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Announcements: UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; CfA UN Regional Course in International Law for Latin America and the Caribbean; Summer Academy on the Continental Shelf; V Biennial Conference of the LASIL-SLADI; Goettingen Journal of International Law New Issue; CfP PluriCourts – Responding to Legitimacy Challenges

Published on January 21, 2018        Author: 
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1. 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 Claus Kress on “The Crime of Aggression under International Law” and Professor José E. Alvarez on “The Human Right of Property”.

2. Call for Applications: 2018 United Nations Regional Course in International Law for Latin America and the Caribbean. The 2018 United Nations Regional Course in International Law for Latin America and the Caribbean is organized by the Codification Division of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs in cooperation with the Government of Chile and the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). The Regional Course will be held in Santiago, Chile, from 23 April to 18 May 2018, and will be conducted in English. The Office of Legal Affairs is still accepting applications (deadline is 22 January 2018). For more information, visit here.   

3. Summer Academy on the Continental Shelf. The Summer Academy on the Continental Shelf (SACS) will be held from 21 to 28 April 2018 under the auspices of the University of the Faroe Islands and the African Institute of International Law, and sponsored by the Korean Maritime Institute. SACS 2018 will be held in Arusha, Tanzania. The purpose of SACS is to disseminate scientific and legal knowledge relating to the regime of the continental shelf, in particular the area beyond 200 nautical miles. SACS will be limited to 32 attendees with particular interest for scientific and legal aspects relating to the continental shelf. SACS 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. Any query relating to SACS can be addressed to sacs {at} setur(.)fo. The deadline for submitting an application for admission is 1 February 2018. For more information see here.   Read the rest of this entry…

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Announcements: CfP International Law at the Seas; CfJ Chinese National Round for ICC Trial Competition

Published on January 14, 2018        Author: 
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1. Call for Papers: International Law at the Seas. The Collaborative Innovation Center for Territorial Sovereignty and Maritime Rights (CSCTSMR) at China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL)  is now calling for papers for the symposium on international law at the seas, which is to take place on 15-16 March 2018 in Beijing. For more information, see here

2. Call for Judges: Chinese National Round for International Criminal Court Trial Competition (English Edition). The 2018 Chinese national round for International Criminal Court Trial Competition (English Edition) will take place at CUPL on 17-18 March in Beijing, and the competition organization committee is also calling for judges. For more information, see here

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Announcements: Assistant Professor of International Law at Maastricht University; Scholars Workshop – Challenges to Global Constitutionalism; CfA Hague Academy of International Law 

Published on January 7, 2018        Author: 
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1. Assistant Professor of International Law at Maastricht University, the Netherlands. The Department of International and European Law of the Faculty of Law of Maastricht University intends to appoint a fulltime Assistant Professor of International Law (‘Universitair Docent’) with a starting date of 1 May 2018 (or a period shortly after that). Applicants must have proven expertise in public international law. Excellent written and spoken English is required. Knowledge of the Dutch language may be an advantage, but is not required. More information is available here. Informal enquiries may be made to Prof Jure Vidmar (jure.vidmar@maastrichtuniversity.nl).

2. Scholars Workshop: Challenges to Global Constitutionalism. The editorial team of Global Constitutionalism, in conjunction with PluriCourts, will be organizing a workshop from 4 – 6 July at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center. As part of this workshop we will be running special sessions for scholars interested in publishing in the field of global constitutionalism. Each selected scholar will be invited to present a paper to the workshop. The expectation is that selected papers, after revisions based upon feedback at the workshop, would be submitted to Global Constitutionalism for peer review with the possibility of publication. Editors from the journal will work closely with the selected scholars throughout the process. We invite paper proposals on any topic related to global constitutionalism. We define global constitutionalism as the foundations, limitations, and contestations of the principles and norms of political order and their dynamics over time on a global scale. We invite submissions from a broad range of disciplines including International Law, Political Science, International Relations, Comparative Constitutional Law, Comparative Politics, Political Theory and Philosophy. To apply, please submit a paper abstract of up to 400 words and an academic biography of 150 words at globcon-journal {at} wzb(.)eu. The deadline for submissions is 23 February 2018. If you have any questions, please contact globcon-journal@wzb.eu. For further information, see here

