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Colleen Rohan and Gentian Zyberi (eds), Defense Perspectives on International Criminal Justice (Cambridge University Press, 2017)

15/05/2017 – 2:40 pm | Comments Off on Colleen Rohan and Gentian Zyberi (eds), Defense Perspectives on International Criminal Justice (Cambridge University Press, 2017)

Edited by Colleen Rohan (International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY)) and Gentian Zyberi (Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo). For a discount see the flyer Defence Perspectives on International Criminal Justice_Flyer.
Introduction
The edited volume ‘Defense Perspectives on International Criminal Justice’ is the first comprehensive book focusing on the multi-faceted role of the Defence in international criminal proceedings. This examination of the role …

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What happens when criminal justice goes international?

13/11/2017 – 11:21 am |

Mikkel Jarle Christensen, associate professor in iCourts, and Ron Levi, professor at the Munk School of Global Affairs, have published a new edited volume with Routledge: International Practices of Criminal Law: Social and Legal Perspectives.

The edited volume examines the practitioners, practices, and institutions that are transforming the relationship between criminal justice and international governance. The book links two dimensions of international criminal justice, by analyzing the fields of international criminal law and international police cooperation. Although often thought of separately, each of these fields presents criminal justice as a governance method for resolving international challenges and crises. By focusing on examples from international criminal tribunals, transitional justice, transnational crime, and transnational policing and prosecution, the contributors to this collection all examine how criminal justice is unmoored from the state, while also attending to the struggles and challenges that emerge when criminal justice is used as a form of international action. International Practices of Criminal Justice: Social and Legal Perspectives breaks new ground in criminology, international legal studies and the sociology of law, and will be of interest to students, scholars, and practitioners across a wide array of fields in criminal justice, international law, and international governance.

More information can be found here.

CfP: Cambridge International Law Conference on ‘Non-State Actors and International Law’, 3-4 April 2018

04/11/2017 – 8:21 pm |

The Editors of the Cambridge International Law Journal (CILJ) and the Conference Convenors welcome submissions for the Cambridge International Law Conference 2018, which will be held at the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge on the 3rd and 4th of April 2018.
THEME
This year, the Conference invites the submission of papers under the theme ‘Non-State Actors and International Law’. In addition to scholarly research which looks …

The new subsidiarity doctrine of the European Court of Human Rights

03/11/2017 – 12:38 pm |

Professor and Principal Investigator of iCourts, Mikael Rask Madsen, has published a new article in the Journal of International Dispute Resolution: Rebalancing European Human Rights: Has the Brighton Declaration Engendered a New Deal on Human Rights in Europe? 
Here is the abstract:
Has the Brighton Declaration produced a New Deal on European human rights by assigning a new and more central role to national legal and political institutions and …

CfP: International Review of the Red Cross special issue on protracted armed conflict

01/11/2017 – 4:50 pm |

Protracted armed conflicts are characterized by their longevity, intractability and mutability. This is not a new phenomenon, but some particular trends seen in today’s protracted conflicts, such as emerging technologies, pervasive media coverage, and so on, are specific to our times.
This issue of the Review will discuss strategies being put in place to respond to humanitarian needs arising in protracted armed conflict, such as multi-year …

Call for papers: Interest Group on International Legal Theory and Philosophy, ESIL 2018 Annual Conference

30/10/2017 – 3:47 pm |

The ESIL Interest Group on International Legal Theory and Philosophy will be organizing its own event in the context of the 2018 ESIL Annual Conference, to be held in Manchester, on 13-15 September 2018. The theme of this event is:
Transcendent principles and pluralism in international law: the complex, the simple, and the universal
Deadline for abstracts: 31 December 2017!
Please see ESIL-IGILTP Call for Papers for further details.

