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CfP: EU law and Risk Regulation, 19-25 April 2015, Inter University Center, Dubrovnik

30/10/2014 – 4:08 pm | Comments Off on CfP: EU law and Risk Regulation, 19-25 April 2015, Inter University Center, Dubrovnik

13th Jean Monnet Seminar: “EU law and Risk Regulation” 19th-25th April 2015, Inter University Center, Dubrovnik
https://www.pravo.unizg.hr/EJP/jean_monnet_projekt/dubrovnik_2015
The Dubrovnik Seminar is organized by the Jean Monnet Chair of European Public Law, University of Zagreb – Faculty of Law. The event entails two parts – lectures by prominent EU law professors and members of the Court of Justice and research presentations by PhD candidates and junior academics.
This year the seminar deals with …

T.M.C. Asser Instituut: Conference on Cyber Warfare

19/10/2014 – 10:11 pm | Comments Off on T.M.C. Asser Instituut: Conference on Cyber Warfare

The T.M.C. Asser Instituut based in the Hague is holding an in-depth conference aimed at analysing the Cyber Warfare or Tallinn Manual. Organized in cooperation with the Netherlands Ministry of Defence, the Gerda Henkel Stiftung and the University of Amsterdam, the conference seeks to provide both an academic as well as a more practical perspective in the implications of this modern form of warfare.
From the …

ECCC: Defence lawyers of Ex-Khmer Rouge officials to block first genocide case

19/10/2014 – 11:39 am | Comments Off on ECCC: Defence lawyers of Ex-Khmer Rouge officials to block first genocide case

 The defence lawyers of the two former officials accused announced on Saturday their intention to boycott the first case concerning acts of genocide before the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC). More specifically, the lawyers plan to block the second case against their clients, until they have had time to appeal the ex-officials’ earlier conviction.
Both their clients, Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, were convicted in early August …

First Khmer Rouge era genocide case opens in ECCC

18/10/2014 – 10:34 pm | Comments Off on First Khmer Rouge era genocide case opens in ECCC

The Trial Chamber of Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) this Friday commenced substantive hearings on its first case involving charges of genocide. Both of the accused are high ranking officials of the former Khmer Rouge regime. Nuon Chea was the closest advisor to former leader Pol Pot and Khieu Samphan served as head of state. 
According to the press release made available by the Court, the case …

BIICL Event: Global Administrative Law and its Judicial Component

17/10/2014 – 9:10 pm | Comments Off on BIICL Event: Global Administrative Law and its Judicial Component

The British Institute of International and Comparative Law will hold an event on October 23rd centered around the relatively unknown role of international administrative tribunals in shaping not only global administrative law but also international human rights and international rule of law.
From the relevant press release:
British Institute of International and Comparative Law
Global Administrative Law and its Judicial Component:
Where can International Officials Seek Protection of …

UNSC: Concerns over Venezuela’s candidacy in upcoming elections

16/10/2014 – 11:27 am | Comments Off on UNSC: Concerns over Venezuela’s candidacy in upcoming elections

Elections will be held this Friday to fill five non-permanent seats at the Security Council for the 2015-2016 term. According to the SC’s rotation rules, the five seats will be distributed regionally as follows:
– one seat for the African group (Rwanda incumbent)
– one seat for the Group of Asia and the Pacific Small Island Developing States (Asia-Pacific Group)
(Republic of Korea incumbent)
– one seat for the …

Putin orders withrawal of Russian troops from Ukraine border

15/10/2014 – 8:43 pm | Comments Off on Putin orders withrawal of Russian troops from Ukraine border

President Vladimir Putin issued an order on Monday for Russian troops to be withdrawn from the Ukraine border. The removal of nearly 17,000 Russian troops as a sign for easing tension was decided in preparation for an important meeting between President Putin and hisUkrainian counterpart, Petro Poroshenko, in Milan next week.
The crisis in Ukraine has continued to escalate in the past months, with senior UN …

Call for Papers: ESIL Research Forum 2015

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The European Society of International Law has issued a Call for Papers for its 2015 Research Forum to take place in Florence, Italy.
This conference is mainly centered towards early stage academics, namely advanced Phd students as well as post-doc researchers.
From the relevant press release:
European Society of International Law Research Forum
Academy of European Law, European University Institute, Florence
14 – 15 May 2015
Call for Papers
The 2015 ESIL …

Egypt jails Muslim Brotherhood leaders for 15 years over lawyer’s torture

12/10/2014 – 8:42 pm | Comments Off on Egypt jails Muslim Brotherhood leaders for 15 years over lawyer’s torture

Source: JURIST 
“An Egyptian court on Saturday jailed eight men, including two Muslim Brotherhood leaders, for 15 years over the torture of a lawyer during 2011 uprisings against former president Hosni Mubarak [JURIST news archive]. The defendants were convicted of torturing, electrocuting and sexually assaulting a lawyer after locking him up for three days near Cairo’s Tahrir Square when it was filled with protesters against Mubarak. …

