Events and Announcements: 2 February 2020

Events and Announcements: 2 February 2020


  • The Frankfurt Investment Law Workshop 2020: ‘Investment Protection, Human Rights, and International Arbitration’, which will be co-hosted by Rainer Hofmann (Frankfurt), Julian Scheu (Cologne), Stephan Schill (Amsterdam), and Christian Tams (Glasgow), will be held on 6 and 7 March 2020 at the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Germany Campus Westend. The Workshop will take stock of the interaction between international investment law and human rights. At the workshop, participants will engage with these fundamental questions: How do the two legal regimes relate to each other? Is investment law a threat to human rights, or can it perhaps even facilitate human rights compliance? In addition to these general questions, participants will pursue more specific inquiries, such as the following: What is the relationship between investment protection, and the human rights to food and water? Do investment agreements take account of international workers’ rights? And how do human rights (if at all) affect the process of arbitral dispute resolution? The workshop is open to academics, practitioners and students of investment law and related disciplines. Attendance is free, but subject to registration. If you are interested in participating, please register by contacting Sabine Schimpf at S.Schimpf[at]jur[dot]uni-frankfurt[dot]de, Merton Centre for European Integration and International Economic Order, University of Frankfurt, by 21 February 2020. The full programme of the Workshop can be found here.

UN Audiovisual Library

  • The Codification Division of the UN Office of Legal Affairs recently launched the Mini-Series of the United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law (AVL) website. The Mini-Series is a collection of lectures delivered by leading international law scholars which aims to provide a general overview of the core topics of international law, primarily intended for users with basic or little knowledge of international law. The latest mini-series includes a five part series of lectures by Professor Hélène Tigroudja on “International Human Rights Law” (in French).
  • The Audiovisual Library of International Law is also available as a 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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