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wm213490ttReminder – Call for Papers: Institutional Change and the IAHRS 
Source: Inter-American Human Rights Network 
The IAHRN is inviting submissions for papers to be presented at a two-day workshop entitled “The Inter-American Human Rights System: The Law and Politics of Institutional Change“. The workshop is due to be held at University College London’s Institute of the Americas on 9th and 10th October 2015.

Papers and presentations will examine the political factors that have shaped the institutional development of the Inter-American Human Rights System, the normative and legal transformation the IAHRS has experienced, and the effect of these changes on the impact, broadly defined, of the inter-American system.
The network is calling for submissions related to any of the three key themes to be discussed during the event:
1) The politics of institutional change;
2) Patterns of normative and legal change;
3) The impact of these institutional and/or normative and legal changes.
The deadline for the submission of titles and abstracts is Monday 1st June 2015. For more information on topic areas and submission guidelines please see the attached Call for Papers.

IMG_0900Conference on Extraterritorial Application of EU Law 18-19 June (Vigo, Spain) 
Source: Conflict of Laws 
The Spanish Association of Professors of International Law and International Relations is hosting a conference on
The Extraterritorial Application of EU Law
in Vigo (Spain) the 18th and 19th of June 2015.
The conference is structured in 8 thematic panels entitled:
 EU, Values and Human Rights
 Extraterritorial Application of EU Law: Trade and Contracts
 The Fight against Corruption from an International Law Perspective
 The Extraterritorial Application of Intellectual Property Rights
 The Extraterritorial Application of Data Protection Legislation
 The Extraterritorial Application of EU Competition Law
 The Extraterritorial Application of Environmental Law
 Fishing Industries and the Changes in Maritime Areas
The entrance is free but prior registration is required by June, 17 via e-mail to: or
Further information can be found here.
The conference is organized in the framework of the Jean Monnet Project EU Law between Universalism and Fragmentation: Exploring the Challenge of Promoting EU Values beyond its Border

23b632c4_l_2Go On! Emerging Humanitarian Frontiers Conference 
Source: IntLaw Grrls 
For those of you in the Washington, D.C. area June 1-2, the American Red Cross will be hosting a 2-day conference entitled Emerging Humanitarian Frontiers addressing emerging frontiers of humanitarian action, including service to marginalized populations, use of cutting-edge technology in emergencies, and engagement of local voices in global responses.
The conference will be held at the American Red Cross Headquarters – located at 1730 E St. NW, Washington DC – and will also be available to livestream at If interested you can find the conference registration and itinerary here.

A-stack-of-files-001Conference: Europe as an Investment Treaty Actor 
Source: International Law Reporter 
On June 12, 2015, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law will hold a conference on “Europe as an Investment Treaty Actor,” in Stockholm. The program is here. Here’s the idea:
This meeting brings together high-level speakers from government, business, academia and civil society to examine the European Union as an investment treaty actor. The day will include a keynote dialogue among members of the Swedish and European Parliament, as well as panels looking at the role of the European Commission in shaping the EU’s investment treaties and the substance of the deals which Europe is negotiating. Among the central questions raised by this meeting is whether the investment chapters in Europe’s treaties with Canada, Singapore and the United States (TTIP) are likely to be good for European economic growth or whether they are more likely to expose Europe and its Member States to a future of litigation from foreign investors.

ll also be accessible on this website. Live webcasts of the country reviews will be available on

file000175875802CEPEJ guidelines – a compilation is now available

Source: Council of Europe 

The CEPEJ Guidelines provide practical tools to justice professionals in Europe to improve procedural delays, strengthen time management in courts and generally develop further the quality of the services offered to court users. These tools, also relating to access to justice, the execution of court decisions, e-justice and mediation, propose measures that, when implemented, help improve the daily functioning of the justice systems in Europe. The Guidelines are now available electronically, free of charge and free of copyright, on the CEPEJ website.
Compilation of CEPEJ guidelines



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