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London Centre of International Law Practice major conference on Energy Arbitration and Dispute Resolution in the Middle East and Africa, 7th – 8th March 2016

12/01/2016 – 12:06 pm |

The London Centre of International Law Practice is organising a major conference on Energy Arbitration and Dispute Resolution in the Middle East and Africa. The Conference will take place on 7th – 8th March 2016, and will be followed by a day of workshops, on 9th March 2016. The event is directed by Brandon Malone, one of LCILP’s highly regarded experts and supported by major …

Elinor Fry, The Contours of International Prosecutions: As Defined by Facts, Charges, and Jurisdiction (Eleven International Publishing, 2016)

12/01/2016 – 9:00 am |

* By Dr. Elinor Fry
Dr. Elinor Fry is an Assistant Professor at the VU University Amsterdam Faculty of Law, where she is also the Deputy Director of the Center for International Criminal Justice. She holds an LL.M in International Human Rights Law and Criminal Justice (Utrecht University, summa cum laude), an LL.M in Information Law (University of Amsterdam), and an LL.B (University of Amsterdam). Before joining …

New issue of the European Journal of Legal Studies (EJLS) published

11/01/2016 – 4:16 pm |

The new issue of the European Journal of Legal Studies (EJLS) has gone online: http://ejls.eu/issue/19/ . As always, the contributions are stimulating and thought-provoking. The topics tackled range from EU migration and internal market law, to Critical Race Theory, to the judicial dialogue between the CJEU and the ICJ and the social accountability of central banks. We would particularly like to draw your attention to …

ESIL ICTIG – ASIL ICTIG CfP: “Regional Approaches to International Adjudication”

09/01/2016 – 4:20 pm |

We wish to announce a call for papers for the second joint meeting of ASIL Interest Group on International Courts and Tribunals (ASIL ICTIG) and ESIL Interest Group on International Courts (ESIL ICTIG). The joint meeting will take place in Washington, D.C. during ASIL’s annual meeting (30 March-3 April 2016). Exact time and date are still being determined, however, we wish to share that three …

PluriCourts Call for Papers: “Adjudicating International Trade and Investment Disputes: Between Interaction and Isolation”

08/01/2016 – 9:58 am |

The Trade and Investment Forum research group at PluriCourts is hosting a conference in Oslo, 25 – 26 August 2016. The theme of the Conference is “Adjudicating International Trade and Investment Disputes: Between Interaction and Isolation”.
This conference aims to focus on the relationship, interactions and comparisons between the international trade and investment regimes in the context of adjudication of disputes. The conference will welcome research …

Call for Papers: Utrecht Journal of International and European Law

04/01/2016 – 2:20 pm |

The Utrecht Journal of International and European Law will publish its next summer issue on ‘General Issues in International and European Law‘.
More information is available at CFP General Issue 2016.
Please note that the deadline for submissions is 18 April 2016!

The New Sociology of International Courts

19/12/2015 – 9:48 pm |

In the current ESIL reflection, Mikael Rask Madsen outlines a new research agenda for the study of international courts that takes seriously that courts are societal institutions and not merely instruments of law and politics.
Abstract: Recent years have seen a growth in interdisciplinary studies of international law (IL). Some even argue that IL and International Relations (IR) “cohabit the same conceptual space,” and that “they …

CfP: CJICL 5th Annual Conference, “Public and Private Power”, University of Cambridge, 8-9 April 2016

09/12/2015 – 2:23 pm |

Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law, 5th Annual Conference, “Public and Private Power”
University of Cambridge, 8-9 April 2016
The editors of the Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law (CJICL) welcome submissions for the CJICL 5th Annual Conference to be held at the University of Cambridge on 8-9 April 2016. Accepted papers will be considered for publication in a special issue of the Cambridge Journal of International …

Reminder: ADC-ICTY Annual Conference, “The Situation of Defence Counsel at International Criminal Courts and Tribunals”, 5 December

25/11/2015 – 4:01 pm |

The ADC-ICTY will host its annual conference, entitled “The Situation of Defence Counsel at International Criminal Courts and Tribunals”, in The Hague, at the Bel Air Hotel on 5 December from 9:00 to 17:30.
Registration is open until 30 November. 
This one-day conference will feature four distinguished panels on various topics in relation to the role and importance of the Defence.
The keynote speech, entitled “No Justice without …

