Author: Jessica Dorsey

This week, we are hosting a symposium on The Death of Treaty Supremacy: An Invisible Constitutional Change the latest book from David Sloss, Professor of Law at Santa Clara University. The book was published last fall by Oxford University Press and the American Society of International Law recently selected the book to receive the 2017 Certificate of Merit for a Preeminent Contribution to Creative...

Here's an extra-long edition of our Events and Announcements for the holidays. Thanks to all our readership for following us on OJ! Calls for Papers The blog IntLawGrrls: voices on international law, policy, practice, will celebrate its first decade with “IntLawGrrls! 10th Birthday Conference” on Friday, March 3, 2017. The daylong event will be held at the Dean Rusk International Law...

Here’s your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa Kenya has deported a South Sudanese rebel spokesman - a registered refugee - back to his war-torn country where he could face detention and abuse at the hands of the Juba government. Kenya has said it is withdrawing its troops from the United Nations mission...

Calls for Papers To mark 15 years since the coming into force of the Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on 1 July 2002, the Journal of International Criminal Justice is pleased to announce a forthcoming symposium on ‘The International Criminal Court’s Policies and Strategies’ to be published in July 2017. The Court and its various organs have continually...

Here’s your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa At least 25 people have been killed, six of them police, in two days of violence around the town of Bambari in the troubled Central African Republic, the UN force MINUSCA has said. Twin suicide bombings by suspected Boko Haram fighters have killed at least...

Here’s your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa South Africa is pulling out of the International Criminal Court (ICC)because its obligations are inconsistent with laws giving sitting leaders diplomatic immunity, according to government officials Sudan urged African members of the International Criminal Court on Friday to follow South Africain withdrawing from the ICC, insisting...

Calls for Papers The Cambridge International Law Journal in conjunction with Monckton Chambers will be hosting the Cambridge International and European Law Conference in the Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge on 23 and 24 of March 2017. More information can be found on the Facebook page here.  Call for Papers: 2017 ILA-ASIL Asia-Pacific Research Forum, Taipei, Taiwan. The...

Here’s your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa The purported leader of Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram Abubakar Shekau appeared in a video posted on social media on Sunday in which he rejected statements by the country's military that he had been seriously wounded. The United Nations, the African Union and the...

This week, we are hosting a symposium on the Protection of Civilians, a volume recently published by Oxford University Press, edited by Haidi Willmot, United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations; Ralph Mamiya, team leader, Protections of Civilians at the United Nations' Department of Peacekeeping Operations; Scott Sheeran, Senior Lecturer, Director of the LLMs and MAs in International Human Rights, School of Law and Human Rights...

The summer is coming to a close and so is our fourth annual Emerging Voices Symposium. We have featured fantastic posts from emerging scholars, practitioners and students over the course of the summer and a roundup follows of what it is that they have covered. Alexandra Hofer started our 2016 edition off with her post on assessing the role of the European Union...

Event The Minerva Center for the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions at the University of Haifa is hosting a "Young Researchers Workshop on Terrorism and Belligerency" between September 7-19. Though this event is by invitation only, you can contact the organizer at bmichel@geo.haifa.ac.il; additionally, information about the streaming of the event can be found on the Minerva RLEC YouTube channel...

Here’s your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa Nigeria would let Boko Haram choose a non-profit organization as an intermediary in any talks on the release of about 200 schoolgirls kidnapped from the northeastern village of Chibok in 2014, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Sunday. A landmine planted by Islamist group Boko Haram...