Events and Announcements: June 23, 2013

by An Hertogen


  • The American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law and National Security is sponsoring an event at the Newseum in Washington DC, on June 25 at 4pm, on NSA Surveillance Leaks: Facts and Fiction. There will also be a live webcast on the Newseum website if you can’t attend.
  • The McCoubrey Centre for International Law at the University of Hull (UK) is hosting a two day conference on July 4-5, 2013 on the subject of the responsibility to protect (R2P). With 40 papers from academics from around the world, together with a key note speech by Professor André Nollkaemper of the University of Amsterdam, and Director of the SHARES Research Project on Shared Responsibility in International Law, the conference seeks to make a significant contribution to the understanding of this important area of international law. Registration to attend the conference is now open. Attendance costs £10 and pre-registration is required. For further information or to register to attend please e-mail mcil [at] hull [dot] ac [dot] uk. More information is here.


  • American University Washington College of Law’s Initiative for Human Rights in Business (IHRIB), a project of the Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law, is seeking research and writing assistance for the drafting of a shadow report on the private military and security industry. The report, which is being written and coordinated by an international team of academics, experts, and civil society organizations, will examine the extent to which a subset of key signatory states are meeting their commitments under the Montreux Document on Pertinent International Legal Obligations and Good Practices for States Related to Operations of Private Military and Security Companies During Armed Conflict. Law school and graduate students and experts in the field are encouraged to apply. The positions are not remunerated, but all contributors will be acknowledged in the report and letters of recommendation will be provided. For questions, or to apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Rebecca DeWinter-Schmitt, Co-Director, IHRIB. More information can be found here.

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