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Call for Submissions - African Yearbook of IHL

posted Oct 18, 2019, 4:15 AM by Alma Info   [ updated Oct 18, 2019, 4:17 AM ]


Call for Papers 

AFRICAN YEARBOOK OF INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW 

Africa and the 70th Anniversary of the 1949 Geneva Conventions 


The African Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law (AYIHL) is an annual legal journal published by Juta Publishers which aims to promote interest and research in International Humanitarian Law and Policy, International Criminal Law and Transitional Justice. This year the AYIHL is calling for papers on these topics as well as the following special theme:

2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the 1949 Geneva Conventions. The Eurocentric drafting history and international political context in which the conventions were conceived underscore the fact that Africa was largely absent from the rooms of drafting and diplomacy which led to these important international instruments. For Africa, at the time, the reality was ongoing colonialism and the formalisation of the system of apartheid in South Africa. Beyond the foundational and drafting histories of the Geneva Conventions, it is also appropriate, in the year of their 70th anniversary, to critically assess the normative and practical impact of the Conventions on the development of international humanitarian law in Africa. From an African perspective, one could perhaps contrast the Additional Protocols of 1977, conceived in an era of decolonisation and during the height of the armed struggle against apartheid, with the four Geneva Conventions of 1949.

Submissions on the historical, critical, normative, legal, and practical meaning and impact of the four Geneva Conventions of 1949 are welcome. Contributions from an African perspective are particularly welcome. The deadline for articles (8000 – 10 000 words) is 1 March 2020. The journal also publishes Current Development articles (3000 – 4000 words). Please submit articles to the Assistant Managing Editor Lauren Nel at ljnel1988@gmail.com. For general enquiries contact the Chief Editor Prof. Mia Swart at miaswart26@yahoo.com

CFP: Military Justice and Armed Conflict: Old Problems, New Challenges

posted May 13, 2019, 4:08 AM by Alma Info   [ updated May 13, 2019, 4:53 AM ]

The 14th annual international conference of Minerva/ICRC on IHL, will take place on 11-12 November 2019 in Jerusalem. Authors of selected proposals may be offered full or partial flight and accommodation expenses.

Submission deadline: 1 June 2019

For further information: mchr@savion.huji.ac.il



Israel & International Law: Developments and Patterns in International Law in the Year 2018

posted Dec 18, 2018, 12:05 AM by Alma Info   [ updated Dec 18, 2018, 12:06 AM ]


Invitation – 2019 Model International Criminal Court (MICC) University

posted Nov 28, 2018, 3:06 AM by Alma Info   [ updated Nov 28, 2018, 3:06 AM ]

Dear Sir or Madam,

We would like to kindly invite a group of students from Israel to the Model International Criminal Court (MICC). MICC is a simulation of the International Criminal Court for university students from all over the world. At MICC we give students the opportunity to experience the ICC process and get irreplaceable knowledge about International Law from some of the most relevant experts and most experienced trainers in the field.

The next edition of MICC will take place from 1st to 6th April, 2019 in the Conference Centre in Krzyżowa, Poland, an important historical site. During World War II it served as the meeting place of the Kreisau Circle, a group known for its resistance against the Nazi regime. Nowadays it is the place of educational work aimed at building bridges between the past and the present, between different parts of the world, and promotion of dialogue between generations.

Your delegation: Your delegation should consist of three law students or graduate students of adjacent disciplines and one student with a background in journalism for the press team.

The Simulation: Altogether 50 students will be invited to the project. The participants are assigned into groups with students from other universities and nationalities in order to foster intercultural dialogue among them. The case, on which the simulation will be based, will be a fictional case examining current challenges of international law. All the necessary relating documents will be submitted to the participants after their admission along with their team partners contact details. The teams will be assigned case issues and roles (judges, defence, and prosecution) and be asked to prepare and submit preliminary papers with their pleadings/judgments. Each team member will have a total of about 15 minutes to argue their case. The members of the press team will have the task to report on the development of the trials.

