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Vacancies: Oxford Faculty of Law

30/06/2014 – 6:03 am | Comments Off on Vacancies: Oxford Faculty of Law

Oxford University has issued a call for applications for the position of the Dean of the Faculty of Law.
Oxford University
Dean of the Faculty of Law
Deadline: September 22nd 2014
Start Date: no later than 1st October 2015
From the relevant press release:
The Faculty of Law seeks to appoint a full time Dean of the Faculty to commence not later than 1st October 2015. The appointment will be for …

ICC: Congo militia leader withdraws appeal

29/06/2014 – 11:00 pm | Comments Off on ICC: Congo militia leader withdraws appeal

The judgment of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the case of the convicted war criminal Germain Katanga has just become final, following the withdrawal of his appeal this Wednesday.
According to the relevant press release made public on June 25th, the Defence for Germain Katanga and the Office of the Prosecutor both discontinued their appeals against the judgment of Trial Chamber II of the ICC, …

The Independence of International Courts – New publication

29/06/2014 – 4:19 pm | One Comment

My Ph.D. thesis entitled “The Independence of International Courts – The Adherence of the International Judiciary to a Fundamental Value of the Administration of Justice” was published a few days ago by Nomos and Hart Publishing. The following is the brief description used by the publishers:
The study analyses the contents and scope of the principle of judicial independence as currently applied in the international judiciary. …

UN: New human rights commission of inquiry for Eritrea

29/06/2014 – 3:05 pm | Comments Off on UN: New human rights commission of inquiry for Eritrea

Pursuant to a press release made public on June 27th, the UN has resolved to establish for a period of one year, a commission of inquiry comprising three members to investigate all alleged violations of human rights in Eritrea, as well as to extend for one year the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea.
According to the relevant UN …

Newly published article/New issue: Cambridge Journals

28/06/2014 – 5:54 am | Comments Off on Newly published article/New issue: Cambridge Journals

A new issue of the Journal of Cultural Heritage and a newly published article of the Transnational Environmental Law journal are available on Cambridge Journals online.
International Journal of Cultural Property
Volume 21 – Issue 02 / May 2014
From the table of Contents
Redressing Historic Wrongs, Returning Objects to Their Rightful Owners or Laundering Tainted Objects?
21st-Century UK Remedies for Nazi-Era Injustices
Charlotte Woodhead
First published online: 26 June
Immunity from Seizure …

ICC: No grounds to investigate North Korea alleged war crimes

26/06/2014 – 11:35 pm | Comments Off on ICC: No grounds to investigate North Korea alleged war crimes

After completing a preliminary examination of the case of suspected war crimes directed from North Korea to South Korean territory, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has concluded that there were insuffucient grounds to initiate a full scale investigation. Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor to the ICC, has announced in a press release on June 23rd that an initial probing in North Korean attacks to South Korea did not satisfy the Rome …

New Issue: Taylor & Francis Online

24/06/2014 – 9:10 pm | Comments Off on New Issue: Taylor & Francis Online

A new issue of the International Journal of Human Rights is available on Taylor & Francis Online.
Τhe International Journal of Human Rights
Volume 18, Issue 3, 2014

Table of Contents
Foreword
Jürgen Zimmerer
Published online: 23 June 2014
Climate change, environmental violence and genocide
Jürgen Zimmerer
Published online: 23 June 2014
Subsistence societies, globalisation, climate change and genocide: discourses of vulnerability and resilience
Mark Levenea & Daniele Conversi
Published online: 23 June 2014

Marx, Lemkin and the …

Call for Papers: Yale Law School Doctoral Scholarship Conference

23/06/2014 – 9:05 pm | Comments Off on Call for Papers: Yale Law School Doctoral Scholarship Conference

Call for Papers
4th Doctoral Scholarship Conference 2014: Law and Responsibility
Yale Law School
Date: November 14-15, 2014
Deadline for Abstract Submission: August 1, 2014
This conference aspires to provide doctoral students and recent graduates who wish to present their work with a forum for discussion beyond the limited scope of academic debate, adopting an interdisciplinary approach touching upon numerous subject areas.
From the relevant press release:
Yale Law School is proud …

UN reports breakdown of law and order in Ukraine

21/06/2014 – 7:04 pm | Comments Off on UN reports breakdown of law and order in Ukraine

Source: JURIST 
“The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights [official website] on Wednesday issued a report [text, PDF; press release] on Ukraine that cites increasing evidence of abductions, detentions, torture and killings in the two eastern regions of the country where armed forces hold control. The report also cites a number of worrying trends emerging in Crimea. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights …

