Events and Announcements: April 19, 2015
Calls for Papers
- Call for papers for ‘The Latin American Challenge to the Current System of Investor-State Dispute Settlement’ will analyze current developments and the proposed design of UNASUR’s investment dispute settlement centre, as an example of the Latin American ‘challenge’ to investment arbitration and place it within the wider context of reform of investor-state dispute settlement as evidenced elsewhere in the world. It will prioritise critical and theoretical (rather than descriptive) approaches that will guarantee a scientific interest in the volume long after its publication date. Scholars, IIA negotiators and experienced practitioners are invited to submit cutting-edge proposals that go beyond the state of the law to this call for papers for the Journal of World Investment & Trade. The guest editors of this Journal of World Investment & Trade Special Issue areDr- Katia Fach (University of Zaragoza, Spain) and Dr. Catharine Titi (University Panthéon-Assas, France).
- The final workshop of the Annual Seminar Series of the Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context (CLSGC): Constructive Links or Dangerous Liaisons? The Case of Public International Law and European Union Law will take place at Queen Mary Innovation Centre, Clark-Kennedy Lecture Theatre, on 25-26 June 2015.The workshop concludes the ‘Beyond Pluralism’ project, building on the introductory round-table discussion held in October 2014 on general aspects of the EU-PIL interface and the ‘thematic dialogues’ on specific issue-areas that followed until March 2015. The event will gather top-rank contributors, coming from all over Europe, to consider findings and put them into perspective. The objective is to assess how best to articulate the link between the two regimes and possibly re-define their relationship offering a comprehensive account of their interaction, overcoming current limitations of monist, dualist and pluralist approaches. To register and for full programme details, please, visit the website here.
- The TMC Asser Institute in The Hague has announced a series of international law summer courses. The T.M.C. Asser Instituut has a long experience in postgraduate trainings and disseminating knowledge in the broad field of international law. Together with partners from complimentary fields, the Institute has developed unique summer programmes in different areas of international law: 18 May – 13 June 2015, Summer Law Program on International Criminal Law and International Legal and Comparative Approaches to Counter-Terrorism; 29 June – 3 July 2015 Summer Programme on International Sports Law: How to Play Football’s Legal Game?; 24 – 28 August 2015 Advanced Summer Programme on Countering Terrorism: Legal Challenges and Dilemmas; 24 – 28 August 2015 Summer Programme on International & European Environmental Law: The Future We Choose; and 31 August – 4 September 2015 Summer Programme on Disarmament & Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction. For more information, see the website here.
- The Salzburg Law School on International Criminal Law, Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law (SLS) welcomes applications for its Seventeenth Summer Session, Sunday 2 to Wednesday 12 August 2015. SLS is an intensive summer course founded by Prof. Otto Triffterer at the University of Salzburg in 1999. It is targeted at advanced law students, young scholars, and professionals with experience in international criminal law who wish to deepen their knowledge and engage in academic discourse. Under the title ‘Strategies to Narrow the Impunity Gap: Improving the Effectiveness of International Criminal Law and Exploring Alternative Forms of Accountability’, this year’s session will critically assess the notion of an ‘international criminal justice system’ and will glimpse beyond the framework of criminal justice for inclusive strategies to fight impunity. SLS 2015 faculty includes Prof. Olympia Bekou (University of Nottingham), Mr. Gilbert Bitti (ICC), Ms. Eleni Chaitidou (ICC), Prof. Roger Clark (Rutgers University), Dr. David Donat Cattin (PGA/New York University), Prof. Benjamin Ferencz (Einsatzgruppen trial), Prof. Don Ferencz (Global Institute for the Prevention of Aggression/Middlesex University), Mr. Orchlon Narantsetseg (ICC), Dr. Rod Rastan (ICC), Prof. Darryl Robinson (Queen’s University), Prof. William A. Schabas (Middlesex University/Leiden University), Mr. David Tolbert (ICTJ), Mr. Thomas Unger (Geneva Academy), Dr. Astrid Reisinger Coracini (University of Salzburg). Detailed information on the academic programme and the application procedure is available at www.salzburglawschool.com.
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