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Announcements: CfP BIICL Conference on Teaching International Law; UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; CfP Postgraduate Conference in International Law and Human Rights

Published on February 23, 2020        Author: 

 

1. Call for Proposals – BIICL Conference on Teaching International Law. The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) is delighted to be convening a conference entitled Teaching International Law. The conference will take place at BIICL on 7 – 8 September 2020. The Organising Committee invites all those engaging with the teaching of international law from around the world to share their experiences and critically reflect on current practices of teaching international law. The aim is to foster reflection and discussion amongst the plurality of actors that teach international law across different contexts, traditions, and perspectives. A call for paper and panel proposals has just been published. The deadline for proposals is 15 April 2020. More information about the conference, the organising committee and the call for proposals is available here

2. New Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law. The Codification Division of the UN Office of Legal Affairs recently added the following lecture to the Lecture Series of the United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law (AVL) website: Ms. Chiara Giorgetti on “The Evolving Position of the Individual in International Law”. The Audiovisual Library of International Law is also available as a podcast, which can be accessed through the preinstalled applications in Apple or Google devices, through SoundCloud or through the podcast application of your preference by searching “Audiovisual Library of International Law”.

3. Call for Papers: 4th Annual Postgraduate Conference in International Law and Human Rights. 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 4th Annual Postgraduate Conference in International Law and Human Rights. The conference will take place on 11 – 12 June 2020. The conference theme is “Conflict and Contestation in International Law”. We are delighted to announce that Professor Antje Wiener, Professor of Political Science & Global Governance, University of Hamburg & By-Fellow Hughes Hall Cambridge, will deliver the keynote lecture. 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. Further information is available here. Any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Dr Ben Murphy (b.l.murphy {at} liv.ac(.)uk).

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Announcements: Football Feminism Symposium; Litigating Obligations Erga Omnes and Erga Omnes Partes before the ICJ; Conference on International Fisheries Law; Cambridge International Law Conference; Conference on Human Rights for the Planet; UN Audiovisual Library of International Law

Published on February 16, 2020        Author: 

 

1. Symposium: Football Feminism – Global Governance Perspectives. The Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law & Justice at NYU School Law will host a two-day symposium – Football Feminism: Global Governance Perspectives – on 24 – 25 February 2020. The symposium will bring together scholars and practitioners from around the world to critically examine the transnational system of governance that regulates football (soccer) through the lens of gender. The presentation and discussion of interdisciplinary research (works-in-progress) on this topic aims to elucidate the operation of discrimination in and through the structures, rules, and practices of football governance; to assess various understandings of, and approaches to, advancing gender equality in this context; and to contemplate innovative ideas for feminist reform or reimagination of an increasingly complex and globalized system of significant social, economic, and political import. Further information is available here.

2. University of Westminster Panel on Litigating Obligations Erga Omnes and Erga Omnes Partes before the ICJ. On 18 February 2020, 5.30pm, the University of Westminster will host a panel on “Litigating Obligations Erga Omnes and Erga Omnes Partes before the ICJ: The Gambia v. Myanmarand Beyond” with Eyal Benvenisti (Cambridge), Maria Irene Papa (Sapienza), Ulf Linderfalk (Lund) and Marco Longobardo (University of Westminster). The event is organised by the International Law at Westminster (ILaW) research cluster in cooperation with ILSA at Westminster Chapter. More information can be found here. Free registration is available here

3. Conference on Persistent and Emerging Challenges in International Fisheries Law. On 10 – 12 September 2020 a conference entitled “Persistent and Emerging Challenges in International Fisheries Law” will be held in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands. The conference is co-hosted by the University of the Faroe Islands and the Law of the Sea Institute of Iceland and gathers together 32 strong panelists, including judges of international courts and tribunals, prominent professors of international law, well established practitioners and young promising scholars. The Conference will focus on challenges that emerge and those that persist in international fisheries law, including IUU related matters, institutional mechanisms in RFMOs, jurisdictional aspects in regard to fisheries disputes, substantive aspects in regard to disputes on the conservation and management of transboundary fish stocks, trade related measures with respect to fisheries resources and fisheries related matters concering BBNJ. Visit the website for more information. Read the rest of this entry…

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Announcements: CfP Yearbook on International Investment Law and Policy; UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; ITLOS Training Programme; An EU Global Magnitsky Act? A RENFORCE Expert Dialogue; CfP 2020 Environmental Crimes Conference

Published on February 9, 2020        Author: 
 
