Announcements: CfP Transforming Evidence and Proof in International Criminal Trials; CfP Privacy and Data Protection in Times of Armed Conflict; CfP European Yearbook of Constitutional Law; CfP Revista Tribuna Internacional Law Journal; Essex Public International Law Lecture Series; Brexit Webinar; Irish Yearbook of International Law; International Law Colloquium

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1. Call for Papers: Transforming Evidence and Proof in International Criminal Trials. On 1 July 2022, the International Criminal Court (ICC) will mark the 20th anniversary of the entry into force of the Rome Statute, its constitutive treaty. To mark this coming event iCourts are hosting a virtual conference focusing on fact-finding and proof in international criminal trials. The conference intends to bring together researchers, academics, and practitioners across the fields of law, the forensic sciences, political science, and psychology, and allied disciplines. This conference will serve to generate dialogue, and to facilitate engagement, with the latest theoretical and empirical work: research which advances the study of evidence and proof in international criminal trials, shaping our current understandings, and laying the foundations for future innovations. See here for more information. 

2. Call for Papers: The Rights to Privacy and Data Protection in Times of Armed Conflict. In cooperation with the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE), Russell Buchan and Asaf Lubin are coordinating a project examining the extent to which international law protects the right to data privacy during times of armed conflict. The project will involve a conference in September 2021 and culminate in an edited book published by the CCDCOE, which will contain chapters from leading scholars and practitioners. The project’s coordinators have issued a Call for Papers and more details can be found here.

3. Call for Papers: European Yearbook of Constitutional Law (Volume 4) – The Constitutional Identity of the European Union. The European Yearbook of Constitutional Law (EYCL) invites scholars from around the world to submit proposals for its 2022 issue on the theme of ‘The Constitutional Identity of the European Union’. The full call for papers is available here. The deadline for proposal submissions is 1 June 2021.

4. Call for Papers: Revista Tribuna Internacional Law Journal (June 2021). The Revista Tribuna Internacional Law Journal is an academic publication of the International Law Department of the University of Chile’s Law School. The Journal appears online twice a year (June and December) and is available open access. This call for submissions is open to unpublished articles and monographs, case-law comments and book reviews, in the fields of international public law, international private law, international human rights law, international relations and related topics.  They receive works writing in Spanish and English. All submissions are assessed through double-blind peer review. Article submissions should be of 8,000-9,000 words, case notes of 5,000-6,000 words and book reviews of 2,000-3,000 words. All submissions must comply with the guidelines for authors here. Contributions that have already been published or that are under consideration for publication in other journals will not be considered. The deadline for submissions is 30 April 2021. The last issue can be seen here.  

5. Essex Public International Law Lecture Series Spring Term Programme. The co-founders and co-convenors (Dr Meagan Wong and Dr Emily Jones) of the Essex Public International Law Lecture Series invite you to join  the last two lectures in their Spring Term programme. Join on Zoom on 15 March at 9-10am GMT for a lecture by Professor Hilary Charlesworth (Melbourne Law School), entitled “The Travels of Human Rights: The UNESCO Human Rights Exhibition 1950-53” chaired by Dr Emily JonesRegistration and more information available here. Join on Zoom on 22 March at 6-7pm GMT for a lecture by Professor Campbell McLachlan QC (Victoria University of Wellington), entitled ‘Systemic Integration Revisited’, chaired by Dr Meagan Wong. Registration and more information available here.  

6. Brexit Webinar. This webinar will take place on 26 March and will look at the most relevant legal profiles following Brexit. The end of the transitional period on 31 December 2020 led to the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (“TCA”) of 24 December 2020 which avoided a “No Deal” scenario. Since 1 January 2021, the United Kingdom is no longer part of the EU’s customs and tax territory. The TCA creates a free trade area for goods without extra duties or quotas for products, but introduces new rules on rules of origin and labelling of Italian products exported to the UK as well as new rules for online international sales contracts. The TCA does not clearly regulate the area of financial services, nor it provides detailed regulation for automatic mutual recognition of professional qualifications. All in all, Brexit and TCA require an assessment of current and future international commercial contracts between EU and British companies as well as an evaluation of civil and commercial dispute resolution tools, including arbitration. The working languages of the webinar will be English and Italian. Enroll by sending an email to Ms. Giovanna Tello at fondazione@ordineavvocatifirenze.eu, Further information can be found here

7. Call for Papers, Book Reviewers, and Student Prize: Irish Yearbook of International Law. The Editors-in-Chief invite submissions on any area of public or private international law for publication as an article in the IYBIL. The IYBIL Student Prize – consisting of €250, sponsored by the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs – will be awarded to the best submission written by an individual enrolled in a degree programme at the time of submission. Submissions, comprising a 100-word abstract, article referenced in OSCOLA style, and confirmation of exclusive submission, should be sent to James Gallen (james.gallen {at} dcu(.)ie) by 31 July 2021. The Editors are also happy to consider reviews of books written by authors from anywhere in the world on any topic loosely connected with International Law. Book review suggestions should be sent to Bríd Ní Ghráinne (brid.nighrainne {at} mu(.)ie) and will be considered on a rolling basis. More details about these opportunities are available here.

8. International Law Colloquium of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies Schedule. The schedule for the International Law Colloquium of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies for Spring 2021 is now available here. The International Law Colloquium is a platform to discuss recent or ongoing innovative research in international law. The presentations at the Colloquium reflect the diversity of topics of, and approaches to, international law. Recent speakers include Philip Allott, Eyal Benvenisti, Jutta Brunnée, B.S.Chimni, Martti Koskenniemi, Horatia Muir Watt and Anne Orford.

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