CfP: Vulnerability, Protection, and Agency: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Migration, 24-25 May 2018, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo, Norway

30/10/2017 – 3:14 pm |

This conference is organized by the Faculty of Law of the University of Oslo Research Group on International Law and Governance in collaboration with the Research Group on Human Rights, Armed Conflict, and Law of Peace & Security, and the Peace Research Institute of Oslo (PRIO).
Migration is presenting a challenge to migration practitioners, policymakers and academics given the manifestation of extra-territorial approaches, increased reliance on technology, …

Call for abstracts: The Neglected Methodologies of International Law, Workshop, 31 January 2018

23/10/2017 – 3:45 pm |

 The University of Leicester School of Law invites proposals of early career researchers for papers at a workshop on ‘The Neglected Methodologies of International Law – Empirical, Socio-Legal and Comparative’ to be held on 31 January 2018.
 Methodologies of international law remain predominantly doctrinal. However, new approaches to international legal research are emerging. These range from pioneering socio- legal studies in the fields of international economic …

Election Forensics: A Tool for Courts?

16/10/2017 – 2:53 pm | Comments Off on Election Forensics: A Tool for Courts?

Dmitry Kurnosov of iCourts in Copenhagen has published a new article: Election Forensics: A Tool for Courts?
Here is the abstract:
Election forensics is increasingly popular in Political Science as a tool for detecting electoral fraud. It helps find suspicious patterns in turnout and vote distribution. It also gains traction in media and among the public. However, courts have not yet considered the potential of this technique. …

CfP: Central Asian Yearbook of International and Comparative Law, volume 1 (2018)

14/10/2017 – 5:20 pm | Comments Off on CfP: Central Asian Yearbook of International and Comparative Law, volume 1 (2018)

KIMEP University’s School of Law will launch a Central Asian Yearbook of International and Comparative Law, in 2018. The Yearbook will be published by T. M. C. Asser Press (The Netherlands) and Springer (Germany), and will be a first Yearbook of its kind, run by a team of leading law scholars from Central Asia and supported by an international Advisory Board.
Authors from Central Asian States …

Leiden Journal of International Law, 30th Anniversary Symposium on The Trajectories of International Legal Histories, 20 October

09/10/2017 – 9:11 am | Comments Off on Leiden Journal of International Law, 30th Anniversary Symposium on The Trajectories of International Legal Histories, 20 October

Leiden Journal of International Law, 30th Anniversary Symposium on The Trajectories of International Legal Histories, 20 October 2017, The Hague
ABOUT
Thirty years ago, the Leiden Journal of International Law was born, at a time when the writing of histories was hardly a popular endeavour for international legal scholars. In his 1987 article ‘Probleme der Völkerrechtsgeschichte’ (‘The Problems of International Legal History’), Heinhard Steiger argued that only very few, ‘mostly authors …

CfP: ‘Turkey and International Law: History, Present and Future’, 14 December, Istanbul, Turkey (Koç University)

02/10/2017 – 4:06 pm | Comments Off on CfP: ‘Turkey and International Law: History, Present and Future’, 14 December, Istanbul, Turkey (Koç University)

International law’s encounters with Turkey and Turkey’s encounters with international law have a long-standing and rich history. Ranging from the Ottoman Empire’s history of treaty engagement with the Concert of Europe states to the Treaty of Lausanne that underpins the international legal personality of the Turkish Republic, and from arguably one of the most cited cases of the Permanent Court of International Justice, Lotus/Bozkurt, to …

Applications for up to two 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowships in Political Philosophy or Legal Theory on the legitimacy of International Courts and Tribunals

22/09/2017 – 2:28 pm | Comments Off on Applications for up to two 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowships in Political Philosophy or Legal Theory on the legitimacy of International Courts and Tribunals

PluriCourts invites applications for up to two 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowships in Political Philosophy or Legal Theory on the legitimacy of International Courts and Tribunals.
PluriCourts is a Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order, at the University of Oslo (www.pluricourts.com).
Deadline for application: November 1, 2017.
Read the full announcement here.

