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IMG_0893Curso de Derecho Digital: Cómo adaptarse profesionalmente a las implicaciones legales de las nuevas tecnologías
Fuente: Eventos Jurídicos 
Organizado por el Centro de Estudios Villanueva, el curso se impartirá entre los meses de febrero y mayo de 2016. El plazo de inscripción se cierra el próximo 8 de febrero.


Realizado en colaboración con el despacho Plaza Iuris Abogados, el curso está orientado a alumnos de Derecho y abogados en ejercicio que pretendan hacer frente a los nuevos retos jurídicos para la profesión en materias como contratación electrónica, ciberdelitos, privacidad en internet, derechos de autor, e-Commerce, telecomunicaciones, firma electrónica, prueba electrónica en procesos judiciales o la fiscalidad en el comercio electrónico.
En definitiva, se centra en el conocimiento de diversos aspectos, herramientas, conflictos (en su mayoría identificados con anglicismos) que implican derechos, obligaciones y responsabilidades a las que dar respuesta, para de este modo adaptarse profesionalmente a las implicaciones legales de las nuevas tecnologías.
Profesorado especializado
El curso será impartido por profesionales en ejercicio especialistas en Derecho Digital, así como por profesores de Villanueva expertos en dicha materia. Con el abogado Julián Plaza y la doctora en Derecho y abogada Mercedes de Prada como directores académicos, el claustro de profesores está formado, entre otros, por Borja Adsuara (abogado y consultor experto en Derecho Digital, miembro de ENATIC, Vocal de la Sección Primera de la Comisión de Propiedad Intelectual del Mº Educación), Oscar Cortés (Ingeniero Industrial, Asesor del Ministro de Justicia en Innovación y Transformación Digital), Eva Holgado (abogada, socia fundadora del despacho VINCIALT especializado en Derecho Tributario, y consultoría Tecnológica), Javier García (Ingeniero de Telecomunicación, Director de Telecomunicaciones en la patronal del sector TIC-AMETIC); Lorena Rivera (Abogada especialista en Privacidad y Protección de Datos, Secretaria Técnica de la Revista de Privacidad y Derecho Digital), Alejandro Puerto (Registrador de la Propiedad Intelectual de la Comunidad de Madrid), Paula Ortiz ( Abogada especialista en derecho digital, miembro de ENATIC, vocal del Comité TIC del Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid).

En cuanto a su formato, Derecho Digital consta de 100 horas (70 presenciales y 30 de trabajo personal). Las sesiones presenciales se cursarán los viernes por la tarde en el Centro Universitario Villanueva, mientras que los talleres prácticos se completarán en despachos de abogados. El plazo de inscripción estará abierto desde el 7 de enero hasta el 8 de febrero de 2016.
IMG_0649Call for Applications: GlobalTrust Research Project Postdoctoral Fellowships 
Source: International Law Reporter 
The GlobalTrust Research Project at the Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law, directed by Professor Eyal Benvenisti, invites candidates interested in exploring themes related to the project to apply for postdoctoral fellowships for the academic year 2016-2017. The call is here.

 

IMG_0900Conference: ASIL Annual Meeting 2016 
Source: International Law Reporter 

The 110th Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law will take place March 30-April 2, 2016, in Washington, DC. The theme is “Charting New Frontiers in International Law.” Online registration is now open. Here’s the idea:
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. These shifts are creating new frontiers in the physical and conceptual structure of our international order.
Growing migration, climate, and public health challenges disrupt the salience of geographic borders. Non-state actors such as regional organizations and ISIS demand a more nuanced taxonomy of the subjects of international law. Technological advances such as cyber warfare, digital surveillance, and automated weapons are changing the terms and consequences of international conflict. Calls for transparency in international dispute resolution, and the increasing role of public issues such as financial regulation and energy policy in private disputes, are redefining the nature of commercial adjudication.
The dynamic 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 (ASIL) invites policymakers, practitioners, academics, and students of international law to reflect upon these shifting frontiers in the world and in law, to devise new modes of thinking, and to address the questions they present.

