Announcements

Events Women and the International Law Commission: The Minerva Law Network is pleased to announce an event on "Women and the International Law Commission" on 30 June from 11:00–12:00 CEST. This is an online webinar where the panelists, who comprise current and former women of the International Law Commission, will discuss their experiences in the Commission and their work on the...

Events Careers Panel for Aspiring International Lawyers: The Co-Editors of the Irish Yearbook of International Law are delighted to host a Zoom careers seminar on international law careers on 23 June 2021, 14:00, Dublin time. The event is aimed at law students in Ireland but will also cover topics of interest to an international audience including LLMs and internships. Our panellists...

Call for Papers Two-day international conference on secondary sanctions: On Thursday 2 and Friday 3 December 2021, the Ghent Rolin-Jaequemyns International Law Institute (GRILI) and the Utrecht Centre for Regulation and Enforcement in Europe (RENFORCE) will host a two-day international conference on secondary sanctions. The conference seeks to explore both the international legal framework governing such sanctions and the potential remedies to challenge them, as well as...

Alas, we are losing our wonderful Editorial Assistant, Parisa Zangeneh, who needs to focus on her PhD at NUI-Galway. Parisa has been an incredible asset to Opinio Juris as an editor and in terms of her own blogging. (See here for an example of the latter.) She will be much missed, though she will maintain her blogging rights and we...

Featured Announcement New Course from BIICL: International Trade Law  The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) is delighted to announce the launch of a new (Virtual) Short Course on International Trade Law. The training course offers an in-depth dynamic and applied knowledge of the regulatory framework of the multilateral trading system, covering both the institutional and substantive law of the World...

Events Discussion Group: Legal Pluralism, Voluntary Compliance, and Universal International Law: Join the SLS International Law Section to discuss legal pluralism in international law with Dr Julie Fraser (Assistant Professor at the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM) and the Montaigne Centre at Utrecht University). Julie will discuss the incorporation of local norms, using Islamic law as an example, and how we...

Summer School Al-Haq International Law Online Summer School Program: Al-Haq Center for Applied International Law is pleased to announce its Seventh International Law Summer School for professionals, legal researchers, post-graduates and academics in the fields of international law and human rights. The 2021 program will run entirely online through ten days from 31st May – 12th June 2021. The summer school aims to assist professionals...

Call for Papers Call for papers on “The Potential of Public Interest Litigation in International Law”: As there is growing interest in using international courts in the public interest, this project, funded by the University of Exeter and the University of Geneva, aims at analysing what challenges lie ahead and how to overcome them.  In order to tackle these questions, the organisers...

Call for Papers Cyprus Human Rights Law Review Call for Papers on special issue: COVID- 19: The Protection of Human Rights in the Pandemic Era: Challenges and Responses: The COVID-19 ongoing crisis has been characterised by the introduction of strict and far-reaching governmental measures restricting fundamental rights to an unprecedented extent for western post-World War II democracies. The Cyprus Human Rights Law...

Events Webinar on Palestine, Israel and the ICC: The Nottingham Law School (NLS) Centre for Rights and Justice is pleased to announce a webinar on 'The Long Walk to Justice: Palestine, Israel and the International Criminal Court' on 12 April 2021 from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm. The webinar will host the contributions of Prof Richard Falk, former UN special rapporteur on...

Call for Papers Call for papers: Online workshop for UNWCC researchers 28 May 2021: The United Nations War Crimes Commission (UNWCC), which operated from 1943-48, was a UN agency that supported localised prosecutions of international crimes committed during the Second World War. The Commission was composed of representatives from 16 Allied States and through its work war crimes and crimes against...

Few international economic lawyers doubt the value of foreign direct investment (FDI). There is even some consensus that FDI plays a vital role in fostering development in host states. It triggers technology expansion, assists human capital formation, and nurtures a dynamic business environment. States—especially across the Third World—appeal to investors in the hopes of attracting a share of the green gold. Although there is truth to...