I Diplomado Internacional en Derechos Humanos IIDH-Anáhuac sobre el Sistema Interamericano de Derechos Humanos (SIDH)
San José, Costa Rica. De febrero a julio de 2016 se efectuará el I Diplomado Internacional en Derechos Humanos IIDH-Anáhuac sobre el Sistema Interamericano de Derechos Humanos (SIDH), bajo la dirección académica del maestro Jorge Padilla (IIDH) y la doctora Carolina León Bastos (Universidad Anáhuac).
Las clases serán impartidas por un cuerpo docente de muy alto nivel, conformado por ex jueces de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos, integrantes de los órganos de derechos humanos de la ONU y destacados expertos y expertas en el SIDH.
Con esta actividad se espera que las personas participantes –magistrados/as, jueces/as, abogadas/os, defensoras/es de los derechos humanos y otras interesadas en la protección de los derechos humanos en México- obtengan una sólida formación en el campo teórico-práctico y litigioso de los derechos humanos, principalmente en los procedimientos ante el SIDH y su repercusión en el ámbito nacional. Asimismo, se fortalecerán su base ética para aplicar y difundir los conocimientos adquiridos y sus capacidades para asumir un liderazgo positivo en beneficio de su comunidad las sociedades mexicana y latinoamericana.
Objetivo general. Brindar herramientas prácticas, fundadas en una sólida estructura teórica, para la aplicación de los estándares de protección del Derecho Internacional de los Derechos Humanos y el Sistema Interamericano de Protección de los Derechos Humanos en México, con énfasis en el derecho a la justicia, desde una perspectiva técnico-humanista.
Objetivo particular. Proveer a los alumnos egresados de las maestrías en derecho que imparte la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad una opción más, de alta calidad y prospectiva internacional, para la obtención del grado.
Horario: Miércoles a viernes de 17:00 a 21:00 horas y sábados de 9:00 a 13:00 horas.
Duración: Seis meses (120 horas), contados desde el miércoles 24 de febrero al sábado 9 de julio de 2016.
Para solicitar información sobre los requisitos de ingreso, el proceso de inscripción, los costos y contenidos del Diplomado, entre otros aspectos de su interés, escriba a firstname.lastname@example.org o a email@example.com
Write On! Conflicts in Space and the Rule of Law
Source: IntLaw Grrls
The Institute of Air and Space Law of McGill University wishes to invite submissions for its 4th Manfred Lachs International Conference on Conflicts in Space and the Rule of Law, which will take place on May 27-28, 2016.
Deadline for abstracts: 31 January 2016
Given the increase in the number of States and non-State actors that are now active in space, and the increased reliance that the military in many countries have on space capabilities, there are growing concerns about the risk of a conflict in outer space, or incidents involving the use of outer space systems leading to a major confrontation. As space infrastructure grows more vital to global economic, business and strategic systems, the potential of space conflict therefore appears to increase.
The general public remains largely unaware of possible armed conflict in space, even though they might have devastating implications for the space systems of all nations and perhaps even for life on Earth. Therefore, in order to avoid potentially devastating conflicts and to regulate the military activities of States (and non-State actors) in outer space, there is a manifest need to clarify the applicable rules of international law and emerging codes of conduct, particularly rules governing the prohibition of the use of force, as well as the relevant rules of international humanitarian law.
This 4th Annual Manfred Lachs Conference therefore seeks presentations related to the state of the art in current and future military and security technologies and activities, the development of military policies and doctrines, the challenges and risks they represent in terms of space security, the national exploitation of space natural resources, space sustainability, and the peaceful uses of outer space for the benefit of all. In addition, we invite presentations addressing the adequacy and inadequacy of the current rules of international space law, public international law, and international humanitarian law, with respect to conflict avoidance in outer space.
