Samstag, 25. März 2017

PhD scholarships

The Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law offers a limited number of PhD scholarships for foreign scholars to support their research stay at the Institute for up to twelve months.

Eligibility
Scholarships are offered to PhD students who plan to undertake research at the Institute within the Institute’s areas of research, i.e. international dispute resolution and comparative procedural law.
Application :
A complete application file must include the following documents (in English):
  • cover letter (max. 1 page), indicating the motivation and also the link of your
    research with the research of the Institute;
  • curriculum vitae (indicating grades of the university degrees);
  • summary of the PhD project (max. 2 pages), including subject, description and
    working plan;
  • two (2) letters of recommendation (including one from the PhD supervisor, with
    his/her contact details).
Grant and benefits :
The scholarship is paid in monthly installments of 1500 €.
Selected scholars will be offered a working place in the library reading room of the
Institute and will have the opportunity to participate in the regular scientific events and other activities of the Institute.
Deadline for applications : 30 April 2017
Application details : Please follow this link and apply online – http://www.mpi.lu/guest-program/max-planck-luxembourg-scholarships/
Contact : Viktoria Drumm, scholarship@mpi.lu

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« Cinquante ans de droit de l’espace – Le droit de l’espace dans 50 ans »

Le Centre d’étude et de recherche en droit international et relations internationales est ouvert, à l’issue des cours d’été pour une durée de trois semaines. Le centre a pour vocation de réunir des jeunes internationalistes de haut niveau originaires des diverses parties du monde qui effectueront une recherche originale dans le cadre d’un thème général commun déterminé chaque année par le Curatorium de l’Académie.

Le thème du Centre 2017 est tout particulièrement attractif puisqu’il s’agit de :

« Cinquante ans de droit de l’espace – Le droit de l’espace dans 50 ans »

Les participants travailleront sous la direction d’experts renommés du droit international de l’espace à La Haye du 21 août au 8 septembre 2017, à savoir :

Professeur Philippe ACHILLEAS, Professeur à l’Université de Caen Normandie, Directeur de l’Institut du droit de l’espace et des télécommunications de l’Université ParisSud (section de langue française) ; et
Professeur Stephan HOBE, Professeur à l’Université de Cologne, Directeur de l’Institut de droit aérien et spatial (section de langue anglaise).

L’inscription à ce programme est GRATUITE. Les recherches entreprises au sein du Centre font l’objet d’une publication collective de l’Académie. Seules les meilleures contributions seront retenues. Les participants doivent donc avoir une maîtrise parfaite du français ou de l’anglais juridique. Le nombre de participants est fixé de 20 à 24, dont la moitié pour la section de langue anglaise et la moitié pour la section de langue française. La sélection des candidats sera menée conjointement par le Secrétaire général de l’Académie et les deux Directeurs de recherche.

Date de clôture des inscriptions : 31 mars 2017, 23h59, heure de La Haye (GMT+1)

Dienstag, 21. März 2017

4/4/17: Geneva: War in the Cities: What is at stake?


TUESDAY 4 APRIL 2017, 18:30 - 20:00
AUDITORIUM IVAN PICTET | MAISON DE LA PAIX, GENEVA
 
Today, 50 million people are suffering the consequences of armed conflict in urban environments. What are the main legal and operational challenges of urban warfare, and how can we better protect civilian populations in urban centres?

Peter Maurer is President of the International Committee of the Red Cross. He previously served as Switzerland’s Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, and as Switzerland’s Ambassador to the United Nations in New York.

In collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross as part of ICRC's 2017 Research and Debate cycle on "War in Cities".

5/4/2017, Geneva, Movie Screening: Hannah Arendt


WEDNESDAY 5 APRIL 2017, 18:30 - 21:00
AUDITORIUM IVAN PICTET | MAISON DE LA PAIX, GENEVA
 

A drama by Margarethe von Trotta and starring Barbara Sukowa which captures the philosopher and political theorist at one of the most pivotal moments of her life: the 1961 trial of ex-Nazi Adolf Eichmann.

