Webinars on LGBTI-phobia and Covid-19, 9 and 15 July 2020 — International and Comparative SOGIESC Law

Webinars on LGBTI-phobia and Covid-19, 9 and 15 July 2020 BCU Centre for Security and Extremism in partnership with the International Network for Hate Studies is organising two webinars on LGBTI-phobia and Covid-19, including impact on violence and support services. The first event (9 July) looks at the problem more globally and the second one […]

Webinars on LGBTI-phobia and Covid-19, 9 and 15 July 2020 — International and Comparative SOGIESC Law

Webinar: “COVID-19: A New Surveillance Era?”, 29 July 2020

Webinar: “COVID-19: A New Surveillance Era?”, 29 July 2020

“COVID-19: A New Surveillance Era?”. This event is a collaboration between the ASIL IO IG and the Centre for International Law at the National University of Singapore. 

Digital tools are being increasingly used to contain and limit the spread of COVID-19. But their use raises significant concerns as to their implications for privacy and human rights. On July 29, a distinguished panel of experts will be discussing these important issues: Simon Chesterman (NUS) (moderator), Vivek Krishnamurthy (University of Ottawa), Peggy Hicks (OHCHR), and Benjamin Wong (NUS).  

We look forward to having you join us! For further details and the registration link, please see: https://cil.nus.edu.sg/event/asil-ioig-cil-covid-19-a-new-surveillance-era/

Joint IBA ABA ASIL webinar on systemic racism and IHRL, 15 July 2020, 1800-1900 BST

Joint IBA ABA ASIL webinar on systemic racism and IHRL, 15 July 2020, 1800-1900 BST

IBA Logo International Bar Association
Webinar Black Lives Matter: reviewing US systemic racism under CERD and CAT

A webinar presented by the IBA Human Rights Law Committee, supported by the IBA Rule of Law Forum, the IBA’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), the American Bar Association and the American Society of International Law

15 July 2020, 1800-1900 BST Register for free This expert panel will discuss the international human rights implications and possibilities of redress concerning US systemic racism and police brutality, under the UN Conventions against Torture (CAT) and against the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination (CERD).
  Opening remarks: Federica D’Alessandra Oxford Institute for Ethics Law and Armed Conflict, Oxford; Co-Chair, IBA Human Rights Law Committee Moderator: Baroness Helena Kennedy QC Director, IBA’s Human Rights Institute, London Speakers: Tendayi Achiume  United Nations special rapporteur on Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, Los Angeles, California Michelle Alexander Civil rights lawyer, advocate, legal scholar and New York Times bestselling author, New York (Invited) Nilz Melzer Human Rights Chair, Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, Geneva, Switzerland (Invited) Bryan Stevenson Executive Director, Equal Justice Initiative, Montgomery, Alabama (Invited) Nawi Ukabiala Debevoise & Plimpton, New York, New York Places are strictly limited, register now to secure your place.

Kind regards,

Federica D’Alessandra
Oxford Institute for Ethics Law and Armed Conflict, Oxford; Co-Chair, IBA Human Rights Law Committee

International Arbitration: Young ICCA Mentoring Programme

Young ICCA Mentoring Programme

The Young ICCA Mentoring Programme is the first structured mentoring programme established within the international arbitration community. The programme was pioneered by ICCA and Young ICCA in 2011, and is now entering its 8th cycle.

The programme provides a unique platform for young professionals to connect with and learn from the experience of more senior members of the arbitration community, including members of ICCA’s Governing Board. Members of Young ICCA may apply to participate in the Mentoring Programme at the start of each new cycle.

Applications for the 8th cycle of the Young ICCA Mentoring Programme are now open.

If you would like to be a Mentee or a Buddy in the 2021-2022 cycle of the Programme, please review the below information carefully. The deadline for applications is 1 September 2020.

What is the Young ICCA Mentoring Programme?

The Young ICCA Mentoring Programme is the first structured mentoring programme within the international arbitration community. It provides Young ICCA Members with the opportunity to be mentored by eminent arbitration specialists within the ICCA Community. Mentees are organised into groups of 3-4 and assigned to a “Mentor” – a senior arbitration expert who is usually a member of ICCA’s Governing Board – and a “Buddy” – an established mid-level arbitration practitioner. Together, the Mentor, Buddy and Mentees form a “Mentoring Group”.

Each Mentoring Group works together for two years. During this period, the Mentor and Buddy will be available to each of the Mentees in their group to provide advice and career guidance, as well as to impart arbitration wisdom and practical know-how. Guidelines outlining the role of each Mentoring Group participant – Mentor, Buddy and Mentee – and possible activities for each Mentoring Group are available below. Young ICCA Mentoring Guidelines and Recommendations »

How to Apply

If, after reviewing the below information you have any questions, please contact the Young ICCA Mentoring Programme Coordinators Emily Hay and Krystle Baptista by email at mentoring@youngicca.org. 