For more information: https://www.mcgill.ca/iasl/channels/news/call-papers-conflicts-space-and-rule-law-257235
Write On! Strengthening the Validity of International Criminal Tribunals Conference
Source: IntLaw Grrls
CALL FOR PAPERS
International criminal law (ICL) re-emerged onto the global stage in the 1990s in a flood of good will and optimism. Two decades later, with its honeymoon stage well behind it, states, practitioners, scholars and others are asking where we go from here. The ad hoc tribunals are in the process of winding down amid mixed reviews. The creation of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has failed to live up to many of the optimistic expectations that were imposed upon it, with some African states such as Namibia and South Africa taking steps to withdraw from the Rome Statute. At the same time, calls are being made for new courts and ad hoc jurisdictions to be created as a solution to atrocities and for new crimes to be added to the list of core international crimes. The processes of international criminal justice are also under scrutiny, with some asking whether international criminal courts are trying to do too much. Some see an answer in complementarity- that national courts should assume the responsibility for trying those responsible for the worst atrocities, but this too may not be the panacea it appears to be. This conference seeks to explore these controversies. It seeks practical solutions to make international criminal justice more effective and relevant as it enters a more mature stage in its development.
The conference will bring together a mix of practitioners and scholars from the field of international criminal justice to exchange perspectives and to suggest solutions. We are particularly interested in the experiences of those who work in the field- fact finders, prosecution and defence lawyers, judges, NGO representatives and those involved in the post-trial stage such as members of the prison service. What challenges do they face? What works? What does not work?
We seek papers pursuing empirical, normative, comparative or theoretical approaches, and encourage papers applying alternative theories such as feminist theory, critical legal theory and TWAIL perspectives. We welcome contributions from law and the social sciences, including philosophy, sociology, criminology, psychology and history.
Papers are requested on the following topics:
More Courts? More Crimes?
Despite the existence of the permanent ICC, there continue to be calls for new jurisdictions to be created as a solution to atrocities- an ad hoc court for Syria, an International Court against Terrorism, an EU sponsored tribunal for the prosecution of war crimes and alleged human trafficking in Kosovo, a special tribunal for South Sudan. Is there a need for new courts? What does this say about the ICC itself, the political realities of ICL institutionalisation, the realities of contemporary violence and our imagination as responders to large-scale human suffering?
There are several challenging issues of global importance that ICL does not address at present, is it time for this to change? Are there other crimes which should be included within the remit of international criminal law, such as ecocide, terrorism, narcotics, piracy, human trafficking, money-laundering and corruption, that would make international criminal law more relevant and would increase its effectiveness?
Making the processes of international criminal justice more effective
What can be done to streamline international criminal procedure without undercutting the legitimate interests of key constituencies, such as states, victims and communities affected by violence, or the need to safeguard fair trial guarantees? Are we being overambitious in our expectations of ICL and its institutions? What role does the judiciary play in increasing the effectiveness of ICL procedure? Does the way that common and civil law traditions intermingle in ICL enhance the system or confuse it?
How are the various functions and responsibilities of a fully-fledged criminal justice system distributed within and across international criminal courts and tribunals? Does the particular way in which they are formulated leave any of these functions and responsibilities inadequately covered? Should that affect how we critique the courts and tribunals? For example, does the fact that each international criminal court or tribunal has its own office of the prosecutor, rather than, say, an independent international prosecutor’s office with standing to appear in multiple jurisdictions, colour the way in which we debate issues such as prosecutorial independence, accountability and selectivity? Should there be an international criminal defence bar? An international public defender’s office? Might the accountability of child soldiers be better addressed if more international courts were like the Special Court for Sierra Leone, with jurisdiction and special provisions over juvenile offenders? What would make the presidents of international criminal courts and tribunals more suitable as authorities responsible for overseeing the enforcement of sentences and other penitentiary matters for international convicts? How can reparations for victims of international crimes be awarded equitably across institutions and regions? How can we make our critiques pertinent, on point and meaningful in general?
In what way do different actors, such as states, various organs of international criminal courts and tribunals, states, NGOs and others interact with each other? Does this relationship function in a way which makes international criminal justice more effective? Do their expectations and actions really converge around international criminal justice institutions in a way that strengthens the system? How can this be improved?
