-Universidad de Alcalá, España-
Durante el curso académico 2015-2016 se celebra la decimosegunda edición del Máster en Protección Internacional de los Derechos Humanos de la Universidad de Alcalá; un programa oficial de posgrado homologado a nivel europeo cuya superación habilita para iniciar estudios de Doctorado.
El Máster en Protección Internacional de los Derechos Humanos tiene como objetivo diseñar un riguroso programa de posgrado, impartido en lengua española, basado en el análisis de los mecanismos de protección internacional de los derechos humanos desde la perspectiva de la práctica forense, con el propósito de:
– Capacitar para el ejercicio profesional de la litigación ante los distintos mecanismos de protección internacional de los derechos humanos.
– Formar a profesionales que puedan desarrollar su actividad en el ámbito tanto de las Organizaciones internacionales como de las Organizaciones no gubernamentales.
– Introducir al estudiante en el campo de la investigación jurídica (línea de investigación de Doctorado en derechos humanos).
El claustro de profesores está formado por juristas que trabajan en las principales Organizaciones internacionales que se ocupan de la protección de los derechos humanos, tales como la Organización de las Naciones Unidas, el Consejo de Europa, la Comisión y Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos, la Corte Penal Internacional y la Unión Europea, así como por docentes de prestigiosas instituciones académicas europeas y americanas.
A QUIÉN VA DIRIGIDO
Se dirige tanto a profesionales de los sectores de la abogacía, la judicatura y de las instituciones públicas y privadas, como a licenciados y graduados universitarios en ciencias sociales y humanidades que deseen orientar su carrera profesional hacia la práctica forense en el ámbito de los derechos humanos: litigación ante tribunales internos e internacionales; función pública en Organizaciones internacionales; o carrera profesional en Organizaciones no gubernamentales de carácter nacional o internacional dedicadas a las cooperación internacional y la protección de los derechos humanos.
La superación del Máster permite iniciar la fase investigadora del Doctorado.
Más información en: https://portal.uah.es/portal/page/portal/posgrado/masteres_universitarios
Go On! Venice School of Human Rights (early bird deadline 15 April)
Source: IntLaw Grrls
The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC)Venice School of Human Rights was born in 2010 with the goal of studying today’s challenges in the field of human rights. It allows its participants coming from all over the world to list these challenges and examine their reasons and possible solutions they can deploy. The EIUC Venice School at the same time, combines theory and practice and its faculty involves both academics and practitioners.
The Venice School intends to highlight that the respect for human rights is the responsibility of all, that « Human Rights are our responsibility ».
The official deadline for this year’s applications is 17 May 2015.
Early-bird registration ends on 15 April 2015.
For more details and to apply, visit http://www.eiuc.org/education/venice-school-of-human-rights.html.
Write On! Call for Papers: California Int’l Law Journal (deadline 1 May)
Source: Int Law Grrls
The California International Law Journal is inviting submissions of articles for publication for its next Volume XXIII (August 2015). The California International Law Journal is the official publication of the State Bar of California International Law Section and is widely read by members of the State Bar of California.
The substance of California International Law Journal articles should directly relate to at least one international legal issue. The Journal is primarily, but not exclusively, focused on practical subject matters but not to the exclusion of an academic topic that may be interest our readers.
The broad subject areas covered in recent Journal editions have included: international arbitration/litigation developments, immigration law, international human rights law, data protection/privacy, international criminal law, FCPA compliance programs, intellectual property, public international law, international environmental law, European currency crisis, global employment policies, international tax, notable developments in other jurisdiction.
The page range of Journal articles are as follows:
· Standard Article: 15-25 pages, double-spaced
· Short Article: 4-8 pages, double-spaced
· “Practitioner Spotlight”: 4-8 pages, double-spaced
Submission and Editorial Process:
Prospective authors should express interest with a short description and request Author Guidelines for submissions by emailing Associate Editor Deepali V. Lugani (email@example.com). The Author Guidelines address more specific questions related to the style and substance of the articles, and the submission and editorial process.
Please submit your interest and request author guidelines at your earliest. The deadline for final article submissions is May 1, 2015.
Call for Submissions: Symposium on Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL)
Source: International Law Reporter
AJIL Unbound has issued a call for submissions for a symposium on Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL). Here’s the call:
AJIL Unbound, the online-only publication and forum of theAmerican Journal of International Law, which features scholarship and commentary from pre-eminent scholars on developments in international law and international relations, invites submissions for a symposium on Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL).
Third World Approaches to International Law constitute a distinctive voice in international law. These approaches have emphasized the centrality of colonialism and imperialism to the field. TWAIL has challenged the manner in which first world scholarship monopolized the production of knowledge about international law and, in so doing, has brought to the fore questions of race, culture, power relations, and class.
While some TWAIL approaches have critically evaluated the continuities of colonialism and imperialism in post-cold war neo-liberal policies through a variety of lenses including Marxism, others have emphasized international law’s philosophic and theoretical features including its contingency, particularism, and indeterminacy. TWAIL scholars acknowledge that they are engaged in simultaneously critiquing and exposing the limits and the biases, blind spots and unanticipated bad consequences of international law, on the one hand, and embracing possibilities embodied in the guarantees of individual rights and self-determination, on the other.
For these and other reasons, TWAIL has been criticized for relying on the same underlying assumptions as the system it sought to transcend, for under-emphasizing the continuing marginalization of many women and of indigenous peoples, and for offering no positive agenda for the reform or transformation of international law.
