Announcements: Essex Public International Law Lectures; Athens PIL Discussion Group; Paris Vacancy; Washington College LLM; Riesenfeld Symposium; CfP Palestine Yearbook of International Law; ICC Panel Discussion & Book Launch; CfP Ius Inter Gentes; Climate Change Conference; Tun Suffian Memorial Lecture

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1. Essex Public International Law Lecture Series Lectures. The conveners of the Essex Public International Law Lecture Series (Dr Meagan Wong and Dr Emily Jones) are hosting two lectures. The first,  to be given by Dr Surabhi Ranganathan (University of Cambridge), is entitled ‘Terra/aqueous: vexing vents and amphibious legalities in the Anthropocene’ and  will be held on Wednesday 23 February 2022 at 5pm GMT. For more information and to register, see here.  The second lecuture, by Professor Bjørn Kunoy, Professor of Public International Law, University of the Faroe Islands, is entitled ‘Interrelationship of Inner and Outer Continental Shelf Entitlements’, and will be chaired by Dr Meagan Wong, School of Law, University of Essex via Zoom at 12pm on Friday 25 February 2022. For further information and registration, see here.

2. Athens PIL Discussion Group Online Meeting. This online meeting will take place on Wednesday 23 February at 18.30-20.00 (Athens time zone, EET) and will be a discussion with Dr. Martins Paparinskis on“Crippling Compensation after the Armed Activities on the Territory of the Congo Case”. Register and book your ticket here or livestream the event on the Athens PIL Youtube page or via Facebook.

3. University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne Vacancy. The University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, a member of Una Europa, is looking for a Professor of Public International Law and Regional Law to join the Sorbonne Law School. The successful candidate is expected to start on 1 September 2022 in Paris. They must either be a tenured Professor in a French university or hold an equivalent foreign position with similar qualifications. The successful candidate must be recognised for their work and publications in Public International Law, Foreign Law, and the Law of Regional Organisations and Regional Integration. For further information, see here.  

4. American University Washington College of Law LLM. The LL.M. in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law is accepting applications for its three tracks: in-person, hybrid and online programs. A flexible curriculum which is focused on over 20 human rights courses offers experiential education that allows students to acquire hands-on experience through externships, internships and research opportunities with human rights faculty and experts. Deadline to apply is 1 May and classes begin August 2022. Email humanrightsllm {at} wcl.american(.)edu to set up a zoom appointment. This degree is also offered in a bilingual format (LL.M. en Derechos Humanos y Derecho Internacional Humanitario) for multi-lingual lawyers looking to receive formal training in both languages. Students can opt to do the program in English, Spanish or in a bilingual format. See here for further information.

5. 2022 Riesenfeld Symposium. The 2022 Riesenfeld Symposium will provide a forum for both academic and practical discussion of global antitrust issues. The Symposium will gather scholars, policy makers, and legal practitioners to discuss the issues and concerns that have arisen as a result of different approaches to antitrust policies.  The keynote speaker will be Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition and the Executive Vice President of the European Commission for A Europe Fit for the Digital Age. Commissioner Vestager’s keynote will be followed by three panels and light dinner/reception with practitioners in the antitrust realm. The symposium includes options to attend both in-person and virtually, with attendees encouraged to attend in person if possible. The Symposium will take place on 22 February 2022, at Berkeley Law.  To register, see here.  

6. Call for Papers: Palestine Yearbook of International Law. The Palestine Yearbook of International Law (PYBIL) has opened an invitation for a round of submissions for Volume XXIV, with a deadline of 31 March 2022. They are interested in particular in critical approaches to public international law, and welcome submissions in relation to Palestine. In addition, the PYBIL welcomes articles on critical legal studies, Third World Approaches of International Law (TWAIL), and Critical Race Theory (CRT). This peer-reviewed volume will include articles, case commentaries, and book reviews. For a list of previous volumes, see here. The contact address for submissions is iol.pyil {at} birzeit(.)edu. The contact address for queries is Dr. Nimer Sultany, Editor-in-Chief: ns30 {at} soas.ac(.)uk  or Mr. Ata Hindi and Ms. Reem al-Botmeh, Assistant Editors: iol.pyil {at} birzeit(.)edu

7. Online Panel Discussion and Book Launch: ‘The Past, Present and Future of the International Criminal Court’. The International Nuremberg Principles Academy is organising an online panel discussion on the International Criminal Court (ICC) on 22 February 2022 from 16:00 CET to 17:45 CET. At the same time, the event will mark the online book launch of the fifth volume of the Nuremberg Academy Series, entitled The Past, Present and Future of the International Criminal Court, edited by Dr. Alexander Heinze and Dr. Viviane E. Dittrich. In light of the twentieth anniversary of the entry into force of the Rome Statute in 2022, it is timely and topical to critically examine the achievements, challenges and critiques of the ICC. The discussion will focus on select topical issues, including the Court’s effectiveness, international cooperation, completion strategies and impact of the Court, as well as the centrality of the ICC in the fight against impunity alongside other accountability mechanisms and national prosecutions. Find more information on the event and register on the Nuremberg Academy website.

8. Call for Papers: Ius Inter Gentes – Revista de Derecho Internacional y Relaciones Internacionales 2022, Special Edition for the 20th Anniversary of the entry into force of the Rome Statute. Ius Inter Gentes is a journal published by the association of the same name formed by students and alumni of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru School of Law. Ius Inter Gentes has been committed to the dissemination of International Law since 2003, and in 2020 a new series of the journal was published. The third edition of this new series will honor the 20th anniversary of the Rome Statute and the work of the International Criminal Court. Original articles, in English or Spanish, discussing these subjects from perspectives of International Criminal Law, International Humanitarian Law, or Internal Law of Human Rights are invited. This edition will be published in July 2022. See here for the call for papers, and see here for guidelines for participants.

9. Professor S P Sathe 16th International Conference on Politico-Legal Dimensions of Climate Change: Past, Present, and Future. Climate change has emerged over the last few decades as the ‘defining human development challenge of the 21st Century’. The legal journey of balancing the responsibility for climate change is one fraught with many hurdles. The diversity between the climate change contributors and the climate change vulnerables and their conflicting interests has delayed the global response to climate change, taking us to the brink of disaster. Through this conference, there will be an opportunity to shed light on this issue and to seek to create a a policy that can be applied to address climate change at the local level and may later serve as a blueprint for different regions and stakeholders. For more details, see here.

10. The 12th Tun Suffian Memorial – Faculty of Law Golden Jubilee Lecture. This lecture will take place on Wednesday 9 February 2022, 16:00 – 18:00, online via Zoom. See here to register.  Entitled Reflections and Lessons of a Constitutional Judge: Decision Making, Law and Politics, Legitimacy and Acceptance, the lecture will be given by Professor Dr. Dieter Grimm, Professor of Law, Humboldt University Berlin, Senator, Deutsche Nationalstiftung and Judge of the Federal Constitutional Court (1987 to 1999). For enquiries, email umlaw_research {at} um.edu(.)my.

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