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Professional life in The Hague bubble

22/06/2015 – 4:19 pm |

Two weeks ago, I was doing fieldwork in The Hague. The object was to study the international criminal courts and the field of stakeholders around them. As a sociologist, my research is based on interviews supported by different forms of statistical and written material. My latest trip to The Hague will serve here as an introduction to the contributions I intend to make to the …

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Call for Papers /Human Rights Protection, Human Rights Public Policies, Democracy and Governance

15/07/2015 – 3:07 pm |

International Journal of Human Rights and Constitutional Studies (IJHRCS) is a journal based on an independent academic synergy of more than forty academics, experts in the field of human rights and governance from all over the world. Over the past two years it has foster the academic dialogue concerning all the modern subject of constitutional law and human rights protection from a global perspective. It had provided novel and original material in the fields of current economic and political crises, globalised democratic governance, human rights public policies, the theory and philosophy of rights, comparative constitutional law and methodology of law. The IJHRCS is an indexed by citation journal open especially to young researchers.

International Journal of Human Rights and Constitutional Studies issues an open call to young academics and researchers on the following topics:

  • International constitutional law
  • International human rights protection
  • Comparative constitutional law
  • Constitutional theory and policy
  • Theory of rights
  • Philosophy of rights
  • Globalisation and governance
  • Constitutional rights, constitutional freedoms
  • Methodology of law
  • Constitutional politics
  • EU constitutionalisation
  • Migration and multiculturalism
  • Democratic deficit theory
  • Political parties and elections
  • Digital participation, e-democracy, e-governance

Information on the IJHRCS as well as guidelines for authors and submissions can be found in: http://www.inderscience.com/jhome.php?jcode=IJHRCS For information and questions you can contact the Chief Editor of the Journal at akrivopoulouchristina@gmail.com (Ms Christina Akrivopoulou, PhD Constitutional Law AUTH, Greek Refugee Appeals Authority).

Call for Abstracts: International Crimes Database Project

28/06/2015 – 2:25 pm |

Call for Abstracts: International Crimes Database Project

The International Crimes Database (ICD) invites submissions of short articles for publication in the online paper series of the ICD, the ICD Briefs.
The ICD is an online database, launched in 2013, and is hosted and maintained by the T.M.C. Asser Instituut in The Hague and supported by the Netherlands Ministry of Security and Justice and the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague. It is furthermore …

14th Annual Colloquium of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, Oslo, 2016

19/06/2015 – 5:05 pm |

The Environment in Court: Environmental protection in national and international courts, tribunals, and compliance mechanisms
PluriCourts, Center of Excellence for the Study of the Legitimacy of International Courts and Tribunals at the University of Oslo, will host the 14th Annual Colloquium of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, 20-25 June 2016 (http://iucnael2016.no).
We are currently inviting abstract submissions for presentations at the 2016 Oslo Colloquium by 15 January …

7 PhD Fellowships available at the Faculty of Law, University of Oslo

18/06/2015 – 2:07 pm | One Comment

7 PhD Fellowships within legal research are available at the Faculty of Law of the University of Oslo, the leading educational and research institution in law in Norway, with some 90 PhD students. Of the announced positions, five fellowships are reserved for the following Norwegian legal disciplines: Legal History, tax law, civil procedure, criminal procedure, property law, administrative law, family law, and law of succession. Applicants for these fellowships …

Call for Papers: ‘Intellectual Property in International and European Law’, UJIEL

17/06/2015 – 8:16 am |

The Utrecht Journal of International and European Law has issued a Call for Papers for its upcoming Special Issue (82nd edition) on ‘Intellectual Property in International and European Law’. With technological advancement and innovative practices occurring ever more frequently, individuals and undertakings often turn to intellectual property law to protect their ideas and seek remedies where appropriate (e.g. the recent Apple v Samsung design dispute).
Recent developments in intellectual property are …

Registration open for the 11th Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law, 10-12 September 2015, Oslo

15/06/2015 – 8:54 am |

Registration is now open for the 11th Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law to be held at the University of Oslo on 10 – 12 September 2015. The conference theme is:
The Judicialization of International Law – A Mixed Blessing?
 
Conference highlights include:
·         A Keynote Panel on A Turn to the Rule of Law in International Politics: The Role of the International Judiciary with …

In memoriam: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Otto Triffterer

10/06/2015 – 11:47 am |

Prof. Otto Triffterer passed away on 1 June 2015. A great loss for international law scholarship in general and for international criminal lawyers in particular. Attached is an announcement from the University of Salzburg.

