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...pedagogic and a bureaucratic lens. Mark Kersten asked in his post whether the Lubanga judgment would have a deterrent effect on the use of child soldiers, in general as well as in the DRC. Further on Lubanga, Julian Ku pointed to a NY Times op-ed criticising the ICC as throwing a spanner in the works of reconciliation. Julian also questioned what those who, like Teju Cole, criticise Kony 2012 as “white savior complex” propose as an alternative. On Saturday, Doug Cassel posted on his recent experience as a paid consultant...

January 25-26, 2013. Postgraduate (Masters/PhD) students and early career academics studying or working in the field of international economic law are invited to submit a 400 words abstract and their CV to pepa2013conference@gmail.com by October 31, 2012. Successful applicants will be notified by November 30, 2012; after which they are expected to submit a conference paper (no more than 4000 words) by December 31, 2012. At the conference, one or more senior practitioner or academic will comment on each paper, followed by a general discussion. Registration closes on December 7,...

The Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies at Leiden University is hosting a conference at the Peace Palace in The Hague entitled Jus-Post-Bellum: Mapping The Normative Foundations May 31-June 1, 2012. The conference program is found here. The Center for Law and Religion at St. John’s University and the Libera Università Maria SS Asunta (LUMSA) are hosting the 2012 Rome Conference on State Sponsored Religious Displays in the US and Europe in Rome, Italy, on June 22, 2012. The Faculty of Law of the University of Ljubljana is hosting the...

Calls for Papers The 2012 Critical Legal Conference takes place in Stockholm between September 14-16, 2012. Paper proposals on International Law, Genocide and Imperialism: The Colonial Origins of Human Rights? are due on 15 June 2012. The American Society of International Law has issued a call for papers for its 107th Annual Meeting in April 2013. Proposals need to be submitted online by June 22, 2012. Upcoming Events The Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law (HiiL) and the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences...

Upcoming Events Fordham will organize a debate entitled Executive Power and Civil Liberties: Debating Obama’s Targeted Killing Program on September 24, 2012 at 6pm, between Martin S. Flaherty and Jack Goldsmith, and moderated by William M. Treanor. Registration is requested. The Florida Children and Youth Cabinet Human Trafficking Summit will be hosted in Tallahassee, Florida on September 24, 2012. The summit is bringing together law enforcement and professionals from a number of practice areas. The summit will be live broadcast for those who cannot attend, and there will be simultaneous...

...Gaddafi due to the fact that Mr. Gaddafi had refused to see any ICC officials. 251. On 19 January 2012, the OPCD requested Dr. Gehani to convey a letter to Mr. Gaddafi, explaining the appointment and mandate of the OPCD, so that Mr. Gaddafi could make an informed decision regarding a potential visit. It is, however, apparent that Dr. Gehani failed to convey this letter to Mr. Gaddafi. 252. On 23 January 2012, the Libyan authorities averred to the Pre-Trial Chamber that Mr. Gaddafi had apparently refused to receive visits...

Information Privacy and Security (including Wiki law), and submissions are due on June 27, 2012. Submissions for the Winter Issue on International Anti-Bribery Compliance and Investigation are due on October 22, 2012. Upcoming Events On May 10, 2012, Professor Trevor Hartley, Professor of Law Emeritus at the London School of Economics will deliver the Second Annual ICLQ lecture on the Assignment of Contractual Claims under the Rome I Regulation: Choice of Law for Third-Party Rights at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. On May 14-15, 2012, the European...

I found much to like and dislike in this essay by Nigerian-American writer Teju Cole discussing his widely shared tweets on the Invisible Children Kony 2012 video. Here is one: Teju Cole@tejucole 1- From Sachs to Kristof to Invisible Children to TED, the fastest growth industry in the US is the White Savior Industrial Complex. Cole goes on to observe (rightly in my view) that Africa and Africa causes like Kony 2012 often derive from the emotional needs of the American or European “saviors” rather than the needs of the...

Upcoming Events On October 1-2, 2012, Leiden University and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam will host the Second Annual Expert Seminar on Foreign Investment Law, entitled: Foreign investment in the energy sector: Balancing private and public interests at Leiden University in The Netherlands. Registration is free, but space is limited. Friday, October 12, 2012, St. John’s Law Review, St. John’s Center for International and Comparative Law and St. John’s Corporate and Securities Law Society are jointly hosting a law review symposium entitled: Revolution in the Regulation of Financial Advice: The U.S.,...

Upcoming Events The University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law will host a symposium entitled: Mass Torts in a Shrinking World, November 2, 2012. You can find the program here. On November 2-3, 2012 at Duke University School of Law, the Private International Law Interest Group of the American Society of International Law will host a conference on What Is Private International Law? ALMA and the Radzyner School of Law of the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) would like to invite you to the next session of the Joint International Humanitarian Law...

1-2, 2012 entitled Crossing Boundaries (Word document), open to post-grads in the Asia-Pacific region. Deadlines of abstract submission (no more than 250 words) is August 31, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. Transnational Dispute Management has issued a call for papers for a forthcoming (January 2013) special issue on Corruption and Arbitration. The deadline for submission is July 31, 2012. The Irish Yearbook of International Law has a call for papers for a special symposium issue regarding Climate Justice in International Law (Word document). Submission deadline is August 31, 2012. ASIL’s Lieber...

Calls for Papers If you want to participate in panels on R2P and on intervention in Africa at next April’s International Studies Association’s conference, a call for papers is closing tomorrow. The Minerva Center for Human Rights at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is organizing The 2nd Annual Minerva Jerusalem Conference on Transitional Justice entitled “Transitions In/To Democracy: Contemporary Chances and Challenges” on October 29-31, 2012 in Jerusalem. Submissions are due on 31 May 2012. The Armed Forces Law Association of New Zealand and The New Zealand & Australian Armed...