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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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Election Forensics: A Tool for Courts?

16/10/2017 – 2:53 pm |

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. This is despite the fact that the judiciary is often the ultimate arbiter of electoral disputes and the impact of judgments can be far-reaching. This article suggests that election forensics can be a useful tool for courts. It can help them establish basic thresholds for determining electoral fraud. This would contribute to the integrity of the democratic process and enhance the legitimacy of courts themselves. Nevertheless, caution is required to avoid overreliance on forensic tools.

The full article can be accessed here.

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

14/10/2017 – 5:20 pm |

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 |

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 |

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 …

David Nersessian, International Human Rights Litigation: A Guide for Judges 1-178 (Federal Judicial Center 2016)

27/06/2017 – 4:20 pm | Comments Off on David Nersessian, International Human Rights Litigation: A Guide for Judges 1-178 (Federal Judicial Center 2016)

The US Federal Judicial Center recently published International Human Rights Litigation: A Guide for Judges.  This Guide was written to assist federal judges in managing and resolving federal cases involving international human rights claims, and it provides a comprehensive analysis of all substantive and procedural issues involved.
A detailed analysis is provided on the Alien Tort Statute, Torture Victim Protection Act, and other federal statutes.  The …

CfP European Journal of Legal Studies (EJLS): “60 Years of European Integration: Reflections from Young Legal Scholars”, 16 November 2017, EUI, Florence, Italy

26/06/2017 – 11:51 am | Comments Off on CfP European Journal of Legal Studies (EJLS): “60 Years of European Integration: Reflections from Young Legal Scholars”, 16 November 2017, EUI, Florence, Italy

The European Journal of Legal Studies (EJLS) and the Academy of European Law are delighted to invite submissions for the EJLS 10th anniversary conference to be held on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy.
Sixty years after the Treaty of Rome and twenty-five years after the Treaty of Maastricht being signed, the European Union is at a crossroads. A …

International Criminal Law and International Criminal Procedural Law Textbooks: From 2010 Onwards

06/06/2017 – 3:58 pm | Comments Off on International Criminal Law and International Criminal Procedural Law Textbooks: From 2010 Onwards

* Compiled by Henriette (Jet) Jakobien Liesker, Research Assistant, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo.
 The list of textbooks on International Criminal Law and International Criminal Procedural Law (from 2010 onwards), together with the list of textbooks on Public International Law (from 2012 onwards), International Human Rights Law (from 2014 onwards), and International Humanitarian Law (from 2011 onwards) are meant to help international law …

Public International Law Textbooks: From 2012 Onwards

31/05/2017 – 11:37 am | Comments Off on Public International Law Textbooks: From 2012 Onwards

* Prepared by Henriette (Jet) Jakobien Liesker, Research Assistant, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo.
2012
Gideon Boas, Public International Law: Contemporary Principles and Perspectives, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2012.
Public International Law offers a comprehensive understanding of international law as well as a fresh and highly accessible approach. While explaining the theory and development of international law, this work also examines how it functions in practice. Case …

CfP: Symposium on Effective Control in International Law, China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing, 11 to 12 November 2017

30/05/2017 – 3:25 pm | Comments Off on CfP: Symposium on Effective Control in International Law, China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing, 11 to 12 November 2017

Effective control is a notion going through many branches of international law, and has been researched by many international law scholars and experts separately. Nevertheless, a systematic research focusing on this particular notion from the perspective of diverse branches of international law is missing, and deserves further research.
Inspired by this idea, School of International Law, China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) is pleased, …

New article: Between Universalism and Regional Law and Politics: A Comparative History of the American, European and African Human Rights Systems

29/05/2017 – 1:35 pm | Comments Off on New article: Between Universalism and Regional Law and Politics: A Comparative History of the American, European and African Human Rights Systems

Alexandra Valeria Huneeus, Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School and Mikael Rask Madsen, Professor and iCourts Principal Investigator, have published a new article: Between Universalism and Regional Law and Politics: A Comparative History of the American, European and African Human Rights Systems.
Here is the abstract:
Regional human rights have been heralded as one of the greatest innovations of international law of the 20th century. …

International Humanitarian Law textbooks: From 2011 onwards

26/05/2017 – 11:32 am | Comments Off on International Humanitarian Law textbooks: From 2011 onwards

* Prepared by Henriette (Jet) Jakobien Liesker, Research Assistant, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo.
This is a list of IHL textbooks published since 2011 onwards, which can be of use to IHL teachers looking for teaching resources for their courses. A lot of materials are available for free from the ICRC website at ‘Learning and Teaching IHL‘, ‘How Does Law Protect in War‘, and …