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2016 Thessaloniki Summer Course, “International Environmental Governance: Contemporary Challenges and Prospects”, 27 June to 8 July 2016

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The Second Thessaloniki Summer Course to be hosted by the Foundation in the historical city of Thessaloniki from 27 June to 8 July 2016 will deal with the ever-increasing importance of International Environmental Law and is titled “International Environmental Governance: Contemporary Challenges and Prospects”.
A relatively latecomer to international law, the regulation of the environmental protection has considerably been evolving since 1972. There has been an …

Summer School on Sustainable Development and Decent Work, Turin, 22 August – 2 September 2016

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The International Training Centre, training arm of the International Labour Organization, runs training, learning and capacity development services for national and international partners in the field of decent work and sustainable development.
The new Summer School on Sustainable Development and Decent Work is intended for students at the undergraduate level with a fluent level of English.  The intensive two week face-to-face training programme will be held …

Newly Published Articles: Taylor & Francis Online

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Newly published articles are available on The International Journal on Human Rights at Taylor & Francis Online.
The International Journal on Human Rights
Strengthening the rule of law on the margins: experiences from Za’atari refugee camp, Jordan
George Riach & Zoe James
Published online on 11 January 2016
Excluding the most vulnerable: application of Article 1F(a) of the Refugee Convention to child soldiers
Jennifer Bond & Michele Krech
Published online on 11 …

Newly published articles: Cambridge Journals Online

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Newly published articles from the International Review of the Red Cross and Asian Journal of International Law are available on Cambridge Journals Online.
International Review of the Red Cross
Romancing principles and human rights: Are humanitarian principles salvageable?
Stuart Gordon and Antonio Donini
Published online on 12 January 2016
Humanitarian diplomacy and principled humanitarian action – Speech given by Mr Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red …

Call for Applications: Funded Internship at the ICJ

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The Oxford University Law School is offering the opportunity to Oxford students to aqcuire professional experience by working at the leading international tribunal in the world.
The traineeship program will last for nearly a year, from 1 September 2016 – 30 June 2017 and the deadline for applications is January 28 2016.
Read the full press release:
Call for Applications – Deadline 28 January 2016
Funded Internship at the International Court of Justice 2016-2017
The …

Call for Papers: Conference on Internet Commerce and Innovation

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The Northwestern Law Searle Center will be holding its Seventh Annual Conference on Internet Commerce and Innovation on 9 – 10 June 2016.
Overview
The Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth is issuing a call for original research papers to be presented at the Seventh Annual Conference on Internet Commerce and Innovation. The conference will be held at the Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago, …

Call for Papers: Legal Scholarship Workshop at the University of Hong Kong

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The Legal Scholarship Workshop will be held on 26 & 27 May 2016 at the University of Hong Kong.
Overview
The Legal Scholarship Workshop at the University of Hong Kong offers a unique forum for current doctoral candidates in law to present their work in a focused workshop setting that aims to approach legal scholarship holistically. In addition to the traditional emphasis on the paper’s content and …

Upcoming Conference: Countering Terrorist Financing

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On Monday 8 February 2016 Chatham House will be holding a one day conference in London, titled Countering Terrorist Financing: Cross-border co-ordination on illicit financial flows.
Overview
As terrorist groups move towards more planned and organized models they need access to well-funded, diverse networks and, with the emergence of Islamic State, terrorist finance models are becoming increasingly complex and sophisticated.
Technological progress and the proliferation of financial instruments are …

Upcoming BIICL Events

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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 …

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

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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 …

Newly published articles: International Journal of Discrimination and the Law

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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’

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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

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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 …

UN rights expert urges Nigeria to end unlawful evictions

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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

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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 …

Newly Published Articles on Human Rights by Taylor & Francis Online

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Newly published articles from the International Journal of Human Rights have been made available by Taylor & Francis Online. See the latest articles below.
The rights we live in: protecting the right to housing in Spain through fair trial, private and family life and non-retrogressive measures
Koldo Casla
Published online: 16 Sep 2015
Political opportunities in non-democracies: the case of Chinese weiquan lawyers
Elisa Nesossi
Published online: 17 Sep 2015
The drafting …

Event: Procedural Reform in International Courts and Tribunals: Feasible? Desirable?

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Temple Garden Chambers Seminar Series
in International Adjudication
Procedural Reform in International Courts and Tribunals: Feasible? Desirable?
1.5 CPD hours
Tuesday 17 November 2015
17:30-19:00 (registration from 16:45)
British Institute of International and Comparative Law
Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP
There has been a discernible growth in the number and prominence of procedural challenges in the practice of international courts and tribunals. Fresh examples in pending cases include the alleged …

York University, Osgoode Hall Law School, Faculty Positions

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York University, Osgoode Hall Law School
Faculty Positions
Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, Canada’s largest English-language law school, is committed to setting the standard for excellence in legal education and legal scholarship. In the coming year, Osgoode expects to make two faculty appointments (one at the rank of assistant professor and one open as to rank) that will further enrich the faculty’s strong and innovative …