Announcements: Junior Scholar Conference; NUS Centre for International Law Vacancy; Existential Risks to Bosnia-Herzegovina; CfP Austrian Review of International and European Law; IFHV Bochum Conference; Mainstreaming Biodiversity Conference; Immunity Before the ICC; New York University Fellowships

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1. Between National and International – Contemporary Challenges and Prospects Junior Scholar Conference. The Union University Belgrade Faculty of Law, under the auspices of its International and Comparative Law Forum, is hosting a junior scholar conference, entitled Between National and International – Contemporary Challenges and Prospects on 25-26 March 2022. The conference, which will take place virtually, seeks to examine interactions between national and international law and how these interactions impact on individuals. The examination can be from theoretical, doctrinal, empirical, socio-legal, and/or practical perspectives. Specific attention will be given to ideas that explore these interactions in post-conflict and democratic transition settings. Moreover, a special panel will be dedicated to the issue of transitional justice in the region of the Balkans and beyond. This panel is supported by UNDP and the UK Government. Keynote address will be delivered by Professor Steven Ratner of the University of Michigan Law School and Professor Marko Milanović of the University of Nottingham School of Law. For more details,  visit the conference webpage here.

2. NUS Centre for International Law Research Position: Research Associate/Assistant Climate Change Law and Policy. The NUS Centre for International Law (CIL) is accepting applications from candidates with both an advanced degree (LLB/JD or LL.M) in public international law/environmental or climate law and prior work experience of between 1 to 3 years of experience. Applications are assessed on a rolling basis. Full details of the position and application procedure are available here. For further information on the focus area including events, activities and publications, see here.  Applications close on 14 November 2021.

3. Existential Risks to Bosnia-Herzegovina: The Critical Bridge of Constitutional Reform: Manchester International Law Centre, Garden Court North, Coalition for Genocide Response, and the Manchester Justice Hub are hosting an event on Existential Risks to Bosnia-Herzegovina: The Critical Bridge of Constitutional Reform on Thursday 4 November 2021 at 17:45 (UK time). Bosnia-Herzegovina re-emerged as a State following armed conflict in 1995. The peace agreement at Dayton, Ohio that helped end the violent conflict, imposed a constitutional settlement that froze the conflict rather than address its underlying causes. Today, Bosnia faces existential risks and reforms remain elusive. This webinar will be chaired by Sir Geoffrey Nice QC and joining him to discuss this topic are Dr Valery Perry, Amna Popovac, Bojan Šošić, Azra Zornić, Dr Iva Vukušić, and Aarif Abraham. For more details see here. Register for the event using the link here.

4. Call for Papers: Austrian Review of International and European Law. The Austrian Review of International and European Law (ARIEL) has issued a Call for Papers and invites all interested persons to submit contributions for volume 26 (2021) of the ARIEL. The ARIEL is an annual publication that provides a scholarly forum to discuss issues of public international law and European law, with particular emphasis on topics being of special interest to Austria, and welcomes both longer analytical articles (8,000-12,500 words) and shorter notes on current developments (6,000-8,000 words). This issue will be dedicated to the changing structures of international investment and trade law. Potential topics might include the reform of investor-state dispute settlement mechanisms, the modernization of investment and trade agreements, WTO reforms and adaptions, the question of SDG-alignment or – more generally – the emergence of new values and norms and their role in investment or trade law, or new trends in case law. Submissions should include a confirmation of exclusive submission and be sent to the managing editor (philipp.janig {at} univie.ac(.)at) by 1 March 2022.

5. IFHV Bochum Conference. IFHV Bochum, 10 November 2021: A hybrid conference on ‘health security law. The COVID-19 pandemic posed significant challenges to all levels of legal systems around the globe. As a consequence, far-reaching calls for fundamental legal reforms have been discussed on the international, national, and regional level. After one and a half pandemic years, this conference will take stock: Where did the pandemic reveal structural and organisational deficits in global health law and within the German system of constitutional and administrative law which need to be addressed in a post-pandemic future? What could be the broad outlines of a new integrative ‘health security law’? During the conference, IFHV researchers and distinguished experts from different fields will discuss these and other questions related to the legal response to COVID-19. For in-person participation at the IFHV register with ifhv {at} rub(.)de. If you would like to participate online via Zoom register at this link.

6. Mainstreaming Biodiversity and the Role of Law Conference. The Centre for Environmental Law, Macquarie University, Darug Nation (Sydney, Australia) is hosting its Annual Lecture on Wednesday the 17 of November at 9am – 10:45am AEDT with Her Excellency, Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity. Delivered live from Montreal, Canada, Elizabeth’s lecture will focus on “Mainstreaming Biodiversity and the Role of Law”. The Annual Lecture is a tradition of the Centre for Environmental Law, which is a global hub for biodiversity law and governance. Justice Brian Preston, Chief Justice of NSW Land and Environment Court will be chairing the event. View the presenter profiles here.  Register here to receive the zoom link for the event. 

7. Chile Eboe-Osuji on Immunity Before the ICC. The third annual International Law and Global Justice Lecture at the Faculty of Law, University of Western Ontario will see former President of the International Criminal Court, Chile Eboe-Osuji present ‘Immunity before International Courts: How There Never Was’ via Zoom webinar on November 9 from 12:30–2:00 pm. Dr. Eboe-Osuji will discuss the debate around whether heads of state and other senior officials have immunity from the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC). This issue first arose in the ICC Prosecutor’s case against Omar al-Bashir when warrants of arrest were issued against him in 2009 and 2010 while he was President of Sudan. These warrants led to a contentious discussion among states about whether national jurisdictions could legally enforce this ICC arrest warrant. Registration is required. Register here

8. Global Fellowship Applications for New York University School of Law 2022-2023. New York University School of Law is currently accepting applications for the following fellowships: (1) Emile Noël Fellowship Program, deadline 15 January 2022; (2) the Global Fellows Program, deadline 15 January 2022; and (3) Visiting Doctoral Researcher Program, deadline 15 February 2022. Questions about the Global Fellows Program should be directed to: law.global {at} nyu(.)edu, questions about the Emile Noël Fellowships should be directed to: JeanMonnet {at} nyu(.)edu, and questions about the Visiting Doctoral Researcher Program should be directed to: jsdcoordinator {at} nyu(.)edu.

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