Learning from and relying upon other courts
Some see complementarity as providing at least one answer to making international criminal justice more effective and relevant. However, what is the reality? What are the dilemmas of complementarity? How well is complementarity working in different countries, such as the Balkans, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka? Does Libya give us reason to pause over what consequences we are prepared to accept under the banner of positive complementarity? What regional approaches are being taken? Should regional criminal courts (e.g. the new jurisdiction envisaged in Africa) be encouraged as an intermediate layer in the ICC’s complementarity regime and, if so, what adjustments and safeguards would be needed? What problems are there? How can these problems be solved?
International criminal courts and tribunals are not the first kind of international institutions to have experienced similar challenges- the European Court of Human Rights and the WTO for example. How have these institutions responded? Are there lessons that international criminal institutions can learn?
Paper proposals should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by 29 February 2016 with an abstract no longer than 500 words. Please include your CV. All proposals will be answered by 15 April 2016. Draft papers should be submitted by 30 June 2016. Conference papers will be selected for publication either in a special edition of a journal or in an Anthology
Call for Papers/Appel à contributions: 12th Annual ESIL Conference/12e conférence annuelle de la SEDI (Reminder)
Source: International Law Reporter
The European Society of International Law has issued a call for papers for its 12th Annual Conference, which will take place September 8-10, 2016, in Riga and will be hosted by the Riga Graduate School of Law in cooperation with the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Latvia. The theme is: “How International Law Works in Times of Crisis.” The call for papers is here and the call for posters is here. The deadline is Sunday, January 31, 2016.
Call for Papers: Temporalities, Law & Security
Source: International Law Reporter
The “Temporalities, Law & Security” stream is soliciting paper and panel submissions for a conference on “‘New’ Legal Temporalities? Discipline and Resistance Across Domains of Time,” at University of Kent, September 8-10, 2016. Here’s the call:
Call for papers and panels
Temporalities, Law & Security stream
Conference: The ‘New’ Legal Temporalities?
Discipline and Resistance Across Domains of Time
The ‘Temporalities, Law & Security’ stream is currently soliciting paper and panel submissions, as part of the ‘New’ Legal Temporalities? Discipline and Resistance Across Domains of Time conference to be held at University of Kent on 8 – 10 September 2016. Information about the conference can be found here.
Our stream invites contributors to analyse the relations between law and security through a temporal lens. What does it mean to rethink in temporal terms the legal conflicts provoked by security politics? Relevant practices for consideration include, but are not limited to: targeted killings, cybersecurity, communications surveillance, global health security, counter-radicalisation and other counter-terrorism measures. In the context of these practices, we invite interdisciplinary panel and paper investigations into the interrelationship of time, technology and security politics. One line of inquiry concerns how securing against uncertain future threats in the present alters the temporal features of law. Another asks how law and time operate together to enable security politics in the first place. We welcome proposals asking whether existing and emerging accountability mechanisms adequately respond to speculative security measures.
Convenors: Gavin Sullivan (Kent Law School) and Geoff Gordon (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam).
Panel and paper submissions should be sent to email@example.com, specifying ‘Temporalities, Law & Security’ in the subject line. The deadline for panel proposals is 15 February; the deadline for individual abstracts (300 words maximum) is 29 February.
Announcements: CfP Adjudicating International Trade and Investment Disputes; CfP Regional Approaches to International Adjudication; CfP DEBACLES – Illusions and Failures in the History of International Adjudication; Conference on Non-State Actors; Judge Rosas Conversation at City University; Research Fellow – International Humanitarian Law; Representations of the (Extra)territorial Conference; 1st Annual Conference on Energy Arbitration and Dispute Resolution in the Middle East and Africa;
Source: EJIL Talk
1. Call for Papers – Adjudicating International Trade and Investment Disputes. PluriCourts, Center of Excellence for the Study of the Legitimacy of International Courts and Tribunals at the University of Oslo will host a conference from 25 – 26 August 2016 on “Adjudicating International Trade and Investment Disputes: Between Interaction and Isolation”. A call for papers has been issued for the conference 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. Abstracts of no more than 500 words should be submitted by 1 March 2016. Further details can be found here.
