Announcements: CfA State Consent to International Jurisdiction; International Legal Podcast (Spanish); Nuclear Weapons Seminar; CfA Human Rights and Democracy; Hertie School Associate Vacancy; Moot Court Competition; CfP Trade and Security; CfS Trade, Law and Development

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1. Call for Abstracts: Beyond State Consent to International Jurisdiction. The State Consent to International Jurisdiction (SCIJ) project, funded by the Research Council of Norway and conducted at PluriCourts (University of Oslo) is issuing a Call for Abstracts for its closing conference entitled “Beyond State Consent to International Jurisdiction”. This conference has been tentatively scheduled for 29 – 30 September and will be held entirely online.The Organising Committee (consisting of Prof. dr. Freya Baetens, Dr Emma Brandon and Dr Nicola Strain) welcomes abstracts from academics as well as practitioners, including staff of adjudicatory institutions and international organisations. Papers should present innovative ideas, be unpublished at the moment of presentation, and be at an advanced stage of completion. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 25 August 2022. For more information and submission of abstracts and bios, see here

2. Hablemos de Derecho Internacional (HDI): The International Legal Podcast (Spanish). HDI recently added the following episodes in Spanish: #83: Dr. Ricardo Arredondo – Conflicto en Ucrania – Una Perspectiva Jurídica; #82: Dr. Mauricio Meschoulam – La Construcción de la Paz; #81: Prof. Carlos Espósito – La Corte Internacional de Justicia y los Derechos Humanos; #80: Dr. Meza Rivas – Los sistemas de armas autónomas letales; #79: Ana Srovin Coralli – Búsqueda y Participación en los casos de Desaparición Forzada; #78: Prof. David Bosco – Proyecto Poseidón: La Gobernanza de los Océanos; #77: Dra. Alejandra Torres Camprubí – El naufragio de la estatalidad: los impactos del aumento del nivel del mar en la condición de Estado. The podcast is available on the main platforms: SpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts, or through other podcast applications by searching “Hablemos de Derecho Internacional”. Updated information about the guests and episodes can be found on the website.

3. Asser Institute Doctoral Seminar Series: Nuclear Weapons – Challenges and Opportunities. Following their first PhD and postdoctoral research seminar which focused on conventional arms control, the Asser Institute now invites researchers to join in person in The Hague for the second 2022 arms control seminar which will be focused on the topic of nuclear weapons on 26 – 27 September 2022.  The seminar will be structured around three lectures spread over two days on the topics of the normative shift in nuclear arms control, negotiating arms control treaties, and the Tenth NPT Review Conference. There will also be a roundtable discussion on each research topic, guided by Asser Institute researchers. Additionally, the participating doctoral candidates and postdoctoral researchers have the option to give an individual 15 to 20 minute presentation on their research. More information and registration can be found here.

4. Call for Abstracts: Human Rights and Democracy. The Ph.D. School in “Human Rights: Evolution, Protection, and Limits” of the University of Palermo is hosting a workshop on the topic “Human Rights and Democracy” which will be held in Palermo (Italy) from the 12 – 14 December 2022.The workshop aims to provide an opportunity for young researchers to meet and interact and to allow members of the civil society to share their experience those fields.  Those interested are invited to submit an abstract of no more than 500 words (including title and five keywords) in order to take part as speakers. For further information about the CfA, including the thematic panels, see here. The abstracts needs to be send by 31 July 2022 at workshop.hr {at} unipa(.)it. The organizing committee can be contacted at the same address. For more information, see here

5. Hertie School, Berlin Associate Vacancy. The Hertie School in Berlin seeks to fill the following position: Associate (f/m/div) for the Jessup German Rounds 2023 on a part-time basis (20 hours per week). The contract shall commence as of 1 September 2022 and is limited until 28 February 2023. The successful candidate will support the organization of a major student competition in February/March 2023, the Jessup Moot Court German national rounds. The position includes liaising with sponsors, volunteers, and other departments within the Hertie School, organizing events, and contacting judges, coaches and participants. The deadline for applications is 31 July 2022. For more information see here.

6. The Levan Alexidze International Law: Moot Court Competition 2022. The Academician Levan Alexidze Foundation, in close cooperation with the ICMPD, as well as the Georgian American University and the International Criminal Law Centre at Tbilisi State University has launched “Edition IV 2022” of the Levan Alexidze International Law Moot Court Competition (LA-IL-MCC). It will focus for potential deliberation before the International Court of Justice on the following issues: People fleeing war-affected areas and their protection needs; The territorial integrity of a state and armed conflict; and, Risks of Exploitation and Trafficking in Human Beings during forced displacement. The 2022 edition will host participants from Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, and Ukraine. There is no registration or participation fee. Registration deadline: 30 September 2022. For more details see here or here.

7. Call for Papers: Trade and Security in the EU’s Unilateral Trade and Investment Policy, Utrecht University. Utrecht University Law School’s RENFORCE research programme is organizing a workshop on the nexus between trade and security, with a focus on the EU’s unilateral trade and investment policy toolbox. They are inviting contributions that engage with the various legal aspects of the trade-security nexus in the EU’s unilateral trade and investment policy. Their aim is to foster discussions between EU lawyers, international lawyers and social scientists working on these topics. Abstracts of maximum 500 words may be submitted by email to t.e.verellen {at} uu(.)nl until 11 August 2022 and should be accompanied by a brief CV. Applicants will be informed of the outcome by the end of August. Draft papers are due by 15 November 2022. 

8. Call for Submissions: Trade, Law and Development. The Board of Editors of Trade, Law and Development invites original, unpublished manuscripts for publication in the Winter ’22 Issue of the Journal (Vol. 14, No. 2) in the form of ‘Articles’, ‘Notes’, ‘Comments’ and ‘Book Reviews’. Founded in 2009, the philosophy of Trade, Law and Development has been to generate and sustain a constructive and democratic debate on emergent issues in world trade, international economic law,  cross-border investment, and development, among other inter-related aspects of international law, and to serve as a forum for the discussion and distribution of ideas. Manuscripts received by 15 August 2022, pertaining to any area within the purview of international economic law will be reviewed for publication in the Winter ’22 issue. Manuscripts may be submitted via e-mail. For further information about the Journal, see here. For submission guidelines, see here. In case of any queries, contact editors[at]tradelawdevelopment[dot]com. Last Date For Submissions: 15 August 2022.

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