Announcements: European Social Charter Event; Interpretation of Customary International Law Conference; Sea Level Rise Webinar; CfP Groningen Journal of European Law; UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; Climate Change Workshop; Life Imprisonment Human Rights Webinar; CfS Brazilian Journal of International Law; Jindal Society for International Law Lectures; CfP Public Interest Litigation; Biodiversity Law and Governance Webinars; Hague Academy of International Law Courses

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1. 1961 European Social Charter Anniversary Event. The University of Nottingham Human Rights Law Centre, together with the  Roma Tre Centro Internazionale di Ricerca ‘Diritto e Globalizzazione’ and the European Social Charter Department of the Council of Europe, are hosting an event marking the 60th anniversary of the 1961 European Social Charter. Featuring expert speakers, this workshop will focus on ‘taking stock’ of the Charter and the work of its supervisory body – the European Committee of Social Rights – so far.  The event will take place on line on 28 April, 10:00-13:30 GMT. For more information and online registration see here

2. Interpretation of Customary International Law: Methods, Interpretative Choices and the Role of Coherence, 25-26 November 2021. This conference addresses the methods international judges from all branches of international law use to interpret rules of customary international law (CIL). 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. Participants are invited from several legal professions – scholars, judges and lawyers – including senior and junior researchers. We invite the participants to submit an abstract of no more than 500 words by 18 April 2021. Successful applicants are expected to submit a paper of 5,000 words no later than 24 September 2021. Selected papers will be published in an edited volume. You can find more information and the full call for papers here. 

3. Sea Level Rise between Responsibility and Protection – Webinar, 31 March, 5.30 p.m. CEST. The Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict’s (IFHV) research cluster on Humanitarian Governance and Management will host an interdisciplinary online expert panel on legal and humanitarian issues arising in the context of sea level rise across the globe. Together with Prof. Dr. Volker Röben from the Unversity of Dundee, ILC Member Prof. Dr. Patrícia Galvão Teles and Sanne Hogesteeger M.A. from the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre the IFHV invites you to attend the webinar and discuss legal and practical issues relating to sea level rise. These issues will revolve around international responsibility for the prevention and mitigation of sea level rise, statehood and submerged territories as well as practical and legal protection of affected populations. Register now using the link on the event poster here.

4. Call for Papers: Groningen Journal of European Law (Volume 1). The Groningen Journal of European Law (GJEL) would like to invite scholars to submit their manuscripts for the journal’s very first volume. Submissions should be between 8,000 to 12,000 words, and within the scope of European Union law. Please check the submission guidelines for more information. The journal accepts and publishes articles on a rolling basis – Volume 1 runs through the entirety of 2021. The link to the call for papers can be found here.

5. New Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law (AVL). The Codification Division of the UN Office of Legal Affairs recently added the following materials to the Historic Archives of the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law: An introductory note by Gay McDougall on the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, 1965; and, an introductory note by Surya P. Subedi on the Declaration on the Right to Development, 1986.

6.Climate Change Litigation and Human Rights Arguments: Stocktaking and a Look at the Future’ Workshop. This workshop will take place on 6 – 7 May 2021 at Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa. Over the course of two days, academic experts and practitioners involved in high profile climate cases globally will assess the potential and the shortcomings of using human rights arguments in climate change litigation, drawing on comparative insights from the international, regional and national level. The workshop will be a hybrid event, combining in person and online speakers and discussants, and will be live streamed. The academic output of the workshop will be a special issue of the Journal of Human Rights and the Environment, to be published in late 2021. The workshop is part of ‘All4Climate – Italy 2021’ programme, promoting 2021 as the Year of Climate Ambition. It is supported by Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, the University of Stirling, the University of Eastern Finland and the European University Institute. It benefits from sponsorship by the British Academy and the Global Network for the Study of Human Rights and the Environment. Further information including a draft programme, can be found here.

