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International Law events – a semester in review

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Following on from the success of our ‘International Law as a Profession’ series in 2016, this has been a very busy and exciting semester for the International Law research group. We have organised and hosted a number of events, welcoming experts from across the globe, who have offered valuable insight into key issues in the… Continue reading

Guest Talk: Devika Hovell – The Mistrial of Kumar Lama and Universal Jurisdiction in UK Courts

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On 17 October 2016, Glasgow’s International Law, Conflict and Security Research Group hosted an insightful talk from Devika Hovell, Associate Professor in Public International Law from LSE Law School. Devika Hovell problematised universal jurisdiction in UK courts and discussed a torture case where the accused was a Nepalese colonel, Kumar Lama, who, last month, was cleared… Continue reading

Professor Robin Geiss appointed Visiting Fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs

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Professor Robin Geiss has been appointed as Visiting Fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (Berlin) for the academic year 2016/2017. The Institute advises political decision-makers on international politics and foreign and security policy. Its services are orientated primarily towards the German government and Bundestag, as well as relevant international organizations such… Continue reading

UN Meeting of Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems in Geneva

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Last week Robin Geiss, Professor of International Law and Security at the University of Glasgow, addressed the UN Meeting of Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems in Geneva (11-15 April 2016.) Autonomous weapons systems (“combat robots”) are no longer a matter of science fiction. Various states are striving to develop such systems and already today… Continue reading

Jean Pictet International Humanitarian Law Competition

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The 28th Jean Pictet International Humanitarian Law Competition was held on 19 – 25 March.  Jenny Farr and Miruna Terciu, both studying for the LLM in International Law, and Connor McBain represented the University of Glasgow at the event.  Connor, a student on the accelerated LLB programme, shares his experience of the Pictet competition below: Colleagues of… Continue reading

Investment Law as a Motor of General International Law? – School of Law to co-host high-profile investment law debates

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Next week, the School of Law will co-host the 2016 edition of the Investment Law Workshops in Frankfurt (11-12 March). For years, the annual workshops have addressed foundational questions of international investment law – thus seeking to carve out space for in-depth academic reflection in a discipline dominated by case law and political controversy (TTIP… Continue reading

Frankfurt Investment Law Workshop 2016

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Prof. Christian Tams

  Investment Arbitration as a Motor of General International Law? A conference announcement For many years, the Law School (together with the University of Frankfurt and the Max Planck Institute in Heidelberg) has co-hosted an annual workshop on investment law. While much of investment law debate remains practice-driven, especially as investment arbitration has become big… Continue reading

International Legal Scholars address Refugee Crisis

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Today, the EU leaders meet to discuss their approach to the current refugee crisis, one of the biggest humanitarian emergencies in Europe since WWII. The European deal yesterday, in which the majority of EU countries agreed to the principle of burden sharing was a positive first step. However, the numbers are given the scale of… Continue reading

Gaetano Morelli Lecture Series 2015 – Keynote speaker Prof Christian J Tams

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Prof. Christian Tams

Professor Christian J. Tams has been invited to be one of the keynote speakers of this year’s Gaetano Morelli Lecture Series at the University ‘La Sapienza’ in Rome. http://www.scienzegiuridiche.uniroma1.it/GML) The lecture series is named after one of the foremost Italian international lawyers of the 20th century and a former judge at the International Court of… Continue reading

The Father of All Things?‌ The Great War and the Development of International (Security) Law

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      As part of the lecture series, The Father of All Things?‌ The Great War and the Development of International (Security) Law’, the following speakers will give the following lectures: Professor Malcolm N. Shaw of Essex Court Chambers, London: ‘Lines drawn in the sand? Territorial settlements after World War 1′ on the 28th January… Continue reading