Announcements: CfA International Law in a Dark Time; Athens PIL Summer School 2017; CfP The Military Law and the Law of War Review; CfP Melbourne Journal of International Law; CfP Brill Open Law; Summer Session of Salzburg Law School

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1. Call for Audience – International Law in a Dark Time. The Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights and Peking University Institute of International Law Collaboration Project (ECI-PUIIL Project) will organize a seminar for doctoral students and junior researchers on “International Law in a Dark Time,” on 22 – 23 May 2017, in Helsinki. The seminar will be directed by professors Anne Orford (University of Melbourne) and Martti Koskenniemi (University of Helsinki). Up to 30 participants may register to be in the audience. Please register here. The deadline for registrations is 15 May 2017. See here for the seminar program.

2. Athens PIL Summer School 2017: ‘Migratory Flows in the Eastern Mediterranean: The Present and the Future’. The Athens Public International Law Center – Athens PIL is organizing a Summer School dedicated to ‘Migratory flows in the Eastern Mediterranean: The present and the future’. The Summer School will be hosted at the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens on 19 – 23 June 2017. The lectures will be delivered in English, by leading academic experts and practitioners in refugee and migration law and the course will include on-site visits to hotspots and first-reception camps around Athens. We particularly welcome mature postgraduate students and early-stage researchers but also practicing lawyers, policy-makers, NGO workers, international agency staff and other professionals working with refugees and migrants. The number of participants is limited to 25 participants from EU and non-EU countries. The deadline for submission is 15 May 2017. The Call for Applications is available here. For further information and registration please see here.

3. Call for Papers: The Military Law and the Law of War Review.  The Military Law and the Law of War Review / Revue de Droit Militaire et de Droit de la Guerre is a journal specialised in matters of interest for both civilian and military legal advisors as well as legal scholars and academics. The Review is published under the auspices of the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War. It features original and challenging articles, case notes, commentaries of the latest legal developments, as well as book reviews. As a distinct trait, it accepts contributions in six languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Dutch. For its 2016 – 2017 issue (vol. 55/1), the Review’s editorial board welcomes submissions that come within the broader scope of the Review (including military law, law of armed conflict, law on the use of force, as well as international criminal law and human rights law (inasmuch as related to situations of armed conflict)). In particular, the editorial board invites scholars and practitioners to submit articles pertaining to the international law of military operations. The deadline for submissions is 15 June 2017. Submissions should be sent by e-mail to brussels {at} ismllw(.)org and will be subject to double-blind peer review. Articles should normally not be longer than 15,000 words (footnotes included), although longer pieces may exceptionally be considered. Inquiries can be sent to the abovementioned e-mail address.

4. Call for Papers: Melbourne Journal of International Law. The Editors of the Melbourne Journal of International Law (‘MJIL’), Australia’s premier generalist international law journal, are now inviting submissions for volume 18(2). The deadline for submissions is 1 July 2017. MJIL is a peer-reviewed academic journal based at the University of Melbourne which publishes innovative scholarly research and critical examination of issues in international law. Submissions and inquiries should be directed to law-mjil {at} For more information please see here.

5. Call for Papers: Brill Open Law. The Editors of Brill Open Law are now inviting submissions on any area of public international law related to the overarching theme of “Tensions and Attractions in International Law: Patterns in Normative and Institutional Diversification“. Brill Open Law (BOL) is a principal outlet for scholarly articles in international law studies. BOL is a peer-reviewed full open access journal and provides a unique platform for academic debates and critical analysis. The journal offers a meeting space for scholars across international law, including human rights and humanitarian law, private international law and public international law. This is a fully Open Access journal, which means that all articles are freely available online, ensuring maximum, worldwide dissemination of content, in exchange for an Article Publication Charge (APC). However, until December 2017 any submission is free of any charge. All papers must be submitted through the Editorial Manager system. See here for more information on the journal and author’s instructions.

6. Nineteenth Summer Session of Salzburg Law School on International Criminal Law, Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law. The Salzburg Law School on International Criminal Law, Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law (SLS) welcomes applications for its Nineteenth Summer Session, from 30 July – 9 August 2017. Under the title ‘Between Codification and Progressive Development: International Criminal Law after Rome and Kampala’, SLS 2017 will focus on the doctrinal concept of international criminal law as a branch of international law, its legal basis and contemporary relevance. We will assess the development of crimes and categories of crimes under international law within and outside the Rome Statute system and will have a particular look at the crime of aggression. SLS is an intensive course in international criminal law for advanced students, young academics and practitioners, founded by Prof. Otto Triffterer at the University of Salzburg in 1999.  For the academic programme, faculty, and further information see here or contact

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