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Recently Published: Towards a Universal Justice? Putting International Courts and Jurisdictions into

19 May 2016

Edited by Dário Moura Vicente and a foreword from Manuel de Almeida Ribeiro. The recent proliferation of international courts and jurisdictions raises a number of important issues ranging from the redefinition of the role of the International Court of Justice to the recent emergence of domestic courts as international jurisdictions. Towards a Universal Justice? Putting International Courts and Jurisdictions into Perspective, containing edited articles presented at the International Law Association’s Regional Conference held in Lisbon, offers a comprehensive overview of those issues and outlines challenges ahead for every branch of international law. Published by

First Meeting of Study Group 'Content and Evolution of Rules of Interpretation'

05 May 2016

On 13-14 May 2016, the ILA Study Group on ‘The Content and Evolution of the Rules of Interpretation’ will hold its inaugural meeting in Athens. The Study Group, which was established in April 2015 aims at examining the gaps in our understanding of the rules of interpretation as they stand now, as they have evolved through time and irrespective of the source of the rule being interpreted. The Study Group’s work will consist of a preliminary examination of the most critical issues and gaps in the context of the process of interpretation, offer insights and guidelines, and identify key-point areas in need of further elaboration by a future ILA Committee to be established after the completion of the Study Group’s work.

Protection of Privacy Committee - News March 2016

15 March 2016

Activity update to March 2016

Global Health Law proposals to UN High Level Panel

24 February 2016

On February 19, 2016, the Global Health Law Committee submitted two proposals to the United Nations High Level Panel on Access to Medicines in response to its call for submissions. The HLP will finalize a report and recommendations to the UN Secretary General in June 2016. SEE DOCUMENTS BELOW:

Call for Papers for John Westlake Prize

24 February 2016

The Institute of International Law is pleased to inform you that it has opened the Call for Papers for the John Westlake Prize, instituted by the late James B. Scott. All papers relating to the topic on ‘Dispute Settlement before International Courts and Tribunals’ can be submitted to the Institute of International Law until the 31st of December 2016.

New Postgraduate Programme in Global Crisis, Conflict, and Disaster Management at the University of

11 February 2016

The School of Law at the University of Reading is delighted to announce a new programme for 2016/17: LLM/Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate in Global Crisis, Conflict, and Disaster Management. Expected to appeal especially to recent graduates as well as early/mid-career law and non-law professionals, this new and innovative programme examines the role of global law, policy, and practice across the spectrum of possible crises, conflicts, ‘man-made’ and ‘natural’ disasters. Highly topical, the programme reflects current and changing global priorities - such as the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, the Sustainable Development Goals 2015-2030, the 2015 UN Climate Change Conference, and the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit – and the international community’s responses to them. Applications are now open and are processed on a rolling basis. For further information, please contact Dr Katja Samuel (

ILA Scholarship Fund 2016

01 February 2016

Call for Candidates ILA2016 Johannesburg Biennial Conference. CLOSING DATE: 11 March 2016

Congratulations to Professor 'Lanre Adigun Fagbohun of the Nigerian Branch

07 January 2016

Professor 'Lanre Fagbohun, Director of Studies of the Nigerian Branch, has been appointed as the 8th President and Vice Chancellor of the Lagos State University, Nigeria

Climate Law and Governance Day 2015 - Media Advisory

15 December 2015

Climate Change, Sustainable Development and the Law: Governance Challenges and Innovations: In Paris, on December 4th 2015, during the 21st Conference of the Parties of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Climate Law and Governance Day (CLGD) was inaugurated at the Ecole de Droit de La Sorbonne (Paris 1). In this event, over 400 jurists, judges, experts, professors and law students participated in the preparatory events and in the Day, with more than 4000 more engaged online or over social media.

2008 Guidelines for the Establishment and Conduct of Safe Havens for Cultural Material

10 December 2015

Looking to the past, I'm pleased to report on the influence of our 2008 Guidelines for the Establishment and Conduct of Safe Havens for Cultural Material, which was initially proposed by Kurt Siehr. It goes without saying how helpful the Guidelines can be in today's chaotic world, but we can now say that they are, indeed, helpful. For example, last week three members of our committee--Sabine von Schorlemer, Marc-Andre Renold and I--participated in a meeting/workshop at UNESCO headquarters in Paris on the application to cultural material of the international law concept of a "responsibility to protect." A quarter of our agenda was devoted to the topic of safe havens, during which a detailed presentation on a new Swiss law acknowledged its debt to our Guidelines. Also, last October, the Association of Art Museum Directors, with 240 institutional members in Mexico, the United States and Canada, adopted protocols for safe havens based on our project.