Announcements: Joining the Dots for a Sustainable Future Conference; Summer School on Labour Migration in the EU; European Turn to Sustainability Due Diligence Scholarship; CfP Transforming the Role of International Courts and Tribunals; CfP Climate Changed Legal Geographies; Lasting Legacy and Future of the UN and International Law

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1. Law in a Hyperconnected World: Joining the Dots for a Sustainable Future Conference. The Inaugural SMU-Sydney-HKU Law & Sustainability Conference Series “Law in a Hyperconnected World – Joining the Dots for a Sustainable Future” will be organised by Yong Pung How School of Law, Singapore Management University, 13 – 14 July 2023. The Conference series will be held in Singapore (2023), Sydney (2024) and Hong Kong (2025), bringing together experts from all over the world to brainstorm legal solutions for achieving sustainability. The Call for Papers can be found here.

2. Summer School on Labour Migration in the European Union. From 26 June – 6 July 2023, the third edition of the Summer School on Labour Migration in the European Union will be organised by the Department of Law of the University of Naples Federico II with the cooperation of the Institute for Research on Innovation and Services Development of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR – IRISS). The Summer School is open to postgraduate students in the fields of Law, International Relations and Social Science who intend to deepen their knowledge on labour migration to Europe from the specific lens of international and EU law. The call for applications to the EULab Summer School is now open, and will close on 15 April 2023. Prospective participants are kindly asked to apply by following the instructions available here. For further information visit the EULab website, the call for applications for EULab 2023 (alongside its updated programme), the call for insights for the 2023 EULab Young Scholars Workshop, and, the call for abstracts for the 2023 Roundtable on Labour Migration.

3. Scholarships for Spring Academy on European Turn to Sustainability Due Diligence. The Asser Institute has three fee-waiver scholarships for master and PhD students for their Spring academy on the European turn to sustainability due diligence. Mandatory due diligence legislation is becoming increasingly widespread in Europe, with national legal frameworks already in place and more national laws and the EU directive on corporate sustainability due diligence on the way. The academy takes place 3-6 April and is a 4-day intensive training dedicated to explaining the theory behind the concept, decoding the specificities of different national due diligence obligations, showing how corporations are conducting due diligence processes, and understanding how courts and other actors are assessing these processes. Scholarship application deadline is 1 March. More info and apply here

4. Call for Papers: Transforming the Role of International Courts and Tribunals in a New Era of Adjudication. On 16 March 2023, the FGV Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence will host the Workshop ‘Transforming the Role of International Courts and Tribunals in a New Era of Adjudication’. The workshop aims at exploring the demands for greater participation, legitimacy and transparency that gained momentum in recent years. It takes into account the new role of international courts and tribunals (ICTs) in finding balance between States’ rights and the provision of common interests, without ignoring the geopolitical implications of international judgments. The workshop will also explore the use of empirical methodology to work with large databases on ICTs. Seeking for innovative contributions, they invite interested junior and senior researchers to submit draft papers dealing with empirical methodology applied to the study of ICTs. They encourage submissions engaging with a broad range of current challenges pertaining to the law and practice of ICTs.  For more details, see the Call for Papers.

5. Call for Papers: Climate Changed (Legal) Geographies: Taking the Law out for a Walk in the Anthropocene. The “Anthropocene” has come to be any number of things: a name for time, a statement of complicity, a techno-moral imaginary. But due to its invocation of deep-time and species extinction, it has also come to represent a backdrop on which ontologies dissolve; the word, becoming an invocation of the ends of everything – from humans to the earth itself. What happens to “Law” when you take it out for a walk in this Anthropocene? What does it mean to grapple with the end of law? And how does the “end of law” change the way we perform law, legal geography, and our own legal subjectivities? This CfP invites legal scholars to intervene on this provocation for a conference (and paper series) sponsored by the Royal Geographical Society. Deadline: March 1, 2023, through this portal. Series organiser: Catherine Tan, University of Cambridge, cdllt2 {at}

6. Panel Discussion on “The Lasting Legacy and Future of the United Nations and International Law” hosted by the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and Rule of Law. The Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law will host the formal launch event for Volume 25 of the Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law (UNYB) on Friday 24 March 2023 between 3 – 5 pm (CET). Volume 25 marks the 25th anniversary since the UNYB was founded in 1997. The launch event will feature a panel discussion on the ‘The Lasting Legacy and Future of the United Nations and International Law’ with distinguished speakers who have also contributed to this volume. Further information about the event can be found here. The event will be virtually hosted via Zoom and anyone who is interested can confirm their registration here.

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