Fotor09279173Call for Papers: International Human Rights Law and Business: Evaluating the Impact of UNGPs 
Source: International Law Reporter 
The Human Rights Interest Group of the American Society of International Law has issued a call for papers for a workshop on “International Human Rights Law and Business: Evaluating the Impact of UNGPs,” to take place March 29, 2016. Here’s the call:

Human Rights Interest Group American Society of International Law Business and Human Rights Roundtable on ‘International Human Rights Law and Business: Evaluating the Impact of UNGPs’ 29th March 2016. George Washington University, Washington DC, USA.

Call for Papers
Deadline 20th January 2016.
The Human Rights Interest Group of the American Society of International Law is delighted to announce that a Human Rights Workshop will take place on 29th March 2016 in advance of the ASIL 2016 Annual Meeting in Washington DC. The CoChairs and Executive Committee cordially invite the submission of proposals and abstracts on the theme of Business and Human Rights theory and practice, particular in respect of the UN Guiding Principles of Business in respect of Human Rights.
Roundtable details
Papers presented at the Roundtable will be selected through a competitive process by the Human Rights Interest Group Executive Committee. The selection process will be based exclusively on the scholarly merit of proposals received and priority will be given to unpublished papers and work in progress. We welcome proposals from practitioners, academics, and graduate students that are attentive to Roundtable theme outlined below. All other interested parties are invited to attend to observe and participate in the proceedings of the Roundtable discussion.
Theme: The case for a covenant directly binding on corporations?
In 2014, at the 26th session of the UN Human Rights Council, Resolution A/HRC/26/L.22/Rev.1 for the “Elaboration of an international legally binding instrument on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights” was passed. The resolution establishes an open-ended Intergovernmental Working Group (IGWG) on a legally binding instrument on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights. The IGWG’s mandate is to elaborate an international legally binding instrument to regulate, in international human rights law, the activities of “Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises.”
The resolution follows from a statement made the previous year at the 24th Session of the Human Rights Council on behalf of the African Group, the Arab Group, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Kyrgyzstan, Cuba, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Venezuela, Peru and Ecuador. Therein it was stated: “We are mindful that soft law instruments such as the Guiding Principles and the creation of the Working Group with limited powers to undertake monitoring of corporate compliance with the Principles are only a partial answer to the pressing issues relating to human rights abuses by transnational corporations. These principles and mechanisms fell short of addressing properly the problem of lack of accountability regarding Transnational Corporations worldwide and the absence of adequate legal remedies for victims.”
Exactly what method of reform the IGWG will pursue is unclear from the 2014 Resolution. Proposals for an entirely new jurisdiction over corporations have been dismissed as suitably radical yet unsuitably unrealistic. Identified avenues for enhanced judicial mechanism include: (i) National mechanisms overseen by regional human rights commissioners (appointed by the UNHRC or the regional human rights courts); (ii) specialised permanent tribunals at a regional level with some level of harmonization across tribunals and judges from the existing regional human rights courts; (iii) the extension of the Rome Statute in the International Criminal Court (ICC) to apply to corporate, as well as natural persons; and/or (iv) a corporate human rights chamber based at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Hague. Yet irrespective of lack of political support, some maintain that a reconfiguration to make corporations directly accountable is unworkable as a system of international law. John Ruggie, former UN Special Representative on Human Rights, asserts that the UN expert group on business and human rights simply needs more time to complete their mandate and for the impact of the norms to show.
This roundtable seeks to address some of the inconvenient questions in relation to the UNGPs. In particular:
Do the UNGPs over greater protection than that existing under the ICESCR?
Have they been integrated into domestic jurisprudence and to what effect?
What are the obstacles to their integration at the domestic level and can these be overcome?
What is the meaning of ‘due diligence’ at the centre of the UNGPs?
How does the UNGPs discourse intersect with the extraterritorial obligations discourse?
Ultimately are stronger mechanisms necessary, as is argued by the newly established intergovernmental working group at the UN Human Rights Council?
Call for Proposals and Abstracts
Each submission should include an abstract of the proposed presentation of no more than 700 words and a short CV, both in English. Applications should be submitted in a WORD or PDF format. They should be emailed to Dr. Siobhan McInerney Lankford and Dr. Kirsteen Shields at hrig.asil@gmail.com. Please indicate “2016 ASIL HRIG Roundtable” in the subject line of the email.
Deadline: The deadline for submission of proposals is 20th January 2016. The outcome of the selection process will be notified to successful applicants by 1st February 2016.

