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African Journal of International and Comparative Law Vol. 22, No. 2, June 1, 2014 is now available online

30/05/2014 – 9:11 am | Comments Off on African Journal of International and Comparative Law Vol. 22, No. 2, June 1, 2014 is now available online

Volume 22, Number 2 of the African Journal of International and Comparative Law is now available online.
The table of contents can be found here.

Conference: Legal Remedies for Corruption

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A conference on the Legal Remedies for Corruption will be taking place at the Said Business School, Oxford University on Saturday 28 June 2014. The conference will be jointly hosted by the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict (Oxford Department of Politics and International Relations) and Open Societies Foundation, Justice Initiative provide a forum to discuss how litigation, based on innovative legal approaches, …

ILA Regional Conference Lisbon: Towards a Universal Justice?

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The Portuguese branch of the International Law Association is hosting a regional conference on 11 and 12 September 2014. The conference, entitled ‘Towards a Universal Justice? Putting International Courts and Jurisdiction into Perspective’ will be hosted by the Law School of the University of Lisbon.
The conference will examine issues concerning the coherence of the international legal order in relation to the recent proliferation of international …

Call for papers: The Changing Practices of International Law: Sovereignty, Law and Politics in a Globalising World

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Call for Papers
The Changing Practices of International Law: Sovereignty, Law and Politics in a Globalising World
Reykjavik, 27-29 August 2014

workshop co-organised by COST Action IS1003 ’International Law between Constitutionalisation and Fragmentation’ in cooperation with Bifrost University and the Centre for the Politics of Transnational Law
This interdisciplinary workshop explores this paradox of international legalisation increasing the room for political manoeuvre in international relations by examining how the …

UN concludes first multilateral meeting on lethal autonomous weapons systems

22/05/2014 – 9:46 am | Comments Off on UN concludes first multilateral meeting on lethal autonomous weapons systems

Source: JURIST
The first multilateral meeting on lethal autonomous weapons systems (LAWS) concluded on Friday at the UN headquarters in Geneva. The main objectives of the meeting, attended and sponsored by signatories of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW), were to discuss key issues surrounding the use of LAWS, such as how the development of LAWS could impact humans, and whether robotics should be used …

Conference Call For Papers: Access for Humanitarian Action

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Conference Call For Papers
The 9th Annual Minerva/ICRC Conference on International Humanitarian Law – “Access for Humanitarian Action: Legal and Operational Challenges in Assisting and Protecting People Affected by Armed Conflict”
3-4 November 2014, Jerusalem
The Minerva Center for Human Rights Faculty of Law and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Delegation in Israel and the Occupied Territories
INTRODUCTION: The Minerva …

New podcast: EJIL Live!

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The European Journal of International Law (EJIL) has announced the launching of a series of
audio and video podcasts which will coincide with the release of each issue of the journal.
Read more in the relevant press release:
EJIL: Live!
EJIL: Live! is the official podcast of the European Journal of International Law (EJIL). Launched in May 2014, EJIL: Live! podcasts will be released in both video and audio …

Open Access Articles: Cambridge Journals, Routledge

16/05/2014 – 5:29 pm | Comments Off on Open Access Articles: Cambridge Journals, Routledge

Cambridge Journals:
African Studies Review, Volume 57/Issue 01, April 2014

Julius Nyerere, Ujamaa, and Political Morality in Contemporary Tanzania
Marie-Aude Fouéré
This article is available online for free until June 15th 2014.
Routledge Politics and International Relations journals
A number of articles have been made available in Taylor & Francis online on an Open Access basis.
Included Articles:
Communities of Security Practice at Work? The Emerging African Maritime Security Regime
African Security
Christian Bueger
Somalia …

Queen Mary Postgraduate Legal Research Conference 2014

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Postgraduate law students and academics are welcome to attend the fifth Postgraduate Legal Research Conference held by the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London.
From the relevant press release:
Queen Mary Postgraduate Legal Research Conference 2014:
From Imitation to Innovation: Enriching Legal Scholarship
Date: 5 June 2014
Venue: Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), Queen Mary University of London
The School of Law at Queen Mary University of …

ICC prosecutor resumes examination of alleged UK war crimes in Iraq

15/05/2014 – 7:09 pm | Comments Off on ICC prosecutor resumes examination of alleged UK war crimes in Iraq

