Upcoming Events: July 8, 2012

Upcoming Events: July 8, 2012

Conferences & events

  • On Wednesday July 11, the Brookings Institution is organizing Translating Human Rights into Practice: A Conversation on the United Nations Human Rights Council in the Saul/Zilkha Rooms, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC. For more information and registration, please click here.
  • On July 18, the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at American University, Washington College of Law, is organizing a webinar on the human rights implications of key decisions by the US Supreme Court in its 2012 term. To register your interest, please RSVP here.
  • The International Court for the Environment Coalition will be introduced at a reception at 6.00 pm on Thursday 19th July at the World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy, 708 Third Avenue, 24th Floor, New York City. The ICE Coalition has grown out of the recognition that the most serious environmental problems extend across international boundaries, and that current international laws and institutions are unable to deal with them effectively. This gap in international environmental governance is a major contributor to the continued worsening of environmental challenges facing the global community. The main speakers at the event will be Stephen Hockman QC, former President of the United Kingdom Bar Council and founder of the Coalition, which is spearheading the international campaign to create an International Court for the Environment, and Murray Carroll, researcher with the Global Environmental Governance Project and graduate student at Harvard University.  You can RSVP here.
  • The ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security is sponsoring a series of programmes during the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago in early August.
    • August 2: “Nuremberg Revisited: Its Lessons for Today”, moderated by Daniel B. Rodriguez.
    • August 3: “Cybersecurity: the Legal Puzzle”, moderated by Harvey Rishikof
    • August 4: “Critical Issues in National Security Law Over the Past 50 Years: Past, Present and Future”, moderated by James McPherson.
    • August 4: “The Renewed Trials by Military Commissions Under the Obama Administration: An Historical Perspective”, moderated by Major General (ret.) John Attenburg.

Calls for Papers

  • Undergraduate and postgraduate students have one more week to send in papers of maximum 35 pages for the Ronald St. John MacDonald Award awarded by the Canadian Council on International Law.
  • Transnational Dispute Management (TDM) has issued a call for papers for a special issue on “Legal Issues in Tobacco Control“, edited by Professor Andrew Mitchell and Associate Professor Tania Voon (Melbourne Law School). This special issue will examine legal issues surrounding international related disputes arising from tobacco regulation and control. Proposals for papers should be submitted to the editors by September 15, 2012.

Last week’s announcements can be found hereIf you are organizing a conference or other event and would like to see the call for papers or the program announced on Opinio Jurisplease contact us.

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