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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 …

iCourts and PluriCourts PhD Summer School on International Law: Courts and Contexts, 26 June – 30 June 2017

15/02/2017 – 12:19 pm | Comments Off on iCourts and PluriCourts PhD Summer School on International Law: Courts and Contexts, 26 June – 30 June 2017

Context
The Centre of Excellence for International Courts (iCourts) and PluriCourts (Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order) are hosting a high-level summer school for PhD students working on international courts in their social and political context. We particularly welcome students who are writing up a PhD thesis that involves a strong focus on methodology.
 The set-up
The iCourts/PluriCourts …

Call for Papers:  Utrecht Journal of International and European Law – General Issue 2017

07/02/2017 – 5:14 pm | Comments Off on Call for Papers:  Utrecht Journal of International and European Law – General Issue 2017

The Utrecht Journal of International and European Law has issued a Call for Papers to be published in its 85th edition in the summer  of 2017 on ‘General Issues’ within international and European law. Read the full announcement of this call here.
The Board of Editors invites submissions addressing any aspect of international and European law; topics may include, but are not limited to, European Union law, International and European …

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 …

Tanja Altunjan and Aziz Epik: The International Criminal Court in Crisis?

17/01/2017 – 1:48 pm | 2 Comments

By Tanja Altunjan and Dr. Aziz Epik
Tanja Altunjan is a Research Fellow and Dr. Aziz Epik is a Senior Research Fellow to the Chair for German and International Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Modern Legal History, Prof. Gerhard Werle, Humboldt-University, Berlin.
70 years after the International Military Tribunal passed its Nuremberg judgment, the International Criminal Court (ICC) – the first permanent institution for the prosecution of …

Applications for the European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA) 2017/2018

17/01/2017 – 10:50 am | Comments Off on Applications for the European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA) 2017/2018

The European Interuniversity Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC http://www.eiuc.org) and 41 participating universities <http://eiuc.org/education/ema/universities/universities-and-directors.html>  from all member states of the European Union are proud to present to you the European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA) 2017/2018.
E.MA is an intensive one-year course aimed at educating up to 100 professionals annually in the field of human rights and democratisation. The Master’s Degree …

Call for Papers: 6th ASIANSIL BIENNIAL CONFERENCE (SEOUL, KOREA)

16/01/2017 – 2:08 pm | One Comment

The 6th Biennial Conference of the Asian Society of International Law will take place in Seoul, Korea, from Friday 25 to Saturday 26 August 2017.
The conference will be hosted by the Korean Chapter of the Asian Society of International Law, together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea.
The theme of the conference is “Asia and International Law in Times of Uncertainty”.
The …

ESIL Interest Group on Peace and Security Call for Papers, deadline 16 January

11/01/2017 – 10:44 am | Comments Off on ESIL Interest Group on Peace and Security Call for Papers, deadline 16 January

The ESIL Interest Group on Peace and Security will submit a proposal for a panel during the 13th ESIL Annual Conference in Naples (7 – 9 September 2017). The ESIL IGPS proposal fits perfectly into the overall thematic setting of the conference in Naples (‘Global Public Goods, Global Commons and Fundamental Values: The Responses Of International Law’), by focusing in an innovative way on the …

A list of human rights textbooks: From 2014 onwards

22/12/2016 – 3:12 pm | Comments Off on A list of human rights textbooks: From 2014 onwards

 * By Henriette (Jet) Jakobien Liesker, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo
Here below follows a detailed list of human rights textbooks published since 2014. If you want to bring to the attention of our readers more titles (preferably not older than 5 years), please do it through the comments section.
2014
Kanstantsin Dzehtsiarou et al, Human Rights Law in Europe; The Influence, Overlaps and Contradictions of …

IntLawGrrls! 10th Birthday Conference, 3 March 2017, Dean Rusk International Law Center of the University of Georgia School of Law

14/12/2016 – 8:15 am | Comments Off on IntLawGrrls! 10th Birthday Conference, 3 March 2017, Dean Rusk International Law Center of the University of Georgia School of Law

The blog IntLawGrrls: voices on international law, policy, practice, will celebrate its first decade with “IntLawGrrls! 10th Birthday Conference” <http://law.uga.edu/intlawgrrls2016>  on Friday, March 3, 2017. The daylong event will be held at the Dean Rusk International Law Center of the University of Georgia School of Law, which is hosting as part of its Georgia Women in Law Lead initiative.
Organizers Diane Marie Amann, Beth Van Schaack, …

ICTY Call for Papers for the June 2017 Legacy Conference

08/12/2016 – 3:46 pm | Comments Off on ICTY Call for Papers for the June 2017 Legacy Conference

As part of its “ICTY Legacy Dialogues” events, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (“ICTY”) is organising in the week of 19 June 2017 a conference on the legacy of the ICTY in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina. We invite your participation.

