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The Institute for Information Law’s 25th anniversary conference on 2-4 July 2014 in Amsterdam

29/04/2014 – 10:32 am | Comments Off on The Institute for Information Law’s 25th anniversary conference on 2-4 July 2014 in Amsterdam

From 2-4 July 2014, the Institute for Information Law of the University of Amsterdam organizes a conference on the occasion of its 25th anniversary.
This international conference features the Information Influx Young Scholars Award event, a public opening with keynote speech by prof. Yochai Benkler, and two days packed with panels sessions and keynotes addressing the myriad legal challenges facing our information societies.
Check the conference website …

Marshall Islands sues nine states over nuclear programs before the ICJ

26/04/2014 – 10:26 am | Comments Off on Marshall Islands sues nine states over nuclear programs before the ICJ

THE HAGUE, 25 April 2014. The Government of the Republic of the Marshall Islands yesterday simultaneously filed in the Registry of the Court separate Applications against nine States (in alphabetical order: China, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, France, India, Israel, Pakistan, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the United States of America) accusing them of not fulfilling …

Netherlands International Law Review: new issue

26/04/2014 – 10:18 am | Comments Off on Netherlands International Law Review: new issue

New issue (Volume 61, Issue 1) of the Netherlands International Law Review is now available. The new issue contains the following publications.

Responsibility in Peace Support Operations: Revisiting the Proper Test for Attribution Conduct and the Meaning of the ‘Effective Control’ Standard, Ömer Faruk Direk

The Kadi Saga as a Tale of ’Strict Observance’ of International Law: Obligations Under the UN Charter, Targeted Sanctions and Judicial Review …

Leiden Journal of International Law: new issue

26/04/2014 – 10:12 am | Comments Off on Leiden Journal of International Law: new issue

Volume 27, Issue 2 of the Leiden Journal of International Law is now available. The new issue contains the following publications.
 

In Defence of ‘Generalism’ in International Legal Scholarship and Practice, YANNICK RADI

Innate Cosmopolitan Dialectics at the ICJ: Changing Perceptions of International Community, the Role of the Court, and the Legacy of Judge Álvarez, GEOFFREY GORDON

Rules, Lawyering, and the Politics of Legality: Critical Sociology and International …

International & Comparative Law Quarterly: new issue

26/04/2014 – 9:59 am | Comments Off on International & Comparative Law Quarterly: new issue

New issue of International & Comparative Law Quarterly (Vol. 63, issue 2) is now available. The contents of the new issue is the following.
 

SHADOW PLAYS, SHIFTING SANDS AND INTERNATIONAL REFUGEE LAW: CONVERGENCES IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC, Mary Crock

A LEGAL-HISTORICAL REVIEW OF THE EU COMPETITION RULES, Anca D Chiriţă

TO PROHIBIT OR PERMIT: WHAT IS THE (HUMAN) RIGHTS RESPONSE TO THE PRACTICE OF INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL SURROGACY? John Tobin

GOOD FAITH …

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, opens a preliminary examination in Ukraine

26/04/2014 – 9:50 am | Comments Off on The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, opens a preliminary examination in Ukraine

On 17 April 2014, the Government of Ukraine lodged a declaration under Article 12(3) of the Rome Statute accepting the jurisdiction of the International criminal Court (ICC) over alleged crimes committed on its territory from 21 November 2013 to 22 February 2014.
Upon receipt of a referral or a declaration made by a state pursuant to Article 12(3) of the Rome Statute, the Office of the …

Kosovo lawmakers clear way for EU war crimes court

25/04/2014 – 11:09 pm | Comments Off on Kosovo lawmakers clear way for EU war crimes court

Source: JURIST
Lawmakers in Kosovo on Wednesday voted 89-22 to create an EU-backed court that will investigate crimes committed by ethnic Albanian rebels during the 1998 war with Serbia. The move follows international pressure for Kosovo to open a state investigation into civilian killings committed by the rebel side. The court will be based in Kosovo, though most of the work will be carried out in …

Conference on 21st Century Borders: Territorial Conflict and Dispute Resolution

23/04/2014 – 7:22 pm | Comments Off on Conference on 21st Century Borders: Territorial Conflict and Dispute Resolution

Date: 13 June 2014 Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Venue: Lancaster University
A conference on 21st Century Borders: Territorial Conflict and Dispute Resolution will be held on 13th June 2014 at Lancaster University.
21st Century borders are coming under increasing strain with shifting balances of international power. This was seen most dramatically in the recent Russian annexation of the Crimea and its connected repudiation of uti possidetis that underpinned …

Call for Papers: “The Changing Nature of Peacekeeping: Challenges for Jus ad Bellum, Jus in Bello and Human Rights”

23/04/2014 – 7:16 pm | One Comment

Call for Papers:

“The Changing Nature of Peacekeeping: Challenges for Jus ad Bellum, Jus in Bello and Human Rights”
A Joint ESIL IGPS/SHARES Project Symposium 

