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Rights groups condemn Algeria for unfair trial of activists

31/07/2014 – 11:00 am | Comments Off on Rights groups condemn Algeria for unfair trial of activists

Source: JURIST
Two major human rights advocacy groups on Tuesday voiced [HRW press release] their opposition to the “unfair trial” that led to the conviction of 26 Algerian activists on charges of holding an “armed gathering” and violence against the police. Nine activists were sentenced to six months in prison. The remaining 17, convicted in absentia, received prison sentences of two years. Protesters gathered in the …

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

31/07/2014 – 10:43 am | 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 30th July 2014
 

1 PhD Fellow and 1 Postdoctoral Researcher in the field of Ecological Transition at the Universite Catholique de Louvain

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1 PhD Fellow and 1 Postdoctoral Researcher in the field of Ecological Transition (Law, Political Science and Bio-engineering/Agronomics)
At the Universite catholique de Louvain, Belgium, the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Rights (CRIDHO – with a specific focus on the right to food) and the Biodiversity Governance Unit (BIOGOV) are seeking to recruit 1 postdoctoral researcher and 1 PhD fellow in one of the following …

Melbourne Doctoral Forum on Legal Theory: Call for Papers

30/07/2014 – 11:39 am | Comments Off on Melbourne Doctoral Forum on Legal Theory: Call for Papers

Melbourne Law School will host the seventh annual Melbourne Doctoral Forum on Legal Theory on 1–2 December 2014. The Forum brings together research students from all academic disciplines to engage with social, political, theoretical, and methodological issues raised by law and legal theory. The workshop is a welcoming, collegial and supportive forum that aims to foster intellectual and personal relationships between researchers and to help …

EIUC Training Seminar for International Electoral Observers, November 2014

29/07/2014 – 10:24 pm | Comments Off on EIUC Training Seminar for International Electoral Observers, November 2014

Early birds enrollment until 15 September
We are happy to announce that EIUC training seminar for International Short-Term Observers is now ready to accept candidatures.
With the patronage of Italian, Spanish and Czech MFA, EIUC has developed two three day modules aiming at providing training to civilian staff in election observation missions at the first steps of their career (i.e. short term observers). Selected applicants will be allowed …

New issue of the European Journal of Legal Studies (EJLS)

29/07/2014 – 10:17 pm | Comments Off on New issue of the European Journal of Legal Studies (EJLS)

A new issue of the European Journal of Legal Studies (EJLS) is out: http://ejls.eu. The contributions target current topics from International and European Law, ranging from an analysis of the U.S. Supreme Court’s case-law on intelligence agents, to a proposal for the regulation of Bitcoin, and a critical look at the EU’s response to the financial crisis.
 

Call for Papers: Workshop on “The (Comparative) Constitutional Law of Private-Public Arbitration” Max Planck Institute for International Law, Heidelberg

29/07/2014 – 10:08 pm | Comments Off on Call for Papers: Workshop on “The (Comparative) Constitutional Law of Private-Public Arbitration” Max Planck Institute for International Law, Heidelberg

The Lex Mercatoria Publica Project at the Max Planck Institute in Heidelberg has issued a Call for Papers on “The (Comparative) Constitutional Law of Private-Public Arbitration” to be held on 21-22 November 2014. The deadline for responding to the Call is 15 September 2014.
Arbitrations between private economic actors and public law bodies are on the rise. Arbitrators, instead of domestic courts, now settle a wide …

European Court exposes illegal detention facilities linked to CIA’s extraordinary rendition program in Poland

28/07/2014 – 2:55 pm | Comments Off on European Court exposes illegal detention facilities linked to CIA’s extraordinary rendition program in Poland

Source: JURIST
“The European Court of Human Rights [official website] handed down two rulings [judgments, PDF] finding the Polish government in violation of European human rights laws based on the establishment of prison center used for illegal detainment and torture of terrorist suspects. Amnesty International (AI) [official website] on Thursday reported [AI report] that the secret prison was established by the Polish Government in an effort …

Conference: The Rule of Law and Its Application to the United Nations

24/07/2014 – 9:57 am | Comments Off on Conference: The Rule of Law and Its Application to the United Nations

The Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law will organize a conference on the meaning and the consequences of the rule of law for the UN and its specialized agencies concerning their own actions and activities. The event will take place on 11-12 September 2014. The conference description reads as follows:

“[T]he rule of law applies to […] the United Nations and …

GoJIL Student Essay Competition 2014: The International Law of the Sea

24/07/2014 – 9:50 am | Comments Off on GoJIL Student Essay Competition 2014: The International Law of the Sea

GoJIL gives young scholars the chance to gain practical experience and get their own professional scientific publication. To make this possible, GoJIL hosts an annual Student Essay Competition on a current topic of international law or its related fields. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of this great opportunity and hand in your submissions.
Essay Competition 2014: The International Law of the Sea
Call for Papers
Recent …

New edition of GoJIL, Vol. 5, No. 2

24/07/2014 – 9:48 am | Comments Off on New edition of GoJIL, Vol. 5, No. 2

The Goettingen Journal of International Law has published its latest edition, Vol. 5, No. 2. An overview of the articles can be found here GoJIL Vol. 5, No. 2 (2013).

Former ICC Judge Hans-Peter Kaul passes away

23/07/2014 – 11:00 am | Comments Off on Former ICC Judge Hans-Peter Kaul passes away

We are saddened to hear that former ICC Judge Hans-Peter Kaul passed away on 21 July 2014. Judge Kaul stepped down from the Court effective 1 July 2014 due to health reasons. A great loss for the ICC and, I dare say, for the international (law) community as a whole.
A Press Release from the ICC can be found here, a German obituary here, and an …

UN reports possible war crimes in Iraq

20/07/2014 – 3:55 pm | Comments Off on UN reports possible war crimes in Iraq

Source: JURIST
Evidence of serious human rights violations committed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), associated armed groups, Iraqi security forces (ISF) and associated forces in the last month, including some that may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity, was reported by the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights …

ESIL 10th Anniversary Conference: Vienna, 4-6 September 2014

20/07/2014 – 3:48 pm | Comments Off on ESIL 10th Anniversary Conference: Vienna, 4-6 September 2014

Source: ESIL
The 10th Anniversary Conference of the European Society of International Law (ESIL) will take place in Vienna, Austria, hosted by the University of Vienna and organised by its Law School’s Section for International Law and International Relations in cooperation with the European Society of International Law.
The conference will feature plenary sessions, fora with invited speakers, and a number of agorae with speakers selected on …

Guest Post: The Appeals Chamber judgment in Prosecutor v Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markač

19/07/2014 – 2:19 pm | Comments Off on Guest Post: The Appeals Chamber judgment in Prosecutor v Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markač

Ms Anuja Pethia completed her bachelors in law (B.A LL.B) from National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal in India. After serving as a member of the editorial board of NLIU Law Review, she completed the bar exam in 2013 and practised in the area of industrial disputes and criminal law at the High Court of Madhya Pradesh in India. She gained a Masters of Law …

Research Associate in International Law at UCL

18/07/2014 – 5:56 pm | Comments Off on Research Associate in International Law at UCL

With thanks to Dr Ralph Wilde for bringing this to our attention:
The Human Rights Beyond Borders project seeks to appoint a Research Associate in International Law to provide secondary research assistance to the Principal Investigator, Dr Ralph Wilde, as well as project management support. The successful applicant will be responsible, inter alia, for locating, sifting through, reading and identifying key parts of source materials, the management …

Newly published article(s) from the International & Comparative Law Quarterly

18/07/2014 – 5:38 pm | Comments Off on Newly published article(s) from the International & Comparative Law Quarterly

International & Comparative Law Quarterly
Volume 63 /Issue 03, July 2014, pp 517 – 786
From the Table of Contents:
Articles
DETERMINING THE SEAT OF AN INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION: PARTY AUTONOMY AND THE INTERPRETATION OF ARBITRATION AGREEMENTS
Jonathan Hill
Published online by Cambridge University Press 19 Jun 2014
REFLECTIONS OF CUSTOMARY INTERNATIONAL LAW: THE AUTHORITY OF CODIFICATION CONVENTIONS AND ILC DRAFT ARTICLES IN INTERNATIONAL LAW
Fernando Lusa Bordin
Published online by Cambridge University Press 17 Jul …

Research position at UCL Faculty of Laws

18/07/2014 – 5:25 pm | Comments Off on Research position at UCL Faculty of Laws

The Human Rights Beyond Borders project in the UCL Faculty of Laws seeks to appoint a Research Associate in International Law to provide secondary research assistance to the Principal Investigator, Dr Ralph Wilde, as well as project management support. The successful applicant will be responsible, inter alia, for locating, sifting through, reading and identifying key parts of source materials, the management of source material, editorial …