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Call for Applications- Joint Interdisciplinary PhD Program in Human Rights

20/12/2014 – 9:52 pm | Comments Off on Call for Applications- Joint Interdisciplinary PhD Program in Human Rights

Call for Applications
Free University of Berlin and Hebrew University of Jerusalem – Joint Interdisciplinary PhD Program in Human Rights: “Human Rights under Pressure – Ethics, Law and Politics”
“Human Rights under Pressure – Ethics, Law and Politics” (HR-UP) is a 3-year Doctoral Program offered together by the Freie Universitat Berlin and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Einstein …

Recruiting a Professor of International Law: Hertie School of Governance, Berlin

19/12/2014 – 10:12 pm | Comments Off on Recruiting a Professor of International Law: Hertie School of Governance, Berlin

The Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, a European Professional School for Public Policy is recruiting a Professor of International Law Full-time, Open Rank.
The Hertie School of Governance is an international teaching and research centre of excellence that prepares students for leadership positions in government, business, and civil society. An internationally-recruited faculty, interdisciplinary in outlook, research, and teaching, offers analytically challenging and practice-oriented courses on governance, …

Conference Announcement: In Pursuit of Pluralist Jurisprudence, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore

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Conference Announcement: In Pursuit of Pluralist Jurisprudence
Thursday & Friday, 5-6 February 2015, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
Existing jurisprudential analyses of law beyond the state have focused upon substantive questions surrounding the institutional, normative and systemic character of non-state law, both on its own and in interaction with state law. That scholarship, however, has revealed a significant gap surrounding questions of jurisprudential methodology, purpose …

New Research Fellow position in Business and Human Rights at BIICL

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Research Fellow in Business and Human Rights – BIICL
BIICL is seeking to appoint a strong candidate as a Research Fellow in Business and Human Rights to conduct a study into the law and practice concerning human rights due diligence. It seeks to clarify the requirements of human rights due diligence as set out in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, understand how …

Call For Papers: Cahiers de droit europeen Conference on the General Principles of European Union Law

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Call For Papers: 50-year Anniversary of Cahiers de droit europeen Conference on the General Principles of European Union Law 
On the occasion of its 50-year anniversary, Cahiers de droit europeen is organising a conference on the General principles of European Union law, which will be held in Brussels on 10 September 2015. The Board of Editors is inviting submissions. All selected papers will be published in …

Recruiting for a new Internship position: Volterra Fietta – BIICL

18/12/2014 – 10:22 pm | Comments Off on Recruiting for a new Internship position: Volterra Fietta – BIICL

Volterra Fietta – BIICL Internship in Public International Law – Early 2015
Volterra Fietta is a team of public international lawyers, combining outstanding academic credentials with the practical experience of seasoned legal professionals. With a top-tier global reputation in both contentious and advisory matters, Volterra Fietta is the only public international law firm in the world.
The British Institute of International and Comparative Law is a legal …

ICC prosecutor halts Darfur investigation

16/12/2014 – 11:17 pm | Comments Off on ICC prosecutor halts Darfur investigation

Source: Jurist
International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda told the UN Security Council on Friday that her office is dropping its investigation into the situation in Darfur. According to Bensouda, there has been no substantial progress in the investigation into President Omar Al Bashir and his associates since 2009. The ICC lacks a policing force and therefore relies on the Security Council to compel …

Newly published article(s) for International & Comparative Law Quarterly available on Cambridge Journals online

16/12/2014 – 11:13 pm | Comments Off on Newly published article(s) for International & Comparative Law Quarterly available on Cambridge Journals online

Newly published article(s) for International & Comparative Law Quarterly are now available on Cambridge Journals online
Comparative Perspectives on Arbitrary Deprivation of Nationality and Refugee Status
Hélène Lambert
Published online: 15 December 2014
The changing dynamics of the global intellectual property legal order: emergence of a ‘network agenda’?
Sujitha Subramanian
Published online: 20 Nov 2014
Crowd-Sourced Governance in a Post-Disaster Context
Shahla F Ali
Published online: 23 Sep 2014
 

ICC orders former Ivory Coast presidential ally to stand trial for crimes against humanity

