Announcements: Calls for Papers

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1) Property, Environment, and Jus Post Bellum: Clarifying Norms, Principles and Practices, June 11 – 13, 2014, The Hague, Netherlands. The Jus Post Bellum Project at the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies has issued a call for papers for each of two seminars scheduled from 11 – 13 June 2014. The first call for papers relates to environment and jus post bellum.  The second call for papers relates to property, investment, and jus post bellum.  The main aim of these seminars is to create guidelines for law and policy for property and the environment in the transition from armed conflict to peace (jus post bellum). Please read the call for papers for more information about each seminar.

2) The “Cross-Fertilization” Rhetoric in Question: Use and Abuse of the European Court’s Jurisprudence by International Criminal Tribunals. On June 5-6, 2014, Edge Hill University (Omskirk, UK) is hosting a two-day international workshop. The event will focus on the legal phenomenon of cross-fertilization between international criminal law and human rights principles developed by specialized supranational bodies. The goal is to critically assess the manner in which widely-recognized standards of human rights have been used (or misused) by international criminal tribunals. Proposals are welcomed on topics specified in the call for papers below. Interested participants should provide an abstract of up to 500 words and a CV by the 15th of February, 2014 to mariniet [at] edgehill [dot] ac [dot] uk. Speakers will be informed of acceptance by the 1st of March. Outstanding papers will be selected for publication. More information is available here.

3) Call for papers for a Special Issue of the Journal of International Criminal Justice: Refugee Law and International Criminal Justice. The Special Issue will provide an opportunity for scholars and practitioners to explore the evolution of the various intersections between refugee and migration law on one hand and international humanitarian and criminal law on the other. Questions that can be examined include whether recourse to international humanitarian or criminal law is appropriate for defining a refugee or providing subsidiary protection; whether international criminal law can help or rather hinder the proper development of the concepts contained in the exclusion provisions; what is or should be the interaction, if any, between non-refoulement obligations and human rights concerns to expulsion, on the one hand, and the aut dedere aut judicareobligations, on the other; how the bodies of law interact in regard to forcible displacement; do decisions by international criminal tribunals have an impact on refugee agencies in the field, etc. Please consult the full call for papers here for details. The deadline for abstract submission is 28 February, 2014.

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