Announcements: GLAR Gandhi Research Seminar Series; CfP Litigation and Transformative Changes in Environmental Governance Workshop; CfP Externalization of Migration Control Workshop; Intensive Doctoral Week; CfP Young European Law Scholars Conference; CfA International Humanitarian Law Competition & Advanced Spring School

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1. Global Law at Reading: Gandhi Research Seminar Series 2022/23. Global Law at Reading (GLAR) has announced the speakers for the Spring Term Gandhi Research Seminar Series 2022/23. All of the seminars will take place in-person at the University of Reading campus, and all are welcome. 1. Professor Philippa Webb (King’s College London), Using existing exceptions to sovereign immunity to advance accountability: potential and pitfalls, 18 January, 1-2pm, Palmer Building 108; 2. Professor Aoife Nolan (University of Nottingham), Giving Meaning to Social Rights in Europe at a Time of Pressure – the European Social Charter System in Action, 1 February, 1-2pm, Palmer Building 108; 3. Professor Dapo Akande (University of Oxford), Changes in Treaty Interpretation – The ICRC’s Revised Commentaries to the Geneva Conventions, 9 March, 2-3pm, Chancellors G04.

2. Call for Papers: Future Generations Litigation and Transformative Changes in Environmental Governance Workshop. Aarhus University and ELTE Law School are convening a joint workshop on ‘Future Generations Litigation and Transformative Changes in Environmental Governance’ to be held at ELTE University in Budapest on 8-9 June 2023. The workshop probes the growing body of future generation litigation case-law with the view to appraise the extent to which intergenerational rights and obligations can have a transformative impact on fundamental concepts and legal doctrines in environmental and climate governance. The keynote address will be delivered by Professor Klaus Bosselmann (University of Auckland) and the event will close with the endnote of Professor Mary Christina Wood (University of Oregon). The organizers welcome submissions on any of the topics listed in the Call for Papers, which is available here. The deadline is 31 January 2023, and the aim is to prepare an edited volume from the papers discussed at the workshop with a leading international publishing outlet.

3. Call for Papers: Externalization of Migration Control Workshop. States increasingly delegate migration control to third states and parties. They do so with a view to preventing migrants from reaching their shores, applying for territorial asylum, or invoking fundamental rights guarantees. States have been reluctant, however, to recognize that rights violations committed in the context of these extraterritorial practices give rise to accountability. On 26 May 2023, Utrecht University’s Focus Area on Migration and Societal Change will organize a workshop on this growing phenomenon of externalization of migration control. The organization welcomes papers that engage with this issue, especially from an international legal accountability perspective. Early-career researchers (at the doctoral or post-doctoral stage) are encouraged to apply.

4. Semaine Doctorale Intensive / Intensive Doctoral Week (12th Edition). The Intensive Doctoral Week (IDW) will take place from 12-17 June 2023 in Paris, and will enable PhD researchers to discuss their research with fellow doctoral students, but also to receive feedback from law professors with expertise in their field of inquiry. Moreover, the IDW is a forum where researchers from all over the world meet to discuss cross-cutting issues and innovative methodologies of legal research. Early and advanced PhD students focusing on any law-related topic may apply. Applications can be submitted either in French or in English. See here for more information and instructions on how to apply. Organising institutions: Sciences Po Law School and the Law and Political Science Doctoral School of Paris Nanterre University. Deadline: 7 January 2023

5. Call for Papers: 6th Young European Law Scholars Conference ‘The Future of EU Fundamental Rights’.​ The conveners of the 6th Young European Law Scholars Conference (YELS) invite young European law scholars – i.e. all scholars who have not yet secured a full professorship – to submit paper proposals on ‘The Future of EU Fundamental Rights’. Submissions on any aspect of the conference theme are welcome, including those that consider broader aspects of EU fundamental rights architecture and those dealing with specific fundamental rights and fields of law. The deadline for the submission of abstracts (max. 600 words) is 31 January 2023. Authors of selected papers will be given the opportunity to present their work at the conference and to receive dedicated, individualised feedback on their paper from a scholar in the field of European law.​ The conference will be held on 1-2 June 2023 at Maastricht University, The Netherlands. More information can be found on the conference website here

6. Call for Applications: 3rd Kırımlı Dr. Aziz Bey International Humanitarian Law Competition & Advanced Spring School. This Spring School will take place between 25 – 29 April 2023 at the Beyazıt Campus of Istanbul University, located at the heart of the historical peninsula of İstanbul, Türkiye. The Competition & the Advanced Spring School are organized by the Istanbul Center for International Law (ICIL) and Türk Kızılay (Turkish Red Crescent), with the contribution of the ICRC and Istanbul University. The main themes of this year’s Advanced Spring School & Competition are: Classification of the Conflict; Scope of Application; Protection of Medical Personnel and Buildings; Protection of Prisoners of War; Protection of Animals; Terrorism and IHL; Cyber Attacks in IHL; Weaponization of AI; and, Interplay Between IHL and Human Rights. For further information, visit the website or contact the team via e-mail (azizbeyihl {at} icil.org(.)tr).

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