Announcements: Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism Workshop; Russian Aggression and International Criminal Justice Symposium; PhD Scholarships on Law and Transformation; International Human Rights Standards and Systems Course; CfP European Yearbook of Constitutional Law; EU Migration and Asylum Law Summer School; SIEL Global Conference; The Monroe Doctrine Conference; Remembering Karen Knop Roundtable

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1. Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism in the Public Interest Workshop. On 31 October – 1 November 2023, the T.M.C. Asser Instituut is organising a workshop entitled ‘Countering terrorism and violent extremism in the public interest’ in The Hague, the Netherlands, and online. There is a related call for abstracts of up to 500 words on topics falling within the workshop’s overarching themes (deadline 16 June 2023). Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to submit a 3,000-word paper by 15 September 2023 which will be circulated among the workshop’s participants in advance to facilitate in-depth discussions and feedback. After the workshop, a selected number of authors will be invited to submit their paper to be part of an edited volume. They particularly welcome abstract submissions from early career researchers from across the globe. In addition, there are possibilities for funding to cover some travel expenses and accommodation costs for those attending in-person (further details to follow).

2. Russian Aggression, the War in Ukraine and the Future of International Criminal Justice Symposium. On 22 May 2023, the European Society of International Law’s Interest Group on International Criminal Justice, in collaboration with the Journal of International Criminal Justice, will hold a symposium, by Zoom, on ‘Russian Aggression, the War in Ukraine and the Future of International Criminal Justice’. Programme and Registration are accessible here.

3. Ph.D. Scholarships on Law and Transformation (Deadline: June 11, 2023). The Joachim Herz Doctoral School at Leuphana University Lüneburg is inviting graduates of law (and related social science disciplines) to apply for scholarships for the structured Ph.D. programme on Law and Transformation (starting: 01 October 2023). Up to nine Ph.D. scholarships (1,650 euros per month) will be available. Applications are particularly welcome on (1) Digitisation/Digitality and Law, (2) Climate Change/Decarbonisation and Law, (3) (Inter-)National Conflicts and Law, and (4) Law as a Factor in Transformations. For further information see here

4. Training course on The International Human Rights Standards and System: Monitoring and Implementation Strategies at the National Level at the Geneva Academy. The Geneva Human Rights Platform, a project of the Geneva Academy, is organising a training course on the International Human Rights Standards and System: Monitoring and Implementation Strategies at the National Level. With leading experts from UN Treaty Bodies, Special Procedures, UN Agencies, NGOs and academia, this training course will delve into the means and mechanisms through which national actors can best coordinate their human rights monitoring and implementation efforts, enabling them to strategically navigate the UN human rights system and use the various mechanisms available in their day-to-day work. The course will take place from 3 –  7 July 2023 in Geneva and online. Discounts are available for master and PhD students. More information and the application form can be found here.

5. Call for Papers: Sixth Volume of the European Yearbook of Constitutional Law – Varieties of Constitutionalism. The European Yearbook of Constitutional Law (EYCL) invites scholars from around the world to submit proposals for its 2024 issue on “Varieties of Constitutionalism”. The deadline for proposals is 9 June 2023. The EYCL is an annual publication devoted to the study of constitutional law. The yearbook provides a forum for in-depth analysis and discussion of new developments in constitutional law in Europe and beyond.

6. EU Migration and Asylum Law and Policy Summer School. The 23rd edition of the Summer School on EU Migration and Asylum Law and Policy organised by the Odysseus Network will take place in Brussels from 3 – 14 July 2023. The summer school is a legally focused program made of three parts (introductory courses to EU law, migration including visas and borders, as well as asylum) with lecturers coming from all EU Member States and EU officials from Commission, Parliament, Council, Court of Justice or EU agencies. Le cours d’été existe aussi en français. The summer school will focus this year on the progress made with the adoption of the New Migration Pact proposed by the European Commission, and in particular on the issue of solidarity between Member States. The summer school is organised on site at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) but is also available online. For more information, see here.

7. SIEL Global Conference 2023: International Economic Law in Times of Geo-Political Confrontation & Geo-Economic Fragmentation. SIEL has released the draft program for SIEL 2023 which is now available on the SIEL website. The Eighth Biennial Global Conference of the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL) will take place on 12-14 July 2023 in Bogotá (Colombia), co-hosted by and in collaboration with Universidad Externado de Colombia and Universidad del Rosario Colombia. The 2023 SIEL Global Conference aims to rebuild our community links after three years of not being able to come together. They encourage participation in person (a remote option will be available). The program features several keynote speakers, four roundtables, 28 panels, poster presentations and the chance to connect and network with academics, practitioners, (inter)governmental and non-governmental representatives. To register for the conference, go to the SIEL 2023 registration page on Eventbrite (disregard any “Buy Tickets” button on the SIEL website). Early bird pricing is available until 25 May 2023.

8. Deadline Extended to May 31: The Monroe Doctrine – History, Interpretations, Legacy.  The Justus-Liebig Universität Giessen and the TRACE Research Center “Transformations of Political Violence” is convening an international conference to mark 200 years since the pronouncement of the Monroe Doctrine. Panels will address the historical background of the Monroe Doctrine in transnational perspective, the rearrangement and new interpretation of the Monroe Doctrine from the 1880’s to the 1940’s, and the contemporary legacies of the Monroe Doctrine. Proposals can be sent in English, French, German and Spanish by email to raphael.cahen {at} recht.uni-giessen(.)de; L.Castellanos {at} asser(.)nl; simon {at} soz.uni-frankfurt(.)de by 31 May  2023 with an abstract of 250 words and a short CV. The proceedings will appear in a peer-reviewed publication. In principle, transportation should be covered by participants, but accepted panelists will be able to apply for travel grants subject to available funding. The full call for papers is here.

9. Tel Aviv University International Law Workshop: Remembering Karen Knop – A Roundtable on Her International Law Scholarship. This roundtable will take place on 15 May 2023, 16:15 – 17:45 Tel Aviv Time. The conveners are Natalie Davidson, Aeyal Gross and Eliav Lieblich. The Speakers are: Kerry Rittich, University of Toronto; Fleur Johns,  UNSW Sydney; Robert Wai, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University; and,  Robert Howse, NYU School of Law. Email ILworkshopTAU {at} gmail(.)com to register, Join via Zoom.

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