Announcements: PluriCourts Call for Applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships; H-CSRC Cyber Law Program Post-Doctorate Applications; CfP 2018 ASIL Annual Meeting New Voices; CfP Military Law and the Law of War Review; CfP Central Asian Yearbook of International and Comparative Law; Paul Guggenheim Prize in International Law 2017

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1. PluriCourts Call for Applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships in Political Philosophy or Legal Theory. PluriCourts invites applications for up to two 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowships in Political Philosophy or Legal Theory on the legitimacy of International Courts and Tribunals. PluriCourts is a Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order, at the University of Oslo. The deadline for applications is 1 November 2017. Read the full announcement here

2. HUJI Cyber Security Research Center (H-CSRC) Cyber Law Program – The Interface between Cyber Security and Military Applications of Human Enhancement: Call for Post-Doctorate Applications. The mission of the H-CSRC is to advance both basic and applied research in order to improve cyber security. The current call for applications is for a post-doctorate fellowship working on the legal implications of the interface between cyber security and military applications of human enhancement. The research will be largely rooted in international human rights and humanitarian law, but will also include ethical and policy implications of these technologies. In addition to conducting research, the Fellow will also play a central role in the coordination of project activities and the preparation of grant applications for further work in this area. The application deadline is 15 October 2017. More information is available here.

3. Call for Papers – 2018 ASIL Annual Meeting New Voices. From 4 – 7 April 2018, the American Society of International Law will convene its 112th Annual Meeting. The theme of the 2018 Meeting is “International Law in Practice.” As in the past, the Annual Meeting will include at least one “New Voices” session that will provide a platform for junior scholars and practitioners to present their work. ASIL invites submissions from non-tenured scholars and junior practitioners on any topic of international law in connection with the Meeting’s theme.  Those who submitted an abstract as part of the call for session proposals need not re-submit; those abstracts remain under consideration. Abstracts should be well-developed and reflect advanced progress on a paper that will be presented at the Meeting. Final papers will be due by 26 March 2018. Send your abstract to asilannualmeeting {at} asil(.)org by no later than 9 October 2017, with the subject line “New Voices Proposal.” Please send the abstract as a Microsoft Word attachment, including your name and contact information (email address & affiliation). Abstracts should be no longer than 1000 words. Notifications will be made by the end of October.

4. Call for Papers: The Military Law and the Law of War Review. The Military Law and the Law of War Review / Revue de Droit Militaire et de Droit de la Guerre is a journal specialised in matters of interest for both civilian and military legal advisors as well as legal scholars and academics. The Review is published under the auspices of the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War. It features original and challenging articles, case notes, commentaries of the latest legal developments, as well as book reviews, and accepts contributions in six languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Dutch. For its coming issue (vol. 55/2), the Review’s editorial board welcomes submissions from scholars and practitioners that come within the broader scope of the Review (including military law, law of armed conflict, law on the use of force, as well as international criminal law and human rights law (inasmuch as related to situations of armed conflict)). The deadline for submissions is 15 November 2017. Submissions should be sent by e-mail to brussels {at} ismllw(.)org and will be subject to double-blind peer review. Articles should normally not be longer than 15,000 words (footnotes included), although longer pieces may exceptionally be considered. Inquiries as to whether a possible submission comes within the scope of the Review can be sent to the abovementioned e-mail address. Selected papers will be published online on the Review’s website in advance access (in a non-downloadable and non-printable form) as well as on Hein Online. The print version of the issue is scheduled to come out in Spring 2018.

5. Call for Papers: Central Asian Yearbook of International and Comparative Law, volume 1 (2018). KIMEP University’s School of Law will launch a Central Asian Yearbook of International and Comparative Law, in 2018. The Yearbook will be published by T. M. C. Asser Press (The Netherlands) and Springer (Germany), and will be a first Yearbook of its kind, run by a team of leading law scholars from Central Asia and supported by an international Advisory Board. Authors from Central Asian States are invited to suggest articles on any topics of international or comparative law, whereas authors from other States are encouraged, in particular, to make submissions relative to legal developments in Central Asia. The inaugural volume of the Yearbook should consist of the following sections: Public International Law; Private International Law; Comparative Law; Current Developments, and Book Reviews. Interested authors are invited to submit abstracts (in English, up to 200 words) of proposed articles, by 30 November 2017, to the Yearbook’s Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Sergey Sayapin (s.sayapin {at} kimep(.)kz). The authors of selected papers will be notified by 31 December 2017, and will be invited to submit full-length articles by 30 April 2018. The articles should comply with the Yearbook’s Guidelines for Authors (currently in development), and will be subject to peer review. The first volume of the Yearbook will be published by the end of 2018.

6. The Paul Guggenheim Prize in International Law 2017. For the nineteenth time, the Paul Guggenheim Prize, amounting to CHF 15’000, will be awarded to a monograph on an important theme in the field of public international law (except European law). The monograph must be of the highest quality and be the work of a young author at the beginning of his/her career. Works submitted may be in the form of published books or of manuscripts intended for publication; they may be written in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish. Works which have already been awarded a prize of a similar nature will not be considered. Applicants are requested to send to the Paul Guggenheim Foundation their submission consisting of the following items: letter of application; curriculum vitae; list of publications; and, four copies of the work Applicants must specify whether the monograph submitted has already been awarded one or several prizes. The closing date for the reception of submissions is 15 November 2017. Please see the Rules of the Paul Guggenheim Prize. For any further information, please contact prixpaulguggenheim {at} gmail(.)com.

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