Announcements: ICJ Law Clerk Vacancies; CfP Groningen Journal of International Law; iCourts & PluriCourts Summer School; CfP Asian Society of International Law; CfP AsianSIL Interest Group; Geoffrey Nice Foundation Master Class; CfS Harvard International Law J​ournal; CfP Rights!

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1. ICJ Law Clerk to Judges of the Court (Associate Legal Officer) Vacancies (Multiple Positions). The International Court of Justice wishes to appoint a number of Law Clerks (P2), each of whom will provide research and other legal assistance to one of the judges of the Court.  The deadline for applications is 10 March 2017. For further information see here and here.

2. Groningen Journal of International Law Call for Papers. The Groningen Journal of International Law (GroJIL) is now receiving submissions on general topics related to international law for its Volume 5, Issue I to be published in summer 2017. The GroJIL is a not-for-profit, open access electronic journal. It is led and edited by students at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. It seeks to advocate an outlook where legal change, rather than legal description, is at the forefront. Consequently, we particularly welcome submissions that use innovative methods and/or suggest new solutions to overcome the contemporary issues facing international law. The word limit for accepted articles is 15,000 words. If you want your article to be considered for publication in the summer 2017 issue please submit it before the deadline of 28 April 2017 at 23:59 CET by sending an email to groningenjil {at} gmail(.)com. For more information on the issue and GroJIL’s publishing profile, please see here.

3. iCourts and PluriCourts Summer School. The Centre of Excellence for International Courts (iCourts) and PluriCourts (Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order) are hosting a high-level summer school for PhD students working on international courts in their social and political context. We particularly welcome students who are writing up a PhD thesis that involves a strong focus on methodology. The summer school will be hosted from 26 June – 30 June 2017 at iCourts, Karen Blixens Plads 16, DK-2300 Copenhagen S. The course is offered free of charge but the participants pay for expenses relating to travel and accommodation. The deadline for submission is 1 April 2017. Please use this registration form.

4. Biennial Conference of the Asian Society of International Law Call for Papers. The 6th Biennial Conference of the Asian Society of International Law will take place in Seoul, Korea, from Friday 25 to Saturday 26 August 2017. The conference will be hosted by the Korean Chapter of the Asian Society of International Law, together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea. The theme of the conference is “Asia and International Law in Times of Uncertainty”. The conference will comprise an opening session, two plenary sessions featuring invited speakers, 25 parallel sessions (see the programme of the conference) and a closing session. The biennial conference will be preceded by a half-day workshop for junior scholars on Thursday, 24 August. The conference programme can be seen here. See the call for papers and here for more details.

5. AsianSIL Interest Group on International Law in Domestic Courts, Call for Papers. The Asian Society of International Law’s Interest Group on International Law in Domestic Courts has issued a call for papers for a workshop to be held on 24 August 2017 at Yonsei University in Seoul. The workshop will be held on the occasion of the Sixth Biennial Conference of the Asian Society of International Law. A half-day workshop addresses the ways Asian courts invoke, interpret and apply international law. Interested researchers and practitioners should send a 500-word abstract and a short bio to the convenors of the Interest Group. The deadline is 23 April 2017. More information is available here.

6. Geoffrey Nice Foundation Master Class. Geoffrey Nice Foundation is organizing its fourth Master Class on Law, History, Politics and Society in the Context of Mass Atrocities, entitled: Law and Politics of Terrorism – In Search of Adequate Political, Military and Legal Responses to the Threat of Terrorism in the post-Cold War Era. The Master Class will deal with existing definitions of terrorism and will contrast them with other forms of political violence and warfare. It is devised for MA, PhD and Post-PhD students in the fields of Law, History, Sociology, Politics, International Relations, Journalism, European Studies or related subjects and will take place from 03 to 14 July 2017 at the Inter-University Centre (IUC) in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Please apply to: geoffreynicefoundation {at} gmail(.)com. Application deadline is 18 March 2017.

7. Harvard International Law J​ournal Call for Submissions. The ​Harvard International Law J​ournal is now accepting article submissions for Volume 59, Issue 1. ​The ​ ​Journal seeks to publish innovative, original scholarship that makes a significant contribution to the field of international law. It welcomes submissions from legal scholars, practitioners, and doctoral degree candidates on topics of private or public international law and related fields, including interdisciplinary work. (For information about student submissions, visit our ​website​.) Articles of up to 30,000 words may be accepted, but submissions of between 15,000 and 25,000 words, including footnotes, are preferred. All articles should be typed in English with text double-spaced. Manuscripts ​must ​be submitted online via ​ExpressO​. In addition to the article, submissions should include a short abstract, a CV with a list of recent publications, and current contact information. Articles will be reviewed on a rolling basis in February and March. Please contact ​iljsubmissions {at}​ with questions or to request an expedited review. For more information see here.

8. Rights! Call for Papers: Human Rights, the Environment, and Climate Change. We are looking for academics, activists and practitioners working in the fields of human rights, environmental protection and climate justice, who are interested in contributing a post on Rights!. We welcome a variety of approaches, including legal, political, institutional and social analysis. We especially welcome contributions that offer a practical perspective on the links between human rights, the environment and climate change. The following is a non-exhaustive list of possible topics: the effects of climate change on the enjoyment of human rights; climate change-induced migration; the role of the UN Human Rights Council and other international institutions in the field of human rights and climate change; environmental vulnerability and poverty; human rights obligations and environmental law; environmental activism; indigenous rights and natural resources; the right to a healthy environment; and, CSR, business and the environment. 1500 words maximum. The deadline for submissions is 28 February 2017. Queries and submissions should be sent, with a short bio, to contact {at} rightsblog(.)net. For more information see here.

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