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Call for Papers

  • Younger Comparativists Committee of the American Society of Comparative Law
    • International Conference held in April 2017, in Istanbul, Turkey

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Announcements

Jobs

  • On the Job! International Law Position at Centre for War Studies in Denmark: The Centre for War Studies (CWS) at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense is currently advertising a post as Assistant Professor with starting date 1 November 2016 or soon thereafter. CWS is an interdisciplinary research centre rooted in the Departments of Political Science, Law and Cultural Studies. The successful applicant will be skilled at organizing policy and public outreach activities, including workshops, partner networks and various communication platforms. The teaching load will include contributions to the interdisciplinary master degree in “International Security and Law”. The successful candidate can be trained either in international law or international relations, but should research issues of relevance to both communities. This position has been created to advance both interdisciplinary research collaboration and outreach, and if after three years the initiative proves successful, the Departments of Political Science and Law will fund a tenured position, budgets allowing. For more information and the application form see the official job advert. The deadline for applications is 15 September 2016.

Call for Papers

Announcements

Jobs

  • Two positions are available at Physicians for Human Rights in their Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones.
  • The University of Dayton School of Law is seeking candidates for the position of adjunct professor of law for its collaboration with the University of Dayton Human Rights Center.  As a leader in the global human rights community, the Center searches for transformative solutions to systemic patterns of global injustice.

    This adjunct position affords a unique opportunity for attorneys with an interest and expertise in promoting human rights to teach, train and oversee law students working with the Center to research and analyze the legal aspects of real-world human rights projects.   For example, students may be asked to research the legal issues involved in a peace and reconciliation process or forced labor and produce memoranda outlining their findings and recommendations. The position requires intensive individual instruction and supervision of students and coordination with the Center. If the ideal candidate is not in the Dayton area, that person could work with students using distance learning technology.    If interested, please contact Associate Dean Lori Shaw (lshaw1@udayton.edu).

Events

  • Free Screening in the Global Women, War & Peace Series followed by a panel discussion at Southern Cross University, Gold Coast, 19 August 2016

    Southern Cross University (Australia) is hosting a free public event in the Women, War & Peace series on Friday 19 August 2016. The free screening of ‘Peace Unveiled’ (by PBS) tells a story of three women in Afghanistan who get engaged in peace-talks to ensure that women’s rights did not get traded away in the deal. As with other films in theWomen, War & Peace series, ‘Peace Unveiled’ explores and exposes the changing and powerful roles of women in peace buildingand in conflict. Come along and see and hear about the momentous courage and stories of these inspiring women.

    Please see attached poster with further details, including about the Panellists taking part in the discussion following the film screening. For further details please contact Dr Natalia Szablewska on natalia.szablewska@scu.edu.au .

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Calls for Papers/Submissions

1.  The Canadian Journal of Women and the Law/ Revue Femmes et droit

The Canadian Journal of Women and the Law/ Revue Femmes et droit is Canada’s oldest and only feminist legal periodical. Since it began in 1985, the journal has provided a forum in which feminist writers from diverse backgrounds, speaking from a wide range of experience, can exchange ideas and information about legal issues that affect women. We are looking to build on this tradition and remain committed to reflecting a diversity of political, social, cultural, and economic thinking, unified by a shared interest in law reform.

We invite submissions from people who are engaged in feminist analysis of socio-legal issues that reflect a range of approaches, including multidisciplinary, action-focused, theoretical, and historical, and that reflect linguistic and regional differences in Canada. We particularly encourage submissions authored by women from different backgrounds, disciplines and jurisdictions who are doing new feminist work.

The CJWL/RFD is seeking papers for publication in the following sections of the CJWL/RFD: articles, review essays, commentaries, case comments, research notes, book reviews, and notes on Canadian and International events of interest to our readers. Comments on previously published materials are also welcome.

Full submissions information is available at http://bit.ly/cjwlsubmit

If you have comments or questions, please contact:

Natasha Bakht
English Language Co-Editor
Canadian Journal of Women and the Law
cjwl-rfd@uottawa.ca
Annie Rochette
French Language Co-Editor – Corédactrice francophone
Revue Femmes et droit
cjwl-rfd@uottawa.ca

2.  The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ)

The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ) invites submissions of scholarly papers for a conference on human rights and tax, to be held at NYU School of Law on September 22-23, 2016. The conference aims to develop a deeper understanding of the ways in which tax policy is a centrally important form of human rights policy, and to consider how the international human rights framework can best be used to promote greater equality and justice through the global tax regime. For years, resource constraints have been cited as the principal limitation on the ability of States to fulfill their human rights obligations, particularly when it comes to economic, social and cultural rights. Continue reading

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Events & Programs

In Focus Seminar on Public Health

  • The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights in Venice is organizing the seminar “Public Health and Human Rights – Current Challenges and Possible Solutions”, to take place 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, such as international organisations, States, NGOs (including philanthropic foundations), private-public partnerships, pharmaceutical companies, individuals and others. The seminar on public health and human rights 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 other participants. The key-note lecturer at the seminar is Prof. Stefano Semplici, from “Tor Vergata” University in Rome and 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). Continue reading