3. Call for Applications: Hague Academy of International Law – Centre for Studies and Research in International Law and International Relations. The Hague Academy of International Law is now accepting applications for the next session of its Centre for Studies and Research in International Law and International Relations, which is to take place  from 20 August – 7 September 2018. This year’s subject is “International Inspections.” The program is available here. For more information, see here

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Announcements: UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition; CfA The Interface between Cyber Security and Military Applications of Human Enhancement; Key Biographies in the Legal History of European Union Conference; IHL Senior Research Fellow/Team Leader Vacancy

Published on December 31, 2017        Author: 
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1. 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 Claudia Martin on “The Role and Jurisdiction of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights” and Professor Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón on “The Inter-American Human Rights System: The Inter-American Commission” and “Sistema Interamericano de Derechos Humanos: La Comisión Interamericana”. 

2. 10th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition, Geneva, Switzerland 2018. Students from all universities in the world are invited to participate in the Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition, to be held in the Palais des Nations, United Nations Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland, 15 – 20 July 2018. The Competition will be held in English and in French, and, depending on interest, will in future years also be presented in the other UN languages. For the invitation in all UN languages, see here
 
3. Call for Post-Doctorate Applications: The Interface between Cyber Security and Military Applications of Human Enhancement. The Cyber Security Research Center of the Hebrew University is advertising for a funded post-doc position in the field of IHL/IHRL. The research focus is ‘The Interface between Cyber Security and Military Applications of Human Enhancement’. See here for further information. 
 
4. Key Biographies in the Legal History of European Union 1950-1993 Conference. A conference entitled “Key Biographies in the Legal History of European Union 1950-1993” will be held on 21-22 June 2018 at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History at Frankfurt/Main, Germany. The event will scrutinize the history of European law with a distinct focus on professional biographies, both of key personalities in the history of European integration and of less prominent actors. We welcome proposals of not more than 150 words by 15 January 2018. Please email your proposal and a short CV to bajon {at} rg.mpg(.)de. For further information, see here.
 
5. Customary IHL: Senior Research Fellow/Team Leader – International Humanitarian Law. In the framework of the co-operation between the ICRC and the British Red Cross to update the practice collection of the ICRC’s study on customary international humanitarian law (IHL), the ICRC and the British Red Cross seek to recruit for the Senior Research Fellow/Team Leader position in the customary IHL research team based in Cambridge/UK. To apply, and for details about the position, please visit the British Red Cross website. For further information, see here and here. Final closing date for applications is Sunday 14 January, 2018 (midnight). Interviews will take place in London, the week commencing Monday, 5 February, 2018.
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Announcements: CfS Max Planck Institute; Odysseus Academic Network Annual Conference; Economic and Social Rights Tools; International Investment Law and Constitutional Law Workshop; UN Audiovisual Library of International Law

Published on December 17, 2017        Author: 
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1. Call for Submissions: Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law. The Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law invites the submission of proposals for a panel entitled “The Authoritarian Pushback and the Resilience of International Institutions” at the upcoming ICON Society annual conference in Hong Kong. More than a decade after the emergence of public law approaches to international institutions, such as Global Administrative Law, Global Constitutionalism, or International Public Authority, the international system has changed dramatically. The panel will address several research questions that emerge from this situation: How does the authoritarian, nationalist pushback change international institutions, including international courts, and how do these changes affect their problem-solving capacity? How does the authoritarian, nationalist pushback affect the legitimacy of international institutions, including international courts? How resilient are international institutions, including international courts, against the authoritarian, nationalist pushback, and which strategies do they adopt? Scholars of all levels are invited to submit proposals of up to 500 words by 20 January 2018 to ipa2018 {at} mpil(.)de. Successful applicants will receive financial support for their travel expenses of up to 1000 euros.

