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Call for Papers

The Groningen Journal of International Law continues to receive submission for its Volume 6, Issue 1 to be published in June 2018. Guidelines on the submission can be found here. All manuscripts submitted via email to board@grojil.org by 6 April will be considered for publication.

Student Writing Competition

GroJIL is anticipating your submissions for the 2018 edition of the Student Writing Competition! The competition is open to students from all universities. If selected, your article will be published in GroJIL Volume 6, Issue 1. Further details on submission guidelines can be found hereThe deadline for submissions is 15 April. We are looking forward to receiving your submissions!

Faculty of Law (University of Groningen) Summer Schools

The University of Groningen’s Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that it will be hosting two summer schools from 9 – 13 July; International Law for Sustainable Societies: The Sustainable Development Goals and Health and Human Rights: The Global Crisis of Noncommunicable Diseases. The deadline for applications is 1 May.

International Law for Sustainable Societies: The Sustainable Development Goals

The percentage of people living on less than $1.25 a day fell from 43.1% to 20.6% in the last 25 years (World Bank). However, further progress needs to be made in improving the living conditions of people around the world. This summer school, organized by the Department of Transboundary Legal Studies (formerly titled International Law), aims to explore the contribution of international law to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The SDGs set 169 targets for advancement, including universal access to food, water, health care and education; the sustainability of economic growth; ensuring protection of the environment; and the promotion of peace and justice.  These goals intend to ameliorate everybody’s lives, in particular by ending extreme poverty, eradicating inequalities and injustice, and addressing the problem of climate change.

The summer school intends to highlight both the prospects and challenges of implementation of the SDGs by analysing these in the light of human rights law, sustainable development law, the law of (international) peace and security, and international law more generally. As goals do not (necessarily) justify the means, we will approach international law and human rights not only as a facilitator enabling the implementation of the SDGs, but also in their roles to prevent arbitrary or unlawful actions. Throughout the programme, participants will be invited to actively discuss – with experts from international law, human rights law, international relations, civil society, and the (social) sciences – the legal and policy framework.

Interested in this course? Please send your CV and a one page motivation letter to ILLS@rug.nl

Contact Information:

For more information visit the summer school’s website.  Alternatively, contact the Summer School coordinators via ILLS@rug.nl

Health and Human Rights: The Global Crisis of Noncommunicable Diseases

Most deaths that currently occur globally are the result of chronic or ‘non-communicable’ diseases, in particular cardiovascular diseases, most cancers, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes. Although medical science plays an important role in reducing these diseases, law and policy are also crucial, in particular as they can ensure access to prevention, treatment and care, and address behavioural risk factors such as smoking, excess alcohol consumption, unhealthy eating and a lack of physical exercise.

The summer school (in the past known as Law & Lifestyle) gathers both academics and practitioners from the field to promote understanding about how law and policy can best be framed to address the global increase in chronic diseases. Taking a human rights approach, key focus areas include securing equitable access to essential medicines, as well as possibilities to regulate behavioural risk factors, in particular smoking and unhealthy diets.

Through interactive teaching methods, and against the backdrop of insights from health science, participants will fuel their desire to learn how human rights and domestic law can converge with the need to fight chronic diseases, and how a global and domestic response can best be defined and implemented.

A range of key experts will give lectures in this course, including Prof. Brigit Toebes (UG), Dr. Marie Elske Gispen (UG), Dr. Machteld Hylkema (UMCG), Dr. Jasper Been (Erasmus MC), Mr. David Patterson (IDLO), and Mrs. Laura Houtenbos (Dutch Cancer Society).

Interested in this course? Please send your CV and one page motivation letter to ncdandlaw@rug.nl

Contact Information:

For more information visit the summer school’s website. Alternatively, contact the Summer School coordinators via ncdandlaw@rug.nl

 

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