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New article on the Human Rights Committee – Legacy and Promise

09/01/2018 – 10:12 am |

A new and interesting article on the Human Rights Committee is available via SSRN. The article is written by Professor Anja Seibert-Fohr of the University of Heidelberg, who is herself a member of the Committee, and it provides readers with an introduction to the work of this quasi-judicial expert body. Here is the link and abstract:
The UN Human Rights Committee, which is recognized for its legal expertise in …

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.

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 …

Conference: The European Convention on Human Rights and General International Law

23/04/2015 – 10:37 am | Comments Off on Conference: The European Convention on Human Rights and General International Law

A one-day conference entitled The European Convention on Human Rights and General International Law is being organized jointly by the European Court of Human Rights and the European Society for International Law. The programme includes presentations by ten judges from the European Court of Human Rights, as well as presentations by judges from the International Court of Justice, and other judges and international law scholars. More …

United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law

02/04/2015 – 9:14 am | Comments Off on United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law

Readers of our blog should have a look at the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law. It is a good resource for easy-access to, for example, presentations from eminent scholars on the various sub-chapters of international law. Here is the official description:

The Audiovisual Library (AVL) is one of the educational components under the Programme of Assistance, established in 1965 by the United Nations General Assembly. …

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 …

Frankfurt Investment Law Workshop: International Investment Law and History (13-14 March 2015)

15/01/2015 – 8:05 am | Comments Off on Frankfurt Investment Law Workshop: International Investment Law and History (13-14 March 2015)

For many years, the Frankfurt Investment Law Workshop – jointly organized by Rainer Hofmann (Frankfurt), Stephan Schill (Heidelberg), and Christian J. Tams (Glasgow) – has been a forum for the discussion of conceptual issues of international investment law. Previous workshops focused on International Investment Law and General International Law: From Clinical Isolation to Systemic Integration?<http://www.nomos-shop.de/Hofmann-Tams-International-Investment-Law-General-International-Law/productview.aspx?product=13754> (Nomos 2011), International Investment Law and Its Others<http://ilreports.blogspot.com/2012/09/hofmman-tams-international-investment.html> (Nomos 2012), …

CJICL conference – Call for papers

21/11/2014 – 4:16 pm | Comments Off on CJICL conference – Call for papers

The 4th annual conference of the Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law (CJICL) will 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 highlights include a keynote address by Dame Rosalyn Higgins, DBE, QC, former President of the International Court of Justice.
The call for papers …

EIUC Training Seminar for International Electoral Observers, November 2014

29/07/2014 – 10:24 pm | Comments Off on EIUC Training Seminar for International Electoral Observers, November 2014

Early birds enrollment until 15 September
We are happy to announce that EIUC training seminar for International Short-Term Observers is now ready to accept candidatures.
With the patronage of Italian, Spanish and Czech MFA, EIUC has developed two three day modules aiming at providing training to civilian staff in election observation missions at the first steps of their career (i.e. short term observers). Selected applicants will be allowed …

New issue of the European Journal of Legal Studies (EJLS)

29/07/2014 – 10:17 pm | Comments Off on New issue of the European Journal of Legal Studies (EJLS)

A new issue of the European Journal of Legal Studies (EJLS) is out: http://ejls.eu. The contributions target current topics from International and European Law, ranging from an analysis of the U.S. Supreme Court’s case-law on intelligence agents, to a proposal for the regulation of Bitcoin, and a critical look at the EU’s response to the financial crisis.
 

Call for Papers: Workshop on “The (Comparative) Constitutional Law of Private-Public Arbitration” Max Planck Institute for International Law, Heidelberg

29/07/2014 – 10:08 pm | Comments Off on Call for Papers: Workshop on “The (Comparative) Constitutional Law of Private-Public Arbitration” Max Planck Institute for International Law, Heidelberg

The Lex Mercatoria Publica Project at the Max Planck Institute in Heidelberg has issued a Call for Papers on “The (Comparative) Constitutional Law of Private-Public Arbitration” to be held on 21-22 November 2014. The deadline for responding to the Call is 15 September 2014.
Arbitrations between private economic actors and public law bodies are on the rise. Arbitrators, instead of domestic courts, now settle a wide …

Conference: The Rule of Law and Its Application to the United Nations

24/07/2014 – 9:57 am | Comments Off on Conference: The Rule of Law and Its Application to the United Nations

The Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law will organize a conference on the meaning and the consequences of the rule of law for the UN and its specialized agencies concerning their own actions and activities. The event will take place on 11-12 September 2014. The conference description reads as follows:

“[T]he rule of law applies to […] the United Nations and …

GoJIL Student Essay Competition 2014: The International Law of the Sea

24/07/2014 – 9:50 am | Comments Off on GoJIL Student Essay Competition 2014: The International Law of the Sea

GoJIL gives young scholars the chance to gain practical experience and get their own professional scientific publication. To make this possible, GoJIL hosts an annual Student Essay Competition on a current topic of international law or its related fields. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of this great opportunity and hand in your submissions.
Essay Competition 2014: The International Law of the Sea
Call for Papers
Recent …

New edition of GoJIL, Vol. 5, No. 2

24/07/2014 – 9:48 am | Comments Off on New edition of GoJIL, Vol. 5, No. 2

The Goettingen Journal of International Law has published its latest edition, Vol. 5, No. 2. An overview of the articles can be found here GoJIL Vol. 5, No. 2 (2013).

Former ICC Judge Hans-Peter Kaul passes away

23/07/2014 – 11:00 am | Comments Off on Former ICC Judge Hans-Peter Kaul passes away

We are saddened to hear that former ICC Judge Hans-Peter Kaul passed away on 21 July 2014. Judge Kaul stepped down from the Court effective 1 July 2014 due to health reasons. A great loss for the ICC and, I dare say, for the international (law) community as a whole.
A Press Release from the ICC can be found here, a German obituary here, and an …

Guest Post: The Appeals Chamber judgment in Prosecutor v Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markač

19/07/2014 – 2:19 pm | Comments Off on Guest Post: The Appeals Chamber judgment in Prosecutor v Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markač

Ms Anuja Pethia completed her bachelors in law (B.A LL.B) from National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal in India. After serving as a member of the editorial board of NLIU Law Review, she completed the bar exam in 2013 and practised in the area of industrial disputes and criminal law at the High Court of Madhya Pradesh in India. She gained a Masters of Law …

The Independence of International Courts – New publication

29/06/2014 – 4:19 pm | One Comment

My Ph.D. thesis entitled “The Independence of International Courts – The Adherence of the International Judiciary to a Fundamental Value of the Administration of Justice” was published a few days ago by Nomos and Hart Publishing. The following is the brief description used by the publishers:
The study analyses the contents and scope of the principle of judicial independence as currently applied in the international judiciary. …