Announcements: CfP 2021 Human Rights Essay Award Competition; CfS Cambridge International Law Journal; Institute of Higher International Studies PhD Students’ Blog

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1. Call for Papers: 2021 Human Rights Essay Award Competition. The Human Rights Essay Award, sponsored by the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at the American University Washington College of Law, seeks to stimulate the production of scholarly work in international human rights law. The topic of the 2021 competition is Human Rights and States of Emergency: Unexpected Crisis and New Challenges. The scope of the submission must directly relate to this year’s topic. For these purposes, international human rights law can be understood to include international humanitarian law and international criminal law. Two winners will be awarded — one for a submission in English and one for a submission in Spanish — with a full scholarship (including lodging and transportation to and from Washington, D.C.) to complete the Certificate of Attendance or Diploma in the 2021 Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law which will take place from 31 May – 18 June 2021. The deadline to enter your submission is 1 February 2021. Only participants with a law degree are eligible to enter. For further information or questions, email humanrightsessay {at} wcl.american(.)edu.

2. Call for Submissions: Cambridge International Law Journal. The Editorial Board of the Cambridge International Law Journal invites submissions for its tenth anniversary volume (issues to be published in June and December 2021). The Board welcomes long articles, short articles and case notes that engage with current themes in international law. To celebrate the journal’s tenth anniversary, Issue 1 will include a special section that reflects on seminal changes and developments in international law over the last decade. The Board is particularly interested in contributions on this theme, which will be published as part of the special section. Other contributions will be published as part of the general section of Issue 1. Submissions are to be made by 11:59 pm (GMT) on 25 October 2020. For full submission instructions for authors, please see here. Submissions can be made for Volume 10 here. Further information can be obtained from the Editors-in-Chief at editors {at}

3. Institute of Higher International Studies PhD Students’ Blog. The PhD students of the Institute of Higher International Studies (University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas) have launched a blog which allows writers to talk about various topics of international law. You can now read several articles written in French and in English on world news, culture and international law, or on seminars given by visiting professors since the creation of the Institut in 1921. For further information see here. Submissions may be sent to  doctorants.ihei {at} gmail(.)com (10,000 characters maximum, with the possibility to write in the language you’re the most comfortable with).

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