Egypt court sentences top Muslim Brotherhood official to death

21/06/2014 – 6:39 pm | Comments Off on Egypt court sentences top Muslim Brotherhood official to death

Source: JURIST
“The Giza Criminal Court in Egypt sentenced the supreme guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Badie [Washington Institute backgrounder], to death on Thursday for the second time in three months. Badie was sentenced [Daily Star Lebanon report] along with 13 other members of the Muslim Brotherhood [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] for allegedly inciting violence that resulted in the death of 10 people near …

Luxembourg legalizes same-sex marriage, adoption

20/06/2014 – 5:35 pm | Comments Off on Luxembourg legalizes same-sex marriage, adoption

Source: JURSIT
“The Chambre des Deputes [official website, in French], Luxembourg’s national legislative body, approved a bill [press release, in French] on Wednesday extending marriage and adoption rights to same-sex couples. The bill was passed by an overwhelming majority of 54 in favor, four against. Openly gay prime minister Xavier Bettel [BBC profile] announced after his election last year that he would bring the bill before …

International Journal for Court Administration

20/06/2014 – 10:08 am | Comments Off on International Journal for Court Administration

* With thanks to Professor Philip Langbroek, Utrecht University School of Law, for bringing this to our attention.
The International Journal for Court Administration is a journal for a world wide audience. It belongs to the International Association for Court Administration, but has an independent editorial board.
Demands of judicial independence and impartiality, and court efficiency and the relation between courts and other state institutions make the …

University of Toronto School of Law: Dean Search

19/06/2014 – 8:22 pm | Comments Off on University of Toronto School of Law: Dean Search

The University of Toronto is conducting an extensive international search for the position of Dean of the Faculty of Law, and invites expressions of interest, nominations and applications for the position. The appointment will be effective January 1, 2015, or as soon thereafter as possible.
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: Established in 1827 by royal charter, the University of Toronto, with one of the strongest research and teaching …

ICC prosecutor urges UN action in Darfur

19/06/2014 – 3:50 pm | Comments Off on ICC prosecutor urges UN action in Darfur

Source: JURIST
“Chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] Fatou Bensouda on Tuesday urged the UN Security Council (UNSC) to take action to end the conflict in Darfur [JURIST news archive] and bring perpetrators to justice [UN News Centre report]. Bensouda noted that it has been nearly 10 years since the UNSC referred the situation in Darfur to the ICC. She sharply …

University of Bern, Department of Economic Law Professorship in European and International Economic Law (100%, open rank)

18/06/2014 – 7:42 pm | Comments Off on University of Bern, Department of Economic Law Professorship in European and International Economic Law (100%, open rank)

The Department of Economic Law at the University of Bern is seeking to fill the position of a professor of European and International Economic Law as of the fall semester 2015 (to succeed Prof. Dr. Thomas Cottier).
JOB DESCRIPTION/QUALIFICATIONS: The core duties of the professor consist of furthering the general foundations of European law (including the legal relations between Switzerland and the European Union) and international …

Newly published article(s) for International Review of the Red Cross available on Cambridge Journals Online

18/06/2014 – 7:33 pm | Comments Off on Newly published article(s) for International Review of the Red Cross available on Cambridge Journals Online

International Review of the Red Cross
http://journals.cambridge.org/IRC
FirstView article(s) – articles available online ahead of being assigned to an issue.
Published Online on 17th June 2014

UN rights chief expresses alarm at Sri Lanka violence

17/06/2014 – 5:16 pm | Comments Off on UN rights chief expresses alarm at Sri Lanka violence

Source: JURIST
UN high commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay [official profile] expressed deep alarm [press release] on Monday over inter-communal violence occurring in Sri Lanka. Violence occurred between Buddhists and Muslims after a rally by the Buddhist group Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) protesting an alleged assault by Muslim youth against a monk at the local temple. Pillay expressed her concern, saying:
The Government must urgently …

23rd Conference on Theory and International Law

16/06/2014 – 5:59 pm | Comments Off on 23rd Conference on Theory and International Law

The Society of Legal Scholars International Law Section and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law invite you to attend the following event:
Twenty-Third Conference on Theory and International Law: Sovereignty in the 21st Century
4.5 CPD hours
Friday 20 June 2014, 14:00-19:00
British Institute of International and Comparative Law,
Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP
This conference will address aspects of both the theoretical and practical dimensions …