Events and Announcements: 31 October 2021

Events and Announcements: 31 October 2021


Chile Eboe-Osuji on Immunity Before the ICC: Please join us for the third annual International Law and Global Justice Lecture at the Faculty of Law, University of Western Ontario. Former President of the International Criminal Court, Chile Eboe-Osuji, will present ‘Immunity before International Courts: How There Never Was’ via Zoom webinar on November 9th from 12:30–2:00 pm. Dr. Eboe-Osuji will discuss the debate around whether heads of state and other senior officials have immunity from the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC). This issue first arose in the ICC Prosecutor’s case against Omar al-Bashir when warrants of arrest were issued against him in 2009 and 2010 while he was President of Sudan. These warrants led to a contentious discussion among states about whether national jurisdictions could legally enforce this ICC arrest warrant. Registration is required. Please register here.

Call for Papers

Call for Papers Austrian Review of International and European Law: The Austrian Review of International and European Law (ARIEL) has issued a Call for Papers and invites all interested persons to submit contributions for volume 26 (2021) of the ARIEL. The ARIEL is an annual publication that provides a scholarly forum to discuss issues of public international law and European law, with particular emphasis on topics being of special interest to Austria, and welcomes both longer analytical articles (8,000-12,500 words) and shorter notes on current developments (6,000-8,000 words). This issue will be dedicated to the changing structures of international investment and trade law. Potential topics might include the reform of investor-state dispute settlement mechanisms, the modernization of investment and trade agreements, WTO reforms and adaptions, the question of SDG-alignment or – more generally – the emergence of new values and norms and their role in investment or trade law, or new trends in case law. Submissions should include a confirmation of exclusive submission and be sent to the managing editor (philipp[dot]janig[at] univie[dot]ac[dot]at) by 1 March 2022.

UN Audiovisual Library

New additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law (AVL): The Codification Division of the UN Office of Legal Affairs recently added the following materials to the Lecture Series and Historic Archives of the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law: a lecture by Professor Jennifer Trahan on “War Crimes Prosecutions”; a lecture by Professor Bogdan Aurescu on “Sea-Level Rise in relation to International Law – A Concrete Contribution by the International Law Commission to Solving a Problem of Pressing Concern for the International Community” and an introductory note by Professor Donald M. McRae on the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, 1947.

The Audiovisual Library of International Law is also available as a podcast on SoundCloud and can also be accessed through the relevant preinstalled applications on Apple or Google devices, or through the podcast application of your preference by searching “Audiovisual Library of International Law”.

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