14 Jan Events and Announcements: 14 January 2024
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Calls for Papers
Recharacterising International Disputes: Exploring the Phenomenon of Multi-Fora Litigation: Maastricht University’s Faculty of Law is organizing a conference on 12-13 June 2024 to explore the phenomena of recharacterisation, compartmentalisation, disaggregation, and reframing of legal disputes to fit within the jurisdiction of one or more international or regional bodies. Scholars and practitioners are warmly invited to submit an abstract (up to 400 words) and a brief author bio (up to 100 words) for consideration by 31 January 2024. Read more and apply here.
Calls for Applications
Nuremberg Summer Academy for Young Professionals: Are you a young professional from a conflict or post-conflict State? Do you work in the area of (international) criminal justice or human rights? Are you interested in learning substantive and procedural aspects of international criminal law from leading experts in the field, and aim to apply or disseminate your knowledge on the matter during your career? Then the Nuremberg Summer Academy for Young Professionals is for you!
Every year, the International Nuremberg Principles Academy holds two free two-week intensive summer courses—one in English and one in French—on international criminal law. The courses are addressed to young magistrates, lawyers, legal practitioners and academics from conflict and post-conflict States working in the field of human rights, criminal law, international law and international humanitarian law. The summer courses will include live sessions taught by leading experts and guided self-study time. Both 2024 editions will be held online: the anglophone edition from 5 to 16 August 2024 and the francophone edition from 19 to 30 August 2024. Interested? Please check the call for applications here and apply before 26 January 2024, midnight CET. Any questions? Reach out to email@example.com.
South Africa v. Israel before the ICJ: Genocide and Provisional Measures: In late December 2024, South Africa instituted proceedings against Israel before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), alleging violations of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Genocide Convention). These violations are alleged to have occurred in the current military campaign Israel is waging in the Gaza strip in response to the attack by Hamas on 7 October 2023 against Israel. The proceedings that took place on 11 and 12 January 2024 have garnered enormous public interest. The ruling of the ICJ on the provisional measures can be expected within weeks, a ruling on the merits is likely to take more than a year.
This webinar on 17 January 2023 (11 pm Sydney, 1 pm Brussels, 7 am Lima/New York) will analyse the current case brought by South Africa against Israel, titled Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide in the Gaza Strip (South Africa v. Israel). The discussion will include the different stages of proceedings before the ICJ, the range of provisional measure the ICJ could indicate, as well as a discussion over whether the requirements of the Genocide Convention with its specific genocidal intent are met. Speakers include Professor Markus Wagner, Professor Adil Haque, Juliette McIntyre, and Professor Yuval Shany. For more information and to register, click here.
Poll: Best UN Treaty Body Decision of 2023: The Hertie School Centre for Fundamental Rights invites everyone to participate in their poll to choose the best UNTB decision of 2023. The details of 10 decisions they shortlisted and the poll can be accessed here. The poll will be closed on 31 January 2024.