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PhD Course (3 ECTS) – Professional Training Course: Violence Committed in the Name of Religion: Phenomena, root-causes and practical responses.

02/02/2018 – 10:18 am |

PhD Course (3 ECTS) – Professional Training Course: Violence Committed in the Name of Religion

Phenomena, root-causes and practical responses.

Time and place: Mar. 1, 2018 – Mar. 3, 2018, 1 Mar: 9 am – 16:45 pm, 2 Mar: 9 am – 17 pm, 3 Mar: 9 am – 17:45 pm. The NCHR, Cort Adelers gate 30, Seminar Room Asbjørn Eide

About the course
Violence incited, perpetrated and justified in the name of …

Call for Papers: Responding to Legitimacy Challenges: Opportunities and Choices for the European Court of Human Rights

16/01/2018 – 11:50 am | Comments Off on Call for Papers: Responding to Legitimacy Challenges: Opportunities and Choices for the European Court of Human Rights

PluriCourts invites contributions for its upcoming workshop, ‘Responding to Legitimacy Challenges: Opportunities and Choices for the European Court of Human Rights‘, to take place on 21 September 2018 at the European Court of Human Rights.
Deadline for submission: 15 February 2018.
Read the full announcement here.

New article on the Human Rights Committee – Legacy and Promise

09/01/2018 – 10:12 am | Comments Off on New article on the Human Rights Committee – Legacy and Promise

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 …

The end of the ICTY?

03/01/2018 – 5:36 pm | Comments Off on The end of the ICTY?

* By Furtuna Sheremeti. Furtuna is a law graduate from the University of Prishtina. She holds an MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice from University of Oxford and is currently doing her doctorate at KU Leuven in Belgium on state crime, harm and reparations.
This article was originally produced for and published by Kosovo2.0. It has been republished here with permission.
In its 24 years, the international …

Judge  Buergenthal’s interviews on human rights included in the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law

18/12/2017 – 4:21 pm | Comments Off on Judge  Buergenthal’s interviews on human rights included in the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law

To commemorate the International Human Rights Day (10 December of each year) and the upcoming 70th  anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the Codification Division of the Office of Legal Affairs has added a two-part interview with Judge Thomas Buergenthal by Professor Sean Murphy (respectively 43 and 53 minutes).
Judge Buergenthal shares some personal moments from his life, as well as his extensive experience in international …

CfP: 19th Annual Student Human Rights Conference, University of Nottingham Human Rights Law Centre, 17 March 2018

29/11/2017 – 4:37 pm | Comments Off on CfP: 19th Annual Student Human Rights Conference, University of Nottingham Human Rights Law Centre, 17 March 2018

The 19th Annual Student Human Rights Conference, ‘Human Rights in a Digitalised World’, convened by the University of Nottingham Human Rights Law Centre, will take place on 17 March 2018.
This year, the Conference Committee will be welcoming papers from postgraduate students that discuss the following themes:

Protecting the Right to Private Life in a Digitalised World.
National and International Security vs. Individual Rights.
The Internet as a Platform for expressing Ideas: …

The new subsidiarity doctrine of the European Court of Human Rights

03/11/2017 – 12:38 pm | Comments Off on The new subsidiarity doctrine of the European Court of Human Rights

Professor and Principal Investigator of iCourts, Mikael Rask Madsen, has published a new article in the Journal of International Dispute Resolution: Rebalancing European Human Rights: Has the Brighton Declaration Engendered a New Deal on Human Rights in Europe? 
Here is the abstract:
Has the Brighton Declaration produced a New Deal on European human rights by assigning a new and more central role to national legal and political institutions and …

Call for papers: Interest Group on International Legal Theory and Philosophy, ESIL 2018 Annual Conference

30/10/2017 – 3:47 pm | Comments Off on Call for papers: Interest Group on International Legal Theory and Philosophy, ESIL 2018 Annual Conference

The ESIL Interest Group on International Legal Theory and Philosophy will be organizing its own event in the context of the 2018 ESIL Annual Conference, to be held in Manchester, on 13-15 September 2018. The theme of this event is:
Transcendent principles and pluralism in international law: the complex, the simple, and the universal
Deadline for abstracts: 31 December 2017!
Please see ESIL-IGILTP Call for Papers for further details.

CfP: Vulnerability, Protection, and Agency: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Migration, 24-25 May 2018, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo, Norway

30/10/2017 – 3:14 pm | Comments Off on CfP: Vulnerability, Protection, and Agency: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Migration, 24-25 May 2018, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo, Norway

This conference is organized by the Faculty of Law of the University of Oslo Research Group on International Law and Governance in collaboration with the Research Group on Human Rights, Armed Conflict, and Law of Peace & Security, and the Peace Research Institute of Oslo (PRIO).
Migration is presenting a challenge to migration practitioners, policymakers and academics given the manifestation of extra-territorial approaches, increased reliance on technology, …

Rebalancing European Human Rights: Has the Brighton Declaration Engendered a New Deal on Human Rights in Europe?

