20/08/2016 – 2:47 pm
| Comments Off on Edited volume: ‘An Institutional Approach to the Responsibility to Protect’, Cambridge University Press, 2016 (paperback)
My edited book entitled ‘An Institutional Approach to the Responsibility to Protect’ has recently been published as paperback by Cambridge University Press (35 GBP).
Through its 22 chapters, covering
the responsibilities of the State;
the main political organs of the UN;
important regional and security organizations;
international judicial institutions and the regional human rights protection systems;
the book examines the roles and responsibilities of the international community regarding the responsibility to …
From 9 to 15 July 2017, the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies at Leiden University and its Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum on International Humanitarian Law will host their second IHL Summer School in The Hague, in close cooperation with the Netherlands Red Cross. This unique programme aims to give a broad overview of the laws of armed conflict and gives opportunities to test the acquisition of knowledge through interactive exercises, including a paint ball simulation and a moot court. During the week, the participants will be addressed by renowned IHL academics and practitioners. The summer school is open to students and professionals who would like to acquire a general knowledge of International Humanitarian Law.
Course themes include:
Historical Development of International Humanitarian Law
Classification of Conflicts
Protection of the Civilian Population
Combatants and Prisoners of War
Conduct of Hostilities: Targeting Military Objectives
Conduct of Hostilities: Means and Methods of Warfare
Compliance and Legal Remedies
The Interplay between International Humanitarian Law and International Criminal Law
The Interplay between International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law
* A lot of the background information used below is taken from the BBC Syria timeline profile. The post has been amended to portray better the cause for the beginning of the conflict in Syria.
A lot has been written about the armed conflict in Syria in international law blogs including Ejil:Talk, Opinio Juris and Just Security, especially after the US attack deploying 59 Tomahawk cruise …
The theme of this special edition of the Journal of Human Rights and International Legal Discourse is the relationship between international humanitarian law and international human rights law. This is a topic that has prompted considerable academic debate ever since the Geneva Conventions and Universal Declaration of Human rights were drafted in the late 1940s. In the early years, the debate centred on the question …
The Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland Galway is pleased to announce that the annual International Criminal Court Summer School will take place from 19 to 23 June.
The annual International Criminal Court Summer School at the Irish Centre for Human Rights is the premier summer school specialising on the International Criminal Court. The summer school allows participants the opportunity to …
The new Spring 2017 issue of the European Journal of Legal Studies has gone online: http://ejls.eu/issue/23/.
The topics tackled in this edition range from the Council of Europe Istanbul Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence, over the European Court of Justice’s interpretation of the fundamental right to conduct business, to the cross-border portability of online content services in the EU and …
Data flows are central to an increasingly large share of the economy. A wide array of products and business models—from the sharing economy and artificial intelligence to autonomous vehicles and embedded medical devices—rely on personal data. Consequently, privacy regulation leaves a large economic footprint. As with any regulatory enterprise, the key to sound data policy is striking a balance between competing interests and norms that …
24/03/2017 – 10:29 am
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The Global Campus of Human Rights is proud to announce the launch of the Global Campus Human Rights Journal (GCHRJ), a peer-reviewed online publication serving as a forum for rigorous scholarly analysis, critical commentaries, and reports on recent developments pertaining to human rights and democratisation globally. The first issue is now available online at https://globalcampus.eiuc.org/human-rights-journal.
GCHRJ is edited by a team of three, led by Frans …
* With thanks to Anne Christine Lie, managing editor of the NJHR.
Nordic Journal of Human Rights (2017) Volume 35, Issue 1, pp 1-84.
The Nordic Journal of Human Rights spring issue of 2017 features four research articles covering a wide range of human rights topics: the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, tort law and human rights in business, the right to health care in …
12/03/2017 – 6:11 pm
| Comments Off on The Cambridge International and European Law Conference 2017, “Transforming Institutions”, 23-24 March 2017, University of Cambridge
The Cambridge International and European Law Conference shall take place on Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th March 2017. The conference is organized by the Cambridge International Law Journal in association with the Centre for European Legal Studies (CELS) and Monckton Chambers.
The theme of this year’s conference is “Transforming Institutions” and shall take place in the David Williams Building, Law Faculty, The University of Cambridge.
