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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 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 supported by many prestigious international legal institutions, such as the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the International Criminal Court and the International Committee of the Red Cross.

The online ICD article series ICD Briefs is another way in which the website provides in-depth information and insights to visitors through a series of short articles on topics related to international crimes and international criminal jurisprudence. In addition, the series offers scholars and practitioners the opportunity to make their work available to an international network of ICD users. Some of our ICD Briefs have even been included in the Peace Palace Library’s collection. For this series, we are now publishing a call for abstracts.

Please send an abstract of your submission (500 words, incl. brief biographies or author affiliations) to editors@internationalcrimesdatabase.org by 1 July. Please also include a CV with your submission. Authors of selected abstracts will be informed by 15 July. Selected authors should be prepared to submit a full paper for review by 1 October. The ICD editorial team will decide which of the full papers will be published on the ICD website.

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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 |

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 …

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 …

The Present and Future Role of Investment Treaty Arbitration in Adjudicating Environmental Disputes (Oslo, 5-6 November 2015) – Call for Papers, 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 …

Academy of European Law summer courses at the European University Institute, Florence

18/03/2015 – 10:26 am |

* With thanks to Valentina Spiga for bringing this to our attention.
The Academy of European Law summer courses at the European University Institute, Florence
 The Academy of European Law summer courses in Human Rights Law and European Union law, given by leading authorities from the worlds of practice and academia, provide high-level programmes for researchers and legal practitioners.
This year’s Human Rights Law Course will be held on 15 …

4th annual conference of the Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law (CJICL), 8-9 May 2015

16/03/2015 – 3:30 pm |

* With thanks to Anika Seemann and Clara Rauchegger (conference conveners) for bringing this to my attention.
Registration is now open for the 4th annual conference of the Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law (CJICL) to be held at the University of Cambridge on 8 and 9 May 2015. The conference theme is Developing Democracy: Conversations on Democratic Governance in International, European and Comparative Law.
Conference …