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.


Dundee University Book Fair

Book Fair is coming to town on 14-15th September (DUSA reception)! Bring your old books and get some cash back! Or pop in to find books you need!

If you have books to sell, bring them to the Hive, Level 4 DUSA (all week 10-4pm). All subjects are welcome! Choose prices yourself & complete registration sheet with your details. If your books will be sold during Book Fair, you will be notified via email. If not sold, you can leave them for the January Book Fair or pick it up if you wish so.

£1 charge per sold book will go as a donation towards our RAG Charity.

Any other questions? Just drop an email to Ezichi,

PhD Fellowships to 6 Early Stage Researchers

The University of Macerata (Italy) collaborates with Philips Research (The Netherlands) and imec-DistriNet/KU Leuven in the Marie-Sklodowska-Curie project HEART (MSCA-ITN Industrial Doctorate (Grant Agreement No. 766139,, which investigates the design and development of a “HEalth related Activity Recognition system based on the Internet-of-Things (IoT)”. 

HEART is an international, intersectoral and interdisciplinary training program providing PhD Fellowships to 6 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) in the research fields of ICT, legal studies and the international business domain:


Detailed information about the HEART project and the open Call for Applications can be found at the project’s web site: or directly via:

Hiring institutions:
– ESR1 and ESR4  will be hired by Philips Electronics Nederland B.V. (the Netherlands);
– ESR2 and ESR3 will be hired by KU Leuven (Belgium);
– ESR5 and ESR6 will be hired by the University of Macerata (Italy).

PhD Enrollment:
– ESR1, ESR2, ESR3, ESR4 will be enrolled at the Doctoral School of KU Leuven,
– ESR5, ESR6 will be enrolled at the Doctoral School of the University of Macerata. 

Important dates:
– By 14th October 2017: Candidates must apply by submitting required documents through the HEART online application system available at
– By 23rd October 2017: Shortlisted candidates will be invited to submit to a interview (also via videoconference) with their supervisory team. Interviews will be held from 30 October 2017 to 10 November 2017. Candidates may be required to have a further interview to be held face to face (in this case costs of travel and accommodation will be reimbursed).
– By 17th November 2017: Shortlisted candidates will be informed about final decision.
– By 27th November 2017: Selected candidates will have to confirm in writing their decision to accept the offered position, otherwise they will lose the position and the following candidate in the ranking list will be recruited.
– December 2017: Selected candidates will be recruited by hiring institutions.
– January 2018: employment contracts will start.


Waikato PhD programme

Te Piringa – Faculty of Law offers the internationally respected Waikato doctoral programme, focused on the Faculty’s founding principles of professionalism, biculturalism and the study of law in context.

Generally, students specialise in one of the Faculty’s core areas of research excellence:

  • Cyber law, information technology and intellectual property.
  • Environmental, resources and energy law.
  • International law, human rights and humanitarian law.
  • Maori and indigenous governance.
  • Public law and policy.

Decisions to admit students to postgraduate study programmes are made by the Faculty’s Graduate Studies Committee acting in conjunction with the School of Graduate Research and the University’s Scholarships Executive. While prospective students are free to contact our academic staff, any correspondence with them cannot be taken to constitute an offer of place. Exclusively the School of Graduate Studies makes offers of place and scholarships on behalf of all faculties.

 There is no need for prospective students to contact the Faculty before submitting an application. 

Applications for our postgraduate programmes should be made online via the University home page and by selecting the Postgraduate Study option on that page. This will direct you automatically to the online application process. A comprehensive FAQ section together with contact details for staff in the School of Graduate Research who can guide you through the application process are also available by selecting the Postgraduate Study option on the University’s home page.

The closing dates for our aligned doctoral and scholarships application rounds are 1 March, 1 July and 1 November each year.

The minimum academic standard for entry into our postgraduate study programmes is a B+ grade point average.

Tuition costs for International Students are NZD $6,022 per year.

Students need to be in New Zealand on a valid visa. Most international students apply for an International Student Visa, and information about the application process is available from the Immigration New Zealand website.




Alan R. and Barbara D. Finberg Fellowship

Established in memory of Alan R. and Barbara D. Finberg, early supporters of Human Rights Watch (“HRW”), this fellowship is open to recent graduates (at the Master’s level) in the fields of law, journalism, international relations, area studies, or other relevant disciplines from universities worldwide. Graduates with LL.B. degrees or advanced degrees in other relevant disciplines may also be considered.

For more information about this fellowship, please click here.

Seeking applicants for a New Zealand scholarship programme, the “Dream NEW” scholarships!

The scholarship programme is offered in cooperation with Education New Zealand and the NZ universities and institutes of technology and polytechnics (ITPs).
A total of 25 scholarships with a combined value of 60,300 GBP will be awarded for a semester abroad at one of New Zealand’s top universities and ITPs. Students who think and dream big are encouraged to apply for the “Dream NEW” scholarship – the scholarship aims to support students who welcome new challenges in their lives and have the courage to follow their dreams with determination. The awarding of these scholarships is not based on grades, semester or subject of study.

