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ICJ delivers its judgment in Peru and Chile maritime dispute

29/01/2014 – 11:05 pm | Comments Off on ICJ delivers its judgment in Peru and Chile maritime dispute

On 27 January 2014 the International Court of Justice delivered its decision in the dispute between Peru and Chile.
The dispute instituted in December 2012 concerned the delimitation of the boundary between the maritime zones of Peru and Chile in the Pacific Ocean. The ICJ judgment establishes a new maritime boundary between the two states. The summary of the judgment can be found here.

Call for Papers: A Symposium on Transnational Criminal Law

29/01/2014 – 10:50 pm | Comments Off on Call for Papers: A Symposium on Transnational Criminal Law

Transnational Legal Theory. Call for Papers Spring 2014: A Symposium on Transnational Criminal Law
Transnational Legal Theory (http://www.hartjournals.co.uk/tlt/) publishes high-quality theoretical scholarship that addresses transnational dimensions of law and legal dimensions of transnational fields, regulatory regimes and evolving normative-institutional arenas.
The journal is currently accepting submissions for a special symposium issue that addresses the potential and substance of Transnational Criminal Law (TCL), an evolving and still largely …

Leiden Journal of International Law: new issue

29/01/2014 – 10:22 pm | Comments Off on Leiden Journal of International Law: new issue

The new issue of Leiden Journal of International Law (vol. 27, issue no.1, March 2014) is now available online.
The content of the current issue includes:
– The Future of International Legal Scholarship: Some Thoughts on ‘Practice’, ‘Growth’, and ‘Dissemination’, CARSTEN STAHN and ERIC DE BRABANDERE
– The World Turned Upside Down? Neo-Liberalism, Socioeconomic Rights, and Hegemony, JOE WILLS
– The Non-Appropriation Principle: The Grundnorm of International …

LSE/Matrix Seminar Series: Debating Kadi II

29/01/2014 – 10:12 pm | Comments Off on LSE/Matrix Seminar Series: Debating Kadi II

The LSE Department of Law and Matrix Chambers invite you to
Debating Kadi II: UN Ombudsperson v Judicial Review
in Security Council Sanctions Decision-making
Thursday 13 February 2014, 6pm, Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building LG.01 London School of Economics
Invited speakers:
Judge Kimberly Prost, UN Ombudsperson
Professor Carol Harlow, LSE
Maya Lester, Brick Court Chambers
Limited Places RSVP rsvp@matrixlaw.co.uk

International & Comparative Law Quarterly: new issue

29/01/2014 – 10:08 pm | Comments Off on International & Comparative Law Quarterly: new issue

New issue of International & Comparative Law Quarterly (vol. 63, issue 1, 2014) is now available online.
The new issue includes the following articles:
– CONNECTION AND COHERENCE BETWEEN AND AMONG EUROPEAN INSTRUMENTS IN THE PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW OF OBLIGATIONS, Elizabeth B Crawford and Janeen M Carruthers
– BELLIGERENT REPRISALS IN NON-INTERNATIONAL ARMED CONFLICTS, Veronika Bílková
– THE ASEAN HUMAN RIGHTS DECLARATION AND THE IMPLICATIONS OF RECENT SOUTHEAST ASIAN …

Call for Paper: Vulnerability, Resilience, and Public Responsibility for Social and Economic Justice

28/01/2014 – 9:04 pm | Comments Off on Call for Paper: Vulnerability, Resilience, and Public Responsibility for Social and Economic Justice

The German Society of International Law (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationales Recht – DGIR) in cooperation with the Working Group of Young Scholars in Public International Law (Arbeitskreis junger Völkerrechtswissenschaftler/-innen – AjV) will be hosting a joint conference on Proportionality in International Law
The conference will take place at the Georg-August-University in Göttingen from the 12th until the 13th of September 2014.
The principle of proportionality is an …

Centre of Excellence for International Courts International courts and national courts, politics and society – Conference in Copenhagen September 11-12 2014

28/01/2014 – 9:01 pm | Comments Off on Centre of Excellence for International Courts International courts and national courts, politics and society – Conference in Copenhagen September 11-12 2014

Centre of Excellence for International Courts International courts and national courts, politics and society – Conference in Copenhagen September 11-12 2014
Organizers: Johan Karlsson Schaffer, Senior Researcher at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo & PluriCourts see www.jus.uio.no/pluricourts/english/; Marlene Wind, Professor of Political Science and Centre Director for Centre for European Politics at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen and Professor …

European Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation

28/01/2014 – 8:57 pm | Comments Off on European Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation

The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) is accepting applications for the 18th edition of the European Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA).
E.MA provides students with the opportunity to share knowledge and skills with leading scholars from 41 prestigious European Universities and renowned Human Rights experts, in the classroom and during a week-long field trip.
Applications for the academic year 2014/2015 …

2014 International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Student Writing Competition

28/01/2014 – 7:12 pm | Comments Off on 2014 International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Student Writing Competition

Call for Applications (click for more information)
The Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law (Center) at American University Washington College of Law and the American Society of International Law’s Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict (ASIL) are pleased to announce the Fourth Annual International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Student Writing Competition. The purpose of the Competition is to enhance scholarship in international humanitarian law among students, as well as to …

New blog: AJIL Unbound!

