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Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law: call for submissions

28/03/2014 – 10:31 pm | Comments Off on Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law: call for submissions

General call for submissions – comparative and international law
The Board welcomes long articles, short articles, case notes and book reviews that engage with themes of public and private international and comparative law, as well as EU and transnational law. All submissions are subject to double-blind peer review by our Editorial Board. In addition, all long articles are sent to our Academic Review Board, which consists …

A Changing Arctic: International Summer School at the University of Oslo

28/03/2014 – 3:51 pm | Comments Off on A Changing Arctic: International Summer School at the University of Oslo

The Arctic region has gained increased public, political, commercial and academic interest over the last decade. High-energy prices and technological advances have made it possible, if not yet commercially attractive, to exploit petroleum resources in the area. Climate change and the retraction of the polar ice have opened new sea transportation routes, considerably shortening the distance from Europe and North America to parts of Asia. …

Call for Papers: Justice and Dignity under Challenge

28/03/2014 – 8:40 am | Comments Off on Call for Papers: Justice and Dignity under Challenge

The Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights (CCJHR) at University College Cork is pleased to announce its 8th Annual Graduate Conference which will take place on the 5th and 6th June, 2014. The conference is specifically aimed at those who are undertaking doctoral research in the areas of criminal law, criminal justice and human rights.
The theme for this year’s event is “Justice and Dignity …

Backing Ukraine’s territorial integrity, UN Assembly declares Crimea referendum invalid

27/03/2014 – 6:47 pm | Comments Off on Backing Ukraine’s territorial integrity, UN Assembly declares Crimea referendum invalid

27 March 2014 – In a vote that reaffirmed Ukraine’s unity and territorial integrity, the United Nations General Assembly today adopted a measure underscoring that the mid-March referendum in Crimea that led to the peninsula’s annexation by Russia “has no validity” and that the parties should “pursue immediately a peaceful resolution of the situation.”
By a vote of 100 in favour to 11 against, with 58 …

20TH ST.GALLEN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION LAW FORUM 2013 (ICF)

26/03/2014 – 10:47 pm | Comments Off on 20TH ST.GALLEN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION LAW FORUM 2013 (ICF)

Looking back at the past twenty years, there can be no doubt that both European and Swiss competition law have undergone some considerable developments. The enactment of new statutory law, the large number of court cases and the ever increasing level of fines are just the tip of the iceberg. However, despite the continuing progress and the tremendous change, there has been one constant: the …

ICJ should assess legal status of prolonged Israeli occupation of Palestine, says UN rights expert

26/03/2014 – 10:44 pm | Comments Off on ICJ should assess legal status of prolonged Israeli occupation of Palestine, says UN rights expert

GENEVA (21 March 2014) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on occupied Palestine, Richard Falk, today called for an assessment by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the legal status of the prolonged Israeli occupation of Palestine, and allegations that it has legally unacceptable characteristics of ‘colonialism’, ‘apartheid’ and ‘ethnic cleansing.’
“Special steps must be taken to ensure that the human rights of the Palestinian …

International Energy Law: Russia and Europe

26/03/2014 – 10:32 pm | Comments Off on International Energy Law: Russia and Europe

International Energy Law: Russia and Europe
Arthur Watts public international law seminar series
sponsored by Volterra Fietta
Tuesday 1 April 2014, 18:00-19:30
British Institute of International and Comparative Law,
Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP
Speakers:
Professor Bill Bowring, Birkbeck College London and Field Court Chambers
Graham Coop, Volterra Fietta
Chair:
John Lough, Chatham House
With confrontation between Russia and Europe rapidly spreading into the economic sphere, the international energy law relations between …

Opportunity to Study Privacy Law in Amsterdam, July 7-11, 2014

25/03/2014 – 5:03 pm | Comments Off on Opportunity to Study Privacy Law in Amsterdam, July 7-11, 2014

The University of Amsterdam’s Institute for Information Law will be holding its second annual Summer Course on Privacy Law and Policy from July 7-11, 2014. The course will focus on privacy law and policy related to the Internet, electronic communications and online and social media. It will feature a faculty of leading experts from the EU and the US who will explore the recent developments …

Call for Papers: Foreign Investment in the Services Sector

25/03/2014 – 8:34 am | Comments Off on Call for Papers: Foreign Investment in the Services Sector

Call for Papers: Foreign Investment in the Services Sector
University of Lausanne, Switzerland
A workshop – organized by Andreas R. Ziegler and Michael Hahn (University of Lausanne), Eric de Brabandere (Grotius Centre, Leiden University) and Tarcisio Gazzini (VU Amsterdam) – will take place on 18-19 September 2014 at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) in the context of the opening of the academic year of the LLM Programme …

3rd Martens Summer School on International Law

25/03/2014 – 8:29 am | Comments Off on 3rd Martens Summer School on International Law