New author: Mikkel Jarle Christensen

08/06/2015 – 2:50 pm |

The International Law Observer is happy to announce that a new author has joined our team: Mikkel Jarle Christensen is Assistant professor in the Danish National Research Foundation’s Centre of Excellence for International Courts (iCourts), Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen. He can be followed on Twitter as well. His research is focused on the sociology of international criminal law. This internationalization is far from …

Reminder CfP: The Present and Future Role of Investment Treaty Arbitration in Adjudicating Environmental Disputes, Deadline: 15 July 2015

06/06/2015 – 2:04 pm |

PluriCourts, Centre of Excellence at the University of Oslo, is organizing an international symposium entitled ‘The Present and Future Role of Investment Treaty Arbitration in Adjudicating Environmental Disputes’. The symposium will be hosted at the faculty of law of the University of Oslo on November 5 and 6, 2015.
Symposium Theme: The symposium will focus on investment treaty arbitration from a forward-looking perspective on how future …

Call for Papers: Academic International Conference on Interdisciplinary Legal Studies, University of Cambridge

01/06/2015 – 2:08 pm |

The Academic International Conference on Interdisciplinary Legal Studies – AICILS 2015 (Cambridge) Organising Committee has now issued CALL FOR PAPERS to be presented in Ju­ly 2015 conference, which will be held in the University of Cambridge, Newnham College, Cam­bridge, United Kingdom. The overall objective of the AICILS is to provide platform and stimulate discussion on key Interdisciplinary legal issues affecting politics, economics, history, psycholo­gy, criminology,  sociology, socio-legal studies and medicine.
AICILS …

Call for Papers – The European Court of Human Rights: Promoter or Predator of Democratic Transitions?

20/05/2015 – 8:35 am |

Sponsored by the Research Programme Democracy as Idea and Practice – University of Oslo
Organized by PluriCourts – Faculty of Law – University of Oslo and Center for Global Public Law at Koҫ University – Istanbul September 19-20 2015
Project Overview
The mandate of the European Court of Human Rights has always been since its creation the anchoring of “effective political democracy” in its Member States. These objectives …

ESIL Annual Conference 2015, Oslo – Registration: early bird fees applicable until 30 April 2015

15/04/2015 – 4:22 pm |

The 11th Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law (Oslo, September 10-12, 2015) will be hosted by the University of Oslo’s PluriCourts Center on the Legitimate Roles on the Judiciary in the Global Order.
The conference is entitled “The Judicialization of International Law – A Mixed Blessing ?”. The conference will address the international law aspects of the increased judicialization from an interdisciplinary perspective. …

Salzburg Law School on International Criminal Law, Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law, 2-12 August 2015

09/04/2015 – 12:30 pm |

Seventeenth Summer Session of the Salzburg Law School on International Criminal Law, Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law
The Salzburg Law School on International Criminal Law, Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law (SLS) welcomes applications for its Seventeenth Summer Session, Sunday 2 to Wednesday 12 August 2015.
SLS is an intensive summer course founded by Prof. Otto Triffterer at the University of Salzburg in 1999. It is targeted at advanced law students, …

Matthew Saul, Popular Governance of Post-Conflict Reconstruction: The Role of International Law

03/04/2015 – 1:42 pm |

By Matthew Saul, PluriCourts, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo
I am very pleased that Cambridge University Press recently published my book, Popular Governance of Post-Conflict Reconstruction: The Role of International Law. It is, in essence, a book about how international law connects to the legitimacy and effectiveness challenges associated with internationally enabled post-conflict reconstruction.
In the book, I concentrate on recent periods in the history of …

United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law

02/04/2015 – 9:14 am |

Readers of our blog should have a look at the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law. It is a good resource for easy-access to, for example, presentations from eminent scholars on the various sub-chapters of international law. Here is the official description:

The Audiovisual Library (AVL) is one of the educational components under the Programme of Assistance, established in 1965 by the United Nations General Assembly. …

Venice Academy of Human Rights, 6-15 July

31/03/2015 – 7:16 pm |

The Venice Academy of Human Rights, which will take place from 6 till 15 July, is an international and interdisciplinary programme of excellence for human rights education, research and debate. It provides an enriching forum for emerging ideas, practices and policy options in the field of human rights. The Academy hosts distinguished experts to promote critical and useful research and innovation through the exchange of …

CfP: International Conference on International Law and Domestic Policies – 30-31 October 2015, Ankara, Turkey

30/03/2015 – 6:54 pm |

Turgut Ozal University School of Law, in cooperation with Association for Canadian Studies and IDI, invites scholars and policy-makers to submit paper proposals to International Conference on International Law and Domestic Policies. The Conference will take place on 30-31 October 2015 in Ankara, Turkey.
The aim of this International Conference is to evaluate the impact of international law and transnational law on the legal orders of …

Traineeships at the European Court of Justice

24/03/2015 – 11:01 pm |

Traineeships at the European Court of Justice
Three unpaid traineeships of approximately 3 months will be available in the chambers of Judge Christopher Vajda at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg from, respectively, 1) October 2015 to December 2015, 2) January 2016 to March 2016 and 3) April 2016 until mid-July 2016.
Applicants should be able to demonstrate a knowledge of European Union law, have a …

University of Amsterdam’s Institute for Information Law third annual Summer Course on Privacy Law and Policy, July 6-10, 2015

19/03/2015 – 8:53 am |

Opportunity to Study Privacy Law in Amsterdam this Summer:
The University of Amsterdam’s Institute for Information Law will be holding its third annual Summer Course on Privacy Law and Policy from July 6-10, 2015. The course will focus on privacy law and policy related to the Internet, electronic communications and online and social media. It will feature a faculty of leading experts from the EU and …