Announcements: The Outcomes of MC12; CfP Washburn Law Journal; CfS Trade, Law and Development; Audiovisual Library of International Law; BIICL Annual WTO Conference Border Carbon Adjustment

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1. SIEL Conversations: The Outcomes of MC12 and the Future of the Multilateral Trading System. Interested in the outcomes of the World Trade Organization MC12? Then join this SIEL Conversation on Monday (27 June, 2pm Brussels time), with present and former officials, negotiators and observers. They will discuss what came out of MC12, what was missing, and what the WTO should – and could – become to address the challenges of 21st Century trade. With Anabel González, Bernard Hoekman, Victor do Prado, Peter Ungphakorn and Iryna Polovets. Register here

2. Call for Papers: December 2022 Issue of the Washburn Law Journal. The Washburn Law Journal is soliciting articles for Issue I, Volume 62 of the Journal. The lead Essay for the issue is written by Professor Daniel Bodansky and discusses the UN climate change regime, the Paris Agreement, and COP 26. Articles chosen for publication will be published in December 2022. Articles must discuss climate change, environmental law, or natural resource law to be accepted for publication. Authors may email articles to journalarticles {at} washburn(.)edu with the subject line “WLJ Call for Papers.” Authors must include a full draft of their article, a cover letter, and a curriculum vitae with their submissions. Articles must be a minimum of 10,000 words and no more than 30,000 words. Submissions will be accepted until 1 August 2022. The Journal will extend offers for publication to selected authors no later than 22 August 2022. Any questions should be sent to the Editor-in-Chief, Marisa No, at marisa.no {at} washburn(.)edu.

3. Call for Submissions: Trade, Law and Development. The Board of Editors of Trade, Law and Development invites original, unpublished manuscripts for publication in the Winter ’22 Issue of the Journal (Vol. 14, No. 2) in the form of Articles, Notes, Comments and Book Reviews. Founded in 2009, the philosophy of Trade, Law and Development has been to generate and sustain a constructive and democratic debate on emergent issues in world trade, international economic law,  cross-border investment, and development, among other inter-related aspects of international law, and to serve as a forum for the discussion and distribution of ideas. Manuscripts received by 15 August 2022, pertaining to any area within the purview of international economic law will be reviewed for publication in the Winter ’22 issue. Manuscripts may be submitted via e-mail. For further information about the Journal, see here. For submission guidelines, see here. In case of any queries, contact editors[at]tradelawdevelopment[dot]com. 

4. Audiovisual Library of International Law: New Lectures. The Codification Division of the Office of Legal Affairs recently added a Lecture on the Relevance and Usefulness of International Humanitarian Law: The Laws of War Today by ICRC Director of International Law and Policy, Ms Helen Durham, to the Lecture Series of the United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law (AVL). Available in English.  

5. 22nd BIICL Annual WTO Conference: Climate Change – Border Carbon Adjustment (BCA) Approaches and the WTO. This event will take place online on 15 July 2022 from 09.00 – 17.00 UK time. Why are Border Carbon Adjustment (BCA) Approaches being considered by an increasing number of countries? What are the factors to be accounted for to design a legitimate BCA in terms of both international trade and climate law? How can we utilize BCA as a means of pursuing legitimate interest such as responding to climate change while avoiding the risk of unilateralism? To address these issues, the British Institute of International Comparative Law (BIICL) is hosting its annual event in international trade law, the 2022 BIICL Annual WTO Conference. At the conference, four panels will explore the questions above featuring a wide range of speakers from government, international organisations, academia and legal practitioners. The conference fee is £20. Members of BIICL may register free of charge. The programme can be found here. Register here

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