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BIICL Short Training Course: Human Rights for Business People

30/06/2015 – 1:06 pm | Comments Off on BIICL Short Training Course: Human Rights for Business People

Tuesday 8 September 2015, 09:00-17:45
British Institute of International and Comparative Law
Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP
A dynamic training course for business people on how human rights apply in a business context. The one-day programme equips business people with practical knowledge of the spectrum of internationally recognised human rights and how their business may impact these rights. Led by Professor Robert McCorquodale, …

Call for Abstracts: International Crimes Database Project

28/06/2015 – 2:25 pm | Comments Off on Call for Abstracts: International Crimes Database Project

Call for Abstracts: International Crimes Database Project

The International Crimes Database (ICD) invites submissions of short articles for publication in the online paper series of the ICD, the ICD Briefs.
The ICD is an online database, launched in 2013, and is hosted and maintained by the T.M.C. Asser Instituut in The Hague and supported by the Netherlands Ministry of Security and Justice and the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague. It is furthermore …

Professional life in The Hague bubble

22/06/2015 – 4:19 pm | Comments Off on Professional life in The Hague bubble

Two weeks ago, I was doing fieldwork in The Hague. The object was to study the international criminal courts and the field of stakeholders around them. As a sociologist, my research is based on interviews supported by different forms of statistical and written material. My latest trip to The Hague will serve here as an introduction to the contributions I intend to make to the …

14th Annual Colloquium of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, Oslo, 2016

19/06/2015 – 5:05 pm | One Comment

The Environment in Court: Environmental protection in national and international courts, tribunals, and compliance mechanisms
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 inviting abstract submissions for presentations at the 2016 Oslo Colloquium by 15 January …

7 PhD Fellowships available at the Faculty of Law, University of Oslo

18/06/2015 – 2:07 pm | One Comment

7 PhD Fellowships within legal research are available at the Faculty of Law of the University of Oslo, the leading educational and research institution in law in Norway, with some 90 PhD students. Of the announced positions, five fellowships are reserved for the following Norwegian legal disciplines: Legal History, tax law, civil procedure, criminal procedure, property law, administrative law, family law, and law of succession. Applicants for these fellowships …

Call for Papers: ‘Intellectual Property in International and European Law’, UJIEL

17/06/2015 – 8:16 am | Comments Off on Call for Papers: ‘Intellectual Property in International and European Law’, UJIEL

The Utrecht Journal of International and European Law has issued a Call for Papers for its upcoming Special Issue (82nd edition) on ‘Intellectual Property in International and European Law’. With technological advancement and innovative practices occurring ever more frequently, individuals and undertakings often turn to intellectual property law to protect their ideas and seek remedies where appropriate (e.g. the recent Apple v Samsung design dispute).
Recent developments in intellectual property are …

Registration open for the 11th Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law, 10-12 September 2015, Oslo

15/06/2015 – 8:54 am | Comments Off on Registration open for the 11th Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law, 10-12 September 2015, Oslo

Registration is now open for the 11th Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law to be held at the University of Oslo on 10 – 12 September 2015. The conference theme is:
The Judicialization of International Law – A Mixed Blessing?
 
Conference highlights include:
·         A Keynote Panel on A Turn to the Rule of Law in International Politics: The Role of the International Judiciary with …

International Master’s Degree in Conflictology

15/06/2015 – 1:22 am | Comments Off on International Master’s Degree in Conflictology

The International Master’s Degree in Conflictology – jointly delivered by the United Nations Instittue for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) – offers a unique opportunity to professional working in international and regional organizations, as well as governmental and non-governmental institutions to examine conflicts in all of their dimensions and to explore innovative approaches for their management, resolution and transformation. …

Refugee Week events at the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford

12/06/2015 – 12:26 pm | Comments Off on Refugee Week events at the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford

In the week leading up to World Refugee Day on June 20, Refugee Week is a UK-wide programme of arts, cultural and educational events and activities that celebrates the contribution of refugees to the UK and promotes better understanding of why people seek sanctuary.
We are pleased to announce that we are holding two special events for Refugee Week this year – a panel discussion focusing …

Job Opening: Doctoral candidate (PhD Student) in Criminal Law

11/06/2015 – 6:12 pm | Comments Off on Job Opening: Doctoral candidate (PhD Student) in Criminal Law

University of Luxembourg, Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance
Doctoral candidate (PhD Student) in Criminal Law
The University of Luxembourg is a multilingual, international research University.
The University of Luxembourg, Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance is looking within for a: Doctoral candidate (PhD Student) in Criminal Law (M/F) Ref: F2DROcfd062015h, 3-years fixed-term contract, once renewable (up to a total of 4 years maximum), 40h/week. Suitable start date: …