Just published: Autumn 2017 issue of the European Journal of Legal Studies

22/09/2017 – 1:25 pm | Comments Off on Just published: Autumn 2017 issue of the European Journal of Legal Studies

The new Autumn 2017 issue of the European Journal of Legal Studies is now online.
Founded in 2007, the EJLS celebrates with the publication of issue 10 (1) its 10th anniversary. The articles in this issue once again reflect the EJLS’ long-standing commitment to young, contextual and critical legal scholarship that also engages with a discussion of timely and topical socio-political issues.
The topics tackled in this …

PluriCourts workshop on ‘The political and legal theory of international courts and tribunals’, Oslo, June 18-19, 2018

17/09/2017 – 2:57 pm | Comments Off on PluriCourts workshop on ‘The political and legal theory of international courts and tribunals’, Oslo, June 18-19, 2018

PluriCourts invites to a workshop on The political and legal theory of international courts and tribunals, to take place in Oslo on June 18-19, 2018.
We welcome papers that address one or more such International Courts (ICs), on such themes as:

The appropriate legitimacy standards for ICs from the perspectives of history of ideas and/or contemporary legal and political theory, such as human rights, transparency, or rule …

Judicial Deference Allows European Consensus to Emerge

30/08/2017 – 2:50 pm | Comments Off on Judicial Deference Allows European Consensus to Emerge

Shai Dothan, associate professor in iCourts, has published a new article entitled: Judicial Deference Allows European Consensus to Emerge. The article is a heavily updated version of a previous working paper that is also forthcoming in Chicago Journal of International Law.
Abstract:
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) searches for human rights policies that are adopted by the majority of the countries in Europe. Using a doctrine known …

Call for Papers: Prague-Nottingham symposium on ‘Effectiveness, Impact and Monitoring of Non-UN Sanctions’, 10 November 2017

08/07/2017 – 2:52 pm | Comments Off on Call for Papers: Prague-Nottingham symposium on ‘Effectiveness, Impact and Monitoring of Non-UN Sanctions’, 10 November 2017

ESIL Prague-Nottingham  symposium
The European Society of International Law calls for submissions of scholarly paper proposals for the forthcoming symposium to be held in Nottingham on 10 November 2017.
The Call for Papers can be found online on the ESIL website. Interested participants should submit an abstract (of less than 750 words) summarizing the paper to be presented at the symposium before the deadline of 31 July.
Drafts of selected papers will …

International Review of the Red Cross: Call for papers on protracted armed conflict

04/07/2017 – 10:10 pm | Comments Off on International Review of the Red Cross: Call for papers on protracted armed conflict

Protracted armed conflicts are characterized by their longevity, intractability and mutability. This is not a new phenomenon, but some particular trends seen in today’s protracted conflicts, such as emerging technologies, pervasive media coverage, and so on, are specific to our times.
This issue of the Review will discuss strategies being put in place to respond to humanitarian needs arising in protracted armed conflict, such as multi-year …

Advisory Opinion on the Legal Consequences of the Separation of the Chagos Archipelago from Mauritius in 1965

29/06/2017 – 10:35 pm | Comments Off on Advisory Opinion on the Legal Consequences of the Separation of the Chagos Archipelago from Mauritius in 1965

* Based on the ICJ Press Release 2017/27 (29 June 2017).
On 22 June 2017, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted resolution A/RES/71/292 (with 94 votes in favor, 15 against, and 65 abstaining) in which, referring to Article 65 of the Statute of the Court, it requested the International Court of Justice to give an advisory opinion on the following questions:
(a) “Was the process …

Rebalancing European Human Rights: Has the Brighton Declaration Engendered a New Deal on Human Rights in Europe?

27/06/2017 – 4:30 pm | Comments Off on Rebalancing European Human Rights: Has the Brighton Declaration Engendered a New Deal on Human Rights in Europe?

Celebrating iCourts working paper number 100, the series just published professor Mikael Rask Madsen article Rebalancing European Human Rights: Has the Brighton Declaration Engendered a New Deal on Human Rights in Europe? The article is also forthcoming in Journal of International Dispute Settlement.
Here is the abstract:
Has the Brighton Declaration produced a New Deal on European human rights in terms of engendering a new and more central …