International Judicial Monitor
Published by the American Society of International Law and the International Judicial Academy
July 2006, Volume 1, Issue 3

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Global Public Service Law Institute
Central European University and the New York University of Law’s Global Public Service Law Project
July 12-30, 2006
Budapest, Hungary

This is a two-week advanced course for public service lawyers from developing and transitional countries to examine the emerging global phenomenon of public service lawyering and the forms it has taken in Central and Eastern Europe. The course aims to propose alternative models of public service lawyering and challenge the current paradigm in the region; increase the body of public service lawyering knowledge by introducing recent research and practice from around the world; and encourage the development of public service law capacity – oriented towards practice, policy-making, teaching, and research – within institutions, both country-based and cross-regionally.

Transatlantic Perspectives on Alternative Dispute Resolution
The Chartered Institute of Arbitors
July 26-28, 2006
London, England

The primary objective of this international event is to bring together practitioners, academics, government officials and policy makers to share ideas and experiences about ADR. The conference will explore the past, present and future of ADR from transatlantic, comparative perspectives, with special reference to our English host common law heritage and to contemporary ADR intersections with European Union social policy. Formal panel presentations and informal dialogue throughout the conference, including the opening Reception and the Banquet Dinner, will provide many opportunities for continuing conversations.

XXXIII Course on International Law
Organization of American States Inter-American Juridical Committee
July 31 - August 25, 2006
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Organized by The Department of International Legal Affairs of the OAS and Inter-American Juridical Committee. The main topic of this year’s course will be "International Law in the Americas: 100 years of the Inter-American Juridical Committee". The course will consist of two morning sessions from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and one session in the afternoons from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. A certificate of attendance will be issued to participants who meet attendance, exam and paper requirements. Classes are given in Spanish or English.


International Summer Law School on Human Rights and Globalization
European Law Students Association
July 30- August 30, 2006
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Under the title of Human Rights and Globalization, in particular globalization and human rights issues will be discussed in groups allowing for in-depth analysis. Some of the topics will include the work of the NGO and the WTO, as well as human rights issues within the European Union. Leading academics and practitioners from the UK, Portugal and Croatia will be lecturing at the Law School.

IXVII International Course on Judicial Independence, Human Rights and the Inter-American Democratic Charter
Andean Commission of Jurists and AECI
July 31 - August 4 , 2006
Cartagena de Indias, Colombia


  • To analyze and discuss the ongoing tension and crises in the relationship between the Executive and Legislative branches of Andean countries.
  • To evaluate the performance and functioning of justice systems in Andean countries and their role in protecting human rights.
  • Examine the actions of political parties and electoral systems in guaranteeing the independence of government branches.
  • Examine the role and actions of civil society as a watchdog of public affairs and in strengthening branches of government.

The Nineteenth Helsinki Summer Seminar on International Law:
The WTO in Global Governance

The Erik Castren Institute of International Law and Human Rights at The Center of Excellence in Global Governance Research, University of Helsinki
August 14-15, 2006
Helsinki, Finland

Despite having little or no regulatory and distributive powers, the WTO has come to occupy a prominent place in international legal and political debates. To some, it is the handmaiden of global capitalism, protecting big business at the expense of other values; to others, it is the harbinger of world peace and human rights, guaranteeing a liberal world order based on respect and freedom. Such radically diverging perspectives suggest there are fundamental questions about both the WTO and global governance: what are the WTO’s “true colors”? How does it affect the global economy and the regulation thereof? Can the WTO function as something of a global constitution, and if so, how does it work and whom does it benefit? The 19th Helsinki Summer Seminar on International Law aims to provide a platform for thinking about discussing such ideas.

Summer Programme: Public International Law
The Hague Academy of International Law
July 31-August 18, 2006
The Hague, The Netherlands

Courses include: General Course: International Law and the Test of the Challenges of Today; The Design and Structure of International Courts and Tribunals ; The Interaction Between treaties and Customary International Law; State Responsibility for the Violation of Positive Obligations Related to Human Rights ; The Concept of the ’Common Heritage of Mankind’ Then (1967) and Now; The World Trade Organization’s Contribution to Public International Law; The Evolving International Regime of Nuclear Non-Proliferation

CEDAW 36th Session
United Nations
August 7-25, 2006
New York, New York

Country reports on the implementation of the CEDAW Convention are presented to the CEDAW committee. Countries reporting are: Cape Verde, Chile, China, Cuba, Czech Republic, DR of Congo, Georgia, Ghana, Jamaica, Mauritius, Mexico, Philippines, Republic of Moldova, Uzbekistan.


Human Rights Based Approaches to Development: Programme Cycle Management
National University of Ireland
September 2-8, 2006
Maynooth, Ireland

This program will explore the principles, policies and practice underpinning human rights based development and enhance participants’ skills in programming on this basis. Participants are facilitated in approaching their own development as an on-going process to enhance skills in teamwork, building relationships, communication, advocacy and designing strategic partnerships. Reflecting the multi-disciplinary nature of human rights based development, the training programme is aimed at policy advisors, project managers etc, with human rights specialization, experience in development or humanitarian contexts as well as those working in development issues in industrialized countries.

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