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wm213490ttFunded PhD Positions/Call for Applications 
Source: Conflict of Laws
The International Max Planck Research School for Successful Dispute Resolution in International Law (IMPRS-SDR) is a doctoral school located in Heidelberg (Germany) and Luxembourg. Founded in 2009, the Research School’s aim is to examine and analyse different mechanisms for solving international disputes. The participating institutions are the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law, Heidelberg University, the University of Luxembourg, the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law, and the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (both in Heidelberg). In cooperation with the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, the IMPRS-SDR runs an internship program in international arbitration for its doctoral students.

Ten PhD positions are available from June 1, 2015. An additional five positions will become available in January 2016. Applicants who are admitted to the IMPRS-SDR will pursue their research within the framework of the Research School. The IMPRS-SDR will offer funding in the form of scholarships and research contracts to its new members.

ley_19-137274INTEREULAWEAST – call for papers
Source: Conflict of Laws
INTEREULAWEAST, or Journal for International and European Law, Economics and Market Integrations, announced its call for papers. It is looking to publish papers in both the field of law and the field of economics, with an international focus. Topics of particular interest include:
1. legal and economic aspects of European Union and other market integrations, market freedoms and restrictions,
2. competition and intellectual property,
3. company law and corporate governance,
4. international trade and
5. international private and public law.
Additional information is available at the Journal web page.

file0001652481771Call for papers: Extraterritorial application of EU Law 
Source: Conflict of Laws 
Erasmus+ Program/Jean Monnet Project:
EU Law between Universalism and Fragmentation: Exploring the Challenge of Promoting EU Values beyond its Border
Call for papers (Young researchers)
Vigo (Spain)
The Spanish Association of Professors of International Law and International Relations (AEPDIRI) is the beneficiary of a Jean Monnet project on the pressures experienced by EU law in a globalized world that become apparent in the conflicting trends towards universalism on the one hand and states’ legal fragmentation on the other hand. Overall objective of the project is promoting research on EU policies from the viewpoint of the Association’s research areas – public international law, private international law and international relations – with a view to enhancing EU values beyond its borders.
It is in the framework of this Jean Monnet project that AEPDIRI will organize an international Conference in Vigo (Spain) on June 18/19, 2015 entitledThe Extraterritorial Application of EU Law. In order to draw the attention of young researchers to this field of study, the AEPDIRI is pleased to make this call for papers.
While under public international law states cannot exercise their sovereign rights in the territory of another state without the concurrence of its consent, there are some areas of law in which this principle may experience exceptions or modulations. These are areas that show the complexity of this issue both in theory and in practice. Among the possible topics of research the following can be mentioned:
1. Law of Treaties: Despite the general principle of treaties’ being binding on the territory of each contracting party, there are cases where these instruments may have application beyond that scope for various reasons such as containing provisions concerning third States, regulating an area beyond national jurisdiction, or because it is a human rights convention.
2. Compulsory enforcement of International law: In this framework it could fit both claw-back clauses adopted by other countries and sanctions.
3. Competition law and its extraterritorial effect: Reference could be made here to tensions with other jurisdictions such as those arising from extraterritorial application of US antitrust law and the corresponding European reactions, the conduct and effects tests, and so on.
4. Data protection and intellectual property law: Possible topics could be protection of intellectual property on the Internet, telecommunications and broadcasting, Internet communications and sale of private data, the role of state intelligence agencies in monitoring the activities of citizens, duties of carriers with particular reference to the agreement between the United States and the European Union on data registries on names of passengers (PNR), and so on.
5. Environmental Law: marine and air pollution caused by ships, protection of endangered species, illegal fishing, trading systems of emission rights, protecting the environment and tort law.
All those interested in presenting a paper on any of the items listed or other related issue should send their proposal by April 1, 2015. The proposal must contain, in addition to a title, a 5-line abstract and a 1-2 pages excerpt in word format. Proposals dealing with public international law and international relations issues should be sent to Professor Montserrat Abad Castelos ( and those on private international law issues to Professor Laura Carballo Piñeiro ( A CV and a letter of recommendation must be attached as well.
Presentations can be made in Spanish or English and the papers will be published in either language in a book. The publishing house will be announced in due time.
The organization will be responsible for the costs of selected candidates’ participation in the Conference, always within the limits of the allocated budget.

