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The International Criminal Court Summer School 2014

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The International Criminal Court Summer School 2014

16-20 June 2014, NUI Galway, Ireland

The annual International Criminal Court summer school at the Irish Centre for Human Rights is the premiere summer school specializing on the International Criminal Court. The summer school allows participants the opportunity to attend a series of intensive lectures over five days. The lectures are given by leading academics on the subject and by …

Call for papers: International Law Human Rights Law AND…

28/02/2014 – 1:24 pm | One Comment

Call for Papers 
European Society of International Law
Interest Group on International Human Rights Law Roundtable
on the occasion of the ESIL 10th Anniversary Conference on ‘International Law AND…’
Vienna
4–5 September 2014
International Law Human Rights Law AND…
On the occasion of the ESIL 10th Anniversary Conference in Vienna, the ESIL Interest Group on International Human Rights Law invites submissions for a roundtable on the relationship of international human rights law …

2014 Summer Session of Salzburg Law School on International Criminal Law Announced

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Sixteenth Summer Session of Salzburg Law School on International Criminal Law, Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law
Sunday 3 to Friday 15 August 2014
Contemporary Challenges to the Enforcement of
International Criminal Law — Individuals, States and the
International Criminal Court at the First World War Centenary
Judge Daniel Ntanda Nsereko, Judge at the Appeals Chamber of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, Former Judge at the International Criminal Court and …

Frankfurt Investment Law Workshop 2014

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International Investment Law and the Global Financial Architecture
Frankfurt Investment Law Workshop 2014
Goethe‐Universität Frankfurt am Main, Germany Campus Westend, Grüneburgplatz 1 Lecture Auditoria, Symposium Room HZ 15 14 and 15 March 2014
Recent years have seen governments around the world re‐regulate (or consider re‐regu‐ lating) markets in response to financial, banking, and sovereign debt crises. Re‐regulation is most clearly felt in the banking sector, but has also …

Weapons Under International Human Rights Law: new publication

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Weapons Under International Human Rights Law
EDITOR: Stuart Casey-Maslen
Abstract. International human rights law offers an overarching international legal framework to help determine the legality of the use of any weapon, as well as its lawful supply. It governs acts of States and non-State actors alike. In doing so, human rights law embraces international humanitarian law regulation of the use of weapons in armed conflict and disarmament …

Human rights – so 90s? Lecture by Professor Marti Koskenniemi

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Date: Tuesday, 4 March, 2014 – 17:00
Speaker: Martti Koskenniemi (Academy Professor of International Law at the University of Helsinki and Director of the Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights)
Location: Oxford Martin School, Old Indian Institute, 34 Broad Street, Lecture Theatre
The presentation will examine the raise and fall of human rights as a legal-political idiom. From a powerful claim to to protection, resources …

Call for papers: ‘Boat Refugees’ and Migrants at Sea

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‘Boat Refugees’ and Migrants at Sea: A Comprehensive Approach
Integrating Maritime Security with Human Rights.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Refugee Law Initiative, University of London, and the Law Department of Queen Mary, University of London, with the financial support of the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) and the Human Rights Consortium (HRC), organises a Conference titled ‘”Boat Refugees” and migrants at sea: a comprehensive …

Call for papers: Transnational Standards in the Domestic Legal Order: Authority and Legitimacy

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The University of Amsterdam has issued a call for papers for a workshop on “Transnational Standards in the Domestic Legal Order: Authority and Legitimacy”. The workshop will be held on 24 October 2014. The keynote speaker is Prof. Nico Krisch, Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals. More information is available here (pdf).

The workshop explores the evolving interactions between transnational standards and the domestic legal order from the perspectives of authority and legitimacy.