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Call for Papers: Regional Approaches to International Adjudication 
Source: International Law Reporter 

The International Courts and Tribunals Interest Groups of the American Society of International Law and the European Society of International Law have issued a call for papers for a joint meeting on “Regional Approaches to International Adjudication.” Here’s the call:
Call for Papers: Regional Approaches to International Adjudication
The ASIL ICTIG and the ESIL ICTIG are delighted to announce that their second joint meeting will take place in Washington, DC, during ASIL’s Annual Meeting. The exact date and time will be determined several weeks in advance of the Annual Meeting. Three members of the interest groups will be given the opportunity to present works-in-progress and receive feedback.
Topic
The works-in-progress session is dedicated to original and on-going research on the theme of “Regional Approaches to International Adjudication.” Members of either interest group, at any level of their careers, are invited to submit abstracts describing unpublished works on this topic. Relevant topics might include, but are not limited to, the following:
To what extent do regional approaches to international adjudication exist? What characterizes these approaches?
How and why might different geographical regions differ in their commitment to international adjudication as a method of dispute resolution, and in their willingness to submit to the jurisdiction of international courts? What is the significance of these differences for legitimacy and effectiveness?
How and why might courts with similar subject matter jurisdiction differ in the development of procedures and substantive law? What is the significance of these differences for legitimacy and effectiveness?
To what extent is dialogue among regional courts affecting adjudication or practices in these courts?
To what extent do regional courts interact with international courts, and strive to follow their jurisprudence and coordinate their respective exercise of jurisdiction?
Three papers will be selected on the basis of the submitted abstracts. Abstracts must not exceed 500 words, and must be submitted to the following email addresses: geir.ulfstein@jus.uio.no and ngrossman@ubalt.edu.
In addition to the abstract, each submission should contain:
The author’s name and affiliation
A short author’s CV
Whether the author is an ESIL ICTIG member or an ASIL ICTIG member or both.
Deadlines
The deadline for the submission of the abstracts is February 1, 2016. Authors of selected papers will be notified by February 15, 2016. Authors of selected papers are requested to submit drafts of their works-in-progress by March 15, 2016.

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Go On! Call for Papers: ESIL Research Forum
Source: IntLaw Grrls 
European Society of International Law Research Forum Workshop
Koç University and the Centre for Global Public Law, Istanbul
20 April 2016
Call for Papers: Deadline 15th January
ESIL interest groups will meet on the afternoon of the 20th April 2016, in advance of the 2016 ESIL Research Forum at Koç University Law School (21-22 April 2016).
The Interest Groups on Feminism and International Law and International Legal Theory will host a joint workshop aimed at engaging with the theme of making of international law from a theoretical perspective. We are inviting submissions that might engage with (but are not limited to) the following questions:
• How does the use of a particular theoretical perspective influence the process and the outcomes of the making of international law?
• What distinct insights can be gained from analyzing the making of international law through various theoretical perspectives?
• Does theory matter for the making of international law and if so how?
The organisers of the workshop are particularly interested in papers that address the interplay between different theoretical perspectives, especially the various feminist approaches to international law and other theories. However, papers addressing the above questions from any theoretical perspective are welcome. The making of international law is interpreted broadly.
Abstracts of no more than 500 words should be submitted to organisers of the workshop Dr Ekaterina Yahyaoui and Dr Loveday Hodson using the following e-mail address:ekaterina.yahyaoui@nuigalway.ie. Please include your name, e-mail address and a one-page curriculum vitae.
The deadline for submission of abstracts is 15 January 2016. Successful applicants will be notified by e-mail by 30 January 2016. Although there is no charge for attending the workshop, successful applicants will be expected to bear the costs of their own travel and accommodation.

