Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Call for Papers: International Law and Renewable Energy in the Sustainable Development Goals: Barriers, Opportunities, Interaction
MILC Emerging Scholars Workshop
Call for applications
The Manchester International Law Centre (MILC) is holding its first Emerging Scholars Workshop on 25 June 2019 in Manchester. The aim of the Workshop is to bring together a carefully selected group of eight doctoral students. During the workshop, the participants will receive tailored feedback on their research project through closed roundtable discussions with Jean d’Aspremont, Iain Scobbie and John Haskell. In addition to the roundtable discussions, the event will also include sessions on publishing in international law and how to prepare for a job interview and compose postdoc applications.
Applicants are expected to be at an advanced stage of their PhD studies and must be focusing their doctoral research on a question related to international law, international legal practice, and/or international legal theory. Successful applicants must submit a paper of no more than 3.000 words that will be shared with other participants. The selection process will be very competitive as only eight participants will be selected.
Submission of applications
Abstracts of no more than 500 words and a one-page CV should be submitted to email@example.com by 15 March 2019. The subject line of the email must read “MILC PhD Workshop” followed by the surname of the author. Applicants will be notified by 15 April 2019. The deadline for submission of the papers by the selected participants is 10 June 2019.
Unfortunately, MILC is unable to offer any financial support and participants will have to bear their own expenses. Lunch and refreshments throughout the day will be provided.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
- Critique and Affirmation in International Relations
- Pol Bargués-Pedreny, From Critique to Affirmation in International Relations
- Gideon Baker, Critique, Use and World in Giorgio Agamben's Genealogy of Government
- David Chandler, The Transvaluation of Critique in the Anthropocene
- Pol Bargués-Pedreny & Jessica Schmidt, Learning to Be Postmodern in an All Too Modern World: “Whatever Action” in International Climate Change Imaginaries
- Mario Schmidt & Kai Koddenbrock, Against Understanding: The Techniques of Shock and Awe in Jesuit Theology, Neoliberal Thought and Timothy Morton’s Philosophy of Hyperobjects
- Doerthe Rosenow, Decolonising the Decolonisers? Of Ontological Encounters in the GMO Controversy and Beyond
- Joe Hoover, Developing a Situationist Global Justice Theory: From an Architectonic to a Consummatory Approach
- Peter Finkenbusch, On the Road to Affirmation: Facilitating Urban Resilience in the Americas
- Suvi Alt, Conclusion: Critique and the Politics of Affirmation in International Relations
- Daniel Druckman & Lynn Wagner, Justice Matters: Peace Negotiations, Stable Agreements, and Durable Peace
- Nadiya Kostyuk & Yuri M. Zhukov, Invisible Digital Front: Can Cyber Attacks Shape Battlefield Events?
- Kimi King & James Meernik, The Burden of Bearing Witness: The Impact of Testifying at War Crimes Tribunals
- Trey Billing & Andrew D. Lugg, Conflicted Capital: The Effect of Civil Conflict on Patterns of BIT Signing
- Christina L. Davis, Andreas Fuchs, & Kristina Johnson, State Control and the Effects of Foreign Relations on Bilateral Trade
- Sambuddha Ghatak, Aaron Gold, & Brandon C. Prins, Domestic Terrorism in Democratic States: Understanding and Addressing Minority Grievances
- Aslihan Saygili, Concessions or Crackdown: How Regime Stability Shapes Democratic Responses to Hostage taking Terrorism
- Kris De Jaegher & Britta Hoyer, Preemptive Repression: Deterrence, Backfiring, Iron Fists, and Velvet Gloves
- Solveig Hillesund, Choosing Whom to Target: Horizontal Inequality and the Risk of Civil and Communal Violence
- Michael C. Marshall, Foreign Rebel Sponsorship: A Patron–Client Analysis of Party Viability in Elections Following Negotiated Settlements
- Pablo Muñiz, Trader Participation in the EU Customs Decision-Making Process: Is There Room for Improvement?
- Giani Pandey, Davide Rovetta, & Agnieszka Smiatacz, How Many Barriers Should a Steeple Chase Have? Will the EU’s Proposed Regulation on Screening of Foreign Direct Investments Add yet More Delaying Barriers When Getting a Merger Deal through the Clearance Gate, and Other Considerations
- Enea Fochesato, Food Origin Marking in the European Union: Not a Piece of Cake
- Thomas Bieber, Customs Valuation and Import VAT
- Gustavo Adolfo Guarin Duque, Interpreting WTO Rules in Times of Contestation (Part 3) ‘Could the United States Justify Its Tariffs on Aluminium and Steel Invoking Article XXI(b) of the GATT?’
- James Loeffler & Mila Versteeg, Foreword: The Future of Human Rights Scholarship
- Adam S. Chilton & Eric A. Posner, Treaties and Human Rights: The Role of Long-Term Trends
- Cosette D. Creamer & Beth A. Simmons, The Dynamic Impact of Periodic Review on Women’s Rights
- Geoffrey Dancy & Christopher Fariss, The Heavens are Always Fallen: A Neo-Constitutive Approach to Human Rights in Global Society
- Hyeran Jo & John Niehaus, Through Rebel Eyes: Rebel Groups, Human Rights, and Humanitarian Law
- Samuel Moyn, Beyond the Human Rights Measurement Controversy
- Umut Özsu, Neoliberalism and Human Rights: The Brandt Commission and the Struggle For a New World
- Paul B. Stephan, The Future of International Human Rights Law—Lessons From Russia
- Kevin L. Cope, Charles Crabtree, & Yonatan Lupu, Beyond Physical Integrity
Monday, January 14, 2019
- Julian Arato, The Private Law Critique of International Investment Law
- Julian Nyarko, Giving the Treaty a Purpose: Comparing the Durability of Treaties and Executive Agreements
- Current Developments
- Sean D. Murphy, Anniversary Commemoration and Work of the International Law Commission's Seventieth Session
- International Decisions
- Peter J. Spiro, Trump v. Hawaii
- Kristen E. Eichensehr, Animal Science Products, Inc. v. Hebei Welcome Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.
- Diego Mejía-Lemos, The “Quimbaya Treasure,” Judgment SU-649/17
- Contemporary Practice of the United States Relating to International Law
- Jean Galbraith, Contemporary Practice of the United States Relating to International Law
- Recent Books on International Law
- Karen J. Alter, The Empire of International Law?
- Vladyslav Lanovoy, reviewing Third-Party Countermeasures in International Law, by Martin Dawidowicz
- Sarah A. Freuden, reviewing Some Kind of Justice: The ICTY's Impact in Bosnia and Serbia, by Diane Orentlicher
- John F. Murphy, reviewing Legalist Empire: International Law and American Foreign Relations in the Early Twentieth Century, by Benjamin Allen Coates
- Antonia Chayes, reviewing International Law and New Wars, by Christine Chinkin and Mary Kaldor
This chapter analyses the essential provisions of the Versailles reparations scheme and argues that this scheme, with its concept of reparations and with other features, was unprecedented in the history of peace treaties. The chronology of the management of the German debt – a story of treaty execution and treaty revision from 1920 to 2010 – can be divided into various reparation schemes, most significantly those of the Dawes Plan and the Young Plan. However, the degree to which already the Paris Conference set the basic patterns for this entire history of reparations is striking. Its themes, schemes and devices appeared again and again in one guise or another. The chapter concludes on what these recurrent themes can mean for the legal framework of sovereign debt management beyond the singular experience of the Versailles Treaty.