Public Lecture Series:“Women’s Voices in the International Judiciary” – “Diversity in aid of legitimacy of international arbitration?” Monday 26 April 2021 l 18:30 – 20:00 Online event via Zoom

Public Lecture Series:“Women’s Voices in the International Judiciary” “Diversity in aid of legitimacy of international arbitration?” Monday 26 April 2021 l 18:30 – 20:00 Online event via Zoom

Public Lecture Series:“Women’s Voices in the International Judiciary” “Diversity in aid of legitimacy of international arbitration?” Monday 26 April 2021 l 18:30 – 20:00 Online event via Zoom
The SNF-funded project “Diversity on the International Bench: Building Legitimacy for International Courts and Tribunals”, led by Professors Neus Torbisco-Casals and Andrew Clapham , has launched a monthly public lecture series on “Women’s Voices in the International Judiciary”. The series aims to reflect on the lack of diversity in the international judiciary —especially gender diversity—, which raises concerns not just in terms of descriptive representation and symbolic self-identification, but also regarding unconscious bias and systemic privileging of specific ideologies or positions in the process of adjudication. The lectures will run from March 2021 until Spring 2022.


Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler is a partner of Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler and Professor Emerita at the University of Geneva. She practices international commercial and investment arbitration, having acted in nearly 240 international arbitrations.

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Women in International Law Spring / Fall 2021: Hidden Figures in International Courts and Tribunals 21 April, 15:00-16:45 CEST / 13:00-14:45 GMT

Women in International Law Spring / Fall 2021: Hidden Figures in International Courts and Tribunals 21 April, 15:00-16:45 CEST / 13:00-14:45 GMT

KU Leuven kindly Invites You to a Webinar Series on Women in International Law Spring / Fall 2021
Gender equality and women’s empowerment have been considered an international priority for several years, notably with their inclusion in the UN Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, with the objective of reaching gender equality by 2030. Yet the international legal sphere and the UN system themselves struggle to respect this commitment.

Women still make up a small minority of judges in international courts and of members in international bodies. The ICJ, almost 75 years after it was established, has had four women judges, representing 3.7% of the total of 108 judges that have had a seat at the Court. Women make up only a third of ICC judges at present. Of the 21 members of the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), five are women. The ILC, which celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2018, has only had a total of seven women members in its history out of total of 229 members (4 in its current mandate).

International legal scholarship is also behind on this gender equality objective. Recent events have shown that women struggle more to have their voices heard: during the covid-19 pandemic, for example, women journal submissions have significantly dropped.

On the occasion of the centenary of female students at the Law Faculty of KU Leuven, the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies and the Faculty of Law of KU Leuven present a webinar series that both reflects on the role of women in the development of international law and brings female researchers and practitioners to the front seat of discussions, in their different fields of specialty. LAUNCH WEBINAR Hidden Figures in International Courts and Tribunals
21 April, 15:00-16:45 CEST / 13:00-14:45 GMT
To launch the series ‘Women in International Law’, this webinar will discuss gender parity in international courts and tribunals. The presentations will focus on the issues of underrepresentation of women – and African women, more specifically – as international judges and the resultant legitimacy issues for those courts, and give a historical perspective on the representation of women at post-World War II war crimes trials.

Panelists:
Diane Marie Amann (Dean Rusk International Law Center, University of Georgia School of Law)
J. Jarpa Dawuni (Institute for African Women in Law)
Nienke Grossman (Center for International and Comparative Law, University of Baltimore) moderated by Nina Pineau (KU Leuven) Register Now

TRIBUTE TO CHRISTIAN DOMINICÉ (1931-2021)

TRIBUTE TO CHRISTIAN DOMINICÉ (1931-2021)

The Swiss Society for International Law (SSDI) and the Swiss Branch of the International Law Association (ILA) honour the memory of Christian Dominicé (Professor Emeritus of the University of Geneva), a long-standing member of both organizations who served as well on the SSDI’s Executive Board, who passed away on 3 April.