23b632c4_l_2Call for papers: Adjudicating International Trade and Investment disputes: Between Interaction and Isolation 
Source: International Law Reporter 
PluriCourts, at the University of Oslo Faculty of Law, has issued a call for papers for a conference on “Adjudicating International Trade and Investment Disputes: Between Interaction and Isolation.” Here’s the call:
CALL FOR PAPERS
Adjudicating international trade and investment disputes:
between interaction and isolation
PluriCourts conference
Thursday and Friday 25-26 August 2016
Call for papers
1 January 2016
Abstracts due
1 March 2016
Notifications of acceptance
15 March 2016
Draft papers due
15 August 2016
The PluriCourts Centre of Excellence at the University of Oslo is organizing a conference titled ‘Adjudicating international trade and investment disputes: between interaction and isolation.’ The conference will be hosted at the Faculty of Law of the University of Oslo on Thursday and Friday 25- 26 August 2016. Submission procedures and timelines are detailed at the end of this call.
This conference aims to focus on the relationship, interactions and comparisons between the international trade and investment regimes in the context of adjudication of disputes. The conference will welcome research across the disciplines of law, political science, and philosophy relating to three themes: the new mega-regionals, comparisons and practices, and cross-fertilization and learning.
Historically, the global regulation of international trade and investment relations have been closely interrelated; but in the post-war period, international trade law and international investment law developed on largely divergent paths. While international trade regulation has culminated in a multilateral regime with a permanent dispute settlement mechanism, the international regulation of foreign direct investment is primarily governed by 3500 essentially bilateral treaty relationships calling for ad hoc investor – state arbitration potentially to be hosted by a variety of international institutions. Despite these seemingly distinct structures, there is a recent trend that some say signal a move towards regime convergence: most clearly seen in the rise of mega-regional free trade agreements (FTAs) with investment chapters.
This potential convergence may be deceiving, however. The investment chapters of FTAs remain separate from the rest of the agreements and provide for distinct rules and procedures on dispute settlement. Moreover, issues of overlap between trade chapters and investment chapters have not been resolved, which means that the same case could possibly be raised simultaneously in two separate disputes under the same FTA. Legal disputes based on investment chapters in FTAs to date (ie under the NAFTA and DR-CAFTA) appear to interpret the investment protection chapters as standalone agreements with little or no reference to other sections of the FTAs.
Despite the limitations to integration that this new generation of trade and investment agreements may represent, there are other areas of interaction between the trade and investment regimes that could provide better evidence of a gradual move towards cohesion. This conference aims to look at the development of the new mega-regionals, but also the ways (or lack thereof) that the trade and investment regimes share practices and cross-fertilize.
Theme 1: The new mega-regionals
The first theme will focus on research relating to the increasing negotiation of mega-regional FTAs with investment chapters and what effects these agreements will or could have on the adjudication of international trade and investment disputes. The conference will seek to discuss state-of-the-art research, from both legal and social science perspectives, relating to the dispute settlement options under FTAs, including existing (inter alia NAFTA, ECT, ASEAN, DR-CAFTA) and emerging (inter alia CETA, TPP, RCEP, TISA, TTIP). Additionally, and given the EU’s recent preference for FTAs, the conference will also seek research on how the EU’s post-Lisbon trade and investment policy may have spill-over effects for the global trade and investment regimes. Papers under this theme could address the following:
• Analysis of the TPP, TTIP drafts and other recently signed FTAs: how will disputes be resolved?
• The relationship between the WTO agreements and FTA provisions: potential conflicts or cohesion in the adjudication of disputes?
• What relevance will the shift towards mega-regionals have for the legitimacy of international adjudication?
• Recent investment arbitration jurisprudence under FTAs with investment chapters: new developments?
• The proposal for a TTIP investment court: a dispute settlement mechanism for investment protection modelled on the WTO?
• The EU strategy for extra-EU BITs after Lisbon: A potential move towards multilateralization?
Theme 2: Comparisons and practices
The second theme of the conference will invite research focusing on comparisons between the WTO dispute settlement mechanism and investment treaty arbitrations tribunals; and research that focuses on the practices of WTO disputes and investment tribunals. The conference will also seek research relating to the distinct practices and structures of international trade and investment disputes may affect both their normative and sociological legitimacy. There are significant structural differences between WTO dispute resolution and investment treaty arbitration. Despite these differences, there are some similarities in the subject matter (global economic governance) that make these systems of international dispute settlement worthy of comparison. Papers under this theme could address the following:
• Are there important? Salient? differences in the appointment and selection of adjudicators in investment arbitration and WTO panels?.
• Comparative approaches in managing legitimacy: how do arbitrators, judges and institutions in trade and investment adjudication legitimize themselves?
• Public opinion and the anti-globalization movement: a valid constraint on the development of trade and investment adjudication?
• What are the roles and influences of institutional secretariats in the adjudication of trade and investment disputes?
• Litigating trade and investment disputes: what is the role of legal counsel in regime shaping and targeting?
• How have the trade and investment regimes comparatively dealt with issues of systemic interpretation and the inclusion of extra-sector concerns such as human rights and the environment?
• The possibilities for multilaterizing investment treaty law: are there lessons to be learned from the WTO?
Theme 3: Cross-fertilization and learning
The third theme will focus on the interaction between the international trade and investment regimes in the context of adjudication. The conference seeks research on how the interaction (or lack thereof) between WTO disputes, FTA trade disputes, investment treaty arbitration and other areas of international law affects the legitimacy and efficacy of international economic governance. The conference will seek both social science and legal research focusing on issues of judicial dialogue between trade and investment tribunals; and how cross-fertilization of ideas and practices between tribunals affects the development of the jurisprudence and the legitimacy of these institutions. Papers under this theme could address the following:
• Issues relating to overlapping jurisdiction: increasing fragmentation or opportunities for coherence?
• Is there judicial dialogue and cross-fertilization between trade and investment tribunals?
• Are there differences or similarities in how trade and investment tribunals deal with issues of legal interpretation and with the precedential value of previous awards?
• Treaty shopping issues in trade and investment disputes: is it actually a problem?
• The relationship between investment chapters and other chapters in FTAs: investment chapters as stand-alone agreements?
• What are the implications of the overlap between the trade in services and investment protection regimes?
Submission procedure
We invite researchers from the disciplines of law, political science and philosophy to submit abstracts of no more than 500 words along with a CV of no more than two pages to Dr. Daniel Behn d.f.behn@jus.uio.no by 1 March 2016. Please indicate in the subject line of the email as to which Theme your abstract corresponds. Selection of papers will be based on abstracts as assessed through a blind process of a five person committee. Notification of successful applicants will be made by 15 March 2016. We will aim to select approximately 15 papers for presentation. Selected applicants will be required to submit a draft paper of 5000 to 7000 words two weeks prior to the conference. Travel funding may be available to paper presenters. Please indicate in the application your needs for funding.
8. Call for Papers: International Criminal Justice: Theory, Policy and Practice SI
http://ilreports.blogspot.com/2016/01/call-for-papers-international-criminal.html
A call for papers has been issued for a proposed stream on “International Criminal Justice: Theory, Policy and Practice” for the Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference, which will be held April 5-7, 2016, at Lancaster University. Here’s the call:
International Criminal Justice: Theory, Policy and Practice
Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference
Lancaster University
Call for Papers
This proposed stream contains four panel sessions and invites submissions on all areas of substantive international criminal justice, whether on theory, policy or practice. Empirical work would be particularly welcomed and papers based on “works in progress” will be considered so long as the work is sufficiently developed. Both individual papers and panel submissions (of three related papers) can be submitted for consideration. Postgraduate students are also encouraged to submit abstracts.
Selected papers from the conference will be published. Details of which will be available shortly.
For an informal discussion please email the convenor, Anna Marie Brennan at Anna.Marie.Brennan@liverpool.ac.uk
Abstracts may only be submitted via EasyChair. For more information on the submission process see here. Abstracts must be no longer than 300 words and must include your title, name and institutional affiliation and your email address for correspondence.
The deadline for the submissions is Monday 18 January 2016.

