Wednesday, April 25, 2018

U.S. Supreme Court Again Limits Alien Tort Statute Lawsuits Against Foreign Corporations

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that foreign corporations may not be sued in U.S. courts for complicity in human rights abuses committed abroad, unless such lawsuits are explicitly authorized by Congress. The vote was 5-4, with the Court's more conservative justices providing the majority in a plurality opinion authored by Justice Anthony M. Kennedy. Click here to read the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Jesner v. Arab Bank PLC.

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April 25, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Supporting the Law Library of Congress

The Legal Writing Institute and Scribes—The American Society of Legal Writers—have each sent letters congratulating the American Bar Association on passing Resolution 109 at the 2018 Midyear Meeting in Vancouver, Canada. That resolution urges the U.S. Congress “to approve appropriations to the Library of Congress necessary to enable the Law Library of Congress to adequately staff, modernize, and enhance its services, collections, facilities, digital products, and outreach efforts.”

The Law Library of Congress is the largest law library in the world, with approximately three million volumes. Much of its collection is unique and unavailable even in countries where the materials originated. Building and maintaining such a unique and magnificent collection requires trained staff and sufficient resources, including special facilities to store and preserve rare law books. Researchers around the world use this unique collection.

LWI and Scribes also wrote in support of the ABA Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress, an entity first established 86 years ago as the Special Committee on Facilities of the Law Library of Congress. Now known as the ABA Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress, it helps inform the public, bar association members, and members of the legal community about the vast and unique collections of treasures in the Law Library of Congress.

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Amendments to Rules of the U.S. Court of International Trade

Notice of Amendments to the Rules

On September 19, 2017 and March 20, 2018, the United States Court of International Trade approved amendments to the following Rules that will become effective on April 23, 2018:

Rule 1. Scope and Purpose

Rule 4. Service of Summons and Complaint
Rule 5. Serving and Filing Pleadings and Other Papers
Rule 6. Computing and Extending Time; Time for Motion Papers
Rule 7. Pleadings and Motions
Rule 16. Postassignment Conferences; Scheduling; Management
Rule 26. Duty to Disclose; General Provisions Governing Discovery
Rule 30. Depositions by Oral Examination
Rule 31. Depositions by Written Questions
Rule 33. Interrogatories to Parties
Rule 34. Producing Documents, Electronically Stored Information, and Tangible Things, or Entering onto Land, for Inspection and Other Purposes
Rule 37. Failure to Make Disclosures or to Cooperate in Discovery; Sanctions
Rule 55. Default Judgment
Rule 56.1. Judgment on an Agency Record for an Action Other Than That Described in 28 U.S.C. § 1581(c)
Rule 56.2. Judgment on an Agency Record for an Action Described in 28 U.S.C. § 1581(c)
Rule 73.1. Documents in an Action Described in 28 U.S.C. § 1581(a) or (b)
Administrative Order 02-01 In re Electronic Filing Procedures and Submission of Confidential Information

Technical amendments were also made to Form 21 and the listing of Judges of the Court

A copy of the amendments is available for review at the Court’s website:
www.cit.uscourts.gov
 
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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Understanding the EU General Data Protection Regulation

20180419_092853The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will enter into effect on May 25, 2018 for the 28 members of the European Union. As an EU regulation (rather than a directive), it does not require any national implementing legislation.

The GDPR applies to companies and other organizations located within the European Union and to organizations outside of the EU that offer goods or services to EU data subjects. The GDPR applies to all companies that process or hold the personal data of persons who reside in the European Union, regardless of whether the company is located inside or outside the European Union.

Under the GDPR, companies and other data collectors must advise EU data subjects of what they are doing with the personal data collected, give the EU data subjects the right to do something about how their information is being handled or stored, and then comply with requests made by the data subjects. The GDPR will apply to any organization that processes personal data that is traceable to an identifiable EU person. The data subject to the regulation includes most electronic information of organizations. Penalties for violating the GDPR are severe: for some violations, fines can be imposed up to €20 million or 4% of the worldwide annual revenue of the prior financial year, 

Under Article 5 of the GDPR:

  1. Unless you have specific permission from the data subject, or unless you are specifically authorized by EU law, you cannot use the personal data of European citizens for purposes other than that for which you originally collected the data.
  2. You cannot simply hold on to data, you must minimize the retention of data
  3. You need more than a "culture of privacy," you must have written policies and procedures that ensure the integrity and confidentiality of records.

