New ILA Committee on Participation in Global Cultural Heritage Governance – call for expressions of interest

The Executive Council of the International Law Association HQ has established a new Committee entitled ‘Participation in Global Cultural Heritage Governance’. The Committee will continue the work of the Committee on Cultural Heritage Law, which was dissolved in November 2016 following completion of a wide range of work over a period of some 28 years. A copy of the mandate of the new Committee is available here. The Committee will be chaired by Dr Andrzej Jakubowski (Polish Branch).

According to ILA rules (available here), it is for each branch of the ILA to nominate its members for membership of the Committee. The Australian Branch of the ILA therefore calls on its members to express their interest in being nominated. Only members of the Australian Branch are eligible for nomination (click here for information on how to become a member). Expressions of interest should be sent by email to the secretary (secretary@ila.org.au), accompanied by a CV and any other documentation demonstrating expertise in the subject-matter of the Committee.

The Australian Branch hopes that the strong contribution of its members to the work of the previous Committee (as documented here in a 2015 post on the ILA Reporter website) will continue in the work of the new Committee.

Further information about the Participation in Global Cultural Heritage Governance Committee is available on the Committee page of the ILA HQ website, www.ila-hq.org

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Call for papers – Volume 23 of the Australian International Law Journal

The Australian International Law Journal, published by the International Law Association (Australian Branch), is calling for papers of between 6,000 and 12,000 words on topics of public or private international law. Casenotes (2,000-3,000 words) and book reviews (1,000 words) within the area of public or private international law are also welcome. Papers should be submitted by…Continue Reading

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Are you ILA Australia’s next Social Media Coordinator?

[Please distribute widely] The Australian Branch of the International Law Association is looking for a Social Media Coordinator, who will be responsible for maintaining and growing the online presence of the Australian Branch. This will include Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. It is a great opportunity to work with some of the leading international lawyers in…Continue Reading

2017 Jessup Moot Competition: ILA awards Harold Snelling Prize to the University of Sydney

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UPDATED PAYMENT INFORMATION: Upcoming Event (Sydney): The rule of law in investment arbitration, 23 February

    “The Rule of Law in Investment Arbitration” Professor August Reinisch You are cordially invited to attend a seminar presented by Professor August Reinisch, Chair of the ILA Rule of Law and International Investment Law Committee and Member of the International Law Commission on“The Rule of Law in Investment Arbitration”. Date   Thursday 23…Continue Reading