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Call for Papers: International Journal for Research in Law [Vol 1 Issue 2]: Submit by Jan 27 
Source: Lawctopus 
About
International Journal for Research in Law (ISSN-2454-8715) invites Articles, Short Notes, Book Reviews Case Commentaries and other such for Volume 1, Issue 2, (November 2015-January 2016).
Who
Academicians, Practitioners, researchers, students and others interested in the field.
Application Procedure
Those interested may send original, unpublished papers to ijrl.editor@gmail.com
Deadline
27th January, 2016.
Submission Guidelines
1. The research paper shall be original and unpublished work.
2. The paper should not be plagiarized, and free from grammatical, spelling and other errors.
3. Co-authorship is allowed subject to a maximum of two.
4. Full names of all the authors must be given.
5. The author(s) may follow any uniform method for citation.
6. The body of the paper shall be in Times New Roman, font size 12, 1.5 line spacing. Footnotes should be in Times New Roman, size 10 single line spacing
7. A margin of 2 centimetres shall be left on all sides of the paper.
8. Page borders shall not be used.
9. For detailed information please (click HERE) and check the ‘Instructions’ tab.
Theme
IJRL operates without any theme; anything related to law is acceptable.
Format
The format of IJRL is Print and CD ROM.
Contributors however would be provided with the journal issue in CD-ROM.
So as to procure a printed copy an additional amount of INR 500 is to be paid.
Word Limit
A. Articles (3000-5000 words including footnotes)
B. Short Notes (2000-3000 words including footnotes)
C. Book Reviews (1000-2000 words including footnotes)
D. Case Commentaries (1000-3000 words including footnotes)
Publication Charges
1. Single authored paper- INR 1500

