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Conference on ‘Mega-Regionals and the Future of International Trade and Investment Law’ in Dresden on 23rd & 24 October 2014

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On 23rd and 24th October 2014 the Research Centre for International Economic Law at the University of Dresden and affiliated research project “Global TranSAXion” will hold a conference on ‘Mega-Regionals and the Future of International Trade and Investment Law.’
The conference offers a forum to discuss the content and structure of the preferential trade agreements currently under negotiation between some of the world’s major trading partners. …

Conference on ‘The Future of Ethics in International Arbitration’ in London on 11 September 2014

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The Inaugural Conference of the Queen Mary Institute For Regulation and Ethics will be held on 11 September 2014 8:30am – 6:15pm at the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 35-43 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PE.
The conference will consider the need for additional prescriptions of ethical rules and codes of conduct for advocates conducting international arbitration. Scholars and arbitration experts will go beyond the …

ESIL Lecture: Human Rights Protection- the Role of the European Court of Human Rights

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In collaboration with ESIL under the ESIL Lecture Series, Professor Geir Ulfstein will interview Judge Helen Keller on her reflections as a Judge at the European Court of Human Rights.
The interview will take place on 8th September, 2014 12:00 PM – 02:00 PM at the Auditorium 13, Domus Media, University of Oslo. It is open to students, academics and a wider audience.  Some time will …

The Institute for Global Law and Policy is accepting applications for 2015 Workshop to be held in Doha

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The Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP) is currently accepting Participant applications for the 2015 IGLP Workshop which will be held in Doha during the first week of January 2015. Those who have not previously participated in the IGLP Workshop are particularly encouraged to apply as Participants.
Background:
The IGLP Workshop is an intensive residential program designed for doctoral and post-doctoral scholars and junior faculty. This …

BIICL event on ‘International Arbitration and Developing Countries’

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As part of the Temple Garden Chambers Seminar Series the topic of ‘International Adjudication – International Arbitration and Developing Countries: What are the Benefits and What is the Way Forward?’ will be discussed.
This event will be held on Thursday 11th September 2014, 17:30-19:00 at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP.
Background:
Some legal commentators suggest that …

Course on ‘World War 1: Paris 1919 – A New World Order?’

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Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) in collaboration with the BBC will be convening a course on the legacy of the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 and its pursuit to create a new world order through the creation of the League of Nations.
This is a free course that is open to anyone that is interested in learning more about how today’s world was fashioned from the …

Newly published article(s): Asian Journal of International Law

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Accessible Online: Asian Journal of International Law, Volume 4 – Issue 02
Published Online on 26th August 2014
Table of Contents:
Articles
Implications of Current Developments in International Liability for the Practice of Marine Geo-engineering Activities
Jung-Eun KIM
Published online by Cambridge University Press 29 Nov 2013
 
Legal Effect of Maps in Maritime Boundary Delimitation: A Response to Erik Franckx and Marco Benatar
Zhihua ZHENG
Published online by Cambridge University Press 29 Nov 2013
 
Natural Prolongation …

Symposium on ‘Legitimacy and International Courts’ in Baltimore- 18 & 19 September 2014

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To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Center for International and Comparative Law, the University of Baltimore School of Law and the University of Oslo’s PluriCourts program will bring together renowned global scholars for a symposium on the legitimacy of several of the world’s most important international courts and tribunals.
A tentative schedule for the event can be found here.
For further information, contact Catherine Moore, Coordinator …

UN rights expert urges immediate action in Iraq

26/08/2014 – 12:12 am | Comments Off on UN rights expert urges immediate action in Iraq

Source: JURIST
The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Iraq, Nickolay Mladenov, on Saturday called for immediate action to stop the inhumane activity caused by Islamic State (IS) armies in Amerli. IS armies in the area are reportedly cutting off supplies to Amerli inhabitants, leaving them unable to access food and water. As a result, living conditions in Amerli are worsening, and locals, including children, …

Society of International Economic Law (SIEL), Fourth Biennial Global Conference: Papers available on SSRN

24/08/2014 – 10:07 am | Comments Off on Society of International Economic Law (SIEL), Fourth Biennial Global Conference: Papers available on SSRN

The Society of International Economic Law (SIEL) is a new organization aimed at academics and academically-minded practitioners and officials in the field of IEL, in all parts of the world. The broad goals and objectives of the organization include: building links and networks between and among IEL academics and academically-minded practitioners and officials; fostering the development of local IEL expertise and IEL organizations where needed; …

Call for Papers: The Transnational in International Law (University of Bremen, 25 ‒ 27 March 2015)

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International Interdisciplinary Conference
Working Group of Young Scholars in Public International Law
The Transnational in International Law
University of Bremen
25 ‒ 27 March 2015
International legal scholarship has since long tried to comprehend the diversification of actors, rules, and authorities in international law. Almost 60 years ago, Philip Jessup, who was later appointed as a judge at the International Court of Justice, developed the idea of a “transnational law”, including “all law …

BIICL Short Course: International Law in Practice

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International Law in Practice
Short Course
Date: 22-25 September 2014
British Institute of International and Comparative Law
Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP
The unique element of this course is that it introduces participants in international law, while encompassing all of its various aspects that occur in practice. This makes it ideal for those about to start a postgraduate degree in international law, those working in a …

Uganda: Appeal against the court decision voiding anti-gay law

11/08/2014 – 11:39 pm | Comments Off on Uganda: Appeal against the court decision voiding anti-gay law

An important court decision striking down Uganda’s recently passed Anti-Homosexuality act is being challenged on appeal.
Ugandan Attorney General, Peter Nyomb, has decided on Saturday August 9th to file an appeal against the aforementioned decision of the Constitutional Court in Kampala, thus sparking reactions from gay rights supporters who spoke out against the law, asking for the decision to be upheld on appeal.
The Constitutional Court declared …

Uganda high court voids anti-homosexuality law

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Source: JURSIT
Uganda’s Constitutional Court [official website] on Friday ruled that Uganda’s anti-homosexuality law was passed without the requisite quorum, effectively voiding the law. The law [text, PDF] was challenged [JURIST report] by right activists in March. The ruling [Reuters report] may still be appealed. The law punished homosexual acts with imprisonment for “aggravated homosexuality” and banned the “promotion of homosexuality.” Ugandan government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo …

UN rights chief calls for end to ‘impunity’ after Israel attack on UN school

03/08/2014 – 11:17 am | Comments Off on UN rights chief calls for end to ‘impunity’ after Israel attack on UN school

Source: JURSIT 
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay [official profile] on Thursday urged the international community to end what she called a “climate of impunity” [press release] around the Israel-Palestine conflict. In light of the bombardment of a UN school [Reuters report] in Gaza on Wednesday, Pillay called for “real accountability considering the increasing evidence of war crimes and an ever-growing number of civilian …

Joint declaration on Israel’s Gaza offensive: The International Community Must End Israel’s Collective Punishment of the Civilian Population in the Gaza Strip

01/08/2014 – 9:56 am | Comments Off on Joint declaration on Israel’s Gaza offensive: The International Community Must End Israel’s Collective Punishment of the Civilian Population in the Gaza Strip

A large group of international law academics and practitioners has adopted the following statement on the dire situation in Gaza. We at the ILO hope that this last confrontation that has claimed so many innocent lives will serve as a strong reminder to the parties concerned to renew the efforts to solve this longstanding conflict and to bring a lasting peace between the two peoples.
See the …