Announcements: CfP Society of International Economic Law; PRIVIGO Intergovernmental Organizations Vacancies; CfP European Framework and Governance of Migration and Asylum; CfP ILA British Branch Spring Conference; BIICL Spring Training Courses; UN Security Council at 75 Lecture; Does Digitalisation Create A New Type of International Law? Workshop; CfP Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment; International Legal Podcast; CfA International Criminal Justice in an Age of Misinformation

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1. Call for Papers: 10th Conference of the Postgraduate and Early Professionals/Academics Network of the Society of International Economic Law 2021. The Conference, organised by PEPA/SIEL in collaboration with the Universities of Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow, will be held online 19-21 May 2021. This conference offers graduate students and early-career professionals and academics, studying or working in the field of IEL, an opportunity to present and discuss their research. It also provides a critical platform where participants can discuss and test ideas about broader issues relating to IEL. Submissions should include a brief biography, and a paper abstract of no more than 600 words. They must be sent by 5 February 2021 to pepa2021conference[@]gmail.com. For more details, see here.

2. ERC-funded Research Project PRIVIGO: Intergovernmental Organizations between Mission and Market. International Institutional Law and the Private Sector (grant nr 883417) is looking for three post-doctoral researchers, for a fixed term of four years. The post-doctoral scholars are expected to work on one of three topics: 1. International organizations and private funding; 2. International organizations as private market actors; or, 3. International organizations and the allocation of costs and benefits. A completed PhD thesis, preferably in law, is required. More details can be found here.

3. Call for Papers on “Towards a Common European Framework and a New Governance of Migration and Asylum”. The scientific Journal “Freedom, Security and Justice: European Legal Studies” and the PRIN “International Migrations, State, Sovereignty and Human Rights: open legal issues” have issued a Call for Papers on “Towards a Common European Framework and a New Governance of Migration and Asylum”. Selected papers will be considered for publication in the FSJ Journal and for a Conference to take place between 15 May and 15 June 2021. The call can be found here.

4. Call for Posters: ILA British Branch Spring Conference 2021. In collaboration with the International Law Association British Branch, the International Law Section of the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) invites abstracts of no more than 150 words from PhD researchers in international law (public or private) for an opportunity to deliver a poster presentation during the Annual Spring Conference to be held online on Friday 23 April. Abstracts are welcome on any topic of international law from PhD candidates at all stages of their research. This initiative aims to promote opportunities for doctoral candidates to develop their presentational skills before senior scholars in preparation for a career in international law academia. To apply, please submit your abstract to the Convenors by Friday 22 January. For more information see here.

5. BIICL Spring 2021 Training Courses. These virtual courses will be led by the Institute’s researchers, together with external experts and practitioners. The course format will consist of a series of sessions in which live teaching is offered via Zoom. Participants will be able to interact with the tutors and amongst themselves on screen. Discounts are available for groups and those whose employment has been affected by the COVID-19 crisis, as well as for individuals from groups which are under-represented in the legal profession and student members of BIICL. Courses available this Spring include Public International Law in Practice (starts 16 February 2021), Law of the Sea (starts 4 March 2021), Business and Human Rights (starts 7 April 2021) and Climate Change Law (starts 13 April 2021). More information can be found on the BIICL website

6. The United Nations Security Council at 75 Lecture. On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the first Security Council Resolution adopted on 25 January 1946, the co-founders and co-convenors of the Essex Public International Law Lecture Series (Dr Meagan Wong and Dr Emily Jones) welcome you to attend the inagural lecture, entitled ‘The United Nations Security Council at 75’ by Professor Niels Blokker, Schermers Chair of International Institutional Law, University of Leiden and, former Deputy Legal Advisor at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, chaired by Dr Meagan Wong, University of Essex. January 25 2021, 6-7pm (GMT). Zoom registration available here. For more information see here. The lecture series combines formalism and international legal practice, and international legal theory including postcolonial and feminist approaches.

7. Does Digitalisation Create A New Type of International Law? Web Workshop. This workshop will take place on Monday 18 January from 9-12 CET and will cover the effects of digitalisation on International Law. The event will take place on Zoom and be accessed here. Panel 1 will cover the topic “Does Digitalisation Reshape Basic Structures of International Law?”, whilst Panel 2 will cover the topic “Does Digitalisation Reshape Specific Fields of International Law?”

8. Call for Papers: The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment. The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI) has announced a call for papers for the 2020 edition of the Yearbook on International Investment Law and Policy. The Yearbook is published by Oxford University Press (OUP) in hardcopy, as an ebook, and as part of OUP’s Investment Claims online service. The Yearbook monitors current developments in international investment law and policy. They welcome submissions for Part Two of the Yearbook, which includes analyses of central thematic issues in the contemporary discussions on international investment law and policy. All papers must be original texts and are subject to double-blind peer review. Original contributions to be considered for publication in the Yearbook are accepted on a rolling basis until 28 February 2021. Please send submissions to Craig Gaver (cdg2158 {at} columbia(.)edu). Footnotes should conform to guidelines available here.

9. Hablemos de Derecho Internacional (HDI) – The International Legal Podcast (Spanish). HDI recently added the following Episodes in Spanish: Embajador Morales Pedraza – La No Proliferación y la Prohibición de Armas Nucleares Parte 1 and Embajador Morales Pedraza – La No Proliferación y la Prohibición de Armas Nucleares Parte 2 . Updated information about the guests and episodes can be found on HDI’s social media accounts: LinkedInTwitterInstagramFacebook and Youtube. The Podcast contributes to the dissemination and study of contemporary legal issues in Spanish, and is available on the main platforms: Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or through other podcast applications by searching “Hablemos de Derecho Internacional”.

10. Call for Abstracts – Journal of International Criminal Justice Symposium on the theme of “International Criminal Justice in an ‘Age of Misinformation’”. The guest co-editors, Birju Kotecha and Daley Birkett, together with the Journal of International Criminal Justice, invite abstracts for a forthcoming symposium on the theme of ‘International Criminal Justice in an “Age of Misinformation”’, to be published in December 2021. Combining theoretical, doctrinal, and practical perspectives, the symposium focuses on communication in international criminal justice. The symposium seeks to explore how, in a misinformation age, international(ized) criminal tribunals communicate with their stakeholders (e.g. States Parties, affected communities, civil society, donors) and out to the public at large. For questions and further information please contact guest co-editor, Birju Kotecha, at birju.kotecha {at} northumbria.ac(.)uk.

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