The full …
01/03/2017 – 12:46 pm
| Comments Off on Opportunity to Study Transatlantic Privacy Law in Amsterdam this Summer
Online activities quite often involve transfers of personal data between the European Union (EU) and the United States (US), for example when using online search, social networks and many mobile apps. Both regions are governed by different rules on the protection of informational privacy and personal data. The EU’s stance on data protection law made the headlines when its highest court ruled that individuals have …
28/02/2017 – 4:27 pm
| Comments Off on Call for Papers: Hague Justice Journal on ICTY Legacy
The Hague Justice Journal First Edition in Association with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia launches its call for submissions. The editorial board of The Hague Justice Journal (HJJ) is delighted to announce that it is soliciting submissions for its 2017 volume relating to the ICTY’s legacy in what is the tribunal’s final year of operations. Such submissions will include selected papers from the …
21/02/2017 – 10:57 am
| Comments Off on New Publication: Jan Arno Hessbruegge, Human Rights and Personal Self-Defense in International Law, Oxford University Press (2017)
About the author
Dr. Jan Arno Hessbruegge works for the New York Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. He is also a visiting professor for international law at the U.N.-mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica. In the course of his career, he has worked as a legal advisor in the Executive Office of the High Commissioner, with the U.N. Commissions of …
20/02/2017 – 2:26 pm
| Comments Off on CALL FOR PAPERS: “THE ROLE OF THE INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS: JURISPRUDENCIAL ADVANCES AND NEW RESPONSES” Oslo, 15 May 2017
This workshop has three specific aims. Firstly, it focuses on the identification and discussion of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights’ (IACtHR) valuable contribution to the field of International Human Rights Law, particularly in connection to new issues reaching this judicial body. Secondly, aware of existence of negative reactions provoked by some IACtHR’s decisions in determined States, the workshop aims at identifying and analyzing specific …
17/02/2017 – 9:26 am
| Comments Off on Call for Papers: JTMS Summer/Fall 2017 Issue
The Journal Territorial and Maritime Studies (JTMS) is soliciting submissions for its Summer/Fall 2017 issue. In the interest of increasing submissions for this recently launched publication, JTMS is offering authors of articles successfully passing peer review and selected for publication in the Summer/Fall 2017 issue an honorarium of $1000.
JTMS is an interdisciplinary Journal of research on territorial and maritime issues sponsored by the Northeast Asia …
16/02/2017 – 8:52 am
| Comments Off on Call for Papers: AsianSIL Interest Group on International Law in Domestic Courts, Deadline 23 April 2017
The Asian Society of International Law’s Interest Group on International Law in Domestic Courts has issued a call for papers for a workshop to be held on 24 August 2017 at Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea.
On the occasion of the Sixth Biennial Conference of the Asian Society of International Law (which takes place on 25-26 August), the Society’s Interest Group on International Law in Domestic …
15/02/2017 – 12:19 pm
| Comments Off on iCourts and PluriCourts PhD Summer School on International Law: Courts and Contexts, 26 June – 30 June 2017
The Centre of Excellence for International Courts (iCourts) and PluriCourts (Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order) are hosting a high-level summer school for PhD students working on international courts in their social and political context. We particularly welcome students who are writing up a PhD thesis that involves a strong focus on methodology.
The iCourts/PluriCourts …
07/02/2017 – 5:14 pm
| Comments Off on Call for Papers: Utrecht Journal of International and European Law – General Issue 2017
The Utrecht Journal of International and European Law has issued a Call for Papers to be published in its 85th edition in the summer of 2017 on ‘General Issues’ within international and European law. Read the full announcement of this call here.
The Board of Editors invites submissions addressing any aspect of international and European law; topics may include, but are not limited to, European Union law, International and European …
05/02/2017 – 4:28 pm
| Comments Off on Application of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Ukraine v. Russian Federation)
* This post is based mainly on ICJ Press Releases No. 2017/2 (17 January 2017) and No. 2017/4 (1 February 2017).
In the late afternoon of 16 January 2017, Ukraine instituted proceedings against the Russian Federation with regard to alleged violations of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism of 9 December 1999 and the International Convention on the Elimination of All …
19/01/2017 – 10:29 am
| Comments Off on Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law: Call for Papers
25th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law, Canberra, 29 June–1 July 2017
“Sustaining the International Legal Order in an Era of Rising Nationalism”
The 25th ANZSIL Annual Conference will take place from Thursday, 29 June, to Saturday, 1 July 2017 at Hotel QT Canberra, 1 London Circuit, Canberra, Australia.
The Conference Organising Committee invites proposals for papers to be presented at the …
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