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Applications for the 2014 Workshop of the Institute for Global Law and Policy, Qatar, Doha

31/08/2013 – 4:36 pm | Comments Off on Applications for the 2014 Workshop of the Institute for Global Law and Policy, Qatar, Doha

IGLP: The Workshop, which will be held in Qatar, Doha, from 3-11 January 2014, is an intensive residential program designed for doctoral and post-doctoral scholars and junior faculty. This initiative aims to promote innovative ideas and alternative approaches to issues of global law, economic policy, and social justice in the aftermath of the economic crisis. The IGLP is now accepting applications for the 2014 workshop, the …

New UN Online Courses: Public Diplomacy in a Multipolar World

30/08/2013 – 1:09 pm | Comments Off on New UN Online Courses: Public Diplomacy in a Multipolar World

The courses of Public Diplomacy in a Multiploar World will take place from 23  September – 20 October 2013; Course fee: 600 USD
The course aims to help participants understand what public diplomacy is, how its practice has evolved over time and how the current challenges are being addressed. It will also examine a range of tools & techniques available to public diplomacy practitioners.
The course is …

100 years from the opening of the Peace Palace in the Hague

27/08/2013 – 3:18 pm | Comments Off on 100 years from the opening of the Peace Palace in the Hague

August 28th marks the centennial anniversary of the Peace Palace in The Hague. Since its inauguration, the Peace Palace has become a worldwide icon of Peace and Justice. A chain of special events are scheduled between August 28th and September 21st, the UN Day of Peace, to emphasize The Netherlands’ unwavering commitment to a better world in which conflicts are settled peacefully.
The commeration will involve …

New Issues

26/08/2013 – 6:37 am | Comments Off on New Issues

European Constitutional Law Review (EuConst)
The Discourses on Post-National Governance and the Democratic Deicit Absent an EU Government
Cesare Pinelli
The Spanish Legal Framework for Curbing the Public Debt and the Deficit
Violeta Ruiz Almendral
Case – Case-Law – Law: Ruiz Zambrano as an Illustration of How the Court of Justice of the European Union Constructs Its Legal Arguments
Urška Šadl
Procedural Rationality: Giving Teeth to the Proportionality Analysis
Patricia Popelier, Catherine Van …

UN Maritime Labor Convention comes into force

26/08/2013 – 6:24 am | Comments Off on UN Maritime Labor Convention comes into force

Source: JURIST
The International Labor Organization (ILO) Maritime Labor Convention came into effect Tuesday. The international standards, originally adopted by the ILO in 2006, required ratification by a minimum of 30 ILO member states to come into force as international law, with the additional requirement that the countries ratifying the standards represent 33 percent of the world’s gross shipping tonnage. Currently, 48 countries have ratified the …

Two new positions announced at PluriCourts: Researcher in International Trade Law and in International Criminal Law (6 months)

23/08/2013 – 5:10 pm | Comments Off on Two new positions announced at PluriCourts: Researcher in International Trade Law and in International Criminal Law (6 months)

1. A temporary position as researcher at postdoctoral level (6 months) is available at PluriCourts – Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order, a Centre of Excellence at the Faculty of Law, University of Oslo (http://www.jus.uio.no/pluricourts/english/).

The researcher shall focus on international courts and tribunals regarding trade.  Applicants must submit a short project proposal which shows how the project …

Call for Papers: Special Issue of the Cyprus Human Rights Law Review

22/08/2013 – 6:19 am | Comments Off on Call for Papers: Special Issue of the Cyprus Human Rights Law Review

Recourse to the European Human Rights Law framework in response to the economic crisis
The economic crisis has tested much more than the financial balances of banks, governments and individuals either in their capacity as savers, share-holders, pensioners, employers or employees. It brought about a series of social and political changes posing a real test for human rights, solidarity and democracy.1 It has exposed the most …

Short course at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law

22/08/2013 – 6:14 am | Comments Off on Short course at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law

From 23-26 September 2013, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law will be running a new four day programme called International Law in Practice. Led by many of the Institute’s leading researchers and practitioners, the course will provide a broad introduction to key issues in international and comparative law – from public to private and from commercial to human rights.
For more information and to …

New issue: Asian Journal of International Law

22/08/2013 – 6:08 am | Comments Off on New issue: Asian Journal of International Law

The new issue of the ASIAN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW (VOLUME 3 – ISSUE 02) is now available online. The latest issue includes the following articles:
Preventive Potential of the International Criminal Court SONG Sang-Hyun
Article 76 of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and the Bay of Bengal Exception
M.C.W. PINTO
“Westphalian” Meets “Eastphalian” Sovereignty: China in a Globalized World
Andrew COLEMAN and Jackson Nyamuya MAOGOTO
International …

