Posts from the ‘Events’ category

The Sentimental Life of International Law: Celebratory Lecture

Following the recent launch of the London Review of International Law, the journal invites readers to a celebratory lecture by Gerry Simpson.  The public lecture, ‘the sentimental life of international law’, is open to all and will be followed by a drinks reception. Thursday 28 November 2013 6pm in Wolfson Theatre, Lower Ground Floor, New Academic Building, LSE drinks 7pm Eighth Floor, New Academic Building, LSE

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London Workshop

This week, CAICL members met for a two-day workshop in London to discuss their work on issues relating to international criminal law and future network activities.  One decision taken at the meeting was to start using this website not only for network-related announcements, but also as a forum for wider discussions.  To that end, a number of members hope to start blogging here, so look out for posts coming soon. The workshop was convened by Paul Clark and hosted by Grietje Baars at City University on 18-19 October 2013.

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CAICL at the IGLP Conference

CAICL was recently represented at the Institute for Global Law and Policy conference at Harvard Law School.  The conference, ‘New Directions in Global Thought: IGLP at Five’, took place 3-4 June and brought together some 300 scholars from around the world to share their work.   The CAICL panel, convened by Tor Krever, saw a number of CAICL members present their work.  Paul Clark spoke on international criminal spaces, Immi Tallgren on humanity and ICL, Sujith Xavier on TWAIL perspectives on ICL, and Thomas Skouteris on history and ICL. The presentations were followed by a lively discussion.  

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Liverpool Conference Report and Recent News

The first conference of the CAICL Research Network took place in Liverpool on 6-8 December 2012.  Convened by Christine Schwöbel, it was organised by the Liverpool School of Law and Social Justice and co-hosted by the International Slavery Museum. One of the central themes of the first Critical Approaches to International Criminal Law Conference, held in Liverpool, UK, in December 2012, was dedicated to the question of what ‘critique’ means.  A Conference Report is now available here.  Details are also available at the Institute for Global Law and Policy.  In other news, the Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP) is organising a conference, ‘New Directions in Global Thought:…

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CAICL Liverpool Conference

The first conference of the CAICL Research Network took place in Liverpool on 6-8 December 2012.  Convened by Christine Schwöbel, it was organised by the Liverpool School of Law and Social Justice and co-hosted by the International Slavery Museum. The conference brought together scholars from around the world working on various critical approaches to International Criminal Law.  The keynote address was made by Frédéric Mégret and was followed by a reading of the poem “Bella – a love song for war” by Johannes CS Frank. Further information, including the programme, is available here.

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Institute for Global Law and Policy 2013 Conference

The Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP) at Harvard University has announced its 2013 Conference, the theme of which is New Directions in Global Thought: IGLP at Five. IGLP is currently accepting submissions for Conference Papers and Panel Discussions.  The conference will be held June 3-4, 2013 at Harvard Law School.  More information is available here. The CAICL Research Network is the beneficiary of an IGLP Collaborative Research Grant.

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From a Human Rights Revolution to Global Justice?

The Ninth Annual Hague Academic Coalition (HAC) conference, “The Politics of Justice: From a Human Rights Revolution to Global Justice?”, will be held 12-13 October at the International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague. The aim of the HAC Conference is to stimulate critical debate, drawing on the expertise of the Hague Academic Coalition and its sizeable international network. Scholars, NGOs and practitioners of the many international institutions in The Hague, from a variety of legal and non-legal backgrounds, will be invited to participate. . . . The conference will be guided by certain key questions. How can we define…

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Call for Papers: CAICL Conference Liverpool

The first conference of the CAICL Research Network will take place on 6/7 December 2012. It is organized by the Liverpool School of Law and Social Justice and co-hosted by the International Slavery Museum. The conference will, for the first time, bring together scholars working on various perspectives of critical approaches to International Criminal Law. Confirmed speakers include Frédéric Mégret (keynote), Michelle Burgis-Kasthala, Paul Clark, Sara Kendall, Tor Krever, Heidi Matthews, Sarah Nouwen, John Reynolds, and Thomas Skouteris. The call for papers follows: The first conference on Critical Approaches to International Criminal Law, organised by the University of Liverpool School…

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Symposium: The Passions of International Law

Gerry Simpson is convening a symposium on “The Passions of International Law” at Melbourne Law School from 13-15 September 2012. The idea behind this symposium is to get people to talk about or around, what the Eichmann judges worried were, the “discordant notes” of international law and criminal justice. These might be called the “passions of international law” although some of them are tonalities or voices or grammars. In any event, the presiding thought is, as usual, to get beyond the familiar ways of talking and thinking about the things with which we are familiar. To put this in less…

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