Hannah Arendt (2013, 114 minutes, English) will be followed by a panel discussion with:

 Thomas Schultz, Professor Boursier, International Law, The Graduate Institute, Geneva
 Stéphane Bussard, Journalist, Le Temps

Entry is free, but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Freitag, 17. März 2017

Geneva, 10/4/17, International Law Commission and Customary International Law: A Third World Perspective, B. S. Chimni, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Monday 10 April 2017, 18:15 - 20:00
International Law Commission and Customary International Law: A Third World Perspective
With B. S. Chimni, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Organised with the Department of International Law.


Geneva, 4/42017, War in cities: what is at stake? Peter Maurer, President of the ICRC,.

Geneva, Tuesday 04 April 2017, 18:30 - 20:00
War in cities: what is at stake?
With Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross.


Geneva, 20/3/2017: Intellectual Property, Food Security, and Rural Development

PUBLIC LECTURE: Intellectual Property, Food Security, and Rural Development, Geneva, Monday 20 March | 18:30 - 20:00

Graham Dutfield, Professor of International Governance, University of Leeds

The instability of the global food supply system requires our urgent attention. There are no easy solutions but the starting point must entail a critical analysis of the existing institutions governing the ownership and exchange of the plant genetic resources that underpin our long-term food security.
Graham Dutfield is Professor of International Governance at the University of Leeds. His research interests and expertise include intellectual property and access to knowledge, human rights, agriculture, indigenous people's rights, and sustainable development. Professor Dutfield has acted as advisor for a number of governments. His work is highly interdisciplinary in nature, exploring law, history, anthropology, economics and politics.
Discussant : Adriana Bessa. Adriana Bessa is a Research Fellow at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. Her work focuses on the right to food, food sustainability, peasants' rights, human rights and the environment.
Moderator : Anne Saab. Anne Saab is Assistant Professor in International Law at the Graduate Institute. Her research focuses on climate change and food security.

Please register if you wish to attend.

Auditorium A1B
Maison de la paix
The Graduate Institute, Geneva

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27/3/2017 - Zurich: «Asien im Wandel», Prof. Dr. Kishore Mahbubani

Wir freuen uns, Sie auf folgenden öffentlichen Vortrag aufmerksam zu machen, welchen das Schweizerische Institut für Auslandforschung in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Europa Institut an der Universität Zürich durchführt:

Prof. Dr. Kishore Mahbubani
Ehemaliger Botschafter, Professor für Politikwissenschaft, Singapur
 
spricht zum Thema:
 
«Asien im Wandel»

(Vortrag in englischer Sprache)

Datum:

Montag, 27. März 2017

Ort:

Universität Zürich-Zentrum

 

Rämistrasse 71

 

KOH-B-10

Zeit:

18.30 - ca. 19.45 Uhr


Weitere Informationen erhalten Sie auf der Webseite des Schweizerischen Instituts für Auslandforschung http://www.siaf.ch/2017/03/27/prof-dr-kishore-mahbubani/

14/3/2017: Genève: la preuve en droit des pratiques anticoncurrentielles

14 mars 2017 à 18h15

Uni Mail - Salle MS 130


La preuve en droit des pratiques anticoncurrentielles

 

             Prof. Laurence IDOT
             Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas
             Membre du Collège de l’Autorité de la concurrence





La conférencière est professeur à l'Université Paris II-Panthéon Assas, rattachée au Collège européen de Paris et co-directrice du Master en droit européen. Elle est membre de l’Autorité de la concurrence française depuis 2009. Auteur de nombreuses contributions, notamment en droit de la concurrence, elle est co-directrice de la revue Europe, Présidente du comité scientifique de la revue Concurrences et Présidente d’honneur de l'Association Française d'Étude de la Concurrence (AFEC).
Les questions liées à la preuve, telles que les moyens de preuve, la libre appréciation des preuves, la charge de la preuve ou le niveau de preuve requis, sont souvent au cœur des procédures relatives aux pratiques anticoncurrentielles (ententes illicites et abus de position dominante). La pratique décisionnelle des autorités et juridictions européennes intéresseront les juristes suisses, ces questions surgissant également dans l’application des articles 5 et 7 de la loi sur les cartels.

