Announcements: CfP Conference on Militant Democracy and Constitutionalism; ICJ Advisory Opinion on Climate Change Webinar; CfS NLIU-International Trade Law Journal; Ljubljana/The Hague Convention Discussion; Digital Constitutionalism School; Young ITF Debate

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1. Call for Papers: International Conference on Militant Democracy and Constitutionalism. Do procedural aspects of democracy affect its substance? This conference will be organized by the School of Law, University of Nicosia and the Themistocles and Dimitris Tsatsos Foundation – Centre for European Constitutional Law (CECL). The conference will be held in memoriam of Alecos Markides (1943-2020), former Attorney-General of the Republic of Cyprus, in Nicosia on 3-4 June 2024. For more information, see here.

2. The International Court of Justice Advisory Opinion on Climate Change Roundtable Webinar. This inaugural event of the International Law and the Global South Research Seminar Series at the University of Derby will take place on 13 November 2023, 12-2pm. It will examine how the question on climate change is likely to be interpreted by the Court. It will discuss how some of the issues and arguments that are likely to be raised in written pleadings amongst African diplomats and civil society. Register here.

3. Call for Submissions: NLIU-International Trade Law Journal. The NLIU-International Trade Law Journal is inviting submissions for the third volume of the Journal from academicians, practitioners, research scholars, students, and experts from within the legal community for manuscripts that assert and defend a well-reasoned position relating to international economic laws. Authors willing to contribute to the journal are required to submit full papers by 11:59 P.M. (Indian Standard Time), 31 December 2023. For more information, see here.
4. Ljubljana/The Hague Convention on International Cooperation in the Investigation and Prosecution of the Crime of Genocide, Crimes against Humanity, War Crimes and other International Crimes Discussion. On Wednesday 15 November 12-1:30pm, the Cardozo Law School Institute on Holocaust and Human Rights and the American Branch of the International Law Association’s IHL Committee will host a Zoom panel discussion on the new Ljubljana/The Hague Convention on International Cooperation in the Investigation and Prosecution of the Crime of Genocide, Crimes against Humanity, War Crimes and other International Crimes. Many treaties define and prohibit genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes but fail to address enforcement. The recently negotiated Ljubljana-The Hague Convention aims to fill that gap. This panel event brings together academics and expert representatives of States and NGOs who were responsible for successful conclusion of treaty negotiations and who will discuss what comes next. Register here.
5. Third Edition of the Digital Constitutionalism School. This will be a three-day workshop focused on the regulation of digital platforms in light of new regulatory sources, including the DMA and DSA. The event is organized by the University of Florence, Católica Global School of Law, European University Institute and Bocconi University. It is be coordinated by Professors Oreste Pollicino, Giovanni Sartor, Andrea Simoncini, Hans W. Micklitz, Amnon Reichman, Erik Longo and Giovanni De Gregorio. The 2024 edition of the School will take place on 13-15 March at the University of Florence in Villa Ruspoli. More information on how to apply and the draft programme can be found here (application until 29 January 2024). Applicants who would like to be awarded a scholarship are required to submit their CV, a cover letter and a short paper on the regulation of digital platforms of up to 2,000 words.
6. Young ITF Debate: This House Believes That States Rather Than Tribunals are Responsible For The Failure To Give Sufficient Weight to Environmental Concerns. In the wake of the climate crisis, States are increasingly reconsidering whether their existing international commitments have struck the right balance between economic liberalisation and the sovereign right to regulate. This was nowhere more pronounced than in the European Union’s announcement that it would be withdrawing from the Energy Charter Treaty, citing concerns about the impact of investor-State dispute settlement on transforming the energy sector. But who is to blame for this growing dissatisfaction? States themselves, who have negotiated treaties with inherent asymmetries? Or the tribunals, who have routinely rendered multi-million and billion dollar awards in favour of energy and gas conglomerates? In this debate, to be held at RPC in London on 14 November 2023 at 6.30pm, both senior and junior professionals will consider whether States or tribunals are responsible for the failure to give sufficient weight to environmental concerns.
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Stephen T Shipley says

November 13, 2023

Thank you for sharing there seems to be so little information regarding the international laws and how they differ in regards to individual investor - corporate - state disputes. I know the individual countries have their own domestic levels. But to be able to learn from the history or from say the World Bank cases seems almost impossible. I think have learned indirectly and the bottom line is how can keep the securities in take, borrow on the share, and have some semblance commonality across the norms of investing. So much to learn.