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Call for Applications 2019: “Peace building in post-conflict areas – Diplomacy, Leadership and Negotiations”

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS  Kosovo International Summer Academy 2019 (6 ECTS) “Peace building in post-conflict areas – Diplomacy, Leadership and Negotiations” http://www.academy-ks.org  Open to (Eligibility): Undergraduate, graduate and post graduate students (who are enrolled or have already completed aforementioned levels of university studies) and young professionals. Date/Venue:  KSA Part I: 10-20 July 2019, Prishtina, Kosovo KSA … Continue reading

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Accountability of International Organisations: Quo Vadis?

  By Rekha Oleschak-Pillai In 2007 I participated in a conference on the Accountability of International Organisations, which resulted in a book titled ACCOUNTABILITY FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS BY INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS (https://intersentia.com/en/accountability-for-human-rights-violations-by-international-organisations.html). The main theme of the conference and the book was to examine what accountability of international organisations entails and what the implications of … Continue reading

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Positions Open at the University of Lausanne: Federalism and International Law

Prof. Evelyne Schmid and Prof. Martino Maggetti are in charge of this exciting project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation on Bypassing the Nation State? How Swiss Cantonal Parliaments Deal with International Obligations. They have two open positions- a Post doc and a doctoral position- please check them out. http://wp.unil.ch/ilsp http://wp.unil.ch/ilsp/jobs/   Continue reading

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Does the prohibition against excessive fines also apply to States? Case Series US Supreme Court

By Roman Friedrich           Will Timbs drive his Rover again? This week, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a high-profile case dealing with the Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which reads as follows: „Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.“ The case … Continue reading

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NEW SERIES ON THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURTS JURISPRUDENCE

Over the next few weeks we shall be posting a series of blog pieces by our guest writer, Roman Friedrich, on developments in the Supreme Court of the United States. Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Finally, after tumultuous and politically-charged debates about individual credibility and general ethical questions surrounding the third branch of government, Brett … Continue reading

A Masterpiece of Judicial Avoidance?
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A Masterpiece of Judicial Avoidance?

by Roman Friedrich Roman is an Austrian lawyer currently working as a legislative assistant and human rights researcher at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Human Rights (based in Vienna, Austria) Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 584 U.S. __ (2018), the U.S. Supreme Court’s blockbuster case has been decided – unusually early (June … Continue reading