 
1. Call for Papers: The Yearbook on International Investment Law and Policy (2019 Edition). The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI) is pleased to announce a call for papers for the 2019 edition of the Yearbook on International Investment Law and Policy. The Yearbook is published by Oxford University Press (OUP) in hardcopy, as an ebook, and as part of OUP’s Investment Claims online service. The Yearbook monitors current developments in international investment law and policy. We welcome submissions for Part Two of the Yearbook, which includes analyses of central thematic issues in the contemporary discussions on international investment law and policy. All papers must be original texts and are subject to double-blind peer review. Original contributions to be considered for publication in the Yearbook are accepted on a rolling basis until 28 February 2020; please send submissions to Lisa Sachs (lsachs1 {at} law.columbia(.)edu). Interested authors are encouraged to send their contributions, along with an abstract and table of contents, to Lisa Sachs. Footnotes should conform to guidelines available here. Further details can be found on CCSI’s website
2. New Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law. The Codification Division of the UN Office of Legal Affairs recently added the following mini-series to the Mini-Series of the United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law (AVL) website: Mr. Jorge E. Viñuales on “Law of State Responsibility” available in English and Spanish. The Audiovisual Library of International Law is also available as a podcast, which can be accessed through the preinstalled applications in Apple or Google devices, through SoundCloud or through the podcast application of your preference by searching “Audiovisual Library of International Law”.
 
3. ITLOS – Nippon Foundation Capacity Building and Training Programme 2020-2021. The ITLOS-Nippon Foundation Capacity-Building and Training Programme on Dispute Settlement under UNCLOS, July 2020 – March 2021, to be held at ITLOS (Hamburg, Germany), is welcoming applicants until 3 April 2020. For more information see the flyer and website.

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Announcements: UK-EU Negotiations for an Agreement on Their Future Relationship; Israeli National Election Webinar; Stanford Law School Vacancy; Changing Dimensions of Rule of Law Colloquium; Women’s Human Rights in the Twenty-First Century Conference; iCourts / Pluricourts PhD Summer School; Frankfurt Investment Law Workshop; ILA British Branch Spring Conference; CfS International and Comparative Disaster Law Essay Contest; Sustainable Ocean Project Conference; UN Audiovisual Library of International Law

Published on February 2, 2020        Author: 

 

1. UK-EU Negotiations for an Agreement on Their Future Relationship: What, How, When, and Why? The City Law School and the Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law would like to invite you to the following panel discussion: UK-EU Negotiations for an Agreement on Their Future Relationship: What, How, When, and Why? 12 February 2020 at 18:30 (City, University of London, C309 Tait Building). This panel brings together experts of unparalleled experience to discuss the negotiation between the UK and the EU for an agreement on their future relationship. Drawing on their insights into negotiating with the EU, they will address questions about both the substance and process of this new episode of Brexit. The speakers include: Chair: Professor Sir Alan Dashwood QC (Henderson Chambers), Sir Ivan Rogers (Former UK Permanent Representative to the EU) Christophe Bondy (Former Senior Counsel to Canada in the Canada-EU CETA negotiations). Welcome: Professor Panos Koutrakos (City, University of London). Attendance is free – please sign up here. The event will be followed by a wine reception.

2. What You Need to Know About the Upcoming Israeli National Election Webinar. The Law Library of Congress will be presenting a webinar, “What You Need to Know About the Upcoming Israeli National Election,” on 27 February at 10:00 a.m. eastern. Information on the webinar and registration instructions appear here.  This is part of a new series of webinars by the Law Library on foreign and comparative law. If you have any difficulties registering for the webinar, please call +1-202-707-5080. 

3. Stanford Law School Vacancy. Stanford Law School seeks to hire a teaching fellow for the LLM Program in International Economic Law, Business & Policy. The appointment is for a two-year position with the possibility of a third year by mutual agreement, beginning in August 2020. Full details are available here. The deadline to apply is 15 March 2020. Read the rest of this entry…

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Announcements: CfS Hague Yearbook of International Law; Customary IHL Research Fellow Vacancy; CfP Ethiopian Yearbook of International Law; Democracy and Information Warfare Conference; Conference on ICC’s Contribution to the Development and Enforcement of IHL

Published on January 26, 2020        Author: 

 

1. Call for Submissions: Hague Yearbook of International Law. The Hague Yearbook of International Law is now receiving submissions for its Volume 31, due to be published at the end of 2020. The Hague Yearbook of International Law is an internationally recognised journal with a wide-ranging and in-depth focus on various issues of international law. It aims to offer a platform for review of new developments in the field of international law. In addition, it devotes attention to developments in the international law institutions based in the international City of Peace and Justice, The Hague. Submissions on any issues of public or private international law in either English or French language are welcomed. Selected papers will be subject to peer-review before publication. As a general guide, most published papers are around 15,000 words, but shorter and longer pieces may also be accepted. Submissions should follow the OSCOLA style guide and should be sent to hagueyearbook {at} gmail(.)com before 15 April 2020.  