20180419_090219A panel at the Annual Conference of the American Bar Association Section of International Law considered various aspects of the GDPR, including how the new regulation will affect U.S.-bound discovery from the European Union. The panel was called "Is GDPR Article 48 a Catch-22 for Litigants in the United States?"

Pictured here (from left to right) are: Daniel S. Meyers (TransPerfect Legal Solutions); Kenneth N. Rashbaum (Barton LLP); Alexander Blumrosen (Kuckenburg Bureth Boineau et Associes, Paris, France); and Therese Craparo (Reed Smith LLP).

The ABA Section of International Law Annual Conference continues its substantive programming through tomorrow. 900 lawyers, law students, and legal professionals are in New York attending the Conference.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

ABA-SIL Annual Conference Underway in New York City -- Panel on Buying Real Estate in Other Countries

20180418_115627The American Bar Association Section of International Law is holding its Annual Conference this week in New York City. The "Annual Conference" is what used to be the "Spring Meeting" for the Section, which combined its Spring and Fall Meetings into an Annual Conference. Attendance is strong and the program is filled with interesting and practical panels.

For example: Are you planning to buy property in another country? Look for properties near major airports, destinations that you can reach in less than six hours of travel, and that have access to health care. That's one of the tips from a panel today on "Financing Your Dream Property Overseas -- Challenges and Opportunities in Mortgage Lending for International Real Estate Developers," a panel organized by the Section's Cross Border Real Estate Practice and co-sponsored by the International Private Client Committee, the International Tax Committee, the International Financial Products and Services Committee, the International Anti-Money Laundering Committee, the Europe, Mexico, Canada, China, and Asia/Pacific Committees. In addition to the "location, location, location" tips being provided, there's useful information about registering title, paying taxes and registration fees, and avoiding various risks in a foreign real estate transaction.

The panel is sponsored by the firm Duff & Phelps, a firm offers expertise in the areas of valuation, corporate finance, disputes and investigations, compliance and regulatory matters, and other governance-related issues.

The speakers on the foreign real estate panel are (from left to right in the photograph): Margaret D. Baisley (Baisley Law, New York); John Hutmacher (Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Toronto, Canada); Bruce Greenberg (Duff & Phelps, Mexico City); Benjamin C. Rosen (Rosen Law SC); Brian X. Franke (Vice President, Mortgage Sales Manager at HSBC); and Gerard Hernandez-Colet (Partner at Cuatrecasas Gonclaves Pereira SLP, Barcelona, Spain).

Another useful tip? Say no when the seller offers to "record" a lower purchase price than you actually pay -- a fraud designed to lower the transfer tax due on the transaction. If you agree to have the seller record a lower price you become a party to a fraudulent transaction and risk criminal prosecution for fraud.

The ABA Section of International Law Annual Conference continues with programming until Friday and a Section Council Meeting on Saturday. The conference is being held at the Grand Hyatt in New York City.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Benjamin Franklin's Papers are Now Online

The papers of American scientist, statesman and diplomat Benjamin Franklin have been digitized and are now available online for the first time from the Library of Congress. The Library announced the digitization today in remembrance of the anniversary of Franklin’s death on April 17, 1790.

The Franklin papers consist of approximately 8,000 items mostly dating from the 1770s and 1780s. These include:

  • the petition that the First Continental Congress sent to Franklin, then a colonial diplomat in London, to deliver to King George III;
  • letterbooks Franklin kept as he negotiated the Treaty of Paris that ended the Revolutionary War;
  • drafts of the treaty;
  • notes documenting his scientific observations, and
  • correspondence with fellow scientists.

The collection is online at: loc.gov/collections/benjamin-franklin-papers/about-this-collection.