The European Society of International Law Interest Group on Peace and Security (ESIL IGPS) and the Research Project on Shared Responsibility in International Law (SHARES Project) organize a joint symposium to be held in conjunction with the 10th ESIL Anniversary Conference in Vienna, …

ILA Conference: Foundations & Futures of International Law

23/04/2014 – 7:04 pm | Comments Off on ILA Conference: Foundations & Futures of International Law

The International Law Association (ILA) British Branch Spring Conference: “Foundations & Futures of International Law”
The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London, 23-24 May 2014
The time is ripe both to revisit the foundations of international law and to imagine its possible futures. Once the preserve of a small community of specialised academics and practitioners, international law increasingly plays an important role in cases decided …

Oxford Lecture: An Introduction to the World of International Arbitration

23/04/2014 – 12:24 am | Comments Off on Oxford Lecture: An Introduction to the World of International Arbitration

An Introduction to the World of International Arbitration

Michael Hwang S.C.

8 May 2014 at 5.30pm

Pembroke College, Oxford
(please report to the Porter’s Lodge)

All are welcome to attend but please RSVP by emailing jennifer.hassan@law.ox.ac.uk

The talk will concentrate primarily on international commercial arbitration (which normally involves principles of different domestic laws as well as conflict of laws), but will also deal with the growing phenomenon of investment treaty arbitration …

Upcoming panel discussion on migration by sea in the Mediterranean

22/04/2014 – 9:49 am | Comments Off on Upcoming panel discussion on migration by sea in the Mediterranean

The Interest Group on Migration and Refugee Law of the European Society of International Law, the Centre for Migration Law of the Radboud University Nijmegen and the Amsterdam Center for International Law of the University of Amsterdam are pleased to announce ‘Heading to Europe: Safe Haven or Graveyard?’, a panel discussion on migration by sea in the Mediterranean. The panel discussion will be held on …

Call for Papers and Panel Proposals: TWAIL Conference February 2015

20/04/2014 – 11:24 pm | 2 Comments

TWAIL Cairo 2015 Call for Papers (click to see attachment)
The American University in Cairo
Egypt, 22 – 24 February 2015
The first TWAIL conference in the global South will be held in Cairo from 22 to 24 February 2015. In the context of the ongoing revolutionary processes across the Middle East and North Africa, the thematic focus of the conference is that of the intellectual as a political …

Ukraine accepts ICC jurisdiction concerning protester deaths

20/04/2014 – 9:06 pm | Comments Off on Ukraine accepts ICC jurisdiction concerning protester deaths

The Ukranian government submitted a declaration on Thursday urging the International Criminal Court to probe into any serious international crimes committed within the territory from late 2013 to early 2014.
As stated in the Court’s relevant press release, “(t)oday the registrar received a declaration lodged by Ukraine accepting the ICC’s jurisdiction with respect to alleged crimes committed in its territory from November 21, 2013 to February …

Summer School Program, “International Criminal Law at the First World War Centenary — From Consolidation Towards Confrontation?”, 3-15 August 2014

20/04/2014 – 4:27 pm | One Comment

The Salzburg Law School on International Criminal Law, Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law (SLS) welcomes applications for its Sixteenth Summer Session, “International Criminal Law at the First World War Centenary — From Consolidation Towards Confrontation?”, Sunday 3 to Friday 15 August 2014.
The SLS is a two-week summer programme aimed at postgraduate students, young academics and practitioners. This year’s session will scrutinize principles and procedures …

New Issue: Transnational Environmental Law

19/04/2014 – 11:12 am | Comments Off on New Issue: Transnational Environmental Law

A new issue of Transnational Environmental Law is now available at Cambridge Journals online.
Transnational Environmental Law, Volume 3 – Issue 01 – April 2014
From the table of contents: 
Contesting Assumptions and Unmasking Myths: Key Components of the Mission and Methodology of Transnational Environmental Law
Thijs Etty and Veerle Heyvaert and Cinnamon Carlarne and Dan Farber and Jolene Lin and Joanne Scott
Published online by Cambridge University Press 16 Apr 2014
Symposium …

Oxford job opportunity: Regius Professorship of Civil Law

17/04/2014 – 7:58 pm | One Comment

Oxford University is now accepting applications for the position of Regius Professor of Civil Law.
From the relevant press release:
Regius Professorship of Civil Law: Oxford Faculty of Law, All Souls College
The Regius Professorship of Civil Law is the oldest professorship in Law in Oxford, with an illustrious list of holders since 1541. The Professorship has a leading role to play in the future of legal studies, in the University …

UN: New treaty allows children to report rights abuses directly

16/04/2014 – 6:26 pm | Comments Off on UN: New treaty allows children to report rights abuses directly

A new legal instrument empowers children to report alleged violations of their established rights directly to the UN.
The new treaty, known as the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure, entered into force on Monday, three months after Costa Rica became the 10th state to ratify it.
According to the relevant press release, “(t)he Optional Protocol will enable …