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Call for Papers ‘Terrorism, Non-International Armed Conflicts & the Protection of Cultural Heritage’

27/02/2015 – 10:21 am | Comments Off on Call for Papers ‘Terrorism, Non-International Armed Conflicts & the Protection of Cultural Heritage’

* With thanks to Dr Andrzej Jakubowski (Institute of Law Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences) for bringing this to our attention.
Santander Art and Culture Law Review is pleased to invite contributions to its second issue of 2015 which will deal with the role of international law in the protection of cultural heritage in the event of non-international conflicts and terrorism. Emerging as well as young scholars and …

European Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation

22/02/2015 – 1:40 pm | Comments Off on European Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation

The Master’s
The European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA) is a unique Master’s programme developed by 10 pioneering universities that today counts on the participation of 41 prestigious universities and human rights centres from all member states of the European Union.
The programme is an intensive one-year advanced master’s course and an outstanding mix of theory and practice and higher education, preparing students for …

22nd St.Gallen International Competition Law Forum ICF: 23 and 24 April 2015

22/02/2015 – 1:34 pm | Comments Off on 22nd St.Gallen International Competition Law Forum ICF: 23 and 24 April 2015

The St.Gallen ICF has a history of attracting reputable speakers and interested participants from European competition authorities, the advocacy, academia, public offices as well as major international companies. They not only hail from Switzerland and Europe, but some travel to St.Gallen from North America and Asia to share their experience and to discuss the current topics of the field.
Cornerstones of each St.Gallen ICF iteration are …

New Book! Promoting Peace Through International Law (Oxford University Press, 2015)

16/02/2015 – 8:57 am | Comments Off on New Book! Promoting Peace Through International Law (Oxford University Press, 2015)

* Blog-post written by Cecilia M. Bailliet

Book edited by Cecilia M. Bailliet & Kjetil Mujezinović Larsen, University of Oslo
Inspired by the Grotian tradition in international law of the “idea of peace”, the book aims to explain how peace may be achieved utilizing the existing international and national normative and institutional frameworks.  Indeed, as Hersch Lauterpacht noted “international law should be functionally oriented towards both the establishment …

UN rights expert urges Indonesia to halt executions for drug-related offenses

15/02/2015 – 6:09 pm | Comments Off on UN rights expert urges Indonesia to halt executions for drug-related offenses

Source: Jurist
A spokesperson for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Friday urged the Indonesian government to halt all executions of people convicted of drug-related offenses. Christof Heyns, Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions, made this statement in response to Indonesian officials’ announcement that eight more convicted drug traffickers will be executed by firing squad in the coming days. Despite international …

Public International Law Lunchtime Discussion Group events in February

15/02/2015 – 5:57 pm | Comments Off on Public International Law Lunchtime Discussion Group events in February

The Public International Law Discussion Group (PILDG) at the University of Oxford is a key focal point for PIL@Oxford. The PIL Discussion Group hosts a weekly speaker event and light lunch. Topics involve contemporary and challenging issues in international law. Speakers include distinguished international law practitioners, academics, and legal advisers from around the world.
The discussion group’s meetings are part of the programme of the British …

Arthur Watts Public International Law Seminar Series: A New Dimension in International Environmental Liability Regimes

15/02/2015 – 5:51 pm | Comments Off on Arthur Watts Public International Law Seminar Series: A New Dimension in International Environmental Liability Regimes

A New Dimension in International Environmental Liability Regimes
As part of the Arthur Watts Public International Law Seminar Series, this seminar will discuss ‘The Significance of the New Rules on Liability and Redress for Biosafety Damage’
Date & Time:
Wednesday 11 March 2015
Seminar: 17:30-19:30, Drinks reception: 19:30-20:30
Venue:
British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP
This seminar will examine the significance of the …

London Centre of International Law Practice – Conference on International Sanctions

15/02/2015 – 2:08 pm | Comments Off on London Centre of International Law Practice – Conference on International Sanctions

On the 19th of March 2015, the London Centre of International Law Practice (LCILP) will be hosting a one-day conference on International Sanctions: Legal, Policy and Business Challenges, bringing together some of the most prominent experts on international sanctions from academia, international organisations and legal practice.The conference will be preceded by a two-day training workshop.
The conference and the training workshop aim to provide a wide …

Internship Position at Hogan Lovells office in London

12/02/2015 – 11:38 pm | Comments Off on Internship Position at Hogan Lovells office in London

Hogan Lovells International LLP are accepting applications for a six-month to 1 year internship, commencing in March 2015.
They welcome applications from outstanding undergraduate and postgraduate students in law, as well as those who have recently graduated.
An internship in the Hogan Lovells Corporate Integrity: Business and Human Rights Group would expose you to high calibre business and human rights disputes, including claims concerning corporate (complicit) accountability …