Hat tip to the Library of Congress.

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April 17, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Job Opening: British Red Cross Fellows

The British Red Cross invites applications for the post of British Red Cross Research Fellow – International Humanitarian Law based at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law.

The British Red Cross works to disseminate knowledge of and to encourage respect for international humanitarian law (IHL).  It co-operates closely with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in these areas.

The British Red Cross is seeking to hire two international law researchers to help up-date the collection of practice supporting the ICRC Study on Customary International Humanitarian Law.

Working as members of a five-person research team based at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge, the post-holders will analyse documents concerning world-wide practice in the area of international humanitarian law from a variety of sources and will incorporate the relevant parts of the documents into a database.

The ideal candidates will hold an LL.M. with a focus on international law or have the equivalent professional experience. A demonstrated understanding of relevant areas of international law, in particular of IHL, excellent analytical skills and the capability to work in a precise, structured and detailed manner are essential, as well as excellent written English.

One of the successful candidates must have a good knowledge of Spanish and ideally knowledge of Spanish legal terminology

The other successful candidate must have a good knowledge of French or Spanish and ideally any other relevant languages. Please apply online via the British Red Cross website www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Jobs, where further information about these roles is available. If you are unable to apply online please contact Alexandra Taylor on ATaylor@redcross.org.uk

The closing date for applications is Sunday, 29 April 2018. Interviews will take place during the week commencing 21 May 2018

The British Red Cross is committed to welcoming people from the widest possible diversity of background, culture and experience. The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).

JOB POSTCODE:      CB3 9BL                       

SALARY:                    GBP 25,000 - GBP 27,000

LOCATION:               The Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, Cambridge

CONTRACT TYPE:    Fixed term 31 December 2020 (with possibility of extension)

HOURS:                      35 HOURS

CLOSING DATE:        Sunday, 29 April, 2018

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Monday, April 9, 2018

ABA Section of International Law Annual Conference in New York

Here's another reminder that the American Bar Association Section of International Law will hold its Annual Conference in New York from April 17-21, 2018 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. This "Annual Conference" replaces the Section's Spring and Fall Meetings, so it's even more important to attend. Lawyers and other legal professionals from around the world will gather to consider and discuss "The Fusion of Private and Public International Law," the theme of this year's conference. Click here for more information about the ABA Section of International Law Annual Conference in New York.

About the ABA Section of International Law

The ABA Section of International Law develops policy in the international arena, promotes the rule of law, and enhances the education of international law practitioners. The Section focuses on a full range of international legal issues and is involved in a wide variety of substantive legal activities.

The Section's purposes are to:

  • promote interest, activity, and research in international law and to further its development;
  • increase knowledge among members of the legal profession and the general public;
  • promote professional relationships with lawyers similarly engaged in foreign countries; and
  • implement Goal IV of the Association – "To advance the rule of law in the world."

The Section has more than 60 regional and practice specific committees, task forces, and working groups within twelve divisions – Africa/Eurasia, Americas/Middle East, Business Law I, Business, Law II, Business Regulation, Constituent, Disputes, Finance, Legal Practice, Public International Law (Treaty) I, Public International Law (Treaty) II, and Tax, Estates & Individuals. Committees closely monitor and disseminate information on domestic and international policy developments with implications for law practice. Click here for more information about ABA Section of International Law.

Upcoming Section Regional Meetings

In addition to the Section's Annual Meeting in New York, the Section of International Law is also hosting

  • Singapore, May 10-11, 2018. Investment Arbitration and Trans-Pacific Transactions Conference.
  • May 21-22, 2018, Cape Town, South Africa. Challenging the Perception of Risk in Africa.
  • Copenhagen, Denmark, June 10-12, 2018. Life Sciences Conference.

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April 9, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Pathways to Employment in International Law Program in Washington D.C.

Facebook_1523285224615The American Bar Association Section of International Law and the International Law Students' Association (ILSA) hosted a Pathways to Employment in International Law Program during the annual meeting of the American Society of International Law.

The career program attracted students from around the world, including this group of students from (mostly) Brazil.

