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Otro concurso: the James Crawford Prize of the Journal of International Dispute Settlement (JIDS). Se trata de un premio que se convoca anualmente por el JIDS. Otorga al mejor artículo £500 en libros de Oxford University Press, una subscripción al JIDS y la publicación del trabajo en la revista. El plazo para presentarse al premio 2014 es el 1 de noviembre de 2013. Los detalles para participar están aquí.

I have uploaded a new paper on the Judgment of the International Court of Justice in Jurisdictional Immunities of States (2012). It was written for the Conference ‘The ICJ’s Judicial Year in Review’, which took place in 25-26 April 2013 at the European University Institute. The conference was superbly directed by professors Andreas Zimmermann and Eyal Benvenisti. Here is the abstract of the paper which will be publish with the rest of the presentations in the next issue of the Journal of International Dispute Settlement (October 2013).

Of Plumbers and Social Architects: Elements and Problems of the Judgment of the International Court of Justice in Jurisdictional Immunities of States

Carlos Espósito

Abstract

This analysis of the judgment of the International Court of Justice in the Jurisdictional Immunities case is conducted in two parts. The first briefly presents the basic elements of the judgment of the Court in Jurisdictional Immunities of the State (Germany v Italy: Greece intervening); the second part identifies and discusses some problems raised by the judgment. These include the legal character of the rule of state immunity, the limits of the positivist methodology to establish state practice as evidence of customary international law and its exceptions, and the troubles with a strictly procedural approach to consider a possible exception to immunity for serious violations of international law and international humanitarian law. The comment concludes with a brief general assessment of the judgment of the Court, its role and the future development of the law of state immunities by national courts.

El Centro de Asesoría Legal en Asuntos de la OMC ofrece un puesto de trabajo para un abogado. Copio la información, que puede consultarse aquí.

The Advisory Centre on WTO Law (ACWL) is a public international organisation, independent of the WTO, which was established in 2001 to provide legal advice on WTO law, support in WTO dispute settlement proceedings and training in WTO law to developing countries and least developed countries.

The ACWL is seeking to fill a vacancy for one of its positions of Counsel.

Under the supervision of the Executive Director and the Deputy Directors, the Counsel provides legal opinions on WTO matters, prepares submissions and presents the positions of parties in dispute settlement proceedings before panels and the Appellate Body, delivers lectures to participants in the ACWL’s training programmes and performs other functions assigned by the Executive Director.

Applicants should have an advanced university degree in law; practical experience in WTO law (ideally two to six years), a good understanding of the economic issues underlying WTO law; excellent drafting, communication and presentation skills; ability to manage, organise, plan and deliver work assignments in a timely manner and the ability to work independently and cooperate with others in a diverse international setting. Applicants should also have a commitment to international public service and an interest in the advancement of developing countries. Applicants must be fluent in English. Experience in representing parties in international dispute settlement proceedings and the ability to work in French or Spanish would be distinct advantages.

An internationally competitive salary and benefits package will be offered commensurate with the successful candidate’s experience and qualifications and in accordance with the ACWL’s staff regulations, which are similar to those of the WTO.

All candidates are requested to provide a detailed CV and to complete a personal history form.  The form can be downloaded at the link below. If you have problems downloading it, you may request it by contacting secretariat@acwl.ch.

The final date for the submission of applications is 14 December 2012.