Latin American Society of International Law
The Latin American Network of Economic International Law (RED LAT-DEI), the University of Chile and the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Parú, with the support of the Society of International Economic Law (www.sielnet.org), the Latin American Society of International Law and the World Trade Institute of the University of Bern (www.wti.org), open the call for papers for the Second Bi-anual Conference of the RED LAT-DEI "Where is Latin America heading in issues of International Economic Law?" to be held on the 28 and 29 of October 2013, Lima, Peru.
LASIL organizes next August 22-24 its Latin American Meeting of International Law in Foz do Iguaçu. For more information on the prgramme, deadline for submission of papers, registration, etc please visit the website of the Brazilean Academy of International Law following this link.
In connection with the sixty-fifth session of the International Law Commission (6 May – 7 June and 8 July - 9 August 2013), the United Nations Office at Geneva is organizing the forty-ninth session of the International Law Seminar, to be held at the Palais des Nations in Geneva from 8 to 26 July 2013.
The deadline for applications is 10 April 2013.
Access here to the latest article by the LASIL's General Director, Prof. Marcelo Kohen, on the Referendum to be held on 10-11 March this year in the Malvinas/Falklands.
The Executive Board of LASIL has appointed Professor Wagner Menezes as the new Executive Director of the Society.
President of the SLADI Addresses the II World Conference on the Right to Education (Brussels, 08 November 2012).
Call for papers
The Study Group on International Responsibility communicates a call for papers on international litigation or legal defense of the State. Although this project's originates in Colombia(Centro de Estudios de Derecho Internacional “Francisco Suárez, S.J.”), international and comparative approaches would be very much appreciated.
III LASIL's Conference 2014 - Call for institutional applications to host the event
We invite our members and through them their respective institutions to propose themseleves as hosts of LASIL's III Conference to be held in August, 2014. Proposals should include the following:
1) Venue and dates of the event (2.5 days of sessions)
2) logistics (creation of the website advertising the conference, outreach, applications, conference materials, etc)
3) possibility to fund tickets and hotel expenses of panelists
4) possibility to organize a reception (or other social activities) for participants
The deadline to submit the institutional application and proposal is March 31, 2013. These should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications for the Global South Scholar-in-Residence Programme at the Graduate Institute are open
This fellowship is open to outstanding young scholars from universities from developing and emerging countries pursuing advanced research in areas bridging the fields of international and development studies, broadly defined, and working in disciplines such as anthropology, history, international law, politics and political science, and economics.
Selected scholars will be funded to spend a one semester residence at the Graduate Institute in Geneva. This scholarship will provide the selected scholars with the opportunity to strengthen the curriculum of their course, further personal research, participate in teaching courses and interact with the international community of the Institute and Geneva.
New book : Diplomatic and Judicial Means of Dispute Settlement
The settlement of international disputes has been one of the most researched fields of international law since the adoption of the Charter of the United Nations. The obligation to settle international disputes through peaceful means, raised to the category of one of the fundamental purposes and principles of the Organisation, has contributed to the development of the practice of traditional means and the multiplication of new ones. Consequently, legal commentary has followed this path. Indeed, major studies exist on both diplomatic and judicial means of settling disputes. Some have a general scope, covering the full array of available means or a significant portion of them. Others focus on a specific method (e.g. mediation or inquiry) or on a given area of international law (e.g. human rights, environmental law, international trade or foreign investment). Yet, little attention has been devoted specifically to the interaction between diplomatic and judicial means of international dispute settlement.
We are very pleased to announce LASIL's Study group on Human Rights' new book entitled "El margen de apreciación en el Sistema Interamericano de Derechos Humanos: proyecciones regionales y nacionales" (The Margin of appreciation in the Interamerican System of Human Rights: regional and domestic projections) published by the Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas, Mexico. This work consists in a collection of articles by specialists on the topic coordinated by Paola Andrea Acosta Alvarado and Manuel Núñez Poblete.
LASIL sponsors the III Brazilian Symposium of International Courts and Tribunals coordintaed by Prof. Wagner Menezes on "International Tribunals and Systemic Interpretation of International Law" to take place November 8 and 9 at the USP Pedro Conde Auditorium.
LASIL’s President, Judge Antonio A. Cançado Trindade was invited to the Bi-annual Conference of the European Society of International Law (ESIL) taking place past 13-15 September at Valencia, Spain.
The President affirmed the importance of the latinamerican doctrine in international law, reflected today in different international instruments, such as the fundamental principle of the prohibition of the threat of force (Art. 2(4) UN Charter) and right to access to justice (Art. 8 of the Universal Human Rights Declaration), of latinamerican origin.
Find here of the 2012 Colloquium in International Law organized by The University of Concepción (Chile) to be held on 27 and 28 September at the University of Concepción (Chile) under the institutional support of LASIL.
The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM and the Institute of Legal Research (IIJ) co-organize the "Permanent Seminar of the Mexican Journal of International Law: Latin-American Proposals to current challenges" to be held on September 20 and 21 at the "Auditorio de la Coordinación de Humanidades" at the University Campus, Mexico City.
LASIL's Second Biennal Conference which took place in Rio de Janeiro last 23-25 August was a big success where current topics of International Law were discussed under a latinamerican perspective. Pictures to be posted here soon!
Find here the working papers to be presented at LASIL's Second Biennal Conference.
The Arbitration Centre of Mexico organizes the XII Edition of the CAM - BMA Arbitration Moot, for law students of Mexico and other Latin American countries. The oral phase of the moot will have place during 30 and 31 January and 1 February, 2013 in Mexico City.
LASIL's Second Biennial Conference's final programme is available here.
LASIL's Second Biennial Conference's preliminary programme is available here. Registrations to attend the conference are free and should be requested to the following email: email@example.com, indicating name, surname, position and affiliation.
The Organizing Committee of LASIL's Second Biennial Conference to be held in Rio de Janeiro on 23-25 August, has received over 50 proposals for papers. The Committee will communicate the results of its selection shortly , lamenting that due to organizational reasons, and despite all proposals being of good quality, the number of accepted proposals will be limited.
Announcement and call for papers for the 2012 Colloquium in International Law, "The Input of Case Law in International Law of the XXI century" organized by the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences of the University of Concepcion, Chile and counting with the institutional sponsorship of LASIL.
The International Court of Justice has announced the opening of two vacancies for Law Clerk to Judges of the Court positions.
LASIL's President, H. Exc. Bernando Sepúlveda has been elected Vice-President of the International Court of Justice.
Update on the activities of our Study Group on "Current Issues on International Responsability"