Conference on Energy Arbitration and Dispute Resolution in the Middle East and Africa, 7-8 March 2016, London

23/11/2015 – 10:42 am |

The Conference on Energy Arbitration and Dispute Resolution in the Middle East and Africa, to be held on 7-8 March 2016, followed by a one-day workshop on 9 March 2016, is being organised by the London Centre for International Law Practice through its Centre for International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, and Centre for International Energy and National Resources Law and Security.
The conference addresses the challenges in the …

PluriCourts Guest Researchers – Focus on the Environment and the International Judiciary

23/11/2015 – 10:13 am |

PluriCourts invite researchers in the field of law, political science, and philosophy with a focus on the environment and the international judiciary to apply for visiting research fellowship.  The positions as guest researchers can vary between 3 to 12 months. We encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible and will prioritize applications for the academic year 2016.
PluriCourts allocate financial support to selected researchers with …

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

23/11/2015 – 10:08 am |

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 …

CfP: 14th Annual Colloquium of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, Oslo, 20-25 June 2016

17/11/2015 – 3:34 pm |

14th Annual Colloquium of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, Oslo, 2016
The Environment in Court: Environmental protection in national and international courts, tribunals, and compliance mechanisms
Call for Abstracts
PluriCourts, Center of Excellence for the Study of the Legitimacy of International Courts and Tribunals at the University of Oslo, will host the 14th Annual Colloquium of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, 20-25 June 2016 (http://iucnael2016.no).
We are currently …

Reading the Report of the African Union Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan (AUCISS)

05/11/2015 – 7:47 am |

By Solomon A Dersso (Commissioner at the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights. Dr. Dersso is a legal scholar and analyst of African Affairs).
Cross-posted from the author’s blog.
 Introduction
Finally, 10 months after AUCISS completed its investigations and seven months after it initially tabled one of its reports, the time has arrived to make the AUCISS report public. At a summit level meeting held in New York on …

Program: The International Law and Domestic Policies Conference, 30-31 October 2015, Turgut Ozal University, Ankara

29/10/2015 – 5:23 pm |

INTERNATIONAL LAW AND DOMESTIC POLICIES CONFERENCE
30-31 October 2015, Turgut Ozal University, Ankara
* The International Law and Domestic Policies Conference is organized by Turgut Ozal University School of Law in Ankara in partnership with Association for Canadian Studies, Intercultural Dialogue Institute, Canadian Council for International Law, and Center for Global and Regional Studies (CEGRES)
30 October 2015
9:00-10:00 Registration
10:00-11:00 Opening session
Prof. Dr. Abdulkadir Sengun, Rector of Turgut Ozal …

Workshop: Global Constitutionalism without Global Democracy EUI, Florence, 14-15 January 2016

26/10/2015 – 6:07 pm |

* Sponsored by “Democracy as Idea and Practice Programme”, University of Oslo
International law is undergoing several profound transformations. New sectors develop as with the consolidation of the regime of Investment Arbitration or with the advancement of already existing areas as with the WTO. At the same time, claims about the “judicialization” of international law and processes   of   “global   constitution”   call   for   more   precise   definitions   of   terms  …

INTERPOL: reckless arrogance or simply naïve? (Part II)

14/10/2015 – 6:01 pm |

* By Stephen Bailey
* I am grateful to Dr Rutsel Silvestre J Martha (former General Counsel and Director of Legal Affairs of INTERPOL) for his helpful comments.
The first part of this blog post argued that INTERPOL’s deficient remedial procedures give rise to human rights violations. In particular, it was argued that an individual who is subject to a Red Notice is not afforded a fair …

INTERPOL: reckless arrogance or simply naïve? (Part I)

13/10/2015 – 9:48 am |

* [The ILO blog will be hosting a post in two parts, written by Stephen Bailey. Stephen has taught law at the universities of Cambridge and Edinburgh. He has been involved in cases before the Permanent Court of Arbitration and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. His recent and forthcoming publications address questions of public international law, international criminal law, UK public law, and …