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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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New Publication: Leuven Manual on the International Law Applicable to Peace Operations

18/01/2018 – 5:28 pm |

General Editors: Terry Gill, Universiteit van Amsterdam; Dieter Fleck, International Society for Military Law and the Law of War; William H. Boothby, Geneva Centre for Security Policy; Alfons Vanheusden, Belgian Ministry of Defence

Assistant Editors:
Mr. Marco Benatar, Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law; Mr. Remy Jorritsma, Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law

 The Leuven Manual is the authoritative, comprehensive overview of the rules that are to be followed in peace operations conducted by the United Nations, the European Union, NATO, the African Union and other organisations, with detailed commentary on best practice in relation to those rules.

  • Topics covered include human rights, humanitarian law, gender aspects, the use of force and detention by peacekeepers, the protection of civilians, and the relevance of the laws of the host State.
  • Represents the most authoritative manual in the field, developed by a global group of experts.
  • Combines clearly articulated legal rules with commentary on interpreting the rules in practice.
  • Offers policy recommendations in cases where the law is silent or unclear.

Call for Papers: Responding to Legitimacy Challenges: Opportunities and Choices for the European Court of Human Rights

16/01/2018 – 11:50 am |

PluriCourts invites contributions for its upcoming workshop, ‘Responding to Legitimacy Challenges: Opportunities and Choices for the European Court of Human Rights‘, to take place on 21 September 2018 at the European Court of Human Rights.
Deadline for submission: 15 February 2018.
Read the full announcement here.

EUI Conference: ‘Challenges to EU Law and Governance in the Member States’, 8 June 2018

11/01/2018 – 5:05 pm |

* With thanks to Dr Clara Rauchegger and Dr Anna Wallerman, Max Weber Fellows, European University Institute.
The conference on ‘Challenges to EU Law and Governance in the Member States’ will be held on 8 June 2018 at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. Michal Bobek, Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the EU, will deliver the keynote address.
The deadline for submitting an …

New article on the Human Rights Committee – Legacy and Promise

09/01/2018 – 10:12 am |

A new and interesting article on the Human Rights Committee is available via SSRN. The article is written by Professor Anja Seibert-Fohr of the University of Heidelberg, who is herself a member of the Committee, and it provides readers with an introduction to the work of this quasi-judicial expert body. Here is the link and abstract:
The UN Human Rights Committee, which is recognized for its legal expertise in …

International Court Authority

08/01/2018 – 9:33 am |

Karen Alter, Larry Helfer and Mikael Rask Madsen have published a new paper on International Court Authority that also serves as an introduction to a larger project that is forthcoming on Oxford University Press.
Here is the abstract:
An innovative, interdisciplinary and far-reaching examination of the actual reality of international courts, International Court Authority (Oxford University Press, 2018) challenges fundamental preconceptions about when, why, and how international …

The end of the ICTY?

03/01/2018 – 5:36 pm |

* By Furtuna Sheremeti. Furtuna is a law graduate from the University of Prishtina. She holds an MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice from University of Oxford and is currently doing her doctorate at KU Leuven in Belgium on state crime, harm and reparations.
This article was originally produced for and published by Kosovo2.0. It has been republished here with permission.
In its 24 years, the international …

Judge  Buergenthal’s interviews on human rights included in the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law

18/12/2017 – 4:21 pm | Comments Off on Judge  Buergenthal’s interviews on human rights included in the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law

To commemorate the International Human Rights Day (10 December of each year) and the upcoming 70th  anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the Codification Division of the Office of Legal Affairs has added a two-part interview with Judge Thomas Buergenthal by Professor Sean Murphy (respectively 43 and 53 minutes).
Judge Buergenthal shares some personal moments from his life, as well as his extensive experience in international …

CALL FOR PAPERS – UTRECHT JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL AND EUROPEAN LAW 

07/12/2017 – 3:54 pm | Comments Off on CALL FOR PAPERS – UTRECHT JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL AND EUROPEAN LAW 

The Utrecht Journal of International and European Law (UJIEL) is accepting submissions for its General Issue on International and European law to be published in August 2018.
Deadline for submissions: 9 April 2018!
Articles should be submitted online  and authors should follow our submission guidelines .
The Utrecht Journal has a word limit of 15,000 words (incl. footnotes). Please view our website for full details.
 

