4. Call for Speakers: International Summer School on Human Rights Protection under the ECHR (2019). The Chair for European Law, International Law and Public Law at the University of Leipzig is pleased to announce its first Summer School on European Human Rights Protection according to the ECHR and is looking for interested speakers. The official announcement with the exact dates, possible presentation topics as well as further information can be found under the following link.
5. Call for Papers: Rethinking Peace Mediation. Durham University and the European University Viadrina are hosting a workshop on peace mediation in New York in November. They are inviting paper proposals on critical approaches to peace mediation. The aim of the workshop is to explore the effects and dilemmas of the professionalization of peace mediation. It will bring together practitioners and scholars to make sense of the evolution of multi-track peacemaking efforts. The overall objective is to challenge supposed common notions of peace mediation (e.g. consensus driven; focus on process design; respect for human rights and other normative parameters; principle of inclusivity and gender sensitivity). In this context, the workshop probes the accuracy of what peace mediation ought to be and its real-life form. By looking at the ‘why’, ‘what’, and ‘who’, the workshop seeks to build a picture of modern peace mediation while offering a critical reflection to new realities in the field. The aim is to publish suitable contributions as an edited collection with a prominent academic publisher. Papers from any disciplinary perspective (conflict resolution studies, law, political science, anthropology, etc.) are welcomed, and those with empirical, comparative or critical perspectives on peace mediation are highly encouraged. Please submit your abstract (300 words) by 27 July 2018 online. For questions please contact catherine.turner@durha