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iCourts lanches new database on international courts

05/04/2016 – 1:58 pm | Comments Off on iCourts lanches new database on international courts

Today the Centre of Excellence for International Courts (iCourts) embedded in the Faculty of law, University of Copenhagen, lauched a new and original database on international courts.
The database makes the judgments of international courts easily accessible to researchers and can be accessed at www.icourts.dk.
The database currently makes two datasets available on the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). In …

CfP: ‘International Law and a Dynamic Asia’, Asian Society of International Law Regional Conference, Ha Noi, 14-15 June 2016

03/04/2016 – 11:48 am | One Comment

Asian Society of International Law Regional Conference
‘International Law and a Dynamic Asia’
Ha Noi, 14-15 June 2016 
The 2016 Regional Conference of the Asian Society of International Law will take place in Ha Noi, Viet Nam, hosted by the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam. The Conference will consist of plenary sessions and a number of agorae. In addition, the Conference will feature two special agorae on the …

Tribunal convicts Radovan Karadžić for crimes in Bosnia and Herzegovina and sentences him to 40 years imprisonment

27/03/2016 – 5:36 pm | Comments Off on Tribunal convicts Radovan Karadžić for crimes in Bosnia and Herzegovina and sentences him to 40 years imprisonment

* Post based entirely on the ICTY Press Release, 24 March 2016. An analysis of the main factual and legal findings of this case will follow in early April.
For more information on the case visit the following links:
Radovan Karadžić Case – Key information & Timeline
Judgment Summary
Judgment, four volumes compiled
Trial Chamber III of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) today convicted Radovan Karadžić, former President …

iCourts working paper no. 50 published

21/03/2016 – 2:32 pm | Comments Off on iCourts working paper no. 50 published

The Centre of Excellence for International Courts (iCourts) has published its 50th working paper.
You can access all 50 working papers here.
Working paper number 50: “EU Law Classics in the Making: Methodological Notes on Grands Arrêts at the European Court of Justice” was written by professor Antoine Vauchez of Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and permanent visiting professor to iCourts. The abstract reads:
To a large extent, EU …

Reminder: Call for Papers on ‘General Issues in International and European Law’

15/03/2016 – 8:06 am | Comments Off on Reminder: Call for Papers on ‘General Issues in International and European Law’

The Utrecht Journal of International and European Law is issuing a Call for Papers to be published in its 83rd edition in summer 2016 on ‘General Issues’ within International and European law.
The Board of Editors invites submissions addressing any aspect of International and European law; topics may include, but are not limited to, European Union law, International and European
Human Rights Law, International and European Criminal Law, Transnational …

CfP: The International Law of Military Operations: Mapping the Field, 21–23 June 2016, Exeter, United Kingdom

09/03/2016 – 12:33 pm | Comments Off on CfP: The International Law of Military Operations: Mapping the Field, 21–23 June 2016, Exeter, United Kingdom

Conference Theme
Military deployments in the territory of other States are subject to a diverse range of rules under international law. In recent years, it has become increasingly common to refer to these rules as ‘operations law’ or the ‘international law of military operations’.
Despite the growing popularity of the term, its meaning and utility remain uncertain. The rules of international law governing military operations are complex …

“The Variable Authority of International Courts:” New special issue of Law and Contemporary Problems

07/03/2016 – 12:51 pm | Comments Off on “The Variable Authority of International Courts:” New special issue of Law and Contemporary Problems

“The Variable Authority of International Courts” is the result of a collective endeavour to contribute original and multidisciplinary perspectives on the proliferation and impact of international courts. The volume features articles from widely recognized as well as up-and-coming scholars of internationational courts.
All articles in the special issue can be accessed directly here
The special issue of Law and Contemporary Problems (vol. 79, no. 1, 2016) was …

Call for Papers for the John Westlake Prize

24/02/2016 – 4:49 pm | Comments Off on Call for Papers for the John Westlake Prize

