Announcements: International Law Breakfast Briefings; Geneva Graduate Institute Spring 2024 Programme; International Conference on Jurisdiction at Sea and the Protection of Human Rights; Public International Law Lecture Series; CfS Rosalyn Higgins Prize; Rethinking Human Rights Treaty Withdrawals Event; CfS The University of Oxford Human Rights Hub Journal

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1. International Law Breakfast Briefings (hybrid). The University of Copenhagen – Faculty of Law is starting a new season of its hybrid International Law Breakfast Briefing series. The spring program features seven sessions on various topics and provides an opportunity for researchers, practitioners and students to discuss contemporary issues of international law. Participants can either join in person or remotely (via zoom). Find the full program with registration links here.

2. International Law Colloquium at the Geneva Graduate Institute: Spring 2024 Programme.  The Department of International Law at the Geneva Graduate Institute has announced the Spring 2024 edition of the International Law Colloquium, featuring a line up of international legal scholars. The speakers will be presenting and discussing in-depth their works covering different aspects of international law and from different disciplinary perspectives. Presenters include (in chronological order): Rebecca Mignot-Mahdavi (Sciences Po), Steve Ratner (University of Michigan School of Law), Elena Cima (University of Geneva), Andrew Clapham (Geneva Graduate Institute), Nilufer Oral (National University of Singapore, International Law Commission), Wolfgang Aschner (University of Ottawa), and Ezgi Yildiz (California State University). The detailed program can be accessed here

3. International Conference on Jurisdiction at Sea and the Protection of Human Rights. This Conference will take place at the University of Milano-Bicocca on 7 March 2024 and will also be available through streaming. Experts in international law, human rights law, and the law of the sea will discuss the concept of “jurisdiction” as it has been developed and interpreted in these three fields, and how these concepts could be adapted to address protection of human rights at sea. See here for more information. 

4. Public International Law Lecture Series: Litigation as Statecraft. The next lecture in the Public International Law Lecture Series will take place on Monday 11 March. It will be given by Prof Douglas Guilfoyle and is on ‘Litigation as Statecraft: Small State and the Law of the Sea.’ For more information and to register, see here

5. Call for Submissions: Rosalyn Higgins Prize. The Rosalyn Higgins Prize is an annual prize which awards EUR 1.000 of Brill book vouchers and a one-year LPICT subscription to the author of the best article on the law and practice of the International Court of Justice, either focusing solely on the ICJ or with the ICJ as one of the dispute settlement mechanisms under consideration. The winning article will also be published in LPICT and made freely available online for ninety days to maximize its dissemination. Deadline: 15 May 2024. More information can be found here.  

6. The Maastricht Centre for Human Right: Rethinking Human Rights Treaty Withdrawals. The Maastricht Centre for Human Rights is hosting a hybrid session as part of its Pick Our Brain Series on 14 March from 13:30 to 15:00, where Başak Çalı and Larry Helfer will discuss ‘Rethinking Human Rights Treaty Withdrawals.’ The event will take place in person at Maastricht University and also via Zoom. Register here.

7. Call for Submissions: The University of Oxford Human Rights Hub Journal. The University of Oxford Human Rights Hub Journal now invites submissions for a Special Issue. Proposals should consist of three to five papers that address a topic of high current interest in the field of international, regional, comparative or national human rights law. The deadline for submitting proposals is 12 April 2024. For more information, see here

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