With the ICTY’s closure scheduled for 31 December 2017, the conference aims to enable others to build on the achievements of the ICTY …

The legal legacy after the Khmer Rouge

02/12/2016 – 9:15 am | Comments Off on The legal legacy after the Khmer Rouge

by Mikkel Jarle Christensen, associate professor in law at iCourts, and Astrid Kjeldgaard-Pedersen, assistant professor in international law, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen
More than 1.7 million Cambodians perished during the Khmer Rouge’s attempt to create the perfect communist society between 1975 and 1979. On 23 November 2016, the Appeals Chamber of a special court in Phnom Penh delivered the final verdict in the case …

Call for Papers: ESIL Annual Conference, Naples, 7-9 September 2017

23/11/2016 – 5:57 pm | Comments Off on Call for Papers: ESIL Annual Conference, Naples, 7-9 September 2017

The 13th Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law will take place in Naples, Italy, on 7-9 September 2017. The conference will be hosted by the University of Naples Federico II, the oldest public university in the world.
The theme of the conference is “Global Public Goods, Global Commons and Fundamental Values: The Responses of International Law”. The Call for Papers is now open.
Deadline …

Alain Zysset, The ECHR and Human Rights Theory: Reconciling the Moral and the Political Conceptions (London: Routledge, 2016)

22/11/2016 – 6:15 pm | Comments Off on Alain Zysset, The ECHR and Human Rights Theory: Reconciling the Moral and the Political Conceptions (London: Routledge, 2016)

The book is addressed to two different and traditionally separated audiences, normative human rights theory on the one hand and European human rights law on the other. The book responds to the current state of the literature in those two fields. First, it is addressed to normative human rights theorists in testing the two overarching theoretical approaches to the foundations of human rights that pervade …

ADC-ICTY Annual Conference ‘Quo Vadis, International Criminal Law?’, 3 December, The Hague

15/11/2016 – 5:55 pm | Comments Off on ADC-ICTY Annual Conference ‘Quo Vadis, International Criminal Law?’, 3 December, The Hague

The ADC-ICTY will be holding its Annual Conference on 3 December in The Hague.
The title of the conference is: ‘Quo Vadis, International Criminal Law? Current Challenges of Implementing International Humanitarian Law and International Criminal Law‘.
The topics of the Conference panels are:
– Positive Complementarity – National Jurisdictions and Effective Sanctions
– Transitional Justice: Experience of implementing ICL and IHL in Ukraine
– Relocated Justice: The Kosovo Specialist Chambers
– …

New Article: Global Actors: Networks, Elites, and Institutions

01/11/2016 – 11:14 am | Comments Off on New Article: Global Actors: Networks, Elites, and Institutions

Professor Mikael Rask Madsen and Associate Professor Mikkel Jarle Christensen, both from iCourts in Copenhagen have published a new article: “Global Actors: Networks, Elites, and Institutions”. The article draws mainly on examples from human rights and international criminal law to investigate who, precisely, we speak about when referring to global actors.
The full article can be accessed here.
Abstract:
Over the past several decades scholars have intensively debated …

New issue of the Oslo Law Review

27/10/2016 – 5:29 pm | Comments Off on New issue of the Oslo Law Review

A new issue of the Oslo Law Review has been published, with articles written by Euripides Rizos, Dina Townsend and Tone Wærstad.
Full text versions of the articles can be found on the journal’s webpage: www.jus.uio.no/oslaw.
Some details about the authors and the articles:

Euripides Rizos (Lecturer, European University Cyprus), “The Consumer’s Right of Withdrawal in case of Payment with Bitcoins“.
Dina Townsend (Doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Public and …