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file000921074758Convocatoria Revista El Otro Derecho N° 51 
Fuente: ILSA 
El Instituto Latinoamericano para una Sociedad y un Derecho Alternativos, ILSA, convoca a organizaciones sociales, organizaciones de derechos humanos, investigadores/as y comunidad académica de América Latina y el Caribe, a participar con sus artículos para el número No. 51 de la Revista El Otro Derecho.

La temática que abordaremos en éste numero es la referida a las víctimas del desarrollo: discusiones teóricas y para la acción colectiva. El plazo para la recepción de artículos es el 31 de julio de 2015.

El presente numero cuenta con el apoyo del Colectivo de Abogados/as “Causa” (México), la Licenciatura en Educación Comunitaria con Énfasis en Derechos Humanos de la Universidad Pedagógica de Colombia, el Tribunal Permanente de los Pueblos-Capítulo México, La Asamblea Nacional de Afectados Ambientales (México) y la Campaña “La gran minería envenena eres tú quien la frena” de la Plataforma Colombiana de Derechos Humanos, Democracia y Desarrollo.

La convocatoria completa la puedes encontrar aquí.

IMG_0896Tribunal Permanente de Revisión realiza Seminario Derechos Humanos: América Latina y MERCOSUR
Para los días 9 y 10 de junio el Tribunal Permanente de Revisión del MERCOSUR (TPR) invita a la ciudadanía en general a participar en el Seminario Internacional “Derechos Humanos: América Latina y MERCOSUR”, en sus instalaciones ubicadas en Mariscal López y General Santos, Edificio “Villa Rosalba”, Asunción, Paraguay.
Las ponencias estarán a cargo del Dr. Roberto Ruiz Díaz, presidente en ejercicio del TPR, Paraguay; Dr. Raúl Gustavo Ferreira, árbitro del TPR de Argentina, Dr. José Fontoura, Quinto árbitro TPR de Brasil; Dr. José Gamio, árbitro del TPR de Uruguay; Dr. Raphael Carvhalo de Vasconcelos, secretario del TPR; Dr. Paulo Casella, profesor de la Universidad de San Pablo- Brasil; Dr. Wagner Menezes, profesor de la Universidad de San Pablo- Brasil; Dr. Eduardo Tellechea, profesor de la universidad de la República del Uruguay y el Dr. Washington Baliero, profesor de la universidad de la República del Uruguay
Los interesados en participar deben inscribirse en la Secretaría del Tribunal Permanente de Revisión, descargar el formulario, completarlo y enviarlo a:

IMG_0787Announcements: CfP and Symposium on Investment Treaty Arbitration and Environment (Oslo); Reminder: Workshop on Public Int’l Law and EU Law (London); Conference on NSAs and Responsibility in Cyberspace (Sheffield); Seminar on Aftermath of the Financial Crisis (Oslo) 
Source: EJI Talk 
1. The Present and Future Role of Investment Treaty Arbitration in Adjudicating Environmental Disputes (Oslo, 5-6 November 2015) – Call for Papers, Deadline: 15 July 2015. PluriCourts, Centre of Excellence at the University of Oslo, is organizing an international symposium entitled ‘The Present and Future Role of Investment Treaty Arbitration in Adjudicating Environmental Disputes’. The symposium will be hosted at the faculty of law of the University of Oslo on November 5 and 6, 2015. Symposium Theme:The symposium will focus on investment treaty arbitration from a forward-looking perspective on how future practice might be shaped or reformed in a way that can both promote environmental sustainability and protect responsible and legitimate foreign investments. Call for Papers: We invite scholars, practitioners and doctoral students to submit paper proposals for presentations on topics related to the symposium’s theme. The deadline for submission is July 15, 2015. For more information, please visit the website of the symposium.
2. The final workshop of the Annual Seminar Series of the Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context (CLSGC): Constructive Links or Dangerous Liaisons? The Case of Public International Law and European Union Law will take place at Queen Mary Innovation Centre, Clark-Kennedy Lecture Theatre, on 25-26 June 2015. The workshop concludes the ‘Beyond Pluralism‘ project, building on the introductory round-table discussion held in October 2014 on general aspects of the EU-PIL interface and the ‘thematic dialogues’ on specific issue-areas that followed until March 2015. The event will gather top-rank contributors, coming from all over Europe, to consider findings and put them into perspective. The objective is to assess how best to articulate the link between the two regimes and possibly re-define their relationship offering a comprehensive account of their interaction, overcoming current limitations of monist, dualist and pluralist approaches. To register and for full programme details, please, visit here.

3. Non-State Actors and Responsibility in Cyberspace: State Responsibility, Individual Criminal Responsibility and Questions of Evidence. Friday 18 September 2015 – Halifax Hall, University of Sheffield, Endcliffe Vale Road, Sheffield, S10 3ER. This conference brings together leading international experts to assess the effectiveness of international law in ensuring responsibility for the injurious cyber activities of non-state actors. In particular, this conference addresses three critical international legal questions: For further information and registration please visit the conference website here.

4. A seminar on Finance, Ethics, and Society: Reflections in the Aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis will be held 15 June 2015 in Oslo. The seminar will analyze the relationships between market participants, regulators, and the wider public. The respective roles of self-regulation, international and domestic laws, and litigation and criminal prosecution will be debated. It will identify best practices as well as crucial areas that deserve more debate in the public arena and political reforms. Please contact or for more information. The conference program is here.

