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[Eva Buzo is a barrister and Executive Director of Victim Advocates International. Clare Brown is a Senior Legal Officer and Gender Advisor for Victim Advocates International. Kate Gibson is an international criminal lawyer and Senior Counsel to Victim Advocates International. Pia Conradsen is Rohingya Victim Coordinator of Victim Advocates International.] On 28 June 2024, the Argentine Prosecutor Guillermo F. Marijuán asked...

[Professor Luke Moffett is chair of human rights and international humanitarian law at Queen's University Belfast.] As the war in Ukraine continues in its third year, efforts for accountability and redress are increasingly turning to external adjudication and intervention. Whether through the International Court of Justice, International Criminal Court (ICC) and European Court of Human Rights to the increasing involvement of...

[Darryl Chan, LLM, is currently at an intergovernmental organisation for disarmament and has previously served as a research assistant to a member of the UN International Law Commission and at the Legal Division of the International Committee of the Red Cross.] The author was present at the Committee’s 140th session in Geneva, including for the 8th periodic review of the UK. Introduction On...

[Moritz Koenig is a research fellow at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in The Hague. His research focusses on the history and theory of international law and anti-colonial movements.] It has become a well-established argument that international law is plagued by several indeterminacies. Scholars such as David Kennedy and Martti Koskenniemi have long argued that this indeterminacy is part...

To have your event or announcement featured in next week’s post, please send a link and a brief description to ojeventsandannouncements@gmail.com. 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...

[Kate McInnes is a practicing lawyer based in Vancouver, Canada, and a student in the M.Sc. in International Human Rights Law program at the University of Oxford] In 2023, 25 people in the border town of Ciudad Juárez died by feminicidio, or feminicide — the highest number in Mexico, which itself is a global epicentre of gender-based violence. The year began...

To have your event or announcement featured in next week’s post, please send a link and a brief description to ojeventsandannouncements@gmail.com. Calls for Papers Human Rights and Climate Change: Where Next?: The Catholic University of Portugal, the University of Turin, and Koç University are organizing a conference on “Human Rights and Climate Change: Where Next?”. The conference aims to discuss the recent...

[Emre Acar is a PhD candidate at Leiden University’s Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies researching "The Role of International Judicial Governance Institutions in Respect of State Resistance to International Courts and Tribunals".] Applications for arrest warrants against Israeli officials in the Situation in Palestine have triggered political attacks from Israel and the United States against the International Criminal Court (ICC)....

[Dr Shea Elizabeth Esterling is a Senior Lecturer Above the Bar in the Faculty of Law, University of Canterbury (Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand), Co-Chair of the American Society of International Law Rights of Indigenous Peoples Interest Group (2021-24) and Chair of the Cultural Heritage and the Arts Interest Group (2024-27). She is the author of Indigenous Cultural Property and International Law:...

[Michelle Burgis-Kasthala is a Senior Lecturer in Public International Law at the University of Edinburgh] On 28 May 2024 Norway, Spain and Ireland jointly recognised Palestine’s statehood. Slovenia and Armenia followed suit on 5 and 21 June respectively and Belgium and Malta and even the UK’s Labour Party, at the time of writing, are considering similar steps. Given that as Prime...

[Yvonne McDermott is a Professor of Law at the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law, Swansea University, UK and Principal Investigator of the TRUE project. Stephen Sharp Queener is an associate of the Law program at the Starling Lab for Data Integrity, a Masters Student in Public Policy at Stanford University, and a current Fulbright Student Scholar in Germany. Basile Simon is...

To have your event or announcement featured in next week’s post, please send a link and a brief description to ojeventsandannouncements@gmail.com. Calls for Papers Renewing the Social Contract: The Challenge of Inclusivity and Democratic Government in Social Contract Theory: The Center for Critical Democracy Studies at the American University of Paris is pleased to announce an international conference on “Renewing the Social...