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PluriCourts workshop on ‘The political and legal theory of international courts and tribunals’, Oslo, June 18-19, 2018

17/09/2017 – 2:57 pm | Comments Off on PluriCourts workshop on ‘The political and legal theory of international courts and tribunals’, Oslo, June 18-19, 2018

PluriCourts invites to a workshop on The political and legal theory of international courts and tribunals, to take place in Oslo on June 18-19, 2018.
We welcome papers that address one or more such International Courts (ICs), on such themes as:

The appropriate legitimacy standards for ICs from the perspectives of history of ideas and/or contemporary legal and political theory, such as human rights, transparency, or rule …

Judicial Deference Allows European Consensus to Emerge

30/08/2017 – 2:50 pm | Comments Off on Judicial Deference Allows European Consensus to Emerge

Shai Dothan, associate professor in iCourts, has published a new article entitled: Judicial Deference Allows European Consensus to Emerge. The article is a heavily updated version of a previous working paper that is also forthcoming in Chicago Journal of International Law.
Abstract:
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) searches for human rights policies that are adopted by the majority of the countries in Europe. Using a doctrine known …

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 …

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 …

Rebalancing European Human Rights: Has the Brighton Declaration Engendered a New Deal on Human Rights in Europe?

27/06/2017 – 4:30 pm | Comments Off on Rebalancing European Human Rights: Has the Brighton Declaration Engendered a New Deal on Human Rights in Europe?

Celebrating iCourts working paper number 100, the series just published professor Mikael Rask Madsen article Rebalancing European Human Rights: Has the Brighton Declaration Engendered a New Deal on Human Rights in Europe? The article is also forthcoming in Journal of International Dispute Settlement.
Here is the abstract:
Has the Brighton Declaration produced a New Deal on European human rights in terms of engendering a new and more central …

David Nersessian, International Human Rights Litigation: A Guide for Judges 1-178 (Federal Judicial Center 2016)

27/06/2017 – 4:20 pm | Comments Off on David Nersessian, International Human Rights Litigation: A Guide for Judges 1-178 (Federal Judicial Center 2016)

The US Federal Judicial Center recently published International Human Rights Litigation: A Guide for Judges.  This Guide was written to assist federal judges in managing and resolving federal cases involving international human rights claims, and it provides a comprehensive analysis of all substantive and procedural issues involved.
A detailed analysis is provided on the Alien Tort Statute, Torture Victim Protection Act, and other federal statutes.  The …

CfP European Journal of Legal Studies (EJLS): “60 Years of European Integration: Reflections from Young Legal Scholars”, 16 November 2017, EUI, Florence, Italy

26/06/2017 – 11:51 am | Comments Off on CfP European Journal of Legal Studies (EJLS): “60 Years of European Integration: Reflections from Young Legal Scholars”, 16 November 2017, EUI, Florence, Italy

The European Journal of Legal Studies (EJLS) and the Academy of European Law are delighted to invite submissions for the EJLS 10th anniversary conference to be held on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy.
Sixty years after the Treaty of Rome and twenty-five years after the Treaty of Maastricht being signed, the European Union is at a crossroads. A …

International Criminal Law and International Criminal Procedural Law Textbooks: From 2010 Onwards

06/06/2017 – 3:58 pm | Comments Off on International Criminal Law and International Criminal Procedural Law Textbooks: From 2010 Onwards

* Compiled by Henriette (Jet) Jakobien Liesker, Research Assistant, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo.
 The list of textbooks on International Criminal Law and International Criminal Procedural Law (from 2010 onwards), together with the list of textbooks on Public International Law (from 2012 onwards), International Human Rights Law (from 2014 onwards), and International Humanitarian Law (from 2011 onwards) are meant to help international law …

Public International Law Textbooks: From 2012 Onwards

31/05/2017 – 11:37 am | Comments Off on Public International Law Textbooks: From 2012 Onwards

