Announcements: CfP Rectifying the Protection Gap for Climate Refugees; CfP Sorbonne Tax & Public Finance Department; CfS Melbourne Journal of International Law; ILaW Lecture on Proportionality and the Individualisation of War; Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law; The Next Big Questions for International Criminal Justice; CfP Hungarian Yearbook of International Law and European Law; Academy of European Public Law; CfP Journal of International Criminal Justice

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1. Call for Presentations: Rectifying the Protection Gap for ‘Climate Refugees’: Where next? Following on from the 2016 UN Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, many States have adopted two UN General Assembly Compacts, one on migrants and the other on refugees. At the same time the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Task Force on Displacement reported its findings to the 24th Conference of the Parties at Katowice. This workshop aims to assess the outcomes of the Global Compacts and the Task Force, to identify their contributions to ongoing attempts to construct better protection mechanisms for those forced to move as a result of the effects of climate change, and to discuss ways of ensuring that these texts are translated into concrete developments in global policy and governance. The workshop will take place on 6 June 2019 at the University of London. Please send an abstract of no more than 500 words to Simon Behrman (simon.behrman {at} ) and Avidan Kent (avidan.kent {at} by Friday 6 April 2019.

2. Call for Papers: The Sorbonne Tax & Public Finance Department. The Sorbonne Tax & Public Finance Department (IRJS) of the Sorbonne Law School has issued a call for papers on the topic “Financing the European Union after Brexit”. Under the high patronage of Prof. Francesco Martucci (Pantheon-Assas University), the conference aims to offer a place for dialogue for PhD students and holders of a PhD defended after 1 September 2017. Presentations can be given in French or English. The conference will be held on 12 June 2019 at the Pantheon-Sorbonne University, Pantheon center, room 1, from 14:00.  Communication proposals, no longer than 5 pages, should be sent by 12 April 2019.  Decisions regarding the selection will be sent on 19 April 2019. For further information, see here
3. Call for Submissions: Melbourne Journal of International Law. The Editors of the Melbourne Journal of International Law (‘MJIL’) are now inviting submissions for volume 20(2). The deadline for submissions is 1 July 2019. MJIL is a peer-reviewed academic journal based at the University of Melbourne and publishes scholarly research and critical examination of issues in international law. Submissions and inquiries should be directed to law-mjil {at} For more information, please see here

4. ILaW Lecture on Proportionality and the Individualisation of War.
International Law at Westminster (ILaW) is organising a guest lecture on “Proportionality and the Individualisation of War” on 4 April 2019 with Professor Nehal Bhuta (University of Edimburgh) and Professor Marco Roscini (University of Westminster). More information can be found here

5. 2019 Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. Applications for the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, American University Washington College of Law’s 2019 Program of Advanced Studies in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, are now open. This annual Program, running  from 28 May – 14 June 2019, offers 18 courses in English and Spanish lectured by over 40 scholars of relevance in the field of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. The Program gathers more than 150 participants in Washington D.C. for an intensive 3 weeks of immersion into the world of human rights. The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law provides through this Program the opportunity to learn and interact with judges of the ICC and ICJ, Special Rapporteurs and Committee members of United Nations, members of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, experts from prominent NGO’s and professors from around the world. The deadline for applications is 1 May 2019. The 2019 brochure is here. Please contact  hracademy {at} wcl.american(.)edu for more information.

6. The Next Big Questions for International Criminal Justice. This conference, presented by the IBA War Crimes Committee, will be held at the Peace Palace, The Hague, the Netherlands on 13 April 2019. Topics include: corporate accountability for war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide; private actors and investigations – aide or hindrance to international criminal justice?;  novel investigative models to fight impunity – the IIIM, the Iraq Mechanism, and justice for Syria, Iraq and Myanmar; and, gender justice – progress and challenges of prosecuting sexual and gender-based crimes. For further information, see here

7. Call for Papers: Hungarian Yearbook of International Law and European Law. The Editors of the Hungarian Yearbook of International Law and European Law are pleased to announce a call for papers Advanced Summer Programme on Terrorism, Counter-Terrorism and The Rule of Law for the forthcoming, 2019 (Vol. 7.) edition of the Yearbook. The deadline for submissions, including a statement of affiliation, brief abstract, and confirmation of exclusive submission is 31 May 2019, via e-mail to hungarianyearbook {at} gmail(.)com. The Yearbook publishes manuscripts in English. The date of publication is aimed for December 2019 at the latest. The Hungarian Yearbook of International Law and European Law is published by Eleven International Publishing (the Hague), and previous editions of the Yearbook are available at the website of Eleven International Publishing

8. Academy of European Public Law. The European Public Law Organization (EPLO)  operates the Academy of European Public Law, a 3-week summer study session for those interested in furthering their knowledge on the philosophical backdrop of different European national public law systems, as well as on their commonalities and differences. The study sessions are conducted between 26 August – 14 September 2019 at the EPLO premises in Athens and Sounion in Attica region, Greece.  Students may obtain a Certificate of Attendance for the attendance of one session, or, an Intensive International Master of Laws (I.I.LL.M.) in European Public Law, a diploma-level degree, following the attendance of two sessions and the defense of a dissertation. Eligible applicants should hold a degree in law, or political science, European studies, international affairs and other related fields and should be proficient in English. The program consists of two 1-week intensive teaching sessions and one guest lecture. The final session requires attendance at the Annual Reunion of the European Group of Public Law. Early Bird Applications deadline is up to 20 April 2019, while the normal application deadline extends up to June 29. For more information visit here or contact us at: academy {at} eplo(.)eu.

9. Call for Papers: Journal of International Criminal Justice. The Journal has recently published a Call for Papers on “Justice and Accountability for Sexual Violence in Conflict: Progress and Challenges in National Efforts to Address Impunity”.  In Resolution 1888 (2009), the UN Security Council urged Member States to investigate and prosecute conflict-related sexual violence and established the UN Team of Experts on Rule of Law and Sexual Violence in Conflict (Team of Experts) to assist national authorities in this regard. To commemorate the tenth-year anniversary of its establishment, the Team of Experts in collaboration with the Journal of International Criminal Justice, invites submissions for an upcoming special publication on Justice and Accountability for Sexual Violence in Conflict: Progress and Challenges in National Efforts to Address Impunity.  Submission of Abstracts are invited by 8 May 2019. It is expected the Special Issue of the Journal will be published as its first issue in March 2020. The full call is available on the Journal’s website. For further information, and any questions, including on the Journal’s style sheet, please contact the Journal’s executive editor at jicj {at} geneva-academy(.)ch
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