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wm213490ttOn the Job! American Red Cross hiring an IHL Legal Advisor 
Source: IntLaw Grrls 

The American Red Cross (ARC) International Services Department (ISD) is hiring a Legal Advisor in the area of International Humanitarian Law (IHL).

The Legal Advisor will work as part of the IHL team where he/she will teach an IHL CLE/professional course; assist with research, writing and analysis on IHL and conflict-related issues; and will support the team in complementing and revising educational materials on IHL to highlight the contemporary relevancy of humanitarian issues. Knowledge of international humanitarian law required and a strong interest in international issues, public international law, human rights and international relations or related fields is essential. This position will report to the Director, International Humanitarian Law.
      • Lead NHQ hosting of the Clara Barton IHL Competition, conferences, meetings, webinars, as required
      • Organize law school workshops in key regional cities/hubs with law school partners
      • Conduct research on IHL and policy-related areas and draft memoranda on relevant issues of IHL as needed for                 program development
      • Track and identify current events and relevance to IHL and prepare updates on developments in IHL
      • Draft talking points, backgrounders, potential presentation material to support our IHL networks
      • Develop supplemental materials for IHL teaching materials, presentations, other events
      • Attend briefings/conferences on IHL-related issues and provide updates of key points to IHL team
      • Develop and foster networks for possible partnerships with actors within legal community and external audiences (law         schools, faculty, professional associations, etc.)
       • Assist with content and messaging for social media tools
       • Supervise IHL legal interns
       • Support the IHL CLE/professional training courses, as needed
       • Perform other job-related duties, as assigned.

For more information and to apply, please visit here 

wm192762ttNew Issue: Arbitration International 
Source: International Law Reporter 
The latest issue of Arbitration International (Vol. 31, no. 2, June 2015) is out. Contents include:
Stephen M. Schwebel, In defense of bilateral investment treaties
Michael Hwang, Commercial courts and international arbitration—competitors or partners?
James D. Fry & Odysseas G. Repousis, Intertemporality and international investment arbitration: protecting the jurisdiction of established tribunals
Bree Farrugia, The human right to water: defences to investment treaty violations
Fabio G. Santacroce, The emergency arbitrator: a full-fledged arbitrator rendering an enforceable decision?

New Issue: Questions of International Law
Source: International Law Reporter 

The latest issue of Questions of International Law / Questioni di Diritto Internazionale (no. 18, 2015) is out. Contents include:
      • Legal normativity through tacit agreements: Putting Peru v Chile into a broader perspective
             o Introduced by Beatrice Bonafé and Paolo Palchetti
             o Jean d’Aspremont, The International Court of Justice and tacit conventionality
             o Giovanni Distefano, L’accord tacite ou l’univers parallèle du droit des traités

IMG_0900Master’s and doctoral programs in Brazil 
Source: Organization of American States 
Reaffirming the commitment to expand educational opportunities in order to contribute to the development of human capital in the Americas, the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Coimbra Group of Brazilian Universities (GCUB), with the support of the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Division of Educational Topics and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO / WHO) join forces again in this 5th edition of the Partnerships Program for Education and Training (PAEC) OAS-GCUB Scholarships. This Program provides more than 700 scholarship opportunities to outstanding citizens of OAS member states to pursue master’s or doctoral programs in Brazilian universities.
Potential candidates must review the Announcement and the List of Participating Brazilian Universities and Available Programs. Applicants are requested to select 3 universities from 3 different geographical regions of Brazil where they would be willing to conduct their studies. We encourage applicants to read the full description of the program they wish to apply to in order to ensure that the study area meets their professional objectives and interests. For the complete list of participating universities and the regions to which they belong, please view the OAS-GCUB Map where each region has been identified in different color.