2. Odysseus Academic Network Annual Conference. The Odysseus Academic Network is organising its annual Conference on 1 February 2018 in Brussels, under the title “Conflict and Compromises between Law and Politics in EU Migration and Asylum Policies”. This event is an opportunity for academics and policy makers to exchange views on the current developments in the field of EU migration and asylum law and policy and beyond. For further information on the Conference, see here.   Read the rest of this entry…

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Announcements: UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; CfP International Law and Human Rights Unit Conference; Seventh Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law

Published on December 10, 2017        Author: 
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1. New Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law. To commemorate International Human Rights Day and the upcoming 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Codification Division of the Office of Legal Affairs added a two-part interview with Judge Thomas Buergenthal by Professor Sean Murphy. In this interview, Judge Buergenthal shares some personal moments from his life as well as his extensive experience in international law and, in particular, his invaluable contribution to the development of international human rights law. All interested parties are invited to visit the United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law to watch the interview, which will not only educate but inspire present and future generations of lawyers around the world.

2. Call for Papers: The International Law and Human Rights Unit Conference. The International Law and Human Rights Unit, part of the School of Law and Social Justice at the University of Liverpool, welcomes paper, poster and ‘soapbox’ proposals for its Second Postgraduate Conference in International Law and Human Rights. The conference will take place on 26-27 March 2018. The theme of the conference is: ‘The Notion of Change in International Law and Human Rights’. The conference theme should be broadly conceived, and we encourage proposals from any postgraduate student specialising in international law, human rights or related subjects. The conference offers a unique opportunity for postgraduate/doctoral students to present and discuss their work in a stimulating and friendly academic environment, among peers with similar research interests. Abstracts of no more than 300 words can be sent to ilhrucon {at} liverpool.ac(.)uk, along with a short biography (100 words). The deadline for submissions is 12 January 2018. Please see here for more information about the conference theme and call for papers. 

3. Deadline for Applications for Seventh Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law. Applications for the Seventh Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law are due on 15 December 2017. The Forum will be convened by Anne Orford (Law – Melbourne), Dino Kritsiotis (Law – Nottingham) and J.H.H. Weiler (Law – NYU) and will be held at the University of Melbourne in May next year (28 – 30 May 2018). Full details of the application process are available on the Forum website. Applications are welcome!  

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Announcements: CfP Yearbook on International Investment Law and Policy; Maastricht Conference on Nationalism, Populism and Human Rights; UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; CfP Economic Constitutionalism 

Published on December 3, 2017        Author: 
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1. Call for Papers – Yearbook on International Investment Law and Policy. The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI) is pleased to announce a call for papers for the edition of the Yearbook on International Investment Law and Policy covering 2017. Beginning with the 2017 edition, Part One of the Yearbook will include short pieces providing succinct overviews of recent developments and trends in international investment treaties and treaty policy; investor-state dispute settlement; institutional developments; and developments relevant to particular regions or countries. Part Two continues to include detailed analyses or short think pieces on central thematic issues in the contemporary discussions on international investment law and policy. Original contributions to be considered for publication in the Yearbook are accepted on a rolling basis until 1 February 2018. See here for further information. 

2. Maastricht Conference on Nationalism, Populism and Human Rights. This conference will be held on 11 – 12 January 2018 at Maastricht University Faculty of Law, the Netherlands. Keynote speakers: Prof Başak Çalı (Hertie School of Governance), Prof Jean d’Aspremont (Manchester and Science Po), Prof Theo van Boven (Maastricht). The full programme is available here.

3. 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 Christian J. Tams – “The League of Nations” and Dr. Jean Ho – “La responsabilité d’Etat et la rupture des contrats d’Etat”, “国际法对投资合约的保障”.

4. Call for Papers – Economic Constitutionalism: Mapping its Contours in European and Global Governance. The School of Law at the University of Portsmouth and the European University Institute (EUI) are organising a 2-day international conference to explore the function and nature of economic constitutionalism within broader constitutional processes in the European and global legal orders. The conference will be hosted by the European University Institute in Florence on 14 – 15 June 2018. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 28 February 2018. For more information please visit the conference webpage.

