Announcements: Corruption, Democracy and Human Rights Conference; CfS Melbourne Journal of International Law; CfP Redistributive Human Rights? Workshop; CfP International Community Law Review Journal; CfP Journal of International Humanitarian Legal Studies; CfP The Rule of Law in Cyberspace; Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70 Conference

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1. Corruption, Democracy and Human Rights Conference. This two-day international conference will be on Corruption, Democracy and Human Rights: exploring new avenues in the fight against corruption. The conference will be hosted by the European University Institute in Florence on 20 – 21 June 2019. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 26 February 2019. See the conference website for more details. Enquiries or abstract submissions should be made to Corruption2019 {at}

2. 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(1).MJIL is a peer-reviewed academic journal based at the University of Melbourne that publishes innovative scholarly research and critical examination of issues in international law. In addition to considering general international law pieces, volume 20(1) will have a special focus on science and technology in international law. The deadline for submissions is 31 January 2019. Submissions and inquiries should be directed to law-mjil {at} For more information, please see here

3. Call for Papers: Redistributive Human Rights? Workshop. 31 January – 1 February 2019, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales (Australia). This workshop aims to consider the different ways in which the language and frameworks of human rights have been deployed and mobilized both to make redistribute justice claims or to contest economic inequalities, but also to close down political discussions around distributional questions and crush Third World demands for global wealth redistribution. We hope to interrogate, why and how, at specific moments and in specific places, human rights movements and NGOs operated as either “powerless companions” or as “fellow travellers” to elitist economic agendas as well as to excavate moments when rights movements committed to companionships of solidarity based on building the power of the marginalized. We invite papers that seek to understand the historical, political and economic conditions in which rights frameworks function. Please send a 400 word abstract of your proposed paper to the workshop organisers at: j[dot]dehm[at] by Monday 12 November 2018. Further information is available here

4. Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the International Community Law Review Journal: Is Customary International Law a Dancefloor? This Special Issue will provide an opportunity for scholars and practitioners to explore the evolution of techniques for interpreting customary international law. We are inviting articles commenting on the critique of customary international law by Jean D’Aspremont in two blogs on EJIL: Talk! which he termed as ‘Customary International Law as a Dance Floor‘. Abstracts can explore practice of states, judicial decisions and scholarly views. They could examine issues such as the current trends by international lawyers of expansively interpreting customary international law to serve their ambitious intentions, the potential impact on theauthority of customary international law of such actions, and the future of customary international law under the ILC’s leadership. Please consult the full call for papers here for details. The Journal calls for submission of abstracts not exceeding 500 words on the issues described above, or related areas, no later than 15 December 2018 to k.l.allinson {at}

5. Call for Papers: Journal of International Humanitarian Legal Studies. The Journal of International Humanitarian Legal Studies has released its ‘Call for Papers’ for Volume 10(1), which will be published in late 2019. The Journal publishes articles, shorter comments and commentaries, and book reviews on all aspects of international humanitarian law. For more information on the Journal and its call for papers please see here

6. Call for Papers: The Rule of Law in Cyberspace. The Interest Group on Peace and Security is organising a workshop on the rule of law in cyberspace during the 2019 ESIL Research Forum. The workshop will take place on Wednesday 3 April 2019. Cyberspace constitutes a new aterritorial and interconnected domain where individuals, states, businesses and a host of other actors interact and produce effects in cyberspace and/or in the physical world. The IGPS invites submissions addressing, for example, issues such as the place and role of law in cyberspace, jurisdiction, national/international enforcement, human rights, the nature of the rule of law in cyberspace, visions of the rule of law in cyberspace. Abstracts (of not more than 750 words) should be submitted to Paulina Starski [starski {at} mpil(.)de] and Nicholas Tsagourias (] by 17 November 2018. Please include the following information with your abstract: your name, affiliation, email address, whether you are an ESIL member, plus a one-page curriculum vitae. Complete paper drafts will be required by 4 March 2019. For the full call, see here. For further information on the Research Forum please visit ESIL’s website.

7. We Have Come a Long Way: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70 Conference. TU Dresden – in cooperation with Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Martin Luther University Halle and  University of Leipzig – will convene a conference  ‘We Have Come a Long Way: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70 – Normativity and Compliance’ in Dresden (Germany) on 7 – 8 December 2018. The conference will bring together members of UN monitoring organs, judges of the ECJ and the ECtHR and scholars. It will confront practice with theory and vice versa on the topics of compliance procedures, implementation deficits and the normativity of international human rights. Keynote speaker will be Professor Georges Abi-Saab. For further information, see here

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