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“The Variable Authority of International Courts:” New special issue of Law and Contemporary Problems

07/03/2016 – 12:51 pm |

“The Variable Authority of International Courts” is the result of a collective endeavour to contribute original and multidisciplinary perspectives on the proliferation and impact of international courts. The volume features articles from widely recognized as well as up-and-coming scholars of internationational courts.
All articles in the special issue can be accessed directly here
The special issue of Law and Contemporary Problems (vol. 79, no. 1, 2016) was …

Call for Papers for the John Westlake Prize

24/02/2016 – 4:49 pm |

This Call for Papers concerns the John Westlake Prize, instituted by the late James B. Scott. All papers relating to the topic on ‘Dispute Settlement before International Courts and Tribunals’ can be submitted to the Institute of International Law until the 31st of December 2016.
Additional information regarding the Prize Regulation can be found on http://justitiaetpace.org/scott.php?lang=eng

CfP: “The Rule of Law in Areas of Limited Statehood: Internal and International Dilemmas”, 27-28 June 2016 and 29-30 September 2016

23/02/2016 – 3:04 pm |

The Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, the Lauder School of Governance, Diplomacy and Strategy, IDC (Herzliya), and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung are pleased to announce a call for papers for two workshops on “The Rule of Law in Areas of Limited Statehood: Internal and International Dilemmas”. The workshops will take place in Herzliya (Israel) on 27-28 June 2016 and Leuven (Belgium) on 29-30 September 2016.
Areas …

Professor (or Associate Professor) in Legal Theory/Political Philosophy at PluriCourts

19/02/2016 – 11:18 am |

Professor (or Associate Professor) in Legal Theory/Political Philosophy
A position as professor (or associate professor) in Legal Theory/Political Philosophy is announced at PluriCourts. The application deadline is 1 April.
Job Description
A position as professor (or associate professor) is announced at PluriCourts, a Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order. PluriCourts is a multidisciplinary Centre of Excellence at the Department …

Professor (or Associate Professor) in International Economic Law at PluriCourts

19/02/2016 – 11:16 am |

Professor (or Associate Professor) in International Economic Law
A position as professor (or associate professor) in International Economic Law is announced at PluriCourts. The application deadline is 1 April.
Job Description
A position as professor (or associate professor) is announced at PluriCourts, a Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order. PluriCourts is a multidisciplinary Centre of Excellence at the Department …

Three Postdoctoral Fellowships on the Legitimacy of International Courts and Tribunals (PluriCourts)

19/02/2016 – 11:10 am |

Postdoctoral Fellowships on the Legitimacy of International Courts and Tribunals
PluriCourts announces up to three 3-year positions as postdoctoral research fellow studying international courts and tribunals in the following fields: human rights, trade, international criminal law or the environment. Deadline: 21 March 2016.
Job Description
Up to three 3 year postdoctoral fellowships are available at PluriCourts, a Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the …

CFP: Courts and Public Reason in Global Public Law

12/02/2016 – 3:38 pm |

Workshop themes
Public reason has been one of the most discussed and controversial ideas in political philosophy ever since Rawls introduced his political liberal ideal of public reason in the mid-1990s. Legal scholars, too, are arguing about the merits and problems of conceiving constitutional courts as a place where the justification of public acts are assessed in terms of constitutionally embedded public reason. More recently international …

Academy of European Law summer courses in Human Rights Law and the Law of the European Union

12/02/2016 – 11:13 am |

The Academy of European Law (AEL) holds two summer courses each year, on Human Rights Law and the Law of the European Union.  The Academy’s Summer Courses are renowned for their innovative and cutting-edge topics, combined with the highest standards of academic content presented by leading scholars and thinkers. Each year the courses attract highly qualified participants from all around the world and the mix …

Opportunity to Study Transatlantic Privacy Law in Amsterdam this Summer

12/02/2016 – 10:51 am |

Online activities quite often involve transfers of personal data between the European Union (EU) and the United States (US), for example when using online search, social networks and many mobile apps. Both regions are governed by different rules on the protection of informational privacy and personal data. The EU’s stance on data protection law made the headlines when its highest court ruled that individuals have …

Mobile applications and non-discrimination laws

09/02/2016 – 11:09 am |

* 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’ …

iCourts posts anniversary issue of working papers on SSRN

02/02/2016 – 12:55 pm |

To celebrate 4 years since its establishment iCourts is pleased to announce this Anniversary Issue, which includes a sample of papers by members of the iCourts academic community available on SSRN.
iCourts’ research focus is on the ever growing role of international courts, their place in a globalizing legal order and their impact on politics and society at large. To understand these crucial and contemporary interplays …

Conference: The European Convention on Human Rights and the Crimes of the Past

01/02/2016 – 2:32 pm |

A one-day conference entitled The European Convention on Human Rights and the Crimes of the Past is organized jointly by the European Court of Human Rights and the European Society for International Law.
The programme includes presentations by judges from the European Court of Human Rights, as well as international law scholars. The conference will take place on Friday 26 February 2016 at the premises of the Court …

CfP: 16th Annual WTO Conference, Geneva, 10-11 June 2016

31/01/2016 – 2:12 pm |

The Annual WTO Conference was originally established in 2000 through a partnership between the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) and the Institute of International Economic Law (IIEL) at the Georgetown University Law Center. The 16th edition of the Conference is organized jointly by BIICL, IIEL, the Graduate Institute, Geneva and the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL). As originally established by University Professor John H. Jackson of …

Reforms of the Individual complaint mechanisms in the UN treaty bodies and the European Court of Human Rights: Symptoms and Prescriptions – Mutual Lessons?

25/01/2016 – 6:59 pm |

The concluding conference of the MultiRights project will take place at the University of Oslo on February 29 and 1 March 2016. The conference will focus on analyzing and comparing the reform processes of the UN treaty bodies and of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) aiming at finding mutual learning experiences.  A particular focus will be given to the following issues:

Procedure of selection …

3rd International Summer School: Learning from the Past: Exploring the Role of Transitional Justice in Rebuilding Trust in a Post-Conflict Society, 20 June – 4 July 2016

22/01/2016 – 10:08 am |

This international summer school is the third summer school organized by the IUS’ International Relations department; this year, in cooperation with the IUS Faculty of Law and the IUS Lifelong Learning Center. The first summer school, titled “Cross Continental – Interethnic Relations for Peace” (CCIRP), and the second summer school, titled “Learning from the past: 20 Years after the Bosnian War – Education for Reconciliation and Lasting …

Did the Financial Crisis Change European Citizenship Law?

20/01/2016 – 12:39 pm |

New article by iCourts assistant professor Urska Sadl and professor Mikael Rask Madsen: “Did the Financial Crisis Change European Citizenship Law? An Analysis of CItizenship Rights Adjudication before and after the Financial Crisis“.
Abstract:
This article analyzes the impact of the 2007-2008 global financial crisis on the adjudication of EU citizenship rights, combining long-term quantitative empirical legal study with qualitative socio-legal analysis. We find …

A ‘Selfie’ from Luxembourg: The Court of Justice and the Fabrication of the Pre-Accession Case-Law Dossiers

20/01/2016 – 9:57 am |

iCourts professor Mikael Rask Madsen and assistant professor Urska Sadl have published a new article.
Abstract:
How does the European Court of Justice view itself? Which cases does it regard as most important? The question has riddled EU scholarship for decades. Due to a basic lack of empirical evidence, which is in part a consequence of secrecy surrounding the Court, no empirically firm answer …

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 …