Announcements: German Practice in International Law; Research Position in Climate Change Law and Policy Programme; Human Rights Essay Award Competition; CfP The Cyprus Review; ESIL Interest Group on Peace and Security

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1. German Practice in International Law. German Practice in International Law (GPIL) publishes case studies on German State practice in the field of public international law. Each case study presents the German position on a particular question of public international law and puts that position in its wider factual and political context. Where applicable, it also records the reactions of other States and provides a legal assessment of the German position. Case studies are based on decisions by German courts, diplomatic notes, official government statements, answers to parliamentary questions, government reports, or statements before international organizations. All documents or extracts thereof not otherwise available in English are translated into English. GPIL covers the full spectrum of public international law ranging from air and space law to the use of force. The material is arranged in 35 broad subject categories. The material is presented without hyperlinks or references as many of the original documents will be in German. A fully referenced version of all entries will be published annually in book form. If you are interested in State practice, please check out GPIL here and subscribe to the newsletter.

2. CIL Research Position in Climate Change Law and Policy Programme. CIL invites applications for a Research Associate to join our Climate Change Law and Policy Programme. For more details, please see here

3. 2020 Human Rights Essay Award Competition. The Human Rights Essay Award, sponsored by the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at the American University Washington College of Law, seeks to stimulate the production of scholarly work in international human rights law. The topic of the 2020 competition is Rule of Law and Human Rights: Strengthening Democratic Institutions. Participants have the flexibility to choose any subject related to this topic, however, the scope of the submission must directly relate to this year’s topic or it will be disqualified. International human rights law can be understood to include international humanitarian law and international criminal law. We will award two winners — one for a submission in English and one for a submission in Spanish — with a full scholarship (including lodging and transportation to and from Washington, D.C.) to complete the Certificate of Attendance or Diploma in the 2020 Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law which will take place from 25 May – 12 June 2019. The deadline to enter your submission is 1 February 2020. Only participants with a law degree are eligible to enter. If you would like additional information or have any questions, contact hracademy {at} wcl.american(.)edu or iamoot {at} wcl.american(.)edu.

4. Call for Papers: The Cyprus Review. The Cyprus Review (TCR) has issued its Spring 2020 Call for Papers on ‘Gender in Cyprus: Equality, Rights, and Beyond’ and invites submissions on a wide range of gender-related topics pertinent to Cyprus. The full text call available here. Our Citation and Style Guidelines can be found here. TCR strongly encourages submissions by International Law, Human Rights, and Gender Studies scholars, especially approaches employing critical legal studies methodology and/or pertaining to the TWAIL scholarship. TCR also endorses emerging scholars and unrepresented voices, as part of its pledge to academic pluralism. The deadline for article submissions is 1 February 2020. Articles can be submitted either through our online platform (available on our website – registration required) or via email (cy_review {at}, email subject ‘TCR Spring 2020, Gender in Cyprus’).

5. ESIL Interest Group on Peace and Security: Solidarity – The Quest for Founding Utopias of International Law. The ESIL Interest Group on Peace and Security is proposing to organise a side event during the 2020 ESIL Research Forum at the Department of Law, University of Catania. The 2020 Forum will address the topic ‘Solidarity: The Quest for Founding Utopias of International Law’ and the Interest Group’s side event will take place on 23 April 2020. We invite papers from early-career scholars which address this theme in the context of peace and security, and welcome those which focus particularly on: The legal relationship between sovereignty, solidarity and utopia; Solidarity, utopia and peace, and their theoretical alignment; The balance between the competing demands of solidarity and security; or, Isolationism, security and solidarity. See here for further information

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