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Venice Academy of Human Rights, 6-15 July

31/03/2015 – 7:16 pm | Comments Off on Venice Academy of Human Rights, 6-15 July

The Venice Academy of Human Rights, which will take place from 6 till 15 July, is an international and interdisciplinary programme of excellence for human rights education, research and debate. It provides an enriching forum for emerging ideas, practices and policy options in the field of human rights. The Academy hosts distinguished experts to promote critical and useful research and innovation through the exchange of …

CfP: International Conference on International Law and Domestic Policies – 30-31 October 2015, Ankara, Turkey

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Turgut Ozal University School of Law, in cooperation with Association for Canadian Studies and IDI, invites scholars and policy-makers to submit paper proposals to International Conference on International Law and Domestic Policies. The Conference will take place on 30-31 October 2015 in Ankara, Turkey.
The aim of this International Conference is to evaluate the impact of international law and transnational law on the legal orders of …

Newly published articles for Transnational Environmental Law

28/03/2015 – 9:08 pm | Comments Off on Newly published articles for Transnational Environmental Law

Newly published articles for Transnational Environmental Law can be found here.
Pursuing Transnational Policy Change
Thijs Etty and Veerle Heyvaert and Cinnamon Carlarne and Dan Farber and Jolene Lin and Joanne Scott
Does Size Matter? The ICRW and the Inclusion of Small Cetaceans
Sean Stephenson and Arne Mooers and Amir Attaran
Size Matters, Although It Shouldn’t: The ICRW and Small Cetaceans. A Reply to Stephenson, Mooers and Attaran
Ed Couzens
A Rejoinder …

New Issue: Medical Law International

28/03/2015 – 7:33 pm | Comments Off on New Issue: Medical Law International

Newly published articles for Medical Law International are now accessible here.
Linda Briceño Moraia, Jane Kaye, Anne Marie Tasse, Bartha M. Knoppers, Colin Mitchell, Sirpa Soini, Nils Hoppe, Susan E. Wallace, and Morten Øien
A comparative analysis of the requirements for the use of data in biobanks based in Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and the United Kingdom
Medical Law International December 2014 14: 187-212, first published on …

UN to appoint Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy

28/03/2015 – 7:29 pm | Comments Off on UN to appoint Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy

Source: Jurist
The United Nations Human Rights Council on Thursday adopted four new resolutions, one of which creates a special rapporteur on the right to privacy in the digital age. Decided without a vote, the council reaffirmed the standing right to be free from unlawful or arbitrary interferences to privacy, and set to appoint a special rapporteur in June to monitor potential infractions, for a three …

UN rights expert condemns violations in Gaza Conflict

24/03/2015 – 11:03 pm | Comments Off on UN rights expert condemns violations in Gaza Conflict

Source: JURIST
Flavia Pansieri, the UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights told the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Monday that human rights violations “fuel and shape the conflict” in the occupied Palestinian territories. Pansieri presented six documents to the council on behalf of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Secretary-General for Human Rights. She stated that, “[h]uman rights violations in the West …

Traineeships at the European Court of Justice

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Traineeships at the European Court of Justice
Three unpaid traineeships of approximately 3 months will be available in the chambers of Judge Christopher Vajda at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg from, respectively, 1) October 2015 to December 2015, 2) January 2016 to March 2016 and 3) April 2016 until mid-July 2016.
Applicants should be able to demonstrate a knowledge of European Union law, have a …

Event on ‘Careers in Public International Law’

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Event on ‘Careers in Public International Law’
Time & Place:
Tuesday 28 April 2015, 17:30-19:00
British Institute of International and Comparative Law
Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP
What is this seminar about?
The dynamic development of international law across so many areas has required more international lawyers. International lawyers are found working on refugee camps, managing international financial organisations, on a government trade mission, in transactional …

Newly published article(s) for International & Comparative Law Quarterly

23/03/2015 – 10:26 pm | Comments Off on Newly published article(s) for International & Comparative Law Quarterly

Newly published article(s) for International & Comparative Law Quarterly available here.
Articles:
The Best Interests of the Child Principle as an Independent Source of International Protection
Jason M Pobjoy
doi: 10.1017/S0020589315000044, Published online by Cambridge University Press 16 Mar 2015
State Secrets Law and National Security
Hitoshi Nasu
doi: 10.1017/S0020589315000056, Published online by Cambridge University Press 16 Mar 2015
Book Reviews:
International Law and the Construction of the Liberal Peace by Russell Buchan
[Hart Publishing, …

