Announcements: Law of Treaties Mini-Series; Transatlantic Data Flows Webinar; Ukraine Seminar; Deconstructing International Law Conference; CfA International Law and Water Series; CfP Max Planck Yearbook

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1. New Mini-Series on the Law of Treaties at the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law. The Codification Division of the UN Office of Legal Affairs recently added new materials to the Lecture Series of the Audiovisual Library of International Law: A Mini-Series on the Law of Treaties by Professor Duncan Hollis of Temple Law School. The Audiovisual Library of International Law is also available as a podcast on SoundCloud and can be accessed through the relevant preinstalled applications on Apple or Google devices, or through the podcast application of your preference by searching “Audiovisual Library of International Law”.

2. The Future of Transatlantic Data Flows Webinar. The City Law School is hosting a webinar on The Future of Transatlantic Data Flows on Monday 21 March 2022 at 17:00. This seminar explores the future of the EU-US Privacy Shield post-Schrems II. The panel will discuss the limits of what can be negotiated between the EU and US in terms of surveillance laws, transatlantic data flows and the impact on Big Tech. For more information, and to register, see here

3. International Law and the Use of Armed Force in and against Ukraine Seminar. The International Law at Westminster (ILaW) research group is organising an online seminar on International Law and the Use of Armed Force in and against Ukraine, on 18 March 2022, 5pm London time. Speakers include Professor Natia Kalandarishvili-Mueller (ALTE University in Tbilisi), Dr Vladyslav Lanovoy (Université Laval), Professor Marco Roscini (University of Westminster) and Professor Jennifer Trahan (NYU). Dr Marco Longobardo (University of Westminster) will chair the event. Prior registration is available here.

4. Deconstructing International Law: Hybrid Conference. The Maastricht Study Group for Critical Approaches to International Law is hosting a one-day, international, hybrid conference on the topic of Deconstructing International Law on 7 April 2022. The aim of the conference is to identify the core, foundational myths of international law, and to break them down, critically analysing what international law is and making room to discuss what international law could be. Featuring panels on A Deconstructed History of International Law, The Ideas and Ideals of International Criminal Law, and on Statehood and Subjecthood, Deconstructed (amongst others). Attendance is possible both in person at Maastricht University and online. For the full programme and registration, see here

5. Call for Articles on International Law and Water Series at Jus Cogens. Jus Cogens: The International Law Blog is inviting authors to send in their submissions for the new series focusing on the broad topic of International Law and Water. Water has long been an important resource and is considered under threat both from an environmental point of view but also from a security vantage, faced with piracy, a causeway for arms transfers and increasing instability. Examples of topics that can be discussed include: the human right to water, sustainable development goals and water, law of the Sea, the weaponization of water by armed groups and State actors Submissions should be no longer than 1500 words and contain hyperlinked sources. Submissions should be sent to juscogensblog {at} gmail(.)com.The deadline for submissions is 09 April 2022. See here for submission guidelines.

6. Call for Papers for Volume 26 of the Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law: Special Forum on “The International Court of Justice at 75: an Assessment”. The Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law (UNYB) invites interested authors to submit abstract proposals in pursuance of its open call for papers for its forthcoming volume which is thematically focused on the International Court of Justice (ICJ). In light of the 75th anniversary of the ICJ, they issue this special call for papers in an attempt to curate and feature submissions that critically engage with and examine the work of the ICJ throughout these years. The deadline for receipt of abstract proposals is 15 April 2022. The full call for papers and submission guidelines can be found here. In case of any queries, reach out to Sai Venkatesh, Managing Editor at unyb {at} mpfpr(.)de.    

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