Announcements: CfB International Human Rights Law in Practice Series; BIICL Annual WTO Conference; Third World Approaches to International Law Symposium; CfS State Responsibility in the 21st Century; Criminalising Genocide Denial Conference; CfA Public Governance and Emerging Technologies; International and Transnational Law Podcast

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1. Call for Books: International Human Rights Law in Practice Series. The Series Editors of the International Human Rights Law in Practice Series welcome proposals for the publication of monographs, commentaries, and documentary collections on any aspect falling within the remit of the Series. The Editors are particularly interested in books touching on aspects of the following topics: Right to Life; Freedom of Religion; Freedom of Expression; Freedom of Movement; International Human Rights Law and Inequality within States; International Human Rights Law and the Protection of the Environment; International Human Rights Law and History. Prospective authors should submit by 31 December 2023 the following documents: (i) A 1500-word overview of the content and structure the book; (ii) A 600-word outline of the reasons as to why the book should be published in light of the existing literature; (iii) A sample chapter (only in the case of manuscripts at an advanced stage); (iv) A curriculum vitae. Submissions should be sent to Professor Andrea Carcano at andrea.carcano {at} unimore(.)it. Upon receipt, the Series Editors will forward the book proposal to the members of the Advisory Board. The Series Editors shall respond to perspective authors within four months from the date of submission. Information on the Series can be found here. Information on the first book published in the Series can be found here.

2. 2023 BIICL Annual WTO Conference: Technology and Trade – Challenges and Opportunities. This hybrid event will take place on 6 October 2023. Tech transformations of trade present both opportunities and challenges. The 2023 BIICL Annual WTO Conference brings together experts from international organisations, the tech industry sector, practitioners and academics, at a one-day conference, to discuss these issues in three thematic panels. Digital Transformation of Trade in Goods and Services, Digital Technologies, Trade in Agriculture and Food Products and Digital Technology, Trade and the Triple Planetary Crisis. Keynote Address:  Angela Paolini Ellard, Deputy Director General, WTO. More information can be found here.

3. RSIL Third World Approaches to International Law Symposium: The Research Society of International Law (RSIL) has produced a podcast series on Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL) to promote critical exploration of international law. The series features academics from all over the world, including Frédéric MégretNtina TzouvalaUsha NatarajanSumudu Atapattu and Asad Kiyani, discussing topics ranging from ‘otherisation’ in armed conflict to power and its interaction with the planet. Each episode features a different scholar discussing an area of international law from a TWAIL lens, focusing on Global South perspectives. The TWAIL Symposium can be watched on the Research Society of International Law YouTube channel

4. Call for Submissions: Research Handbook on State Responsibility in the 21st Century. The editors of the Edward Elgar Research Handbook on State Responsibility in the 21st Century, Prof Kimberley Trapp and Dr Federica Paddeu, are inviting scholars and practitioners – especially those in the early stages of their careers – to pitch ideas for chapters on the following themes: History and theory of State responsibility; classical questions of  State responsibility; and, new frontiers, including cyber-space, global health law, intellectual property law, environmental law, climate change, and reparations for historical wrongs. The CfP can be found here. Abstracts of up to 1000 words should be sent to ElgarResponsibilityHandbook {at} gmail(.)com no later than 30 September 2023. They aim to select papers by 31 October 2023, and first drafts will be due on 20 September 2024. Interested individuals can get in touch using the above email if they wish to discuss ideas before submitting an abstract. 

5. Nuremberg Forum “Legally Undeniable: Criminalising Genocide Denial” Conference. The International Nuremberg Principles Academy is organising the international conference Nuremberg Forum “Legally Undeniable: Criminalising Genocide Denial”, 19–21 October 2023 in Nuremberg. The hybrid event allows interactive attendance and discussion. Experts address the topic genocide denial, by exploring it as a concept and in context, what it is, how it manifests itself and how to regulate it. They will assess what multilateral and national efforts have been undertaken to address genocide denial, including prevention and punishment. Special attention will be on legal responses to denial, including relevant jurisprudence of international criminal tribunals related to speech crimes. Speakers inter alia: Serge Brammertz (Chief Prosecutor, United Nations International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals), Alice Wairimu Nderitu (Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide to the United Nations Secretary General), Dr Navi Pillay (former High Commissioner, United Nations High Commission for Human Rights; former Judge, ICTR and ICC). Information and registration here.

6. Call for Abstracts and Panel Proposals: Public Governance and Emerging Technologies – Values, Trust, and Compliance by Design. A call for abstracts and panel proposals has been issued for the interdisciplinary, international conference on ‘Public Governance and Emerging Technologies: Values, Trust, and Compliance by Design’ on 11-12 January 2024, in Utrecht. The conference aims to explore and offer guidance on how emerging technologies in public governance might proceed from a promissory idea to development and deployment in a legally, ethically, and socially acceptable way. They invite individual paper and panel proposals in the fields of law, sociology, philosophy, STS, public governance and computer science on emerging technologies, public values, legal compliance and trust in public governance. The deadline for paper abstracts and panel proposals is 15 October 2023. Submissions should be sent to j.m.ermers {at} uu(.)nl. For additional information, see here.

7. New International and Transnational Law Podcast. Rishi Gulati, Associate Professor in International Law and Barrister, is hosting a new podcast series focusing on hot topics in international and transnational law. Significant developments impacting the legal profession are also discussed. The podcasts are not only designed for a legal audience but also for the broader public using accessible language. They are also intended to be a teaching tool. Each episode invites a different guest. A special attempt is made to include voices from all regions. Series 1 has seven episodes. The first three concern challenges faced by the International Criminal Court, WTO and UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies respectively. The fourth episode discusses the impact of AI on the legal profession. The fifth discusses the UK’s new subsidy control regime and the Levelling Up agenda. The sixth episode discusses animal rights law, with the final episode in Series 1 dealing with AI and international law. Series 2 will return after a short break. Subscribe via SoundCloudSpotify, and Google Podcasts.

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