APPLY TO BE A MENTEE 

Who should apply?
All current Young ICCA members are eligible to apply to become Mentees in the Young ICCA Mentoring Programme. The programme is best suited to young professionals interested in international arbitration. In selecting Young ICCA Members for participation in the Programme, Young ICCA aims to achieve a broad diversity and a wide geographical distribution, including appropriate representation of Mentee applicants from countries that are underrepresented in the field of international arbitration. Applicants must have completed an initial law degree (though may be advanced students).

What are the responsibilities of the Mentee?

  • Have a strong commitment to participating in activities and events set up by the Mentor and Buddy.
  • Communicate regularly with both the Mentor and Buddy.
  • Be available to participate in conference calls, draft articles and/or organize/participate in conferences/workshops/other events as established by the Mentor and Buddy.
  • Respect and learn from their Co-Mentees and the process of the Programme.

Application process

  • Applications received after the deadline of 1 September will not be accepted under any circumstances;
  • Incomplete applications will be disregarded;
  • No special accommodation shall be made to successful applicants, i.e., any requests for a specific Mentor or group.
  • Due to the overwhelming number of applications Young ICCA expects to receive for this upcoming Programme, no feedback will be given to applicants who are not selected to participate in the 2021-2022 Mentoring Programme.
  • It is up to the applicants to ensure that they enter the correct information in the application form, particularly with respect to the region and country in which they will be based over the next two years, to the extent that this is known.
  • As the Mentoring Programme can only accommodate a limited number of Mentees, the applicant’s letter of motivation plays an important part in the selection process. The letter of motivation will assist the Programme Coordinators to identify candidates who demonstrate commitment and motivation and to match them with the most suitable Mentors and Buddies.

To apply for a Mentee role in the Programme, please click here.


APPLY TO BE A BUDDY 

Who should apply?

Buddies must be under 45 years old and should have a minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in the field of arbitration (e.g. employment with a law firm with participation in an arbitration practice; employment at a recognised arbitral institute; employment or link to an academic institution in the fields of arbitration/dispute resolution). It is up to the applicants to ensure that they enter the correct information, particularly with respect to the region and country in which they expect to be based in the next two years, to the extent possible. 

What are the responsibilities of the Buddy?

  • Be a full, active and available participant in the Mentoring Group meetings and activities.
  • Have the willingness and ability to organize events and activities in consultation with the Mentor and take initiative in doing so where appropriate.
  • Contribute to the strategic aims of the Programme by assisting the Mentor in planning the overall agenda for the calendar year.
  • Collaborate with the Mentor and Mentees to set up activities.
  • Communicate with Mentees regularly to ensure they are engaged in the Programme, and answer reasonable queries from Mentees regarding career development, arbitration practice and arbitration know-how.

Application process

  • Applications received after the deadline of 1 September will not be accepted under any circumstances
  • Incomplete applications will be disregarded

To apply for a Buddy role in the Programme, please click here. 


Young ICCA Mentoring Programme Mentors

The Young ICCA Mentoring Programme would not be possible without the support and investment of its Mentors. Young ICCA wishes to extend its gratitude to the following individuals who have and continue to provide young practitioners with invaluable guidance throughout the 6th and 7th cycles of the Young ICCA Mentoring Programme:

2019 – 2020                                                         

  • Gary Born
  • Kevin Kim
  • Toby Landau
  • Johnny Veeder
  • Laurent Aynes
  • John Fellas
  • William Park
  • Eduardo Siquieros
  • Andrew Clarke
  • Albert Jan van den Berg
  • Pierre Tercier
  • Funke Adekoya
  • Mohamed Abdel Raouf
  • Klaus Reichert
  • Klaus Sachs
  • Yves Fortier

2020 – 2021

  • Anke Sessler
  • Claus von Wobeser
  • Douglas Jones
  • Eduardo Zuleta
  • Emilia Onyema
  • Huawei Sun
  • James Hosking
  • John Ohaga
  • Shaheda Peeroo
  • Karyl Nairn
  • Loretta Malintoppi
  • Michael Schneider
  • Nayla Comair Obeid
  • Chan Leng Sun
  • Vera van Houtte
  • Vladimir Khvalei
  • Albert Jan van den Berg

Webinar Series III: Intellectual Property Rights: Global Rules, Regional and Local Realities Date: Monday, July 13th, 2020

Webinar Series III: Intellectual Property Rights: Global Rules, Regional and Local Realities
Date: Monday, July 13th, 2020 

Time: 9:00 AM Central Time

Zoom Registration Link

The COVID-19 pandemic has raised salient questions about global intellectual property rights rules and their implementation at regional, sub-regional and national levels. These questions revolve around the tensions between private rights and the public interest. For example, how can governments employ flexibilities and other measures to facilitate access to pharmaceutical products including drugs, vaccines, test kits, personal protective equipment and related technologies? Or how can governments navigate the intersections of copyright and the right to education to promote access to educational materials for teaching and learning? Broader conceptual, practical, and institutional issues, foregrounded on fostering development-oriented intellectual property rights systems in the Global South, will be analysed from different perspectives.

