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iCourts – Centre of Excellence for International Courts, University of Copenhagen, is currently looking for a new professor or associate professor of international law.

Call for Papers

Centre for Women, Peace and Security, London School of Economics and Political Science

  • Gender and New Wars Workshop, 9 & 10 March 2017
  • Deadline for abstracts: 11 November 2016

War is a gendered phenomenon. While gender differential impacts of war have been widely studied, there is still a gap in our understanding of how gender is constructed in the context of ‘new wars’ (an analytic approach to understanding present-day conflicts: Kaldor, 1999, 3rd ed. 2012). In ‘old wars’, the battle was between the states, the national interest was the justification for war and uniformed militaries were the main actors. New wars have a different logic, stemming from differences in the actors, the goals, the tactics, and the forms of finance. In new wars, the actors include armed forces, para-military groups, war lords, mercenaries, private security contractors, criminal groups. They are largely fought in the name of identity, such as ethnicity, religion, tribal, rather than for geopolitical goals, and fear and terror are spread via civilian casualties and forced displacement. While old wars tend to be extreme in the sense of maximising and totalising violence, new wars tend to be persistent and difficult to end. Continue reading

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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

Accountability Counsel Internships

One of the premier human rights law firms in the country – Accountability Counsel – is looking for students and recent graduates interested in international law, human rights, accountability, dispute resolution, complex negotiations, environmental justice, corporate accountability, women’s rights, and/or international development.

Accountability Council:

assists communities around the world to defend their environmental and human rights. …

and seeks to

hold corporate and institutional violators accountable through our dual approaches: direct support to communities and policy advocacy.

The organization in particular works on behalf of people and communities harmed by internationally-financed projects through community driven and policy level strategies to access justice.

The following opportunities are now open for our Fall 2016 unpaid Fellow and Intern Programs:

  • Law Fellow – San Francisco – 2L and 3L law students or recent law school graduates (within one year of graduation).
  • South Asia Law Fellow – Washington, D.C – 2L and 3L law students or recent law school graduates (within one year of graduation).
  • Policy Fellow – Washington, D.C. – law students, graduate students currently studying policy and/or another related field, or recent graduates (within one year of graduation).
  • Data Analyst Fellow – San Francisco – graduate students and recent graduates (within one year of graduation) in a related field of data or statistics.
  • Communications & Operations Intern – San Francisco – undergraduate students or recent graduates (within one year of graduation).
  • Data Intern – San Francisco – undergraduate students or recent graduates (within one year of graduation).

Any interested students/recent graduates should consult the website for more information.  To apply, students must complete an online application form.

Announcements

Jobs

The Department of Law at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense is currently advertising a post as Assistant Professor in Public International Law with starting date 1 January 2017 or soon thereafter. The successful applicant will have a strong profile in both research and teaching and also be interested to work in a multidisciplinary environment. This will include contributions to the University’s Centre for War Studies and the interdisciplinary master degree in “International Security and Law”. The candidate is expected to be able to teach in English and Danish within three years from the start of employment. For more information and the application form see the official job advert. Applications are accepted until 21 August 2016.

Call for Papers

Appel à communications – édition spéciale dans la Revue femmes et droit Commémoration des travaux de la professeure Nicole LaViolette

La Revue femmes et droit sollicite des observations rédigées en français sur l’intersection des LGBTQ et des réfugiés. Cette édition spéciale commémore les travaux de la professeure Nicole LaViolette dont le travail a contribué à mieux comprendre les croisements entre l’orientation et l’identité sexuelles et la migration forcée au Canada et à l’échelle internationale. Dans ce numéro spécial, on cherche à faire avancer les travaux de la professeure LaViolette. Les auteurs sont invités à puiser dans une bibliographie annotée que la professeure LaViolette et Mary Kapron ont compilée en vue de générer des idées ou de l’utiliser comme source (http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2457503).

Les articles, d’une longueur maximale de 10 000 mots, doivent être finalisés d’ici le 1er octobre 2016.

Nous sommes ouverts à la collaboration de nouveaux chercheurs et étudiants des cycles supérieurs. Veuillez faire parvenir des résumés de 500 mots maximum à Jamie Liew (jamie.liew@uottawa.ca) et Mary Kapron (mary.kapron@gmail.com) au plus tard le 1er août 2016.

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On the Job!: International Humanitarian Law Fellowship with the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross is pleased to accept applications for the 2016-2017 Clara Barton International Humanitarian Law Legal Fellowship, with our International Humanitarian Law Unit.

