23 Jun Events and Announcements: June 23, 2019
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. Discounts are available to NGO and early career professionals. It will be held in the SOAS Brunei Gallery, London WC1H 0XG. For further information on how to apply, see here.
Call for Papers
- The Board of Editors of Trade, Law and Development (TL&D) is pleased to invite original, unpublished manuscripts for publication in the Winter ’19 Issue of the Journal (Vol. 11, No. 2) in the form of Articles, Notes, Comments and Book Reviews. Manuscripts received by 30 September 2019 pertaining to any area within the purview of international economic law will be received for publication in the Winter ’19 issue. Founded in 2009, the philosophy of TL&D has been to generate and sustain a constructive and democratic debate on emergent issues in international economic law and to serve as a forum for the discussion and distribution of ideas. Manuscripts may be submitted via e-mail or ExpressO. For further information about the journal please click here. For submission guidelines, please click here. In case of any queries, please feel free to contact us at: editors[at]tradelawdevelopment[dot]com.
- The Centre for Business and Commercial Laws of National Law Institute University, Bhopal (NLIU), in collaboration with Trilegal, is organizing the 5th NLIU-Trilegal Summit on “Corporate and Commercial Laws” on 31 August 2019. The present edition of the summit is an effort to continue the successful legacy of the past editions. It aims to initiate a dialogue on the key issues arising in the corporate world and contribute to the growth of knowledge and research in the field of commercial laws, whilst increasing the awareness and aptitude of students in these fields. There are five themes of the summit: Mergers & Acquisitions; Foreign Investment (Private Equity/Venture Capital and Debt Instruments); Recent updates on the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) and emerging trends; Capital Markets; and Contemporary Issues. Authors wishing to submit manuscripts for the summit must be pursuing their LL.B. (Hons.) / LL.B. / LL.M. from any recognized university for the academic year of 2019-2020 in order to be eligible to participate. All papers must be submitted on or before 11:59 p.m. on 21 July 2019. E-mails for submission and any other clarifications should be sent to trilegal [dot] nliusummit [at] gmail [dot] com. For updates, follow the NLIU-Trilegal Summit Facebook page and the CBCL Facebook page. For a brochure of the summit, which includes detailed requirements for manuscript submissions, go here.
- The Asser Institute and the University of Würzburg are pleased to announce an exploratory workshop on “Constitutions of Value” to be held on 12-13 December 2019 at the University of Würzburg. With this symposium we intend to take a view of value not as exogenous to law and society, not merely something to be identified, promoted and protected by law. Rather, we begin from a view of value, value production and measurement as endogenous. We propose to engage in an internal or constitutional study of value that not only looks to the role of law, but also to the material dimensions of value production. We seek to examine the ways in which value is (co-) constituted, structured and shaped by law, politics, science and technology. We thus hope to advance understanding of the foundational role of value in political economy as well as the law-like effects of values and value measurements so constituted. More specifically, we seek to explore the disconnect between value debates in politics (centering on constitutional values (plural) such as human rights, rule of law and democracy) and value debates in economics (focusing on the production of value (singular) measured by money and expressed through price), to clarify how the two spheres of value are linked and how their separation is sustained. To this end, we are issuing a call for papers and invite lawyers from practice and academia as well as scholars from other disciplines to send an abstract of 500 words. Abstracts should concisely formulate the questions addressed and indicate method and materials employed in the proposed research. The deadline for the abstracts is 12 July 2019. Draft papers – Think Pieces of 5000-7000 words — will be expected by 10 November 2019. Please send abstracts, accompanied by a recent CV in pdf format, to p-oerecht [at] jura [dot] uni-wuerzburg [dot] de. For more information, go here.
