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7th Annual Cambridge International Law Conference: ‘Non-State Actors and International Law’, 3-4 April 2018

08/02/2018 – 9:54 am |

The Cambridge International Law Journal is pleased to open the registration for the 7th Annual Cambridge International Law Conference. The Conference will be held at the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge, on the 3rd and 4th of April 2018.
This year’s theme is ‘Non-State Actors and International Law’ and will feature a broad range of panels that discuss pressing topics under this theme.
We are delighted …

New Publication: Leuven Manual on the International Law Applicable to Peace Operations

18/01/2018 – 5:28 pm | Comments Off on New Publication: Leuven Manual on the International Law Applicable to Peace Operations

General Editors: Terry Gill, Universiteit van Amsterdam; Dieter Fleck, International Society for Military Law and the Law of War; William H. Boothby, Geneva Centre for Security Policy; Alfons Vanheusden, Belgian Ministry of Defence
Assistant Editors:
Mr. Marco Benatar, Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law; Mr. Remy Jorritsma, Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law
 The Leuven Manual is the authoritative, comprehensive overview of the rules that are to be followed in peace operations conducted …

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 …

The ICTY has rendered its final judgement in the Prlić et al. appeal case

30/11/2017 – 6:59 pm | Comments Off on The ICTY has rendered its final judgement in the Prlić et al. appeal case

* ICTY Press Release, 29 November 2017
The Appeals Chamber has given its judgement in Prosecutor v. Jadranko Prlić et al., in what was the Tribunal’s most voluminous appeal as well as its final case.
* Trial Judgement Summary for Prlić et al.
* Case information sheet
* Judgement – Volume I
* Judgement – Volume II
* Judgement – Volume III
* Statement on passing of Slobodan Praljak
The Appeals Chamber affirmed almost all of the Trial Chamber’s convictions of …

ICTY has convicted Ratko Mladić for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity

30/11/2017 – 6:50 pm | Comments Off on ICTY has convicted Ratko Mladić for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity

* ICTY Press Release, 22 November 2017
In the final Trial Judgement of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), Trial Chamber I convicted Ratko Mladić, former Commander of the Main Staff of the Bosnian Serb Army (VRS) of genocide, crimes against humanity and violations of the laws or customs of war. These crimes were committed by Serb forces during the armed conflict in …

CfP: Cambridge International Law Conference on ‘Non-State Actors and International Law’, 3-4 April 2018

04/11/2017 – 8:21 pm | Comments Off on CfP: Cambridge International Law Conference on ‘Non-State Actors and International Law’, 3-4 April 2018

The Editors of the Cambridge International Law Journal (CILJ) and the Conference Convenors welcome submissions for the Cambridge International Law Conference 2018, which will be held at the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge on the 3rd and 4th of April 2018.
THEME
This year, the Conference invites the submission of papers under the theme ‘Non-State Actors and International Law’. In addition to scholarly research which looks …

CfP: International Review of the Red Cross special issue on protracted armed conflict

01/11/2017 – 4:50 pm | Comments Off on CfP: International Review of the Red Cross special issue on protracted armed conflict

Protracted armed conflicts are characterized by their longevity, intractability and mutability. This is not a new phenomenon, but some particular trends seen in today’s protracted conflicts, such as emerging technologies, pervasive media coverage, and so on, are specific to our times.
This issue of the Review will discuss strategies being put in place to respond to humanitarian needs arising in protracted armed conflict, such as multi-year …

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, …

CfP: ‘Turkey and International Law: History, Present and Future’, 14 December, Istanbul, Turkey (Koç University)

02/10/2017 – 4:06 pm | Comments Off on CfP: ‘Turkey and International Law: History, Present and Future’, 14 December, Istanbul, Turkey (Koç University)

International law’s encounters with Turkey and Turkey’s encounters with international law have a long-standing and rich history. Ranging from the Ottoman Empire’s history of treaty engagement with the Concert of Europe states to the Treaty of Lausanne that underpins the international legal personality of the Turkish Republic, and from arguably one of the most cited cases of the Permanent Court of International Justice, Lotus/Bozkurt, to …

International Review of the Red Cross: Call for papers on protracted armed conflict

04/07/2017 – 10:10 pm | Comments Off on International Review of the Red Cross: Call for papers on protracted armed conflict

Protracted armed conflicts are characterized by their longevity, intractability and mutability. This is not a new phenomenon, but some particular trends seen in today’s protracted conflicts, such as emerging technologies, pervasive media coverage, and so on, are specific to our times.
This issue of the Review will discuss strategies being put in place to respond to humanitarian needs arising in protracted armed conflict, such as multi-year …

Advisory Opinion on the Legal Consequences of the Separation of the Chagos Archipelago from Mauritius in 1965

29/06/2017 – 10:35 pm | Comments Off on Advisory Opinion on the Legal Consequences of the Separation of the Chagos Archipelago from Mauritius in 1965

* Based on the ICJ Press Release 2017/27 (29 June 2017).
On 22 June 2017, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted resolution A/RES/71/292 (with 94 votes in favor, 15 against, and 65 abstaining) in which, referring to Article 65 of the Statute of the Court, it requested the International Court of Justice to give an advisory opinion on the following questions:
(a) “Was the process …

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, …

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 …

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 …

Palestine and Kosovo have become members of the Permanent Court of Arbitration

19/06/2016 – 11:41 am | One Comment

The number of States Member to the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) has increased to 121. Some of the last States to join this international arbitration mechanism are Djibouti, the Bahamas, and Palestine and Kosovo.
The process of accession of Palestine and Kosovo to the 1907 Convention (one of the two founding conventions of the PCA, the other being the 1899 Convention) was put under review …