CHREN / ECCHR International Summer Course on Human Rights Law in Context – Special Focus on Business and Human Rights | Nuremberg, Germany | 22 – 26 July 2019

From 22 to 26 July 2019, the Center for Human Rights Erlangen-Nürnberg (CHREN), in cooperation with the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR), will host a summer school on human rights law in context in Nuremberg. The focus area will be business and human rights, including topics such as human rights due diligence, corporate liability, supply chain responsibility and the negotiations on a binding instrument to regulate human rights obligations of transnational corporations.

Speakers include Daniel Augenstein (Tilburg University), Laura Clerico (FAU), Markus Krajewski (FAU), Miriam Saage-Maaß (ECCHR), Judith Schönsteiner (Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago de Chile) and Michael Windfuhr (German Institute for Human Rights) as well as other lawyers from ECCHR and academics from the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg with expertise in the field of business and human rights.

More information can be found on the course website

Registration deadline: 31 March

LDRN individual members: keep sending us your publication highlights!

We are continuing to compile a monthly list of LDRN members’ publications on the website. This is to give visibility to individual members’ research and keep readers up to date on recent work.

If you are an individual LDRN member and would like to highlight a recent publication, please send references and/or links to the Editor by the final Monday of each month. 

New interdisciplinary advanced Master in Global Health starts in Belgium

Five Belgian universities (Antwerp University, Catholic University of Leuven, Ghent University, Hasselt University & Vrije Universiteit Brussel) are organizing a new international and interdisciplinary advanced Master in Global Health.

This master will prepare students to become catalysts for change as global health professionals. Chronic conditions, mental health and ageing, but also the effects of pollution, climate change and migration on health are global challenges of the 21st century. Such challenges can only be effectively addressed through an interdisciplinary, intersectoral, global approach that tackles their multiple causes and consequences. The Master of Science in Global Health will provide the necessary knowledge and skills to manage these complexities by giving a sound theoretical basis, mixed with applied classes and an internship.

Advantages of the programme:

  • Adopting a truly interdisciplinary approach 
  • A collaboration between five top Belgian universities
  • Emphasizing strong individual mentorship
  • Connecting with the professional world
  • Applying an innovative educational concept
  • Learning in the heart of Europe

Visit the programme website for more information

Two PhD vacancies | Migration and the Family in Morocco | Van Vollenhoven Institute for Law, Governance & Society, Leiden, The Netherlands

The Van Vollenhoven Institute for Law, Governance & Society at the Leiden Law School currently has vacancies for two PhD candidates to work on “Migration and the Family in Morocco” as part of the  research project “Living on the Other Side”.

Both PhD projects will be carried out in Morocco. The aim is to gain a detailed understanding of the ways in which the legal rights of migrants are regulated, distributed, and claimed in the domain of family law by focusing on four Moroccan cities.

The project is led by Dr Nadia Sonneveld and funded by The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) by means of an Innovational Research Incentives Scheme, also known as the VIDI grant.

Deadline: 18 March 2019

 See more information and apply on the VVI website

 

Three post-doctoral positions | China, Law & Development Project | University of Oxford, UK

The China, Law and Development (CLD) project based at the University of Oxford is seeking three Post-Doctoral Research Associates (PDRAs).

CLD is a unique inter-disciplinary and multi-sited research project that aims to understand the nature of order that underlies China’s new globalism, an order that has multiple sources, one of which may be law. This project breaks new ground in analysing Chinese approaches to “law and development” in recipient or host states in the global South.

PDRAs will join an international research team in developing empirical data on China’s impact on law and development in host states. Each PDRA will be responsible for conducting a case study that examines different emergent formations of China’s globalism, working in field sites in Southeast Asia (e.g. Cambodia or Thailand), Central Asia (e.g. Kazakhstan or Tajikistan), or Africa and the Middle East (e.g. Algeria or the United Arab Emirates).

The posts would suit either a) social scientists (with training in sociology, anthropology, developmental economics, political science, etc.) who focuses on law, or b) legal scholars who are trained in social scientific methods. These are full-time posts, fixed-term for 28 months starting on 1 September 2019, and including a 12 month period of fieldwork.

For more details and to apply, visit the University of Oxford website

Deadline: 8 March 2019

Call for LDRN members’ monthly publication highlights

monthly list of LDRN members’ publications is being compiled on the website to give visibility to individual members’ research and keep readers up to date on recent work.

If you are an individual LDRN member and would like to highlight a recent publication, please send references and/or links to the Editor by the final Monday of each month. 

Preference generally goes to publications released in the past month over earlier ones.  A combined December 2018/January 2019 list will be released at the end of this month.

Reminder: LDRN 4th Annual Conference – “The Plurality of Law & Development” | 15 February deadline for proposals

The call for papers is out for the 4th annual conference of the Law & Development Research Network: “The Plurality of Law and Development”,  to be hosted by Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany, on 25 – 27 September 2019.

See our earlier announcement for more information

Proposals and expressions of interest (as well as applications for travel grants) are welcomed until 15 February 2019

For further details and proposal formats, please visit the conference website

 

Call for applications (PhD / post-docs / research manager): RIVERS project | University of Deusto, Spain

In the framework of the project RIVERS – Water/human rights beyond the human? Indigenous water ontologies, plurilegal encounters and interlegal translation, the Human Rights Institute of the University of Deusto has opened a call for applications for one (1) PhD researcher, two (2) postdoctoral researchers and one (1) research manager.

Deadline: 30 January 2019

RIVERS follows two interrelated research streams: I) indigenous visions/practices: beyond water as a natural resource and a human right; and II) the UN human rights system: towards counter-hegemonic water knowledge and norm production. It offers the following positions:

  • PhD researcher “Water ontologies and interlegal translation – Colombian research context”
  • Post-doctoral researcher “Water ontologies and interlegal translation- Nepal research context”
  • Post-doctoral researcher “Interlegal translation – Colombia context & UN indigenous knowledge brokers”
  • Project manager (50%) – researcher “UN water knowledge/norms production” (50%)

See here for further information 

Sociolegal Studies Early Career Writing Workshop | 21 – 23 March 2019 | University of Cape Town, South Africa

The Sociolegal Studies Early Career Writing Workshop will take place on 21 – 23 March 2019 at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. This intensive workshop is for a small group of early career scholars from any university in Africa to receive feedback on papers in progress and mentoring on writing/publishing processes. The Workshop will cover travel expenses and accommodation.

Deadline for applications (including draft paper and letter of reference): 14 January 2019.

See further details here.

Cardiff-Warwick PhD Workshop on Law and Development | 11 – 12 May 2018 | Warwick University, UK

The law schools at Warwick and Cardiff universities will hold a PhD workshop on the theme “Law and Development.”

The workshop is organised by doctoral students from the two schools and is the first in a series of annual gatherings. This year’s workshop will take place at Warwick University on 11-12 May 2018

Fifteen PhD candidates from both universities will participate in the workshop though the submission and presentation of 4,000 word articles, sharing their experiences of being PhD researchers. The workshop proceedings are expected to be published through an issue-specific newsletter or blog after the workshop.