Announcements: Levan Alexidze International Law Moot Court Competition; BIICL Training Programme; CfA International Law of the Sea; CfP Central Asian Yearbook of International Law and International Relations; CfA Misappropriation and Human Rights Implosion; CfS German Yearbook of International Law

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1. The Levan Alexidze International Law Moot Court Competition. The Academician Levan Alexidze Foundation, in close cooperation with the ICMPD, as well as the Georgian American University and the International Criminal Law Centre at Tbilisi State University has launched “Edition V 2023” of the Levan Alexidze International Law Moot Court Competition (LA-IL-MCC). The “Edition V 2023” of the LA-IL-MCC will focus for potential deliberation before the International Court of Justice on the following issues: 1. Legal status of aliens transferred in the occupied territories by the occupying power; 2. Citizenship claims of the illegal settlers after the de-occupation; and, 3. National security interests as a potential ground for expulsion of illegal settlers. Universities and/or other higher educational institutions from all Central and Eastern European countries are eligible to participate in the Moot Court. There is no registration and participation fee for the “LA-IL-MCC”. Registration deadline is 30 September 2023. For more details visit here or here.

2. BIICL Training Programme: Autumn 2023. The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) has launched its programme of training courses for autumn 2023. The programme will cover cyber law, migration and refugee law, artificial intelligence, law and ethics, public international law in practice, climate change law, climate change litigation, cultural heritage law, labour law, law of the sea, energy law and business and human rights. Each course is convened and taught by BIICL’s own team in collaboration with external partners, combining academic expertise with practical experience in these fields of law. Discounts for group bookings and individual members of BIICL are also available. A limited number of scholarships are available for each course to enable participation from individuals who cannot otherwise join the courses, and for people from communities that are currently under-represented in the legal community. More information can be found on the BIICL website.

3. Call for Abstracts: International Law of the Sea New Developments. The School of International Law, China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) in Beijing, China and the Faculty of Law, Cave Hill Campus, The University of West Indies (UWI) in Bridgetown, Barbados are proposing to co-host an international symposium on new developments of international law of the sea on 25 November 2023 in Beijing, China. Abstracts (of 500 words maximum) may be sent to lawofseacupl {at} 163(.)com by no later than 1 September 2023 and should be accompanied by a short CV. Successful applicants will be notified of the result no later than 7 September 2023. Full papers need to be submitted to the foregoing email address no later than 7 November 2023. A limited number of successful applicants will be financially supported to speak in the symposium.

4. Call for Papers: The Central Asian Yearbook of International Law and International Relations. The Central Asian Yearbook of International Law and International Relations is inviting submissions to be published in Volume 2(2023). The Yearbook seeks to promote high-quality research on international and comparative law and international relations with a focus on Central Asia. It provides a platform for dialogue between Central Asian law scholars and authors from other regions dealing with Central Asia. The contents of Volume 1 can be found here. Instructions for the submission of manuscripts are here. For assistance, email Professor Sergey Sayapin at: sergey.sayapin {at} yahoo(.)com

5. Call for Abstracts: Misappropriation and Human Rights Implosion Symposium. The Academy for European Human Rights Protection of the University of Cologne, Germany, in collaboration with the Volkswagen Foundation, are organising the symposium “Misappropriation and Human Rights Implosion”, which will take place between 6 – 8 November 2023 in Hannover, Germany. The symposium aims to investigate and conceptualise the phenomenon of “misappropriation” of human rights in authoritarian regimes and liberal democracies. This call addresses early career researchers who will be selected to participate in the symposium alongside other pre-invited scholars and civil society stakeholders. Preference will be given to scholars from the Global South. The travel and accommodation costs of the selected participants will be covered. The organisers invite early career researchers to submit anonymised abstracts in English (max. 450 words) by 14 August 2023 via this link. The CfA can be found here. Further information can be found here.

6. Call for Submissions: German Yearbook of International Law. The German Yearbook of International Law is published annually by the Walther Schücking Institute for International Law at the University of Kiel and contains contributions on topics addressing all aspects of public international law. The Yearbook features a ‘Forum’ section wherein prominent scholars are invited to enter into discussion on newly developing topics in international law, and a ‘Focus’ section for which a group of experts are invited to write articles examining in-depth various aspects of a topic chosen in advance by the editors. The General Articles section of the GYIL is open to submissions from the entire academic community and is independently peer-reviewed. The Editors are now inviting submissions for volume 66 (2023) of the GYIL. Papers should be 10,000-12,500 words inclusive of footnotes and must conform with the house style guide of the GYIL (available here). Submissions, including a brief abstract, statement of affiliation, and confirmation of exclusive submission, should be sent by 30 September 2023 to the Managing Editor of the GYIL via e-mail: yearbook {at} wsi.uni-kiel(.)de. All submissions will be considered on a rolling basis. More information can be found at their website or via the website of the Walther Schücking Institute for International Law.

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