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Reminder: Call for papers: Human Rights & Sports (deadline: 1 December 2021)

Reminder: Call for papers: Human Rights & Sports (deadline: 1 December 2021)

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On behalf of the Faculty of Law, Criminal Justice and Public Administration of the University of Lausanne, Professors Véronique Boillet, Sophie Weerts, and Andreas R. Ziegler are pleased to launch a call for papers on Human Rights and Sports for a workshop to be held on 30 June 2022 at the University of Lausanne. 

This initiative aims at bringing together international organisations in the area of sports and the academic world.

The world of sports is an autonomous regulatory environment. It has its own rules and governance. However, sports actors are not exempt from complying with the law in force. Athletes are in a particular position at the border of two regulatory environments.

On the one hand, human rights law still seems to offer them limited protection. Indeed, their first interlocutors – and sometimes authors of an infringement of their rights – are private persons such as sports associations and federations, sponsors, media actors or arbitration bodies. However, States have a positive obligation to protect those who suffer human rights violations. On the other hand, over the last ten years, sporting organisations have been developing a discourse based on human rights values, supporting an approach much more respectful of athletes’ personality.

In this context, the question of athletes’ human rights is a specific issue. What are the content and scope of athletes’ human rights? How effective are human rights protection mechanisms (international human rights law or the business and human rights approach)? How to strengthen the respect, protection and implementation of athletes’ human rights in the organisational context of sport? 

The organisers welcome proposals from legal scholars, civil society and practicing lawyers who are interested in exploring (on) tools and instruments, human rights and remedies. These contributions may follow a legal or a socio-legal approach. Contributions from historians, sociologists, anthropologists and economists interested in athletes and sports organisations are also welcome.

In particular, proposals may address the following aspects:

  • Athletes as a specific category of human rights beneficiaries
  • Instruments developed in international organisations (e.g. Charter on Sport) or by civil society (e.g. the Universal Declaration of Athletes’ Rights)
  • Gender (e.g. sexism, homophobia, #metoo movement, LGBTQ, androgynous)
  • Privacy (e.g. social networks, doping, harassment)
  • Equality and non-discrimination (e.g. disability, racism, religion)
  • Freedom of religion
  • Physical integrity (e.g. ill-treatment)
  • Freedom of expression (e.g. art. 50 IOC, activism, black lives matter)
  • Social rights (e.g. minimum wage)
  • Effectiveness of protection mechanisms (e.g. the business human right approach, independence of the CAS)

Authors are invited to submit an abstract (max. 450 words) on one or more of the themes listed by 1 December 2021. They should also attach a concise biography. Organisers will inform selected authors by 31 January 2022 and will invite them to circulate their paper ten days before the workshop scheduled for late June 2021. During the workshop, the organisers will communicate the information concerning the publication (a collective work or a special issue of a journal).

For further information, please contact doriana.ferreira@unil.ch

2021 Human Rights Week Scientific Colloquium: Discrimination and Inequalities – Geneva and online, 25-26 November

2021 Human Rights Week Scientific Colloquium: Discrimination and Inequalities – Geneva and online, 25-26 November

2021 Human Rights Week Scientific Colloquium: Discrimination and Inequalities – Geneva, 25-26 November

While discriminations and inequalities have always been a subject of international concern, the trend in recent years indicates an increase rather than a decrease of the phenomenon. This tendency has been further aggravated by the COVID 19 pandemic, despite the fact that […]

2021 Human Rights Week Scientific Colloquium: Discrimination and Inequalities – Geneva and online, 25-26 November — International and Comparative SOGIESC Law – Professor Andreas R Ziegler

Webinar “Jurisdiction over Tax-Related Disputes in Investment Arbitration”, 11 November between 14.00 and 16.00 CET

Webinar series on the “Role of Investment Arbitration in Tax Disputes” – 2nd session, “Jurisdiction over Tax-Related Disputes in Investment Arbitration”, 11 November between 14.00 and 16.00 CET