7. European Court of Human Rights’ Webinar on ‘Human Punishment: Life Imprisonment and the Right to Hope’: The Criminal Law Group of the European Court of Human Rights, in cooperation with the University of Bologna, Liverpool John Moores University and ‘Beyond Detention’ Interest Group is convening a series of webinars on the broader theme of ‘Punishment, Detention, Crisis: Academic Judicial Dialogues’. The first instalment of the series is scheduled for Monday 22 March 2021 at 3 pm London time (4 pm CET or 10 am EST). The Webinar is chaired by the President of the ECtHR, Robert Spano, and features Ksenija Turković (ECtHR Vice-President) and Dirk van Zyl Smit (Emeritus at Nottingham University) as speakers, and Bernard Harcourt (Professor at Columbia Law School) as discussant. The full programme of the event and registration are available on the Event page. The webinar series is directed by Ksenija Turković and organised by Paolo Lobba (ECtHR/Bologna University) and Triestino Mariniello (Liverpool John Moore University). 

8. Call for Submissions: Brazilian Journal of International Law. The Brazilian Journal of International Law invites submissions for a special issue on “International law and deglobalization”, to be published in December 2021.  The deadline for submission is 31 May 2021. For more information, see here

9. Jindal Society for International Law Lecture Series. The Jindal Society for International Law is hosting a lecture series titled “Future of Internationalism and International Law” across the months of March, April, and May. The lecture series is inaugurated by Prof. (Dr.) Vesselin Popovski, OP Jindal Global University. The series aims to generate greater scholarly interest in the field of International Law and to foster dialogue and critical engagement with this field of study. The series explores the dynamic and multifaceted nature of this field and aims at providing exposure to students and to those passionate about International Law along with the chance to interact with experts from this area of practice. The series can be accessed online and has lectures across the three months which are hosted live via Zoom and are also available later on Youtube. For more information on the series, please see here

10. Call for Papers: The Potential of Public Interest Litigation in International Law. As there is growing interest in using international courts in the public interest, this project, funded by the University of Exeter and the University of Geneva, aims at analysing what challenges lie ahead and how to overcome them. In order to tackle these questions, the organisers invite abstract submissions that address the potential of public interest litigation in international law. All selected authors will be invited to present their paper at a two-day workshop to be held at the University of Exeter, United Kingdom on the 11 – 12 November 2021. A keynote speech will be delivered by Professor Makane Moïse Mbengue (University of Geneva) at the opening of the workshop. The desired output is the publication of an edited collection of the best papers presented at the workshop. Further details can be found here. Contact at pilitigation.genex {at} gmail(.)com.

11. Biodiversity Law and Governance Webinar Series. The Centre for Environmental Law, Macquarie University at Sydney, Australia is inviting participants to its first ever Biodiversity Law and Governance webinar series: Law & Nature Dialogues in 2021. The March webinar will be held on 22 March, 5pm AEST, featuring Prof An Cliquet, Ghent University, Belgium regarding the European Union’s 2030 Biodiversity Strategy. The whole program and registration details for the webinar can be found here.

12. The 2021 Online Summer Courses of The Hague Academy of International Law. The Hague Academy of International Law, being unable to offer its courses in-person in the summer of 2021 due to the ongoing health crisis, will organize the 2021 Summer Courses online. The Public International Law session will be held between 5 – 23 July 2021, and the Private International Law session between 26 July – 13 August 2021. The Academy will offer registered attendees the opportunity to follow the courses in webinar format through Zoom and Vimeo. Registration fee: €275 for one session; €500 for both sessions. There are no Academy scholarships available. The registration period will be open between 1 April – 27 June 2021. As the number of places is unlimited, the Academy will not undertake any selection process. To consult the page related to the 2021 Online Summer Courses on the Academy website, please click on the link. The detailed programme of the courses is available here. Registrations will be accepted via the online registration form starting 1 April 2021.

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