Announcements: CfP Business and Human Rights; CfP Sanctions and Africa; Developments in Business & Human Rights Law Lecture; International Criminal Law Conference; Public International Law Vacancy; International Cultural Heritage Law Certificate

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1. Call for Papers: Research Colloquium on Business and Human Rights. IFIM Law School is organising a Research Colloquium on the theme of Business and Human Rights. Researchers working on UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, liability mechanism for heads of MNCs, Social Media and Human Rights, Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights, etc. are encouraged to submit their abstract of 300 words by 25 August 2021 to lawreview {at} The Colloquium is being organised by Aman Kumar, Assistant Professor of Law at IFIM Law School. See here for more information.
2. Call for Papers: Sanctions and Africa – An International Law and Politics Conference. This conference, co-organized by Coventry University, The Graduate Institute Geneva, and University of Pretoria, will take place on 9-10 December 2021. The aim of the conference is to investigate and reimagine Africa as an active voice and perspective in the global legal and political discourse on sanctions. Contributions will help develop a systematic understanding of the ways in which African actors (states and non-state) seek to shape, challenge, and advance the knowledge, rules and practice on sanctions. The deadline for the call is 15 September 2021. For more information, see here.
3. Jindal Society of International Law: Developments in Business & Human Rights Law for Multi-Jurisdictional Corporate Accountability. The Jindal Society of International Law will be hosting a lecture on ‘Developments in Business & Human Rights Law for Multi-Jurisdictional Corporate Accountability’, which is the fifth lecture in the twenty-three part Lecture Series titled ‘Exploring the Ecosystem of International Law’, which is being held from August to November 2021. The lecture is scheduled for 19:00 IST on 27 August 2021 and the  speaker for this lecture is Mr. Douglass Cassel. In order to be a part of this lecture, which will be held online on Zoom and be simultaneously live-streamed on YouTube, attendees should register through the Registration Link. The registration link also provides further information regarding the lecture. For further queries or additional information visit the website.

4. International Criminal Law before Domestic Courts Conference. The University of Vienna, in cooperation with the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Fundamental and Human Rights, is hosting the international conference ‘International Criminal Law before Domestic Courts’ in Vienna from 14 – 16 October 2021. The conference will be held in a hybrid form at the Law Faculty of the University of Vienna and will be live streamed. More than 30 academics and practitioners will participate. The conference is particularly relevant to experts, professionals, and students interested in international criminal law, public international law and human rights as it will tackle corresponding current topics from an academic, as well as from a practitioners’ perspective. The talks delivered at the conference will be published in a book next year. The programme can be accessed through the official website of the conference, and registration is here.
5. Vacancy in Public International Law Specialising in Global Health Law. Lund University welcomes applications for a PhD position on public international law with a focus on global health law. The position is financed by the Faculty of Law and the intended supervisor is Professor Jessica Almqvist. Full details of the position and the application procedure are available here. The deadline for applications is 22 September 2021.
6. Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in International Cultural Heritage Law. The Art-Law Centre of the University of Geneva is launching the Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in International Cultural Heritage Law. Starting  in January 2022, this programme aims at  fostering an advanced understanding of the challenges and complexities of international cultural heritage law. Taught  by the specialists of the Art-Law Centre and of the UNESCO Chair in the  International Law of the Protection of Cultural Heritage at the University of Geneva, together with other academics and practitioners, this programme takes place over a  period of 3 semesters and consists of 8-modules. For more information see here.
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