This Call for Papers concerns the John Westlake Prize, instituted by the late James B. Scott. All papers relating to the topic on ‘Dispute Settlement before International Courts and Tribunals’ can be submitted to the Institute of International Law until the 31st of December 2016.
Additional information regarding the Prize Regulation can be found on http://justitiaetpace.org/scott.php?lang=eng

CfP: “The Rule of Law in Areas of Limited Statehood: Internal and International Dilemmas”, 27-28 June 2016 and 29-30 September 2016

23/02/2016 – 3:04 pm | Comments Off on CfP: “The Rule of Law in Areas of Limited Statehood: Internal and International Dilemmas”, 27-28 June 2016 and 29-30 September 2016

The Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, the Lauder School of Governance, Diplomacy and Strategy, IDC (Herzliya), and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung are pleased to announce a call for papers for two workshops on “The Rule of Law in Areas of Limited Statehood: Internal and International Dilemmas”. The workshops will take place in Herzliya (Israel) on 27-28 June 2016 and Leuven (Belgium) on 29-30 September 2016.
Areas …

Professor (or Associate Professor) in Legal Theory/Political Philosophy at PluriCourts

19/02/2016 – 11:18 am | Comments Off on Professor (or Associate Professor) in Legal Theory/Political Philosophy at PluriCourts

Professor (or Associate Professor) in Legal Theory/Political Philosophy
A position as professor (or associate professor) in Legal Theory/Political Philosophy is announced at PluriCourts. The application deadline is 1 April.
Job Description
A position as professor (or associate professor) is announced at PluriCourts, a Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order. PluriCourts is a multidisciplinary Centre of Excellence at the Department …

Professor (or Associate Professor) in International Economic Law at PluriCourts

19/02/2016 – 11:16 am | Comments Off on Professor (or Associate Professor) in International Economic Law at PluriCourts

Professor (or Associate Professor) in International Economic Law
A position as professor (or associate professor) in International Economic Law is announced at PluriCourts. The application deadline is 1 April.
Job Description
A position as professor (or associate professor) is announced at PluriCourts, a Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order. PluriCourts is a multidisciplinary Centre of Excellence at the Department …

Three Postdoctoral Fellowships on the Legitimacy of International Courts and Tribunals (PluriCourts)

19/02/2016 – 11:10 am | Comments Off on Three Postdoctoral Fellowships on the Legitimacy of International Courts and Tribunals (PluriCourts)

Postdoctoral Fellowships on the Legitimacy of International Courts and Tribunals
PluriCourts announces up to three 3-year positions as postdoctoral research fellow studying international courts and tribunals in the following fields: human rights, trade, international criminal law or the environment. Deadline: 21 March 2016.
Job Description
Up to three 3 year postdoctoral fellowships are available at PluriCourts, a Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the …

CFP: Courts and Public Reason in Global Public Law

12/02/2016 – 3:38 pm | Comments Off on CFP: Courts and Public Reason in Global Public Law

Workshop themes
Public reason has been one of the most discussed and controversial ideas in political philosophy ever since Rawls introduced his political liberal ideal of public reason in the mid-1990s. Legal scholars, too, are arguing about the merits and problems of conceiving constitutional courts as a place where the justification of public acts are assessed in terms of constitutionally embedded public reason. More recently international …

Academy of European Law summer courses in Human Rights Law and the Law of the European Union

12/02/2016 – 11:13 am | Comments Off on Academy of European Law summer courses in Human Rights Law and the Law of the European Union

The Academy of European Law (AEL) holds two summer courses each year, on Human Rights Law and the Law of the European Union.  The Academy’s Summer Courses are renowned for their innovative and cutting-edge topics, combined with the highest standards of academic content presented by leading scholars and thinkers. Each year the courses attract highly qualified participants from all around the world and the mix …

Opportunity to Study Transatlantic Privacy Law in Amsterdam this Summer

12/02/2016 – 10:51 am | Comments Off on Opportunity to Study Transatlantic Privacy Law in Amsterdam this Summer

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 | Comments Off on Mobile applications and non-discrimination laws

* 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 | Comments Off on iCourts posts anniversary issue of working papers on SSRN

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

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 …