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irish-handsEvent Announcement: “ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT OF AD HOC INTERNATIONAL COURTS AND TRIBUNALS”
Source: IntLaw Grrls 

THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF INTERNATIONAL LAW, THE NEW YORK CITY BAR ASSOCIATION WITH THE CYRUS R. VANCE CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE WILL CO-HOST A PANEL DISCUSSION ON AD HOC INTERNATIONAL COURTS AND TRIBUNALS


This event will feature a panel discussion on how ad hoc tribunals are created, financed, managed, and dissolved to address international legal issues. Among the panelists will be Mr. Adema Dieng, U.N. Secretary-General’s Special Adviser for the Prevention of Genocide. The event is co-sponsored by ASIL’s International Criminal Law, International Courts and Tribunals, and the Transitional Justice and Rule of Law Interest Groups, the New York City Bar Association, and the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice.
Panelists:
• Adama Dieng, U.N. Secretary-General’s Special Adviser for the Prevention of Genocide
• Daryl Mundis, Special Tribunal for Lebanon, The Hague
• Giles Norman, Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations
• Milena Sterio, Cleveland-Marshal College of Law
• Moderator: Tamara Shockley, International Courts & Tribunals Interest Group co-chair
If you are an ASIL member, click here to register for this event. If you are not an ASIL member, click here to register or access the following link:.http://www.asil.org/event/administration-and-management-ad-hoc-international-courts-and-tribunals ASIL and New York City Bar members are free.
Date and Location
Date: Monday, October 5, 2015 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: New York City Bar Association
Address 1: 42 W. 44th Street
City: New York
State: NY
Zip Code: 10036

books-441866_1280Job Opening: iCourts (Postdoctoral Fellowships) 
Source: International Law Reporter 
The Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, is seeking applications for two or three positions as postdoc within the research area of one of the Faculty’s research centres – iCourts (the Center of Excellence for International Courts). The announcement is here.

Call for Papers: Adaptation and Change in Global Governance 
Source: International Law Reporter 
The Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals and the ESADE Business School Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics have issued a call for papers for the fourth Barcelona Workshop on Global Governance, on February 4-5, 2016. The theme is “Adaptation and Change in Global Governance.” Here’s the call:

Barcelona Workshop on Global Governance. Adaptation and Change in Global Governance
4 & 5 February 2016 – IBEI & ESADEgeo, Barcelona
Call for Papers
The world is changing, but its institutions do not always change in the same way and at the same speed. Global governance institutions adapt and change in response to both internal and external stimuli, and they often also provoke changes in norms, structures and other actors. Much of the infrastructure of global governance—including intergovernmental organizations, international normative frameworks, and privately-created bodies—was created in the aftermath of World War II. In many cases, the mandates of intergovernmental organizations and private bodies have since expanded beyond recognition, budgets and staff numbers have multiplied, and legal frameworks have been extended and revised. In short, the world looks very different now from 70 years ago, and so too do the institutions of global governance. Still, many observers decry a reluctance to change, even a gridlock. Against this background, the 2016 Barcelona Workshop on Global Governance asks how the institutions of global governance change – how they initiate and manage internal reforms, adapt in response to external stimuli, and provoke change in other institutions – and what limitations this change faces. Key questions include:
How do institutions adapt in response to external changes? Are some kinds of institution more adaptable than others? What determines their level of adaptability?
What are the main drivers of internal change in international organizations? How is such change resisted, accepted, and managed?
What role does individual leadership play in guiding change in global governance institutions?
How do global governance institutions provoke change in international norms, structures, and other actors?
The Barcelona Workshop on Global Governance is a venue for the study of global governance – its structure, effects, and problems – from an interdisciplinary perspective, bringing together scholars from international relations, law, sociology, anthropology, political theory, public administration and history. Its 4th edition will be held on 4 & 5 February 2016 in Barcelona.
Confirmed keynote speakers include Pascal Lamy (former Director-General of the World Trade Organization) and David Held (Professor of Politics and International Relations, Durham University).
The workshop is organized by ESADEgeo (ESADE Business School’s Center for Global Economy and Geopolitics) and IBEI (Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals).
We invite abstract proposals from interested scholars from all disciplines. Proposals should not exceed 500 words in length. Preferred format for all submissions is PDF. Please send your proposals an attachment to esadegeo@esade.edu and insert “Submission: Barcelona Workshop on Global Governance” as the subject line of the message. The deadline for abstracts is 21 October 2015. All proposals will undergo peer review and notifications of acceptance will be sent out by 16 November 2015. Full papers are expected to be delivered by 27 January 2016 for circulation among participants.
Key information
Send submissions: esadegeo@esade.edu with Subject: “Submission: Barcelona Workshop on Global Governance”
Deadlines: 21 October 2015
Notifications of acceptance: 16 November 2015
Organizing Committee
Miriam Bradley, IBEI
Nico Krisch, IBEI & Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Angel Saz-Carranza, ESADEgeo