The ICTY has rendered its final judgement in the Prlić et al. appeal case

30/11/2017 – 6:59 pm | Comments Off on The ICTY has rendered its final judgement in the Prlić et al. appeal case

* ICTY Press Release, 29 November 2017
The Appeals Chamber has given its judgement in Prosecutor v. Jadranko Prlić et al., in what was the Tribunal’s most voluminous appeal as well as its final case.
* Trial Judgement Summary for Prlić et al.
* Case information sheet
* Judgement – Volume I
* Judgement – Volume II
* Judgement – Volume III
* Statement on passing of Slobodan Praljak
The Appeals Chamber affirmed almost all of the Trial Chamber’s convictions of …

ICTY has convicted Ratko Mladić for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity

30/11/2017 – 6:50 pm | Comments Off on ICTY has convicted Ratko Mladić for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity

* ICTY Press Release, 22 November 2017
In the final Trial Judgement of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), Trial Chamber I convicted Ratko Mladić, former Commander of the Main Staff of the Bosnian Serb Army (VRS) of genocide, crimes against humanity and violations of the laws or customs of war. These crimes were committed by Serb forces during the armed conflict in …

CfP: 19th Annual Student Human Rights Conference, University of Nottingham Human Rights Law Centre, 17 March 2018

29/11/2017 – 4:37 pm | Comments Off on CfP: 19th Annual Student Human Rights Conference, University of Nottingham Human Rights Law Centre, 17 March 2018

The 19th Annual Student Human Rights Conference, ‘Human Rights in a Digitalised World’, convened by the University of Nottingham Human Rights Law Centre, will take place on 17 March 2018.
This year, the Conference Committee will be welcoming papers from postgraduate students that discuss the following themes:

Protecting the Right to Private Life in a Digitalised World.
National and International Security vs. Individual Rights.
The Internet as a Platform for expressing Ideas: …

Oxford University Press has launched ‘Oxford International Organizations’

23/11/2017 – 3:39 pm | Comments Off on Oxford University Press has launched ‘Oxford International Organizations’

Oxford International Organizations
 Instant online access to primary materials and essential analysis on the law of international organizations:

One-stop online resource for researchers to access a full overview of the legal frameworks, processes, and impact of organizations
Launching with over 150 commentaries and documents with continuous updates
Includes materials on UN, WHO, IMF, and World Bank
Now freely available online until 30th June 2018

 Oxford University Press has recently launched Oxford International Organizations (OXIO), a new addition …

CfP, Radboud Economic Law Conference – 3rd ed – Upgrading Trade and Services in EU and International Economic Law – 15 June 2018 – Nijmegen, NL

21/11/2017 – 4:27 pm | Comments Off on CfP, Radboud Economic Law Conference – 3rd ed – Upgrading Trade and Services in EU and International Economic Law – 15 June 2018 – Nijmegen, NL

On Friday, 15 June 2018, the 3rd edition of the Radboud Economic Law International Conference will take place at the Faculty of Law of Radboud University Nijmegen. This event will be focused on ‘Upgrading Trade and Services in EU and International Economic Law’. 
The conference website with information about the conference concept, the detailed programme, the call for papers, the NOVA points awarded, the registration procedure, etc. can be accessed HERE.
This one day conference is organized in two successive …

What happens when criminal justice goes international?

13/11/2017 – 11:21 am | Comments Off on What happens when criminal justice goes international?

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 …

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

04/11/2017 – 8:21 pm | Comments Off on CfP: Cambridge International Law Conference on ‘Non-State Actors and International Law’, 3-4 April 2018

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 | Comments Off on The new subsidiarity doctrine of the European Court of Human Rights

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 | Comments Off on CfP: International Review of the Red Cross special issue 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 …

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

30/10/2017 – 3:47 pm | Comments Off on Call for papers: Interest Group on International Legal Theory and Philosophy, ESIL 2018 Annual Conference

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

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, …