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Announcements: Teaching and Researching International Law in Asia; UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; CfP Contingency in the Course of International Law; Legal consequences of the Separation of the Chagos Archipelago from Mauritius

Published on November 19, 2017        Author: 
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1. Teaching and Researching International Law in Asia. The Centre for International Law at the National University of Singapore will be hosting a conference from 21 – 22 June 2018 on “Teaching and Researching International Law in Asia” (TRILA). The broad purposes of the Conference are to assess the current state of teaching and research in international law in Asia, to identify commonly experienced challenges for teachers of international law in the region, and to formulate a programme of further action and activities to assist individuals in their teaching and research. The Conference will be preceded by a Junior Faculty Workshop on 20 June, which is directed at assisting junior faculty with their scholarship and efforts to publish. Further details about these events and information on how to participate are available here.

2. New Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law. The Codification Division of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs has launched a Moot Courts section under the Research Library of the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law (AVL), which organizes lectures and legal instruments useful for preparing for the 2018 Charles Rousseau Moot Court competition in international law. All interested parties are welcome to visit the AVL’s Moot Court page.  Additionally, the following lectures have recently been added to the AVL: Mr. Ahmed Mahiou “Les priorités actuelles du droit international” and “Coopération et intégration régionale en Afrique”, Mr. Yves Nouvel “ Le standard minimum de traitement des étrangers en droit international”.

3. Call for Papers – Contingency in the Course of International Law: How International Law Could Have Been.  The conference, in Amsterdam from 14-16 June 2018, will ask a question that is deceptive in its simplicity: How might international law have been otherwise? We want to question the present state of international law by challenging its pretence to necessity and by better understanding the forces that have shaped it. Put simply with Robert Musil: “If there is a sense of reality, there must also be a sense of possibility.” Fleur Johns (UNSW) will give a public keynote and Samuel Moyn (Yale) will give a closing address. Please see here for more information. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 1 December 2017

4. Legal consequences of the Separation of the Chagos Archipelago from Mauritius (ICJ Advisory Opinion). This event, on Monday 11 December 2017, discusses the upcoming proceedings concerning the latest request by the General Assembly for an ICJ Advisory Opinion in the case of ‘Legal consequences of the separation of the Chagos Archipelago from Mauritius’. The discussion will centre on the efforts before domestic UK courts as well as the public international law discussion concerning the Chagos Islanders and examine the merits of the case before the ICJ with international legal experts. The event is at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP. Find out more and book online here.

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New Issue of EJIL (Vol. 28 (2017) No. 3) Published

Published on November 13, 2017        Author: 
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The latest issue of the European Journal of International Law (Vol. 28, No. 3) is out today. As usual, the table of contents of the new issue is available at EJIL’s own website, where readers can access those articles that are freely available without subscription. The free access article in this issue is Merris Amos, The Value of the European Court of Human Rights to the United Kingdom. EJIL subscribers have full access to the latest issue of the journal at EJIL’s Oxford University Press site. Apart from articles published in the last 12 months, EJIL articles are freely available on the EJIL website.

 
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Announcements: Financing and the Right to Science in Technology Sharing for the SDGs Workshop; EFTA Court President Lecture

Published on November 12, 2017        Author: 
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1. Workshop on Financing and the Right to Science in Technology Sharing for the SDGs. The Department of International Law, University of Groningen organises the Workshop on ‘Financing and the Right to Science in Technology Sharing for the SDGs’ which will take place on 24 November 2017 at the University of Groningen. The Workshop is co-sponsored by ESIL Interest Group on International Environmental Law and Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development (gLAWcal). The detailed programme is available here

2. EFTA Court President Lecture – City, University of London 23 November 2017. The City Law School is delighted to invite you to a lecture organized by the Jean Monnet Chair in European Law on Thursday 23 November at 18.00 (registration starting at 17.30). Carl Baudenbacher, President of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Court, will speak on the topic of “Brexit: Within the Single Market, Without the European Court of Justice?”. The event will be chaired by Panos Koutrakos (Professor of EU Law and Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law, City, University of London). The event will take place at City, University of London, Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre (Tait Building, Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB), and will be followed by a wine reception. Attendance is free. You may sign up here

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