The speakers (seated, from left to right) were: Douglas Pivnichny (International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, Austria); Renee Dopplick (private practitioner and Editor of the International Law News, published by the American Bar Association Section of International Law); Mark E. Wojcik (Professor at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago); and Eckard Hellbeck (White & Case and previously with the German Foreign Ministry). The photo was taken by Vasco Rodrigues of Brazil.

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

ASIL Annual Meeting in Full Swing; The 2018 Jessup Competition Too!

IThe Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law is in full swing at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill Hotel in Washington, D.C., the hotel that is also hosting the White and Case International Rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, organized by the International Law Students' Association.

The ASIL Annual Meeting sessions are well attended and the overall meeting attendance may break 1,200 attendees from around the world. It's a high-energy conference with engaging panels and lively hallway conversations during the generous breaks.

Congratulations to the ASIL and its President Lucinda A. Low, President-Elect Sean Murphy, Executive Director Mark Agrast, Deputy Executive Director D. Wes Rist, and the Annual Meeting Co-Chairs Kathleen Claussen, Jacob Katz Cogan, and Taladzwa Pasipanodya. Congratulations also to the speakers, interest groups, sponsors, patrons, and exhibitors who are each adding to the Annual Meeting.

Check Twitter for posts from each of the panels at the ASIL Annual Meeting. Twitter posters are using the hashtag #ASILAM.

Check Facebook for updates on the Jessup Competition. The final round at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Saturday will be live streamed.

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Monday, April 2, 2018

This Week at State

A video compilation of highlights from the past week at the U.S. Department of State and the U.N. Security Council.

 

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Sunday, April 1, 2018

Following a Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage from the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Costa Rica Elects Its Next President

News reports from Costa Rica suggest that Carlos Alvarado Quesada (PAC), a 38-year-old former labor minister and a novelist, will be elected as the 48th President of Costa Rica with approximately 61 percent of the votes. He appears to have defeated his opponent, Fabricio Alvarado Muñoz (PRN), a former television journalist and an evangelical Christian singer who campaigned on his strong opposition to same-sex marriage.

Same-sex marriage became a key electoral issue in Costa Rica because the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (which has its seat in the capital of Costa Rica) ruled in January 2018 that parties to the American Convention on Human Rights (including Costa Rica) must recognize same-sex marriage.  In the Americas, same-sex marriage is legal in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, the United States, and Uruguay. It is also legal in some Mexican states, but under Mexican law all states of Mexico must recognize the validity of those marriages even if the state itself does not yet perform same-sex marriage. The new ruling from the Inter-American Court of Human Rights is expected to extend same-sex marriage throughout other countries in the Americas.

The President of Costa Rica is the head of state and head of government of Costa Rica. The current President of Costa Rica, Luis Guillermo Solís, was ineligible to run for a second term. (Under Costa Rican law as we understand it, an incumbent president must wait at least eight years before running to be President again.)

Click here for the decision (in Spanish) of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights on same-sex marriage.

Hat tip to rw.

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Saturday, March 31, 2018

American Society of International Law Annual Meeting

Online registration closes on April 1 for the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law. Rates increase significantly once the meeting starts on April 4, 2018. Click here for more information.

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Friday, March 30, 2018

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Named as National Security Advisor

John R. Bolton, the former United States Ambassador to the United Nations, has been named as the National Security Advisor, replacing Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster. The move follows other firings in the Trump White House, including the replacement of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with the Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo.

When he was nominated for the U.N. position, Mr. Bolton had been considered so controversial and undiplomatic that the U.S. Senate refused to confirm him. He became the Ambassador to the United Nations only through a recess appointment by President George W. Bush. The recess appointment is a process that allows the President to appoint certain officials without Senate Confirmation when the Senate is in recess.

The position of National Security Advisor does not require Senate confirmation

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Judge Joan Donoghue of the International Court of Justice to Speak in Chicago

Judge Joan Donoghue of the International Court of Justice will deliver the 2018 Herzog Memorial Lecture on April 10, 2018 at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. The topic will be "Common Law and Civil Law Influences on International Adjudication." The program runs from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m.