Mr. Christian Dominicé

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UNCTAD-AIB Award for Research on Investment and Development (PhD students or early career researchers)

UNCTAD-AIB Award for Research on Investment and Development (PhD students or early career researchers)

I am pleased to share with you the call for the second edition of the UNCTAD-AIB Award for Research on Investment and Development



UNCTAD and AIB jointly established an award for the best young academic research work on international investment and development. The award is intended to confer special recognition on PhD students or early career researchers – with no more than five years of full-time work experience.

UNCTAD and AIB invite contributions that provide state-of-the-art knowledge and understanding of the activities conducted by, and the development impact of, multinational enterprises and other international investors, considering economic, institutional, social, environmental or cultural aspects. Reflecting the core value propositions of UNCTAD’s research mandate, contributions should draw clear policy conclusions from the research findings.

The Award, which is granted on an annual basis, will be presented during an official ceremony (final date to be confirmed) that will take place during the AIB 2021 Annual Conference (online) which is scheduled from 28 June – 2 July 2021. Finalists will present their work in a Special Session at the AIB Conference, and the winner will be announced during the Awards Ceremony.  Finalists must agree to register and attend the Awards Ceremony.

The Award Package includes:

  • A certificate for the winner at the AIB conference in July 2021.
  • Invitation to apply for a three-month consultancy contract at UNCTAD.
  • Invitation to publish the winning paper in the peer reviewed journal Transnational Corporations.

Please send your submission to unctad@aib.world by 14 May 2021.  More detailed information about the Award can be found here.

Celebrate with us over 100 years of publications by the Swiss Society of International Law and 30 years SRIEL – now for the first time easy to retrieve ! — International Law in Switzerland – Professor Andreas R Ziegler

Over 100 years of publications by the Swiss Society of International Law – now for the first time easy to retrieve ! 1914 – 1943 Publications by the Swiss Society of International Law (Druckschriften der SVIR / Publications de la SSDI) 1944-1990 Swiss Yearbook of International Law (Schweizerisches Jahrbuch für internationales Recht / Annuaire suisse […]

Celebrate with us over 100 years of publications by the Swiss Society of International Law and 30 years SRIEL – now for the first time easy to retrieve ! — International Law in Switzerland – Professor Andreas R Ziegler

L’Institut suisse de droit comparé a le plaisir de vous inviter à sa prochaine conférence en ligne : New Developments in Private International Law in East Asia, – 4 et 7 mai 2021

L’Institut suisse de droit comparé a le plaisir de vous inviter à sa prochaine conférence en ligne : New Developments in Private International Law in East Asia, 4 et 7 mai 2021


Veuillez trouver le programme complet en annexe.

Information et inscription : 32edip-flyer-web-v03.pdf (isdc.ch)

Back to Beginnings: Revisiting the Preambles of European Treaties, 4th conference of young European Law scholars, Universität Zürich, Liechtenstein Institut & European Society of International Law, 20.-21.05.2021

Back to Beginnings: Revisiting the Preambles of European Treaties, 4th conference of
young European Law scholars, Universität Zürich, Liechtenstein Institut & European
Society of International Law, 20.-21.05.2021


The 4th annual Young European Law Scholars Conference (YELS) will be held on Thursday 20
and Friday 21 May, 2021, at the University of Zurich.


The conference is organised by Christina Neier and four other Swiss (post) doctoral
researches as a cooperation between the University of Zurich and the Liechtenstein
Institute, and is also sponsored by the European Society of International Law.

The OECD has opened four positions for Anti-Corruption Analysts

The OECD has opened four positions for Anti-Corruption Analysts

The OECD has opened four positions for Anti-Corruption Analysts to start as soon as possible. The application period closes on April 19, 2021,at 11:59:00 PM.

Below, please find the links to the job descriptions:

WGB Analyst Anti-Corruption: https://oecd.taleo.net/careersection/ext/jobdetail.ftl?job=14295&lang=en

WGB Junior Analyst Anti-Corruption: https://oecd.taleo.net/careersection/ext/jobdetail.ftl?job=14304&lang=en

Anti-Corruption Analyst – Anti-Corruption Network for Eastern Europe and Central Asia: https://oecd.taleo.net/careersection/ext/jobdetail.ftl?job=14302&lang=en

Anti-Corruption Analyst – Anti-Corruption Network for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (Junior): https://oecd.taleo.net/careersection/ext/jobdetail.ftl?job=14303&lang=en