You can find more information about the scholarship here:
More information on studying in New Zealand you can find here:

Dundee Telders Team needs your support!


Ruby Davies, Christiane Schleich, Christie Allan and Blythe Petrie are four final year undergraduate law students at the University of Dundee.

They have been selected to represent the University of Dundee and indeed Scotland in the Telders International Law Moot Competition 2017. The competition will take place in May and will see us debate a ficticious international law case in front of a panel of judges at The International Court of Justice in The Hague.

This year’s case relates to diplomatic immunity, inviolability of embassy premises, reservations to treaties and legitimate counter-measures.

Thehas beeneen extensive costs to meet in order to participate in the competition and  they would be immensely grateful for any donations in support of the team! Please visit their ‘gofundme’ page:

SCELG Biannual Lecture “Sharing Responsibility in International Environmental Law: Fundamental Contradictions”

Prof Andre Nollkaemper, Dean and Professor of Public International Law, Amsterdam Law School, University of Amsterdam. 

26 April 2017


Collins Suite, Collins Building, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

It has become commonplace to say that the responsibility to protect the environment is shared between multiple actors, rather than  resting on one actor alone.  Much of modern international environmental law indeed is based on this premise. However, the idea that  responsibility should be shared hides fundamental complexities and contradictions.  The lecture will explore one of such contradictions. On the one hand, shared responsibility stands for the  idea that all those who contribute to  environmental  degradation, exhaustion of natural resources, and so on, should be part of the solution.  This proposition may express a sense of fairness and effectiveness. On the other hand,  shared responsibility tends to lead to arrangements in which responsibility is  divided over so many actors, that the responsibility of each  individual actor is diluted. Sharing responsibility then may lead to ‘blame games and buck-passing’. The lecture explores how the contradiction has manifested itself in international environmental law and what  ways have been  found to resolve it.

The guest lecture will be followed by a panel featuring Prof Ellen Hey, Professor of Public International Law, Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Prof Elisa Morgera, Professor of Global Environmental Law at the University of Strathclyde Law School and Dr Francesco Sindico. Reader in International Environmental Law at the University of Strathclyde Law School.

For further information, including how to register please see

Call for Applications: Challenges to International Criminal Justice Summer Academy Northumbria, Newcastle 12-16 June 2017

Northumbria Law School is pleased to announce its 1st Summer Academy on Contemporary Challenges to International Criminal Justice (Law & Criminology) will take place in Northumbria University, Newcastle from 12-16 June 2017.

Please note that participants may register to attend individual sessions or the whole event. The deadline for ‘early bird’ registration is Monday 17 April 2017.

This novel summer academy provides a unique opportunity for participants to acquire in-depth knowledge on the most pressing issues facing the international criminal justice system from the leading scholars and practitioners in the field. Speakers will share their expertise and experience on a varied range of topics to encourage and inspire postgraduate research in law and criminology.

Distinguished Speakers include: Professor William Schabas (Middlesex University/Leiden University)  Judge Howard Morrison (International Criminal Court)  Judge Professor Wolfgang Schomburg (International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia 20012008, Durham University)  Judge David Baragwanath (Special Tribunal for Lebanon) – Judge Professor Philip Weiner (Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia)  Mr Karim A.A. Khan, QC (Temple Garden Chambers, International Defence and Victims Counsel & former Prosecutor)  Dr. Rod Rastan (Legal Adviser, Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court)  Professor Tim Wilson (Northumbria University) – Professor Roger Clark (Rutgers University)  Dr. Mohamed El Zeidy (Legal Officer, Pre-Trial Chamber II, International Criminal Court)  Dr. Tanya Wyatt (Northumbria University) Dr. Noelle Higgins (Maynooth University)  Professor Michael Rowe (Northumbria University)  Mr. Patrick Schneider (EU Office of the Special Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina)  Dr. Michael Kearney (Sussex University)  Mr. Krmanj Othman (KRG High Committee for the Recognition of Genocide against Yezidi Kurds and other minorities) Dr. Patricia Hobbs (Brunel University) – Dr. Hakeem Yusuf (University Birmingham) -Dr. Elena Katseli (Newcastle University) – Dr. Jamie Harding (Northumbria University) – Dr. Ibrahim Shaw (Northumbria University)  Professor Nigel South (University of Essex)  Dr. Damien Short (University of London).

This is a wonderful opportunity for international lawyers, legal interns, academics, and present and future postgraduate students to meet eminent scholars and practitioners in the field of international criminal justice as well as like-minded colleagues from all over the world.

For further information and to register please visit our website or email note that places are limited.