3rd Martens Summer School on International Law

Location: University of Tartu, Pärnu College (Ringi 35, Pärnu, Estonia)
Time: July 27 – August 1, 2014
Level: advanced undergraduate and MA students a professionals.
Objectives: The 3rd Martens Summer School on International Law, organised by the University of Tartu Centre for EU-Russia Studies or CEURUS in the Estonian coastal resort town Pärnu, will deal with the comparative aspects of international …

New book: Proportionality in International Law

25/03/2014 – 8:18 am | Comments Off on New book: Proportionality in International Law

Proportionality in International Law (OUP)
Michael Newton and Larry May
Details can be found here. The book is also available in Ebook format.
The first comprehensive treatment of proportionality to combine abstract philosophical and legal analysis with highly emotive contemporary combat cases
Discusses how proportionality applies to the history of the Just War tradition, and emerging human rights issues
Offers a unique interdisciplinary approach to solving the difficult problem of …

Journal of International Criminal Justice: new issue

25/03/2014 – 8:10 am | One Comment

New issue of the Journal of International Criminal Justice (Volume 12 Issue 1 March 2014) is available online.
The issue includes the following publications.
Israel, Palestine and the ICC — Territory Uncharted but not Unknown, Yaël Ronen
The Eichmann Trial: Towards a Jurisprudence of Eyewitness Testimony of Atrocities, Leora Bilsky
Unexplored Outcomes of Tadić: Applicability of the Law of Occupation to War by Proxy, Tom Gal
Civil Party Participation in …

Confidence Crisis in Human Rights: Implications for the UK: 30 June 2014 – 4 July 2014

25/03/2014 – 7:57 am | Comments Off on Confidence Crisis in Human Rights: Implications for the UK: 30 June 2014 – 4 July 2014

Middlesex University London
Confidence Crisis in Human Rights: Implications for the UK
30 June 2014 – 4 July 2014
This intensive course on the challenges faced by the international human rights regime is part of the 2014 Summer School at the Middlesex University London.
The objective of this course is to provide participants with an understanding of the legal basis underpinning the creation of human rights standards and organs …

Ukraine-EU sign elements of association agreement

23/03/2014 – 9:06 am | Comments Off on Ukraine-EU sign elements of association agreement

Three days after the signing of the treaty for the annexation of Crimea by Russia, Ukraine seeks to strengthen its ties with the European Union.
More specifically, Ukraine Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk signed elements of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement on Friday, thus affirming the dissent with the previous administration. It was precisely the rejection of this agreement by former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovich that sparked a …

New Issue: Medical Law International

23/03/2014 – 8:15 am | Comments Off on New Issue: Medical Law International

The latest issue of Medical Law International has been made available on Sage Jounals.
Medical Law International, December 2013; 13 (4)
Table of contents

Reporting and scrutiny of reported cases in four jurisdictions where assisted dying is lawful: A review of the evidence in the Netherlands, Belgium, Oregon and Switzerland
Penney Lewis and Isra Black
First published on December 3rd
The role of advance directives regarding the patient’s consent. Views …

Crimea Crisis: EU strengthens sanctions against Russia

21/03/2014 – 8:43 pm | Comments Off on Crimea Crisis: EU strengthens sanctions against Russia

Following President Putin’s endorsement of the bill annexing the Crimean peninsula, the European Union has decided to expand its already imposed sanctions on Russian officials.
The Russian Deputy Prime Minister, two aides and nine others in Russian President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle are targeted by the new sanctions.
EU officials claim the sanctions imposed serve as a negotiation leverage and not as retaliation against Russia. More specifically, …

New Issue: International Journal of Human Rights

21/03/2014 – 7:37 pm | Comments Off on New Issue: International Journal of Human Rights

The International Journal of Human Rights, Vol. 18, No. 2, 17 Feb 2014 is now available on Taylor & Francis Online.
This is a special issue, entitled: Legal Perspectives on Contingencies and Resilience
in an Environment of Constitutionalism.
International Journal of Human Rights, Vol. 18, No. 2, 17 Feb 2014
Special Issue: Legal Perspectives on Contingencies and Resilience in an Environment of Constitutionalism
Table of Contents:

Introduction
Legal perspectives on contingencies …

JLFA 2014 Conference: Journal Launch & Call for Papers

20/03/2014 – 7:35 pm | Comments Off on JLFA 2014 Conference: Journal Launch & Call for Papers

From the official announcement:
We are pleased to announce the launch of a new interdisciplinary Journal of Law, Finance and Accounting (JLFA), and to invite you to submit a manuscript for presentation at the first annual JLFA Conference, to be held this fall.
About the Journal: The Journal of Law, Finance, and Accounting is a new publication sponsored by NYU Stern School of Business and …