27/01/2014 – 8:47 pm | Comments Off on New blog: AJIL Unbound!

Welcome to the blogosphere: AJIL Unbound!
The American Journal of International Law is pleased to introduce this experimental edition of AJIL Unbound. In this edition, we include the contributions emerging from the AJIL’s open Agora requesting short reactions to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. It includes submissions that appear in the October 2013 issue of AJIL, Agora: Reflections on …

ISISC’s 14th Specialization Course in “Assessing the Effectiveness of International Criminal Law in the Prevention and Control of Transnational and International Crimes”

27/01/2014 – 10:17 am | Comments Off on ISISC’s 14th Specialization Course in “Assessing the Effectiveness of International Criminal Law in the Prevention and Control of Transnational and International Crimes”

ISISC’s 14th Specialization Course in International Criminal Law for Young Penalists on “Assessing the Effectiveness of International Criminal Law in the Prevention and Control of Transnational and International Crimes” will take place from May 18th to May 28th and is open to all international graduate law students.

The deadline for application submissions is March 20th, 2014. ISISC will select 60 participants who should have at a …

ICC: Kenyan president trial postponed

26/01/2014 – 6:18 pm | Comments Off on ICC: Kenyan president trial postponed

On January 23rd, the ICC finally decided to once again postpone the trial of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, adhering to prosecutors’ claims requesting more time for trial preparation.
This decision of the ICC comes despite the fact that Amnesty International has exercised considerable pressure on the UN Security Council to prevent delaying the trial again, which was scheduled for February 5th. However, it appears that the …

New Issue: Legal Writing eJournal

25/01/2014 – 6:03 pm | Comments Off on New Issue: Legal Writing eJournal

LSN Legal Writing eJournal
Vol. 9, No. 2
January 24th 2014
A new issue of LSN Legal Writing eJournal has been made available online.
Table of Contents:
Transnational Legal Discourse: Reflections on My Time with the German Law Journal
Peer Zumbansen, York University – Osgoode Hall Law School
Beyond the Rules: Creating Great Writers – Not Just Legal Writers
Adam Lamparello, Indiana Tech Law School
Charles E. MacLean, Indiana Tech Law School
Thanking and …

HRW World Report 2014

25/01/2014 – 5:47 pm | Comments Off on HRW World Report 2014

Human Rights Watch has released its World Report 2014, containing events from the end of 2012
through November 2013. It is HRW’s 24th annual review of human rights practices around the world,
containing data and evaluation of the level of human rights protection, as well as documented
human rights abuses in 90 countries worldwide.
This year’s issue focuses on three key issues: the responsibility to protect doctrine, drawing from
the weak …

New article: Asian Journal of International Law

24/01/2014 – 8:26 pm | Comments Off on New article: Asian Journal of International Law

A new article is available on Cambridge Journals Online.
Inserting Visions of Justice into a Contemporary History of International Law
Shirley V. SCOTT
Published online on January 23rd
Abstract
The history of international law is often told in terms of the rise and fall of great powers or as a mechanism of colonial subjugation. To the extent that these accounts consider justice, it is usually to demonstrate its absence. This …

ICTY: Reduced sentences for most senior officials in Šainović

24/01/2014 – 8:20 pm | Comments Off on ICTY: Reduced sentences for most senior officials in Šainović

On January 23rd, the Appeals Chamber of the ICTY chose to partially grant the appeals of both the Defence and the Prosecution in the case of Šainović et al., concerning crimes committed in Kosovo between March and May 1999.
Four senior officials of the political, military, and police establishment of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) and Serbia are involved in the case.
Three out of four …

Newly published article(s): Cambridge Journals Online

23/01/2014 – 7:41 pm | Comments Off on Newly published article(s): Cambridge Journals Online

The following articles are now available in Cambridge Journals Online.
Health Economics, Policy and Law
Worker replacement and cost-benefit analysis of life-saving health care programs,
a precautionary note
Philippe Tessier, Hélène Sultan-Taïeb and Thomas Barnay
published online on January 22nd, 2014.
International Review of the Red Cross
A way forward in protecting health services in conflict: moving beyond the humanitarian paradigm
Leonard S. Rubenstein
published online on January 22nd, 2014.

Call for Papers: Warwick Conference, Global Journal of Comparative Law

23/01/2014 – 7:17 pm | Comments Off on Call for Papers: Warwick Conference, Global Journal of Comparative Law

Women in War and at War:
Recent Developments
18th – 19th September 2014
University of Warwick
This conference builds on the 2012 Women in War and at War conference held at Aberystwyth University and is designed to focus in particular on recent developments in relation to women and war.
Call for papers
The organizing committee invites proposals for papers in the following or related areas:
– Women and the conflict in Syria
– …