2. Customary IHL:Research Fellow – 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 position of a researcher 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, please see here and here. The closing date for applications is 16 February 2020. Interviews will take place during the week commencing 9 March 2020.

3. Call for Papers: Ethiopian Yearbook of International Law. The Ethiopian Yearbook of International Law (EtYIL) is a peer-reviewed academic book series that focuses on international, regional comparative legal and policy matters that most concern developing countries more generally and Ethiopia and (the Horn of) Africa specifically. The Yearbook has recently been independently evaluated and included in Scopus. We are pleased to invite interested scholars to consider submitting long or short articles, current development pieces, case reports and book reviews for consideration for the fifth (2020) volume of the Yearbook (submission guidelines and other details available here). Submission deadline for this volume is 30 November 2020. We would like to hear your potential ideas and topics at ethiopianyearbook {at} gmail(.)com. Read the rest of this entry…

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Announcements: Ghent University Vacancy for Predoctoral Researcher; CfP Junior Faculty Forum for International Law; International Conference on Climate Risk and Divestment; Dialogues on International Law Conference

Published on January 12, 2020        Author: 

 

1. Ghent University Vacancy for Predoctoral Researcher. Ghent University currently have a vacancy for a four-year doctoral research project dealing with the legality of extraterritorial/secondary sanctions and the possible judicial and non-judicial remedies for third States to counter such sanctions. Further information is available here

2. Call for Papers – Junior Faculty Forum for International Law. A call for papers has been issued for the Ninth Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law, convened by Dino Kritsiotis (Univ. of Nottingham – Law), Sarah M.H. Nouwen (Univ. of Cambridge/European Univ. Institute), and J.H.H. Weiler (New York Univ. – Law), together with guest conveners Han Liyu and Zhu Jingwen (both of Renmin Law School). The Ninth Forum will be held at the Renmin University of China in Beijing on 29 – 30 June 2020. The deadline for applications is 7 February 2020. The call is here. As with previous years, selected presentations from the Forum will be invited to appear in the European Journal of International Law. Read the rest of this entry…

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Announcements: International Legal Proceedings Relating to Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Event; Trade, Law and Development 12th Anniversary Special Issue

Published on January 5, 2020        Author: 

 

1. International Legal Proceedings Relating to Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Event. The University of Westminster is hosting  an event on the International Legal Proceedings Relating to Israeli-Palestinian Conflict on 16 January 2020 from 6-8pm. The presentation examines the significance of these initiatives with regard to the international legal standing of the parties and in terms of the addressing substantive legal controversies relating to the conflict. For more information, see here. You can book your place here

2. Trade, Law and Development 12th Anniversary Special Issue. The Board of Editors of Trade, Law and Development is pleased to announce ‘Trade in Services: A Holistic Solution to New-Found Issues in Trade Law?’ as the theme for its 12th Anniversary Special Issue (Vol. XII, No. 1). The GATS was enforced in 1995, when global dynamics in terms of trade, political and economic relations, development and policies was vastly different from what it is today. This theme has a two-fold objective: analysing existing literature on GATS, while, inter alia, also assessing areas such as education, e-commerce, new regulations, and competition law issues. An illustrative list of the sub-issues under the theme are: Digital Trade & E-Commerce, Brexit issues, the Trade in Services Agreement Negotiations, Impacts on Maritime Trade, etc. Manuscripts may be submitted via e-mail or ExpressO. For further information about the journal please click here. For submission guidelines, please click here. In case of any queries, please feel free to contact us at: editors[at]tradelawdevelopment[dot]com. Last date for submissions is 15 March 2020. 

 

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Announcements: CfP Colloquium on International Investment Law & State Capitalism; Emile Noël Fellowship Program; CfS Melbourne Journal of International Law

Published on December 22, 2019        Author: 

 

1. Call for Papers – ESIL supported Colloquium on ‘International Investment Law & State Capitalism’. The Athens Public International Law Center (Athens PIL) of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens School of Law is hosting a Colloquium on ‘International Investment Law & State Capitalism’, which will take place on 15 and 16 October 2020 in Athens, Greece, and is jointly organized by Athens PIL, the Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) at Tilburg University, and Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) College of Law. Abstracts must not exceed 800 words and must be submitted by email to agourg {at} law.uoa(.)gr; gdimitropoulos {at} hbku.edu(.)qa; and P.Delimatsis {at} uvt(.)nl. The full call for papers, including potential topics, can be found here