Dear Colleague,

After the successful launch of our webinar series on the “Role of Investment Arbitration in Tax Disputes” yesterday, we are now pleased to invite you to the series’ 2nd session on

“Jurisdiction over Tax-Related Disputes in Investment Arbitration”

On 11 November between 14.00 and 16.00 CET, we will address jurisdiction over tax-related disputes in investment arbitration, arbitral jurisprudence in relation to tax carve-out clauses and future policy trends. In particular, the taxation article of Canada’s 2021 Model Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) will be introduced. A panel of experienced tax and investment lawyers will comment on and discuss the is­sues raised in the three presentations.

Bringing together leading professionals and academics from both the investment law and tax law world, this webinar series aims at providing a neutral forum to discuss the most relevant issues involving international investment arbitration and tax disputes as well as ongoing reforms in this area.

Download the program and registration form of the 11 November webinar here. 

We look very much forward to welcoming you virtually at the University of Lausanne.

Robert Danon                           Andreas R. Ziegler           Sebastian Wuschka

Professor of Law                        Professor of Law               Research Fellow

The latest issue of the Swiss Review of International and European Law (Vol. 31, no. 3, 2021) is out

The latest issue of the Swiss Review of International and European Law (Vol. 31, no. 3, 2021) is out

Contents include:

  • Articles
    • Samatha Besson, Du droit de civilisation européen au droit international des civilisations : instituer un monde des régions
    • Ivan Ingravallo, An EU seat on the UN Security Council? The right moment has yet to come
    • Sâ Benjamin Traoré & Patrick Ane-Ane Leta, La marge nationale d’appréciation dans la jurisprudence de la Cour africaine des droits de l’homme et des peuples : entre effleurements et remises en cause

Global Network of Societies for International Law – Request from the Special Rapporteur on Unilateral Sanctions

Global Network of Societies for International Law – Request from the Special Rapporteur on Unilateral Sanctions

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Dear sister societies, 

The Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights, pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 45/5, Prof. Dr. Alena F. DOUHAN, wishes to associate all of us to her works. 

Should you accept to share some of your academic papers and to participate to the Expert Consultation on The Notion, Characteristics, Legal Status and Targets of Unilateral Sanctions (for further information: https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Issues/UCM/expert-consultation-26April2021.pdf), please write directly to this email address: ucm@ohchr.org  

The Global Network has already been participating to the works of the Codification Division of the UN Office of Legal Affairs. It has contributed to a further knowledge of the techniques of identification of customary rules. Today, this proposal from the Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights is another chance to prove its necessity and work together to foster both a better knowledge and a further development of international law rules. A large participation to this initiative would be a proof of our common implication to strengthen and adapt international law to current challenges, following the common declarations adopted in The Hague during the Second World Meeting of September 2019 such as the final statement (https://rencontremondiale-worldmeeting.org/speeches-2/). 

Sincerely Yours,

Clémentine BORIES 

Full professor in Toulouse Capitole University, France 

French society for international law (Sfdi) 

SNIS – International Geneva Award 2021

SNIS – International Geneva Award 2021

The SNIS launches its call for the 2021 International Geneva Award
 
The International Geneva Award was established to  distinguish three recently published  academic articles that are particularly relevant for International Organizations. The Award is a prestigious prize that encourages scientists to reach out to policy makers. 
 
The articles must be in the domain of International Studies (academic studies on issues that transcend national borders). The authors must specify the relevance of their work for International Organizations in the submission form. To be eligible,  submitted articles must have been published after Sept 1st 2020.    Forthcoming articles are also accepted if a publisher confirmation can be supplied. The applications will be reviewed by the SNIS International Geneva Committee.
Each of the three awarded papers will receive  CHF 5000.-. Entrants must be professors or researchers at a post-doctoral level working in a Swiss institution of higher education at the time of the paper’s publication.  Submit your article here
 
 
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