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Professor J. E. Vinuales gives address at Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear Weapons

Monday, 8 December 2014

Professor J. E. Vinuales addressed 157 States at the Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear Weapons (8-9 December 2014). 

In the past few years, a growing number of states and many civil society actors have focused on the humanitarian consequences and risks associated with nuclear weapons through different national, regional and international events and activities. Two international conferences were devoted specifically to this issue: in Oslo, Norway, in March 2013 and Nayarit, Mexico, in February 2014.

Job Opportunity: Legal Tools for Peace-Making

Monday, 1 December 2014

Applications are currently being invited for the post of Research Associate (Fixed Term) in the Faculty of Law, based at the Lauterpacht Centre, to work on a research project entitled Legal Tools for Peace-Making funded by the ESRC, under the guidance of Professor Marc Weller, Director of the Lauterpacht Centre and in collaboration with the other team m

Customary IHL Project updates ICRC database

Monday, 1 December 2014

On 6th November, the online Customary IHL Database of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was updated with State practice from five countries.

Bohdan Winiarski Scholarships 2015

Monday, 1 December 2014

The Selection Committee for the Bohdan Winiarski Scholarships is pleased to announce that the selection process for the 2015 scholarships has been completed.

The successful candidates are: Dr Patrycka Grzebyk from the Institute of International Relations, University of Warsaw, and Ms Aleksandra Mezykowska from the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Lauterpacht Centre Deputy Directors awarded Leverhulme Prizes

Thursday, 20 November 2014

The Leverhulme Trust has awarded Leverhulme Prizes to the two acting Deputy Directors of the Lauterpacht Centre, Dr Michael Waibel and Dr Sarah Nouwen.

Professor James Crawford Appointed to the International Court of Justice

Friday, 7 November 2014

The LCIL is delighted to announce that  the United Nations General Assembly and Security Council yesterday elected Professor James Crawford as a Judge of the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

Cambridge awarded major grant on international peace-making

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Cambridge Professor Marc Weller has been awarded a major grant to enhance the impact of law on international peace negotiations. Professor Weller is the Director of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law in the University of Cambridge. The project, developed together with Dr Tiina Pajuste of the Lauterpacht Centre, is being conducted in close collaboration with the United Nations Secretariat in New York.

Marc Weller wins major award for 'truly stellar' academic contribution to law

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Professor Marc Weller, the Director of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law in the University of Cambridge, last night won the prestigious Halsbury Legal Award for his distinguished academic contribution to law. In their citation for the award, which is considered the ‘Oscar’ of the legal world, the panel of senior independent judges noted that the winner’s contribution to his field was ‘unrivalled—truly stellar’.