Announcements: International Legal Theory and the Cognitive Turn; Max Planck Masterclass; Legal History of International Power; International Law Breakfast Briefings; ITLOS Nippon Foundation Capacity Building and Training Programme; CfP Corporate Human Rights Responsibility; CfP European Yearbook of International Economic Law; UN Audiovisual Library of International Law

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1. International Legal Theory and the Cognitive Turn. The University of Hamburg Law Faculty, Institute of Law and Economics, is hosting a Workshop on International Legal Theory and the Cognitive Turn which will take place on 16 -17 March 2023 at the Warburg-Haus (organized by Anne van Aaken and Moshe Hirsch). For the preliminary program, see here. If you are interested in attending the workshop, contact Sonia Mestre at <sonia.mestre {at} ile-hamburg(.)de>.

2. Max Planck Masterclass with Professor Daniel Halberstam. The Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law has announced that applications for the next Max Planck Masterclass with Professor Daniel Halberstam are now open (deadline 28 February). The Masterclass on “The Construction and De(con)struction of Rights in America: Practice and Anti-Practice from Madison to Trump” will take place on 24 – 27 April 2023 in Heidelberg, Germany. This Masterclass provides a critical examination of U.S. constitutional rights jurisprudence from the first Founding to the present. For more information, see here

3. The Legal History of International Power: Sovereignty & Property Lecture. Speaker: Professor Martti Koskenniemi, Emeritus Professor of International Law and Director Erik Castren Institute, University of Helsinki; Global Professor of Law, New York University. Discussant: Professor Ignacio de la Rasilla. The lecture will take place on 21 February 2023 at 4pm Hong Kong Time, via Zoom. Register here. For more information, see here.

4. 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 nine 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.

5. ITLOS – Nippon Foundation Capacity Building and Training Programme 2023-2024. The ITLOS-Nippon Foundation Capacity-Building and Training Programme on Dispute Settlement under UNCLOS will take place from July 2023 – March 2024, and will be held at ITLOS (Hamburg, Germany). Applications are open until 31 March 2023. For more information see the flyer and website.

6. Call for Papers: Corporate Human Rights Responsibility In OECD Case Law – Actors, Issues, Responsibilities and Remedy. The German Research Foundation (DFG) funded project “Corporate Human Rights Responsibility  in the OECD NCP case law” at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg invites papers for a workshop on “Corporate Human Rights Responsibility In OECD Case Law: Actors, Issues, Responsibilities and Remedy” in May 2023 in Erlangen, Germany. This workshop aims to focus on NCPs from the prospective of potential expanding of their roles beyond a classical reception and mediation of complaints, and to outline the potential of NCPs to influence policy making and institutional design processes which embody the ideas of corporate responsibility in the field of human rights. The workshop welcomes papers that analyse the role and responsibility of different actors, the new concept of corporate human rights responsibility in emerging issues  including climate change, fossil divestment, AI and technology and also the scope and extent of corporate human rights responsibility in specific circumstances, sectors, and global supply chain. The deadline for abstracts (around 600 pages) is 17 February 2023. For more information, see here.

7. Call for Papers: European Yearbook of International Economic Law. The editors of the European Yearbook of International Economic Law (EYIEL) welcome abstracts from scholars and practitioners at all stages of their career for the EYIEL 2023. This year’s focus section will be on European and International (Public) Procurement and Competition Law. Next to this, in Part II the EYIEL will consider Current Challenges, Developments and Events in European and International Economic Law. For the Focus Section, abstracts may cover any topic relating to (public) procurement and competition law in the field of European and international economic law, though preference is given to topics focusing on the international perspective. For the General Section, abstracts shall address topics which are currently of relevance in the context of European and International Economic Law. Similarly, reviews of case-law or practices and developments in the context of international organisations are encouraged. Abstracts not exceeding 500 words, together with a short bio, may be submitted until 28 February 2023 via e-mail to eyiel {at} leuphana(.)de. Further information can be found here and here

8. New Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law. The Codification Division of the Office of Legal Affairs recently added the following materials to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law: A lecture on Sexual Violence and other Gender-based Crimes in the Jurisprudence of International Criminal Courts and Tribunals, by Ms. Valerie Oosterveld, Professor, Associate Director at the Centre for Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction at the University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Law, and an Introductory Note on the Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities General Assembly resolution 47/135, New York, 18 December 1992, by Heiner Bielefeldt, Professor at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, and by Michael Wiener, Human Rights Officer at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. The Audiovisual Library of International Law is also available as an audio podcast on Apple, Google and SoundCloud.

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