DILS presents: States’ right to regulate in international investment law: New developments.

Dr Ana María Daza-Clark

 Lecturer at University of Edinburgh Law School

27th October 2016 at 5.00 p.m.

Carnegie Lecture Theatre CEPMLP

In this lecture, Dr Daza-Clark will address new developments in the negotiation of international investment agreements such as CETA and TTIP, in relation to host States’ regulatory freedom. The lecture will focus on new and amended investment provisions, restricting the expansive protection of investors and investments.


Dr Daza-Clark teaches WTO Law, International Investment Law, Public International Law and International Commercial Arbitration at Edinburgh Law School. She is the editor of the online newsletter Arbitration Watch and has previously taught at the Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science at the University of Dundee. Her research interests cover International Investment Law and Arbitration, International Law, Water Law and Management, WTO Law and Economic Regulation.

Judgment in nuclear-proliferation case

Judgment in nuclear-proliferation case

Some of you might remember that Professor Paolo Palchetti, University of Macerata, visited DILS back in March 2016. Professor Palchetti spoke about cases brought by the Marshall Islands against major nuclear states for not fulfilling their obligations with respect to nuclear non-proliferation. On 5 October 2016, the International Court of Justice rendered judgment in three cases brought against IndiaPakistan and the UK.

The Court found, with the narrowest possible majority, that no dispute existed. This means that the Court does not have jurisdiction to hear the merit of the cases. Since then, the blogosphere has exploded. For comments, see hereherehere and here.

And remember, you heard it here first!

Strathclyde Law Review: Call for Submissions.

Strathclyde Law Review  are accepting submissions for their third edition. The deadline for submissions is the 15 December 2016.

 Submissions from students at all stages are welcome. You can submit a piece of work, which has been written for part of your degree, or you can write something specifically for the Review.

Your article must provide a critical analysis of a particular area of law, publication or judicial decision. Your comment should be original, relevant and aim to make an interesting contribution to the academic debate.

The following types of submissions will be considered:

  • case notes (500 to 1500 words on a recent judicial development)
  • book reviews (500 to 1500 words on a recent publication)
  • essays & short articles (1500 to 4000 words)
  • long articles (4000 to 10,000 words)

Students and academics are encouraged to write about current legal issues; original and contemporary papers will be highly regarded.

All submissions are compiled anonymously and reviewed by the Editorial Board.

For more details please click here.

DILS presents: Leaving the European Convention on Human Rights?

Dr Jacques Hartmann

Senior Law Lecturer at the University of Dundee

13th October @ 4.30pm

Carnegie Lecture Theatre CEPMLP

There is great uncertainty concerning the future of the 1998 Human Rights Act. The Government is planning to repeal the Act replacing it with a Bill of Rights. Whilst currently there are no concrete plans to withdraw the UK’s membership of the European Convention on Human Rights, several members of the Cabinet have argued that this should be the case. The presentation will consider the implications of repealing the Human Rights Act and withdrawing from the European Convention on Human Rights. It will consider how a repeal of the Human Rights Act will affect your human rights, such as the right to liberty and security or respect for private and family life.


Call for Evidence

The Education Committee has been requested to conduct a study into the impact of Brexit on higher education in England.

In particular, the Committee would like receive submissions to the following questions:

  • What are your experiences of the Erasmus programme and why do you believe it is important the UK maintains its Erasmus membership?
  • What are your biggest concerns about the impact of Brexit on higher education?
  • What immediate steps do you believe the Government should take to prevent any possible negative impact from Brexit on higher education?
  • What should be prioritised in the Government’s negotiations for the UK to exit the European Union with regard to students and staff at universities?

Submissions are welcome from university academics, staff, students and members of the public.

The deadline for submissions is Friday 11th November 2016. A link to the inquiry is posted below.


Professor William Kovacic – Competition Law and Policy

Professor William Kovacic of The George Washington University Law School in Washington DC, and King’s College London, will give a talk on competition law and policy. Alongside his academic appointments, Professor Kovacic is currently a non-executive director of the UK Competition and Markets Authority. Formerly, he was at various times General Counsel, Commissioner, and ultimately Chair of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission following appointment by President George W. Bush in 2008.

Date: Monday 10 October 2016 – 6pm

Venue: Carnegie Building, University of Dundee

Admission to this event is free of charge and there is no need to book!

The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

The Fulbright Postgraduate Student Award at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University will be offered to a British postgraduate student to pursue a one-year Master of Laws in International Law (LLM). 

In addition to applying for the Fulbright Award, students should apply for admission to Tufts University and enrol on the LLM directly and independently of their Fulbright application.

Please read the above tabs for more information about the benefits of the Postgraduate Student Awards, eligibility and selection criteria, the application process and the awards timeline. You can also read profiles of current and past scholars, as well as a list of FAQs, to help you learn more about the Fulbright Programme.



Postdoctoral Fellowships

Donald Findlay QC University of Dundee Bar Society

On the 22nd September 2016 Donald Findlay Q.C. is visiting the University of Dundee for his Honorary President’s speech for the Bar Society.

The event shall be held from 7-9pm on September 22nd (this Thursday) in Dalhousie LT2 with a wine reception following in the Dalhousie Foyer, with the event costing £2 to raise money for the society so we can host more events in the future. There is no ticket required, but seating may be limited so it is first come first served.