Announcements: CfR Human Rights and Climate Change; BIICL Training Programme; Environmental Crimes and Protection Conference; CfP Environmental Emergency; CfS Alleged Witchcraft Persecution; Weapons in Space Webinar; CfS Military Law and the Law of War Review; UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; Poland’s Constitutional Crisis Discussion; Antonio Cassese Podcast

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1. Call for Registration: Human Rights and Climate Change. On 27 – 28 January 2022 Leiden University will host (online) a two-day international, interdisciplinary conference on the role of human rights in the context of climate change. The conference seeks to examine whether the impact of climate change on the human condition can be framed in terms of human rights violations. For more information, including the preliminary program, see here.  To attend, register before 24 January 2022 by sending an email to Angelieke Wolters (a.l.wolters {at} phil.leidenuniv(.)nl) using the subject line ‘Conference registration’ and stating your name and institutional affiliation (if any). Participants will receive the link to the Zoom event a day before the conference.

2. BIICL Training Programme: Spring 2022. For spring 2022, BIICL is launching a series of new courses in areas including Artificial IntelligenceEnergy and Natural Resources Law and Pharmaceuticals and Intellectual Property. These courses will complement other existing courses on offer at BIICL, including those focusing on Climate Change Law and Business and Human Rights. A limited number of scholarships are available for each course to provide financial assistance for people who cannot otherwise participate, and for people from communities that are currently under-represented in the legal community. Discounts for group bookings and individual members of BIICL are also available. More information can be found on the BIICL website.

3. 2022 Environmental Crimes and Protection Conference. The Common Good Foundation and the Jersey Law Commission are hosting the 2022 Environmental Crimes and Protection Conference on 17 – 18 March 2022. Call for abstracts is due 31 January 2022. The conference will be held in Miami, Florida, US. Topics related to environmental crimes and environmental protection are welcome. Find details regarding the CFP here.

4. Call for Papers: Environmental Emergency. The Annuaire français de droit international (AFDI) invites contributions to a special issue relating to the environmental emergency.  The proposal should be sent to afdi.urgence(@) The submission deadline is 30 April 2022. For more information, refer to the call for papers here

5. Call for Submissions: Alleged Witchcraft Persecution. The Common Good Foundation in partnership with the Resolution Journal (Jersey Law Commission) is accepting article submissions for a special volume dedicated to Alleged Witchcraft Persecution. All article submissions are due by 2 April 2022 to For more information regarding this call, see here.

6. Weapons in Space Webinar. Fietta is hosting a webinar on Weapons in Space, with remote access to the seminar being provided. This event will take place on 19 January 2022 at 14:00 GMT. If you would like to join the panel of experts in this discussion, please RSVP by noon on 18 January 2022 with your name and affiliation to events {at} volterrafietta(.)com to receive the dial-in details before the seminar.  See here for further information.

7. Call for Submissions: The Military Law and the Law of War Review. The Editorial Board of The Military Law and the Law of War Review are inviting submissions for Volume 6, released later this year. The deadline for submissions is 24 January 2022. The editorial board welcomes submissions that come within the broader scope of the Review, including military law, law of armed conflict, law on the use of force, as well as international criminal law and human rights law (inasmuch as related to situations of armed conflict). The email for submissions is mllwr {at} ismllw(.)org.

8. New Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law (AVL). The Codification Division of the UN Office of Legal Affairs recently added new materials to the Lecture Series of the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law: a lecture by Professor Paolo Galizzi on “Air, Atmosphere and Climate Change” and a lecture by Professor Claudio Grossman on “Reparations to Individuals for Violations of International Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law”. The Audiovisual Library of International Law is also available as a podcast on SoundCloud and can also be accessed through the relevant preinstalled applications on Apple or Google devices, or through the podcast application of your preference by searching “Audiovisual Library of International Law”.

9. Online Discussion: Poland’s “Constitutional Crisis” in Light of EU and Human Rights Law. This discussion will take place on 20 January 2022,  4pm CEST. The year 2015 marked the beginning of a tumultuous time for the Polish judiciary. In recent months, the Polish Constitutional Tribunal issued several controversial judgments. In particular, the pronouncement by the court that some articles of the Treaty on the European Union are partially unconstitutional in October 2021 and its questioning of the constitutionality of a central provision of the European Convention on Human Rights in November 2021 raised new concerns within European and international organizations. Prof. Dr. Pierre Thielbörger will be joined by Prof. Wojciech Sadurski, Dr. Agata Hauser, and Prof. Mark Dawson to discuss the causes of this new strong anti-European and anti-human rights reactions of the Constitutional Tribunal and how these judgments can be linked to the European Commission’s triggering of the Article 7 procedure against Poland in 2017. Register for the event here or follow the livestream at Völkerrechtsblog. For further information visit

10. Antonio Cassese: The Stubborn Sparrow Podcast. This is a podcast series dedicated to Antonio Cassese  a ‘giant’ of international law (as the former UN Secretary General called him), to mark the 10th anniversary of his passing. The podcast revisit some of Antonio Cassese’s major impact on the following selected issues: genocide and the Commission of Inquiry on Darfur; terrorism and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon; torture and the Committee for the Prevention of Torture; human rights in the European Union; and war crimes and the Tadić case. In each episode, two of the co-hosts – Paola Gaeta, Salvatore Zappalà, Giulia Pinzauti and Antonio Coco – interview a person who has worked closely with Antonio Cassese through different experiences, also to illustrate his working methods. This podcast is available on SimplecastApple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle PodcastsAmazon Music

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