Fotor09279173Write On! Call for Papers from Toronto Group for the Study of International, Transnational and Comparative Law (deadline 14 March)

Source: IntLaw Grrls 

The Toronto Group for the study of International, Transnational and Comparative Law (TG) invites graduate students to present their work at the 7th Annual Conference of the TG, a collaborative project between graduate students at Osgoode Hall Law School and the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto.
The theme of the conference is Conflicting Legal Orders; it will be held in Toronto, Ontario on Friday, May 2, 2015 at Osgoode Hall Law School.
Theme of the Conference
Legal orders are prone to a variety of conflicts: from conflicts within local systems of law, such as through vigilante justice and social protest movements, to conflicts between supranational legal orders and national or sub-national jurisdictions. These conflicts bring to the fore the inadequacy of law in resolving the question of how we should live together, in balance with our environments and within increasingly multicultural, cosmopolitan, and pluralist societies. It is time to get creative and devise new approaches, tools, and mechanisms that prevent and resolve both public and private conflicts that develop and rejuvenate international law, and that protect human rights and global security. It is the challenge of our generation to find ways in which law can evolve to support the resolution of violent conflicts and to help ensure a more sustainable world enriched by our differences.
We encourage participants to interpret legal orders broadly, and invite papers that explore a wide range of issues in this context. Topics can include legal orders relating to humanitarian law, human rights, criminal law, and international law generally, and any intersections with multiculturalism, pluralism, or religion. The institutionalization of law and the use of specialized tribunals can be a relevant area, as well as the role of civil society, technology and social media. Foreign policy, national security, terrorism, and cyber wars, are all areas where conflicts can occur. In redress of such issues, conflict resolution theory, processes, and their implications for law could be of relevance. These topics are certainly not exhaustive, and participants are encouraged to share unique perspectives and interpretation.
Submitting your work
We look forward to receiving your 250-word abstract on or before March 14, 2015 via email to with the subject line “TG2014Submission”.
Applicants will be notified if their conference submission has been accepted by March 21.
Please note that given our limited funding, we are unable to cover any travel or accommodation costs.
For more information about the Toronto Group, conference and accommodation options in Toronto, visit

file000921074758Go On! ICC Summer School at Irish Centre for Human Rights (early bird deadline 31 March) 
Source: Int Law Grrls 
The 2015 International Criminal Court Summer School will take place at the Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland Galway from 15-19 June 2015.
The annual International Criminal Court Summer School is the premiere summer school specializing on the International Criminal Court. The summer school allows participants the opportunity to attend a series of intensive lectures over five days. The lectures are given by leading academics on the subject and by legal professionals working at the International Criminal Court. The summer school is attended by legal professionals, academics, postgraduate students and NGOs. Participants are provided with a detailed working knowledge of the establishment of the Court, its structures and operations, and the applicable law. Participants are also given the opportunity to network with the speakers throughout the week. Lectures also speak to related issues in international criminal law, including: genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, the crime of aggression, universal jurisdiction, immunities, and the role of victims.
The list of speakers at the 2015 ICC Summer School has yet to be confirmed. The list of speakers at the 2014 ICC Summer School included:
• Professor William Schabas – Irish Centre for Human Rights, School of Law, NUI Galway and School of Law, Middlesex University
• Mr. Fabricio Guariglia – Appeals Division of the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court
• Dr. Mohamed M. El Zeidy – Pre-Trial Chamber II at the International Criminal Court
• Dr. Rod Rastan – Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court
• Professor Ray Murphy – Irish Centre for Human Rights, School of Law, NUI Galway
• Dr. Noelle Higgins – Irish Centre for Human Rights, School of Law, NUI Galway
• Dr. Shane Darcy – Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway
• Dr. Nadia Bernaz – School of Law, Middlesex University
• Mr. John McManus – Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Section, Canadian Department of Justice
• Professor Megan A. Fairlie – Florida International University
• Dr. Mohamed Badar – Northumbria University, United Kingdom
• Professor Donald M. Ferencz – Middlesex University School of Law, London
• Dr. Kwadwo Appiagyei Atua – University of Ghana and University of Lincoln
An early bird registration fee of €400 is available for delegates who register before 31 March 2015, with the fee for registrations after that date being €450. The registration fee includes all course materials, all lunches and refreshments, a social activity and a closing dinner. A limited number of scholarships are available.
To register and for more information regarding the 2015 ICC Summer School, please visit:
file0001117035713Write On! Call for Papers: ‘Taming Power in Times of Globalization: What Role for Human Rights?’ (deadline 15 March) 
Source: Int Law Grrls 
The Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland, Galway, has issued a Call for Papers for their conference-workshop “Taming Power in Times of Globalization: What Role for Human Rights?” The conference will take place Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 2015. From their announcement:
The ways power is exercised today at the global level seems to be qualitatively different, demanding new responses from international law and other relevant disciplines. In particular, it seems that today the exercise of power at the global level is less controllable, less subject to restraints and checks than some decades ago. Global governance, international or global constitutionalism, legal pluralism are terms indicating some of the ways developed in the scholarship to comprehend, analyse and respond to challenges posed by the contemporary forms of exercise of power at the global level.
Human rights are featured prominently in the Western thought as hallmarks of protection of individuals against the arbitrary exercise of power.
Human rights form today a core of any Western constitutional order. However, the role of international human rights as mechanisms for controlling exercise of power at the global level is articulated only rudimentarily. The conference aims at providing a forum for discussion about the place of human rights in current discourses on globalization. Instead of assuming that human rights are a proof of the possibility to control power at the global level, the conference aims at examining this premise from a variety of perspectives.
The following are some of the questions the organizers would like to see addressed:
• What human rights are part of international constitutional order?
• How legal pluralism/ global governance/ various theories of constitutionalism conceive the role of human rights as a mechanism for limiting exercise of power at the global level?
• What are the consequences of different answers?
• How precisely, human rights as guarantees against arbitrary exercise of power, function within different visions?
• Are there any alternatives available to the human rights language?
• Can other mechanisms of control over arbitrary exercise of power at the international / global level be imagined?
Contributions can address these and other related issues from a variety of perspectives, both theoretical and empirical. Critical and interdisciplinary approaches are particularly encouraged. Contributions examining relevant issues from a historical perspective, or integrating experience of non western legal traditions are also welcome.
Contributions will be selected following a peer-review process. The selection will be based on the following criteria: relevance to the conference theme, originality, and overall coherence of selected papers with a view of producing engaging discussion. The organizers have publication plans for the presented papers. The precise format of publication will be discussed during the conference. Therefore, all selected contributions must be original and not published elsewhere. All presenters will be required to submit full papers in advance.
Accommodation for presenters will be provided. There are limited funds available to cover travel expenses. Please indicate while applying whether you would like to be considered for reimbursement of travel expenses and indicate if possible the approximate amount.
Submission guidelines:
Abstracts should be no more than 500 words long; contain the name, institutional affiliation and contact details of the author; indicate a title of the presentation, questions to be addressed, methodology and overal approach. Abstracts should be sent by 15 March 2015 in Word format to Ekaterina Yahyaoui and Zoi Aliozi
For inquiries, please contact Dr Zoi Aliozi at
Important dates:
Abstract submission: 15 March 2015
Communication of decisions: 10 April 2015
Submission of draft papers: 1 November 2015

