02 Nov Events and Announcements: November 1, 2014
Junior Scholar Workshop – Law and Human Rights in the Global South: the Role of the State and the Non-State, UBC Law School, June 8-10, 2015. At this point in history it is trite to suggest that the evolving role of non-state actors is transforming the landscape of human rights law. Yet despite repeated calls to incorporate the reality of non-state actor law-making in our accounts of human rights law, scholars are still struggling to incorporate this empirical insight in the emerging literature of law and human rights. How can human rights law be further enriched by a nuanced understanding of the ways in which non-state actors are both protecting human rights and preventing the realization of these rights? And what is the role of the state in protecting human rights in an era where security, immigration control and global trade appear to dominate state political agendas? This Workshop invites submissions on all these themes, including papers addressing the scope, impact and future of human rights as they apply to the corporate world. For full details, including information about application processes, please see the official flier here.
- The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has recently launched the online version of the casebook, How does law protect in War. This new online reference platform in IHL features:
- Regular updates with new case studies on contemporary armed conflicts
- An comprehensive IHL outline composed of 14 different themes
- More than 350 case studies covering past and contemporary armed conflicts
- More than 20 model IHL courses and pedagogical resources for IHL lecturers
- More than 300 terms and notions referenced in the online index “A to Z”
- Full online navigation between theory and practice through internal links and search engine
- The ICRC has also published its IHL Bibliography, 2014-3.
- The Francis Lieber Prize is awarded annually by the American Society of International Law’s Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict to the authors of publications which the judges consider to be outstanding in the field of law and armed conflict. Both monographs and articles (including chapters in books of essays) are eligible for consideration, as the prize is awarded to the best submission in each of these two categories. More information can be found here. The deadline for submissions is 9 January 2015.
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