Author: John Heieck

Announcements I am delighted to announce that CUP has recently published Freya Baetens' new book, Legitimacy of Unseen Actors in International Adjudication. Here's the publisher's description: International courts and tribunals differ in their institutional composition and functions, but a shared characteristic is their reliance on the contribution of individuals other than the judicial decision-makers themselves. Such 'unseen actors' may take the form...

Announcement: Francis Lieber Prize 2020 The American Society of International Law's Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict awards the Francis Lieber Prize to the authors of publications that the judges consider to be outstanding in the field of law and armed conflict. Both monographs and articles (including chapters in books of essays) are eligible for consideration — the prize is...

Call for Papers The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute is pleased to announce a research workshop on "Sociological Perspectives on International Economic Law and Human Rights Law" from 8 - 9 May 2020. International law is rooted in communities, influencing and affected by social groups and their socio-cultural features. This fifth workshop on the sociology of international...

The Emerging Voices Symposium continued this week with several thought-provoking contributions. Alexander Gilder wrote about the problem of mission creep associated with the use of ill-defined terms, such as ‘stabilization’ and ‘robust,’ in resolutions authorizing UN peacekeeping operations. Brenda Kombo offered new proposals for regional integration on the African continent by reconciling the historically separate areas of international human rights law and...

Call for Papers The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) International Human Rights Section and International Law Section are pleased to announce a call for papers on "New Voices in Human Rights and International Law". The Sections are soliciting papers and works-in-progress on any aspect of human rights law or international law by faculty members who have never presented a human...

Call for Papers The Juris En Conference on International Law 2020 (JECIL 2020) is an academic conference on the modernist approaches of International Law and its allied fields. This conference is being organized by Internationalism, a research organization dedicated to the innovative evolution of international law via academics, learning, and social entrepreneurship. We are in collaboration with ISAIL-Lucknow Institute for a Greater...

Call for Papers The BISA Working Group on Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding, with funding from the BISA Postgraduate Network, is organising an interdisciplinary PGR workshop entitled ‘Militarisation and the Local in Peacekeeping: Ambition, Pragmatism and Adaptability’ to be held atCity, University of London on 20 September 2019. The workshop is the first of a four part series incorporating practitioners as well as academics and will explore challenges...

Featured Announcement SOAS Executive Course in Public International Law The School of Law at SOAS, University of London, is pleased to announce that its Executive Course in Public International Law, 9-13 September 2019, is now open for applications. Taught by some of the leading international lawyers in the UK, the short course is for professionals, but open to anyone interested in international law....

Mohamed Helal kicked off the week with a two-part jus ad bellum analysis (here and here) of the United States' possible legal justifications for going to war with Iran, in light of the Trump administration's recent saber-rattling towards the regime. In particular, Mohamed addressed three possibilities: (1) preempting a nuclear Iran, (2) resisting Iranian regional policies and responding to "indirect"...

Call for Papers The Senior Legal Advisor to the UN Special Rapporteur on Counter-terrorism and Human Rights is pleased to announce a call for inputs published by the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, Ms. Fionnuala Ní Aoláin. The Special Rapporteur is studying the impact of the proliferation of “soft law” instruments and related standard-setting initiatives and processes in...

At the end May, Opinio Juris hosted a weeklong symposium on Jonathan Hafetz's new book, Punishing Atrocities through a Fair Trial: International Criminal Law from Nuremberg to the Age of Global Terrorism (Cambridge University Press). In addition to Jonathan's own comments, we had the great privilege of posting reactions from such luminaries as Gabor Rona, Mark Kersten, Alexander Greenawalt, and...

Call for Papers The Silk Road Institute for International and Comparative Law, Xi’an Jiaotong Unviersity, is pleased to announce a call for papers for the international conference on “Multilateral Reform of Investor-State Dispute Resolution: A Dialogue between Different Approaches”, taking place on 15-16 September 2019 in Xi’an, P. R. China. This conference aims to bring together leading scholars and practitioners in...