Announcements: CfP Centra Journal of International Studies; CfA SYLFF Fellowship Program; Celebration for Professor Sir Malcolm Evans; iCourts PhD Summer School; Decolonising Human Rights Law and International Criminal Law

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1. Call for Papers: Centra Journal of International Studies. Arising from a multinational editorial collaboration effort between scholars from all over Latin America, Centra Journal of International Studies has announced its first call for papers. Interested authors from all social sciences and humanities are invited to submit their perspectives on the diverse range of phenomena situated under the general theme of this first edition: Latin American Cooperation in the 21st Century – Actors, Challenges, Threats and Proposals (although contributions dealing with other topics are also welcome). Contributions should be submitted no later than 30 January 2023. For more information regarding the procedure for submission, see here

2. Call for Applications: SYLFF Fellowship Program. The Chair for Public Law and Public International Law and the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV) at Ruhr University Bochum invites applications for a doctoral scholarship from the SYLFF association in combination with a position as research associate (5 h/week, 12.5 %) commencing on 1 August 2023 (total income per month: 1500 Euro). The duration of the scholarship and the position as research associate is for three years and the goal is to complete a doctoral thesis (PhD) in law by this time. More information about this program can be found on their website. Submit applications here.

3. Centre for International Law’s Celebration for Professor Sir Malcolm Evans. On the 15 December at 5pm, the Centre for International Law is organising an event to celebrate Sir Malcolm’s Evan’s time and career at the University of Bristol. Sir Malcolm Evans has been Professor of Public International Law at the University of Bristol for over 30 years. His many achievements from his time at Bristol include becoming a member of the UN Subcommittee for the Prevention of Torture in 2009 and serving as its Chair from 2011-2020. From 2002 – 2013 he was a member of the OSCE ODIHR Advisory Council on the Freedom of Religion or Belief.  A panel will join the event to celebrate and discuss the many highlights of Professor Evan’s career, including Professor Phoebe Okowa, Professor Achilles Skordas, Professor Ahmed Shaheed and Professor Robert McCorquodale. Sign up to join online or in-person here

4. The Centre of Excellence for International Courts PhD Summer School. The Centre of Excellence for International Courts (iCourts) is hosting the 11th edition of its PhD Summer School. The Summer School is for PhD students working on international courts and international bodies and organizations more broadly in their social and political contexts. The Summer School particularly welcomes applications from PhD students whose projects have a strong empirical approach, who are from the Global South and whose projects centre on non-European institutions. The call is now open and the deadline for applications is 10 February 2023. The Summer School will take place at the Faculty of Law at the University of Copenhagen on 12-16 June 2023. All relevant information, including the registration form, may be found here

5. Decolonising Human Rights Law and International Criminal Law with Professor William A Schabas. This event will take place on Monday 12 December 2022, 17h00 – 18h00. The event argues that the prevailing narrative of the history of international human rights law is built around a standard-setting phase driven by Western intellectuals and Western legal traditions followed by the emergence of a range of mechanisms promoted by Western countries. It tends to overlook the role of the Global South, where the first genuine human rights initiatives within the General Assembly were taken. The States of the Global South were focussed on the issue of racial discrimination, something – it is argued – the Western countries constantly pushed to the periphery of human rights. The South pushed human rights within the UN to take action, to impose sanctions on racist regimes, to develop potent instruments like the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. This event will discuss these themes and more. For more information, see here

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