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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 …

12th Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law (ESIL), Riga, 8-10 September 2016

12/05/2016 – 2:53 pm | Comments Off on 12th Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law (ESIL), Riga, 8-10 September 2016

The 12th ESIL Annual Conference will be held in Riga on Thursday 8 – Saturday 10 September 2016. ESIL Interest Group events will be organised, as usual, on the day before the conference, on Wednesday 7 September.
The theme of the conference is: How International Law Works in Times of Crisis.
The conference is hosted by the Riga Graduate School of Law in cooperation with the Latvian Constitutional …

Kosovo’s Membership in the PCA: Some comments on Professor Zimmermann’s post

18/04/2016 – 11:31 am | Comments Off on Kosovo’s Membership in the PCA: Some comments on Professor Zimmermann’s post

* Cross-posted from EJIL:Talk (13 April 2016).
It was nice to read Professor Zimmermann’s post on the issue of membership of Palestine and Kosovo in the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), as this matter should get more attention from the community of international lawyers. I have already dealt with some of the relevant legal issues in an ESIL Reflection of 11 March 2016 which Professor Milanović …

Kosovo’s membership in the Permanent Court of Arbitration through the 1907 Convention

14/01/2016 – 9:55 am | 4 Comments

Membership to the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) is open to all States by ratification of the 1899 or the 1907 Convention for the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes. On 6 November 2015 Kosovo sent a letter to the Netherlands, notifying it about its intention to join the 1907 Convention establishing the PCA. In accordance with its Article 95, the 1907 Convention entered into force …

Antonio Cassese Summer School -Geneva- July 2015

25/04/2015 – 10:36 am | Comments Off on Antonio Cassese Summer School -Geneva- July 2015

 TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE, CONFLICT AND HUMAN RIGHTS
Geneva, 6 – 10 July 2015
 
The 2015 Antonio Cassese Summer School offers comprehensive, in-depth knowledge of the theoretical and practical application of these measures and practices. Based on both scholarly and practitioner expertise across a range of areas (including human rights, international criminal law, security reform, legal philosophy, gender politics) and country situations, the programme combines a general course on …

Erika de Wet and Jann Kleffner (eds), Convergence and Conflicts of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law in Military Operations (PULP, 2014)

04/02/2015 – 9:09 am | Comments Off on Erika de Wet and Jann Kleffner (eds), Convergence and Conflicts of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law in Military Operations (PULP, 2014)

The book, edited by Erika de Wet and Jann Kleffner, explores the implications of the increased interplay between international human rights law (IHRL) and international humanitarian law (IHL) in military operations, sometimes in ways that imply convergence and other times in ways that suggest conflict. These convergences and/ or conflicts are particularly acute in non-international armed conflicts, situations of belligerent occupation and in the area …

Reminder ESIL 2015 Annual Conference: ‘The Judicialization of International Law – A Mixed Blessing ?’, Oslo, September 10-12, 2015

08/12/2014 – 3:35 pm | Comments Off on Reminder ESIL 2015 Annual Conference: ‘The Judicialization of International Law – A Mixed Blessing ?’, Oslo, September 10-12, 2015

The Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law (Oslo, September 10-12, 2015) will be hosted by the University of Oslo’s PluriCourts Center on the Legitimate Roles on the Judiciary in the Global Order. The annual ESIL conference has become one of the indispensable venues for European and international scholars interested in questions of international law.
The conference is entitled “The Judicialization of International Law …

ILA Spring Conference: Foundations & Futures of International Law

15/05/2014 – 5:32 pm | Comments Off on ILA Spring Conference: Foundations & Futures of International Law

The British Branch of the International Law Association (ILA) will hold its Spring Conference on the 23rd and 24th of May 2014.
The conference, entitled “Foundations & Futures of International Law”, aims to assess the ever expanding importance and influence of international law in a variety of situations, from national courts and theoretical approaches to issues of national security and the use of armed …

Guest Post: Crimea Secession Claims, Right to Self-Determination and the Kosovo Precedent

20/03/2014 – 10:09 am | One Comment

Gaiane Nuridzhanian is an LL.M. candidate at the University of Cambridge specializing in public international law. She has worked at the Registry of the European Court of Human Rights and was subsequently engaged in representing the applicants in cases against Ukraine before the ECtHR. She is also a student editor here at the International Law Observer.

The crisis in Ukraine started in November 2013 with the protests against …

Guest Post: Looking at Maidan through the Nicaragua Standard: Did the EU and the US violate the Non-Intervention Principle?

18/03/2014 – 12:50 pm | Comments Off on Guest Post: Looking at Maidan through the Nicaragua Standard: Did the EU and the US violate the Non-Intervention Principle?

Ralph R.A. Janik, researcher at the University of Vienna, Faculty of Law, Section for International Law and International Relations.

Ever since Russian troops took control of Crimea, the law-related Blogosphere has – understandably – gone wild. After all, this is the time to shine for every international lawyer as the current events in the Crimea include a vast amount of legal aspects that warrant close scrutiny. …