The decline of sovereign …

Master of Laws in Advanced Studies in European and International Human Rights Law, Universiteit Leiden (The Netherlands)

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Master of Laws in Advanced Studies in European and International Human Rights Law, Universiteit Leiden (The Netherlands)
Academic Year 2014-2015
In the contemporary world the coexistence and interaction of legal regimes has become a characteristic feature. The same holds true for the human rights systems that have developed nationally, regionally and globally.
In many cases where human rights are at risk, different human rights protection mechanisms may be …

Ukraine parliament votes to send ousted president before ICC

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Source: JURIST
The Ukrainian parliamentary body Verkhovna Rada voted on Tuesday to adopt a resolution referring the now-fugitive former president Viktor Yanukovich and other high-ranking state officials to the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The report accused state officials of ordering law enforcement officers to use improper suppression measures, including improper use of physical force, illegal detention, torture of prisoners, use of water cannons …

Leiden Journal of International Law: new article available

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New articles for Leiden Journal of International Law available online.
In Defence of ‘Generalism’ in International Legal Scholarship and Practice, YANNICK RADI

Security Council: Cross-Cutting Report on Children and Armed Conflict

21/02/2014 – 10:28 pm | Comments Off on Security Council: Cross-Cutting Report on Children and Armed Conflict

The Security Council has just published a new Cross-Cutting Report on Children and Armed Conflict, the Sixth of a series since the publication of the first such report in 2008. According to the relevant announcement, these reports systematically track Security Council’s involvement in children and armed conflict over the years, highlighting emerging trends for the issue since it first emerged as a separate thematic agenda …

Newly published article: Health Economics, Policy and Law

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A new article has been made available on Cambridge Journals Online.
Health Economics, Policy and Law
Perspectives on the policy ‘black box’: a comparative case study of orthopaedics services in England
Hugh McLeod, Ross Millar, Nick Goodwin and Martin Powell
Published online: 20th February
 

New Issue: African Journal of International and Comparative Law

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A new issue of the African Journal of International and Comparative Law
has been made available by Edinburgh University Press.
Table of contents:
African Journal of International and Comparative Law
Volume: 22, Number: 1 (Feb 2014)
Choosing between the UN and OECD Tax Policy Models: An African Case Study
Veronika Daurer and Richard Krever
International Oil and Gas Environmental Legal Framework and the
Precautionary Principle: …

ICTY: Decision in the Hadžić case to be rendered on February 20th

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According to the press release issued today by the ICTY, the Trial Chamber will decide on the Rule 98bis motion for acquittal in the case of Goran Hadžić on February 20th.
The Defence for Hadžić has requested acquittal on a number of charges, specifically those contained in counts 2 through 9 of the indictment.
In 1992, Goran Hadžić was elected President of the self-proclaimed Republic of Serbian …

UN Report: North Korea human rights abuses amount to crimes against humanity

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On the 17th of February, a UN human rights panel has completed a long awaited investigation on North Korea human rights violations.
The Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea was
established by the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) on 21 March 2013, at its 22nd session. The Commission has published its findings in the form of a lengthy report, …

Newly published article(s): Cambridge Journals Online

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The following articles have been made available on Cambridge Journals Online:
Legal Theory
Why legal theory is political philosophy
William A. Edmundson
Published online: 13 February 2014
Back to bundles: deflating property rights, again
Shane Nicholas Glackin
Published online: 04 February 2014
Leiden Journal of International Law
The Relationship between the International Criminal Court and its Host State: The Impact on Human Rights
Emma Irving
Published online: 13 February 2014
Legal Developments in Civil Party Participation at …

New issue: International Journal of Human Rights

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A new issue of the International Journal of Human Rights is now available on Taylor & Francis Online.
The International Journal of Human Rights, Vol. 18, No. 1, 02 Jan 2014
Table of contents:
Syria and the indicators of a ‘manifest failing’
Adrian Gallagher
Published online: 13 Feb 2014
Advocacy strategies to defend France’s sans-papiers: contradictions and complexities
Amy Hong
Published online: 16 Jan 2014
To find the needle do you need the whole …