Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery: Focus on Scotland

On 23 March 2018, UN House Scotland will be hosting a conference and a series of workshops as a part of their ‘See me, free me” efforts. The conference, entitled ‘Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery in Scotland: Raising Awareness – Strengthening Collaboration – Breaking the Chains’ is open to the public, and will focus on the impacts, causes, and prevention of human trafficking and modern slavery in Scotland.

The conference and workshops will be attended and will feature experts, MSPs, NGOs and private sector advocates, among others. The conference and workshops will occur at Scottish Parliament with the sponsorship of MSP Christina McKelvie.

Tickets for this event are currently sold out. To be added to the waitlist, please email UN Scotland at

Alternatively the event can be watched live on Facebook.


Dynamics of Africa and the Int’l Criminal Court

Start: 15 Nov 4:30PM End: 15 Nov 6:00PM

Location: Dalhouise Building, 2G12

Cost: Free

Organiser: Dundee Africa Research Network (DARN)

Understanding the Dynamics of the Africa–International Criminal Court Relationship

Although African countries were some of the strongest supporters of the creation of the International Criminal Court, the relationship between Africa and the ICC has become increasingly fractious, resulting in the withdrawal from the Court of one African country, and threats from others to withdraw. What are the dynamics of this relationship? This talk will examine the strategic and tactical forms of resistance used by African states against the ICC.

Kurt Mills is Professor of International Relations and Human Rights at the University of Dundee. He has previously taught at the University of Glasgow, Gettysburg College, James Madison University, Mount Holyoke College, and the American University in Cairo, and served as the Assistant Director of the Five College Program in Peace and World Security Studies at Hampshire College. He has held visiting positions at Addis Ababa University, the School of Advanced Studies University of London, and the University of Queensland. His research focuses on the development of international norms and institutions related to human rights, humanitarianism, international criminal justice, and the responsibility to protect, particularly in the context of sub-Saharan Africa.

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


  • 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:( for more details and to register.

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!

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

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.