Events and Announcements: 7 July 2024

Events and Announcements: 7 July 2024

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Featured Announcement: BIICL Short Courses – Autumn 2024

The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) is delighted to launch its programme of training courses for Autumn 2024. During this period we will be offering a number a range of courses including Cyber Operations and International Law, Migration and Refugee Law, Artificial Intelligence Governance, Public International Law in Practice, Climate Change Litigation, Energy Law, International Cultural Heritage Law, Labour Law, Law of the Sea and Business and Human Rights. 

In addition this autumn BIICL will offer a new Executive Education programme; Pharmaceuticals and the Law,  in partnership with the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Details of all our autumn courses can be found on our training page.
BIICL training combines world leading research with an applied perspective. Our courses are convened and taught by experts from BIICL’s own team in collaboration with external partners, combining academic expertise with practical experience in these fields of law. They are designed to enable legal practitioners, policy makers, government officials, civil society, organisations, academics and students to gain expert insights and to deepen their knowledge in areas of international law. 

Places on all our courses are limited to ensure a highly interactive experience. Some courses are offered virtually whilst some are offered in hybrid format facilitating participation from anywhere in the world. 

Discounts for group bookings and for individual members of BIICL are available. A limited number of scholarships are available to enable participation from individuals who cannot otherwise join the courses, and for people from communities that are currently under-represented in the legal community.

Find out more about our courses and book a place

Calls for Papers

ASCOMARE Yearbook on the Law of the Sea – Volume 4: Humanity across the Waves: Exploring the Interplay Between the Law of the Sea and Human Rights Law: The ‘Associazione di Consulenza in Diritto del Mare’ (ASCOMARE) is pleased to launch the call for papers for the Fourth Volume of its Yearbook series on the Law of the Sea. This volume will delve into the intricate relationship between the law of the sea and the protection of human rights. It will analyze how the law of the sea shapes the interpretation and application of human rights legal instruments and obligations, including those that embody peremptory rules of international law. Within this framework, the volume will examine how maritime spaces and resources are utilized by both States and non-State actors to either uphold human rights law or to perpetrate, facilitate, or prevent serious human rights violations of international concern, such as crimes against humanity, genocide, human trafficking, and ecocide. Acknowledging that the law of the sea applies even during wartime, as long as it does not conflict with the law of armed conflict, this book encourages contributions that further explore the interaction between the law of the sea and international humanitarian law in conflict zones.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 31 August 2024. Submissions are accepted in English or Italian. More information on the content of the call is available here. The most insightful contribution will be awarded a copy of Volume IV of the “United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982: A Commentary” (Virginia Commentary).

Opinio Juris Fourth Annual Symposium on Pop Culture and International Law: The call for abstracts for the Pop Culture and International Symposium is now live! Abstracts of up to 400 words are due by 1 August. For more information, see here.

Calls for Applications

PhD-Lecturer Position at Maastricht University: The Faculty of Law of Maastricht University invites applications for a PhD-Lecturer position focusing on the interaction between jus ad bellum and jus in bello. Interested candidates should develop their own research proposal, addressing the theoretical challenges in situations of normative interplay between jus ad bellum and jus in bello. Fields such as international human rights law and international criminal law may be incorporated into the research proposal. This position offers the successful applicant the opportunity to earn a PhD based on their research and to develop a robust teaching profile. Further details can be found here

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