Events and Announcements: February 9, 2014
Calls for Papers
- The ICTBEL Organising Committee has now issued a call for papers to be presented in June 2014 conference, which will be held in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. International Conference on Trade, Business and Economic Law (ICTBEL) provides an opportunity for academics, practitioners, consultants, scholars, researchers and policy makers with different backgrounds and experience to present their papers in the conference. Papers may address, but are not restricted to, the main theme from any of the following sub-themes. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable: International Trade Law, International Economic Law, International Business Law, Corporate/Commercial Law, Climate Change, Sustainable development and International Trade, Impact of Liberalisation and globalisation on trade, business and investment, Globalisation and Free Trade, Trade Policy, Economic and Finance, International Trade Frauds, Money Laundering regulations, Bribery and Corruption, Foreign investments, Mergers and Acquisition, Jurisdiction and Enforcement of Judgments, International commercial arbitration and litigation, Import and Export, Letters of Credit, WTO and related agreements. An abstract between 300-500 words written on a topic within the broad conference theme of international trade, business and economic law should be submitted by e-mail before April 14, 2014.
- As Jessica already mentioned last week, on Monday, February 10, 2014 at the American University Washington College of Law, the ICRC presents: “Targeting The Sleeping Fighter and Other Hard Legal Issues: A Discussion on the Use of Force in Non-International Armed Conflict.” The live-link for the event is here.
- The University of Oslo’s PluriCourts Center on the Legitimate Roles on the Global Judiciary is organizing, under the auspices of the Council of Europe, a conference on “The Long-Term Future of the European Court of Human Rights” (Oslo, April 7-8, 2014). The conference is targeted at scholars as well as international and national judges, governmental experts working on the reform of the Court, and representatives of applicants to the Court. The aim is to inspire the reform process and inform the work of the Council of Europe’s Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH). Speakers will include: Dean Spielmann, President of the European Court of Human Rights, and several Judges of the Court; Andreas Paulus, Judge at the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany; members of CDDH; Luzius Wildhaber, University of Basel and former President of the ECtHR; Ed Bates, University of Southhampton; Başak Çali, Koç University; Laurence Helfer, Duke University; Dinah Shelton, George Washington University; Elisabeth Lambert-Abdelgawad, University of Strasbourg; Andreas Føllesdal and Geir Ulfstein, Co-Directors at PluriCourts, University of Oslo. For information on registration and the detailed program, please visit the conference website.
- OUP have just published a new debate map on the disputes in the South and East China Seas and has made some relevant OUP content freely available here.
- The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) is accepting applications for the 18th edition of the European Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA). E.MA provides students with the opportunity to share knowledge and skills with leading scholars from 41 prestigious European Universities and renowned Human Rights experts, in the classroom and during a week-long field trip. Applications for the academic year 2014/2015 are processed on an on-going basis. The Second Round Deadline is March 15, 2014. Apply now.
- The Antonio Cassese Initiative for Justice, Peace and Humanity and the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights open their application process for the Summer School 2014 on Transnational Justice: Conflict and Human Rights from July 7-11, 2014.
- The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law is proud to announce the call for applications for the 15th annual Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law which runs from May 27th to June 13th 2014. The program offers 19 courses taught by more than 40 prominent scholars in the field of human rights, in both English and Spanish. The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law provides through this Program the unique opportunity to learn and interact with judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC), the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Special Rapporteurs of United Nations, members of the Inter-American Commission and Court on Human Rights, recognized members of NGOs and professors from all over the world. The program welcomed more than 165 participants from over 25 countries with differing backgrounds and levels of experience for an intensive three weeks in Washington, D.C. Additionally, the Academy hosts special events, such as panels, a film series, and site visits to international organizations. The Diploma is offered to a select group of 35 law professionals who fulfill the admission requirements. Access more information here.
- The Summer Academy on the Continental Shelf (SACS) will be held from June 21-28, 2014 under the auspices of the University of the Faroe Islands. You can download the information folder here.
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