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Upcoming BIICL Events

20/12/2015 – 12:35 pm | Comments Off on Upcoming BIICL Events

Annual Bingham Lecture
Spreading the Rule of Law: Mission Impossible?
Thursday 4 February 2016
17:45 (Registration from 17:00)
Gray’s Inn, 8 South Square, London WC1R 5ET
The Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law and Fountain Court Chambers are delighted to invite you to the third Annual Bingham Lecture.
To be chaired by Lord Neuberger, President of the UK Supreme Court, the event will take the form of a conversation on the …

The New Sociology of International Courts

19/12/2015 – 9:48 pm | Comments Off on The New Sociology of International Courts

In the current ESIL reflection, Mikael Rask Madsen outlines a new research agenda for the study of international courts that takes seriously that courts are societal institutions and not merely instruments of law and politics.
Abstract: Recent years have seen a growth in interdisciplinary studies of international law (IL). Some even argue that IL and International Relations (IR) “cohabit the same conceptual space,” and that “they …

Event ‘Shaping the Law: Civil Society Influence at International Criminal Courts’

10/12/2015 – 12:36 am | Comments Off on Event ‘Shaping the Law: Civil Society Influence at International Criminal Courts’

Shaping the Law: Civil Society Influence at International Criminal Courts

25 Jan 2016
17:30 to 19:00
Doughty Street Chambers, 54 Doughty Street, London, WC1N 2LS

International Law Programme, Chatham House
Participants

Kirsty Brimelow QC, Barrister, Doughty Street Chambers
Dr Mark Ellis, Executive Director, International Bar Association
Dr Sarah Williams, Associate and Co-Director of International Humanitarian Law Project, Australian Human Rights Centre, University of NSW
Dr Hannah Woolaver, Senior Lecturer in International Law, Department of …

CfP: CJICL 5th Annual Conference, “Public and Private Power”, University of Cambridge, 8-9 April 2016

09/12/2015 – 2:23 pm | Comments Off on CfP: CJICL 5th Annual Conference, “Public and Private Power”, University of Cambridge, 8-9 April 2016

Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law, 5th Annual Conference, “Public and Private Power”
University of Cambridge, 8-9 April 2016
The editors of the Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law (CJICL) welcome submissions for the CJICL 5th Annual Conference to be held at the University of Cambridge on 8-9 April 2016. Accepted papers will be considered for publication in a special issue of the Cambridge Journal of International …

Newly published articles: International Journal of Discrimination and the Law

28/11/2015 – 7:20 pm | Comments Off on Newly published articles: International Journal of Discrimination and the Law

Newly published articles: International Journal of Discrimination and the Law: December 2015; 15 (4)
Susan Easton
Editorial
International Journal of Discrimination and the Law December 2015 15: 203-204, doi:10.1177/1358229115595317
James Hand
Outside the Equality Act: Non-standard protection from discrimination in British law
International Journal of Discrimination and the Law December 2015 15: 205-221, first published on July 2, 2015 doi:10.1177/1358229115593829
Päivi Johanna Neuvonen
‘Inequality in equality’ in the European Union equality directives: A friend …

UN rights chief: suspension of NGOs in Burundi ‘deeply regrettable’

26/11/2015 – 10:18 pm | Comments Off on UN rights chief: suspension of NGOs in Burundi ‘deeply regrettable’

Source: Jurist
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Wednesday condemned the suspension of 10 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Burundi, calling it “an attempt by Burundian authorities to silence dissenting voices and to limit the democratic space.” The commissioner noted that these 10 NGOs join five media outlets suspended in June, which “reduces the chances of success of the proposed inter-Burundian dialogue, …

Call for Papers: Interest Groups on Feminism and International Law and International Legal Theory

26/11/2015 – 10:13 pm | Comments Off on Call for Papers: Interest Groups on Feminism and International Law and International Legal Theory

Call for Papers: ESIL Research Forum Workshop (Joint event organised by IG Feminism and International Law and IG International Legal Theory)
Koç University and the Centre for Global Public Law, Istanbul
ESIL interest groups will meet during the afternoon of 20th April 2016, in advance of the 2016 ESIL Research Forum at Koç University Law School. The Interest Groups on Feminism and International Law and International Legal …

Reminder: ADC-ICTY Annual Conference, “The Situation of Defence Counsel at International Criminal Courts and Tribunals”, 5 December

25/11/2015 – 4:01 pm | Comments Off on Reminder: ADC-ICTY Annual Conference, “The Situation of Defence Counsel at International Criminal Courts and Tribunals”, 5 December

The ADC-ICTY will host its annual conference, entitled “The Situation of Defence Counsel at International Criminal Courts and Tribunals”, in The Hague, at the Bel Air Hotel on 5 December from 9:00 to 17:30.
Registration is open until 30 November. 
This one-day conference will feature four distinguished panels on various topics in relation to the role and importance of the Defence.
The keynote speech, entitled “No Justice without …

UN rights expert urges Nigeria to end unlawful evictions

24/11/2015 – 11:38 pm | Comments Off on UN rights expert urges Nigeria to end unlawful evictions

Source: Jurist
A UN human rights expert on Monday advised Nigerian officials to halt mass, unlawful evictions and demolitions in the region of Badia, Lagos, expressing concern over the homelessness resulting from a lack of adequate housing and compensation to victims. Special Rapporteur Leilani Farha, an expert on the right to adequate housing, warned that upwards of 30,000 people are at risk of losing their homes …

