Go On! 2021 Global Scholars Academy

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►  The Institute for Global Law and Policy at Harvard Law School, in collaboration with The Graduate Institute, Geneva, and supported by The Open Society University Network announced open registration for The 2021 Global Scholars Academy, which will be held in Geneva, Switzerland from August 16 – 20, 2021. The Academy is open by application to scholars working to understand and map the levers of political, economic, cultural and legal authority in the world today. We particularly welcome applications from scholars from the Global South and those working on policy challenges of concern to communities in the Global South. The deadline for applications is April 2, 2021.

Additional information about the 2021 Global Scholars Academy program and application process can be found on the IGLP website.

Go On! EULab Summer School on Labour Migration in the European Union Opportunities

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►  The EULab Summer School announced a call for application to the Summer School on Labour Migration in the European Union, which will be held in a hybrid format (virtually or in person) July 9 – July 25, 2021, at the Law Department of University of Napoles Federico II. The program will consist of up to 30 postgraduate students in the fields of Law, International Relations and Social Science who intend to develop a solid knowledge on labour migration to Europe from the specific lens of international and EU law. For more details on the program or how to apply, click here.

► The EULab is also hosting a Roundtable on Labour Migration: The Role of Local Authorities in the Social Integration Process of Labour Migrants with Particular Reference to Agricultural, Domestic and Care Workers. The Roundtable will be held on Thursday, July 15, 2021 from 4pm – 6:30pm (CET). The event will be open to the general public and attendees will learn about the practical impact of legislative and policy choices of local authorities on the actual enjoyment of migrant workers’ rights. For more information on the program, click here.

► The EULab invites submissions on trafficking in human beings for the purpose of labour exploitation for its Young Scholars Workshop, which will be held on July 9, 2021 from 9am – 5pm (CET). The Workshop aims to bring together young researchers under the age of 35 from a variety of backgrounds with the ultimate objective to allow the exchange of research ideas and perspectives, foster a fruitful discussion on crucial aspects of career development with specific reference to interdisciplinary migration studies, and allow an opportunity to discuss both research and career building and development. Insights should be submitted by April 30, 2021 to eulab2020@gmail.com with the subject line “Young Scholars Workshop”. Submitted insights should not exceed 500 words, and should include a description of the research questions and topics analyzed by the prospective participant at the time of the submission. Successful applicants will be informed by May, 15 2021. For more information on the program or application process, click here.

Go On! Speakers Series: Transitional Justice in the USA

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►  The Center for International Law and Policy announced a speaker series, Transitional Justice in the USA. The first of the five part series, titled Comparative Lessons: What is Transitional Justice and How Has it Worked in Other Countries, will be held on Tuesday, February 23, on Zoom.  For more details on the series, click here.

Go on! Online Panel Discussion and Book Launch ‘Integrity in International Justice’

Online Panel Discussion and Book Launch ‘Integrity in International Justice’

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy is pleased to announce that it will hold a live online launch of the fourth volume of the Nuremberg Academy Series, entitled Integrity in International Justice, edited by Professor Morten Bergsmo and Dr. Viviane E. Dittrich on 2 February 2021 at 14:00 CET. The recently published book is the first book-length publication to analyse integrity in international justice comprehensively. Integrity in International Justice is a timely contribution to the field, particularly considering recent developments such as State sanctions imposed against international institutions officials, the release of the Independent Expert Review of the International Criminal Court (‘ICC’), as well as the elections of six new judges as well as the Prosecutor of the ICC.

The online book launch will include a brief presentation of the book and will be followed by a panel discussion with high-level practitioners and academics moderated by Dr. Viviane Dittrich, Deputy Director of the Nuremberg Academy. Confirmed speakers are: Judge Richard Goldstone (Independent Expert Review, formerly International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda), Judge Ivana Hrdličková (Special Tribunal for Lebanon), Judge Adel Maged (Court of Cassation of Egypt), Brigid Inder (Women’s Initiative for Gender Justice) and Gunnar M. Ekeløve-Slydal (Norwegian Helsinki Committee).

The event will take place on 2 February 2021 (2 p.m. CET). The platform used will be Zoom webinar. Prior registration via the Nuremberg Academy website is required and now open.

Go On! Launch of the Nuremberg Academy Lectures

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► The International Nuremberg Principles Academy announced open registration for the Nuremberg Academy Lectures, which will be held as a Zoom webinar on November 24, 2020, at 7 p.m. CET. Professor Philippe Sands, British-French human rights lawyer, Professor of Law at University College London and author of seventeen books on international law, will deliver the inaugural lecture, where he will will discuss the origins of international criminal law in light of the 75th anniversary of the opening of the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg and address contemporary developments of international criminal law. The lecture will be followed by a discussion moderated by Dr. Viviane Dittrich, Deputy Director of the Nuremberg Academy. Prior registration is required. Click here for details.

Go On! International Online Conference: Youth, Climate Change, and the European Court of Human Rights

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►  Tampere University and the ALL-YOUTH research project, funded by the Strategic Research Council under the Academy of Finland, and in collaboration with the Finnish Human Rights Centre, announced open registration for Youth, Climate Change, and the European Court of Human Rights, which will be held on virtually, on Friday, November 27, 2020, 14:00-17:00 (EET). The conference will reflect on and debate current topics in the field of environmental human rights and youth climate litigation. The goal is to contribute to the dialogue between the academic community and civil society, especially the youth of environmental activists who want to hold States responsible for their failure in protecting the environment, an omission that has been threatening human rights.  Speakers will include:

  • The UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, David R. Boyd 
  • The President of the Supreme Administrative Court of Finland, Kari Kuusiniemi 
  • Professor Daphina Misiedjan, International Institute of Social Studies from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam 
  • Professor of Law, Cinnamon Piñon Carlarne, Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law 
  • Gerry Liston, Legal Officer at Global Legal Action Network 

The event is free of charge, but all participants are required to register by 20 November 2020 via the conference website. Click here for details.