2. Call for Papers – Regional Approaches to International Adjudication. A call for papers for the second joint meeting of ASIL Interest Group on International Courts and Tribunals (ASIL ICTIG) and ESIL Interest Group on International Courts (ESIL ICTIG) has been announced. The joint meeting will take place in Washington, D.C. during ASIL’s annual meeting (30 March-3 April 2016) (exact time and date to be confirmed). Abstracts are requested describing unpublished works (original and ongoing research) on the theme of “Regional Approaches to International Adjudication”. Current (2016) members of either ASIL ICTIG and ESIL ICTIG, at any level of their careers, are invited to submit abstracts. Abstracts must not exceed 500 words, and must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Deadline for submissions is 1 February 2016. Along with the abstract, please include the author’s name and affiliation, a short author’s CV and whether the author is an ESIL ICTIG member or an ASIL ICTIG member, or both
3. Call for papers – “DEBACLES – Illusions and Failures in the History of International Adjudication”. The Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law launches a call for papers for the Research Workshop “DEBACLES – Illusions and Failures in the History of International Adjudication/ Illusions et échecs dans l’histoire de la juridiction internationale”. The purpose of the DEBACLES project is to share cutting-edge research on specific failed attempts to create and operate international judicial forums as well as on broader historical/theoretical issues related to such failures. For more information, please read the call for papers.
4. Lancaster University Conference on Non-State Actors. The ILA British Branch Spring Conference 2016 on “Non-State Actors and Changing Relations in International Law” will be held at Lancaster University on 8 – 9 April 2016. This conference will examine the changing role of non-state actors (NSA) in international law and their impact on law-making, obligations, responsibility and dispute settlement. Papers are welcomed on this subject, which could include: (1) the nature and position of NSA within the international legal system; (2) their role with respect to the sources of international law, which may include their role in the formation of custom and in the conclusion of treaties; (3) the source and scope of obligations for particular NSA, such as businesses or corporations (e.g. sanctions, human rights, modern slavery), sporting bodies and organised armed groups; (4) the potential responsibility of these actors and its relationship to state responsibility; (5) the position of these actors in dispute resolution and enforcement mechanisms; or (6) the special roles of NSA in particular areas of international law. Further details can be found here. Abstracts of no more than 500 words should be submitted by 31 January 2016.
5. The View from the EU Bench: Judge Allan Rosas (European Court of Justice) in conversation with Professor Panos Koutrakos. Judge Rosas will hold a conversation about his role as a Judge of the European Court of Justice, a position which he has held since 2002, with Professor Panos Koutrakos, Professor of European Union Law and Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law at City Law School. This will be held on 10 February 2016 at 18:00, at City University London, College Building, St John Street, EC1V 4PB – Room A130. The event will be followed by a wine reception. Attendance is free. You may sign up here.
6. Customary IHL: Research Fellow – International Humanitarian Law. In the framework of the co-operation between the ICRC and the British Red Cross to update the practice collection of the ICRC’s study on customary international humanitarian law (IHL), the ICRC and the British Red Cross seek to recruit a research fellow to join the customary IHL research team based in Cambridge/UK. To apply, and for details about the position, please visit the British Red Cross website here (search “research fellow” in role title section). For further information, please see here and here. Closing date for applications is 7 February 2016.
7. Representations of the (Extra)territorial Conference. This innovative conference, from 22-23 April 2016 and organized by Utrecht University in collaboration with the Exterritory art project, will combine theoretical (academic) and visual (artistic) perspectives on what the evaporation of borders means for conceptualizations of representations of territoriality, sovereignty, and jurisdiction. On the basis of an artistic image, speakers are invited to reflect on specific issues of (ex-) territoriality. The conference is interdisciplinary, combining law, political science, philosophy, and art, and will feature leading scholars in the field. The conference will consist of four panels, addressing respectively virtual reality, the environment, human rights, and general conceptual shifts in understandings of territoriality. Speakers are expected to present a paper, which should later be published in an edited volume or special issue of a journal.
8. 1st Annual Conference on Energy Arbitration and Dispute Resolution in the Middle East and Africa. The London Centre of International Law Practice will be running a conference on ‘Energy Arbitration and Dispute Resolution in the Middle East and Africa’ between 7th-9th March 2016. More details can be found here. Attending will be leading stakeholders and executives from national oil companies, large law firms, governments, banks and consultancy firms and others.