Announcements: EU-Charter of Fundamental Rights and National Fundamental Rights Conference; CfS Canadian Yearbook of International Law; Internally Displaced Persons and International Refugee Law Event; CfP Irish Yearbook of International Law; Armed Conflicts and the Environment Webinar

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1. Online Conference On the Relationship Between the EU-Charter of Fundamental Rights and National Fundamental Rights. The Wilhelm Merton Center for European Integration and International Economic Order at the Goethe University Frankfurt is is hosting their Online Conference “On the Relationship between the EU-Charter of Fundamental Rights and National Fundamental Rights” on 2 February 2023. Find the Conference Program here. The sometimes complex and controversial relationship between the fundamental rights of the European Union, as enshrined in the EU CFR, and national fundamental rights in its context of the constitutional court review is the result of a series of landmark decisions in the multilateral cooperation of European courts (Gerichtsverbund), which have led to the formation of a new fundamental rights architecture in the multi-level system. This conference aims to present these developments systematically and in a comparative legal manner. Register with psaila {at} jur.uni-frankfurt(.)de.

2. Call for Submissions: The Canadian Yearbook of International Law. The Canadian Yearbook of International Law, a peer-reviewed international legal journal, invites submissions of articles, notes and comments, in English or in French, that advance critical thinking in all areas of public or private international law. Submissions for each annual volume are encouraged by 31 January (although submissions may be considered at any time as the Yearbook has a rolling acceptance policy and publishes online throughout the year until each annual volume is filled). Detailed submission instructions are available here. Authors may opt for Open Access publication, potentially at no or discounted cost if their institution has a Read and Publish agreement with Cambridge University Press. Further information regarding the Yearbook’s Open Access Policy and Read and Publish agreements is available here and here. The Yearbook awards, from time to time, the Charles B Bourne Article Prize to the author of an article published in the Yearbook that makes an outstanding contribution to international law. The prize was established in honour of Charles B Bourne, founding editor-in-chief of the Yearbook from 1963 to 1992. The prize comes with an award of CDN$2500 as well as a US$250 voucher for Cambridge University Press publications.

3. Launch Event for Internally Displaced Persons and International Refugee Law (OUP 2022). Maynooth University has launched Internally Displaced Persons and International Refugee Law (OUP 2022) by Dr Bríd Ní Ghráinne, Associate Professor at the School of Law and Criminology. This event will take place at 16:30 (in person) on Thursday 2 February in Renehan Hall, St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth University. The launch is organised as part of the Maynooth LawCrim Research Seminars Series. Dr Ní Ghráinne will give a brief introduction to the book, followed by comments from Dr Ciara Smyth (Irish Centre for Human Rights) and Dr Beatriz Eugenia Sánchez-Mojica (IE University Madrid). The event will be moderated by Dr Fergus Ryan (Maynooth University). The launch will be followed by a drinks reception. More details about the event as well as registration are available here.

4. Call for Papers and Book Reviews: Irish Yearbook of International Law. An annual, peer reviewed publication, the Irish Yearbook of International Law is committed to the publication of articles of general interest in international law as well as articles that have a particular connection to, or relevance for, Ireland. The Yearbook is edited by Richard Collins (QUB), James Gallen (DCU), and Bríd Ní Ghráinne (Maynooth University), is published by Hart-Bloomsbury and is also available on HEIN Online. The Editors are currently welcoming book review proposals and paper submissions pertaining to any area of international law. The IYBIL Student Prize will be awarded to the best paper submission written by an individual enrolled in a degree programme at the time of submission. Papers are due on 31 March and review proposals are due by 21 February. For more information, see here

5. Webinar on Armed Conflicts and the Environment. This Webinar will take place on 2 February 2023 at 5 pm CEST via Zoom, Register here. At the intersection of environment and war, several fields of public international law, mainly laws of armed conflict, international environmental law, and human rights law, apply simultaneously. Karen Hulme, Dieter Fleck, Stavros-Evdokimos Pantazopoulos, and Anne Dienelt explore challenges and opportunities arising in this interplay. The event is hosted by the University of Helsinki Faculty of Law, the Environmental Peacebuilding Association, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and the World Commission on Environmental Law. 

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