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wm213490tt“VIII Curso Especializado para Funcionarias/os de Estado sobre Utilización del Sistema Interamericano de Protección de los Derechos Humanos” 
Fuente: Instituto Interamericano de Derechos Humanos 
San José, Costa Rica. Hasta el 15 de agosto de 2015, inclusive, se recibirán postulaciones para el “VIII Curso Especializado para Funcionarias/os de Estado sobre Utilización del Sistema Interamericano de Protección de los Derechos Humanos” que se celebrará en San José, Costa Rica, del 28 de septiembre al 3 de octubre de 2015, en el marco del 102 Periodo Ordinario de Sesiones de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos. Está dirigido a funcionarios y funcionarias de cancillerías y oficinas especializadas de derechos humanos del Estado, así como a operadores/as de justicia de América Latina.


Esta actividad académica -organizada por la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (Corte IDH), la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) y el Instituto Interamericano de Derechos Humanos (IIDH)- se enmarca en el convenio de cooperación suscrito en agosto de 2004 por las tres entidades en consonancia con las resoluciones de la Asamblea General de la Organización de Estados Americanos para fomentar la capacitación y formación sobre el Sistema Interamericano de Derechos Humanos, como parte de la promoción de los derechos humanos en el continente.
El “VIII Curso Especializado para Funcionarias/os de Estado sobre Utilización del Sistema Interamericano de Protección de los Derechos Humanos” constituye una oportunidad única para la discusión y el intercambio de experiencias en torno a los derechos humanos en el ámbito regional. El desarrollo de las conferencias, paneles y talleres académicos estará a cargo de un equipo docente constituido por jueces de la Corte IDH, comisionados (as) de la CIDH, miembros de la Asamblea General del IIDH y personal especializado de las tres instituciones.
Encuentre toda la información sobre el VIII Curso Especializado para Funcionarias/os de Estado sobre Utilización del Sistema Interamericano de Protección de los Derechos Humanos aquí
Para postularse, por favor descargue el formulario aquí, rellénelo y devuélvalo por medio del correo electrónico logisticacursos@iidh.ed.cr

wm192762ttInternational Conference at the Academy of European Law: “How to handle international commercial cases – Hands-on experience and current trends” 
Source: Conflict of Laws 
It has already been announced on this blog that the Academy of European Law (ERA) will host an international, English-language conference on recent experience and current trends in international commercial litigation, with a special focus on European private international law (see our earlier post here). The event will take place in Trier (Germany), on 8-9 October 2015. A slightly revised programme has now been put online and is available here. Registration is still possible here – so don’t miss the early bird rebate (before 8 September 2015)!

A-stack-of-files-001Workshop on General Principles of European Private International Law in Munich 
Source: Conflict of Laws 
Professor Dr. Stefan Arnold (University of Graz, Austria) is organising a workshop on general principles of European private international law in Munich on 18 September 2015. Renowned speakers will deal with pervasive problems such as the notion of a family in PIL, the applicability of religious law, general principles of attachment, party autonomy, renvoi and public policy. The programme may be downloaded here. The conference will be held in German at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences. Participation is free of charge, but prior registration is required here.

law-books-4New Issue: New York University Journal of International Law and Politics 
Source: International Law Reporter 

The latest issue of the New York University Journal of International Law and Politics (Vol. 47, no. 2, Winter 2015) is out. Contents include:
• Forum: Navigating Deterrence: Law, Strategy, and Security in the Twenty-First Century
• Zachary K. Goldman, Navigating Deterrence: Law, Strategy, and Security in the Twenty-First Century
• Paul K. Davis, Deterrence, Influence, Cyber Attack, and Cyberwar
• Austin Long, Deterrence: The State of the Field
• Jacqueline Ross, Anti-Terror Stings and Human Subjects Research: The Implications of the Analogy for Notions of Entrapment and for the Pursuit of Strategic Deterrence
• Janice Gross Stein & Ron Levi, The Social Psychology of Denial: Deterring Terrorism
• Alex Wilner, Contemporary Deterrence Theory and Counterterrorism: A Bridge Too Far?

