Tuesday, November 8, 2011

CGG Lecture (University of Hamburg) with Prof. Richard Bellamy, PhD

On WED, Nov 9, 2011 Richard Bellamy (University College London) will give a talk on "Are International Human Rights Conventions democratically legitimate? Political Constitutionalism and the Hirst Case".

For more information, see the website of the Center for Globalization and Governance

Vacancy for a Postdoctoral Researcher in the SHARES Project

The SHARES project is looking for a new postdoctoral researcher to join the team. The postdoctoral researcher will carry out independent research into the substantive and/or procedural aspects of shared responsibility in international law. Candidates should apply with an outline of a research project that they propose to conduct as part of the SHARES project (max. 1500 words). The deadline for applications has been extended to 18 November 2011.
For more information, please click here.

Principles on Extra-Territorial Human Rights Obligations Adopted

The Maastricht Centre for Human Rights of Maastricht University and the International Commission of Jurists are pleased to announce the adoption of the Maastricht Principles on Extra-Territorial Obligations (ETOs) of States in the area of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. These international legal principles clarify the human rights obligations of States beyond their own borders. The Principles cover all economic, social and cultural rights, including among others the right to just and favourable conditions of work, social security, an adequate standard of living, food, housing, water, sanitation, health, education and participation in cultural life.

read more at http://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/web/Institutes/MaastrichtCentreForHumanRights.htm