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Source: Jurist
The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday confirmed four charges of crimes against humanity against Charles Ble Goude, and committed the ally of former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo to trial at The Hague. Ble Goude is accused of working with former Ivory Coast President Gbagbo to orchestrate a wave of post-election violence between December 2010 and April 2011. Both Goude and Gbagbo are in …

New articles for the International Journal of Human Rights: Taylor & Francis online

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New articles for the International Journal of Human Rights: Taylor & Francis online
A plethora of intentions: genocide, settler colonialism and historical consciousness in Australia and Britain
John Docker
Published online: 13 Dec 2014
Intellectual-HRDs and claims for academic freedom under human rights law
Robert Quinn & Jesse Levine
Published online: 26 Nov 2014
An empirical analysis of US state court citation practices of international human social rights treaties
Joel R. Carbonell & …

Legal Advisor Position

14/12/2014 – 9:44 am | Comments Off on Legal Advisor Position

Diakonia runs an International Humanitarian Law Resource Center (IHLRC) with the aim of increasing respect for international law, specifically IHL and IHRL, in the Israel-Palestinian conflict. The IHLRC focuses on legal research, legal analysis, production of reports, advocacy and outreach, specifically addressing third state responsibility and accountability among the humanitarian community.
We are now seeking a Legal Advisor to be part of our IHLRC team in …

Call for Papers: In Whose Name? On the Legitimacy of International Adjudication

12/12/2014 – 6:03 am | Comments Off on Call for Papers: In Whose Name? On the Legitimacy of International Adjudication

Call for Papers
In Whose Name?
On the Legitimacy of International Adjudication
Agora Proposal for the ESIL Annual Conference
“The Judicialization of International Law – A Mixed Blessing?” Oslo, 10–12 September 2015
In whose name do courts decide? Many domestic courts provide an answer in the opening words of their decisions. They routinely evoke the source of their legitimacy right at the start. When it comes to international courts and tribunals, we find nothing …

Completion Strategy Report: Prosecutor Brammertz’s address before the United Nations Security Council

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PRESS RELEASE

PROSECUTION

(Exclusively for the use of the media. Not an official document.)

The Hague, 10 December 2014
LP/OTP/PR1615e

Completion Strategy Report: Prosecutor Brammertz’s address before the United Nations Security Council

Prosecutor Serge Brammertz addressed the Security Council today, presenting the 22nd report by the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) on the progress towards the completion of its mandate. In his address Prosecutor Brammertz provided an update on the current …

President Meron updates the UN Security Council on the completion strategy

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PRESS RELEASE

PRESIDENT

(Exclusively for the use of the media. Not an official document.)

The Hague, 10 December 2014
PR1614

President Meron updates the UN Security Council on the completion strategy 

    The Tribunal’s President, Judge Theodor Meron, today updated the United Nations Security Council on the progress being made by the ICTY towards the completion of its mandate.
        The President began his address by updating the …

Open Call For Papers: The Man and the Machine: When Systems Take Decisions Autonomously

12/12/2014 – 5:56 am | Comments Off on Open Call For Papers: The Man and the Machine: When Systems Take Decisions Autonomously

Open Call For Papers
The Man and the Machine: When Systems Take Decisions Autonomously
26-27 June, Switzerland
Conference at University of Saint Gallen in Switzerland, 26-27 June 2015, organized by Thomas Burri and Isabelle Wildhaber.
OVERVIEW: Scholars and practitioners are invited to submit paper abstracts by 7 January 2015, broadly addressing autonomous decisions taken by systems. At which point does the human operator transfer the power to take decisions …

PluriCourts Fellowships for 3-12 months in 2015 – 2016

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Temporary positions as visiting scholars at postdoctoral level are available at PluriCourts – Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order, a Centre of Excellence at the Faculty of Law, University of Oslo for 2015 and 2016. The duration of the contracts is from 3 – 12 months. For more information on the Centre please click here.
The candidates …

Reminder ESIL 2015 Annual Conference: ‘The Judicialization of International Law – A Mixed Blessing ?’, Oslo, September 10-12, 2015

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The Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law (Oslo, September 10-12, 2015) will be hosted by the University of Oslo’s PluriCourts Center on the Legitimate Roles on the Judiciary in the Global Order. The annual ESIL conference has become one of the indispensable venues for European and international scholars interested in questions of international law.
The conference is entitled “The Judicialization of International Law …