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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 …

The use of armed force in Syria: getting from bad to worse?

15/04/2017 – 8:19 pm | 4 Comments

Background
* A lot of the background information used below is taken from the BBC Syria timeline profile. The post has been amended to portray better the cause for the beginning of the conflict in Syria.
A lot has been written about the armed conflict in Syria in international law blogs including Ejil:Talk, Opinio Juris and Just Security, especially after the US attack deploying 59 Tomahawk cruise …

Call for Papers: JTMS Summer/Fall 2017 Issue

17/02/2017 – 9:26 am | Comments Off on Call for Papers: JTMS Summer/Fall 2017 Issue

The Journal Territorial and Maritime Studies (JTMS) is soliciting submissions for its Summer/Fall 2017 issue.  In the interest of increasing submissions for this recently launched publication, JTMS is offering authors of articles successfully passing peer review and selected for publication in the Summer/Fall 2017 issue an honorarium of $1000. 
JTMS is an interdisciplinary Journal of research on territorial and maritime issues sponsored by the Northeast Asia …

Call for Papers: AsianSIL Interest Group on International Law in Domestic Courts, Deadline 23 April 2017

16/02/2017 – 8:52 am | Comments Off on Call for Papers: AsianSIL Interest Group on International Law in Domestic Courts, Deadline 23 April 2017

The Asian Society of International Law’s Interest Group on International Law in Domestic Courts has issued a call for papers  for a workshop to be held on 24 August 2017 at Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea.
On the occasion of the Sixth Biennial Conference of the Asian Society of International Law  (which takes place on 25-26 August), the Society’s Interest Group on International Law in Domestic …

Application of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Ukraine v. Russian Federation)

05/02/2017 – 4:28 pm | Comments Off on Application of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Ukraine v. Russian Federation)

* This post is based mainly on ICJ Press Releases No. 2017/2 (17 January 2017) and No. 2017/4 (1 February 2017).
In the late afternoon of 16 January 2017, Ukraine instituted proceedings against the Russian Federation with regard to alleged violations of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism of 9 December 1999 and the International Convention on the Elimination of All …

Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law: Call for Papers

19/01/2017 – 10:29 am | Comments Off on Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law: Call for Papers

25th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law, Canberra, 29 June–1 July 2017
“Sustaining the International Legal Order in an Era of Rising Nationalism”
The 25th ANZSIL Annual Conference will take place from Thursday, 29 June, to Saturday, 1 July 2017 at Hotel QT Canberra, 1 London Circuit, Canberra, Australia.
The Conference Organising Committee invites proposals for papers to be presented at the …

Detention safeguards – the key to preventing torture (Part Two)

20/08/2016 – 1:46 pm | One Comment

By Richard Carver, Senior Lecturer in Human Rights and Governance, Oxford Brookes University.
Richard Carver has more than 30 years of experience as a human rights researcher, working for Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, ARTICLE 19, and a number of UN agencies. He has published extensively on national human rights institutions, particularly on criteria and techniques for measuring performance, impact and effectiveness. Originally an Africa specialist, his …

Does Torture Prevention Work? (First Part)

16/08/2016 – 9:47 am | 2 Comments

By Richard Carver, Senior Lecturer in Human Rights and Governance, Oxford Brookes University
Richard Carver has more than 30 years of experience as a human rights researcher, working for Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, ARTICLE 19, and a number of UN agencies. He has published extensively on national human rights institutions, particularly on criteria and techniques for measuring performance, impact and effectiveness. Originally an Africa specialist, his …

Mobile applications and non-discrimination laws

09/02/2016 – 11:09 am | Comments Off on Mobile applications and non-discrimination laws

* By Sefki Bayram, Generalist Legal adviser at Toynbee Hall, London, and researcher for the Pan-African Development and Advocacy Programme. Studied law (LLB) at the University of Leicester and the University of Oslo. The views in this post are expressed in the author’s personal capacity.
In 2015, 700 Million people owned a smartphone, each with potential access to 1.5 million applications. Amongst the many categories, the ‘dating application’ …

Calls for papers from the European Society of European Law

07/10/2015 – 2:44 pm | Comments Off on Calls for papers from the European Society of European Law

