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oficina_18Convocatoria de becas para el XLIII Curso de Derecho Internacional 

Fuente: Organización de Estados Americanos

El Departamento de Derecho Internacional se complace en informar que el anuncio para los interesados en postular al XLII Curso de Derecho Internacional “La Actual Agenda Jurídica Interamericana” ya ha sido publicado. El anuncio puede encontrarse en el siguiente enlace: http://www.oas.org/es/sla/ddi/curso_derecho_internacional.asp

El Curso de Derecho Internacional constituye una actividad organizada anualmente por el Departamento de Derecho Internacional de la Secretaría de Asuntos Jurídicos, en conjunto con el Comité Jurídico Interamericano, con la finalidad de difundir y promover el derecho internacional, con énfasis en el Sistema Interamericano y su agenda actual. La OEA ofrece cada año un número determinado de becas para estudiantes de los Estados miembros que estén interesados en participar del curso.
El evento tendrá lugar del 3 al 21 de agosto del 2015, en la ciudad de Río de Janeiro, Brasil, sede del Comité Jurídico Interamericano.
Al igual que en años anteriores, se espera que participen en calidad de profesores un selecto grupo de juristas expertos en derecho internacional, tanto de las Américas como de otras regiones, entre ellos, distinguidos académicos, magistrados de tribunales internacionales, altos funcionarios de organismos internacionales, entre otros.
Cabe destacar que esta actividad se realiza en cumplimiento del Programa Interamericano para el Desarrollo del Derecho Internacional, adoptado por la Asamblea General de la OEA por medio de la resolución AG/RES. 2852 (XLIV-O/14).
Para más detalles sobre cómo postular al Curso, véase el anuncio (Español / English). Para consultas específicas sobre el proceso de aplicación a las becas, favor remitirse al email indicado en dicho documento.
» Para más información sobre el Curso, por favor visite nuestra página Web
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IV diplomado latinoamericano sobre reforma procesal penal
Fuente: CEJA AMERICAS 
Desde mediados de los años ochenta del siglo pasado la mayoría de los países de América Latina han emprendido reformas muy significativas orientadas a transformar sus sistemas de administración de justicia. Parte importante de estos esfuerzos se ha centrado en la sustitución de los procesos penales inquisitivos, por nuevos sistemas acusatorios y orales.
Si bien la reforma procesal penal es un fenómeno relativamente consolidado en la región, persisten enormes déficits en su implementación y funcionamiento, según han podido constatar las diversas investigaciones del Centro de Estudios de Justicia de las Américas, CEJA. En general, el diagnóstico regional da cuenta de los siguientes puntos más llamativos y relevantes a mencionar:
• Oralidad entendida como un mero ritualismo legal y no al servicio de los derechos de las personas involucradas en un conflicto penal ni a la satisfacción de valores institucionales;
• Problemas en la organización del trabajo de tribunales, ministerios públicos y defensorías;
• Debilidades importantes de los procesos reformados para la protección de garantías individuales de los imputados, en especial, de los privados de libertad;
• Dificultades estructurales en la organización y realización de audiencias;
• Problemas generalizados de retraso en la duración de los procesos;
• Aversión al cambio e innovación.
En dicho contexto el Centro de Estudios de Justicia de las Américas, CEJA, y la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad Alberto Hurtado, abren la convocatoria para este IV Diplomado Latinoamericano sobre Reforma Procesal Penal

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Go On! The International Criminal Court Summer School 

Source: IntLaw Grrls 
The Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland Galway is pleased to announce that the annual International Criminal Court Summer School will take place from 27 June – 1 July.
The annual International Criminal Court Summer School at the Irish Centre for Human Rights is the premier summer school specialising on the International Criminal Court. The summer school allows participants the opportunity to attend a series of intensive lectures over five days. The lectures are given by leading academics on the subject as well as by legal professionals working at the International Criminal Court. The interactive and stimulating course is particularly suited to postgraduate students, legal professionals, scholars, and NGO workers. Participants are provided with a detailed working knowledge of the establishment of the Court, its structures and operations, and the applicable law. Lectures also speak to related issues in international criminal law, including: genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, the crime of aggression, jurisdiction, fair trial rights, and the rules of procedure and evidence.
This year’s ICC Summer School will include a special session on victims at the International Criminal Court.