IMG_0900Call for Nominations: ASIL Book Awards 
Source: International Law Reporter 
The American Society of International Law has announced that it is accepting nominations for its annual book awards. Here’s the announcement:
The Society annually bestows three book awards, known as ASIL Certificates of Merit, for a “preeminent contribution to creative scholarship;” “a specialized area of international law;” and “high technical craftsmanship and utility to practicing lawyers and scholars.” The awardees are selected by the Society’s Executive Council on the nomination of the Scholarship Awards Committee and presented at the Society’s Annual Meeting.
The Scholarship Awards Committee is now accepting applications for the 2016 Certificates of Merit. Books by authors of any nationality, in any language, and of any place of publication that have been published in the 24 months preceding February 1, 2016, are eligible. In order to apply, please send six copies of each book you wish to nominate, along with a list of titles being nominated, to the following address by October 1, 2015:
Scholarship Awards Committee
American Society of International Law
2223 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008
United States

IMG_0736Call for Program Suggestions: 2016 ASIL Annual Meeting 
Source: International Law Reporter 
The American Society of International Law has issued a call for program suggestions for its 110th Annual Meeting, which will take place March 30-April 2, 2016, in Washington, DC. The conference theme is “Charting New Frontiers in International Law.” Here’s the call:
Charting New Frontiers in International Law
From March 30-April 2, 2016, the American Society of International Law will convene its 110th Annual Meeting. The ASIL Annual Meeting Committee (chaired by Tendayi Achiume, Dawn Yamane Hewett, and Ina Popova) welcomes session proposals reflecting the meeting’s theme, “Charting New Frontiers in International Law.”
Dramatic shifts in the global economy, the environment, technological innovation, geopolitical power structures, and human mobility are forcing societies around the world to redefine their normative foundations. The dynamic physical and conceptual frontiers of our international order require that scholars and lawyers chart new frontiers in the theory and practice of international law. At its 110th Annual Meeting in Spring 2016, the American Society of International Law invites policymakers, practitioners, academics, and students of international law to deepen that exploration by mapping micro and macro structural shifts in the field of international law. The Committee will rely on the submissions process to identify illuminating topics and knowledgeable speakers.
Drawing on session suggestions, the Committee will create a program with the following goals in mind:
• Coverage of a wide breadth of timely topics of interest to ASIL members;
• Participation by individuals from a variety of backgrounds; and
• A vibrant exchange of ideas through the use of innovative program formats.
The Committee will prioritize session proposals that involve non-traditional formats, such as interviews, question-and-answer roundtables, lectures, debates, poster sessions, or the use of multimedia or interactive audience participation features. In addition, the Committee is committed to expanding diversity in the issues and voices represented at the Annual Meeting and is excited to present a track specifically focused on professional and academic development.
Please note that, even if your suggested session is reflected in some form in the final program, the Committee might significantly modify your initial proposal (including the proposed participants) or to combine multiple proposals, in order to satisfy the overall goals identified above.
In order to suggest a session to the Committee, please select the “Proposal Submission” tab and complete the form found there by no later than Monday, July 20, 2015. The Committee will inform proposers by email about the status of their suggestion(s) in the fall of 2015. Thank you very much for your interest in the 2016 Annual Meeting.

A-stack-of-files-001Workshop: Constructive Links or Dangerous Liaisons? The Case of Public International Law and European Union Law (Reminder)

Source: International Law Reporter 
A reminder that the final workshop of the Annual Seminar Series of the Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context will take place on June 25-26, 2015. The topic is: “Constructive Links or Dangerous Liaisons? The Case of Public International Law and European Union Law.” The program is here. Here’s the idea:
After an introductory roundtable discussion held in October 2014 on the general aspects of the relationship between EU law and PIL to set the scene, the project ‘Beyond Pluralism? Co-Implication, Embeddedness and Interdependency between Public International Law and EU Law’ opened in medias res, analysing specific legal areas from the viewpoint of both the EU and PIL in a series of ‘thematic dialogues’ (on monetary policy, energy & environmental law, human rights, crime, justice & terrorism, and common foreign & security policy), taking place from October 2014 to March 2015. An inductive methodology has been followed, based on direct observation of the respective thematic field, intended to allow contributors to draw conclusions on the actual processes of reception, compliance and/or contestation between the EU and international legal orders on that basis. This concluding two-day workshop will serve to put findings into perspective, reflect upon them and consider how best to articulate the link between the two regimes, possibly re-defining their relationship and offering a comprehensive account of their interaction, overcoming the limitations of monist, dualist and pluralist approaches.

singo_derechoNew Issue: Revista Latinoamericana de Derecho Internacional
Source: International Law Reporter 
The latest issue of the Revista Latinoamericana de Derecho Internacional(no. 2, 2015) is out. Contents include:
• Roberto Gargarella, La democracia frente a los crímenes masivos: una reflexión a la luz del caso Gelman
• Verónica Lavista, La nacionalidad de las sociedades: los principios de la protección diplomática, ¿un modelo para el CIADI?
• Ann Y. Du, Ana S. Ayala & Daniel Hougendobler, La obesidad y la salud mental: una intersección olvidada
• Anthony Duff, Autoridad y responsabilidad en Derecho penal internacional
• David Luban, La legitimidad del Derecho penal internacional
• Susan Marks, Falsa contingencia
• Jorge E. Viñuales, La costumbre internacional en el Derecho de las inversiones
• Entrevista a Eugenio Raúl Zaffaroni y Guido Croxatto
• Entrevista a Kathryn Sikkink



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