Announcements: CfP Legal Priorities Project; International Economic Law and Policy Conference; U.S. Recognition Policy Symposium; CfA Conference on Investment Law & Arbitration; CfP International Climate Litigation; International Research Paper Writing Competition; Rosalyn Higgins Prize

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1. Call for Proposals: The University of Hamburg and the Legal Priorities Project. The University of Hamburg and the Legal Priorities Project announce the call for proposals for the 2022 Multidisciplinary Forum on Longtermism and the Law, to be held at the University of Hamburg from 9 – 11 June 2022. Submissions are due by 15 February 2022. For more information, see here

2. International Economic Law and Policy Working Group Conference. The International Economic Law and Policy Working Group is hosting a conference on Appellate Review and Rule of Law in International Trade with Professor Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann (European University Institute), Professor Fabrizio Marrella (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice), Dr Maria Laura Marceddu (European University Institute), and Professor Bernard Hoekman (European University Institute) on Thursday 20 January 2022, 14:30-17:30 (CET). Register here by Wednesday19 January 2022, indicating whether you would like to attend the event in person or online. The Zoom link as well as the participants allowed to attend the event in person will be shared with registered participants prior to the event. For further information see here.

3. The New U.S. Recognition Policy Symposium. This symposium, via Zoom, will consider the impact of recent U.S. decisions to recognise Moroccan sovereignty in Western Sahara, and Israeli sovereignty in the Golan Heights. The implications for both U.S. foreign relations law and International state practice will be considered. Panelists include Profs. Milena Sterio (Cleveland-Marshall Law School); Julian Ku (Hofstra); and Abraham Bell (San Diego Law). The event is co-sponsored by George Mason University Scalia Law School’s Center for the Middle East & International Law and its International Law Journal. Open to the public. Register here.

4. Call for Abstracts: 2nd Bucerius Conference on Investment Law & Arbitration. On 2 – 3 April 2 2022, the 2nd Bucerius Conference on Investment Law & Arbitration will take place in Hamburg, Germany (subject to Covid restrictions). It is supported by Dr. Yas Banifatemi and Professor Dr. Kaj Hobér as its Honorary Patrons as well as by the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, the Vienna International Arbitral Centre, and the Bucerius Center for International Dispute Resolution as institutional partners. Tailored towards up-and-coming researchers and practitioners, recent challenges in investment law and arbitration will be discussed in panels based on the research papers of the participants submitted in preparation for the conference. The two best abstracts will receive scholarships. Deadline for applications is 21 January 2022. For further information see here or contact the organizers Mesut Akbaba and Giancarlo Capurro at ilaconference {at} law-school(.)de.

5. Call for Papers: International Climate Litigation. The Review of European, Comparative and International Environmental Law (RECIEL) invites contributions to a special issue that would explore the prospects of international litigation on climate change. Abstracts can be sent to Benoit Mayer (bnt.mayer {at} gmail(.)com) and Harro van Asselt (harro.vanasselt {at} uef(.)fi) by 31 January 2022. Authors will be informed about their inclusion in the special issue by 18 February 2022. The full papers (around 8,000 words, including footnotes) are due by 31 July 2022. For more information, refer to the call for papers here.

6. Kathmandu School of Law Review International Research Paper Writing Competition. Kathmandu School of Law Review (KSLR) is hosting the 2nd International Research Paper Writing Competition (IRPWC). The theme of the Competition is Contemporary Issues in Migration Law. For more information, see here

7. Submissions Now Open: Rosalyn Higgins Prize. The Rosalyn Higgins Prize is an annual prize which awards EUR 1.000 of Brill book vouchers and a one-year LPICT subscription to the author of the best article on the law and practice of the International Court of Justice, either focusing solely on the ICJ or with the ICJ as one of the dispute settlement mechanisms under consideration. The winning article will also be published in LPICT and made freely available online for 90 days. Competition for the Prize is open to all. Submissions are now open, with a deadline of 30 April 2022. All papers for consideration of the Prize should be uploaded into the LPICT Editorial Manager system (select “special section” when asked for type of submission). After having uploaded their text, authors are recommended to send an email notifying their participation to Freya Baetens (freya.baetens {at} jus.uio(.)no) and Régis Bismuth (regis.bismuth {at} sciencespo(.)fr), LPICT Co- Editors-in-Chief (with “LPICT Rosalyn Higgins Prize” as email subject). For more information, see here

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