The Training: During the training the students get the chance to prepare for their pleadings and train for their presentations with professional trainers that will help them perfect their delivery in the simulation. The training will include legal reasoning, writing and preparation of the final pleadings as well as hints and exercises in the field of rhetoric and presentation. The members of the press team also work with a professional trainer and learn how to report on criminal proceedings. They will write articles for a newspaper that will be produced in Krzyżowa and, if circumstances allow it, prepare film material.

Extra Activities: MICC is more than just a moot court. We will offer side activities so all participants get the chance to get to know Krzyżowa and the estate’s history as well as each other a little better. In addition, during the projects professionals from the field of international criminal law, human rights and humanitarian law will be invited to discuss current issues and give insight into their experiences and workday routine.

Application: MICC is open to all university students with a background either in law and adjacent disciplines or journalism. Your university can send up to four students to the event. We also suggest that the group’s preparation is to be coordinated by a professor or teaching assistant. Registration is open now on www.model-icc.org. The final selection of participating teams will be made on the basis of the CVs and letters of motivation submitted.

Application deadline is January 20th 2019.

Participation Fees and Travel Assistance: The participation fee per for students from Israel is 120.00 EUR. Kreisau-Initiative is able to contribute to the travel costs up to an amount of 250.00 EUR/person. Please note that it is possible to travel to Berlin (Germany) or Wroclaw (Poland) prior to the MICC. There will be a shuttle bus to Krzyżowa departing from Berlin and Wroclaw on April 1st and returning on 6th.

Contact Details: If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Kerim Somun, MICC coordinator at somun@kreisau.de. For further information, please check www.model-icc.org.

Kind regards,
Kerim Somun
Project Manager of MICC

*This event is not organized by ALMA. The information here is provided as part of our collaboration with the MICC and every question or comment should be directed to the MISS as the sole organizers.

Experts Panel on ICRC's Principle of Proportionality Report

posted Nov 8, 2018, 2:04 AM by Alma Info   [ updated Nov 8, 2018, 2:05 AM ]


2018 National IHL Competition Final Event

posted Sep 20, 2018, 12:10 PM by IHL Competition   [ updated Sep 20, 2018, 12:11 PM ]


The 13th Annual Minerva/ICRC Conference on IHL Call for Papers

posted Jun 18, 2018, 5:41 AM by Alma Info   [ updated Jun 18, 2018, 5:42 AM ]

Recent Developments in IHL and Detention Law and Practice 

The 13th Annual Minerva/ICRC Conference on International Humanitarian Law 

Conference Call for Papers 

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 12-13 November 2018 

Introduction:

The Minerva Center for Human Rights at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Israel and the Occupied Territories are organizing an international conference that seeks to evaluate recent developments in the law and practice related to detention mostly in relation to armed conflict.

The conference, the 13th in the series of Minerva/ICRC annual international conferences on IHL, is scheduled for 12-13 November 2018 in Jerusalem.

Recipients of this call for papers are invited to submit proposals to present a paper at the conference. Authors of selected proposals will be offered full or partial flight and accommodation expenses.

Submission deadline: 15 July 2018

Submissions
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Researchers interested in addressing these and other issues are invited to respond to this call for papers with a 1-2 page proposal for an article and presentation, along with a brief CV. Proposals should be submitted by email to the Minerva Center for Human Rights at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (mchr@savion.huji.ac.il) no later than 15 July 2018.

Applicants should expect notification of the committee's decision by 15 August 2018. Written contributions (of approx. 10-25 pages) based on the selected proposals will be expected by 15 Oct. 2018. The Israel Law Review (a Cambridge University Press publication) has expressed interest in publishing selected full length papers based on conference presentations, subject to its standard review and editing procedures.


Invitation – Model International Criminal Court (MICC) University

posted Jan 27, 2018, 11:41 PM by Alma Info   [ updated Jan 28, 2018, 12:00 AM ]

Dear Sir or Madam,

We would like to kindly invite a group of students from Israel to the Model International Criminal Court (MICC). MICC is a simulation of the International Criminal Court for university students from all over the world. At MICC we give students the opportunity to experience the ICC process and get irreplaceable knowledge about International Law from some of the most relevant experts and most experienced trainers in the field.

