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Call for Papers: Journal on the Use of Force and International Law

30/07/2013 – 8:49 pm | Comments Off on Call for Papers: Journal on the Use of Force and International Law

The Journal on the Use of Force and International Law (JUFIL) is a new peer-reviewed journal covering all aspects of the law governing the use of force (jus ad bellum), as distinct from other areas of international law relating to security issues, such as International Humanitarian Law or International Criminal Law. The Journal aims to provide a forum for top quality international research into all …

New Edition and Website of the Goettingen Journal of International Law

30/07/2013 – 8:41 pm | Comments Off on New Edition and Website of the Goettingen Journal of International Law

The Goettingen Journal of International Law, a student-run e-journal focusing on international law which we have reported on earlier, has published its latest edition, GoJIL Vol. 5, No. 1. The topic of this special edition is “The Law and Politics of Indigenous Peoples in International Law”. An overview of the articles can be found on the attached cover page. Accompanying the new edition is a …

New European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights report on the ‘Fundamental rights of persons with intellectual disabilities and persons with mental health problems’

29/07/2013 – 4:33 pm | Comments Off on New European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights report on the ‘Fundamental rights of persons with intellectual disabilities and persons with mental health problems’

Equal recognition of persons before the law is a long-established human rights principle. Nevertheless, legal frameworks in many European Union (EU) Member States allow for the legal capacity of persons with intellectual disabilities and persons with mental health problems to be restricted or removed under certain conditions. These legal frameworks are now undergoing a transformation as the entry into force of the United Nations Convention …

5th Government Law College International Law Summit to be held in Mumbai, 2014

27/07/2013 – 9:00 am | Comments Off on 5th Government Law College International Law Summit to be held in Mumbai, 2014

It gives us great pleasure to present to you the 5th Government Law College International Law Summit, organized by the Students for the Promotion of International Law (SPIL), Mumbai. The Summit is scheduled to take place from 31st January-2nd February, 2014. We extend to you our heartfelt invitation, and look forward to hosting your stay in Mumbai during the Summit.
SPIL has undertaken the task of …

ECHR rules that trial of Khodorkhovsky and Lebedev was not politically motivated. It also finds a violation of articles 5 and 8 of the European Convention.

26/07/2013 – 8:33 pm | Comments Off on ECHR rules that trial of Khodorkhovsky and Lebedev was not politically motivated. It also finds a violation of articles 5 and 8 of the European Convention.

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled on Thursday, 25th of July, that the 2005 trial and conviction of former Russian oil executive Mikhail Khodorkovsky and his business partner, Platon Lebedev, was not politically motivated. The court, however, did find that various aspects of the court proceedings violated articles of the European Convention on Human Rights. Among other things, the court cited a violation …

New UNICEF Report on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

25/07/2013 – 11:33 am | Comments Off on New UNICEF Report on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

On 22 July 2013 UNICEF issued a press release  which presented the conclusions of its newest report on Female Genital Mutilation. One of its conclusions was that, although a majority of people in most countries where female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is concentrated oppose the harmful practice, more than 125 million girls and women alive today have been subjected to FGM/C and 30 million girls are …

ICTY Annual Outreach Report for 2012 published

25/07/2013 – 11:18 am | Comments Off on ICTY Annual Outreach Report for 2012 published

On the 23rd of July 2013 the ICTY’s Outreach Programme published its Annual Report highlighting the Tribunal’s efforts during 2012 to provide information to people from the former Yugoslavia and around the world about the ICTY’s work. (the report can be found here )
The report spans the full range of the Outreach Programme’s activities in 2012 and also includes outreach activities undertaken by the ICTY …

Human Rights, Power and Civic Action: Comparative analyses of struggles for rights in developing societies

25/07/2013 – 10:43 am | Comments Off on Human Rights, Power and Civic Action: Comparative analyses of struggles for rights in developing societies

From the Routledge Research in Human Rights
 Edited by Bård A. Andreassen, Gordon Crawford
Human Rights, Power and Civic Action examines the interrelationship between struggles for human rights and the dynamics of power, focusing on situations of poverty and oppression in developing countries. It is argued that the concept of power is a relatively neglected one in the study of rights-based approaches to development, especially the ways in which …

PhD Fellowships at the University of Oslo

24/07/2013 – 4:52 pm | Comments Off on PhD Fellowships at the University of Oslo

1 – 2 PhD Fellowships within legal research are available at the Faculty of Law.