AJIL Unbound invites essays of no more than 3000 words reflecting on Third World Approaches to International Law along the foregoing non-exhaustive list of themes. Essays should be lightly footnoted. Because AJIL Unbound essays will be available in both PDF and HTML formats, authors should provide both Bluebook citations and hyperlinks to all references. Submissions will be selected for publication through a peer-review process comprised of American Journal of International Law Board of Editors members, including the Co-editors in Chief and AJIL Unbound Committee members. This symposium is convened by Journal Board members Christine Chinkin, Henry Richardson, and James Gathii.
Call for Submissions: Special Issue on Latin America
Source: International Law Reporter
TDM Call for papers: Special Issue on Latin America
Since the beginning of the 21st century, Latin America has sought the proper response to international disputes. That effort has been complicated by the opportunities and realities of globalization and its relation to its effects on local economies and government policy. While new export markets have driven growth in certain sectors, the desire to utilize local resources for internal development has presented significant challenges, both economic and political. We invite submissions for a TDM Special Issue on Latin America that seeks to dive in to these issues and the tension resulting from them, both from a theoretical and practical perspective. The topics to be discussed include the following.
Disputes Involving States and State Parties.
Along with East Europe, Latin America has been the region that has experienced the most arbitrations involving a State or a State entities. Claimants have challenged State measures including upfront expropriations or mere State regulatory decisions in different industries spanning from the financial sector (Abaclat v. Argentina) to trade transactions (Cargill v. Mexico). We seek contributions discussing the impact of these arbitrations in the region considering, among others, the effect on the political mood, Sovereign decisions, State´s treaty practice or the overall consequences on the use of arbitration as a dispute resolution system in the region. We would also appreciate receiving contributions counting stock of cases by country or regionally with an analysis of sectors involved and the challenged Sovereign measures.
Control of Local Laws and Courts over International Transactions.
For decades, the major financial centers (New York, London, Paris, Hong Kong) have essentially exported their legal norms through the application of their laws and legal customs to contracts, investments, and dispute resolution methods. Until recently, Latin American countries have done little to change the status quo, increasingly enforcing arbitration clauses calling for dispute resolution outside national boundaries and generally enforcing awards rendered in other jurisdictions. But it appears the tide is changing. Perhaps emblematically, Mexico has embraced reform of the hydrocarbons sector to attract private, foreign investment, but it has also passed legislation making certain administrative actions non-arbitrable. At the same time, there is increasing use of transnational rules, instead of the traditional application of a particular State’s law. For example, model contracts and State laws have started citing to best practices as a source of transnational rules. We seek contributions discussing whether such a change is occurring and its impacts, including the limits of the control of local courts and laws, the types of legal teams and strategies necessary to handle these disputes, and the effect on various cities as potential seats of arbitrations and locations for international dispute resolution practices.
Changes in Dispute Resolution Methods.
While certain countries have denounced or rejected the Washington Convention and bilateral investment treaties, there has not been a whole scale move away from international investment arbitration. International commercial arbitration has grown rapidly in the region at the same time. In reality, sovereigns and their instrumentalities still select arbitration, often arbitrating under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, the Rules of Arbitration of the ICC, the Rules of Arbitration of the ICDR, and other institutions. Sovereigns have also initiated a process of renegotiation of the old investment regime moving into new treaties or free trade agreements with investment chapters. The regional arbitration Center at UNASUR seems also to be moving forward. We seek contributions analyzing the changes that have occurred and discussing the effects these changes will have on important issues, such as transparency, ability to attract foreign capital, and methods of dispute resolution.
Implications of Investment by “Multi-Latinas” and Access to Changing Markets.
After the financial crisis of 2008, corporations based in Latin America have continued to become increasingly assertive on the international stage. We have seen companies, from small to large, expanding outside their borders to the rest of Latin America, Africa, and the United States. At the same time, the United States has dramatically changed its position in relation to Cuba-a policy change that will undoubtedly impact investment in the country for years to come. We seek contributions studying the impacts of these changes, including the application of extraterritorial regulatory regimes (FCPA, UK Anti-Bribery Act, FATCA, embargoes, sanctions, and similar laws), the preference by Multi-Latinas of dispute resolution in local or regional arbitration institutions, and analysis of regulatory and political changes in relation to Cuba.
Regional and National Disputes.
Growth in intra-region trade and investment among Latin American companies has led to proposals for local and regional solutions to international dispute resolution. Those solutions look to local business, legal and political culture, while also incorporating practices from the US, the UK, Western Europe and perhaps China. We seek submissions addressing the rapid development of intra-region international dispute resolutions systems, including successes, failures and realistic assessments of future prospects.
In addition to the specific sub-topics mentioned above, the issue’s coordinators are open to considering other relevant issues focusing on the consequences of the competing considerations above, especially from diverse perspectives and fields.
The editors of this Latin American TDM Special Issue are Dr. Ignacio Torterola (Brown Rudnick LLP) and Quinn Smith (Gomm & Smith). Proposals for papers (e.g. abstracts) should be submitted to the editors. Intended publication date: final quarter of 2015.
Dr. Ignacio Torterola
Brown Rudnick LLP
Gomm & Smith
Please address all proposals to both Dr. Ignacio Torterola and Quinn Smith. Please CC firstname.lastname@example.org when submitting your materials.