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Protected Sea Area Arctic – a proposal on how to make the Arctic a legally protected area

26/03/2008 – 11:38 am | 2 Comments

Global warming is melting the arctic polar ice cap at an alarming rate. At the same a race is on for the natural resources, such as gas and oil, which previously have been inaccessible because of the ice. The more oil and gas consumed, the faster the arctic polar ice cap will melt. 
The five arctic coastal States: Russia, USA, Canada, Norway and Denmark (through …

Call for Doctoral Research Position

19/03/2008 – 9:09 am | Comments Off on Call for Doctoral Research Position

The Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg offers a doctoral research position within the area of international law starting from 1 May 2008 or later. The doctoral position is part of the interdisciplinary programme of the new ‘Max Planck Research School on Retaliation, Mediation, Punishment (IMPRS-REMEP)’. Applicants should hold a law degree from a German university or an equivalent …

Call for pro-bono lawyers before the ECCC

05/03/2008 – 9:30 am | Comments Off on Call for pro-bono lawyers before the ECCC

The work of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC), the joint court established by Cambodia and the UN to try members of the Khmer Rouge for crimes against humanity, is well on its way after the first hearings were initiated in February 2008. The first trial may begin in mid 2008.
However, the proceedings face some initial difficulties, one of them being the …

Interested in Summer Schools?

04/03/2008 – 7:20 am | Comments Off on Interested in Summer Schools?

For all those who are interested in attending a summer school this summer, the Leiden Journal of International Law has collected a list of schools that might be of interest. Here’s a link.

Summer School on Transitional Justice at the University of Ulster

04/03/2008 – 7:16 am | Comments Off on Summer School on Transitional Justice at the University of Ulster

Thanks to Fergal McGoldrick for drawing my attention to the first Summer School on Transitional Justice taking place this summer at the Transitional Justice Institute at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland. Here is a brief description of the School:

The School will take place from 9th-13th June 2008 at the University of Ulster’s Magee Campus. The Summer School is a weeklong residential course, consisting …

European Court of Human Rights on the protection against torture

03/03/2008 – 11:13 pm | Comments Off on European Court of Human Rights on the protection against torture

On 28 February 2008 the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg handed down its judgment in the Case of Saadi v Italy (No 37201/06). Although I haven’t had the time yet to read the entire decision (a press release can be found here; the entire decision here), it without doubt seems to be interesting, not at least from a political perspective.
In the case, the …