file000739253401Announcements: Revista Latinoamericana de Derecho Internacional; Conference on European & Int’l Business Law & Practice (Trier); Conference on Int’l Custom (Hull); Registration for the ESIL Annual Conference (Oslo) 
Source: EJIL Talk 
1. New Issue: Revista Latinoamericana de Derecho Internacional. New Issue: Latin American Journal of International Law. Di Tella University, from Argentina, is delighted to announce that the second issue of the Latin American Journal of International Law (Revista Latinoamericana de Derecho Internacional -LADI-) is now available online. The Journal, published in Spanish, is the first Latin American publication devoted to promoting the discussion of general topics of Public International Law from different perspectives in the region. In its first two numbers, the Journal has published works by authors such as Martti Koskenniemi, Christine Gray, David Luban and Susan Marks, as well as interviews to prominent international lawyers such as former ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo. The latest issue can be found here.
2. ERA Conference, International Law and European Law: Harmony and Dissonance in International and European Business Law Practice. Trier, 24-25 September 2015. The aim of this conference is to provide legal practitioners with a comprehensive overview and high-level discussions on key topics and recent developments affecting their daily practice at the crossroads of international law and EU law. More details here.
3. Conference: Making International Custom More Tangible. 2 -3 July 2015, Law School, University of Hull. The McCoubrey Centre for International Law is hosting its second conference for research scholars and early career scholars, addressing questions surrounding customary international law. More details available here.
4. Registration is now open for the 11th Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law to be held at the University of Oslo on 10 – 12 September 2015. The conference theme is The Judicialization of International Law – A Mixed Blessing? Conference highlights include a Keynote Panel on A Turn to the Rule of Law in International Politics: The Role of the International Judiciary with James Crawford and Martti Koskenniemi; agorae focusing on current events: International Law and the Fight against ISIS, The Accession of the European Union to the European Convention on Human Rights, The Situation in Ukraine; A closing lecture on Developments in Geopolitics – The End(s) of Judicialization? by Philippe Sands; A reception at Astrup Fearnley, museum of contemporary art, and a conference dinner at the Hotel Continental in the city center of Oslo. The draft programme of the conference and details of how to register for the event are available on the conference website. There are still various possibilities for sponsoring the event. For information about sponsorship possibilities please contact the organizing committee at

file000175875802Seminario sobre Propiedad Intelectual y Recursos Genéticos, Conocimientos Tradicionales y Expresiones Culturales Tradicionales: Dimensiones Regionales e Internacionales 
Fuente: Organización Mundial de la Propiedad Intelectual 
El Seminario sobre Propiedad Intelectual y Recursos Genéticos, Conocimientos Tradicionales y Expresiones Culturales Tradicionales: Dimensiones Regionales e Internacionales tuvo lugar en la sede de la OMPI en Ginebra, del 23 al 25 de junio de 2015. El Seminario intercambió prácticas, experiencias y estudios de caso en relación con la Propiedad Intelectual (P.I.) y los Recursos Genéticos (RR.GG.), los Conocimientos Tradicionales (CC.TT.) y las Expresiones Culturales Tradicionales (ECT).

Presentaciones y transmisión del Seminario
Las presentaciones se encuentran disponibles para su descarga en la página Web del Seminario.

La transmisión de todas las sesiones del Seminario se encuentran igualmente disponibles.
Propiedad intelectual y conocimientos tradicionales
Más información sobre la labor de la OMPI en materia de conocimientos tradicionales, expresiones culturales tradicionales y recursos genéticos.

Fotor09279173Announcements: Conference in Honor of Nicolas Michel (Geneva); Conference on UN at 70 (London); CfP on Law and Jurisprudence 

Source: EJIL Talk 
1. Colloque Nicolas Michel, Geneva, 29 June 2015. On 29 June a one-day conference will be organized in Geneva in honor of Mr. Nicolas Michel, former UN Under Secretary-general for Legal affairs and presently Professor at the Geneva Law Faculty and at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. Four sessions will address the following topics: UN-law; Responsibility to protect; Right to culture; International Criminal Justice. Reports by Dr. S. Villalpando, Prof. A. Peters, Dr P. Meyer-Bisch and Prof. C. Stahn will be followed by a discussion among renowned panelists and then by a general discussion. The conference will be held in French and English. Further information is here.
2. The International Law Programme at Chatham House will be hosting a Conference on ‘United Nations at 70: International Law and the Achievement of UN Aims’ on Friday 16 October 2016 at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The Conference is being held in partnership with the UN Office of Legal Affairs. For further details and to enquire about registering see here.
3. Call for Submissions, Volume 5, Issue 1 (March 2016). The UCL Journal of Law and Jurisprudence is a law journal run by postgraduate students of the UCL Faculty of Laws. The Journal appears twice a year and will be available open access. All submissions are assessed through double blind peer review. The Editorial Board is pleased to call for submissions for the first issue of 2016. The Board welcomes papers covering all areas of law and jurisprudence. We accept articles of between 8,000-12,000 words, case notes of 6,000-8,000 words and book reviews of 1,000-2,000 words. All submissions must comply with the Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA). Contributions that have already been published or that are under consideration for publication in other journals will not be considered. The deadline for submissions is 16th October 2015. Manuscripts must be uploaded via the submissions section on our website. For further information and guidelines for authors please visit our website.