* With thanks to Valentina Spiga for bringing this to our attention, please find below calls for papers issued for two events to be organised by the European Society of European Law in 2016:

2016 ESIL Research Forum, Istanbul: Call for Papers

The 2016 ESIL Research Forum will take place on Thursday 21 and Friday 22 April 2016 at Koç University Law School and the Center for …

Call for Papers: For Two International Volumes “Biotechnology, Law & Development” and “Advanced Issues in International Criminal Law”

23/04/2015 – 11:16 am | Comments Off on Call for Papers: For Two International Volumes “Biotechnology, Law & Development” and “Advanced Issues in International Criminal Law”

 Call For Papers

For Two International Volumes: “Biotechnology, Law & Development” and “Advanced Issues in International Criminal Law”

Eminent Scholars, academicians, practitioners, students, researchers and experts from all relevant disciplines are invited to contribute their scholarly work for both or any one of the proposed volumes mentioned below. The volumes shall be published in the form of “edited book” by a reputed international publishing house with …

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

30/03/2015 – 6:54 pm | Comments Off on CfP: International Conference on International Law and Domestic Policies – 30-31 October 2015, Ankara, Turkey

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 …

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 …

Egypt jails Muslim Brotherhood leaders for 15 years over lawyer’s torture

12/10/2014 – 8:42 pm | Comments Off on Egypt jails Muslim Brotherhood leaders for 15 years over lawyer’s torture

Source: JURIST 
“An Egyptian court on Saturday jailed eight men, including two Muslim Brotherhood leaders, for 15 years over the torture of a lawyer during 2011 uprisings against former president Hosni Mubarak [JURIST news archive]. The defendants were convicted of torturing, electrocuting and sexually assaulting a lawyer after locking him up for three days near Cairo’s Tahrir Square when it was filled with protesters against Mubarak. …

LSN Job Openings Announcement

25/09/2014 – 6:56 am | Comments Off on LSN Job Openings Announcement

University of New Brunswick, Faculty of Law
Law – Assistant Professor
The Faculty of Law invites applications for three (3) tenure track appointments at the rank of Assistant Professor. Starting date is July 1, 2015 or such other date as is negotiated with the successful candidate. Positions are subject to budgetary approval.
JOB QUALIFICATIONS: The Faculty welcomes applications from outstanding scholars of diverse perspectives and backgrounds with expertise …

London School of Economics Law Department Law School Research Papers – Legal Studies

25/09/2014 – 6:54 am | Comments Off on London School of Economics Law Department Law School Research Papers – Legal Studies

The London School of Economics Law Department has started a Law School Research Papers – Legal Studies series within the Legal Scholarship Network (LSN)
LSE Law – Policy Briefing Papers Series:
View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/LSE-Law-Policy-Briefing-LEG.html
Subscribe:  http://hq.ssrn.com/jourInvite.cfm?link=LSE-Law-Policy-Briefing-LEG
The LSE Law – Policy Briefing papers series was first published in 2014. The aim of the series is to provide short, policy-relevant papers on issues of contemporary public interest in all subject areas, from members of …

Vacancies: Oxford Faculty of Law

30/06/2014 – 6:03 am | Comments Off on Vacancies: Oxford Faculty of Law

Oxford University has issued a call for applications for the position of the Dean of the Faculty of Law.
Oxford University
Dean of the Faculty of Law
Deadline: September 22nd 2014
Start Date: no later than 1st October 2015
From the relevant press release:
The Faculty of Law seeks to appoint a full time Dean of the Faculty to commence not later than 1st October 2015. The appointment will be for …

Newly published article/New issue: Cambridge Journals

28/06/2014 – 5:54 am | Comments Off on Newly published article/New issue: Cambridge Journals

A new issue of the Journal of Cultural Heritage and a newly published article of the Transnational Environmental Law journal are available on Cambridge Journals online.
International Journal of Cultural Property
Volume 21 – Issue 02 / May 2014
From the table of Contents
Redressing Historic Wrongs, Returning Objects to Their Rightful Owners or Laundering Tainted Objects?
21st-Century UK Remedies for Nazi-Era Injustices
Charlotte Woodhead
First published online: 26 June
Immunity from Seizure …