Announcements: Law and Nature Dialogue Webinar Series; Is International Disaster Law Protecting Us Meeting; CfP Special Issue of Climate Law; Critical International Law Salon Series; Right to a Fair Trial in International Law Webinar; CfV Society of International Economic Law; Anne Orford Book Launch; Alternative Approaches to International Organizations Event; Reconceptualizing the “Spaces” of International Law; CfS Cyber Law Toolkit

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1. Law and Nature Dialogue Webinar Series: Towards a new BBNJ Agreement. The Centre for Environmental Law, Macquarie University, Darug Nation (Sydney, Australia) is hosting the final webinar of its Session 2 Law and Nature Dialogue Webinar Series at 5pm AEDT on the 4 October. Prof. Nilüfer Oral, Director of the Centre of International Law, National University Singapore will present her talk titled “Towards a new BBNJ AgreementLaw and Nature Dialogue Webinar Series: Negotiating a new treaty for the conservation of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction.” The session will be chaired by Ethan Beringen. For more information, see the events sections of the website. To register for the event to receive the zoom link see here. 

2. Yearbook of International Disaster Law: Is International Disaster Law Protecting Us?’ The Yearbook of International Disaster Law (Brill), in cooperation with the Disaster Law Interest Group of the American Society of International Law and the Jean Monnet Project ‘Disseminating Disaster Law for Europe’ is organising an expert meeting on ‘Is International Disaster Law Protecting Us?’ held on a hybrid manner on Monday 4 October and Tuesday 5 October. Panels address potential reforms of the international health law system, UN CCC CoP 26, sea-level rise and climate change law, and emerging/neglected questions of international disaster law. The full programme and link to participate is here.

3. Call for Papers: Special Issue of Climate Law on “Tort Law and Climate Change Mitigation”. Contributions are invited on any aspect of tort law that relates to climate change. Expressions of interest can be sent until 28 February 2022, and the full papers must be submitted by 31 July 2022. For more information, see here.

4. Critical International Law Salon Series.  This series will begin on 1 October 2021 leading up to an upcoming critical international law summer school in Rwanda next year (for more information see here. The first Salon is titled ‘Justice, Law & Structural Inequality’ with participation by Dr. Kamari Clarke (University of Toronto), Christopher Gevers (University of KwaZulu-Natal) and Jill Stauffer (Haverford College), and moderated by Sara Kendall (Kent University) and will be taking place on 1 October 2021 from 12:00 – 14:00 EDT. 

5. Webinar ’The Right to a Fair Trial in International Law’. On 4 October 2021 at 03:00 pm (CET), Bocconi University will host a conversation between Philippa Webb and Roger O’Keefe. In their recent book The Right to a Fair Trial in International Law (Oxford University Press 2021), Amal Clooney and Philippa Webb provide a comprehensive explanation of what the right to a fair trial means in practice under international law. In the latest of our Bocconi Conversations in International Law, Philippa Webb will discuss the content of the right, highlighting both consensus and divisions in the international jurisprudence and considering factual scenarios that practitioners and judges may face in court, and will reflect more broadly on the right’s continuing salience. You can find more information and the link to attend the event here. No previous registration is required.

6. Call for Venues: Society of International Economic Law. The Society of International Economic Law (SIEL) was established in 2008 as a global organization aimed at international economic law academics, practitioners and officials in all parts of the world. SIEL is currently seeking a suitable venue and institutional host for the Eighth Biennial SIEL Global Conference, to be held in July 2023. The Call for Venues is open to all institutions (including consortia or collaborations of institutions) active in the field of international economic law. It is expected that the Eighth Biennial SIEL Global Conference will be held in a hybrid format with the possibility of turning to fully online should health restrictions not permit holding the conference in a hybrid format. For more information, see here.

7. Anne Orford’s International Law and the Politics of History Book Launch. Professor Anne Orford’s newly published International Law and the Politics of History will be launched at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva on 1 October. A presentation by Professor Orford will be followed by a discussion with a panel which will include Mahmoud Mohamedou, Gopalan Balachandran, Grégoire Mallard, Janne Nijman and Fuad Zarbiyev.  Details of the event can be found here.

8. Alternative Approaches to International Organizations in International Law Event. This event is scheduled for 14 – 15 October 2021 at the Geneva’s Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. With the support of the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Global Governance Centre & International Law Department at the Graduate Institute, Geneva (IHEID), this international conference aims to open up the space for multidisciplinary discussions on potentials of non-doctrinal approaches to the study of IOs in international law. The main premise of the event is that ‘alternative’ approaches could not only shed light on the unexplored nature and functioning of international organizations in international law but are also integral to a thorough understanding of rules and legal regimes in international law. For further information about the conference and the registration link see here.

9. Reconceptualizing International Law Session 6: Reconceptualizing the “Spaces” of International Law. This event will take place on Tuesday 28 September at 8.30am PDT / 11.30am EST / 5.30pm CET). Much of what is thought about as “core” international law has to do with the regulation and delineation of physical spaces, such as land borders and maritime areas. Yet, these rules were developed on the premise of sovereign states operating in a specific historical context and vision of the world. They have increasingly come under challenge in the face of contemporary problems, such as sea level rise and the need to protect maritime biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction. This panel will reflect on ways to “reconceptualise” some of these rules – including in relation to the law of the sea, outer space, climate change and the environment, not only in isolation but also in the ways in which they speak to one another – so that we might best face the pressing issues of our time. Details and registration for the Zoom webinar can be found here.

10. Call for Submissions: Cyber Law Toolkit. Cyber Law Toolkit, the online resource on international law of cyber operations, is inviting submissions for its next general update in September 2022. Successful authors will be awarded an honorarium. The Toolkit consists of a growing number of hypothetical scenarios, each of which contains a description of cyber incidents inspired by real-world examples and accompanied by detailed legal analysis. To keep pace with the recent developments in the cyber security domain and remain a relevant resource for practitioners and scholars alike, the Toolkit is regularly updated. The project team welcomes proposals for new scenarios to be included in the 2022 Toolkit update. This call for submissions is open until 1 November 2021. For more information, see the full text of the call.

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