Call for Papers: The University of North Carolina’s Nineteenth Annual Tax Symposium

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Call For Papers – The University of North Carolina’s Nineteenth Annual Tax Symposium
March 18-19, 2016, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
The University of North Carolina is organizing its nineteenth annual symposium designed to bring together leading tax scholars from economics, accounting, finance, law, political science, and related fields. The symposium will be held in Chapel Hill on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, March 18-19, 2016, and will …

In memoriam: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Otto Triffterer

10/06/2015 – 11:47 am | Comments Off on In memoriam: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Otto Triffterer

Prof. Otto Triffterer passed away on 1 June 2015. A great loss for international law scholarship in general and for international criminal lawyers in particular. Attached is an announcement from the University of Salzburg.

UN: Afghanistan conflict has killed thousands

09/06/2015 – 5:31 pm | Comments Off on UN: Afghanistan conflict has killed thousands

Source: JURIST
The hostilities in Afghanistan are leading to the killing and wounding of thousands and the forced relocation of families into neighboring countries, according to Mark Bowden, the UN Secretary-General’s Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan, in statements  made on Monday. While addressing the Second Independent Media and Civil Society Forum in Kabul, Bowden stated that doctors in Kabul have seen an 50 percent increase in …

New author: Mikkel Jarle Christensen

08/06/2015 – 2:50 pm | Comments Off on New author: Mikkel Jarle Christensen

The International Law Observer is happy to announce that a new author has joined our team: Mikkel Jarle Christensen is Assistant professor in the Danish National Research Foundation’s Centre of Excellence for International Courts (iCourts), Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen. He can be followed on Twitter as well. His research is focused on the sociology of international criminal law. This internationalization is far from …

CfP: Europe’s Shared Burden: Collective Responsibility for Migrants at Sea

07/06/2015 – 9:55 pm | Comments Off on CfP: Europe’s Shared Burden: Collective Responsibility for Migrants at Sea

18th UCD Sutherland School of Law Irish European Law Forum
Europe’s Shared Burden: Collective Responsibility for Migrants at Sea : An Interdisciplinary Workshop
Friday 9th and Saturday 10th October 2015

Call for Papers
UCD Sutherland School of Law welcomes paper proposals for its eighteenth Irish European Law Forum, addressing the topic of “Europe’s Shared Burden: Collective Responsibility for Migrants at Sea”, to be held on 9th and 10th October …

Reminder CfP: The Present and Future Role of Investment Treaty Arbitration in Adjudicating Environmental Disputes, Deadline: 15 July 2015

06/06/2015 – 2:04 pm | Comments Off on Reminder CfP: The Present and Future Role of Investment Treaty Arbitration in Adjudicating Environmental Disputes, Deadline: 15 July 2015

PluriCourts, Centre of Excellence at the University of Oslo, is organizing an international symposium entitled ‘The Present and Future Role of Investment Treaty Arbitration in Adjudicating Environmental Disputes’. The symposium will be hosted at the faculty of law of the University of Oslo on November 5 and 6, 2015.
Symposium Theme: The symposium will focus on investment treaty arbitration from a forward-looking perspective on how future …

New Event: Managing Migration Flows in the Mediterranean? A Critical Appraisal

05/06/2015 – 11:07 am | Comments Off on New Event: Managing Migration Flows in the Mediterranean? A Critical Appraisal

Managing Migration Flows in the Mediterranean? A Critical Appraisal
 
 
Thursday 25 June 2015, 17:30-19:30 (2 CPD hours)
British Institute of International and Comparative Law
Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP
Recent weeks have seen a number of incidents in the Mediterranean Sea that have led to the death of over 1,000 people within the space of just a few days. This was not the first incident …

Call for Papers: Academic International Conference on Interdisciplinary Legal Studies, University of Cambridge

01/06/2015 – 2:08 pm | Comments Off on Call for Papers: Academic International Conference on Interdisciplinary Legal Studies, University of Cambridge

The Academic International Conference on Interdisciplinary Legal Studies – AICILS 2015 (Cambridge) Organising Committee has now issued CALL FOR PAPERS to be presented in Ju­ly 2015 conference, which will be held in the University of Cambridge, Newnham College, Cam­bridge, United Kingdom. The overall objective of the AICILS is to provide platform and stimulate discussion on key Interdisciplinary legal issues affecting politics, economics, history, psycholo­gy, criminology,  sociology, socio-legal studies and medicine.
AICILS …