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Announcements: CfS UCL Journal of Law and Jurisprudence; Screenings of It Stays With You by Geneva Academy and Birkbeck; University of Manchester Presidential Fellowship in International Law; Seattle Mass Atrocity and Human Rights Seminar; PhD Positions for ERC Funded Research Project “The Rules of Interpretation of Customary International Law”

1. Call for Submissions
 Volume 7, Issue 2 (Autumn 2018). The UCL Journal of Law and Jurisprudence is a law journal run by postgraduate students of the UCL Faculty of Laws. The Journal appears twice a year and will be available open access. All submissions are assessed through double blind peer review. The Editorial Board is pleased to call for submissions for the second issue of 2018. The Board welcomes papers covering all areas of law and jurisprudence. We accept articles of between 8,000-12,000 words, case notes of 6,000-8,000 words and book reviews of 1,000-2,000 words. All submissions must comply with the Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities (OSCOLA). Contributions that have already been published or that are under consideration for publication in other journals will not be considered. The deadline for submissions is 16 April 2018. Manuscripts must be uploaded via the submissions section on our website. For further information and guidelines for authors please visit our website. Please direct any further queries ucljlj.submissions {at}
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2. Geneva Academy ‘It Stays With You’ Event. ‘It Stays With You’ is a documentary film about the impact on the local community of United Nations (UN) peacekeepers’ use of force in Cité Soleil, Haiti, during the period 2004-2007. Geneva Academy will be showing the film on 12 March 2018, 18:15-20:15. The film raises serious questions about the responsibilities of the UN with regard to non-targeted (but often foreseeable) deaths and injuries to civilians as a result of use of force by UN peacekeepers when carrying out mandated operations. The film is 50 minutes long, and will be followed by a panel discussion and questions from the audience. The event will be chaired by Professor Noam Lubell (University of Essex, Swiss Chair of International Humanitarian Law at The Geneva Academy). A light cocktail will follow the event. See here for further information.

3. Birkbeck University ‘It Stays With You’ Event. The film ‘It Stays With You: Use of Force by UN Peacekeepers in Haiti’ (2017) will also be screened in Birkbeck University of London, on March 17 at 2pm. Andy Leak, Prof of Francophone Studies (UCL) and secretary of the Haiti Support Group, will speak on the post screening panel and there will be a Q&A with the co-directors. For further information see here

4. University of Manchester Presidential Fellowship in International Law. The University of Manchester wishes to appoint a Presidential Fellowship in International Law. The successful candidate must have the ability to make a significant contribution to, and actively participate in, the work of the Manchester International Law Centre. Applications are sought from early-career academics who can deliver world-leading research and teaching. They should have a high academic standing, a growing reputation in research, and the specialist knowledge needed to develop cutting-edge research programmes. This is currently envisaged as a four-year appointment. The Presidential Fellow will do no or only minimal teaching in the first year and minimal teaching in the second year. In subsequent years, teaching commitments shall increase. Following a four-year probationary period, and subject to satisfactory performance, the Fellow will transfer to an appropriate academic contract. Successful candidates must have a relevant PhD (or equivalent) awarded prior to commencing the appointment. and this must not have been awarded more than five years before 3 April 2018, which is the closing date for applications. Further details may be found here. Inquiries may be directed to Professors Jean d’Aspremont and Iain Scobbie at (milc[at] with the title “presidential fellowship”.

5. Seattle University School of Law Mass Atrocity and Human Rights Seminar. Seattle University School of Law will be hosting a Mass Atrocity and Human Rights Seminar as part of its summer practice academy June 20 – 22, 2018. The seminar is ideal for anyone interested in this particular subject matter (whether you practice law or not). CLE credits are offered and participants will earn a certificate if they attend all 3 days whether in person or via the web! Registration is now open. See here for further information. 
6. Open call for 2 PhD Positions for the European Research Council (ERC) Funded Research Project, “The Rules of Interpretation of Customary International Law” (TRICI-Law), University of Groningen. TRICI-Law is a research project funded through an ERC Starting Grant (on ERC StGs see here), which was awarded in 2017 to Prof. Panos Merkouris. Based at the Department of Transboundary Legal Studies of the University of Groningen, TRICI-Law is seeking two PhD Researchers, each of which will be a four-year appointment. The research focus of the PhD positions will revolve around the theory of interpretation of customary international law, and the manner in which both international and domestic courts have approached it in their own jurisprudence (on the research focus of each position see here). The successful applicants will be appointed starting 1 May 2018 (or soon thereafter). More information on the positions, the project, submission of applications and selection process can be found here. Applications must be submitted by 29 March 2018 (23:59 CET)Informal enquiries may be directed to Prof. Panos Merkouris (p.merkouris {at} rug(.)nl
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