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The US Supreme Court Decides Kiobel: Denies Extraterritoriality for the ATS

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On 17 April 2013 the US Supreme Court decided the case KIOBEL, INDIVIDUALLY AND ON BEHALF OF HER LATE HUSBAND KIOBEL, ET AL. v. ROYAL DUTCH PETROLEUM CO. ET AL. The full text of the decision is available here.

Petitioners, Nigerian nationals residing in the United States, filed suit in federal court under the Alien Tort Statute, alleging that respondents—certain Dutch, British, and Nigerian corporations—aided and  …

iCourts Summer School, International Law: Courts and Contexts, 24-28 June 2013

10/04/2013 – 1:51 pm | Comments Off on iCourts Summer School, International Law: Courts and Contexts, 24-28 June 2013

The Centre of Excellence for International Courts (iCourts) is hosting a high-level summer school for PhD students and junior scholars working on international law and with a special interest in interdisciplinary studies of international law and its social and political context.
We particularly welcome students and scholars who are writing up a PhD thesis or a post-doc project that involves a study of one or more …

Professor Jane McAdam: Disappearing States

07/04/2013 – 9:45 pm | Comments Off on Professor Jane McAdam: Disappearing States

With the kind permission of OUP, please find in the following an interesting post on disappearing States by Professor Jane McAdam, Scientia Professor of Law at the University of New South Wales, Australia and a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. She is the author of Climate Change, Forced Migration, and International Law.
The article (originally posted on the OUPblog) was written …

Update on the African Court of Human Rights

07/04/2013 – 7:36 pm | Comments Off on Update on the African Court of Human Rights

The African Court of Human Rights, which has its seat in Arusha (Tanzania), delivered one Judgment and issued 2 Orders for provisional measures on 15 March 2013. The Judgment was in respect of Application 014/2001: Atabong Denis Atemnkeng v. The African Union.

The matter in Application 014/2001: Atabong Denis Atemnkeng v. The African Union concerns the validity of Article 34 (6) of the Protocol to the African Charter on …

The London International Boundary Conference 2013

04/04/2013 – 9:16 pm | Comments Off on The London International Boundary Conference 2013

The London International Boundary Conference 2013, 18-19 April 2013 (Pre-Conference workshop 17 April)
The inaugural London International Boundary Conference will take place on 18 and 19 April 2013 at the Royal Geographical Society, London. It will provide a unique and multidisciplinary insight into the complex world of international boundary and sovereignty disputes. Speakers at the Conference are among the world’s leading experts and practitioners in the …

Paper edition of the Vienna Journal on International Constitutional Law (ICL Journal)

04/04/2013 – 9:02 pm | Comments Off on Paper edition of the Vienna Journal on International Constitutional Law (ICL Journal)

The Vienna Journal on International Constitutional Law (ICL Journal) is now available as a paper edition. For the past six years the journal has been published only electronically. Starting with this issue (volume seven of the Journal), it now offers a print version as well as full on­line access on the new ICL Journal website www.icl-journal.com.

2013 Summer School on Human Rights, Migration and Globalization at the Irish Centre for Human Rights

04/04/2013 – 8:52 pm | Comments Off on 2013 Summer School on Human Rights, Migration and Globalization at the Irish Centre for Human Rights

The Irish Centre for Human Rights, School of Law at the National University of Ireland, Galway is pleased to announce details of the 2013 inaugural summer school on Human Rights, Migration and Globalization. This year’s subtopic is Defining and Promoting Human Rights of Migrants in an Era of Globalization.
We would be grateful if you could forward this to your contacts who may be interested.
The Human …

Venice Academy of Human Rights 2013

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The Venice Academy of Human Rights will take place from 8 – 19 July 2013. The theme of this year’s academy is ‘Obligations of States’. Online registration is open until 5 May 2013.
You can view the detailed programme here.