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Newly published articles: Taylor & Francis, Cambridge Journals

26/11/2014 – 11:29 pm | Comments Off on Newly published articles: Taylor & Francis, Cambridge Journals

Newly published articles are now available on Taylor & Francis online and Cambridge Journals online.
The International Journal of Human Rights (Taylor & Francis online)
Intellectual-HRDs and claims for academic freedom under human rights law
Robert Quinn & Jesse Levine
Published Online: 26th of November
An empirical analysis of US state court citation practices of international human social rights treaties
Joel R. Carbonell & Christopher P. Banks
Published Online: 25th of November
The …

Queen Mary UL Annual Seminar Series: Public International Law & EU Law

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As part of its Annual Seminar Series, Queen Mary University of London will host another round of events for 2014-2015. This year, the focus will be on the interrelationship between EU Law and Public International Law, examining the interaction of the two legal systems on a number of issues of common concern.
Programme of future seminars: (from the relevant press release)
3 December 2014, 15.00 to 17.00
Dialogue …

Newly Published Articles: Cambridge Journals Online

24/11/2014 – 10:54 pm | Comments Off on Newly Published Articles: Cambridge Journals Online

Newly published articles are now available in Cambridge Journals Online:
 
Canadian Journal of Law and Society / La Revue Canadienne Droit et Société
Licensed or Licentious? Examining Regulatory Discussions of Stripping in Ontario
Tuulia Law
Published online in 21st of November 2014
International & Comparative Law Quarterly
The Changing Dynamics of the Global Intellectual Property Legal Order: Emergence of a ‘Network Agenda’?
Sujitha Subramanian
Published online in 20th of November 2014

CJICL conference – Call for papers

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The 4th annual conference of the Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law (CJICL) will be held at the University of Cambridge on 8 and 9 May 2015.
The conference theme is: Developing Democracy: Conversations on Democratic Governance in International, European and Comparative Law.
Conference highlights include a keynote address by Dame Rosalyn Higgins, DBE, QC, former President of the International Court of Justice.
The call for papers …

Call for Papers: The Texas International Law Journal

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The Texas International Law Journal will be celebrating its 50th year in 2015. As a part of this celebration, the Journal will be publishing a special 50th Anniversary Issue as part of Volume 50.
The Journal is seeking authors who are leaders in their respective fields of international law to comment on the most significant developments in international law over the past fifty years while also …

BIICL Event: Contemporary Challenges for International Peace and Justice- Perspectives on Human Rights in the Fight against Terrorism

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‘Harry Weinrebe Annual Memorial Lecture’ – Contemporary Challenges for International Peace and Justice: Perspectives on Human Rights in the Fight against Terrorism
Date: Thursday 4th December 2014
Time: 18:00-19:00
Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Grotius Library, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP
Background
This is the first lecture in an annual series to honour the memory of Harry Weinrebe, a philanthropist and the founder …

UN rights expert: enough evidence to hold North Korea accountable for human rights violations

14/11/2014 – 6:31 pm | Comments Off on UN rights expert: enough evidence to hold North Korea accountable for human rights violations

Source: Jurist
A UN human rights expert said Thursday that there is enough evidence to hold North Korean leader Kim Jong Un responsible for “massive” human rights atrocities committed by the state. In February the UN released a report  concluding that North Korean security chiefs, and possibly Kim Jong Un, should face international justice for ordering systematic torture, starvation and imprisonment for speaking out against the government. …

ICC prosecutor warns deteriorating security in Libya impeding efforts to end impunity

13/11/2014 – 6:50 pm | Comments Off on ICC prosecutor warns deteriorating security in Libya impeding efforts to end impunity

Source: Jurist
Chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, on Tuesday warned that increasing violence and political instability in Libya are impeding measures to end impunity. In a briefing to the UN Security Council, Bensouda encouraged the government of Libya to cooperate with the ICC, in particular encouraging them to surrender Saif Al-Islam to The Hague and noting that the proceedings against Abdullah …

LSE Event: The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: implications for multilateral economic integration

13/11/2014 – 6:33 pm | Comments Off on LSE Event: The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: implications for multilateral economic integration

The EU’s Chief Negotiator for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and a prominent former Director-General of the World Trade Organisation debate the implications of ‘mega-regionals’ for the future of multilateral economic governance. What are the prospects and modalities for the multilateralisation of arrangements such as the TTIP?
Details: Monday 24 November 2014, 6.30-8pm in the Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, London School of Economics.
Speakers:

Ignacio …

Call for Papers: ESIL Interest Group on the History of International Law

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On the occasion of the 11th ESIL Annual Conference, to be held in Oslo on 10 – 12 September 2015, the ESIL Interest Group on the History of International Law invites submissions, in English or French, on ‘Dreaming of the International Rule of Law – A History of International Courts and Tribunals’.
Each submission should include: an abstract of no more than 400 words; the intended …

Human Rights Watch calls for strict international law to end incendiary weapon use in Ukraine and Syria

12/11/2014 – 2:51 pm | Comments Off on Human Rights Watch calls for strict international law to end incendiary weapon use in Ukraine and Syria

Source: Jurist
Human Rights Watch and Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic called for a strict international law to end the use of incendiary weapons. The report was published in response to evidence of repeated incendiary weapon use in Ukraine and Syria. According to the report, the events in Ukraine and Syria over the past year show that the current law prohibiting the weapons fails …

BIICL Event: The New Arctic Frontier in International Law and Diplomacy

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Arthur Watts Public International Law Seminar Series sponsored by Volterra Fietta: The New Arctic Frontier in International Law and Diplomacy
Date: Wednesday 19th November 2014
Time: Seminar – 17:30-19:00, Drinks reception – 19:00-20:00
Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP
Background:
This seminar will focus on major developments in Arctic international law and diplomacy, such as evolving governance structures (in …

UN rights chief condemns Sri Lanka interference in human rights probe

10/11/2014 – 2:42 pm | Comments Off on UN rights chief condemns Sri Lanka interference in human rights probe

Source: Jurist
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein criticized the Sri Lankan government Friday for its continued attacks on the integrity of the current investigation into serious human rights violations. Zeid accused the government of attempting to discredit the UN’s efforts as well as hindering possible credible witnesses from submitting information to the investigative team by creating a “wall of fear” perpetuated …