* Prepared by Henriette (Jet) Jakobien Liesker, Research Assistant, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo.
2012
Gideon Boas, Public International Law: Contemporary Principles and Perspectives, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2012.
Public International Law offers a comprehensive understanding of international law as well as a fresh and highly accessible approach. While explaining the theory and development of international law, this work also examines how it functions in practice. Case …

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, …

New article: Between Universalism and Regional Law and Politics: A Comparative History of the American, European and African Human Rights Systems

29/05/2017 – 1:35 pm | Comments Off on New article: Between Universalism and Regional Law and Politics: A Comparative History of the American, European and African Human Rights Systems

Alexandra Valeria Huneeus, Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School and Mikael Rask Madsen, Professor and iCourts Principal Investigator, have published a new article: Between Universalism and Regional Law and Politics: A Comparative History of the American, European and African Human Rights Systems.
Here is the abstract:
Regional human rights have been heralded as one of the greatest innovations of international law of the 20th century. …

International Humanitarian Law textbooks: From 2011 onwards

26/05/2017 – 11:32 am | Comments Off on International Humanitarian Law textbooks: From 2011 onwards

* Prepared by Henriette (Jet) Jakobien Liesker, Research Assistant, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo.
This is a list of IHL textbooks published since 2011 onwards, which can be of use to IHL teachers looking for teaching resources for their courses. A lot of materials are available for free from the ICRC website at ‘Learning and Teaching IHL‘, ‘How Does Law Protect in War‘, and …

Oxford University Press launches the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law

21/05/2017 – 1:00 pm | Comments Off on Oxford University Press launches the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law

Oxford University Press has recently launched the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law (MPECCoL), a new addition to the Oxford Constitutional Law family.

Developed for use by constitutional lawyers, academics, and students;
Provides comprehensive analysis of constitutional law topics in a comparative context;
Linked to the constitutional texts so users can verify accuracy of commentary;
Built with accessibility in mind, with browsing by subject matter and simple search …

International Courts Improve Public Deliberation

16/05/2017 – 12:55 pm | Comments Off on International Courts Improve Public Deliberation

Shai Dothan, associate professor in iCourts, has published a new paper.
Here is the abstract:
Public deliberation is essential for democracy to flourish. Taking decisions away from elected bodies and transferring them to courts seems to diminish deliberation. The damage appears even greater when decisions are taken away from domestic bodies and given to international courts—organizations considered to be completely independent from the public. But this view …

Postdoctoral position available in SMART – SMART – NB. Deadline 22 May

16/05/2017 – 9:50 am | Comments Off on Postdoctoral position available in SMART – SMART – NB. Deadline 22 May

A position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow is available for two years to undertake research as part of SMART. While the application must be submitted via the official call, more detailed information about the ongoing and planned work in SMART is given here, as important background for the potential applicants.

Ongoing and planned research in SMART
SMART intends to significantly advance the understanding of how policies and regulations …

Social Networks and the Enforcement of International Law

02/05/2017 – 2:15 pm | Comments Off on Social Networks and the Enforcement of International Law

Shai Dothan, associate professor in iCourts, has published a new paper on Social Networks and the Enforcement of International Law.
Here is the abstract:
Social Network Analysis has a growing influence on legal scholarship. By investigating social connections between individuals or institutions, hypotheses about their behavior can be raised and tested. One of the key debates in Social Network Analysis is whether interactions within the network can …

Leiden Summer School: ‘International Humanitarian Law in Theory and Practice’

28/04/2017 – 2:03 pm | Comments Off on Leiden Summer School: ‘International Humanitarian Law in Theory and Practice’

From 9 to 15 July 2017, the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies at Leiden University and its Kalshoven-Gieskes Forum on International Humanitarian Law will host their second IHL Summer School in The Hague, in close cooperation with the Netherlands Red Cross. This unique programme aims to give a broad overview of the laws of armed conflict and gives opportunities to test the acquisition of knowledge through …