Announcements: Human Rights Law Centre Lecture; CfE WILNET Emerging Voices Workshop; CfP Decolonising Global Migration Law; Sexual Violence in Conflict Lecture; CfP GYIL; Business and Human Rights Course

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1. Human Rights Law Centre, University of Nottingham Annual Lecture. Hasina Safi, Women’s Rights are Human Rights: A Perspective from Afghanistan, Thursday 3 February 2022, 14:00-15:30 GMT. Hasina Safi served as Afghanistan’s Acting Minister for Women from May of 2020 until August 2021, and as Minister of Information and Culture prior to that. Ms. Safi has over 20 years’ experience in women’s development programs working with Afghan civil society organizations, international organizations and UN agencies. Meeting link (Microsoft Teams).

2. Call for Essays: WILNET Emerging Voices Workshop 2022. The Women in International Law Network (WILNET) is holding a hybrid Emerging Voices Workshop on 25 – 26 April 2022 in Manchester, UK. The aim of the Workshop is to provide a platform to new voices in the field and showcase the important research being undertaken that seeks to rethink international legal imaginaries.  the theme is Thinking the Unthinkable: Beyond International Law’s Imaginaries. An abstract of no more than 750 words, together with a small biography of no more than 250 words, should be submitted by 18 February 2022 to wilnet {at} manchester(.) For more information, see the call for essays here.

3. Call for Papers: Decolonising Global Migration Law. The Centre for Fundamental Rights at the Hertie School, the European University Institute and the African Centre for Migration and Society at the University of Witwatersrand invite abstract submissions on post-/decolonial critiques of global migration law. The workshop, which will take place on 10 June 2022, is open to both established and early-career scholars and practitioners, including advanced PhD students. They welcome submissions from legal scholars, and those studying law from other disciplinary vantage points, including law and development; legal history; and the sociology and politics (political philosophy, political science and IR) of global migration law.  They welcome in particular papers that examine underexplored legal regimes and avoid Eurocentrism. To submit an abstract please write to by 15 February 2022 with the heading ‘Submission Decolonising Migration Workshop’. Further information is available here.

4. The Grip of Sexual Violence in Conflict: Carceral Feminism meets Human Rights Lecture. The Convenors of the Essex Public International Law Lecture Series are hosting a virtual lecture to be given by Professor Karen Engle (Minerva House Drysdale Regents Chair in Law, University of Texas) entitled ‘The Grip of Sexual Violence in Conflict: Carceral Feminism meets Human Rights.’ This lecture will be held on Monday 7 February 2022 at 6pm GMT. More info/register here

5. Call for Papers: German Yearbook of International Law. The Editors of the GYIL invite submissions for volume 65 (2022) on all topics of public international law. The General Articles section of the GYIL is open to submissions from the entire academic community and is independently peer-reviewed by a board of renowned experts. Papers should be 10,000-12,500 words inclusive of footnotes and must conform with the house style guide of the GYIL (which is available on the yearbook website). Submissions, including a brief abstract, statement of affiliation, and confirmation of exclusive submission, should be sent by 1 August 2022 to the Managing Editor of the GYIL via e-mail: yearbook {at} wsi.uni-kiel(.)de. All submissions will be considered on a rolling basis. More information can be found at the GYIL website or via the website of the Walther Schücking Institute for International Law. 

6. E-course Business and Human Rights: Regional Approaches and Developments. The NOVA Centre on Business, Human Rights and the Environment (NOVA School of Law, Lisbon) has launched a e-course entitled Business and Human Rights: Regional Approaches and Developments to take place virtually on 7-11 February 2022. This short online course aims at analysing the legislative and case-law developments in the field of business and human rights at the regional and at the international levels and is coordinated by Prof. Claire Bright and Dr. Laura Íñigo Álvarez. Registrations are now open. More information can be found here

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