Announcements: SLS Roundtable on Nuclear Weapons; BIICL Webinar Series on Teaching International Law; CfP International Human Rights Courts and Bodies at the Edge of the Climate Tipping Point

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1. SLS Roundtable on Nuclear Weapons. To provide colleagues with an opportunity for conversation on contemporary events, the SLS International Law Section has arranged an online discussion group to convene on Wednesday, 13 January 2021, 13:00-14:00hrs GMT. The first session will commemorate the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. This was the subject of a recent EJIL:Talk! post by Dr Gail Lythgoe, as well as a formal session of the ILA 79th Biennial Conference. Dr Lythgoe will open the discussion, following which there will be a roundtable of free-flowing and informal conversation. Colleagues can register their interest to attend by Friday 8 January, 1700hrs GMT by emailing: a[.]sarvarian[@]surrey.ac.uk. The event is free of charge and open to all interested scholars of international law. More information can be found here.

2. BIICL Webinar Series on Teaching International Law. The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) is convening a webinar series on ‘Teaching International Law’. The practice of teaching international law is conducted in a wide range of contexts across the world by a host of different actors. In recent decades, notable contributions concerning international legal pedagogy include: comparative analyses of how different national communities of international lawyers construct their understanding of international law, regional and national reflections on the teaching of international law, critical perspectives on the politics of teaching international law, as well as reflections on the professionalisation of international legal education, teaching techniques, and the use of new technologies for teaching international law. This series composed of 10 webinars over 5 sessions will explore some of these issues and developments. Further information about the event and registration is available on the Event page.

3. Call for Papers: International Human Rights Courts and Bodies at the Edge of the Climate Tipping Point. The Centre for Fundamental Rights at the Hertie School, the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the LSE, the University of Stirling and the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU invite abstract submissions that address the potentials and limits of international human rights courts and quasi-judicial bodies to tackle questions concerning the climate crisis from legal, critical, normative and socio-legal perspectives. The workshop will take place on 9 – 10 June 2021. Single case and comparative case studies are both welcome. Read the call for papers for more information. Interested participants should provide an abstract in Word format of no more than 500 words as well as the following information: first name/family name, affiliation, the title of the proposed paper and email address. To submit an abstract please write to fundamentalrights[at]hertie-school[dot]org by 10 January 2021 with the heading ‘Submission Climate Crisis Workshop’.

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