Announcements: CfA Fellowship in Human Rights, Inequality, and the Future of Work; Paik Choong-Hyun Prize; Unpacking Transitional Justice Series, Seminar 2; Racial Capitalism and the Anthropocene Lecture; RfC Edited Collections Over the General Law; Palestine, Israel and the ICC Webinar; Tel Aviv University International Law COVID Workshop; International Legal Podcast (Spanish); Online Workshop for UNWCC Researchers

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1. Call for Applications: Fellowship in Human Rights, Inequality, and the Future of Work. The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice at the University of Texas at Austin, an interdisciplinary human rights center housed in the School of Law, seeks applications for a post-doctoral or research fellowship beginning 1 July 2021 and running through to 30 July 2022. The fellow, working closely with the Center’s co-directors and staff, will provide intellectual and administrative leadership for a multi-year project on human rights and economic inequality, which will be entering its seventh year. Much of the focus next year will be the continuation of an interdisciplinary project on “Beyond the Future of Work,” which approaches conceptions of work and livelihood from a variety of critical lenses, including racial capitalism. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, beginning 22 April 2021. Any questions, and all materials (in PDF format), should be sent to Sarah Eliason, Rapoport Center Assistant Director, seliason {at} law.utexas(.)edu. For more information, see here

2. Asian Society of International Law: The Paik Choong-Hyun Prize. The Paik Choong-Hyun Prize will be awarded to an individual who has made an exceptional contribution to the promotion of international law and human rights in the Asian region. The prize consists of a grant of $8,000. The deadline for nominations is 7 May 2021. For further details please see here

3. Unpacking Transitional Justice Series, Seminar 2 ‘Community: Culture, Identities, and Memories’. The Amsterdam Center for International Law (ACIL) at the University of Amsterdam, and Melbourne Law School’s Institute for International Law and the Humanities (IILAH) are hosting the second seminar of the Series ‘Unpacking Transitional Justice: International Law, Memory, and Power’ convened by Dr Eliana Cusato and Valeria Vázquez Guevara. Seminar 2 will be held online on 21 April and feature Professor Lucas Lixinski (UNSW) and Dr Maria Elander (La Trobe Law School) presenting on the theme of ‘Community: culture, identities, and memories’. For information on how to register, please see here.

4. Keynote Lecture: Racial Capitalism and the Anthropocene. The School of Law and Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex are hosting an (online) lecture by Professor Carmen G. Gonzalez entitled ‘Racial Capitalism and the Anthropocene’. The public lecture will be held on 22 April as part of the Essex Early Career Workshop on Critical Perspectives on Global Law and the Environment. The lecture will introduce the framework of racial capitalism as a means of exploring the under-theorized relationship between environmental degradation, racial subordination, and the capitalist world economy. For information on how to register, please see here.

5. Three Edited Collections Over the General Law – Request for High-Quality Scholarly Contributions. The collections are titled 1) Dynamics of the Law: Past, Present and Future; 2) Disciplines of the Law: The United Kingdom; and 3) Idiosyncrasies of the Law: An Exploration. These three edited collections do not yet have sufficient contributers to present to a high-quality law publisher. Therefore, the Dr. Graeme Baber, the editor of the three collections, is requesting high-quality legal-scholastic contributions from law academics who are proficient in English language. For further information, see here

6. The Long Walk to Justice: Palestine, Israel and the International Criminal Court. This webinar is being hosted by Nottingham Law School Centre for Rights and Justice, on Monday the 12 of April (4pm GMT). For further information, and to register, see here. The webinar will host the contributions of Prof Richard Falk, former UN special rapporteur on the situation in the occupied territories, and of leading voices (of both scholars and practitioners) involved in the international legal debate surrounding this pressing issue (Prof. Chantal Meloni, Dr. Triestino Mariniello, Dr. Victor Kattan, and Mr. Micheal Sfard).

7. Tel Aviv University International Law Workshop – Special Virtual Roundtable: Long COVID. This roundtable, on Long COVID: International Law, Human Rights and the Enduring Challenges of COVID-19, will take place on 19 April 2021 16:15-17:45 Tel Aviv Time. The conveners are Natalie Davidson, Aeyal Gross & Eliav Lieblich. For more information, see here. Email ILworkshopTAU {at} gmail(.)com to register, Join via Zoom.

8. Hablemos de Derecho Internacional (HDI) – The International Legal Podcast (Spanish). HDI recently added the following Episodes in Spanish: Prof. Gleider Hernández – Litigios Internacionales sobre el Cambio Climático (Contenido Premium); Prof. Agustín Barroilhet – Derecho – Criptomonedas – Bitcoin; Dra. Ofelia Tejerina R. – Privacidad en Internet: Personas, Estados, y Empresas; and Gota 8: Plataformas Petroleras (Irán c. los Estados Unidos) (Contenido Premium)The podcast is available on the main platforms: Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or through other podcast applications by searching “Hablemos de Derecho Internacional”. Updated information about the guests and episodes can be found on HDI’s social media accounts: LinkedInTwitterInstagramFacebookYoutube, and in its new website.

9. Call for Papers: Online Workshop for UNWCC Researchers 28 May 2021. The United Nations War Crimes Commission (UNWCC), which operated from 1943-48, was a UN agency that supported localised prosecutions of international crimes committed during the Second World War. The work of the UNWCC gives an insight into substantive and procedural international criminal law in the post war period. Dr. Amina Adanan of Maynooth University Law Department is organising two online events this year, as part of her project on the UNWCC funded by the Royal Irish Academy. The aim of the project is to bring together UNWCC scholars from all over the world in an international collaborative network. The first of these virtual events is a workshop, which will take place on 28 May 2021. The online workshop is an opportunity for UNWCC scholars to present on any aspect of their UNWCC research and receive feedback on their work from the other experts and attendees in a constructive environment. Presentations will be 10-15 mins and the event will include keynote lectures by leading scholars on the UNWCC. Submissions for active participation in the workshop are sought by scholars working in the field. The closing date for submissions is 20 April 2021. For more information please click here.

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