Announcements: CfP Hague Yearbook of International Law; Sussex Centre for Human Rights Research Vacancy; Helsinki Summer Seminar on International Law; Dispute Resolution in the Law of the Sea & International Watercourses; The Future of International Courts; Gender and the Law of the Sea Conference; Sustainable Development Goals Workshop Series

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1. The Hague Yearbook of International Law (HYIL) – Call for Papers. Deadline: 30 June 2017. HYIL welcomes submissions of original articles – written in English or French – on any topic of public or private international law. Prospective authors should consult the HYIL house style. Submissions should be made by email at: hagueyearbook {at} gmail(.)com.

2. Sussex Centre for Human Rights Research Visiting Research Fellow in Human Rights Law. The Sussex Centre for Human Rights Research invites applications for the award of Visiting Research Fellow in Human Rights Law for the 2017-2018 academic year. Applications are open to human rights law scholars who wish to spend time at Sussex Law School, attached to the Sussex Centre for Human Rights Research. This ‘visiting’ status is normally offered to members of faculty at another institution, either in the UK or abroad, those working in the public or private sectors, and/or self-employed research consultants. Appointments can be made for periods of one to three terms (Autumn 2017, Spring 2018 and/or Summer 2018). Applications for the 2017-2018 academic year are due no later than Monday 31 July 2017. Further details including the application process can be found on the Centre’s webpage.

3. Helsinki Summer Seminar on International Law. The 30th Helsinki Summer Seminar on International Law, organized by the Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights will discuss the Ideal of the International – Principles, Backlash and Resistance. The seminar will take place from 21 – 25 August 2017 in Helsinki, Finland. Registration is now open, and will be open until 31 May 2017. For more information see here.

4. Conference on Dispute Resolution in the Law of International Watercourses and the Law of the Sea. The Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law, in cooperation with the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Free University of Brussels) and the Luxembourg National Research Fund, will be hosting an international conference titled A Bridge Over Troubled Waters: Dispute Resolution in the Law of International Watercourses and the Law of the Sea in Luxembourg on 25 – 26 September 2017.  The first day will be dedicated to the resolution of international fresh water disputes, while the second day will focus on dispute settlement in the law of the sea. In conjunction with the conference panels, poster sessions will be held that are intended to offer PhD students and early career researchers the opportunity to display their work to the conference audience. Up to ten posters will be selected. Accepted posters will be shown in a central location at the conference venue and there will be an opportunity to present the posters during coffee breaks. The call for posters can be found here. The deadline to apply is 20 June 2017. Limited funding will be provided to accepted poster presenters.

5. The Future of International Courts. The University of East Anglia will be hosting a one-day, SLS-funded workshop on the ‘Future of International Courts’ (Norwich, UK, 3rd July 2017). The objective of this workshop is to discuss the international adjudicative process, its current challenges and its possible evolution. The workshop programme can be found here. For further information and registration, please email Avidan Kent ( avidan.kent {at} ).

6. Gender and the Law of the Sea Conference. The School of Law, University of Milano-Bicocca will host a conference on “Exploring the human element of the oceans: the gender implications of the law of the sea”, on 25-26 May 2017. The conference stems from an empirical consideration: international law of the sea, including maritime law, has been traditionally silent about the role played by women at sea, and this is very much the case still today. The purpose of the conference is therefore to open up this field of research to the academic and professional communities, by mapping the existing international legal framework and discussing whether existing norms provide adequate protection for both women and men at sea and sufficient tools to strengthen their capacity to engage in a productive manner in this area. Programme available here, registration can be made here.

7. International Law for the Sustainable Development Goals – Workshop Series 2017-2018. In 2017-2018 the Department of International Law, University of Groningen, will organise a Workshop Series and an International Conference to explore the role and relevance of international law to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. International lawyers, including academics and practitioners, alongside policy-makers, civil society, industry and experts from other disciplines will discuss how international law can shape, bolster and constrain the realisation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the coming years. Details of the Workshop Series’ concept note and programme are available here. The programme of the 1st Workshop on “Prospects and Challenges?” is available here. For more information and ideas on how to get involved please get in touch with Mando Rachovitsa or Marlies Hesselman.

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