law-education-series-3-68918-mCall for Submissions: Journal of the History of International Law / Revue d’histoire du droit international 
Source: International Law Reporter 
The Journal of the History of International Law / Revue d’histoire du droit international has issued a call for submissions. Here’s thecall:
The Journal of the History of International Law / Revue d’histoire du droit international – edited by Anne Peters (Editor-in-Chief), Randall Lesaffer and Emmanuelle Tourme Jouannet – is an interdisciplinary journal on the history of international law with a broad outreach. It is placed among the top international law journals which are regularly consulted by all international lawyers with a general interest in the history of their field. It provides a forum for the emerging and expanding scholarship that takes a historical approach to exploring a wide range of issues in international law. It accommodates the growth in interest in the histories of international law from scholars working in related fields (global history, imperial history, intellectual history and international relations). It creates a venue for ground-breaking work in this field by combining tradition with innovation and to provide the opportunity to develop sustained critical engagement with work on the history of international law.
The Journal of the History of International Law / Revue d’histoire du droit international encourages critical reflection on the classical grand narrative of international law as the purveyor of peace and civilization to the whole world. It specifically invites articles on extra-European experiences and forms of legal relations between autonomous communities which were discontinued as a result of domination and colonization by European Powers. It is open to all possibilities of telling the history of international law, while respecting the necessary rigour in the use of records and sources. It is a forum for a plurality of visions of the history of international law, but also for debate on such plurality itself, on the methods, topics, and usages, as well as the bounds and dead-ends of this discipline. Moreover, it devotes space to examining in greater depth specific themes.
The article section of the Journal is open to submissions from the entire academic community. The Journal uses double-blind peer review. All manuscripts received are evaluated by the editors and after pre-screening submitted to one or two anonymous external referees. Articles submitted to the Journal of the History of International Law / Revue d’histoire du droit international should be original contributions – in English or French. All work submitted will be scrutinized based on its intellectual quality, originality and advancement of academic discourse. The editors have thus decided to issue a general call for papers, inviting interested persons to submit contributions for consideration for publication in the forthcoming issues of the Journal. For a scholarly research manuscript, the length should not be more than 14000 words, including footnotes. Articles must be accompanied by a 150-word (maximum) abstract needed for identifying reviewers (in a separate file). Authors must provide – in a separate file – current institutional affiliation with email address, full postal address and telephone number where they can be reached, and brief biographical data if they wish.
Manuscripts (accompanied by files with abstract and affiliation) and any correspondence should be sent to submissions.jhil@mpil.de (to the attention of the Journal’s managing editor, Dr Mieke van der Linden). More information can be found via the website of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg: www.mpil.de.

23b632c4_l_2Call for Submissions: German Yearbook of International Law 
Source: International Law Reporter 
The German Yearbook of International Law has issued a call for submissions for its forthcoming volume 58 (2015). Here’s the call:
German Yearbook of International Law – Call for Papers
The German Yearbook of International Law is Germany’s oldest yearbook in the field of public international law. The GYIL is published annually by the Walther Schücking Institute for International Law at the University of Kiel and contains contributions on topics addressing all aspects of public international law. We aim to provide a forum for scholars of international law – both inside and outside Germany – to publish new research advancing public international legal discourse as well as analysis of current issues. The Yearbook features a ‘Forum’ for which prominent scholars are invited to enter into discussion on newly developing topics in international law and a ‘Focus’ section for which a group of experts are invited to write articles examining in-depth various aspects of a topic set in advance by the editors.
The General Articles section of the GYIL is open to submissions from the entire academic community and is independently peer‐reviewed by a board of renowned experts. All work submitted will be scrutinised based on its intellectual quality and its advancement of academic discourse. The editors have thus decided to issue a general call for papers for volume 58 (2015) of the GYIL, inviting interested parties to submit contributions for consideration for inclusion in the forthcoming edition.
Those interested in publishing a General Article in the GYIL should submit a manuscript conforming with the house style of the GYIL (which is available on request or via our website) dealing with any topic of interest in the field of public international law to the editors by 1 September 2015. The length of the paper should be 10,000-12,500 words inclusive of footnotes. Potential authors are also requested to include a brief biographical statement, including information regarding current academic affiliations and general research interests. All inquiries and materials should be addressed to the Assistant Editors of the GYIL via e-mail: yearbook@internat-recht.uni-kiel.de.

singo_derechoOpen Society Presidential Fellowship 
Source: Open Society  
The Open Society Presidential Fellowship is awarded yearly to recent JD, LLM, MPA, MPP, and MBA graduates from accredited law, public policy, and business schools. Based in New York City, Fellows pursue work related to human rights, good governance, and justice through an 11-month residence within the Office of the President at the Open Society Foundations.
Fellows will work with staff, grantees, and other fellows on special initiatives that address the legal, business, policy, and organizational issues confronted by the Foundations’ various programs and projects. They will gain exposure and connections to the Open Society Foundations’ leadership and partner organizations, and cultivate knowledge about open society strategies.
The term of the Open Society Presidential Fellowship is 11 months. The 2016 fellowship will commence in September 2016 with the term ending in July 2017. Fellows will receive a salary of $60,000 plus benefits.
Eligibility Criteria
The Open Society Presidential Fellowships will be awarded to three (3) students graduating in 2016 from an accredited U.S. law, public policy, or business school.
Purpose and Priorities
Through the Presidential Fellowship, recent law, business, or policy school graduates will work on an unusually wide variety of external and institutional issues encountered by the Foundations and the nonprofit organizations that it funds. It will also provide an opportunity to identify an emerging or changing area of legal, public, or economic policy or practice and to explore that area in depth, examining it within the real-life context of a complex, sophisticated global philanthropy.

The mix of work is approximately two-thirds assignments and projects chosen by the president of the Open Society Foundations, and one-third work on an issue the fellow chooses to explore in depth with the approval of the president.
Guidelines
Download the complete guidelines and email all application materials in a single PDF by December 10, 2015, to the email address indicated in the guidelines.

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