Supreme Court of Canada rules torture victims cannot sue foreign countries

11/10/2014 – 6:48 pm | Comments Off on Supreme Court of Canada rules torture victims cannot sue foreign countries

Source: JURIST
“The Supreme Court of Canada [official website] ruled [judgment] Friday that citizens cannot sue foreign governments for torture. Under the State Immunity Act [text], a foreign state is immune from the jurisdiction of any court in Canada, unless that state has waived such immunity. In the case at hand, a Canadian citizen visited Iran in 2003 as a freelance photographer and journalist and was …

Call for Papers: 4th Conference of the Postgraduate and Early Professionals/Academics Network of the Society of International Economic Law (PEPA/SIEL) 2015

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Milan, 16-17 April 2015
Organised by PEPA/SIEL in collaboration with the Department of International, Legal, Historical and Political Studies of the University of Milan
SIEL’s Postgraduate and Early Professionals/Academics Network (PEPA/SIEL) is, among other things, interested in fostering collaboration and mentoring opportunities for emerging academics and professionals in International Economic Law (IEL). PEPA/SIEL fulfils these goals through various activities such as organising conferences at which emerging IEL …

British parliament to hold vote on recognizing Palestine statehood

08/10/2014 – 1:16 pm | Comments Off on British parliament to hold vote on recognizing Palestine statehood

Source: JURIST
The British parliament next week will vote on whether the government should recognize the state of Palestine following its return from recess next Monday. Though the move is unlikely to influence official policy [Reuters report], it would result in increased attention towards the issue and could be favored by lawmakers should they decide that it would help in establishing peace between Palestinian territories and …

New articles for the International Journal of Human Rights on Taylor & Francis Online

05/10/2014 – 5:40 pm | Comments Off on New articles for the International Journal of Human Rights on Taylor & Francis Online

Testing the Atlantic Charter: linking anticolonialism, self-determination and universal human rights
Bonny Ibhawoh
Published online: 26 Sep 2014
The European Court of Human Rights and domestic violence: Valiuliene v. Lithuania
Ronagh J.A. McQuigg
Published online: 30 Aug 2014
‘Teacher, we are hungry’. The violation of Quilombolas students’ right to adequate food, a case study
Roseane do Socorro Gonçalves Vianaa* & Anne C. Bellowsb
Published online: 30 Aug 2014
The right to assisted …

ICC orders status conference in Kenyatta trial for October 7 and 8

05/10/2014 – 5:33 pm | Comments Off on ICC orders status conference in Kenyatta trial for October 7 and 8

Source: Jurist
The International Criminal Court (ICC) ordered a status conference for October 7 and 8 in the case of The Prosecutor v. Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta plans to attend with over 150 members of the Kenyan Parliament. The hearings will be held to discuss the status of cooperation between the ICC prosecution and the Kenyan government and issues raised in the prosecution’s …

Roundtable on the relationship between EU law and Public International Law: Queen Mary University of London

02/10/2014 – 9:06 pm | Comments Off on Roundtable on the relationship between EU law and Public International Law: Queen Mary University of London

As part of its 2014-15 Seminar Series, the Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context (CLSGC) is inviting those interested to attend the opening roundtable of a series of ‘thematic dialogues’ that are being organized on the interrelationship between EU law and public international law, at Queen Mary, University of London, throughout next academic year 2014-15. The theme for the Series is ‘Beyond …

ICC: Kenya president must attend hearing

02/10/2014 – 8:58 pm | Comments Off on ICC: Kenya president must attend hearing

Source: Jurist
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Wednesday found that Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta must appear in court for his hearing next week, rejecting a request by the leader to be excused due to scheduling conflicts. The ICC stated that the case had reached a “critical juncture” and that “the requirements of justice in this case necessitate the physical presence of the accused in court.” The …

UN rights expert urges Mexico to investigate extrajudicial killings

01/10/2014 – 11:28 pm | Comments Off on UN rights expert urges Mexico to investigate extrajudicial killings

Source: Jurist
The UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions Christof Heyns urged Mexico to conduct full and impartial investigations into the killings on June 30 in the village of Cuadrilla Nueva, Tlataya, State of Mexico, during a military operation against alleged criminals. Heyns stressed that “intentional lethal use of firearms may only be made when strictly necessary to prevent a detained person escaping …

Book Proposal: Human Rights and International Law

01/10/2014 – 11:24 pm | Comments Off on Book Proposal: Human Rights and International Law

Routledge are launching a new series in ‘Human Rights and International Law’ with a view to publishing books looking at how human rights impacts on areas as diverse and divisive as security, terrorism, climate change, refugee law, migration, bio-ethics, natural resources, and international trade, etc. Professor Surya Subedi will be the editor of this new series. The objective of the series is to publish books …