2. Emile Noël Fellowship Program. The Jean Monnet Center at NYU School of Law is currently accepting applications for its Emile Noël Fellowship Program  for AY 2020/21. Limited number of fellowships are available. Deadline is 15 January 2020.  For further information, she here

3. Call for Submissions: Melbourne Journal of International Law. The Editors of the Melbourne Journal of International Law (‘MJIL’), Australia’s premier generalist international law journal, are now inviting submissions for volume 21(1). The deadline for submissions is 31 January 2020. MJIL is a peer-reviewed academic journal based at the University of Melbourne and publishes innovative scholarly research and critical examination of issues in international law. Submissions and inquiries should be directed to law-mjil {at} unimelb.edu(.)au. For more information, please visit here.

 
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Announcements: Vacancy at the International Nuremberg Principles Academy; Custom and International Investment Law Conference; When Blockchain Meets Arbitration Conference

Published on December 15, 2019        Author: 

 

1. Vacancy at the International Nuremberg Principles Academy. The International Nuremberg Principles Academy (Nuremberg Academy), located in Nuremberg, the birthplace of modern international criminal law, is a non-profit foundation dedicated to the promotion of international criminal law and human rights.  The Nuremberg Academy is seeking to recruit a Project Officer with a special focus on working on the research project “Length of the Proceedings at the International Criminal Court”. For more information please see here.  

2. Conference: Custom and International Investment Law. On 23-24 September 2020 the Washington College of Law will hold a conference on Custom and International Investment Law. The conference will focus on the issues relating to the interaction between customary international law and international investment law, both from a theoretical and a practical perspective. It will bring together leading academics, international judges/arbitrators and other practitioners. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 1 April 2020. More information can be found here.

3. Conference: When Blockchain Meets Arbitration. This conference, When blockchain meets arbitration: the birth of decentralised justice” will take place on 31 January 2020 (9am-5 pm). It is organised by the Centre for European Law and Internationalisation (CELI). The conference explores the nascent concept of decentralized justice – that is to say, arbitration on a blockchain. A panel of speakers will discuss the interplay between blockchain and the law by conceptualizing smart contracts as legal constructs, including means to resolve smart contracts disputes. Taking Kleros as a case study, the discussion will then focus on the latest developments in both the theory and the practice of blockchain arbitration as well as its relationship with online arbitration. Bookings can be made here

 
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Announcements: UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; Research Positions NUS Centre for International Law; The Intensive Doctoral Week; CfP Conflict and Entanglement in the Global Legal Order; CfP Old and New Threats to Freedom of Expression; CfC Research Roundtable on Civil Liability for Human Rights Violations; CfA Oak Foundation Research Visitor Programme; ECHR Law Review 

Published on December 8, 2019        Author: 

 

1. New Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law. The Codification Division of the Office of Legal Affairs recently added the following lecture to the Lecture Series of the United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law (AVL) website: Ms. Vera Rusinova on “Human Rights in Armed Conflicts” available in English and Russian. The Audiovisual Library of International Law is also available as a podcast, which can be accessed through the preinstalled applications in Apple or Google devices, through SoundCloud or through the podcast application of your preference by searching “Audiovisual Library of International Law”.

2. Two Research Positions NUS Centre for International Law (CIL). NUS Centre for International Law (CIL) is hiring for 2 Research Positions. The first is a Research Associate/Fellow (CIL’s Oceans Law and Policy Programme) and the second a Research Associate/Fellow (MPA-CIL Oceans Governance Research Programme). Applications open 10 December 2019 and close on 20 January 2020. CIL is seeking applications from candidates with both an advanced degree in international law (PhD or LLM) and a demonstrable interest in the law of the sea, marine environmental law or the international regulation of shipping. Candidates with a particular interest in Southeast Asia and its regional institutions are strongly encouraged to apply. Interested applicants please see here and submit the required documents to cil.jobs {at} nus.edu(.)sg by 20 January 2020. 

3. The Intensive Doctoral Week. Initiated in 2011, the Intensive Doctoral Week (IDW) is a co-organised initiative led by Sciences Po Law School and the Law and Political Science Doctoral School of Paris Nanterre University as well as a great number of partners in the world (For more information on previous IDW events). Limited to a small number of PhD researchers coming from partners’ institutions and from other Law Schools, the IDW is designed as a PhD-training Lab. It aims at enabling researchers to present their own topics, to discuss their own work, and to engage their ideas with renowned Law professors, from France or abroad. Registration is free. Applications will be examined and selected by an independent committee of experts. To apply, fill in the online application. The deadline for application is 10 February 2020. More information is here. Read the rest of this entry…

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