The Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights at the Faculty of Law, University College of Cork is hosting the third Annual Criminal Law Conference with the support of the Department of Foreign Affairs. It is the first event of Irelandâ€™s chair of the Human Security Network 2008-2009.
The aims of this international conference are to assess international criminal law developments on crimes of secual violence, to inform law and policy debates to strengthen responses to sexual violence and to promote awareness of sexual violence as a human rights violation. The conference programme comprises International and Irish speakers. Academics and practitioners from all over the world (including Australia, Canada, the US, Sudan, Timor-Leste and Europe) as well as from Ireland will present on and discuss trends in the prosecution of sexual violence with particular focus on International law developments.
The sessions will be summarised and posted on the blog.
This week saw the publication of the first volume of the Irish Yearbook of International Law (2006), published by Hart Publications and edited by Co-Director of the CCJHR Dr. SiobhÃ¡n Mullally and Dr. Jean Allain of Queenâ€™s University Belfast. The Yearbook can be purchased here.
The Yearbook contains a mixture of pieces â€“ articles, reports, book reviews, and documents. Yearbooks of this nature are vital tools for a nationâ€™s diplomatic personnel as well as for the development of an understanding of a countryâ€™s international involvement for the purposes of academic work.
The IYIL 2007 is currently in preparation. Details of submission guidelines etcâ€¦ are available here.
The main articles in the IYIL 2006 are:
- David M. Ong, â€œInternational Environmental Lawâ€™s â€˜Customaryâ€™ Dilemna: Betwixt General Principles and Treaty Rulesâ€
- Alexander Orakhelashvili, â€œThe Power of the UN Security Council to Determine the Existence of a â€˜Threat to the Peaceâ€™â€
- J. Paul McCutcheon & Gerard Coffey, â€œLife Sentences in Ireland and the European Convention on Human Rightsâ€
- Maria Walls (PhD Candidate, NUI Galway) and Augustina Palacios (University Carlos III, Madrid), â€œChanging the Paradigm â€“ The Potential Impact of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilitiesâ€
- Peter Hulsroj (Legal Adviser, Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty
- Organization), â€œTo the Rescue, All Hands: The Good Neighbour Principle in International Lawâ€
- Getahun Seifu (Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Ethiopia), â€œThe Interplay of the ACP-EU Economic Partnership Agreements and the Rules of the World Trade Organisation: â€˜Double Jeopardyâ€™ in Africaâ€
- Leopold von Carlowitz, â€œThe Right of Property for Refugees and Displaced Persons? On the Progressive Development of Customary Law by the International Administrations in the Balkansâ€
The Invisible College – a new international law blog set in Europe – has just launched. An extract from the site description is below, and the blog promises to be an excellent addition to the daily reading of anyone interested in international law and politics. Welcome to the blogosphere!
The Invisible College is the result of the joining of forces of two earlier weblogs, the 1948 blog
started in January 2007 by Otto, Richard and Nicholas, and The Core
, started in February 2006 by Nicki, Tobias and BjÃ¶rn
The blog’s title refers to an 1977 article by Oscar Schachter (“The Invisible College of International Lawyers”, 72 Northwestern University Law Review (1977) 217-226), in which he speaks of the “professional community of international lawyers” forming an “invisible college dedicated to a common intellectual enterprise”. While Schachter mostly concerns himself with international lawyers who are government officials and/or career acedemics, it seems that the “invisible college” he speaks of has grown substantially in the 30 years since then; it now includes undergraduate and graduate students, interns with various international organisations, University researchers, attorneys working in international practice areas, NGO lawyers and many more.
It is our hope that our blog can become not only an interesting read, but an actual community resource for this diverse group. We plan to publish, besides commentaries on international developments, posts on Master and Doctoral programs, summer schools, job opportunities in the field, web ressources for scientific research, etc. etc.