So, for the first time since Latvia has become a member of the EU on the 1 May 2004 it holds the presidency of the Council of EU. The Presidency starts with several events, including Commissioners visiting Riga: a more complete overview is available here: https://eu2015.lv/
So, what is Latvia concerned with, and wants to act upon? The program for the Latvian Presidency is ambitious and …
* With thanks to Shan Patel of the Utrecht Journal of International and European Law for bringing this to our attention, as a former member of the editorial board of the predecessor of this journal (Merkourios) I’m happy to publish this call for papers.
The Utrecht Journal of International and European Law is issuing a Call for Papers to be published in its 81st edition on ‘General Issues’ …
Temporary positions as visiting scholars at postdoctoral level are available at PluriCourts – Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order, a Centre of Excellence at the Faculty of Law, University of Oslo for 2015 and 2016. The duration of the contracts is from 3 – 12 months. For more information on the Centre please click here.
The candidates …
The 4th annual conference of the Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law (CJICL) will be held at the University of Cambridge on 8 and 9 May 2015.
The conference theme is: Developing Democracy: Conversations on Democratic Governance in International, European and Comparative Law.
Conference highlights include a keynote address by Dame Rosalyn Higgins, DBE, QC, former President of the International Court of Justice.
The call for papers …
13th Jean Monnet Seminar: “EU law and Risk Regulation” 19th-25th April 2015, Inter University Center, Dubrovnik
The Dubrovnik Seminar is organized by the Jean Monnet Chair of European Public Law, University of Zagreb – Faculty of Law. The event entails two parts – lectures by prominent EU law professors and members of the Court of Justice and research presentations by PhD candidates and junior academics.
This year the seminar deals with …
(* With thanks to Dr. Christophe Paulussen, Coordinator of the International Humanitarian and Criminal Law Platform, Asser Institute, The Hague)
The International Humanitarian and Criminal Law Platform, a research platform coordinated by the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, cordially invites you to this conference to assess in detail the Cyber Warfare or Tallinn Manual. This conference, organized in cooperation with the Netherlands Ministry of Defence, the Gerda Henkel Stiftung and …
International Interdisciplinary Conference
Working Group of Young Scholars in Public International Law
The Transnational in International Law
University of Bremen
25 ‒ 27 March 2015
International legal scholarship has since long tried to comprehend the diversification of actors, rules, and authorities in international law. Almost 60 years ago, Philip Jessup, who was later appointed as a judge at the International Court of Justice, developed the idea of a “transnational law”, including “all law …
The Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law will organize a conference on the meaning and the consequences of the rule of law for the UN and its specialized agencies concerning their own actions and activities. The event will take place on 11-12 September 2014. The conference description reads as follows:
“[T]he rule of law applies to […] the United Nations and …
We are saddened to hear that former ICC Judge Hans-Peter Kaul passed away on 21 July 2014. Judge Kaul stepped down from the Court effective 1 July 2014 due to health reasons. A great loss for the ICC and, I dare say, for the international (law) community as a whole.
A Press Release from the ICC can be found here, a German obituary here, and an …
With thanks to Dr Ralph Wilde for bringing this to our attention:
The Human Rights Beyond Borders project seeks to appoint a Research Associate in International Law to provide secondary research assistance to the Principal Investigator, Dr Ralph Wilde, as well as project management support. The successful applicant will be responsible, inter alia, for locating, sifting through, reading and identifying key parts of source materials, the management …
Making Sovereign Financing and Human Rights Work
Edited by Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky and Jernej Letnar Černič
Poor public resource management and the global financial crisis curbing fundamental fiscal space, millions thrown into poverty, and authoritarian regimes running successful criminal campaigns with the help of financial institutions are all phenomena that raise fundamental questions around finance and human rights. They also highlight the urgent need for more systematic …
A new issue of the International Journal of Human Rights is available on Taylor & Francis Online.
Τhe International Journal of Human Rights
Volume 18, Issue 3, 2014
Table of Contents
Published online: 23 June 2014
Climate change, environmental violence and genocide
Published online: 23 June 2014
Subsistence societies, globalisation, climate change and genocide: discourses of vulnerability and resilience
Mark Levenea & Daniele Conversi
Published online: 23 June 2014
* With thanks to Professor Philip Langbroek, Utrecht University School of Law, for bringing this to our attention.
The International Journal for Court Administration is a journal for a world wide audience. It belongs to the International Association for Court Administration, but has an independent editorial board.
Demands of judicial independence and impartiality, and court efficiency and the relation between courts and other state institutions make the …
The Journal of World Investment & Trade (Brill/Nijhoff Publishers) <http://www.brill.com/journal-world-investment-trade> has just published its first double issue under the new editorship of Dr. Stephan W. Schill. Under Dr. Schill’s editorship the Journal also has new Editorial and Editorial Advisory Boards.
The content of this first double issue is freely available on our online platform at the link below.
From 2-4 July 2014, the Institute for Information Law of the University of Amsterdam organizes a conference on the occasion of its 25th anniversary.
This international conference features the Information Influx Young Scholars Award event, a public opening with keynote speech by prof. Yochai Benkler, and two days packed with panels sessions and keynotes addressing the myriad legal challenges facing our information societies.
Check the conference website …
The Interest Group on Migration and Refugee Law of the European Society of International Law, the Centre for Migration Law of the Radboud University Nijmegen and the Amsterdam Center for International Law of the University of Amsterdam are pleased to announce ‘Heading to Europe: Safe Haven or Graveyard?’, a panel discussion on migration by sea in the Mediterranean. The panel discussion will be held on …
TWAIL Cairo 2015 Call for Papers (click to see attachment)
The American University in Cairo
Egypt, 22 – 24 February 2015
The first TWAIL conference in the global South will be held in Cairo from 22 to 24 February 2015. In the context of the ongoing revolutionary processes across the Middle East and North Africa, the thematic focus of the conference is that of the intellectual as a political …
The Salzburg Law School on International Criminal Law, Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law (SLS) welcomes applications for its Sixteenth Summer Session, “International Criminal Law at the First World War Centenary — From Consolidation Towards Confrontation?”, Sunday 3 to Friday 15 August 2014.
The SLS is a two-week summer programme aimed at postgraduate students, young academics and practitioners. This year’s session will scrutinize principles and procedures …
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