Montag, 6. März 2017

Geneva: 08/03/2017: Why are women still marching?

Geneva: 08/03/2017: Why are women still marching?

WEDNESDAY 8 MARCH 2017, 18:30 - 20:00
AUDITORIUM IVAN PICTET | MAISON DE LA PAIX, GENEVA
For over a century, women have been taking to the streets to demand their rights, on issues ranging from employment, to votes, to reproductive health.

In 2017, why do women still need to march? On the occasion of International Women’s Day we will debate the advances, gaps and challenges in realising women’s human rights and gender equality with our guests:

Kate Gilmore, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights
Patricia O'Brien, Permanent Representative, Mission of Ireland to the United Nations in Geneva
Dr. Arzu Rana Deuba, Member of Parliament, Nepal
Felipe Jaramillo Ruiz, Ph.D. student, The Graduate Institute, Geneva

Moderator: Philippe Burrin, Director, The Graduate Institute, Geneva.

Organised with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Geneva, 6/3/2017: WHO CANDIDATES DEBATE

Geneva, 6/3/2017: WHO CANDIDATES DEBATE

WHO Director-General Candidates Debate What next for global health leadership and diplomacy?

MONDAY 6 MARCH 2017, 15:00 - 17:00
AUDITORIUM IVAN PICTET | MAISON DE LA PAIX, GENEVA

Exploring the political leadership and diplomacy required for global health with the three candidates for WHO Director-General.

Political-Leadership-for-Global-Health-candidates

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Candidate nominated by the Government of Ethiopia
Sania Nishtar, Candidate nominated by the Government of Pakistan
David Nabarro, Candidate nominated by the Government of the United Kingdom

Introduction:
Ilona Kickbusch, Director, Global Health Centre, the Graduate Institute, Geneva
David Heymann, Head, Centre of Global Health Security, Chatham House

Moderators:
Andrew Jack, Head of Curated Content and Editor, Financial Times
Diah Saminarsih, Special Adviser to the Minister of Health of Indonesia

Organised with the Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House, The Rockefeller Foundation and the United Nations Foundation.

Questions to the DG Candidats can now be sent on #WHODGquestion.

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Geneva, Tuesday 21 March, 12:30 – 13:30: Brexit and Beyond: What does it Mean for Britain, the EU and the World?

Geneva, Tuesday 21 March, 12:30 – 13:30: Brexit and Beyond: What does it Mean for Britain, the EU and the World?

Richard Baldwin, Professor, International Economics
Register here

Société française de droit international: Colloque annuel 2017

Le colloque annuel de la SFDI se tiendra à Lille les 18-20 mai 2017 sur le thème : La souveraineté pénale de l’Etat.

Site internet du colloque : http://sfdi2017.univ-lille2.fr/

Geneva - 14/03/2017: Real Life: Factory Workers in China

Real Life: Factory Workers in China

TUESDAY 14 MARCH 2017, 12:30 - 13:30
AUDITORIUM IVAN PICTET B | MAISON DE LA PAIX, GENEVA

Sungmin Rho is Assistant Professor of International Relations/Political Science. Before joining the Graduate Institute, Sungmin Rho obtained a PhD from the department of Political Science at Stanford University and was a post-doctoral fellow in the Center for the Study of Contemporary China at University of Pennsylvania. Her research bridges international and comparative political economy with a regional focus on China.

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Lausanne - 07/03/2017: « Du processus de paix aux politiques de guerre en Turquie: 2009-2016 »


J’ai le plaisir de vous rappeler la tenue du prochain lunch-séminaire de notre cycle « Aux origines des guerres : enjeux politiques, économiques et sociaux » qui aura lieu mardi 7 mars, de 12h15 à 13h30 en salle 1628 du Géopolis. 

