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 …
The International Law Observer is proud to welcome Professor Jody M. Prescott as an author on the website. Jody M. Prescott is a Senior Fellow, West Point Center for the Rule of Law, and an adjunct professor in the University of Vermont’s political science department. He served as an active duty U.S. Army judge advocate for 25 years, and his last operational tour was as …
The following is a guest post by Bruno Hardy, research assistant at the Center for the Philosophy of Law, Université Catholique de Louvain, and Editorial Assistant, European Journal of Human Rights.
The European Journal of Human Rights was launched in early 2013 as a response to the new pathways through which human rights evolve. While international treaties and new laws continue to matter, the development of …
The Arctic region has gained increased public, political, commercial and academic interest over the last decade. High-energy prices and technological advances have made it possible, if not yet commercially attractive, to exploit petroleum resources in the area. Climate change and the retraction of the polar ice have opened new sea transportation routes, considerably shortening the distance from Europe and North America to parts of Asia. …
The University of Amsterdam’s Institute for Information Law will be holding its second annual Summer Course on Privacy Law and Policy from July 7-11, 2014. The course will focus on privacy law and policy related to the Internet, electronic communications and online and social media. It will feature a faculty of leading experts from the EU and the US who will explore the recent developments …
Proportionality in International Law (OUP)
Michael Newton and Larry May
Details can be found here. The book is also available in Ebook format.
The first comprehensive treatment of proportionality to combine abstract philosophical and legal analysis with highly emotive contemporary combat cases
Discusses how proportionality applies to the history of the Just War tradition, and emerging human rights issues
Offers a unique interdisciplinary approach to solving the difficult problem of …
The following article entitled “Iraq, detainee abuse, and the danger of humanitarian double standards” authored by Geoffrey S. Corn was first published on OUPblog, Oxford University Press’s Academic Insights for the Thinking World and is reproduced here with the kind permission of OUP. The original article is available here: http://blog.oup.com/2014/03/iraq-detainee-abuse-humanitarian-double-standards-pil/.
Eleven years ago this month the US-led military coalition crossed the ‘line of departure’ from Kuwait …
This week’s international law-related video is a conversation between Professors Georg Nolte, member of the International Law Commission, and José E. Alvarez, NYU, on the subject of “The Responsibility of International Organizations and the International Law Commission”. The following is the description of the conversation provided by the NYU School of Law Youtube channel:
The responsibility of international organizations has been an important concern of the …
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