Announcements: CfP Caribbean Law Review; Chilean Conference on Antarctic Law

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1. Call for Papers: Caribbean Law Review Special Issue on “Unhealthy Food, Alcohol, Tobacco and the Law”. Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as chronic respiratory illnesses, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and some cancers, are the leading cause of deaths and premature deaths globally. This is particularly evident in the Caribbean region which  has the highest NCD mortality rates in the Americas. The Caribbean Law Review plans to publish a special issue on “Unhealthy Food, Alcohol, Tobacco and the Law” in the Spring/Summer of 2023.The goal of this special issue is to take stock of the current state of NCD risk factor regulation and highlight the challenges and potential solutions associated with the adoption or implementation of recommended legal interventions related to these products. The Review is seeking articles of 6,000 – 8,000 words or shorter commentaries that analyse, from a legal perspective, the regulation of unhealthy food, alcohol, and tobacco. The special issue will be co-edited by Nicole Foster (University of the West Indies – Cave Hill) and Isabel Barbosa (O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University). Provided the Covid-19 pandemic allows it, they would like to host a preparatory workshop at the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus (Barbados) for invited and selected participants. Travel bursaries will be available for participants who need them. To submit a proposal compete this form by 31 July including an extended abstract of 500-800 words, which details the main arguments that your paper will tackle, as well as the methodology you will use, and a short CV (1-2 pages). For any questions or concern, email lhru {at} cavehill.uwi(.)edu.

2. IV Chilean Conference on Antarctic Law. The IV Chilean Conference on Antarctic Law will be held on 9 – 10 November 2022, in hybrid mode. The keynote speakers will be Prof Daniela Portella Sampaio (Universität Bielefeld) and Prof Elie Poulin (Universidad de Chile). This conference is a meeting point for academics, specialists and students interested in the study of the political and legal aspects of the Antarctic Treaty System and will be developed in Spanish. The call for applications is open until 30 July 2022, and the emphasis will be given to papers addressing the legal and geopolitical challenges of the recent XLIV Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting; and the discussion, management and response of the Antarctic Treaty System to the effects of climate change. This new version is sponsored by four prestigious antarctic institutions: the Humanities and Social Sciences Standing Committee (SC-HASS) of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), the Chilean Antarctic Institute (INACH), the Chilean branch of the Association of Polar Early Career Scientist (APECS-Chile), and the Antarctic and Subantarctic Ecosystems Biodiversity Millennium Institute (IBASE). More information can be found here

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