This webinar builds on the four-part  Symposium on COVID-19 and International Economic Law in the Global South.With best wishes,Bisi (On behalf of James, Titi and Ohio – Afronomicslaw.org Editors)______________________Editors, Afronomicslaw BlogWebsiteAfronomicslaw.org TwittertwitterLinkedInLinkedInFacebookFacebook

A new blog on international criminal law is now available: Blog – Droit International Pénal (BDIP)

A new blog on international criminal law is now available: Blog – Droit International Pénal (BDIP). From the announcement:

Nous avons l’honneur et le plaisir de vous annoncer la mise en ligne du Blog – Droit International Pénal (BDIP), premier blog en langue française entièrement dédié à la justice pénale internationale.

L’objectif du blog est d’offrir aux professionnels du droit, enseignants, chercheurs, étudiants et experts francophones un forum d’information, d’échange et de discussion en droit international pénal.

Le blog vise également à contribuer à l’avancement du droit international pénal en offrant la possibilité aux experts intéressés de publier leur analyse de la justice pénale internationale.

Public Webinars on the new Draft Code of Conduct for Adjudicators (Investment Arbitration)

Over the next three days, ICSID and UNCITRAL will hold public webinars on the new Draft Code of Conduct for Adjudicators:

  • June 29, 2020 | 10:00 – 11:00 am (EDT) (English)
  • June 30, 2020 | 10:00 – 11:00 am (EDT) (Español)
  • July 1, 2020 | 10:00 – 11:00 am (EDT) (Français)

The webinar will primarily consist of presentations by the organisations and details for registration can be found here: https://uncitral.un.org/sites/uncitral.un.org/files/media-documents/uncitral/en/code_of_conduct_webinar_flyer.pdf

The draft code can be found here: https://uncitral.un.org/en/codeofconduct

Webinar: Unternehmen und Kinderrechte: Eine Einführung inkl. Fokus auf Lieferketten, 29. Juni, 10.00-11.15 Uhr

Webinar: Unternehmen und Kinderrechte: Eine Einführung inkl. Fokus auf Lieferketten, 29. Juni, 10.00-11.15 Uhr

von öbu – Verband für nachhaltiges Wirtschaften

Register: https://www.eventbrite.de/e/unternehmen-und-kinderrechte-eine-einfuhrung-inkl-fokus-auf-lieferketten-tickets-107711949340?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

Webinar: Protecting the Environment in Situations of Armed Conflict, 7 July 2020, 12:30–14:00

Webinar: Protecting the Environment in Situations of Armed Conflict, 7 July 2020, 12:30–14:00

Protecting the Environment in Situations of Armed Conflict

Iraq, Mosul, Shortly after the start of armed operations to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), 19 oil wells have been set ablaze by retreating armed groups south of the city.

It goes without saying that there can be no sustainable human life without the natural environment, and yet such an environment is too often degraded because of armed conflict.

Armed conflicts can lead to environmental degradation or destruction (such as the contamination of land and soil) with effects frequently extending over large areas, including to water resources, thus contributing to the increased vulnerability of the affected populations that can last for years and even decades.

This online IHL Talk will provide an overview of the rules of international law providing protection to the natural environment and seeking to limit the damage caused by it, as well as of initiatives aimed at clarifying and/or reinforcing such rules. Panelists will also discuss avenues for the criminalization of prohibited behaviours, notably through the crime of ecocide.

Moderator

  • Öykü Irmakkesen, PhD Candidate, University of Geneva and Teaching Assistant, Geneva Academy

Panelists

  • Jérôme de Hemptinne, Lecturer at the Geneva Academy and at the Universities of Louvain, Strasbourg and Lille
  • Marja Lehto, Ambassador and Senior Expert on Public International Law, Legal Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland, and Member, International Law Commission
  • Vanessa Murphy, Legal Adviser, International Committee of the Red Cross
  • Maud Sarliève, Human Rights and International Criminal Lawyer

How to Join the Discussion

To attend this online IHL Talk you will need to make sure you have downloaded Zoom on your computer or device, if you haven’t installed Zoom yet, you can do so here.

You need to register in order to receive the link to this online IHL Talk. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email and the link to the online IHL Talk will be sent to you 24 hours prior to the event.

On the day of the event, please click on the link which will connect you to the event. If you haven’t downloaded Zoom, you may be requested to do so.

Asking Questions to Panelists

You can use the chatbox to ask your questions, the moderator will make a selection of questions at the end of the presentations. There will be no possibility to interact by webcam and microphone in order to avoid connexion issues.

About IHL Talks

The IHL Talks are a series of events, hosted by the Geneva Academy, on international humanitarian law and current humanitarian topics. Every two months, academic experts, practitioners, policymakers and journalists discuss burning humanitarian issues and their regulation under international law.