Announcements: CfP CyCon 2023; Environmental Human Rights Webinar; Nuclear Weapons Seminar; Hablemos de Derecho Internacional

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1. Call for Papers: CyCon 2023. The NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence calls for submissions to the legal track of the 15th International Conference on Cyber Conflict (CyCon), to be held from 30 May – 2 June 2023 in Tallinn, Estonia. CyCon is a prominent multidisciplinary conference, combining academic research with high-level policy perspectives on technical, legal, strategy and military aspects of cyber defence and security. The 2023 central theme is Meeting Reality. They welcome original unclassified papers in one of the following tracks: legal, strategy/policy, technology. The submission deadline is 15 October 2022. For details of the call and the conference, see the full text of the call.

2. Webinar on the Human Right to a Healthy and Sustainable Environment. On Tuesday 13 September 2022 at 4pm CET, the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict hosts a webinar on the recent UN General Assembly resolution recognising the human right to a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment. The resolution has been described as a landmark resolution – but what, if any, is the legal significance of it and how new is the right to a healthy environment really? Prof. Dr. Pierre Thielbörger (IFHV) will discuss these and other questions with Prof. Dr. David Boyd, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment (University of British Columbia), Dr. Marie Petersmann (Tilburg Law School), Prof. Dr. Otto Spijkers (Wuhan University), and Dr. Arpitha Kodiveri (New York University). The panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A-section. Register for the webinar here and find more info here.

3. Asser Institute Doctoral Seminar Series – Nuclear Weapons: Challenges and Opportunities. The Asser Institute Doctoral Seminar Series on International Arms Control Law will provide a select number of doctoral and postdoctoral researchers with insights into the current and future issues raised by International Arms Control Law with perspectives from international law and related disciplines. This doctoral seminar will take place on 26 – 27 September and will focus on nuclear weapons. More info can be found here, as well as on Twitter, Linkedin and Facebook. Participants may be undertaking doctoral/postdoctoral research in legal, historical, political or theoretical fields related to international arms control. Participants are asked to present an abstract summarizing an aspect of their doctoral research related to the Arms Trade and/or nuclear weapons. Doctoral students that are interested in participating in the workshop should register their interest with Thea Coventry by 12 September. Participants wishing to present their research should submit a short abstract on their presentation topic by email to Thea by Monday 19 September.

4. Hablemos de Derecho Internacional Podcast Book. The Podcast Hablemos de Derecho Internacional has published its first book (Volumen I, E. Sobenes, L. Íñigo & P. Ferrara (eds) 2022). The book promotes the dissemination of international law in Spanish and contributes to the consolidation of legal education through a series of collaborations that analyse various historical and contemporary aspects of public international law, the correlation between international law and its interpretation in Latin America, the future of the United Nations, the emergence of international environmental law, as well as international justice and prosecutions, including those before the ICJ and ICC. It also includes issues related to human rights and international humanitarian law such as reparation for victims of international crimes, the law of indigenous peoples, legal discussions around COVID-19, the law of the sea and the so-called blue economy. Find out more here

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