Events and Announcements: February 3, 2019

Events and Announcements: February 3, 2019


  • The Chair for European Law, Public International Law and Public Law (University of Leipzig) is pleased to announce its first edition of the Summer School on “Human Rights in Theory and Practice,” which will be held at the University of Leipzig, Germany, from 1-7 September 2019. It welcomes students and professionals from all over the world to analyse and discuss with scholars, practitioners and the judiciary alike current developments and recent judicial decisions in order to impart a profound knowledge on the protection of human rights under the application of the European Convention on Human Rights. Particular focus will be put on procedural and practice-oriented questions. For further information please click here.
  • Gothenburg University and the University of Southern Denmark are pleased to announce an international conference on “A Common European Law on Investment Screening” to be held on 7-8 March 2019 at Gothenburg University in Sweden. The conference seeks to explore the types of desirable European investments in countries such as China in light of the former’s belt and road initiative. More information about the conference, including on how to register, can be found here.
  • The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) is please to announce an event on “The Guantanamo Military Commissions: An Insider’s Perspective” to be held from 17.00-19.00 on 19 February 2019 at BIICL, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP. The event focuses on the Guantanamo Bay Military Commissions, the military tribunals established to prosecute the detainees held at the United States Guantanamo Bay detention camp. Speakers will include Alka Pradhan, who represents Ammar al Baluchi, accused of having helped plot the 9/11 attacks, before the Commissions. According to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, he has been subject to prolonged detention on discriminatory grounds. In addition to the legal issues raised by the al Baluchi case, including international human rights and humanitarian law concerns, this event will provide an insight into the general challenges associated with defending Guantanamo detainees, as well as the issues with the functioning of the Guantanamo Bay Military Commissions. More information on the event can be found here.
  • The Exeter Centre for International Law, in collaboration with the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats, the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, and the Lieber Institute of the United States Military Academy, is pleased to announce a conference on “Legal Resilience in an Era of Hybrid Threats” on 8-10 April 2019. Further details, including the draft conference program, can be found here.


  • The University of Hong Kong (HKU) is pleased to announce the availability of three Global Academic Fellow positions in the Department of Law, which will commence August 2019 or January 2020 and which will last for two years. The Global Academic Fellows Program was created to provide outstanding and aspiring legal academics with time and resources to transition into the global teaching market. Fellows will have access to an internationally leading faculty for mentorship, affiliation with related research centers, and funding for attending academic conferences to present their work. Other opportunities will include the option of teaching courses and organizing funded academic conferences. Applicants should have completed their qualifying postgraduate degrees (JD, JSD or PhD) before the start of their appointments, unless they possess significant practice experience. The successful candidates will be appointed at the grade of Post-Doctoral Fellow. One to three fellows will be appointed each year, and will be expected to be in residence at HKU and devote their time primarily to their own research and preparation for entering the international teaching market in the second year of their fellowship. Fellows will be provided shared office space and administrative support when needed. Information about the Department of Law and the Faculty of Law can be found here. Specific questions about the position can be made to the Director via email at jkroncke [at] hku [dot] hk. Details of the application process and requirements can be found here. Applications for the position close 15 March 2019.

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