file000921074758Announcements: Conference on EU Accession to ECHR & Free Movement of Students (Leiden & London); Event on Human Bondage (London); Conference on Palestine Mandate & Int’l Law (Jerusalem); Conference on the Work of the ILC (Paris); Conference on Transnational Law & Social Justice (London) 
Source: EJIL Talk 
1. 54th Annual London-Leiden Meeting: EU Accession to the ECHR and Free Movement of Students. One-day Conference, 27 June 2015. Confirmed speakers: Professor Johan Callewaert, European Court of Human Rights; Denis Crowley, Head of the Policy and Interinstitutional Coordination Unit in the Directorate General for Education and Culture, European Commission; Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott, Professor of European and Human Rights Law, University of Oxford; Professor Sir David Edward KCMG QC, Vice President, BIICL and former Judge at the Court of Justice of the EU; Judge Nicholas Forwood QC, General Court of the European Union; Professor Laurence Gormley, Professor of European Law, University of Groningen; President of the European Law Faculties Association; Judge Paul Mahoney, European Court of Human Rights; Jacqueline Minor, Head of Representation in the UK, European Commission. Session Chairs: Alison McDonnell, Europa Institute, University of Leiden; Mark Powell, Executive Partner, White & Case (Brussels). Download the Programme. Download the Event Flyer.
2. The International Law Programme at Chatham House will be hosting a meeting, ‘Of Human Bondage: Combating Human Trafficking and People Smuggling’, with Parosha Chandran (1 Pump Court) and Aidan McQuade (Anti-Slavery International) on Friday 10 July 2015, 17:30 to 19:00, at Chatham House in St James’s Square, London. This event is held in association with Doughty Street Chambers and will be followed by a drinks reception. Register here.
3. An international conference on the Palestine Mandate and International Law: Legalities and Legacies: The Past, Present, and Future of the Palestine Mandate in International Law. The conference, convened by The Faculty of Law of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Columbia Law School, will be held in Jerusalem on 21-22 June 2015, in Jerusalem. Here is the full program.
4. On 22 June 2015, University Paris 8 Research Centre “Forces du droit” organizes a one-day conference entitled “Forms of International Law – Insight into the Outcomes of the Work of the International Law Commission”. The conference, which will take place at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs Conference Centre (27, rue de la Convention – 75015 Paris), intends to address the evolution of formal outcomes given to ILC legal products, from treaties to soft law instruments. Academics, experts of the Commission’s work but also practitioners – such as legal advisers from diplomatic services and members of international courts and tribunals – will gather to address this phenomenon, discuss its causes and potential consequences as to the current development of international law. The Conference will include, among its speakers and chairs, the President of the ICJ, Judge Ronny Abraham, ICJ Judge Giogio Gaja, the Legal Counsel of the United Nations, Mr. De Serpa Soares, the Legal Counsel of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, Mr. François Alabrune, and several prominent figures in the field of international law. More information and details for registration can be found here. Contact: Prof. Pierre Bodeau-Livinec (
5. The programme for the conference on Transnational Law and Social Justice, which is hosted by the London School of Economics on 26-27 June 2015, is available here. The event features roundtable discussions and thematic panels exploring the methodological challenges raised by the study of transnational law and its distributional effects. The focus is more specifically on the normative dimensions of family, marketplace, workplace and migration regulations. Registration for the event is free, but places are limited. Registration for the event should be done through the conference website.

file0001117035713New Issue: International Journal of Human Rights 
Source: International Law Reporter 

The latest issue of the International Journal of Human Rights (Vol. 19, no. 4, 2015) is out. Contents include:
      • Special Issue: National Security and Public Health: Human Rights in conflict
              o Myriam Feinberg, Laura Niada-Avshalom & Brigit Toebes, National security and public health: exceptions to                      human rights?
              o Myriam Feinberg, International counterterrorism – national security and human rights: conflicts of norms or                       checks and balances?
              o Dimitrios Kagiaros, Protecting ‘national security’ whistleblowers in the Council of Europe: an evaluation of three                 approaches on how to balance national security with freedom of expression
              o Jonathan Hafetz, Resisting accountability: transitional justice in the post-9/11 United States
              o Solon Solomon, From the barrier to refugee law: national security’s transformation from a balancing right to a                   background element in the realms of Israeli constitutionalism
              o Michael Crowley & Malcolm Dando, The use of incapacitating chemical agent weapons in law enforcement
              o Brigit Toebes, Human rights and public health: towards a balanced relationship
              o Andraž Zidar, WHO International Health Regulations and human rights: from allusions to inclusion
              o Laura Niada-Avshalom, Some scepticism on the right to health: the case of the provision of medicines



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