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Call for Papers: The Impact of the Law of Armed Conflict on General International Law
Source: International Law Reporter 
A call for papers has been issued for a roundtable on “The Impact of the Law of Armed Conflict on General International Law,” to be held September 22-23, 2016, in Exeter. Here’s the call:
The Impact of the Law of Armed Conflict
on General International Law
Expert roundtable
22–23 September 2016
Exeter, United Kingdom
Convenors:
Dr Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne (Reading) and Dr Kubo Mačák (Exeter)
Outline and Call for Papers
As one of the oldest substantive areas of international law, the law of armed conflict (LOAC) has played an important part in the development of general international law principles that now apply equally in other areas. For example, the evolution of the rules on State responsibility for the conduct of individuals can in part be traced to the development of rules attributing responsibility for violations of LOAC perpetrated by armed groups. This strong relationship between LOAC and general international law, however, has more recently come under strain as a result of more general concerns over the ‘fragmentation’ of international law, whereby substantive areas of law, including LOAC, have become divorced from general international law. It has been suggested, for example, that it is time to move away from traditional approaches to international law-making in order to ensure that LOAC remains effective at regulating contemporary conflicts. This is illustrated by claims that customary rules of LOAC, in contrast to customary international law more generally, should take account of the practice not only of States but also armed groups. In light of these conflicting perspectives, an assessment of the relationship between LOAC and general international law is both apposite and necessary.
It is on these issues that this roundtable will focus, and its goal is to facilitate in-depth discussion amongst all present. To ensure this is the case, attendees will prepare brief papers of 10-15 minutes that will initiate discussion and debate. Attendance will comprise both senior invited academics and practitioners, as well as those successfully responding to this call for papers. We therefore invite submissions on the topic of the impact of the law of armed conflict on general international law, and more generally on the relationship between LOAC and general international law. These may explore research questions such as the following:
• How do the rules on treaty interpretation in general international law operate in the specific area of LOAC?
• Has the debate on the binding nature of treaties in LOAC for non-State armed groups resonated in other areas of international law?
• To what extent is the practice of non-State armed groups relevant to the formation of customary rules of LOAC, and is the answer the same in other areas of international law in which non-State actors participate (such as investment law)?
• How, if at all, has the law of armed conflict influenced the rules on State responsibility in international law? •
• Has the growth of rights and obligations of individuals and non-State armed groups under LOAC had any impact on the development of general international law?
• How, if at all, has LOAC contributed to the ‘humanization’ of international law? •
• Have international judicial and quasi-judicial bodies which apply LOAC in their jurisprudence had any impact on the development of general international law?
• How does the impact of LOAC on general international law compare with the impact produced by other specialised areas of international law?
Paper proposals going beyond this set of suggested questions are equally welcome, provided they fit the general theme of the roundtable.
After the roundtable and subject to strict criteria of quality and thematic cohesion, the aim is to publish selected papers, following their development in light of the discussion, in an edited, peer-reviewed collection. The publication will provide a systematic and comprehensive examination of the impact of the law of armed conflict on general international law. Several leading academic publishers have already expressed their interest in this project.
Key information
Any questions about these themes or the suitability of a possible paper may be directed by email to the roundtable convenors, Dr Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne (l.hillcawthorne@reading.ac.uk) and Dr Kubo Mačák (k.macak@exeter.ac.uk).
Abstracts of no more than 500 words should be submitted by e-mail to loacimpact@gmail.com no later than 20th May 2016. Abstracts should be accompanied by your name, affiliation, email address and a brief note about your research interests and key relevant publications. A draft programme will be announced as soon as possible after the abstract submission deadline, together with registration details.
We will provide all participants with accommodation and meals in Exeter for the duration of the roundtable and cover reasonable travel expenses within the UK. There will be no registration fee