Responsibility to Protect: State Responsibility and Prevention

20/08/2013 – 1:06 am | Comments Off on Responsibility to Protect: State Responsibility and Prevention

The fifth report of the UN Secretary-General on the responsibility to protect has been released (17 pages). As the title suggests (‘Responsibility to Protect: State Responsibility and Prevention’) this report deals with a crucial element of RtoP, namely prevention. The report is based on a broad consultation process conducted in spring 2013 by the UNSG Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect (receiving written submissions from …

The International Journal of Human Rights: new articles available

17/08/2013 – 12:46 pm | Comments Off on The International Journal of Human Rights: new articles available

The following articles are now available from the International Journal of Human Rights:
Janine Natalya Clark, Normalisation through (re)integration: returnees and settlers in post-conflict Croatia
Steven C. Roach, Legitimising negotiated justice: the International Criminal Court and flexible governance

A Commentary on LC v Peru: The CEDAW Committee’s First Decision on Abortion

17/08/2013 – 12:28 pm | Comments Off on A Commentary on LC v Peru: The CEDAW Committee’s First Decision on Abortion

A research article by Charles G Ngwena “A Commentary on LC v Peru: The CEDAW Committee’s First Decision on Abortion” is now available from the Journal of African Law.
Abstract
In LC v Peru, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women held that Peru was in breach of its obligations under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women when …

ICC Prosecutor issues statement on situation in CAR

17/08/2013 – 12:17 pm | Comments Off on ICC Prosecutor issues statement on situation in CAR

Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has issued the following statement concerning the current situation in Central African Republic:
“I remain deeply concerned about the continuing deterioration of the security situation and reports of serious on-going crimes committed in the Central African Republic (CAR).
The findings of the OHCHR Fact Finding Mission to CAR, which will be presented formally in the High Commissioner’s report to the Human …

New Issue: Journal of International Arbitration

17/08/2013 – 12:11 pm | Comments Off on New Issue: Journal of International Arbitration

The new issue of the Journal of International Arbitration (Vol. 30, no. 4, August 2013) is now available. The latest issue offers the following articles:
David Collins, ICSID Annulment Committee Appointments: Too Much Discretion for the Chairman?
Jan Paulsson, Why Good Arbitration Cannot Compensate for Bad Courts
Christopher Campbell, House of Cards: The Relevance of Legitimate Expectations under Fair and Equitable Treatment Provisions in Investment Treaty Law
Niklas Elofsson, …

New Issue: Human Rights Quarterly

17/08/2013 – 11:35 am | Comments Off on New Issue: Human Rights Quarterly

The new issue of the Human Rights Quarterly (Vol. 35, no. 3, August 2013) is available now. The latest issue includes the following articles:
Ann Marie Clark, Kathryn Sikkink, Information Effects and Human Rights Data: Is the Good News About Increased Human Rights Information Bad News for Human Rights Measures?
Alexander Dukalskis & Robert C. Johansen, Measuring Acceptance of International Enforcement of Human Rights: The United States, …

New Issue: Journal of Private International Law

17/08/2013 – 11:14 am | Comments Off on New Issue: Journal of Private International Law

The new issue of the Journal of Private International Law (Vol. 9, no. 2, August 2013) is available. The content of the new issue is the following:
Sixto A. Sánchez-Lorenzo, Common European Sales Law and Private International Law: Some Critical Remarks
Gregor Christandl, Multi-Unit States in European Union Private International Law
Tena Ratković; Dora Zgrabljićrotar, Choice-of-Court Agreements under the Brussels I Regulation (Recast)
Peter Arnt Nielsen, Libel Tourism: …

US submits its periodic report to the UNCAT

14/08/2013 – 6:27 pm | Comments Off on US submits its periodic report to the UNCAT

United States of America submitted its periodic report to the United Nations Committee Against Torture, pursuant to its obligations under Article 19 of the Convention Against Torture. The report has been made public and is available here.

UN condemns resumption of death penalty in Viet Nam

14/08/2013 – 6:07 pm | Comments Off on UN condemns resumption of death penalty in Viet Nam

Source: UN News Centre
The United Nations human rights office today [9 August 2013] said that the resumption of the death penalty in Viet Nam represents a “major setback” in the country’s human rights record.
A 27-year-old man was executed on 6 August in Hanoi by lethal injection. The execution is the first in the last 18 months in the country.
“We are dismayed by the resumption of …