Announcements: Nottingham Human Rights Conference; CfP ESIL; CfP Revista Tribuna Internacional Law Journal; Human Rights Standards in Disaster Settings; Change and Resilience Conference; Human Rights & Persons Deprived of Liberty Summer School; ESIL IG on International Criminal Justice; CfA Akdeniz University; Settlers in Syria Conference; CfP Arms Trade and the Law; Thessaloniki Summer Courses; Munich Course in International Law

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1. Nottingham Human Rights Law Centre Annual Human Rights Conference 2022. HRLC’s 23rd Annual Student Human Rights Conference on defending the Right to Protest in Challenging Times,  Wednesday 6 April 2022, 1.30 to 4.30pm UK time. Join via MS Teams.  The LLM class in Human Rights Law chose the topic of this year’s conference and will bring together a range of experts to discuss the many challenges regarding the protection and enjoyment of the freedom of assembly today, online and offline, in established democracies and elsewhere. Speakers include: Katia Glod – Analyst and Political Risk Consultant and Fellow, Center for European Policy Analysis; Kirsty Hughes – Lecturer in Public Law and Human Rights, University of Cambridge; David Mead – Professor of UK Human Rights Law, University of East Anglia; Disha Ravi – Indian youth climate change activist and a founder of Fridays For Future India;  Gentian Zyberi – Professor of International Law and Human Rights at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo.

2. Call for Papers: International Organizations, Elites, and Masses: Perspectives on in/Exclusion. The ESIL Interest Group on International Organizations welcomes submissions for the interest group workshop taking place at the ESIL Annual Conference on Thursday 1 September 2022, 09.00-12.00, in Janskerkhof 3, Utrecht, The Netherlands. The theme is ‘International organizations, elites, and masses: perspectives on in/exclusion’. The abstracts should be between 500 and 600 words, and be submitted, alongside a short biography of 200 words maximum in the same document, by Wednesday, 20 April 2022. For more details on how to submit see here. There is also an accompanying bibliography for those interested in reading more about this theme.

3. Call for Papers, Revista Tribuna Internacional Law Journal, Volume 11, Issue 21 (June 2022). The Revista Tribuna Internacional Law Journal is an academic publication of the International Law Department of the University of Chile’s Law School. The Journal appears online twice a year (June and December) and is available open access. This call for submissions is open to unpublished articles and monographs, case-law comments and book reviews, in the fields of international public law, international private law, international human rights law, international relations and related topics. They receive works written in Spanish and English. Article submissions should be of 8,000-9,000 words, case notes of 5,000-6,000 words and book reviews of 2,000-3,000 words. All submissions must comply with the guidelines for authors here. Contributions that have already been published or that are under consideration for publication in other journals will not be considered. The deadline for submissions is 30 April 2022. The last issue, number 20 (second semester, 2021), can be seen here.  

4. Course on European and International Human Rights Standards in Disaster Settings (EIHRSDS) at the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa. The course will take place on 27 June – 1 July 2022 and is organised in the framework of a Jean Monnet Module focussing on the protection of fundamental rights in disaster scenarios. The course is intended for students, academics and practitioners working on disaster-management issues. Deadlines for application are 16 May 2022 (I Round) and 6 June 2022 (II Round). For more information and to apply, see here and here 

5. Conference on Change and Resilience in International Law, Graduate Institute Geneva, October 2022. The Graduate Institute Geneva has issued a call for papers for its conference on “Change and Resilience in International Law” which will take place from 6 – 8 October 2022 in the Chateau de Bossey outside Geneva, Switzerland. The conference will bring together an interdisciplinary group of scholars and will try to tease out how stable or adaptative international law is in the face of environmental change and shocks. It is convened by Ezgi Yildiz and Nico Krisch and forms part of the PATHS project (“The Paths of International Law”) funded by the European Research Council. The deadline for applications is 24 April 2022. More details can be found here

6. Summer School ‘Human Rights & Persons Deprived of Liberty’.  The Programme for Studies on Human Rights in Context, Human Rights Centre, Ghent University and the Global Campus of Human Rights are organising the Summer School ‘Human Rights & Persons Deprived of Liberty’, which will be held in a virtual format via Zoom from 5 – 8 July 2022. The Summer School is open to postgraduate students (masters, LLM, PhD) and postdoctoral researchers as well as staff of civil society organisations and policymakers in the fields of law, political sciences, public health and criminology. The call for applications is open until 2 May 2022. For further information, visit the Human Rights in Context news