The next edition of MICC will take place from 3rd to 8th April, 2018 in the Conference Centre in Krzyżowa, Poland, an important historical site. During World War II it served as the meeting place of the Kreisau Circle, a group known for its resistance against the Nazi regime. Nowadays it is the place of educational work aimed at building bridges between the past and the present, between different parts of the world, and promotion of dialogue between generations.

Your delegation: Your delegation should consist of three law students or graduate students of adjacent disciplines and one student with a background in journalism for the press team.

The Simulation: Altogether 50 students will be invited to the project. The participants are assigned into groups with students from other universities and nationalities in order to foster intercultural dialogue among them. The case, on which the simulation will be based, will be a fictional case examining current challenges of international law. All the necessary relating documents will be submitted to the participants after their admission along with their team partners contact details. The teams will be assigned case issues and roles (judges, defence, and prosecution) and be asked to prepare and submit preliminary papers with their pleadings/judgements. Each team member will have a total of about 15 minutes to argue their case. The members of the press team will have the task to report on the development of the trials.

The Trainings: During the trainings the students get the chance to prepare for their pleadings and train for their presentations with professional trainers that will help them perfect their delivery in the simulation. The trainings will include legal reasoning, writing and preparation of the final pleadings as well as hints and exercises in the field of rhetoric and presentation. The members of the press team also work with a professional trainer and learn how to report on criminal proceedings. They will write articles for a newspaper that will be produced in Krzyżowa and, if circumstances allow it, prepare film material. 

Extra Activities: MICC is more than just a moot court. We will offer side activities so all participants get
the chance to get to know Krzyżowa and the estate’s history as well as each other a little better. In addition, during the projects professionals from the field of international criminal law, human rights and humanitarian law will be invited to discuss current issues and give insight into their experiences and workday routine.

Application: MICC is open to all university students with a background either in law and adjacent
disciplines or journalism. Your university can send up to four students to the event. We also suggest that the group’s preparation is to be coordinated by a professor or teaching assistant. Registration is open now on www.model-icc.org. The final selection of participating teams will be made on the basis of the CVs and letters of motivation submitted.

Application deadline is January 31st 2018.

Participation Fees and Travel Assistance: The participation fee per for students from Israel is
120.00 EUR. Kreisau-Initiative is able to contribute to the travel costs up to an amount of 250.00 EUR/person. Please note that it is possible to travel to Berlin, Germany prior to the MICC. There
will be a shuttle bus to Krzyżowa departing from Berlin on April 3rd and returning on 8th.

Contact Details: If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Kerim Somun, MICC coordinator at somun@kreisau.de. For further information, please check www.model-icc.org.

Kind regards,
Nina Lueders
Director MICC

*This event is not organized by ALMA. The information here is provided as part of our collaboration with the MICC and every question or comment should be directed to the MISS as the sole organizers.

ALMA is 7 Years Old

posted Mar 8, 2017, 11:19 AM by Alma Info   [ updated Mar 8, 2017, 11:20 AM ]


Mazal-Tov! ALMA - Association for the Promotion of International Humanitarian Law is celebrating 7 years. Nothing we do could have been done without the care, dedication and enthusiasm of our members, volunteers, friends, supporters and followers, and we thank you for that greatly!

We would like to thank you for your interest in IHL and we invite you to continue with us for more great years of IHL with ALMA and wish you Mazal-Tov as well.

We invite you to mark this special day with us in a special event of ALMA's IHL Forum. The event will take place on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 18:30 at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya.

The event will include:
1. An introduction and acknowledgement of ALMA's birthday.
2. A lecture by ALMA Chairman, Adv. Ido Rosenzweig on "Regulating the Un(der) Regulated - Protection of Own Forces from War Crimes & Crimes against Humanity" following the recent decisions by the ICC and ECCC with regard to the prohibition of, inter alia, rape and sexual slavery against members of one's own forces.
Respondent: ALMA Board Member, Adv. Yael Vias Gvirsman.

To confirm your participation please contact forum@alma-ihl.org

Sincerely, 
Ido Rosenzweig
ALMA Chairman

Event: National Identities and the Right to Self -Determination of Peoples

posted Feb 20, 2017, 12:00 PM by Alma Info   [ updated Feb 20, 2017, 12:01 PM ]


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