13 Apr Events and Announcements: 12 April 2020
Call for Papers
- PluriCourts-iCourts ‘Concepts & Methods’ Workshop: We invite paper proposals for a PluriCourts-iCourts ‘Concepts & Methods’ Workshop on the topic ‘When International Courts and Tribunals Defer to States’, to be held in Oslo, Norway, on 24-25 November 2020. International Courts and Tribunals (ICs) sometimes allow national actors a certain discretion in their implementation of international obligations. To illustrate: The WTO Appellate Body has granted states some latitude to restrict trade under reference to protection of ‘public morals’ (GATT, article XX (a)); the European Court of Human Rights sometimes grant states a ‘margin of appreciation’ in applying the European Convention on Human Rights. Such deference by ICs towards states raises several theoretical, conceptual, and methodological challenges for philosophical, legal and social science scholarship: when do ICs defer, why, what are the effects – and how should we assess such deference? The deadline for the paper proposal is 15 June 2020. For more information on the CfP, go here.
UN Audiovisual Library
- The Codification Division of the UN Office of Legal Affairs recently added the following audio lectures to the AVL’s podcast channel: Ms. Diane A. Desierto on “Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in International Investment Law” and Ms. Karine Bannelier-Christakis on “Enjeux du principe de due diligence dans la prévention et la réaction aux cyber-attaques“.
- The Audiovisual Library of International Law is available as a podcast on SoundCloud and can also be accessed through the preinstalled applications in Apple or Google devices, or through the podcast application of your preference by searching “Audiovisual Library of International Law”.
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