1. The United Nations Regional Courses in International Law and the International Law Fellowship Programme are accepting applications for participants for their 2014 programmes. These unique training opportunities in public international law bring together leading scholars and practitioners from across the globe to engage in interactive discussions on a broad range of core subjects of international law. These courses are intended to enable qualified professionals, in particular government officials and teachers of international law, from developing countries and countries with emerging economies, to deepen their knowledge of international law and to engage in dialogue on current international law topics, as well as specific subjects of particular interest to the countries in a given region. More information can be found: for the Regional Courses, here; for the International Law Fellowship Programme, here. The deadline for applications is 1 December 2013.
2. ALMA – Association for the Promotion of International Humanitarian Law has launched a new section of their website – Upcoming IHL Events – Worldwide. This database aims to provide general information about all upcoming events related to international humanitarian law. The events are divided by location (Europe, North America, South America, Middle East and Asia) for an easier search of nearby events. Those who wish to add an event to the website can email events [at] alma-ihl [dot] org.
3. Call for Papers – International Institutions: Law and Governance, ASIL IOIG Works-in-Progress Workshop 2014. The International Organizations Interest Group of the American Society of International Law will hold a works-in-progress workshop on Friday, February 7th and Saturday, February 8th, 2014, at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. Authors interested in presenting a paper at the workshop can submit an abstract to David Gartner (David.Gartner [at] asu [dot] edu), Justin Jacinto (jjacinto [at] curtis [dot] com), and Julian Arato (arato.julian [at] gmail [dot] com) by the end of the day on December 2. Abstracts should be a couple of paragraphs long but not more than one page. Papers should relate to the topic of international institutions and governance. Papers should not yet be in print so that authors will have time to make revisions based on the comments from the workshop.
4. LSE’s Security in Transition Programme announces an international conference and call for papers. The conference title is ‘Law, Justice, and the Security Gap’. The conference will be held in London on 21 June 2014 at the London School of Economics & Political Science. The world is in the midst of a profound change in the way that security is conceptualized and practiced. Up until 1989, security was largely viewed either as ‘internal security’ or as ‘national’ or ‘bloc’ security and the main instruments of security were considered to be the police, the intelligence services and the military. This traditional view of security fits uneasily with the far-reaching changes in social and political organisation that characterize the world at the beginning of the twenty-first century. What we call the ‘security gap’ refers to the gap between our national and international security capabilities, largely based on conventional military forces, and the reality of the everyday experience of insecurity in different parts of the world. Please send a paper abstract of 300-500 words and a CV to Pippa Bore at p.j.bore [at] lse [dot] ac [dot] uk by 6 January 2014. More information here.
5. The Institute of Law Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw Poland, announces the conference ‘International Law between Constitutionalisation and Fragmentation: the Role of Law in the Post-national Constellation’. The conference will be held on 18-19 November 2013 at the Institute of Law Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences, Staszic Palace, Nowy Swiat 72, Warsaw, Poland. More information is available here.