IMG_0900Call for Panel Proposals: International Law Weekend 2015
Source: International Law Reporter 

The American Branch of the International Law Associationand the International Law Students Association have issued a call for panel proposals for International Law Weekend 2015, which will take place November 5-7, 2015, in New York City. The theme is “Global Problems, Legal Solutions: Challenges for Contemporary International Lawyers.” Here’s the call:
International Law Weekend 2015: Call for Panel Proposals
Deadline: March 20, 2015
In anticipation of International Law Weekend 2015 (ILW 2015) – the premier international law event of the fall season – the sponsors would like to invite you and your colleagues to submit proposals for panels, roundtables, and lectures. ILW 2015 is scheduled to be held on November 5-7, 2015, in New York City.
About ILW
ILW is sponsored and organized by the American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA) – which welcomes new members from academia, the practicing bar, and the diplomatic world – and the International Law Students Association (ILSA). This annual conference attracts an audience of more than eight hundred academics, diplomats, members of the governmental and nongovernmental sectors, and foreign policy and law students.
Call for Proposals
The unifying theme for ILW 2015 is Global Problems, Legal Solutions: Challenges for Contemporary International Lawyers.
ILW 2015 will explore the many roles that international law plays in addressing global challenges. The aim is to provide an opportunity for discussion and debate about the ways in which international law provides fundamental tools and mechanisms to address emerging global issues. ILW 2015 will offer engaging panels on current problems and innovative solutions in both public and private international law.
The ILW Organizing Committee invites proposals to be submitted online on or before Friday, March 20, 2015 via the ILW Panel Proposal Submission Form located here.
Panel proposals may concern any aspect of contemporary international law and practice including, but not limited to, international arbitration, international environmental law, national security, cyber law, use of force, human rights and humanitarian law, international organizations, international criminal law, international intellectual property, the law of the sea and outer space, and transnational commercial and trade law. When submitting your proposal, please identify the primary area(s) of international law that your proposed panel will address.
We also ask that you provide a brief description of the topic, and the names, titles, and affiliations of the chair and likely speakers. One of the objectives of ILW 2015 is to promote new dialogues among scholars and practicing lawyers; so all panels should include presenters with diverse experiences and perspectives.
On the submission form, you will be asked to describe what you think would be the most engaging and exciting format for your proposed program. We encourage suggestions of varied formats, such as debates, roundtables, lectures, and break-out groups, as well as the usual practice of panel presentations. Additionally, we encourage you to consider taking the necessary steps to qualify your panel for CLE credit. We hope to offer at least seven panels qualifying for CLE.
ILW 2015
ILW 2015 is scheduled to be held at 42 West 44th Street on Thursday evening, November 5, and at Fordham Law School at Lincoln Center on November 6-7, 2015. The ABILA Annual meeting will also be held during ILW 2015 at the same location. For questions regarding ILW 2015, please contact
ILW Programming Committee
Chiara Giorgetti, Assistant Professor of Law, Faculty Director, LLM Program, Richmond School of Law;
Jeremy Sharpe, Chief of Investment Arbitration, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State;
David P. Stewart, President, ABILA, Georgetown University Law Center;
Santiago Villalpando, Acting Chief, Treaty Section, Office of Legal Affairs, United Nations;
Tessa Walker, Programs Director, ILSA.



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