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3 PhD positions on the exercise of extraterritorial jurisdiction at Utrecht University Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance

July 16, 2013

A bit off the topic of armed groups and international law but of possible interest to the blog’s readership. Three new paid PhD vacancies have just opened up at Utrecht University’s Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance. 

The Utrecht School of Law will be appointing three PhD researchers to engage in research on the exercise of extraterritorial jurisdiction to protect global values in the environmental and socio-economic field. The project examines whether the traditional international legal framework of jurisdiction (which emphasizes territorial or personal links to the regulating entity) can accommodate recent regulatory developments in the field of extraterritorial jurisdiction, or whether, instead, a novel ‘global values’-based principle of jurisdiction is crystallizing.  The project will study regulation in respect of three topics: (1) climate change,  (2) protection of marine resources, and  (3) foreign corrupt practices. The project is funded by the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) and is headed by Dr. Cedric Ryngaert.

Vacancy 1: Climate change

As a PhD researcher  you will account for, and review current and imminent extensions of state and regional jurisdiction over the international transport sector’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Profile of Applicants:
Applicants are expected to have a master’s degree in law and profound knowledge of public international law. Knowledge of environmental law and trade law is considered to be an asset. Knowledge of Dutch is strongly recommended. The position may also involve a limited number of teaching obligations. 

Position:
We offer a PhD position with a gross monthly salary starting at € 2,083 in the first year to € 2,664 in the fourth year of employment. The successful candidates will be offered an initial contract as a PhD student for 18 months. Upon positive evaluation of the PhD students’ performance the contract will be extended by 2,5 years. We offer a pension scheme, a holiday allowance of 8% per year and flexible employment conditions. Conditions are based on the Collective Employment Agreement of the Dutch Universities. More information: terms of employment.

The starting date will be October 1st, 2013. The PhD researchers will be based at the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance of Utrecht University. 

Extra information:

Questions about the project and the vacancies can be addressed to Cedric Ryngaert, C.M.J.ryngaert@uu.nl

Application Procedure:

You are expected to send your current CV, a cover letter outlining your motivation to do PhD research in this area, and a memo describing how you would approach the topic which you prefer, before August 15th.

Vacancy 2: Protection of marine resources

As a PhD researcher you will examine the exercise of port state jurisdiction over foreign vessels that is aimed at the protection of the interests of the international community, in particular marine environmental protection (e.g., countering pollution by vessels), sustainable utilization of marine living resources (e.g., countering illegal fishing), and safeguarding marine biodiversity, especially on the high seas. 

Profile of Applicants:

Applicants are expected to have a master’s degree in law and profound knowledge of public international law. Knowledge of law of the sea and environmental law is considered to be an asset. Knowledge of Dutch is strongly recommended. The position may also involve a limited number of teaching obligations.

Position:

We offer a PhD position with a gross monthly salary starting at € 2,083 in the first year to € 2,664 in the fourth year of employment. The successful candidates will be offered an initial contract as a PhD student for 18 months. Upon positive evaluation of the PhD students’ performance the contract will be extended by 2,5 years. We offer a pension scheme, a holiday allowance of 8% per year and flexible employment conditions. Conditions are based on the Collective Employment Agreement of the Dutch Universities. More information: terms of employment.

The starting date will be October 1st, 2013. The PhD researchers will be based at the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance of Utrecht University.

Extra information:

Questions about the project and the vacancies can be addressed to Cedric Ryngaert, C.M.J.ryngaert@uu.nl

Application Proedure:

You are expected to send your current CV, a cover letter outlining your motivation to do PhD research in this area, and a memo describing how you would approach the topic which you prefer, before August 15th.

Vacancy 3: Foreign corrupt practices

As a PhD researcher you will account for, and review current and imminent extensions of state and regional jurisdiction over foreign corrupt practices.

Profile of Applicants:

Applicants are expected to have a master’s degree in law and profound knowledge of public international law. Expertise in criminal law is considered to be an asset. Knowledge of Dutch is strongly recommended. The position may also involve a limited number of teaching obligations.

Position:

We offer a PhD position with a gross monthly salary starting at € 2,083 in the first year to € 2,664 in the fourth year of employment. The successful candidates will be offered an initial contract as a PhD student for 18 months. Upon positive evaluation of the PhD students’ performance the contract will be extended by 2,5 years. We offer a pension scheme, a holiday allowance of 8% per year and flexible employment conditions. Conditions are based on the Collective Employment Agreement of the Dutch Universities. More information: terms of employment.

The starting date will be October 1st, 2013. The PhD researchers will be based at the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance of Utrecht University. 

Extra information:

Questions about the project and the vacancies can be addressed to Cedric Ryngaert, C.M.J.ryngaert@uu.nl

Application Procedure:

You are expected to send your current CV, a cover letter outlining your motivation to do PhD research in this area, and a memo describing how you would approach the topic which you prefer, before August 15th.

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