The American Red Cross International Services Department (ISD) seeks to prevent and alleviate human suffering around the world by responding to disasters, building safer, more resilient communities, and teaching the rules of war. In the coming years the American Red Cross will deepen and expand its programming around the world while also working to strengthen the global Red Cross Red Crescent network, in order to deliver vital help and hope to some of the most vulnerable communities.

About the Clara Barton International Humanitarian Law Legal Fellowship

We are looking for a Clara Barton Legal Fellow to work with the international humanitarian law (IHL) team to support our legal education program on IHL. The fellow will work as part of a small team where he/she will gain hands on experience conducting legal research and writing, providing thorough legal analysis on relevant IHL issues, and working to support and strengthen the team’s IHL education programs.

A background in international law or policy, and an interest in social media and educational development are essential. Our fellows work as integral members of our team and carry out professional level work in a supervised atmosphere.

Responsibilities include working with the Legal Advisors and the IHL Director, as well as other members of the team to deliver IHL Legal Education programs; research and write short updates for the team’s IHL blog; and compile updates on current IHL issues. Fellows will create promotional materials for use by ARC chapters, partner agencies, and community groups, as well as promoting IHL awareness internally. Fellows will also develop content for IHL-related events, brown bags, and speaking engagements; monitor social media and perform follow-up activities to strengthen our networks; and gather information on IHL programs for monitoring and reporting purposes. Fellows will have an opportunity to work with an IHL Legal Advisor to pursue an independent project related to a timely international humanitarian law issue.

Skills and Qualifications

Recent law school graduate, with an interest in pursuing a career in international law or policy, international relations, or a related discipline. Prior knowledge of international humanitarian law or international criminal law essential; Must have strong written and verbal communication skills; robust legal research skills, and computer skills, including familiarity with social media tools; Ability to translate complex legal issues into terms understandable by an average member of the public with no prior IHL knowledge; passion for international law issues and humanitarian values; Interest in educational development; Must be responsible, mature, able to work independently, highly organized, detail-oriented, able to handle multiple tasks at the same time and work under deadline pressure; Willingness to do background research and perform general office duties, as required.

This position will begin September 1, 2016. To apply, please send a cover letter, CV and writing sample to ihlaw@redcross.org by July 1, 2016.

The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. For more information about the International Humanitarian Law team’s mission, please see: http://www.redcross.org/humanityinwar.

 

On the Job! Max Planck Group Leader in Bogotá, Colombia (deadline May 15)

The Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (Heidelberg) and Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia) are looking to hire a Principal Investigator to lead a newly established Max Planck Tandem Group in Transformations of Public Law. Other than research, responsibilities include supervision of two doctoral students at Universidad de Los Andes. There is no mandatory teaching load.

The Group will be located in Bogotá, and the Leader will be expected to reside in that city. The initiative will provide funding for at least one extended research stay per year of the Group at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law. Additional information may be found here. The deadline for applications is May 15th, 2016.

On the Job! Executive Director of the Human Rights Center, University of MN Law School

humanrightscentThe Human Rights Center at the University of Minnesota Law School is seeking an Executive Director. Deadline to apply is April 1, 2016.

The Executive Director will oversee administration and management of the Human Rights Center.  Responsibilities include fundraising and development, budget planning and oversight of sponsored projects, monitoring the progress of projects, grant writing, student mentoring, fostering collaborative opportunities; coordinating events and conference, writing and editing reports to funding agencies, supervision, and outreach. This is a full-time, mid-level position that requires a J.D., previous leadership and experience in human rights, international law or related fields. Salary: low 60’s.

The Human Rights Center works locally, nationally, and internationally to provide training, educational materials, and assistance to professionals, students, and volunteers working to promote and protect human rights. The Human Rights Center was founded on December 10, 1988, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Center works at the nexus of scholarship and practice in the human rights field, seeking to maximize the effectiveness of human rights advocates.

For a full description or to apply, go to http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/index.html and reference job #307634.

Seeking great administrators: Georgia Law’s Dean Rusk Int’l Law Center

sign2We’re looking for a couple great administrators.

Having just about completed physical renovation of the Dean Rusk International Law Center, an office suite at the University of Georgia School of Law, we’re now focusing on building staff. To be precise, we’re looking for an Executive Administrator (aka Administrative Manager I) and an Administrative Assistant (aka Administrative Specialist I).

Together, they’ll be responsible for office management (financial and otherwise), secretarial support for Center staff (including our Director of International Professional Education, our Associate Director for Global Practice Preparation, and our Associate Dean for International Programs & Strategic Initiatives, aka me), and support for an array of Center programs (LLMs, conferences, lectures, and events, study abroad, Global Externships, faculty exchanges, visiting scholars, professional trainings, and research projects).

