Announcements: Gillian White Lecture; International Organization Syllabus; Sustainable Finance Conference; CfP ABILA’s International Law Weekend; BIICL Training Programme; Nexus between International and Constitutional Law Webinar; International Climate Change Regime Seminar; CfA Value(s) of the ECHR; CfP Multilateral Investment Court & Sub-Saharan Africa; GMU Academy on Oceans Law and Policy

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1. 2022 Annual Gillian White Lecture. The Manchester International Law Centre has opened registration for the 2022 Gillian White Lecture to be given this year by Professor Dr. Diane Desierto on The Human Right to Development as a New Foundation for International Economic Law’. The Lecture will take place in person and online on Thursday 5 May 2022 at 17:00. For further details and a link to register attendance, see here. Diane Desierto was named chair-rapporteur of the United Nations’ Expert Group on the Right to Development and has overseen the finalization of the Draft Convention on the Right to Development. The prestigious Gillian White Lectures focus on issues important to international economic law and were instituted to commemorate the legacy of the first woman to be appointed professor in law in mainland Britain, Professor Gillian White. To find out more about this lecture series, see here.

2. International Organization Syllabus #IOslawsyllabus. The ESIL Interest Group on International Organisations has launched an open access syllabus initiative to collect useful resources on international organisations across disciplines, methods and approaches. What are the best books or journal articles you have read on international organisations, their work and histories? Have you watched a great movie about IOs that you can recommend to others? The finalised syllabus will be shared with the international law community through our website and Twitter. You can add your recommendations (name of the resource and the author(s) names is sufficient) here or email them to CoordinatingCommittee[@]igioesil[.]blog.

3. Sustainable Finance in European Jurisdictions Conference. The Ferenc Mádl Institute of Comparative Law, Justus Liebig University Giessen and Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) are organizing the conference Sustainable Finance in European Jurisdictions, with the aim of investigating from a comparative law perspective the regulation underpinning the capital flow into sustainable enterprises. The conference brings together academics to present their findings on 14 different European jurisdictions, seeking to discuss regulation in order to address inconsistencies and identify the path forward. The conference will be organized at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest and will also be transmitted via Zoom. Attendance is free of charge, however prior registration is mandatory. Find the conference agenda and registration form here.

4. Call for Panel Proposals: ABILA’s International Law Weekend 2022. The American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA) invites panel proposals for International Law Weekend (ILW) 2022.  ILW is the annual conference of the American Branch. The theme for this year’s meeting, held during the Branch’s centennial year, is The Next 100 Years of International Law. After two years of virtual meetings, ILW will return to in-personal attendance in New York City on 20 – 22 October. For more information on submitting a panel proposal, see here. Any questions can be sent to ILW Administrative Coordinator Madaline George at ilw {at} ila-americanbranch(.)org.

5. BIICL Training Programme: Summer 2022. During summer 2022, BIICL will offer its Law of the Sea course alongside two new programmes: the European Rule of Law Toolbox and a new course on Foundation of Public International Law. Each course is convened and taught by international experts from BIICL’s own team in collaboration with external partners, combining academic expertise with practical experience in these fields of law. A limited number of scholarships are available for each course to provide financial assistance for people who cannot otherwise participate, and for people from communities that are currently under-represented in the legal community. Discounts for group bookings and individual members of BIICL are also available. More information can be found on the BIICL website.

6. International Constitutionalism and the Nexus between International and Constitutional Law Webinar. On 25 April the BUL International Law Group will be holding an online event on the nexus between international and constitutional law, hosting inter alia Greece’s former Deputy Prime Minister, Prof. Evangelos Venizelos, Professor Tom Ginsburg from the University of Chicago and Associate Professor Yaniv Roznai from Reichman University (IDC Herzliya). The panel will be chaired by me, Dr Solon Solomon, Brunel University London. The Zoom webinar link for prior registration can be found here

7. SCIEL ILA Regional Seminar Series: The Evolution of the International Climate Change Regime. The members of the Sheffield Centre for International and European Law (SCIEL) are hosting the upcoming instalment of the International Law Association Regional Seminar Series from 3.00–4.30pm (BST) on Wednesday 27 April 2022. Event flyer. In this virtual seminar, Professor Rajamani will reflect on how the international climate change regime is evolving. She will consider to what extent the logic of the (hybrid architecture of the) Paris Agreement is playing itself out, and the directions in which the Paris Agreement is being taken through national and regional litigation and advances in science, including through the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change framework. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. The ILA Regional Seminar Series is open to anyone with an interest in public international law. To attend this virtual event, register here. Any questions should be sent to the co-convenors, Erika Hennequet (e.hennequet {at} sheffield.ac(.)uk) or Callum Musto (c.musto {at} sheffield.ac(.)uk).

8. Call for Abstracts: The Value(s) of the European Convention on Human Right, University of Birmingham. The University of Birmingham Law School and PluriCourts, University of Oslo, are organizing a workshop on the Value(s) of the European Convention on Human Rights on 8 – 9 September 2022, at the University of Birmingham. Details and abstract submission portal can be found here

9. Call for Papers: Making the Multilateral Investment Court Beneficial for Sub-Saharan Africa. The Mandela Institute, University of the Witwatersrand, the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, and Monash Law School are organising a workshop titled ‘Making the Multilateral Investment Court Beneficial for Sub-Saharan Africa’.  It will take place on 24 –  25 November 2022 at the Mandela Institute. The call can be found here. The call for papers is directed towards junior scholars based in Sub-Saharan Africa.  Their accommodation in and travel to Johannesburg will be covered in full.

10. Registration Open: GMU Academy on Oceans Law and Policy. Gujarat Maritime University, India is organising  the ‘GMU Academy on Oceans Law and Policy’ in online mode from 9 – 14 May 2022.  The Academy aims to contribute to the goals of expanding knowledge and having a positive impact on society, with the event assisting in a better understanding and dissemination of emerging challenges in Law of the Sea and challenges in Ocean Governance. The brochure of the event can be accessed here. For any query contact maritimelawcourse {at} gmu.edu(.)in  or +91 8056060819.

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