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Call for Rapporteurs

Oxford International Organizations

Call for applications


Oxford University Press and the Manchester International Law Centre (MILC) are developing a database of annotated documents pertaining to the law of international organizations. This will include documents such as resolutions of international organizations, reports of legal advisers, judicial decisions, international agreements, or any act of legal relevance.

We welcome applications from those who would be interested in acting as rapporteurs for this project. Rapporteurs will have the task of identifying relevant materials and providing a short legal commentary on these documents.

Rapporteurs will be submitting annotated documents on topics which fall within their expertise, and will be paid £35 (or £70 worth of OUP books) for each accepted document. The commentary will follow a template and should not, in principle, exceed 1000 words. Exceptions may be made with the consent of the editorial board in relation to particularly significant documents. Publication in the database will be at the discretion of the Editorial Board and its directors. Each annotated document will be published under the name of its author.

Applicants should possess :

  • A masters degree in international law (a PhD is an advantage), or relevant experience in the law or practice of international organizations;
  • Very good analytical skills and the ability to identify documents relevant for the advancement of knowledge of the law of international organizations;
  • Current or past affiliation with a specific international organization would be an advantage.

Applications should include:

  • a CV;
  • a short statement highlighting the applicant’s experience and/or knowledge of the law of international organizations;
  • a brief list of materials which, according to the applicant, would warrant inclusion in the database. This could be specific to the organization with which the applicant has been or is affiliated, or be thematic, identifying materials which address a particular issue or set of issues.

Applications should be addressed to Professor Jean d’Aspremont and Professor Iain Scobbie and sent to oxio@manchester.ac.uk.