Announcements: Customary International Law Conference; CfA AI in the Public Sector; Justice for Atrocities Conference; Climate Change Webinar; Women, Peace and (Maritime) Security Lecture; Geneva Vacancy; Catharine Titi Symposium; CfP Law, Environmental and Development Journal; CfP European Yearbook on Human Rights; Inter-American Human Rights Moot Competition

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1. Conference: Interpretation of Customary International Law – Methods, Interpretative Choices & The Role of Coherence. TRICI-law, together with PluriCourts and Prof. Pauline Westerman and Dr. Konstiantyn Gorobets from the University of Groningen, is organizing a one and a half day conference in the Hague. The conference has three main themes: i) methods of interpretation of customary international law; ii) variation of interpretative choices across international courts and tribunals; and iii) coherence as an approach or goal in the context of interpretation of customary international law. The conference description and the programme can be found here. Register here (Day 1) and here (Day 2). 

2. Call for Abstracts: AI in the Public Sector (Asser Institute). The Asser Institute invites abstracts on the topic of ‘Law and Ethics of Artificial Intelligence in the Public Sector: From Principles to Practice and Policy’, for an interdisciplinary conference that will take place on 10 – 11 March 2022 in The Hague (subject to change). The conference seeks to generate insights on the principles, conditions, and methods that would allow to responsibly deploy AI in the public sphere. In order to develop solutions to the pressing challenges of AI, the ethical, legal, technical, and policy aspects must be addressed together. The conference will serve to build necessary bridges between disciplines, and to operationalise principles into practice and policy. Abstracts of 300‐600 words (together with a brief CV or biography) are due by 3 December 2021. Read more here.

3. Justice for Atrocities: Dialogues and Encounters between Latin-America and Europe Conference. On 6 – 7 December 2022, the conference ‘Justice for Atrocities: Dialogues and Encounters between Latin-America and Europe’ will be hosted at Westminster Law School (United Kingdom) and the University of Jyväskylä (Finland). The organizing committee invites paper abstracts. The conference will be either online or in a hybrid form (part online, part in London), depending on the availability of funds and the epidemiological situation. The organisers, Dr. Marco Longobardo (Westminster) and Dr. Juan-Pablo Pérez-León-Acevedo (Jyväskylä), welcome proposal submissions from academics and other professionals. The call for papers is available here.

4. Webinar ‘The Law of International Organizations Before Climate Change’. On 25 November at 10.00 am (CET), Cattolica University in Milan will host a conversation between Lorenzo Gasbarri and Jan Klabbers in the context of the webinar series ‘Climate Change as the Ultimate Grotian Moment(?)’, organised by Mariangela La Manna. The conference will tackle two main questions: ‘Where is the law of international organizations in climate change?’ and ‘where is climate change in the law of international organizations?’. The first question focuses on the institutional characteristics of the climate change regime and the status of so-called ‘informal’ institutions in international law. The scope of the second question is to situate environmental concerns in the law of international organizations, under which climate change is a threat, but also an opportunity to expand competences. More information and the link to attend the event can be found here. No previous registration is required.

5. Women, Peace and (Maritime) Security Lecture. The Convenors of the Essex Public International Law Lecture Series, Dr Emily Jones and Dr Meagan Wong, are hosting a lecture to be given by Professor Gina Heathcote, SOAS University of London on ‘Women, Peace and (Maritime) Security’ on 29 November 2021 at 6pm GMT. For more information and to register,  see here.

6. Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies Geneva Vacancy. The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies Geneva, Switzerland invites applications for a tenure-track full-time position at the rank of Assistant Professor of International Law. More information can be found here.

7. Online Book Symposium: Catharine Titi’s work ‘The Function of Equity in International Law’. This Symposium will take place on 23 November (16h00 CET). The event is organized by the ESIL Interest Group on International Economic Law. For further information and to register, see here

8. Call for Papers: The Law, Environmental and Development (LEAD) Journal. The Law, Environmental and Development Journal invites contributions for its Special Issue 2022 on ‘Planetary Health in Times of Converging Crises – Challenges and Opportunities’. The Special Issue will reflect on the successes and limitations of environmental law developments over the past five decades and the current converging crisis. Submissions are invited addressing critical reflections on environmental law; decolonization and the environment; environmental justice and equity; evolving environmental governance and institutional developments; public health and the environment; and, rethinking the foundations of environmental law beyond paradigms such as sustainable development (including degrowth & radical ecological democracy). Authors are invited to submit a title, 250-word abstract, and short biography to Jessy Thomas at leadjournal {at} gmail(.)com by 30 November 2021.

9. Call for Papers: European Yearbook on Human Rights. The European Yearbook on Human Rights is shedding light on current human rights topics of concern and the most pressing issues that impair human rights protection, the rule of law and democracy in Europe and beyond. Authors are invited to submit full contributions based on an abstract (max 500 words) by 15 December 2021. Abstracts should be submitted with a short bio to lisa.heschl {at} uni-graz(.)at. For further information or questions, email philip.czech {at} plus.ac(.)at.

10. Call for Registrations: 27th Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition (IAMOOT). American University Washington College of Law’s Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law invites JD/law students from all Law schools around the world to register as teams in the 2022 Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition. The 2022 Competition will be held in person from 23 – 27 May 2022. The hypothetical case focuses on “Climate Change and Human Rights: Impacts, Responsibilities, and Opportunities”. For more information on the competition, see here. See here for FAQs. More information for teams can be found here, and the calendar and registration can be found here.   

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