Newly published articles: Asian Journal of International Law

24/11/2015 – 11:34 pm | Comments Off on Newly published articles: Asian Journal of International Law

Newly published articles: Asian Journal of International Law
Articles available online ahead of being assigned to an issue. Published Online on 23rd November 2015
Articles
The Transnational Protection of Private Rights: Issues, Challenges, and Possible Solutions
Sundaresh MENON
Problems of Interaction Between the International and Domestic Legal Orders
Hisashi OWADA
Public Health and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement
Andrew D. MITCHELL, Tania VOON and Devon WHITTLE
Decolonizing the International Court of Justice: The Experience of …

Conference on Energy Arbitration and Dispute Resolution in the Middle East and Africa, 7-8 March 2016, London

23/11/2015 – 10:42 am | Comments Off on Conference on Energy Arbitration and Dispute Resolution in the Middle East and Africa, 7-8 March 2016, London

The Conference on Energy Arbitration and Dispute Resolution in the Middle East and Africa, to be held on 7-8 March 2016, followed by a one-day workshop on 9 March 2016, is being organised by the London Centre for International Law Practice through its Centre for International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, and Centre for International Energy and National Resources Law and Security.
The conference addresses the challenges in the …

PluriCourts Guest Researchers – Focus on the Environment and the International Judiciary

23/11/2015 – 10:13 am | Comments Off on PluriCourts Guest Researchers – Focus on the Environment and the International Judiciary

PluriCourts invite researchers in the field of law, political science, and philosophy with a focus on the environment and the international judiciary to apply for visiting research fellowship.  The positions as guest researchers can vary between 3 to 12 months. We encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible and will prioritize applications for the academic year 2016.
PluriCourts allocate financial support to selected researchers with …

MultiRights Project Final Conference: Reforms of the Individual complaint mechanisms in the UN treaty bodies and the European Court of Human Rights: Symptoms and Prescriptions – Mutual Lessons?

23/11/2015 – 10:08 am | Comments Off on MultiRights Project Final Conference: Reforms of the Individual complaint mechanisms in the UN treaty bodies and the European Court of Human Rights: Symptoms and Prescriptions – Mutual Lessons?

The concluding conference of the MultiRights project will take place at the University of Oslo on February 29 and 1 March 2016. The conference will focus on analyzing and comparing the reform processes of the UN treaty bodies and of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) aiming at finding mutual learning experiences.  A particular focus will be given to the following issues:

Procedure of selection …

CfP: 14th Annual Colloquium of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, Oslo, 20-25 June 2016

17/11/2015 – 3:34 pm | Comments Off on CfP: 14th Annual Colloquium of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, Oslo, 20-25 June 2016

14th Annual Colloquium of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, Oslo, 2016
The Environment in Court: Environmental protection in national and international courts, tribunals, and compliance mechanisms
Call for Abstracts
PluriCourts, Center of Excellence for the Study of the Legitimacy of International Courts and Tribunals at the University of Oslo, will host the 14th Annual Colloquium of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, 20-25 June 2016 (http://iucnael2016.no).
We are currently …

Reading the Report of the African Union Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan (AUCISS)

05/11/2015 – 7:47 am | Comments Off on Reading the Report of the African Union Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan (AUCISS)

By Solomon A Dersso (Commissioner at the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights. Dr. Dersso is a legal scholar and analyst of African Affairs).
Cross-posted from the author’s blog.
 Introduction
Finally, 10 months after AUCISS completed its investigations and seven months after it initially tabled one of its reports, the time has arrived to make the AUCISS report public. At a summit level meeting held in New York on …

Program: The International Law and Domestic Policies Conference, 30-31 October 2015, Turgut Ozal University, Ankara

29/10/2015 – 5:23 pm | Comments Off on Program: The International Law and Domestic Policies Conference, 30-31 October 2015, Turgut Ozal University, Ankara

INTERNATIONAL LAW AND DOMESTIC POLICIES CONFERENCE
30-31 October 2015, Turgut Ozal University, Ankara
* The International Law and Domestic Policies Conference is organized by Turgut Ozal University School of Law in Ankara in partnership with Association for Canadian Studies, Intercultural Dialogue Institute, Canadian Council for International Law, and Center for Global and Regional Studies (CEGRES)
30 October 2015
9:00-10:00 Registration
10:00-11:00 Opening session
Prof. Dr. Abdulkadir Sengun, Rector of Turgut Ozal …

Workshop: Global Constitutionalism without Global Democracy EUI, Florence, 14-15 January 2016

26/10/2015 – 6:07 pm | Comments Off on Workshop: Global Constitutionalism without Global Democracy EUI, Florence, 14-15 January 2016

* Sponsored by “Democracy as Idea and Practice Programme”, University of Oslo
International law is undergoing several profound transformations. New sectors develop as with the consolidation of the regime of Investment Arbitration or with the advancement of already existing areas as with the WTO. At the same time, claims about the “judicialization” of international law and processes   of   “global   constitution”   call   for   more   precise   definitions   of   terms  …

INTERPOL: reckless arrogance or simple naïveté? (Part II)

14/10/2015 – 6:01 pm | Comments Off on INTERPOL: reckless arrogance or simple naïveté? (Part II)

* By Stephen Bailey
* I am grateful to Dr Rutsel Silvestre J Martha (former General Counsel and Director of Legal Affairs of INTERPOL) for his helpful comments.
The first part of this blog post argued that INTERPOL’s deficient remedial procedures give rise to human rights violations. In particular, it was argued that an individual who is subject to a Red Notice is not afforded a fair …