Call for Papers–Symposium on Constitutionalism under Extreme Conditions–University of Haifa, Israel

The Minerva Center for the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions in collaboration with Boston College Law School under the auspices of Israeli Association of Public Law invite submissions for Symposium on Constitutionalism under Extreme Conditions

University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
Monday, 18 July 2016 (9:00am-6:30pm)

The Minerva Center for the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions at the University of Haifa and Boston College Law School, invite submissions for a full-day international Symposium on Constitutionalism Under Extreme Conditions, to be held in Haifa, Israel at the Faculty of Law, University of Haifa on Monday, 18 July 2016, under the auspices of The Israeli Association of Public Law (IAPL).

The Keynote speech at this event will be delivered by Justice Dorit Beinisch, President of the Supreme Court of Israel (ret.) and President of the IAPL.

This Symposium is convened by Prof. Richard Albert (Boston College) and Dr. Yaniv Roznai (Minerva Center for RLuEC).

MOOC (massive open online course) on ‘The EU and Human Rights’.

This EU and Human Rights course teaches you the basics of human rights, placing the EU at the centre of investigation. All of the course activities aim to improve your understanding of how the EU, alone or in combination with other local or global, state or non-state actors, can better promote and uphold human rights worldwide. No extensive previous knowledge is required, making it the perfect course to start deepening your knowledge through cool tools, videos, quizzes and game-like labs.

The course is instructed by 14 professionals in the field, who will focus on their field of expertise and give you the best insight into the workings of the EU for the betterment of human rights protection all around the world. This course does not only give you the opportunity to learn from the best, but also get an insight into the current research being done throughout the whole of the world.

Interested? Here are the practicalities:

Registration deadline: 6 Nov 2015
Training date: 17 Oct 2015 to 28 Nov 2015
Country: World
Organization: FRAME
Language: English
Training format: online
Training type: Training/Workshop
Duration of the course: 6 weeks, during which you can decide how much time to invest in it (minimum of 4 hours a week) and when!


More information on the course, the instructors and the course schedule can be found here: https://www.edx.org/course/eu-human-rights-kuleuvenx-euhurix.

Other useful materials to be used for the dissemination of the MOOC on ‘The EU and Human Rights’ are to be found in the attachments and the following links:

Video on the MOOC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBF94joEAyA

Flyers for MOOC promotion: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/122129/FRAME_Flyer.pdf https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/122129/MOOC_Flyer.pdf

MOOC Website: https://www.edx.org/course/eu-human-rights-kuleuvenx-euhurix

Call for Papers: Harvard Workshop on Animals in Comparative Constitutional Law

Harvard Law School is seeking submissions for a workshop on Animals in Comparative Constitutional Law to be held on Thursday, February 18, 2016.

We invite scholarly submissions on any theme relevant to this topic, including pieces addressing constitutional theory, institutional design, and case studies grounded in the constitutional experiences of particular jurisdictions or regions. We are also interested in topics that involve issues of religious law, such as the relevance of the halal and kosher debates to constitutional developments regarding animals (e.g. in Europe), and the religious dimensions of the constitutional protections for animals (e.g. in India).

Applicants should submit an abstract (between 500 and 1,000 words) to cgreen@law.harvard.edu, along with a C.V., by October 15, 2015. All submissions must be in English. Decisions on workshop participation will be communicated to applicants by October 29, 2015.

All selected participants will be expected to produce a working draft of their paper (approximately 10,000 words) by December 15, 2015, and to participate in person at our workshop, to be held at Harvard Law School, on Thursday, February 18, 2016.

Harvard Law School will cover the travel costs and local accommodations of participants. The workshop is sponsored by the Animal Law & Policy Program and the Islamic Legal Studies Program.

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