Author Archives: Alexander Kunzelmann

New ILA Committee on Human Rights in Times of Emergency – call for expressions of interest

The Executive Council of the International Law Association HQ has established a new Committee entitled ‘Human Rights in Times of Emergency’. The purpose of the Committee is systematically to assess normative developments against the background of institutional changes at the regional and international level, and to propose a set of recommendations aimed at mitigating the tension between a State’s sovereign right to defend its institutions and people in situations of emergency and the imperative of respecting, protecting and ensuring the human rights of individuals and groups in such times.

A copy of the mandate and work plan of the new Committee is available here. The Committee is co-chaired by Professors Christina Cerna (American Branch) and Stefan Kadelbach (German 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.

Further information about the Committee is available on the Committee page of the ILA HQ website, www.ila-hq.org

2018 Jessup Moot Competition: ILA awards Harold Snelling Prize to the University of Sydney for the second year in a row

At a formal dinner in the atrium of the High Court in Canberra on Saturday 10 February 2018, marking the end of the Australian qualifying round of the 2018 Philip C Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, the Australian Branch of the International Law Association presented the Harold Snelling Prize to the members of the…Continue Reading

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…Continue Reading