Fotor09279173Call for Papers: What to Learn from International Human Rights Systems? 
Source: Interamerican Human Rights 
The IAHRN is inviting submissions for papers to be presented at a two-day workshop entitled “Moving Beyond the Good, the Bad and the Ugly: What to Learn From International Human Rights Systems?“. The workshop will be held at Ghent University’s Human Rights Centre on 29th and 30th January 2016.
The aim of this initiative is to look at the IAHRS and other international human rights bodies from a critical perspective and to examine which of their practices have contributed towards ensuring genuine respect for human rights; what good practices, strategies and actions to address violations of human rights could be copied from other jurisdictions; and which practices do not deserve to be repeated or replicated.
Academics, judges, and practitioners from all regions of the world are invited to discuss opportunities for improving policies and outcomes through the implementation of international decisions and the use of rights, and to address the dilemmas in the context of violence, discrimination, exclusion, inequality and/or economic constraints. Further details regarding topics to be discussed during the conference are available in the attached Call for Papers.
If you are interested in participating, please send a half page abstract of the paper you would plan to present to Clara.BurbanoHerrera@UGent.be and p.low@ucl.ac.uk as soon as possible, but no later than Tuesday 3rd November 2015. Along with your proposal, please include your name and title, institutional affiliation, and biographical statement (max. 200 words).
9643A99C-48A8-41E0-AB29-70BA878E574ACall for Papers: Campus Law Centre Conference on Conservation of Biodiversity and Sustainable Energy [Feb 12-14]; Submit Abstracts by Dec 15 
Source: Lawoctopus 

october 2, 2015
Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi is organising an International Conference on Conservation of Biodiversity and Sustainable Energy: Law and Practice on 12th -14th February, 2016.
Venue: Campus Law Centre, Chhatra Marg, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
Call for Papers
In order to achieve the objectives of the Conference, the participants are invited to make critical analysis on Conservation of Biodiversity and Sustainable Energy Conventions, Treaties, Protocols and other instruments.
In addition to Conventions/Treaties/Protocol based analysis of Biodiversity and Energy Laws, the participants are encouraged country-specific studies on the enforcement success or failure of Biodiversity Law, Energy Law, Trade Law, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Law, Development Law, Protection of Indigenous and Traditional Knowledge, Eradication of Poverty, Promotion and Role of Gender, Mitigation Plans, etc.
Themes
Devastation of Biodiversity: Scope and Extent
International and Regional: Legal and Institutional Framework
Energy Law and Sustainable Development
Biodiversity, Development and Eradication of Poverty
Gender and Biodiversity
Biodiversity, Trade Law and Intellectual Property Rights
Environmental Impact Assessment and Mitigation Plan
Comparative / Domestic Laws on Biodiversity and Sustainable Energy
Abstract should be sent to: cbse16@clc.du.ac.in
The deadline for submission of abstract is 15th December, 2015 by 2300 hrs Indian Standard Time.
More information is in the Brochure HERE.

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