Announcements: Modern Challenges in International Law Panel; Rethinking Liberal Peace Workshop; NUS Centre for International Law Research Positions; Norwegian National Human Rights Institution Webinar; Transatlantic Space Between Shifting Administrations; International Legal Podcast (Spanish); Global Dialogue on Biodiversity Law and Governance; CfA PluriCourts Research Conference; International Justice Conference

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1. Modern Challenges in International Law Panel. The Convenors of the Essex Public International Law Lecture Series (Dr Meagan Wong and Dr Emily Jones) are hosting the closing event for the academic year on Monday 28 June to a Panel entitled, “Modern Challenges in International Law” with Judge María Teresa Infante Caffi, ITLOS (“Engaging in a global legal scenario from a regional perspective: partnership and coherence”); Professor Malgosia Fitzmaurice, QMUL (“International Environmental Law: Conferences of the Parties, Flexibility and Legitimacy”); Professor Patrícia Galvão Teles, member of the UN International Law Commission, Autonomous University of Lisbon (“Challenges to international law-making in a globalized and polarized world”); Professor Photini Pazartzis, Chair of the UN Human Rights Committee, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens (“Adjudicating State Responsibility for Internationally Wrongful Acts: The ILC’s Articles in recent practice”). The panel will be chaired by Dr Meagan Wong. Join on Zoom at 2-4pm BST. Registration and more information here.

2. Rethinking Liberal Peace Through ‘Southern’ Eyes Workshop. Submissions are invited for the British Academy-funded writing workshop “Rethinking Liberal Peace through ‘Southern’ eyes”. The workshops will be used to discuss submitted drafts and prepare them for publication. The workshops will also be used to help participants hone their grant application skills, learning to work collaboratively. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss writing and grant mechanics with journal editors and funding bodies’ representatives, acquiring transferrable skills. There will be a maximum of 12 early-career researchers selected from the field of peace and security. Participants will be located in the following countries: Iran, Afghanistan, Armenia, Georgia, Sudan, Ethiopia, Libya, Yemen, West Bank, Iraq, Syria and Qatar.  The full CFP is available here

3. NUS Centre for International Law Research Position: Research Associate/Assistant (Investment Law and Policy). The NUS Centre for International Law (CIL) is accepting applications for the position above. The position is for a new research project on investment law and policy at CIL. This project will focus on law and policy of international investment treaties, including in connection with CIL’s position as an official observer in UNCITRAL Working Group III.  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, please see here.  

4. NUS Centre for International Law Research Position: Research Associate/Fellow (Oceans Law and Policy Programme). The NUS Centre for International Law (CIL) is accepting applications from candidates with both an advanced degree in international law (PhD or LLM) and a demonstrable interest in the law of the sea, marine environmental law or the international regulation of shipping. Candidates with a particular interest in Southeast Asia and its regional institutions are strongly encouraged to apply. 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, please see here.  Applications open 15 June 2021 and close on 31 July 2021.

5. Norwegian National Human Rights Institution Webinar. The Norwegian National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) is hosting a webinar on Tuesday 29 June 2021 at 10AM CET on States’ Human Rights Obligations to Mitigate Climate Change. Former judge and Vice-President of the European Court of Human Rights, Françoise Tulkens, will give opening remarks. Jenny Sandvig, policy director at Norway’s NHRI will present resent reports by Norway’s NHRI and the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions, followed by a panel discussion with experts in human rights law, environmental law and climate litigation. 

6. The Transatlantic Space Between Shifting Administrations (Friday, 2nd July 2021). This conference reflects upon convergence and divergences as to the EU and US with respect to leading international organisations as sites of convergence – from the WTO to the NATO, UN and the Council of Europe. These debates have resonance with how we understand the shifting transatlantic agenda in diverse areas from human rights, trade, security, and the capacity of the transatlantic relationship to set new international agendas, standards and rules’. More information here

7. Hablemos de Derecho Internacional (HDI) – The International Legal Podcast (Spanish). HDI recently added the following Episodes in Spanish: Prof. Francesco Sindico – La Importancia Inadvertida de los Acuíferos Transfronterizos : Dr. Iñigo de Miguel Beriain – La Edición del Genoma y la Dignidad Humana (Premium): Profesor Nicolás Boeglin – Desmitificando el Acuerdo de EscazúDra. Anna Ayuso – América Latina: Cambios, Turbulencia, y Gobernanza sin Líderes, and Prof. Dr. Juan R. Martínez Vargas – La Justicia Transicional Contemporánea (Premium)The podcast is available on the main platforms: Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or through other podcast applications by searching “Hablemos de Derecho Internacional”. Updated information about the guests and episodes can be found on the new website, or on HDI’s social media accounts: LinkedInTwitterInstagramFacebookYoutube.

8. Global Dialogue on Biodiversity Law and Governance Conference. The Centre for Environmental Law, Macquarie University in Sydney Australia is hosting its 2021 Flagship Conference “Global Dialogue on Biodiversity Law and Governance: Transformative Pathways to Living in Harmony with Nature” on 6 – 8 of July. The Conference will consist of 9 Panels (including a keynote panel), 39 presentations, 48 speakers from 18 countries across 5 continents to discuss pressing biodiversity issues. Register here for the event for free. For details about the topics and speakers for each day, please find the Global Dialogue Conference Booklet in the events section of the website.

9. Call for Abstracts: PluriCourts Research Conference on Compliance Mechanisms. PluriCourts issues this call for abstracts on the topic of “International Courts versus Compliance Mechanisms: Comparative advantages of non-compliance mechanisms and complaint procedures.” Contributions will be published in an edited volume by Cambridge University Press (tbc) or a special edition of a legal journal (tbc). This project is administered by Prof. Dr. Christina Voigt. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 30 June 2021. The research conference will take place  27 – 28 October 2021. To learn more and apply, see here 

10. International Justice: Looking to the Future Conference. On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the International Justice Journal (Mezhdunarodnoe Pravosudie) on 23 – 24 September 2021, the School of International Law of the Higher School of Economics (Moscow) will host an international conference. The event is thought of as a platform for exchanging different views on the structured vision of the future of international courts and tribunals, their power and authority, and interrelation with the domestic courts. The call for abstracts is due 15 July 2021. Find details regarding the CfP here. 

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