Announcements: Principle of Normality Seminar; CfP EYCL; Law & Nature Dialogue Webinar; EU Labour Migration Summer School; Climate Security Workshop; International Law and HR Vacancy; Climate Conference; ICLQ Annual Lecture; International Fisheries Law Conference; Global Health Law Roundtable; CfA Oxford Law Faculty / All Souls College Workshop

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1. The Principle of Normality and Areas Beyond State Territorial Control Seminar. This seminar with Antal Berkes on The Principle of Normality and Areas Beyond State Territorial Control will take place on 30 March 2022 12.00 – 14.00 via Zoom.  For more information visit The principle of normality and areas beyond State territorial control (lu.se).

2. Call for Proposals: European Yearbook of Constitutional Law. The European Yearbook of Constitutional Law (EYCL) invites scholars from around the world to submit proposals for its 2023 issue on “Constitutional law and the algorithmic state”. The deadline for proposals is 1 June 2022.

3. Law & Nature Dialogue Webinar. The Centre for Environmental Law, Macquarie University, Darug Nation (Sydney, Australia) is hosting its first Law & Nature Dialogue webinar of 2022. They welcome Prof. Zhao Yun, Henry Cheng Professor in International Law and Head of Department of Law at the University of Hong Kong (HKU), to present the talk titled “Space Commercialisation and Space Sustainability: A Softening of Space Law?” on Monday 21 March at 1pm AEDT. The session will be chaired by CEL Director A/Prof Nengye Liu. For more details about Prof. Zhao Yun’s webinar and the Session 1 Law & Nature Dialogues programme, see the events section of the website.  Register here to receive the zoom link for Prof. Zhao Yun’s webinar.

4. Summer School on Labour Migration in the European Union. From 27 June – 7 July 2022, the second edition of the Summer School on Labour Migration in the European Union (EULab Summer School) will be organised by the Department of Law of the University of Naples Federico II with the cooperation of the Institute for Research on Innovation and Services Development of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR – IRISS). The Summer School is open to postgraduate students in the fields of Law, International Relations and Social Science who intend to deepen their knowledge on labour migration to Europe from the specific lens of international and EU law. The Summer School activities will include daily lectures as well as daily activities (e.g., workshops, seminars, roundtables) that will encourage debates and discussion on practical cases. The call for applications to the EULab Summer School is now open, and will close on 14 April 2022. For further information on the EULab Summer School, visit the EULab website.

5. The Institutionalization of Climate Security Workshop. The Institutionalization of Climate Security: The ESIL Interest Group on International Organizations published its programme for its workshop at the ESIL Research Forum in Glasgow on Wednesday, 30 March 2022, 13:30 – 16:30 (GMT), Hybrid: In person (University of Glasgow) and on Zoom titled ‘The Institutionalization of Climate Security’. For more details including on how to register see here.

6. Vacancy in International Law and Human Rights. Lund University warmly welcomes applications for a postdoc position on international law with a focus on human rights. The position is financed by the Marcus and Marianne Wallenberg Foundation and deadline for applying is 27 April 2022. Contact person is Professor Jessica Almqvist. Full details and application procedure is available here.

7. Climate Conference. The Centre for European and International Legal Affairs (CEILA), Queen Mary University of London, will host a conference together with Clyde & Co LLP at which arbitrators, practitioners, investors and academics will be discussing, from their own perspectives, how to turn climate-related aspirations into reality, whilst still honouring net- zero commitments, respecting the environment and human rights, protecting investors and facilitating growth. This half-day conference will take place on 23 March 2022 at Queen Mary University of London. Full details and the link for registration can be found here.

8. ICLQ Annual Lecture 2022. The ICLQ Annual Lecture will take place on 4 April 2022 from 18.00-19.30 (UK time). It will be given by Dr Mark Eccleston-Turner and Dr Michelle Rourke and is based on their article ‘Arguments Against the Inequitable Distribution of Vaccines Using the Access and Benefit Sharing Transaction’. This topical article tackles the inequitable distribution of vaccines throughout the world from a global health law perspective. It shines a light on ‘Access and Benefit Sharing’, a transactional mechanism that allows States to trade access to pathogen samples in exchange for vaccines. The event, chaired by Professor Sir Malcolm Evans, will also provide the opportunity to present this year’s Early Career Prize to Ms Rebecca Barber, for her article ‘An Exploration of the General Assembly’s Troubled Relationship with Unilateral Sanctions’. Ms Barber will present her article and her wider research in conversation with Professor Evans. This event is free to attend but pre-registration is required. The lecture will take place as a hybrid event therefore it is possible to attend the event in person at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law or online via Zoom. Attend the lecture in person or online. For more information, see here.

9. Persistent and Emerging Challenges in International Fisheries Law Conference. Persistent and Emerging Challenges in International Fisheries Law is the title of a Conference organized by the University of the Faroe Islands and the Law of the Sea Institute of Iceland, to be held in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands, from 23 – 25 June 2022. The Conference is sponsored by the UiT The Arctic University of Norway and the Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea. The Conference will focus on challenges that emerge and those that persist in international fisheries law, including IUU fishing related matters, institutional mechanisms in RFMOs, jurisdictional aspects in regard to fisheries disputes, substantive aspects in regard to disputes on the conservation and management of transboundary and straddling fish stocks, trade related measures with respect to fisheries resources, and fisheries related matters concerning BBNJ. The Conference program and information on registration and accommodation are available here.

10. Special Virtual Roundtable:  A New Phase in Global Health Law or Another Variant? Towards a Pandemic Treaty.  Conveners Natalie Davidson, Aeyal Gross & Eliav Lieblich will host this special virtual roundtable on  Monday 21 March 2022, 16:15-17:45, Tel-Aviv Time. Speakers: Mark Eccleston-Turner, King’s College London; Nithin Ramakrishnan, Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth, Kochi; Ellen ‘t Hoen, Medicines Law and Policy; and, Anne Peters, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law Heidelberg. Chair and Discussant: Aeyal Gross, Tel-Aviv University Faculty of Law. Email ilworkshoptau {at} gmail(.)com to register.

11. Call for Abstracts – Oxford Law Faculty / All Souls College – 10 June Workshop. The Oxford University Faculty of Law and All Souls College will host a one-day, in-person, workshop on 10 June 2022 to mark Judge Giorgio Gaja’s retirement from the International Court of Justice and his long personal and professional association with Oxford. The workshop is for early career researchers, including doctoral students and independent researchers, working on topics and themes addressed by Judge Gaja in his career as an academic and judge. Abstracts of no more than 400 words together with a short resumé should be submitted by 1 April 2022 to pil.at.oxford {at} gmail(.)com (please indicate ‘Gaja workshop abstract’ in the subject line). If selected, participants will then be asked to circulate a draft of the paper by 27 May 2022. Further details and submission instructions can be found here.

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