27/06/2017 – 4:30 pm | Comments Off on Rebalancing European Human Rights: Has the Brighton Declaration Engendered a New Deal on Human Rights in Europe?

Celebrating iCourts working paper number 100, the series just published professor Mikael Rask Madsen article Rebalancing European Human Rights: Has the Brighton Declaration Engendered a New Deal on Human Rights in Europe? The article is also forthcoming in Journal of International Dispute Settlement.
Here is the abstract:
Has the Brighton Declaration produced a New Deal on European human rights in terms of engendering a new and more central …

David Nersessian, International Human Rights Litigation: A Guide for Judges 1-178 (Federal Judicial Center 2016)

27/06/2017 – 4:20 pm | Comments Off on David Nersessian, International Human Rights Litigation: A Guide for Judges 1-178 (Federal Judicial Center 2016)

The US Federal Judicial Center recently published International Human Rights Litigation: A Guide for Judges.  This Guide was written to assist federal judges in managing and resolving federal cases involving international human rights claims, and it provides a comprehensive analysis of all substantive and procedural issues involved.
A detailed analysis is provided on the Alien Tort Statute, Torture Victim Protection Act, and other federal statutes.  The …

International Criminal Law and International Criminal Procedural Law Textbooks: From 2010 Onwards

06/06/2017 – 3:58 pm | Comments Off on International Criminal Law and International Criminal Procedural Law Textbooks: From 2010 Onwards

* Compiled by Henriette (Jet) Jakobien Liesker, Research Assistant, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo.
 The list of textbooks on International Criminal Law and International Criminal Procedural Law (from 2010 onwards), together with the list of textbooks on Public International Law (from 2012 onwards), International Human Rights Law (from 2014 onwards), and International Humanitarian Law (from 2011 onwards) are meant to help international law …

CfP: Symposium on Effective Control in International Law, China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing, 11 to 12 November 2017

30/05/2017 – 3:25 pm | Comments Off on CfP: Symposium on Effective Control in International Law, China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing, 11 to 12 November 2017

Effective control is a notion going through many branches of international law, and has been researched by many international law scholars and experts separately. Nevertheless, a systematic research focusing on this particular notion from the perspective of diverse branches of international law is missing, and deserves further research.
Inspired by this idea, School of International Law, China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) is pleased, …

Oxford University Press launches the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law

21/05/2017 – 1:00 pm | Comments Off on Oxford University Press launches the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law

Oxford University Press has recently launched the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law (MPECCoL), a new addition to the Oxford Constitutional Law family.

Developed for use by constitutional lawyers, academics, and students;
Provides comprehensive analysis of constitutional law topics in a comparative context;
Linked to the constitutional texts so users can verify accuracy of commentary;
Built with accessibility in mind, with browsing by subject matter and simple search …

Colleen Rohan and Gentian Zyberi (eds), Defense Perspectives on International Criminal Justice (Cambridge University Press, 2017)

15/05/2017 – 2:40 pm | Comments Off on Colleen Rohan and Gentian Zyberi (eds), Defense Perspectives on International Criminal Justice (Cambridge University Press, 2017)

Edited by Colleen Rohan (International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY)) and Gentian Zyberi (Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo). For a discount see the flyer Defence Perspectives on International Criminal Justice_Flyer.
Introduction
The edited volume ‘Defense Perspectives on International Criminal Justice’ is the first comprehensive book focusing on the multi-faceted role of the Defence in international criminal proceedings. This examination of the role …

Social Networks and the Enforcement of International Law

02/05/2017 – 2:15 pm | Comments Off on Social Networks and the Enforcement of International Law

Shai Dothan, associate professor in iCourts, has published a new paper on Social Networks and the Enforcement of International Law.
Here is the abstract:
Social Network Analysis has a growing influence on legal scholarship. By investigating social connections between individuals or institutions, hypotheses about their behavior can be raised and tested. One of the key debates in Social Network Analysis is whether interactions within the network can …

CfP: Special Issue on the Relationship between International Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law, Guest Editors: Steven Dewulf and Katharine Fortin

12/04/2017 – 4:57 pm | Comments Off on CfP: Special Issue on the Relationship between International Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law, Guest Editors: Steven Dewulf and Katharine Fortin

The theme of this special edition of the Journal of Human Rights and International Legal Discourse is the relationship between international humanitarian law and international human rights law. This is a topic that has prompted considerable academic debate ever since the Geneva Conventions and Universal Declaration of Human rights were drafted in the late 1940s. In the early years, the debate centred on the question …

Launch of the Global Campus Human Rights Journal (GCHRJ)

24/03/2017 – 10:29 am | Comments Off on Launch of the Global Campus Human Rights Journal (GCHRJ)

Aims 
The Global Campus of Human Rights is proud to announce the launch of the Global Campus Human Rights Journal (GCHRJ), a peer-reviewed online publication serving as a forum for rigorous scholarly analysis, critical commentaries, and reports on recent developments pertaining to human rights and democratisation globally. The first issue is now available online at https://globalcampus.eiuc.org/human-rights-journal.
GCHRJ is edited by a team of three, led by Frans …