Announcements: ANZSIL Call for Papers & Panel Proposals; ESIL Paper Series; Responsibility to Protect Workshop; UCL Journal Call for Submissions; University of Reading Postgraduate Programme; Protection of Human Rights & Environment Training

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1. Call for Papers & Panel Proposals: 24th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law. This ANZSIL conference will take place from 30 June 2016 to Saturday 2 July 2016 at University House, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. The theme of the conference is International Law of the Everyday: Fieldwork, Friction & Fairness, and participants are invited to reflect on what comprises the everyday of international law and how international law shapes the everyday. The Conference Organising Committee invites paper submissions reflecting on these themes in any area of public and private international law. Also invited are proposals for panels comprised of three to four papers in circumstances where the presenters concerned are already in conversation, or would find it useful to be so assembled. Details of the submission process for proposals can be found in this flyer. Submissions must be sent by 26 February 2016.

2. ESIL Paper Series. The latest instalments in the European Society of International Law’s Paper Series have been published, featuring 8 papers from its 2015 Annual Conference and 7 papers from its 2015 Research Forum. The complete collection of papers from the ESIL Series is available here.

3. Lincoln Law School Responsibility to Protect Workshop. On 22 April 2016, Lincoln Law School will host the workshop ‘Evaluating the Impact of the Responsibility to Protect – 10 years on: An idea whose time has come and gone?’. This workshop will focus on the effectiveness and implementation of the Responsibility to Protect (RtoP), and brings together eminent scholars in the field and academics currently undertaking research into the implementation of RtoP. Key speakers include, Dr Aiden Hehir, University of Westminster; Professor James Pattison, University of Manchester; and Dr Justin Morris, University of Hull. We will also be joined by Dr Alexandra Bohm, University of Sheffield; Dr Sarah Sargeant, University of Buckingham; and Dr Stuart Wallace, University of Nottingham. Registration is available here and costs £15. The workshop will run between 10am and 6pm, lunch and refreshments will be provided. Contact Dr. Graham Melling (gmelling {at} or Dr. Christy Shucksmith (cshucksmith {at} for further information.

4. Call for Submissions: UCL Journal of Law and Jurisprudence. The UCL Journal of Law and Jurisprudence is a law journal run by postgraduate students of the UCL Faculty of Laws. The Journal appears twice a year and is available open access. The Editorial Board is pleased to call for submissions for the second issue of 2016. This will be our ‘City Issue’ and the Editorial Board welcomes submissions that engage with this general theme. The topic is broadly conceived and leaves scope for any area of law or jurisprudence (domestic, regional or international) that is deemed to be ‘City’ related, including, for example, banking and finance, regulation, capital markets, trusts, tax, IP, corporate or international economic law. Submissions could be theoretical, doctrinal or aimed at practice. The deadline for submissions is 30th April 2016. Manuscripts must be uploaded via the submissions section on our website. For further information and guidelines for authors please visit our website.

5. New Postgraduate Programme in Global Crisis, Conflict, and Disaster Management at the University of Reading. The School of Law at the University of Reading is delighted to announce a new programme for 2016/17: LLM/Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate in Global Crisis, Conflict, and Disaster Management. This new and innovative programme examines the role of global law, policy, and practice across the spectrum of possible crises, conflicts, ‘man-made’ and ‘natural’ disasters. The programme addresses a number of overarching themes and questions, such as: responding to crises, conflicts, or disasters, the relationship between law and non-legal disciplines, humanitarianism, sustainability, resilience, disaster risk reduction, and disaster management. Applications are now open and are processed on a rolling basis. For further information, please see here.

6. Training on the Protection of Human Rights & Environment. This training,  run by the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights from 7 – 11 March 2016, is intended for environmentalists and human rights advocates, staff of NGOs and national environmental and human rights institutions, representatives of governments, and staff of UN bodies and other international organizations, as well as members of academia. It will provide participants with a broad understanding of the synergies and tensions between the legal protection of human rights and the environment, and an in-depth knowledge on how to promote environmental protection through existing human rights mechanisms. The deadline for applications is 26 January 2016 (for those who require a visa) and 12 February 2016 (for those who do not require a visa). Further information can be found here.

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