New Issue: The African Journal of International and Comparative Law

11/02/2015 – 9:31 pm | Comments Off on New Issue: The African Journal of International and Comparative Law

The African Journal of International and Comparative Law is out with its new Issue Volume: 23, Number: 1 (Feb 2015) which is accessible here.
Emerging African Jurisprudence Suggesting the Desirability of the Abolition of Capital Punishment
C. Anyangwe
The Future of the ACP Group of States in a Changing World: Challenges and Future Perspectives
Guy Marcel Nono
Meeting The Standard: an Overview of European Biobank Regulation and a Comparison to the Current South …

ECHR rules prisoners banned from voting will not be compensated

11/02/2015 – 9:19 pm | Comments Off on ECHR rules prisoners banned from voting will not be compensated

Source: Jurist
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled on Tuesday that UK prisoners who had been prevented from voting are not entitled to receive compensation for their legal costs. The 1,015 petitioners are current or ex-prisoners whom the Representation of the People Act of 1983 prevented from voting in all elections held in 2009, 2010 and 2011. They claimed that this law violated Article …

New Issue on Tayor & Francis Online: The International Journal of Human Rights

10/02/2015 – 11:05 pm | Comments Off on New Issue on Tayor & Francis Online: The International Journal of Human Rights

The International Journal of Human Rights, Volume 19, Issue 1, January 2015 is now available online on Taylor & Francis Online here.
This new issue contains the following articles:
Original Articles
An empirical analysis of US state court citation practices of international human social rights treaties
Joel R. Carbonell & Christopher P. Banks
Victims, perpetrators, and the limits of human rights discourse in post-Palermo fiction about sex trafficking
Alexandra Schultheis Moore …

Call for Papers: SLS Migration and Asylum Law – University of York

10/02/2015 – 10:58 pm | Comments Off on Call for Papers: SLS Migration and Asylum Law – University of York

2015 SLS Annual Conference at University of York
This is a call for papers for the Migration and Asylum Law section of the 2015 SLS Annual Conference to be held at the University of York from Tuesday 1st September – Friday 4th September. The Migration Law section will meet in the first half of the conference on Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd September.
This year’s theme, ‘Law’s …

Journal on the Use of Force and International Law – Volume 1. Number 2

09/02/2015 – 5:14 pm | Comments Off on Journal on the Use of Force and International Law – Volume 1. Number 2

* With thanks to Jo Ledger of Hart Publishing for bringing this to our attention.
Journal on the Use of Force and International Law
(including the Digest of State Practice on the Use of Force)
 Volume 1. Number 2. 2014
 The 2nd issue of the 2014 volume of Journal on the Use of Force and International Law is now published. Please see below for the table of contents and …

Newly published article(s): Cambridge Journals online

08/02/2015 – 11:01 pm | Comments Off on Newly published article(s): Cambridge Journals online

Newly published articles are now available at Cambridge Journals online.
International Review of the Red Cross
Consent to humanitarian access: An obligation triggered by territorial control, not States’ rights
Françoise Bouchet-Saulnier
Published online: 4th February 2015
Canadian Journal of Law and Society / Revue Canadienne Droit et Société
Law, Religion, and Feeling Included/Excluded: Case Studies in Canadian Religious Freedom Litigation
Howard Kislowicz
Published online: 4th February 2015

Vacancies: NUI Galway, University of Luxembourg

07/02/2015 – 10:22 am | Comments Off on Vacancies: NUI Galway, University of Luxembourg

Two positions are open at the faculty of law in NUI Galway and University of Luxembourg.
National University of Ireland, Galway, School of Law
Lecturer (Below the Bar) in Law
Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer (Below the Bar) in Law at the School of Law, NUI Galway. Applicants will normally have a Ph.D at or near completion or an equivalent academic qualification in law.
JOB …

ICJ issues judgment on Croatia v. Serbia genocide case

05/02/2015 – 11:17 pm | Comments Off on ICJ issues judgment on Croatia v. Serbia genocide case

On Februry 3rd, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) delivered its judgment on the merits of the case concerning Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Croatia v. Serbia). The Court rejected both the principal claim of Croatia that Serbia had committed genocide against native and ethnic Croats during the armed conflict of 1991-1995, as well as the …

Newly published article(s): Cambridge Journals Online

04/02/2015 – 11:04 am | Comments Off on Newly published article(s): Cambridge Journals Online

Newly published article(s) are now available on Cambridge Journals online.
International Review of the Red Cross:
Consent to humanitarian access: An obligation triggered by territorial control, not States’ rights
Françoise Bouchet-Saulnier
Published Online: 4th February 2015
Extraterritorial targeting by means of armed drones: Some legal implications
Jelena Pejic
Published Online: 3rd February 2015
Law and History Review:
Divided by Law: The Sit-ins and the Role of the Courts in the Civil Rights Movement
Christopher W. …