Lors de ce séminaireÇağla Aykaç (UNIL) nous proposera une communication intitulée « Du processus de paix aux politiques de guerre en Turquie: 2009-2016 ». 

Pour celles et ceux qui souhaiteraient préparer la conférence, nous recommandons cet article de Çağla Aykaç intitulé « Des Universitaires pour la Paix en Turquie ».

Au plaisir de vous retrouver à cette occasion.

Bien cordialement, 

Anne de Chastonay, Romain Felli et Janick Schaufelbuehl 
Coordinatrice et Responsables du CRHIM

Zurich - 20/03/2017: Film Screening – Complicit

Zurich - 20/03/2017: Film Screening – Complicit

Gerne macht Sie das Kompetenzzentrum Menschenrechte auf eine Veranstaltung der Amnesty International Hochschulgruppe Zürich aufmerksam.

Film Screening – Complicit


COMPLICIT was filmed over 3 years in China's electronics zones Shenzhen and Guangzhou with lush cinematography, hidden camera and unique access. The film takes the audience on an 8000-mile journey to the world's electronics factory floors, revealing the situations under which China's youth population has shifted by the millions in search of a better life. COMPLICIT’S main protagonist Yi Yeting is a former migrant worker struggling to survive occupational leukemia. He discovers a resource center that helps other workers in similar situations, poisoned by benzene and n-hexane. Deciding to work on the cases of several teenagers who worked on smartphones he brings his fight against benzene from his hospital room to Silicon Valley and the international stage. Against huge odds Yi directly confronts corporate and government interests, while empowering and inspiring the people around him. 

Montag, 20. März 2016, 18:30 - 21:00 Uhr

Universität Zürich, Raum KOL-F-104


Sonntag, 5. März 2017

Vacancy: Director - European Implementation Network, Strasbourg, France

Vacancy: Director - European Implementation Network, Strasbourg, France



About us



The European Implementation Network (EIN) is a newly established non-governmental, member-
based organization set up to champion the implementation of European Court of Human Rights
(ECtHR) judgments. The EIN’s mission is to build and strengthen the ability of lawyers, NGOs,
and applicants to access every part of the Council of Europe (CoE) that can contribute to better
implementation of these judgments; to advocate for full implementation of particular cases; and to
support more robust structures that facilitate implementation at the national level. EIN undertakes
initiatives ranging from supportive (information sharing, access, advice and technical support,
capacity-building) to proactive (advocacy, new initiatives) to advance its vision and mission. Its
work is overseen by a Bureau elected by its members. 



EIN is seeking to recruit a full-time Director to manage its organizational development and to
develop and implement a programme of activities focused on delivering its mission.



Assignment
Location: Strasbourg, France
Reporting to: EIN Bureau
Contract: Funding has been secured for the first year’s employment. Continued employment
beyond the first year is subject to securing further financing.
Salary: Up to €50,000 per annum, depending on qualifications and experience








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Under the supervision and guidance of the EIN Bureau, the Director will be expected to fulfil the
following principal duties and responsibilities: 



Organizational Development:
1. Establish an EIN office in Strasbourg (including sourcing a suitable office space and
purchase of office equipment);
2. Facilitate the timely appointment of a finance and events management officer;
3. Develop operational and financial procedures for the organisation;
4. Develop the activity and financial plans for 2017- 2018;
5. Develop a strategy for the expansion of the EIN’s network of members and partners and
conduct relevant outreach activities.



Financial management and fundraising



1. Manage the implementation of the financial plan (including annual, monthly, and activity
budgeting), and regular reporting to the Bureau;
2. Oversee other aspects of financial management, including cash flow, timely settlement of
expenses, adherence to financial procedures, the requirements of donors, and the conduct
of an annual audit;
3. Develop a fundraising strategy and funding application plan to ensure the financial
sustainability of the organization, including the preparation of concept notes and grant
applications;
4. Develop strong relationships with donors, and maintain an updated listing or database of
contact information, potential funding opportunities, and donor technical priorities;
5. Oversee reporting on projects in line with donor requirements.



