International Law Events at the University of Glasgow

Prof Nils Melzer: inaugural event

The Fight against Torture: Perspective of a Practitioner
Thursday 28 September
5pm, Gilbert Scott Suite 250 (Main Building)

Please register via Eventbrite.

‘International Law as a Profession’ seminar series

Professor Nils Melzer
(UN Special Rapporteur on Tortume, Geneva Academy Human Rights Chair)
Tuesday 10 October
Time and venue tbc

Human Security in a Destabilising World – high-level panel event

Wednesday 11 October
5pm, Melville Room, Main Building

Panellists:

  • Helen Durham, Director of International Law and Policy, International Committee of the Red Cross
  • Ben Emmerson, former United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights in counter-terrorism
  • Nils Melzer, Professor in International Law, Human Rights Chair Geneva Academy, and United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture

‘International Law as a Profession’ seminar series

Dr Kate Parlett
(20 Essex Street Specialist in PIL and International Arbitration)
Thursday 2 November
Time and venue tbc

ReVisions seminar series

David Quinton, Tax Barrister and Consultant
Thursday 16 November
4pm, Room 207, No 10 The Square

ReVisions seminar series

Nahed Samour
Thursday 30 November
4pm, Room 207, No 10 The Square

Please contact Joanna Wilson:(joanna.wilson@glasgow.ac.uk) for more details and to register.

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2050 Climate Group Summit – Leading for the Future

Registration is now open for the Youth Climate Summit 2016: Leading for the Future.

This summit is for anyone interested in learning about how different sectors are addressing climate change and is a great opportunity for you to learn about the challenges in all our futures and how to be a part of the transition needed to achieve a clean, sustainable and fair future!

Visit the website for more information and to register for your free ticket! www.2050.scot/summit

Guest Lecture: Delivering water justice in Africa: perspectives from the front line

Date: Friday 25 November, 12pm-1pm.

Venue: Lecture Theatre 4, Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee.

Delivering water justice in Africa: perspectives from the front line

Dr George Lugomela, Deputy Director of Water Resources, Government of the United Republic of Tanzania

Dr Nick Hepworth, Water Witness International

Tanzania provides a powerful case study for the centrality of sustainable water management for economic and social progress.  Economic growth, equitable and peaceful development, the protection of globally important ecosystems will be determined by Tanzania’s ability to effectively implement water policy and law.  This lecture brings together two leading practitioners working on this challenge to share their experiences and insights with colleagues in Scotland.  The session will explore the challenges and opportunities facing government regulators, and how approaches including social accountability by civil society and private sector engagement can help unlock progress.

Dr Lugomela is on a study visit to Scotland, hosted Water Witness International, who have been working in Tanzania on their Fair Water Futures Initiative supported by the Scottish Government’s Climate Justice Fund. He is keen to visit the University as part of his stay here.

For more on WWI see http://waterwitness.org/

After the lecture, there will be a follow-up meeting to explore areas of mutual interest, around water resources management and environmental and water services regulation.

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.

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.

 

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!