Announcements: Digital Evidence and International Courts Event; The Changing Nature of Wildlife Law Webinar; Sociological Perspectives on International Economic & Human Rights Law Workshop; CfP Contested Equality; ECHR Panel, Minimalism vs. Maximalism; CfP Constitutionalism Beyond the State; 20 Years of Intervention in Afghanistan Conference

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1. Digital Evidence and International Courts Online Event. The BUL International Law Group is hosting on 9 May at 16.00 UK time, Alexa Koenig from the University of California, Berkeley, Yvonne McDermott Rees from the University of Swansea and Raquel Vazquez Llorente, Head of Law & Policy at Witness and member of the Tech Board of the International Criminal Court in an online event chaired by Elena Abrusci (Brunel University London), titled ‘Digital Evidence and International Courts’. Register here for the webinar in advance.

2. Towards a Biodiversity Law – The Changing Nature of Wildlife Law Webinar. The Centre for Environmental Law, Macquarie University, Darug Nation (Sydney, Australia) is hosting its third Law and Nature Dialogue webinar for Semester 1, 2022. Delivered in partnership with the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law’s Biodiversity Law Specialist Group, the Law and Nature Dialogues webinar series hosts scholars from around the world to address a broad range of cutting-edge biodiversity law issues. The May webinar will be presented by Professor Colin Reid, University of Dundee, on 18 May 2022 at 5pm (AEST, Sydney time). The session will be chaired by Associate Professor Peter Davies. The title of the webinar is “Towards a Biodiversity Law – The Changing Nature of Wildlife Law.” The talk considers features of the development of wildlife law. It has evolved from simply restraining the most directly harmful conduct directed against a few favoured sites and species towards a more holistic approach. This has required the law to become more pervasive, applying in ever more situations, and more positive, as shown by the change in terminology from protection to conservation.  More information can be found on the events section of the Centre for Environmental Law’s website. Attendance is free. Register here to receive the zoom link. Recordings of this and all future and past Law and Nature Dialogues can be viewed on the Macquarie CEL YouTube account.

3. The EUI Workshop on Sociological Perspectives on International Economic Law and Human Rights Law (May 13-14, 2022). The European University Institute (EUI) Workshop on Sociological Perspectives on International Economic Law and Human Rights Law will take place on 13 – 14 May 2022 in the Robert Schuman Centre, Conference Room – Villa La Fonte, Via delle Fontanelle 18 – San Domenico di Fiesole (Fiesole, Florence). This fifth workshop on the sociology of international law will focus on various sociological aspects pertaining to international economic law and human rights law, as well as to interrelationships between these two major legal fields. Participants will explore diverse interactions between sociological concepts and broad range of legal rules and institutions in these spheres. For more details and the full program, see here. Those interested in attending the workshop should email Mia Saugman at Mia.Saugman {at} eui(.)eu.

4. Call for Papers: International Conference on ‘Contested Equality: International and Comparative Legal Perspectives’, University of Zurich. The Faculty of Law (URPP Equality of Opportunity) of the University of Zurich welcomes proposals for paper presentations at the International Conference on Contested Equality: International and Comparative Legal Perspectives, which will take place in Zurich, Switzerland, on the 20 – 21 October 2022. Selected conference papers will be published in a special issue of a journal or in an edited volume. Abstracts should be submitted by 20 May 2022. Find out more and see the Call for Papers here.

5. Online Panel: Minimalism vs. Maximalism? Challenges and Future Directions in the Interpretation of the European Convention on Human Rights (8 June, 4 pm CET). How does, and how should, the European Court of Human Rights interpret and apply the rights protected under the European Convention on Human Rights? The perceived tension between ‘minimalist’ and ‘maximalist’ approaches has remained a focal point in recent developments and debates on the subject. Building on three recently published books (see the symposium here), Dr Corina Heri, Dr Natasa Mavronicola and Dr Jens T. Theilen are joined by Professor Eva Brems to reflect on some prominent challenges and potential directions in Strasbourg doctrine in light of and beyond the ‘minimalism-maximalism’ dichotomy. To attend, register here

6. Call for Papers: Solange 50th Anniversary Conference – Constitutionalism Beyond the State and the Role of Domestic Constitutional Courts. The WZB Berlin and the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg are hosting, at the occasion of the upcoming 50th Anniversary of the Solange I-decision of the German Constitutional Court, a Workshop and a Conference “Solange 50th Anniversary Conference: Constitutionalism beyond the state and the role of domestic constitutional courts” to be held in Berlin on 12 – 13 January 2023 (Workshop) and on 30 –  31 May 2024 (Conference). The deadline for submitting abstracts is 12 June 2022. See here for more information. 

7. 20 Years of Intervention in Afghanistan: The Post-9/11 Jus Belli Conference. The Lisbon Centre for Research in Public Law along with the Portuguese National Defence Institute is organising  a two-day conference aimed at discussing the development of international law and the use of force in the 21st century. The event will be held at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, in Lisbon, Portugal on 20 – 21 May 2022. The programme of the event can be found here. Register here if you wish to attend the conference.

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