7. ESIL IG on International Criminal Justice. On Wednesday 13 April 2022, 15.30 – 17:30 CEST, the ESIL Interest Group on International Criminal Justice is organising an online roundtable on “Interdisciplinarity & International Criminal Justice“. This online roundtable seeks to examine interdisciplinarity in the field of international criminal justice and to put into conversation three scholars who have recently published monographs that engage with the practice of international criminal justice from different disciplinary perspectives. See the full programme here. Those interested in attending the online event should register by sending an email to b.j.sander {at} luc.leidenuniv(.)nl providing their name and institution, by 12 April 2022. A Zoom link will be circulated to those registered shortly before the event.

8. Call for Abstracts: Akdeniz University. The Faculty of Law at Akdeniz University (Antalya, Turkey) is celebrating its 30-Year Anniversary. The faculty will mark this milestone with an international congress focusing on “actual problems of public and private law”. The event will take place from 4 – 6 July 2022 both on campus and online. Please find the invitation and details of the International Congress of the Faculty of Law at Akdeniz University here. Academicians and researchers who want to present papers in the congress should send their abstracts and/or full texts to the address of hukukkongresi2022 {at} akdeniz.edu(.)tr . For further information, contact hukukakdeniz2022 {at} akdeniz.edu(.)tr and h.k.ozkonak {at} uu(.)nl

9. Settlers in Syria: Turkish Population Transfers & International Law. This conference via Zoom will take place on 6 April 2022, 9:30 AM-11:30 AM EST, hosted by the Center for the Middle East & International Law at George Mason University Scalia Law School. Registration & information here. Turkey’s 2018 incursion into Syria garnered international attention, but what has occurred since hasn’t. Not only does Turkey continue to occupy large swaths of Syrian territory, but it also has resettled many thousands of people there, in ways that significantly affect the ethnic demographics of the region – yet garnered almost no reaction from the international community.

10. Call for Papers: Online Workshop for Scholars Working on the Arms Trade and the Law. Every year, weapons are transferred in transactions valued at billions of dollars, involving not only major powers such as the USA, Russia, and China but almost every country in the Global North and South. Small arms and light weapons have caused the death of millions of individuals in civil wars in the last two decades, while new cyber products provide rulers with the means to surveil their populations and concentrate power. With the objective of establishing an international network of scholars studying the relationship between law and the arms trade broadly defined, researchers are invited to present works in progress in an online workshop to be held regularly during the 2022-23 academic year. Topics could include: the international regulation of arms trade, including formal rules, soft law arrangements, and transnational tort litigation; domestic arms export control regimes; the human rights obligations and corporate social responsibility of defense and cyber companies; the human rights obligations of arms exporting states; legal consciousness among actors in the arms trade; law and the environmental impact of the arms trade; and, regulating international trade in spyware. Deadline is 30 April 2022. More information  here

11. 7th Thessaloniki Summer Courses on International Law and Human Rights: Climate Change and International Law. The Kalliopi Koufa Foundation for the Promotion of International Law and Human Rights is hosting the 7th session of the Thessaloniki Summer Courses on International Law and Human Rights from 28 June – 7 July 2022, on the topic of “Climate Change and International Law”. The summer course will be held in a hybrid format, giving the opportunity for either in person or online attendance, in compliance with the COVID-19 protocols. The early bird application deadline has been extended until 10 April 2022. For more information including registration deadlines, applicable fees and the provisional programme, see here or follow on Facebook.

12. Munich Advanced Course in International Law. The Munich Advanced Course in International Law (MACIL), a summer school held at Ludwig Maximilian University Munich (Germany), is dedicated to questions of international law. Its 11th session, entitled “Multilateralism under Pressure – What is the Future Role of International Law”, will take place from 27 July –  5 August 2022, partly as online-course and partly as on-campus course in Munich. The program will examine the trend in recent years to resort to power politics rather than multilateral solutions in international relations. Seminars will focus on, inter alia, the undermining of the principle of the use of force and the institutional challenges which the ICC and WTO dispute settlement are currently facing. Students of international law, young academics and practitioners are invited to apply. Deadline for applications is 1 May 2022. For more information, see here

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