The lecture is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. You can register online at by clicking here.

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March 30, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Program Highlights from the Upcoming ABA Section of International Law Annual Conference in New York

The American Bar Association Section of International Law will hold its 2018 Annual Conference from April 17-21 at the Grand Hyatt in New York. (Many section members will remember Spring and Fall seasonal meetings for the Section of International Law; those are now merged into a single annual section meeting).

Highlights of the Annual Conference include:

  • A plenary panel with the Honorable Marc-Andre Blanchard, Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations, Avril Haines, former White House Deputy National Security Advisor, Stephen Mathias, United Nations Deputy Legal Counsel, Patrick McCarthy, PwC Global Intelligence Operations Center, and Andrew Shapiro, Managing Director, Beacon Global Strategies;
  • A Dialogue with Dr. Daniel Ellsberg during the Thursday luncheon; and 
  • A Dialogue during the Friday luncheon with the Honorable Colleen McMahon, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and the Honorable Elizabeth Stong with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court on the current status of international law in judicial decision-making.

Hope to see you there!

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March 30, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, March 15, 2018

ABA Section of International Law Annual Conference in New York

The American Bar Association Section of International Law will hold its Annual Conference in New York from April 17-21, 2018 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. This "Annual Conference" replaces the Section's Spring and Fall Meetings, so it's even more important to attend. Lawyers and other legal professionals from around the world will gather to consider and discuss "The Fusion of Private and Public International Law," the theme of this year's conference. Click here for more information about the ABA Section of International Law Annual Conference in New York.

About the ABA Section of International Law

The ABA Section of International Law develops policy in the international arena, promotes the rule of law, and enhances the education of international law practitioners. The Section focuses on a full range of international legal issues and is involved in a wide variety of substantive legal activities.

The Section's purposes are to:

  • promote interest, activity, and research in international law and to further its development;
  • increase knowledge among members of the legal profession and the general public;
  • promote professional relationships with lawyers similarly engaged in foreign countries; and
  • implement Goal IV of the Association – "To advance the rule of law in the world."

The Section has more than 60 regional and practice specific committees, task forces, and working groups within twelve divisions – Africa/Eurasia, Americas/Middle East, Business Law I, Business, Law II, Business Regulation, Constituent, Disputes, Finance, Legal Practice, Public International Law (Treaty) I, Public International Law (Treaty) II, and Tax, Estates & Individuals. Committees closely monitor and disseminate information on domestic and international policy developments with implications for law practice. Click here for more information about ABA Section of International Law.

Upcoming Section Regional Meetings

In addition to the Section's Annual Meeting in New York, the Section of International Law is also hosting

  • Singapore, May 10-11, 2018. Investment Arbitration and Trans-Pacific Transactions Conference.
  • May 21-22, 2018, Cape Town, South Africa. Challenging the Perception of Risk in Africa.
  • Copenhagen, Denmark, June 10-12, 2018. Life Sciences Conference.

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Reminder: ABA Section of International Law Conference in Singapore

Here's a reminder that the American Bar Association Section of International Conference will hold a Conference on Investment Arbitration and Trans-Pacific Transactions in Singapore on May 10-11, 2018. Early-Bird registration rates are now available.

On the first day of the conference there will be panel discussions that explore recent rules and regulations to investment arbitration. The second day will feature workshops that continue discussions of investment arbitration and four panels that will explore emerging issues that challenge parties and their counsel in high-tech, Trans-Pacific transactions. Topics to be addressed include:

  • Cybersecurity Due Diligence in M&A Transactions
  • Intellectual Property and Cybersecurity Issues Arising from Internet-of-Things Devices in Connected Cars
  • Regulation of Foreign Direct Investment
  • Averting and Responding to Corporate Ethical Crises

Contact the ABA Section of International Law for more information about the conference.

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Useful Links for Customs and International Trade

The website of the Customs and International Trade Bar Association (CITBA) has a page of useful links to resources on customs and international trade law. Click here to have a look.

