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Opportunity to Study Transatlantic Privacy Law in Amsterdam this Summer

12/02/2016 – 10:51 am |

Online activities quite often involve transfers of personal data between the European Union (EU) and the United States (US), for example when using online search, social networks and many mobile apps. Both regions are governed by different rules on the protection of informational privacy and personal data. The EU’s stance on data protection law made the headlines when its highest court ruled that individuals have …

Mobile applications and non-discrimination laws

09/02/2016 – 11:09 am |

* By Sefki Bayram, Generalist Legal adviser at Toynbee Hall, London, and researcher for the Pan-African Development and Advocacy Programme. Studied law (LLB) at the University of Leicester and the University of Oslo. The views in this post are expressed in the author’s personal capacity.
In 2015, 700 Million people owned a smartphone, each with potential access to 1.5 million applications. Amongst the many categories, the ‘dating application’ …

iCourts posts anniversary issue of working papers on SSRN

02/02/2016 – 12:55 pm |

To celebrate 4 years since its establishment iCourts is pleased to announce this Anniversary Issue, which includes a sample of papers by members of the iCourts academic community available on SSRN.
iCourts’ research focus is on the ever growing role of international courts, their place in a globalizing legal order and their impact on politics and society at large. To understand these crucial and contemporary interplays …

Conference: The European Convention on Human Rights and the Crimes of the Past

01/02/2016 – 2:32 pm |

A one-day conference entitled The European Convention on Human Rights and the Crimes of the Past is organized jointly by the European Court of Human Rights and the European Society for International Law.
The programme includes presentations by judges from the European Court of Human Rights, as well as international law scholars. The conference will take place on Friday 26 February 2016 at the premises of the Court …

CfP: 16th Annual WTO Conference, Geneva, 10-11 June 2016

31/01/2016 – 2:12 pm |

The Annual WTO Conference was originally established in 2000 through a partnership between the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) and the Institute of International Economic Law (IIEL) at the Georgetown University Law Center. The 16th edition of the Conference is organized jointly by BIICL, IIEL, the Graduate Institute, Geneva and the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL). As originally established by University Professor John H. Jackson of …

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

25/01/2016 – 6:59 pm |

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 …

3rd International Summer School: Learning from the Past: Exploring the Role of Transitional Justice in Rebuilding Trust in a Post-Conflict Society, 20 June – 4 July 2016

22/01/2016 – 10:08 am |

This international summer school is the third summer school organized by the IUS’ International Relations department; this year, in cooperation with the IUS Faculty of Law and the IUS Lifelong Learning Center. The first summer school, titled “Cross Continental – Interethnic Relations for Peace” (CCIRP), and the second summer school, titled “Learning from the past: 20 Years after the Bosnian War – Education for Reconciliation and Lasting …

Did the Financial Crisis Change European Citizenship Law?

20/01/2016 – 12:39 pm |

New article by iCourts assistant professor Urska Sadl and professor Mikael Rask Madsen: “Did the Financial Crisis Change European Citizenship Law? An Analysis of CItizenship Rights Adjudication before and after the Financial Crisis“.
This article analyzes the impact of the 2007-2008 global financial crisis on the adjudication of EU citizenship rights, combining long-term quantitative empirical legal study with qualitative socio-legal analysis. We find …

A ‘Selfie’ from Luxembourg: The Court of Justice and the Fabrication of the Pre-Accession Case-Law Dossiers

20/01/2016 – 9:57 am |

iCourts professor Mikael Rask Madsen and assistant professor Urska Sadl have published a new article.
How does the European Court of Justice view itself? Which cases does it regard as most important? The question has riddled EU scholarship for decades. Due to a basic lack of empirical evidence, which is in part a consequence of secrecy surrounding the Court, no empirically firm answer …

Kosovo’s membership in the Permanent Court of Arbitration through the 1907 Convention

14/01/2016 – 9:55 am | 4 Comments

Membership to the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) is open to all States by ratification of the 1899 or the 1907 Convention for the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes. On 6 November 2015 Kosovo sent a letter to the Netherlands, notifying it about its intention to join the 1907 Convention establishing the PCA. In accordance with its Article 95, the 1907 Convention entered into force …

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: . 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 …