The Faculty of Law is the leading educational and research institution in law in Norway, with some 90 PhD students.
Accepted candidates may be associated with one of the Faculty’s research groups,research projects or interfaculty research areas.
Applicants are asked to write a PhD project description of 5 – 10 pages outlining the research issues, as well as the choice of scientific theory and …

PhD positions at Utrecht University

24/07/2013 – 4:47 pm | Comments Off on PhD positions at Utrecht University

The Utrecht University School of Law will be appointing three PhD researchers to engage in research on the exercise of extraterritorial jurisdiction to protect global values in the environmental and socio-economic field. The project examines whether the traditional international legal framework of jurisdiction (which emphasizes territorial or personal links to the regulating entity) can accommodate recent regulatory developments in the field of extraterritorial jurisdiction, or …

Call for Papers: Edinburgh Postgraduate Law Conference 2013

23/07/2013 – 6:07 pm | Comments Off on Call for Papers: Edinburgh Postgraduate Law Conference 2013

Abstracts are invited for the Edinburgh Postgraduate Law Conference, to be held December 2-3, 2013 at the University of Edinburgh, UK. The conference aims to provide a forum for postgraduate students to present and receive feedback on their work and to network with other researchers working in their area.

Conference theme
The theme of the conference is “Law, Individual, Community”. We invite papers from all areas of …

The CJEU renders an appeal decision on Kadi II

23/07/2013 – 5:03 pm | Comments Off on The CJEU renders an appeal decision on Kadi II

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has recently (18 July) rendered a decision on the appeal from the European Commission, the Council of the EU, and the UK to strike down its prior decision in Kadi II. The decision (which can be consulted at link) upheld the decision of 30 September 2010 of the General Court in Kadi II (which can be consulted at …

Expected SC resolution extending the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI)

23/07/2013 – 4:34 pm | Comments Off on Expected SC resolution extending the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI)

On Wednesday (24 July), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution extending the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) until 31 July 2014. The resolution – which is now in blue -acknowledges changes to UNAMI’s mandate brought on by the adoption of resolution 2107 in June but otherwise does not alter the mission’s mandate. The draft renewal resolution was first circulated …

New issue of Canadian Journal of Law and Society – Volume 28 / Issue 02 – Gender Equality, Legal Mobilization, and Feminism in a Multilevel European System

23/07/2013 – 3:37 pm | Comments Off on New issue of Canadian Journal of Law and Society – Volume 28 / Issue 02 – Gender Equality, Legal Mobilization, and Feminism in a Multilevel European System

A new issue of the Canadian Journal of Law and Society – Volume 28 / Issue 02 – Gender Equality, Legal Mobilization, and Feminism in a Multilevel European System- has now been published online by Cambridge Journals Online (available here ).
From the table of contents:
Dia Anagnostou, Susan Millns: Gender Equality, Legal Mobilization, and Feminism in a Multilevel European System
Gesine Fuchs: Strategic Litigation for Gender Equality in the Workplace and …

ICC orders Libya to turn over Gaddafi’s son

21/07/2013 – 11:15 am | Comments Off on ICC orders Libya to turn over Gaddafi’s son

Source: JURIST
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday rejected Libya’s request to suspend the order to hand over Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of the late Muammar Gaddafi. It also ruled that its forum is more appropriate than the Libyan forum because of the accused’s stated preference, genuine fear of bias, and the scope of crimes alleged by each prosecutor. The scope of the ICC’s allegations is broader …

Radislav Krstić cleared of contempt charge

21/07/2013 – 10:36 am | Comments Off on Radislav Krstić cleared of contempt charge

The Trial Chamber, by majority, today acquitted Radislav Krstić, former Commander of the Drina Corps of the Bosnian Serb Army (VRS), of one charge of contempt of the Tribunal for failing to comply with, or to show good cause why he could not comply with, a subpoena in which he was ordered to testify in the case of Radovan Karadžić.
The majority, Judge Kwon dissenting, decided …

Vacancies at the European Court of Justice

17/07/2013 – 3:58 pm | Comments Off on Vacancies at the European Court of Justice

The European Court of Justice is advertising two position of référendaire (judicial assistant) in the chambers of Judge Ilešic and Judge Jürimäe.
For detailed information on the vacancies (in French):
Référendaire – Cabinet Ilesic – ECJ
Référendaire – Cabinet Jürimäe – ECJ

International Crimes Tribunal in Bangladesh: Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid to be hanged for war crimes

17/07/2013 – 2:52 pm | Comments Off on International Crimes Tribunal in Bangladesh: Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid to be hanged for war crimes

Source : BBC
A leading Islamist politician in Bangladesh has been sentenced to death over war crimes committed during the 1971 war of independence with Pakistan by the International Crimes Tribunal in Dhaka. Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid, a key figure in the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was accused of mass killing and torture and convicted of five of seven charges. Prosecutors say he led a militia accused of killing leaders and …