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Call for Papers: Prague-Nottingham symposium on ‘Effectiveness, Impact and Monitoring of Non-UN Sanctions’, 10 November 2017

08/07/2017 – 2:52 pm | Comments Off on Call for Papers: Prague-Nottingham symposium on ‘Effectiveness, Impact and Monitoring of Non-UN Sanctions’, 10 November 2017

ESIL Prague-Nottingham  symposium
The European Society of International Law calls for submissions of scholarly paper proposals for the forthcoming symposium to be held in Nottingham on 10 November 2017.
The Call for Papers can be found online on the ESIL website. Interested participants should submit an abstract (of less than 750 words) summarizing the paper to be presented at the symposium before the deadline of 31 July.
Drafts of selected papers will …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

Edited volume: ‘An Institutional Approach to the Responsibility to Protect’, Cambridge University Press, 2016 (paperback)

20/08/2016 – 2:47 pm | Comments Off on Edited volume: ‘An Institutional Approach to the Responsibility to Protect’, Cambridge University Press, 2016 (paperback)

My edited book entitled ‘An Institutional Approach to the Responsibility to Protect’ has recently been published as paperback by Cambridge University Press (35 GBP).
Through its 22 chapters, covering

the responsibilities of the State;
the main political organs of the UN;
important regional and security organizations;
international judicial institutions and the regional human rights protection systems;

the book examines the roles and responsibilities of the international community regarding the responsibility to …

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 …

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 …

6th World Congress Against the Death Penalty, Oslo, 21-23 June 2016

12/05/2016 – 6:26 pm | Comments Off on 6th World Congress Against the Death Penalty, Oslo, 21-23 June 2016

Since 2001, Together Against the Death Penalty (ECPM) organises the World Congresses Against the Death Penalty. These international events bring together thousands of members of civil society, political representatives, lawyers and journalists from the five continents with the aim of developing new strategies for universal abolition. After Strasburg in 2001, Montreal in 2004, Paris in 2007, Geneva in 2010 and Madrid in 2013, Oslo is hosting the 6th World Congress from …

CfP: ‘International Law and a Dynamic Asia’, Asian Society of International Law Regional Conference, Ha Noi, 14-15 June 2016

03/04/2016 – 11:48 am | One Comment

Asian Society of International Law Regional Conference
‘International Law and a Dynamic Asia’
Ha Noi, 14-15 June 2016 
The 2016 Regional Conference of the Asian Society of International Law will take place in Ha Noi, Viet Nam, hosted by the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam. The Conference will consist of plenary sessions and a number of agorae. In addition, the Conference will feature two special agorae on the …

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 …

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 …

UCL Faculty of Law Seminar: Recent Developments in the Law of State Immunity

16/03/2015 – 9:16 pm | Comments Off on UCL Faculty of Law Seminar: Recent Developments in the Law of State Immunity

The seminar will analyze the recent judgment of the UK Court of Appeal in the Benkharbouche case and its impact on the law of State immunity. The case concerns the employment law complaints brought by two domestic workers against the embassies of Sudan and Libya, which subsequently claimed immunity based on the UK State Immunity Act of 1978. The main question is whether invoking state …

UNSC: Concerns over Venezuela’s candidacy in upcoming elections

16/10/2014 – 11:27 am | Comments Off on UNSC: Concerns over Venezuela’s candidacy in upcoming elections

Elections will be held this Friday to fill five non-permanent seats at the Security Council for the 2015-2016 term. According to the SC’s rotation rules, the five seats will be distributed regionally as follows:
– one seat for the African group (Rwanda incumbent)
– one seat for the Group of Asia and the Pacific Small Island Developing States (Asia-Pacific Group)
(Republic of Korea incumbent)
– one seat for the …

The Kenyan Situation before the ICC: The Twists and Turns of a Difficult Process (III)

07/11/2013 – 11:18 am | Comments Off on The Kenyan Situation before the ICC: The Twists and Turns of a Difficult Process (III)

By Agnieszka Cybulska and Gentian Zyberi
In this third and last post we discuss the interaction between the African Union and the ICC with regard to the Kenyan situation and the possible legal and political repercussions that might have on the work of the ICC.
African Union Summit
Following the ICC’s response to the AU’s letter, which stated that the request does not constitute a request legally presented within …

The Kenyan Situation before the ICC: The Twists and Turns of a Difficult Process (II)

06/11/2013 – 9:11 am | Comments Off on The Kenyan Situation before the ICC: The Twists and Turns of a Difficult Process (II)

By Agnieszka Cybulska and Gentian Zyberi
Change of venue
Having failed to argue the cases as inadmissible before the ICC, the defense team for Mr Kenyatta and (at that time) Mr Mathura filed with the Presidency an application on 3 December 2012 pursuant to articles 3(3) and 62 of the Rome Statute, and rule 100 of the Rules of Procedure and Evidence (hereby Rules), for a change …

Workshop on “Enforced Disappearance: Challenges to Accountability under International Law”, 25 October 2013, European University Institute, Florence

07/10/2013 – 5:46 pm | Comments Off on Workshop on “Enforced Disappearance: Challenges to Accountability under International Law”, 25 October 2013, European University Institute, Florence

The Cassese Initiative for Justice, Peace and Humanity (Cassese Initiative) organizes a workshop on the topic “Enforced Disappearance: Challenges to Accountability under International Law”, which will be held at the European University Institute in Florence, on Friday 25 October 2013.
“Enforced disappearance remains one of the most heinous human rights violations. From the ‘political cleansing’ campaigns of oppressive regimes to the ‘war on terror’, hundreds of …

US signed the UN Arms Trade Treaty

27/09/2013 – 10:16 pm | Comments Off on US signed the UN Arms Trade Treaty

Source: JURIST
The US government on Wednesday signed a UN Arms Trade Treaty that regulates global trade in conventional arms. US Secretary of State John Kerry, while signing the treaty on behalf of the US government, stated that the signature would affect US manufacturers and exports only minimally given the already strict export controls for weapons. The treaty still has to be presented to the Senate …