Postdoc position on the legitimacy of international courts

1-2 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowships in Political Philosophy or Legal Theory on the legitimacy of International Courts and Tribunals, available at  PluriCourts, a research centre at the University of Oslo. Deadline November 1 2017. More information.

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Resisting Borders

Dear Colleagues,

Registration is now open to a conference on one of the most interesting topics in one of the most innovative formats:

Resisting Borders – A Virtual on Conference on Refugee & Migrant Health, Mobility, Human Rights & Responsibilities (October 9-11, 2017)

For detailed program and registration information, please visit

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Workshop: the legitimacy of international courts and tribunals

PluriCourts invites papers to a workshop on the political and legal theory of  international courts and tribunals, to take place in Oslo June 18-19, 2018.

PluriCourts is a multidisciplinary centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order, at the University of Oslo.

We welcome papers that address one or more such IC, on such themes as:

  • The appropriate legitimacy standards for ICs from the perspectives of
    history of ideas and/or contemporary legal and political theory, such as human rights, transparency, or rule of law
  • Specialization and fragmentation in ICs
  • ICs and the international rule of law
  • Independence and accountability of ICs
  •

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    Inaugural Conference, Centre for PPE, University of Groningen

    Dear Colleagues,

    The new Centre for Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at the University of Groningen is hosting its inaugural conference on Sept 28-29, 2017.

    Keynote speakers are Simon Caney (Warwick), Nancy Cartwright (Durham/UCSD), Gerald Gaus (Arizona), and Catherine de Vries (Essex).

    For more information, please go to

    To register, please send an email to

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    CFP: Refugees and Minority Rights – Acceptable and unacceptable criteria for accepting/ rejecting refugees in a non-ideal world

    14-15 June 2018

    University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway

    Keynote speakers:

    David Miller (Oxford), Sarah Fine (KCL), Serena Parekh (Northeastern), Kieran Oberman (Edinburgh), Lea Ypi (LSE), Phillip Cole (UWE)

    Call for Papers:

    Faced with the worst displacement crisis since the second world war, many states are unlikely to accept as many refugees as they ought, and very few are likely to accept more than they are required. So though some refugees will be admitted, many with sound claims will thus be wrongfully rejected. Are some ways of wrongfully rejecting refugees less objectionable than others? If “yes”, is it then morally justifiable to give priority to refugees who flee from worse forms discrimination or persecution of minority groups than refugees who flee less severe forms of discrimination? read more...

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    Call for Papers: Book Project on “Philosophy and Child Poverty”

    Nicolas Brando (Leuven), Gunter Graf (Salzburg) and Gottfried Schweiger (Salzburg) are looking for abstracts for an edited volume on “Philosophy and Child Poverty” as part of the newly established Springer Book Series “Philosophy and Poverty”. The detailed call for papers can be found below.

    Philosophy and Child Poverty
    edited by Nicolás Brando, Gunter Graf and Gottfried Schweiger
    to be published as part of the Springer Book Series “Philosophy and Poverty”

    We are opening a call for contributions to this edited volume. If interested, please submit your abstract (max. 800 words) as soon as possible, the latest deadline 30 September 2017. Decisions will be communicated within two weeks after. The deadline for the final versions of chapters is 30 April 2018. It is envisaged to publish the whole volume as an open access book. read more...

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