2. Co-authored paper- INR 2000
Contact Details
Ayush Jaiswal; Ph. 8885333791 | 9039457891
commerce-acts-books-477966-mAnnouncements: New Issue of Latin American Journal of International Law; New Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law 
Source: EJIL Talk 
1. New Issue of Latin American Journal of International Law. Di Tella University, Argentina, is delighted to announce that the third 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. This issue includes articles by Marko Milanovic, Ariel Dulitzky, Mark Pieth and Liliana Obregón, as well as interviews with Professor Alicia Yamin and UN Special Rapporteur Juan Méndez. The latest issue can be found here. LADI has also launched its new multimedia section – LADI Conversations – featuring interviews with prominent international law scholars and practitioners on current peace talks in Colombia. LADI Conversations can be found here.
2. New additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law. The Codification Division of the UN Office of Legal Affairs recently added new lectures to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law website, which provides high quality international law training and research materials to an unlimited number of recipients around the world free of charge. The latest lectures include the Shabtai Rosenne Memorial Lecture by Professor John Norton Moore, delivered at United Nations Headquarters in New York on 18 November 2015. It is the fifth in a series of Memorial Lectures commemorating Professor Rosenne’s unique contribution to the development of international law and its practice. The second lecture was given by Judge Theodor Meron on “The Mechanism: A New Model of International Criminal Tribunal”.

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