Newly published article(s): Cambridge Journals Online

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Canadian Journal of Law and Society / La Revue Canadienne Droit et Société
Volume 30 – Issue 01 – April 2015
Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act: Misogynistic Law Making in Action
Chris Bruckert
Published online: 20 March 2015
Expert-Tease: Advocacy, Ideology and Experience in Bedford and Bill C-36
Sonia Lawrence
Published online: 20 March 2015
“Johns” in the Spotlight: Anti-prostitution Efforts and the Surveillance of Clients
Ummni Khan
Published online: 20 March 2015
Journal …

University of Amsterdam’s Institute for Information Law third annual Summer Course on Privacy Law and Policy, July 6-10, 2015

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Opportunity to Study Privacy Law in Amsterdam this Summer:
The University of Amsterdam’s Institute for Information Law will be holding its third annual Summer Course on Privacy Law and Policy from July 6-10, 2015. The course will focus on privacy law and policy related to the Internet, electronic communications and online and social media. It will feature a faculty of leading experts from the EU and …

Academy of European Law summer courses at the European University Institute, Florence

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* With thanks to Valentina Spiga for bringing this to our attention.
The Academy of European Law summer courses at the European University Institute, Florence
 The Academy of European Law summer courses in Human Rights Law and European Union law, given by leading authorities from the worlds of practice and academia, provide high-level programmes for researchers and legal practitioners.
This year’s Human Rights Law Course will be held on 15 …

UCL Faculty of Law Seminar: Recent Developments in the Law of State Immunity

16/03/2015 – 9:16 pm | Comments Off on UCL Faculty of Law Seminar: Recent Developments in the Law of State Immunity

The seminar will analyze the recent judgment of the UK Court of Appeal in the Benkharbouche case and its impact on the law of State immunity. The case concerns the employment law complaints brought by two domestic workers against the embassies of Sudan and Libya, which subsequently claimed immunity based on the UK State Immunity Act of 1978. The main question is whether invoking state …

4th annual conference of the Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law (CJICL), 8-9 May 2015

16/03/2015 – 3:30 pm | Comments Off on 4th annual conference of the Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law (CJICL), 8-9 May 2015

* With thanks to Anika Seemann and Clara Rauchegger (conference conveners) for bringing this to my attention.
Registration is now open for the 4th annual conference of the Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law (CJICL) to 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 …

EFTA Surveillance Authority opens antitrust case concerning the agreement between passenger ferry company Color Line and the municipality of Sandefjord (Norway)

11/03/2015 – 2:17 pm | Comments Off on EFTA Surveillance Authority opens antitrust case concerning the agreement between passenger ferry company Color Line and the municipality of Sandefjord (Norway)

On 5 March 2015, EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA) took a decision to open investigation of the agreement between Color Line and the Sandefjord Municipality concerning operation of tax-free passenger ferry services between Sandefjord port (Norway) and Strömstad port (Sweden). The Sandefjord port is a commercial port owned and operated by the Municipality of Sandefjord.
Color Line’s operations on this route has previously been investigated by ESA. …

The Transit of Goods in Public International Law published

08/03/2015 – 11:41 pm | Comments Off on The Transit of Goods in Public International Law published

The Transit of Goods in Public International Law

Beatriz Huarte Melgar

The Transit of Goods in Public International Law contextualizes transit as it exists in contemporary international law. Issues discussed in this volume are inextricably tied to the ongoing debate about state sovereignty and the globalization of the world’s economies. Using the principles of systemic integration, effective rights, and economic cooperation, The Transit of Goods in Public …

Reshaping the Investor-State Dispute Settlement System published

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Reshaping the Investor-State Dispute Settlement System

Journeys for the 21st Century

Edited by Jean E. Kalicki, Arnold & Porter and Anna Joubin-Bret, Attorney-at-law

In Reshaping the Investor-State Dispute Settlement System: Journeys for the 21st Century, editors Jean E. Kalicki and Anna Joubin-Bret offer for the first time a broad compendium of practical suggestions for reform of the current system of resolving international investment treaty disputes. The increase in …

(Dis)Integration through Human Rights: Citizens, Courts, Communities course

07/03/2015 – 12:40 pm | Comments Off on (Dis)Integration through Human Rights: Citizens, Courts, Communities course

The Venice Academy of Human Rights will take place from 6-15 July 2015 on the topic “(Dis)Integration through Human Rights: Citizens, Courts, Communities”. The faculty includes Albie Sachs (distinguished opening lecture), Will Kymlicka  (general course), Armin v. Bogdandy, Andreas Føllesdal, Marc Weller and Marlene Wind.
The Venice Academy of Human Rights 2015, in co-operation with PluriCourts – Centre of Excellence for the …