Events and Announcements: 15 November 2020

Events and Announcements: 15 November 2020


Launch of the Nuremberg Academy Lectures – Philippe Sands: It is with great pleasure that the International Nuremberg Principles Academy announces the launch of its Nuremberg Academy Lectures. We are particularly honoured that Professor Philippe Sands, British-French human rights lawyer, Professor of Law at University College London and author of seventeen books on international law, will deliver the inaugural lecture on 24 November 2020. His book East West Street: On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes against Humanity has been widely acclaimed and has been awarded numerous prizes. He has appeared before many international courts, including, inter alia, the European Court of Justice, the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court and the Special Court for Sierra Leone.

In his lecture ‘International Justice and Personal Stories: From East West Street to The Ratline, and Beyond’, Professor Sands will discuss the origins of international criminal law in light of the 75th anniversary of the opening of the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg and address contemporary developments of international criminal law. The lecture will be followed by a discussion moderated by Dr. Viviane Dittrich, Deputy Director of the Nuremberg Academy.

The event will take place on 24 November 2020, 19:00 – 20:30 (7:00 – 8:30 p.m. CET). The platform used will be Zoom webinar. Prior registration via the Nuremberg Academy website is required.


HKU Global Academic Fellows in Law: Applications are invited for three appointments as Global Academic Fellow in the Department of Law, to commence in August 2021 or January 2022, for a period of two years. The Global Academic Fellows Programme was created to provide outstanding and aspiring legal academics with time and resources to transition into the global teaching market. Fellows will have access to an internationally leading faculty for mentorship, affiliation with related research centers, and funding for attending academic conferences to present their work. Other opportunities will include teaching appointees’ own course or gaining experience in core courses, and organizing funded academic conferences in their field. Applicants should have completed their doctoral degrees (JD or PhD) before the start of their appointments, unless they possess significant practice experience. Global Academic Fellows enjoy a highly competitive salary of 480,000HKD (~60,000USD/52,000EUR) in addition to annual leave, travel funds, relocation expenses and full medical benefits. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. Additionally, all shortlisted candidates will be nominated for HKU’s Presidential Post-doctoral Fellowship. Each of these nominations potentially represents a 25% increase in salary, research funds and the optional extension of the fellowship for a third year. Address any specific questions to the Director at: jkroncke[at]hku[dot]hk. Please apply here. Closes 1 January 2021.

Tufts University Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy Faculty Position in International Human Rights Law: The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, established in 1933 as the first exclusively graduate school of international affairs in the United States, seeks to fill a full-time faculty position in international human rights law.  This position is open to a) candidates with an academic background who would be hired into a tenure-stream position as Assistant, Associate or full Professor; or b) candidates with a distinguished record of public service who would be hired as a Professor of Practice. Applicants for the tenure-stream position should have a record of scholarly publications and a strong research agenda in the field of international human rights law, as well as a minimum of three years of university teaching experience. Professional experience in government, intergovernmental organizations or non-governmental organizations would be a plus. A J.D. or equivalent law degree is required. A Ph.D. degree would be an added benefit. Applicants for the Professor of Practice position should have a distinguished record of service in the field of human rights in government, intergovernmental organizations or non-governmental organizations.  A minimum of 15 years of professional experience is required. Teaching experience and a publication record would be a plus. A J.D. or equivalent law degree is required. A Ph.D. degree would be an added benefit. Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a list of potential courses the applicant might teach at Fletcher, any teaching evaluations, and a list of 3–­5 references (the reference letters should not be sent at this stage.) Applicants for the tenure-stream position should also send one or two samples of research and writing. All application materials should be submitted online here. For more information about The Fletcher School at Tufts University, go here.

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