Announcements: CfS NLIU International Trade Law Journal; Environmental Law Webinar; Jindal Society of International Law Lecture; CfS Crowdsourcing and the Decline of the Individual; BIICL Training Programme

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1. Call for Submissions: NLIU International Trade Law Journal. The NLIU International Trade Law Journal, a peer-reviewed annual publication of the National Law Institute University, Bhopal, is calling for submissions for its inaugural edition. Submissions are invited from academics, practitioners, research scholars, students and experts from within the legal community for manuscripts relating to international economic laws. The deadline for submission of an extended abstract is 11:59pm on 31 August 2021 (Indian Standard Time). Full papers will then be required by 11:59pm on 30 November 2021 (tentatively). All extended abstract submissions must be made through this form. Visit the official website of the Journal for the detailed submission guidelines. In case of any queries, the editorial board can be reached at itlj {at} nliu.ac(.)in

2. Centre for Environmental Law Webinar: The Centre for Environmental Law, Macquarie University in Sydney Australia is hosting the first webinar of its Session 2 Law and Nature Dialogue Webinar Series. Prof. Holly Doremus, James H. House and Hiram H. Hurd, Professor of Environmental Regulation at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law will deliver the talk titled “Conservation Equity” on 25 August at 12pm AEST.  The event will be chaired by Paul Govind. To register for the event, click here. More information about the event and the full Session 2 Law and Nature Dialogues Programme, can be found in the events section of the website.  Also note that the CEL 2021 Annual Lecture will be held at 9am AEST, 17 November, to be delivered by Ms Elizabeth Mrema, Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity. 

3. Jindal Society of International Law Lecture: The Plurality of International Proceedings in an Era of Multiple Courts and Tribunals. The Jindal Society of International Law will hold the Fall Lecture Series of 2021, titled, ‘Exploring the Ecosystem of International Law’. The fourth lecture in the twenty-three part Lecture Series, which is being held from August to November 2021, is ‘The Plurality of International Proceedings in an Era of Multiple Courts and Tribunals’ and is scheduled for 17:00 IST on 20 August 2021. The speaker for this lecture is Professor Dr. Laurence Boisson De Chazournes. The lecture will be held online on Zoom and be simultaneously live-streamed on YouTube, and attendees are requested to register themselves through the Registration Link. For any further queries or for additional information visit the website.

4. Call for Submissions: Crowdsourcing and the Decline of the Individual. The College of Law & Business and the Law & Ethics of Human Rights Journal are inviting abstract submissions for a symposium on “Crowdsourcing and the Decline of the Individual”. The call is here. They define crowdsourcing broadly to reflect both the power and vulnerabilities of crowds in the technological age. The symposium aims to shine a light on the reliance of governments and corporations on crowds to produce and curate content, collect information, provide a service, do a job, become the product. Alongside the empowerment new technologies afford to individuals, the workshop seeks to engage with the parallel disempowerment of the individuals who form part of sourced crowds, caused as a result of the undermining of fundamental liberal institutions such as property, privacy and expression.  The workshop will be held online on 11 – 13 January 2022. 300-word abstracts to be sent to shellykr {at} clb.ac(.)il & tamarm {at} clb.ac(.)il by 2 September 2021.

5. BIICL Training Programme: Autumn 2021. For autumn 2021, BIICL has expanded its programme of short courses to bring a wider range of international law topics to participants from across the world. Each course is convened and taught by international experts from BIICL’s own team in collaboration with external partners, combining academic expertise with practical experience in these fields of law. The following courses are now available for booking: Law of the Sea; International Trade Law; International Migration and Refugee Law; Climate Change Law; Public International Law in Practice; Copyright and Data; Business and Human Rights; Trade marks and Designs; International Cultural Heritage Law; and, Public International Aviation Law. A limited number of scholarships are available for each course to provide financial assistance for people who cannot otherwise participate in the courses, and for people from communities that are currently under-represented in the legal community. Discounts for group bookings and student members are also available. More information about our courses can be found here and on the BIICL website

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