Events and Announcements: April 7, 2019

Events and Announcements: April 7, 2019


  • The Chinese (Taiwan) Society of International Law will hold the ILA-ASIL Asia-Pacific Research Forum on 17-18 May 2019 at Howard Civil Service International House in Taipei, Taiwan. The theme of the Research Forum is “International Law and Emerging Powers: New Policy Challenges in the Asia-Pacific.” The Research Forum will feature two keynote speakers: Dr Christopher Ward SC, President of the ILA and Justice Chang-fa Lo of the ROC Constitutional Court. Please see the Research Forum website for further information and registration details. The registration deadline is 1 May 2019.
  • The International Society for Military Law and the Law of War (ISMLLW) will organise its XII Seminar for Legal Advisors of the Armed Forces from 18-21 June 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. This edition of the Seminar is co-organized with the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP), with the support of the Swiss Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS), the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) and the Swiss Group of the ISMLLW. The central theme of the Seminar is ‘The Law of Armed Non-State Actors 70 Years after the Geneva Conventions’. To mark this celebratory year of the Geneva Conventions, the Seminar will take place at Maison de la paix in Geneva and visits to the ‘Palais des Nations’ and the Museum of the International Committee of the Red Cross will be part of the programme. The central theme is divided into different sub-themes, which will be explored during lectures in plenary and working sessions, chaired by distinguished scholars and senior officers. Highly experienced speakers will address case law and specific operational situations. The Seminar is intended for military legal advisors holding the ranks of captain to colonel and civilian experts with comparable civilian rank. Registrations are open until 1 May 2019. For further information on programme and practical arrangements, see here.


  • The Codification Division of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs recently added the following lecture to the Lecture Series of the United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law (AVL) website: Mr. Luis Alfonso García-Corrochano Moyano on “Unilateral Acts of States” (in Spanish). The Audiovisual Library is also available as an audio podcast, which can be accessed through the preinstalled applications in Apple or Google devices, through Soundcloud or through the podcast application of your preference by searching “Audiovisual Library of International Law”.

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