oficina_03Announcements: Maastricht Prize for International Law; Making Technology Work for Human Rights Professionals Summer School; CfA – The Impact of the Law of Armed Conflict on General International Law; Third Edition of the International Disaster Law Course; Public Health and Human Rights Seminar; CfP for Fourth Annual International Criminal Law Workshop; New Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law. 
Source: EJIL Talk 
1. The Maastricht Prize for International Law 2016 Call For Nominations. The Faculty of Law of Maastricht University has taken over The Hague Prize for International which was established in 2002. Maastricht University will collaborate with the Municipality of Maastricht. The main Prize will be awarded every five years to individuals who have made – through publications or achievements in the practice of law – a special contribution to the development of public international law or private international law or the advancement of the rule of law in the world. The Prize consists of a diploma, a monetary award of €10,000 and a drawing. The prize will be awarded for the first time in Maastricht on 8 December 2016. In the intervening years when the main Prize is not awarded, a Junior Prize will be awarded to promising younger academics in the field of human rights. The Junior prize will be awarded for the first time in 2018 and will carry a financial award of €3,000. Reasoned nominations are now invited and should be sent to Prof. Jure Vidmar, Secretary of the Nominating Committee, Maastricht University, Department of International and European Law, P.O. Box 616 Maastricht, The Netherlands, or by email to law-maastrichtprize@maastrichtuniversity.nlby 1 August 2016. See here or further information.
2. Human Rights Centre, University of Essex, Summer School on Making Technology Work for Human Rights Professionals. The Human Rights Centre, University of Essex, will run this Summer School on 4 – 5 July 2016. The module is very practically focused and addresses how technology can be used to assist and improve human rights work. Emphasis is placed on the use of accessible technology (including social media) to monitor, document and report on human rights violations, and to improve human rights workers’ digital security. It mixes lectures – focused on exploring relevant issues, analysing the context in which this work takes place, and examining pertinent case studies – and practical sessions – where participants will learn how to put the issues discussed in lectures into practice, in an interactive and supported environment. It is designed to teach practical skills, that will be of direct use to individuals either working, or intending to work, in the field of human rights or humanitarian response. This year’s teaching team includes Tanya O’Carroll, Adviser on Technology & Human Rights at Amnesty International, Sam Dubberley, co-founder of Eyewitness Media Hub, Rory Byrne, co-founder of Security First, Dr.Daragh Murray, Lecturer and Director of the University of Essex Human Rights Centre Clinic, and a representative of Forensic Architecture, a research agency based in Goldsmiths. Details are available here. Contact hrcsummerschool@essex.ac.uk with questions.
3. Call for Abstracts: The Impact of the Law of Armed Conflict on General International Law. Dr Kubo Macak (Exeter) and Dr Lawrence Hill-Cawthorne (Reading) are holding an expert roundtable on 22-23 September 2016 on the topic of ‘The Impact of the Law of Armed Conflict on General International Law’. They are issuing a call for abstracts of no more than 500 words on this topic to be submitted by email to loacimpact@gmail.com by no later than 20 May 2016. Those chosen to attend will have their domestic travel expenses and accommodation covered. The full details and call for papers can be found here.
4. Third Edition of the International Disaster Law Course. The Universities of Bologna, Roma Tre, Uninettuno and the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (acting through their “International Disaster Law Project“) and the IFRC Disaster Law Programme co-convene the third edition of the “International Disaster Law Course”. The event will be hosted by the International Institute for Humanitarian Law in Sanremo (Italy), and will be held on 13 – 17 June 2016. The 5-day course is aimed at graduate and post-graduate students with a specific academic interest in international disaster law, disaster management practitioners (e.g. staff of civil protection departments, staff of Red Cross and Red Crescent societies, NGOs), and other persons with an academic background in areas such as law, security studies, international relations, conflict studies, humanitarian assistance or other related fields. Confirmed speakers include Eduardo Valencia-Ospina, Special Rapporteur of the ILC on the topic “Protection of persons in the event of disaster”, and Walter Kälin, Former Representative of the UN Secretary-General on the human rights of internally displaced persons and Special Envoy of the Nansen Initiative. Click here for further details and to apply.
5. European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights Public Health and Human Rights Seminar. The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights in Venice is organizing the seminar “Public Health and Human Rights – Current Challenges and Possible Solutions” on 19 May 2016 on the Lido, Venice. The issue of global health governance deals with the question how to regulate efficiently a panoply of actors in global health, including international organisations, States, NGOs (including philanthropic foundations), private-public partnerships, pharmaceutical companies and individuals. The seminar will host some of the most renowned experts on health related human rights. Their presentations will be organized in three panels: (a) public health and human rights at national, regional and national levels; (b) global health security and the protection of human rights; and (c) public health systems and prevention of human rights. Presentations in each panel will be followed by an interactive discussion with participants. The key-note lecturer at the seminar is Prof. Stefano Semplici, “Tor Vergata” University in Rome, who is a former Chairperson of the International Bioethics Committee of UNESCO. Other lecturers include: Prof. Brigit Toebes (Groningen), Prof. Vesna Švab (Ljubljana), Dr. Gorik Ooms (Protection International), Dr. Sondus Hassounah (Imperial College), Dr. Chamundeeswari Kuppuswamy (Hertfordshire), Prof. Stefania Negri (Salerno), Prof. Stéphanie Dagron (Geneva), Rossella Miccio (EMERGENCY) and Prof. Sarah Hawkes (University College London).
6. Call for Papers for Fourth Annual International Criminal Law Workshop. The Faculty of Law at The University of Western Australia is convening the Fourth Annual International Criminal Law Workshop on 15-16 September 2016. The keynote speaker for this event is the Honourable Justice Kevin Parker, former Judge of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. The Workshop organizers – Professors Holly Cullen, Philipp Kastner and Sean Richmond – request paper proposals of up to 400 words that examine the theme “The Politics of International Criminal Law”, or ICL more generally. The deadline for abstract submission is 9 May 2016. Following the Workshop, selected papers will be published in a special issue of the peer-reviewed International Criminal Law Review and, possibly, an expanded edited book with Brill Publishing. To support and incentivize leading PhD students and Early Career Researchers throughout Australia and abroad to present at the Workshop, we are pleased to provide up to five travel awards of up to $1,000. For more information, consult the Call for Papers.
7. New Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law. The Codification Division of the UN Office of Legal Affairs has added new lectures to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law website, which provides high quality international law training and research materials to users around the world free of charge. The latest lectures were given by Professor Maurice Mendelson on “Customary International Law” and Dr. Kimberley Trapp on “State Responsibility for International Terrorism”.

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