On May 13th, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Mrs Fatou Bensouda, announced her intention to resume the preliminary examination of the situation in Iraq, after having receiving additional information relevant to the case in January 2014.
Pursuant to art. 15 of the Rome Statute, which states in par. 1-3 the ways in which the prosecutor may initiate an investigation, Mrs Bensouda decided to …

ILA Spring Conference: Foundations & Futures of International Law

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The British Branch of the International Law Association (ILA) will hold its Spring Conference on the 23rd and 24th of May 2014.
The conference, entitled “Foundations & Futures of International Law”, aims to assess the ever expanding importance and influence of international law in a variety of situations, from national courts and theoretical approaches to issues of national security and the use of armed …

Newly published articles: Cambridge Journals online, Taylor & Francis online

14/05/2014 – 6:32 pm | Comments Off on Newly published articles: Cambridge Journals online, Taylor & Francis online

Cambridge Journals online:
Asian Journal of International Law
Book Review: The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights:
Institutionalising Human Rights in Southeast Asia.
Tan Hsien-Li — ERRATUM
Published online: 14 May 2014
India Before and After the Right of Passage Case
Prabhakar Singh
Published online: 13 May 2014
Taylor & Francis Online:
The International Journal of Human Rights
Childhood and modernity: a social constructionist reflection
onto the dilemma of ‘child execution’ within the Islamic context
Masoud Rajabi-Ardeshiri
Published …

Queen Mary UL Conference: “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
23 June 2014 – 24 June 2014
Venue: Senate House, Malet St, London WC1E 7HU
The conference is organized by the Refugee Law Initiative, University of London, and the Department of Law at Queen Mary University of London, with the financial support of the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) and the Human …

Four post-doc positions announced at the University of Oslo

13/05/2014 – 4:04 pm | Comments Off on Four post-doc positions announced at the University of Oslo

Four postdoctoral positions have been announced for the Faculty of Law at the University of Oslo (UiO).
PluriCourts – Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order
PluriCourts is announcing three positions as postdoctoral researcher in the following fields: International Criminal Law, International Environmental Law and International Investment Tribunals.
For detailed information about the positions and Application requirements, please see the …

ECHR: Turkey to pay substantial compensation over Cyprus invasion

12/05/2014 – 7:32 pm | Comments Off on ECHR: Turkey to pay substantial compensation over Cyprus invasion

In a historical judgment delivered today, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) reached an important milestone in a case between Cyprus and Turkey that had been ongoing for twenty long years, by deciding on the compensation due to Greek Cypriots on account of numerous human rights violations by Turkey. According to the relevant press release, the ruling concerns violations “arising out of the military …

Quebec appeals court upholds conviction of Rwandan war criminal

11/05/2014 – 6:37 pm | Comments Off on Quebec appeals court upholds conviction of Rwandan war criminal

Source: JURIST
“The Court of Appeal of Quebec [official website] on Wednesday upheld [judgment, PDF, in French] the conviction of Rwandan Hutu Desire Munyaneza [Trial Watch profile] for war crimes committed during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Munyaneza was convicted in May 2009 and sentenced [JURIST reports] the following October for seven counts of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes under Canada’s Crimes Against Humanity and …

AI details South Sudan crimes against humanity in new report

10/05/2014 – 9:10 am | Comments Off on AI details South Sudan crimes against humanity in new report

Source: JURIST
“Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] on Thursday released [press release] a report [text] detailing the crimes against humanity that have been fueled by South Sudan’s conflict. The report, entitled “Nowhere Safe: Civilians Under Attack in South Sudan,” documents the ethnically-motivated violence that has led to the targeted killing and sexual assault of civilians. Homes have been looted and burnt down, and many medical, religious, …

Access 3 Articles on Human Rights Protections, Migration, and Problems of Racial Discrimination

10/05/2014 – 8:57 am | Comments Off on Access 3 Articles on Human Rights Protections, Migration, and Problems of Racial Discrimination

The latest issue of Law and History Review is now available online. Read Elizabeth Dale’s blog post on three key articles from this issue that puts the relationship between human rights protections, migration, and problems of racial discrimination into historical context.
Click here to read the blog post.
All three articles will be freely accessible until May 31, 2014. To view all the articles and book reviews …