Go on! 2020/21 CELI Peace Talks “International Law OUTSIDE THE BOX”

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2020/21 CELI Peace Talks “International Law OUTSIDE THE BOX”

Reading and Reimagining Inequality is the first seminar of International Law Outside the Box, the 2020/2021 CELI Peace Talks, the Annual Series of Leicester Law School’s Centre for European Law and Internationalisation. The seminar features a stellar panel of speakers: Professor Gerry Simpson (LSE), Professor Vasuki Nesiah(NYU), Dr Francesca Haig (University of Chester) and Dr Loveday Hodson (University of Leicester). The panel shall discuss the value of literary approaches to international law and social justice, looking at how literature and literary approaches to the world can offer insight into in/equality, including poverty of the (international legal) imagination.

About the CELI Peace Talks:

What is the role of public international law and public international lawyers in contemporary society and across the globe? Is international law “fit for purpose” to address the contemporary challenges to its capacities, authority, ambit, relevance and vision in the 21st century? To many of the worlds’ inhabitants, human and non-human, it seems as if “the “world is on fire” – whether the cause of this impression be inter alia the pandemic, climate change, war, persecution, poverty, fascism, displacement or occupation. In light of the ubiquity of oppression and suffering on the planet, do traditional positivist or black-letter approaches to international law need to be revisited, rethought or refashioned, and if so, to what extent, and to what end(s)? 

This Annual Speakers Series hosted by Centre of European Law and Internationalisation (CELI) at Leicester Law School (UK) explores answers to these pressing questions by thinking about international law “outside the box”. Throughout 2020-2021, we will hold a series of panels of leading scholars and practitioners offering “Outside the Box” thinking about international law. The “Outside The Box” theme will offer innovative ways to rethink and reimagine international law in light of contemporary challenges, including re-examining the actors, practices, sources, institutions, purposes, effectiveness and enforcement of international law. 

The series will host six panels the following salient themes of international legal scholarship and practice: 

1) food, the right to sustenance, and the distribution of resources; 

2) racism, postcolonialism, and the inherent whiteness of mainstream international law; 

3) “inclusion”, “diversity” and the quest for representation; 

4) literature and literary approaches to international law-making; 

5) international relations its interplay with international law; 

6) assassination and the role of violence in the development and maintenance of international law. 

Each panel will be carefully curated and open to questions from the audience. By offering non- orthodox readings and understandings of international legal subjects, issues and approaches based on their experience and scholarship, our speakers will lead the audience outside the often hidden boxes in the field and practice of international law.

Date and time: Friday, 20 November 2020, 18:00-19:30 (GMT)

Venue: Online on Microsoft Teams

The event is free of charge and open to all, but prior registration is required. You will be sent a link to join the event upon registration.

To Book: Please register at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/reading-and-reimagining-equality-tickets-127030338161

Contact: For further information please email the convenors, Dr Vidya Kumar and Dr Paolo Vargiu.

Go On! Climate Change and Cultural Extinction: A Human Rights Crisis

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The negative impacts of climate change on the enjoyment of cultural rights — along with the positive potential of cultures to serve as critical tools in responding to the climate emergency — must be placed on the international agenda. A cultural rights perspective is a critical component of the holistic approach needed to respond to catastrophic climate change.

To address these issues, an inter-disciplinary panel will convene in a side event / webinar via Zoom on 21 October co-hosted by UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights Karima Bennoune and the Human Rights Program of the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College in New York. The following day, the Special Rapporteur will present her pathbreaking new report on climate change and cultural rights to the UN General Assembly.

Date: 21 October 2020 Time: 1:15pm – 2:45pm EDT / 5:15pm – 6:45pm GMT

Advance registration required. Click here to register.

Panelists:

Mary Robinson, Chief of The Elders; Former President of Ireland, Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and Former Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Climate Change

Karima Bennoune, UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights

David Boyd, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment

Joshua Castellino, Executive Director, Minority Rights Group International

Noa Petueli Tapumanaia, Chief Librarian & Archivist, Tuvalu National Library and Archives Department; Tuvalu national librarian

Mohamed Hizyam, youth activist, Maldives (video message)

Moderated by Stephanie Farrior, Distinguished Lecturer, Human Rights Program, Hunter College

Go On! Specialized Course in Renewable Energy Law

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►  NOVA School of Law, Jurisnova and NOVA Law Green Lab announced open registration for a Specialized Course in Renewable Energy Law, which will be held from September 28th to October 6th, online, in English. The five-day course will conclude with a Roundtable/Conference open to the public on the following Tuesday, October 6. Click here for details https://novalaw.unl.pt/formacao-especializada/short-course-on-renewable-energy-law/?fbclid=IwAR14HUbAUxCBzfR2Nx44_AjpUyQ783CX95jK1Py0JphPw8F0QDgoDH94hSc

Go On! Environmental Crimes Conference 2020

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►  Common Good Foundation announced open registration for Environmental Crimes Conference 2020, which will be held on October 1st and 2nd, both virtually and in St. Helier, Jersey, UK. This year’s conference will cover a wide range of topics from climate justice, wildlife trafficking, and enforcement issues. Registration closes September 29th. Click here for details http://www.actwithus.org/environmental-crimes-2020/.