Announcements: Professor Anne Orford Lecture; Environmental Crimes and Protection Conference; Minerva LAW Network Event; Biodiversity Law and Governance Webinar Series; China, Law and Society Third Workshop; Military Law and the Law of War Review; UN Guiding Principles Webinar

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1. Essex Public International Law Lecture: Professor Anne Orford – International Law and the Politics of History. This event, taking place on 21 Monday June, 12pm UK time, will be chaired by Dr Emily Jones, University of Essex. This will be the first time Professor Orford (Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor and Michael D Kirby Chair of International Law at the University of Melbourne) will speak about her new book, International Law and the Politics of History, forthcoming with Cambridge University Press later this month. For more information and to register, please see here.  

2. 2021 Environmental Crimes and Protection Conference. The Common Good Foundation and the Jersey Law Commission are hosting the 2021 Environmental Crimes and Protection Conference on 16 – 17 September 2021. Call for abstracts is due 2 July 2021. Topics related to environmental crimes and environmental protection are welcome.  Find details regarding the CFP here. Last year’s proceedings can be viewed here.

3. Minerva LAW Network Event: Women and the International Law Commission – Fri 30 June 11:00–12:00 CEST. In this panel session, the current and former women of the United Nations International Law Commission (‘ILC’) will discuss their experiences in the ILC and their work on the progressive development of international law and its codification. Speakers: Dr Nilüfer Oral (ILC member and Co-Chair of the ILC Study Group on Sea-Level Rise in relation to International Law), Professor Patrícia Galvão Teles (ILC member and Auxiliary Professor of International Law at the Autonomous University of Lisbon), Professor Concepción Escobar-Hernández (ILC member), Dr Marja Lehto (Ambassador and Senior Expert on International Law at the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs), and Ambassador Marie Jacobsson (Principal Legal Adviser on International Law at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs). For more information, see here.

4. Biodiversity Law and Governance Webinar: Law & Nature Dialogues. The Centre for Environmental Law, Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia is hosting a webinar as part of their Biodiversity Law and Governance webinar series: Law & Nature Dialogues. It will be held on the 30 of June, 6pm AEST, featuring Prof Elisa Morgera, who will be speaking about Marine Biodiversity and Human Rights: Existing International Obligations and New Avenues for International Law Making. See here for further details. To register please see here.

5. Max Planck Law Initiative: China, Law and Society Third Workshop. This workshop will take place on Friday 25 June 10-13 CEST, with Prof. Anne Peters presenting her latest paper on “Constitutional Theories of International Organisations: From Neofunctionalism to Postcolonialism”, followed by a two-part discussion: Part 1 Contextualization in Philosophy, Politics and History (Massimo La Torre, Tarik Kochi, CHEN Yifeng); and, Part 2 Comparativism in Global Discourse (Cheryl Saunders, Lauri Mälksoo, CAI Congyan). Register here. Find more information here

6. The Military Law and the Law of War Review.  Volume 59, Issue 1 of The Military Law and the Law of War Review has now been publised. Discussed in this issue are the topics: The United States policy toward the use of white phosphorus munitions; a challenge to the view ‘soldier self-defence’ must always prevail over any command-imposed restrictions on the use of force; tackling the widespread use of sexual violence by armed groups in the DRC; nuclear tests prohibition enshrined in the 1996 Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT); and, cyber operations from the perspective of the law on the use of force (jus ad bellum) and from an IHL (jus in bello) perspective. 

7. Online Webinar: 10 years on – The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights with John Ruggie. On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the endorsement of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights by the UN Human Rights Council, the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV) and the ESIL Interest Group on International Human Rights Law are organizing an online conversation with John Ruggie (Harvard University), the author of the Guiding Principles. Find more info on the IFHV’s website. Register for the webinar here.

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