentations in over a dozen panels.
For registration and the full conference programme, visit the conference website. Places are limited and filling up quickly, so make sure to register soon.