To skim the job notices, see here and here. To apply, click here and follow registration/application instructions, inserting the posting numbers indicated on the prior document(s) in order to reach the precise vacancy of interest to you.

We’d like to fill these positions asap, so if you’re interested, don’t delay!

(And if you’d just like to keep apprised of our activities, please follow us at Twitter, LinkedIn, or Facebook) (Cross-posted from Diane Marie Amann)

On the Job! American Red Cross hiring an IHL Legal Advisor

The American Red Cross (ARC) International Services Department (ISD) is hiring a Legal Advisor in the area of International Humanitarian Law (IHL).

Summary

The Legal Advisor will work as part of the IHL team where he/she will teach an IHL CLE/professional course; assist with research, writing and analysis on IHL and conflict-related issues; and will support the team in complementing and revising educational materials on IHL to highlight the contemporary relevancy of humanitarian issues. Knowledge of international humanitarian law required and a strong interest in international issues, public international law, human rights and international relations or related fields is essential. This position will report to the Director, International Humanitarian Law.

Responsibilities

• Lead NHQ hosting of the Clara Barton IHL Competition, conferences, meetings, webinars, as required
• Organize law school workshops in key regional cities/hubs with law school partners
• Conduct research on IHL and policy-related areas and draft memoranda on relevant issues of IHL as needed for program development
• Track and identify current events and relevance to IHL and prepare updates on developments in IHL
• Draft talking points, backgrounders, potential presentation material to support our IHL networks
• Develop supplemental materials for IHL teaching materials, presentations, other events
• Attend briefings/conferences on IHL-related issues and provide updates of key points to IHL team
• Develop and foster networks for possible partnerships with actors within legal community and external audiences (law schools, faculty, professional associations, etc.)
• Assist with content and messaging for social media tools
• Supervise IHL legal interns
• Support the IHL CLE/professional training courses, as needed
• Perform other job-related duties, as assigned.

For more information and to apply, please visit https://www.americanredcross.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=56011&CurrentPage=1.

On the Job! Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone Legal Officer (P-3), The Hague (deadline 17 May)

The vacancy for a RSCSL P-3 Legal Officer in The Hague has been recirculated. The deadline is now 17 May 2015.

ORGANISATIONAL SETTING

The Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone (RSCSL) is the successor Institution to the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) with the responsibility for discharging the judicial, legal and administrative obligations that remain after the closure of the SCSL.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under the direct supervision of the Registrar, and within limits of delegated authority, the Legal Officer will carry out the following functions:

  • Provide legal advice on matters relating to the exercise of the functions of the Registrar including (a) matters relating to suspects, accused and convicted persons; (b) matters relating to RSCSL proceedings (c) matters relating to witnesses and victims; (d) matters relating to host countries, other governments, non-governmental organizations, and international organizations; (e) matters relating to the press and public and (f) matters relating to agreements and contracts to which the Residual Special Court is a party.
  • Provide assistance with negotiations and drafting of bilateral agreements between the Residual Special Court and other entities.
  • Provide assistance with drafting and reviewing of amendments to the Rules of Procedure and Evidence, the Rules of Detention, Practice Directions and other legal instruments applicable to the Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone.
  • Draft written submissions and assist with the preparation of oral submissions before the RSCSL on matters relating to the Registrar’s functions.
  • Conduct research and draft legal and other correspondence and memoranda.
  • Monitor motions submitted by the parties, and decisions, orders and judgments rendered by the RSCSL

    in judicial or other proceedings before the Court.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Registrar.

    The post is located in The Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone. Staff members of The Residual Court will not serve as staff members of the United Nations. External appointments are limited to the Residual Special Court only. In accordance with Article 25 of the Statute of the Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone the working language will be English.

    1. Both internal and external applicants are requested to send a detailed curriculum vitae including date of birth, nationality, educational qualifications, a summary of professional skills and/or expertise, a summary of relevant work experience, publications written and languages spoken, and to complete a Residual Special Court Personal History Form available upon request from stanleyj@un.org (please type “Request for Personal History Form” in the subject heading).

    2. All Applications should be sent by mail to: Office Manager, Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone Churchillplein 1, 2517 JW, The Hague Or by Email to: stanleyj@un.org

    3. Acknowledgement will be made only to shortlisted candidates

    For more information, please see http://www.rscsl.org/Vacancies/RSCSL-2015-002.pdf.