CITBA was founded in 1917 and incorporated in 1926. Its members are attorneys who are interested in the field of customs law, international trade law, and related matters. CITBA members represent importers, exporters, and domestic producers in matters involving U.S. customs laws, antidumping and countervailing duty laws, safeguards, export licensing, and other federal laws and regulations that affect imported or exported merchandise or international commerce. CITBA also includes U.S. Government lawyers at federal departments and agencies responsible for administering the customs and international trade laws.

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February 22, 2018 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

University of Oslo, Norway: Paid Ph.D. Research Fellowships in Public International Law

Here's a reminder that the University of Oslo Faculty of Law is offering up to two paid Ph.D. Research Fellowships within the project "State Consent to International Jurisdiction: Conferral, Modification and Termination" under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Freya Baetens. The fellowships will be at the PluriCourts Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order, Department for Public and International Law, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo. The project is funded by the Research Council of Norway, as part of the Young Research Talents grant programme. Click here for more information about the project, including the main project outline.

Successful candidates must conduct their PhD research project on a topic that is part of the main project. Successful candidates will be required to work in Oslo during the project period (with possible research stays abroad up to one year as approved by the Project Leader and PluriCourts), and are expected to participate in the Project's activities, as well as common activities at PluriCourts. The Ph.D. Fellows will automatically be admitted to the Faculty's Ph.D. program and benefit from the Faculty’s organized research training. The academic work is to result in a doctoral thesis that will be defended at the Faculty with a view to obtaining the degree of Ph.D.
 
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
The Ph.D. candidate must hold a master's degree of high quality in law. .In the evaluation of the applications, emphasis will be placed on:
  • The quality of the project described in the Ph.D. research proposal and the extent to which it contributes to the comparative analysis of international adjudicatory bodies that is central to the main project (focusing on at least two of the following adjudicatory systems: WTO, ICC, regional human rights courts, and ISDS);
  • Academic and personal ability to conduct assigned research tasks within the allotted time frame;
  • Good co-operative skills and ability to work as part of a research team;
  • Theoretical and/or methodological competence.
More specifically, strong candidates will:
  • Have obtained an LL.B. and an LL.M. degree (or equivalent, such as a J.D. degree) cum laude (or equivalent, such as first class honors);
  • Have experience in conducting scholarly research (through the writing of an extensive LL.M. thesis, publications or prior work experience as a research assistant);
  • Be fluent in English (applicants who are not native speakers of English must document their proficiency in English);
  • Have a passive working knowledge of one or more of the other U.N. languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish (command of a Scandinavian language is not a condition for this position);
  • Have completed one or more internships, traineeships, or law clerkships (or similar) with an international or regional court, or arbitral institution, or have relevant legal practice experience as a member of the bar in their country of origin.
 
The University will offer:
  • A three-year contract without any teaching duties
  • Salary of between NOK 436 900 to 490 900 gross per year (approx. EUR 45 000 to EUR 50 000; or USD 56 000 to 63 000)
  • An inspiring and friendly working environment
  • A favorable pension arrangement
  • Attractive welfare arrangements

And, of course, you get to be in Norway!

HOW TO APPLY
The application must include:
  • Cover letter (statement of motivation and research interests)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, academic work) - maximum three pages
  • Copies of certificates and academic diplomas, including grade transcripts (If the original language is not English, an English language translation must be provided)
  • Project description (approximately 5 pages), including a progress plan. A complete list of academic publications
  • Up to 3 publications (If the publications are written by more than one author, a declaration of authorship and of the contribution of the applicant should be submitted)
  • A list of 3 to 5 referees (only name, function, affiliation, relation to candidate, e-mail address and telephone number) - no submission of letters is required at the application stage
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 28 February 2018
 
The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link: https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/147632/doctoral-research-fellowship. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please note that all documents submitted as part of the application must be in English.
 
STARTING DATE: 1 September 2018 (negotiable)

Hat tip to Freya Baetens, Cand. Jur. / Lic. Jur. (Ghent), LL.M. (Columbia), Ph.D. (Cambridge), Professor of Public International Law, PluriCourts Centre, University of Oslo Faculty of Law

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