Announcements: Digital Rights Events; CfP Trade, Law and Development; CfA Funded PhD in IHRL; CfP Nordic Journal of Human Rights; Interpretation in International Law Workshop; EU Day Against Impunity Conversation; Law and Policy in European Integration Conference 

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1. An Evening with Nani Jansen, Digital Rights: Developments at Home and Abroad. On Wednesday 9 June, the Human Rights Lawyers’ Association will be hosting an online event on developments in the digital rights field with digital rights expert Nani Jansen Reventlow. The event will touch on topics such as the increasing threat to digital rights posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, digital rights and protests, the issue of A.I “automating bias” and will examine the the “decolonisation” of the digital rights field. This event is chaired by Aswini Weereratne QC and Tetevi Davi and is hosted by Doughty Street Chambers. For further information and to register, see here

2. Call for Papers: Trade, Law and Development. The Board of Editors of Trade, Law and Development [TL&D], invites original, unpublished manuscripts for publication in the Winter ’21 issue of the Journal (Vol. 13, No. 2) in the form of Articles, Notes, Comments, and Book Reviews. TL&D is a bi-annual publication of National Law University, Jodhpur, and has been ranked the best journal in India across all fields of law for seven consecutive years by Washington and Lee University, School of Law. Manuscripts received by 1 August 2021 pertaining to any area within the purview of international economic law will be reviewed for publication in the issue.
 For detailed submission guidelines, see here

3. Call for Applications: Funded PhD in International Human Rights Law. The Department of Law and Criminology at Royal Holloway, University of London is inviting students to apply for a full-time scholarship for a PhD on International Human Rights Futures. Proposals are sought in two areas, including theoretical rethinking, reimagining, and reconstructing IHRL and/or the use of strategic litigation. More details about the topics, eligibility, supervision, and contact details can be found here. The closing date for applications is Friday 18 June 2021 5pm GMT. Interviews are expected to take place at the end of June-beginning of July.

4. Call for Papers: 40th Anniversary Special Issue of the Nordic Journal of Human Rights (NJHR), entitled “The Future of Human Rights”. For the 40th anniversary of the Nordic Journal of Human Rights – a forum for interdisciplinary exchanges on human rights in the Nordic region and beyond – papers are invited that provide insights on the future development of human rights. For more information, please see here.

5. Interpretation in International Law: Rules, Content, and Evolution Online Workshop. The TRICI-Law project and the Department of Transboundary Legal Studies of the University of Groningen are hosting a workshop on ‘Interpretation in International Law: Rules, Content, and Evolution’ which will take place online on 11 June 2021. The workshop will examine current trends in the study of interpretation in international law. It will take stock of developments in treaty interpretation and examine issues of interpretation of international law stemming from other sources including customary international law, unilateral acts of states, and acts of international organisations. More details about the programme and registration can be found here. Registration is free. This workshop is part of the project ‘The Rules of Interpretation of Customary International Law’ (‘TRICI-Law’). This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme (Grant Agreement No 759728).

6. EU Day Against Impunity: ICC President Piotr Hofmánski in Conversation. On the occasion of the 6th EU Day Against Impunity, on 23 May, the Scientific Director of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Fundamental and Human Rights, as well as Professor of Fundamental and Human Rights Law at the University of Vienna, Michael Lysander Fremuth, had an online in-depth exchange with the ICC President Judge Piotr Hofmański. The conversation covered the significant work of the ICC in the fight against impunity for international core crimes, the challenges and opportunities in accountability proceedings at the international and domestic level, and the potential role and avenues of cooperation between EU Member States and the ICC in the fight against impunity. For more information and to follow the conversation, see here.

7. 4th Annual Conference: Law and Policy in European Integration (1960s-1990s). The objective of the conference is to enhance the understanding of what ‘integration through law’ means with a view to European policies. By bringing together case studies from a range of policy areas, the conference will (1) flag up the varying roles of different actors involved, (2) compare the relations between policy and law across policy areas old and new, and (3) assess change over time, including potential path dependencies. The aim is to acquire a better understanding of why and how European policy, which increasingly influences citizens’ lives, has come to address problems the way it does. The conference will be held at the Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and will take place as a video conference. Participation will be free and those interested should send an informal message to jmeyer {at} rg.mpg(.)de. Further information here

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