- The Polish Institute of Justice and the Faculty of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Warsaw is pleased to announce a conference on “Punishment of Negationism”, which will take place at the University of Warsaw on 7-8 October 2019 (and which will be held in English). The obligation to punish public condoning, denying or grossly trivialising crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and crimes against peace was imposed on European Union member states by the Council Framework Decision 2008/913/JHA of November 2008 on combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia by means of criminal law. A similar obligation was also introduced in theAdditional Protocol to the Convention on Cybercrime concerning the criminalisation of acts of a racist and xenophobic nature committed through computer systems (2006). Poland later implemented such measures, which were met with severe criticism, and which were later repealed by Parliament. This example has raised several questions related to negationism, which will be addressed in the conference: to what extent does international law oblige states to punish negation of international crimes; how can punishment of negationism be reconciled with the obligation to guarantee freedom of expression; in what way is negationism addressed in other states; what criminal measures can be used to successfully address negationism; and what civil law measures can be used to successfully address negationism? You are kindly invited to submit a proposal for a paper related to the above questions. The organizers have publication plans for the papers to be presented at the conference. Each submission must include: the author’s name and affiliation; a 500-word abstract [Word file and PDF]; the author’s CV, including a list of relevant publications; the author’s contact details, including email address and phone number. Please email the proposals for papers to patrycja [dot] grzebyk [at] uw [dot] edu [dot] pl by 30 June 2019. The organizers will communicate the selection results by 10 July 2019 individually.
- On 14-15 November 2019, the Amsterdam Center for International Law and the International Economic Law Interest Group of the European Society of International Law will host at the University of Amsterdam a Conference on “International Economic Law and Security Interests”. Besides a roundtable on adjudicating the security exception, the Conference will deal with the main areas of the topic over three axes: International Law and Security, including the history and interpretation of the security exception; Security Interests and International Economic Law, addressing the relationship between security interests and the legal regimes governing trade and investment; and Emerging Security Issues, to discuss the impact of emerging concerns, such as cybersecurity, food security and energy security, over the legal framework governing transnational economic relations. Scholars, practitioners, adjudicators and officials are invited to submit proposals addressing issues falling within the scope of the Conference’s theme. Proposals, including abstracts of no more than 500 words and the speaker’s contact details and CV (including affiliation, relevant experience and publications), or inquiries regarding the conference, should be sent to acil-fdr [at] uva [dot] nl. The deadline for the submission of proposals is 31 July 2019. Successful applicants will be informed by 20 August 2019. Limited funding is available to support travel expenses on a needs basis. The organizers consider publishing papers presented at the conference either as a special issue in a leading journal or as an edited volume published by a leading academic publisher. In the selection of proposals, preference will be given to those interested in publication. Willingness to submit a paper should be indicated in the response to this call for papers. Speakers whose paper proposals are selected should be prepared to submit draft papers (between 5,000 and 10,000 words, including footnotes) by 31 October 2019. All proposals and finalized papers must be written in English.
UN Audiovisual Library
- The Codification Division of the Office of Legal Affairs recently added the following lectures to the Lecture Series of the United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law (AVL) website: Mr. Manuel Monteagudo Valdez on “The Singularity and Limitations of Contemporary International Economic Law” and on “Perspectives on International Economic Law: Searching for an Anthropological Approach” (in Spanish). The Audiovisual Library is also available as a podcast, which can be accessed through the preinstalled applications in Apple or Google devices, through Soundcloudor through the podcast application of your preference by searching “Audiovisual Library of International Law”.
- Professor of International Law and Human Rights, Lund (Sweden). The Faculty of Law at Lund University intends to appoint full-time Professor of International Law and Human Rights with a starting date of 1 April 2020. Applications are to be submitted by 12 September 2019. The duties of the appointed professor include teaching on the professional law degree programme and on the international Master’s programme in International Human Rights Law (in collaboration with the Raoul Wallenberg Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law), in the PhD-education, and within the Faculty’s distance learning and commissioned education courses. The further particulars can be accessed here.
- The International Nuremberg Principles Academy is currently looking for two project officers for two different research projects (the job descriptions for which can be found here and here).
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