Project Management:
1. Manage the effective implementation of the EIN activity plan as a whole;
2. Undertake advocacy in support of the implementation of specific ECtHR cases including
drafting written submissions to the Committee of Ministers (CM), and organizing
consultations, briefings, and other events; develop the necessary contacts with member
state representatives to the CM, with CoE officials, and with members of the CoE
Parliamentary Assembly;
3. Organise briefings for member state representatives to the CM on ECtHR judgments prior
to quarterly CM Human Rights (CM-DH) meetings, as well as periodic thematic briefings
for other CoE organs; 
4. Facilitate communication of NGOs, lawyers, and activists with diplomats and Council of
Europe staff through arranging meetings and other networking opportunities;
5. Oversee and organise capacity building activities, including trainings for lawyers, NGOs
and other relevant actors on the implementation of ECtHR judgments in Strasbourg as well
as in the CoE member states;
6. Produce a handbook for civil society on the supervision of execution processes at the CoE,
including a toolkit on how to engage with various CoE bodies;


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7. Develop a communications strategy, oversee the running of the EIN website, and
coordinate the publication of EIN quarterly newsletters and other publications;
8. Cultivate and maintain close contacts with members and partners of the EIN, as well as
other litigating NGOs and lawyers across the CoE member states;
9. Secure participation of the EIN as observers to the relevant intergovernmental working
groups at the CoE. 



Staff Management
Supervise the work of the Finance and Events Management Officer, and any consultants.



Standards: 
In carrying out the above, the Director will adhere to the highest professional standards and to EIN
procedures and policies as directed by the Bureau, and will ensure that EIN staff do the same.



Qualifications and Experience
Essential
a. 4 – 6 years’ experience as a project manager, with knowledge of fundraising, financial
management, and developing donor relationships;
b. Excellent organizational and networking skills;
c. Good knowledge of the CoE, the European Convention on Human Rights (including the
implementation of ECtHR judgments), and the human rights situation in Europe;
d. Fluent written and spoken English and a high degree of proficiency in French.



Desirable
a. Postgraduate qualification in a relevant field such as law, political science, public policy,
development management (highly desirable);
b. Experience of working with a board; 
c. Experience of civil society advocacy in international organizations.



The position will require modest amounts of international travel.
Relocation support will be provided, if necessary.
For information about recent EIN activities, see: http://european-implementation.net/








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How to Apply 
Please complete the application form which can be downloaded here,
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0WaevkCH3gid2tTLTZGOWN1aTA/view?usp=sharing
and send it with a covering letter, by email, both to ein.strasbourg@gmail.com and to
nwarner@gn.apc.org.  The cover letter should fully address the qualification requirements listed
above, giving concrete evidence of how you meet these requirements wherever possible. Please
do not send separate CVs or other attachments – these will not be considered.
The closing date for applications is Thursday 23rd March at midnight GMT. The interview date
is set provisionally for Friday 7 April in London. The successful applicant will be expected to
start duties in May 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.
If you have any questions concerning this application, please contact Nigel Warner at
nwarner@gn.apc.org or 00 44 207 278 1496.

Freitag, 3. März 2017

Académies d’été 2017 de la Fondation suisse d’études

Les académies d’été 2017 de la Fondation suisse d’études sont ouvertes à toutes les étudiantes et tous les étudiants des universités et hautes écoles suisses. Excepté une contribution personnelle de 200.-, la participation est gratuite.



Geneva, 13/3/2017: Dilma Rousseff

Monday 13 March 2017, 12:30 - 13:30
Defending Social Rights in South America
With Dilma Rousseff, Brazil's first female President.
Organised with the Graduate Institute Student Association and the Geneva Academy.


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