Announcements: UN Audiovisual Library of International Law; Knut Ipsen Lecture Series; CfA SAIELN Conference on Food Security; CfP International Law and Human Rights Postgrad Conference; Evidentiary Regimes of UN Treaty Bodies Symposium; International Refugee Law Conference

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1. New Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law. The Codification Division of the UN Office of Legal Affairs recently added the following material to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law: a Mini-Series on Diplomatic and Consular Relations by Alina Miron, Professor of International Law at the University of Angers, France (available in French). The Audiovisual Library of International Law is also available as a podcast on SoundCloud and can also be accessed through the relevant preinstalled applications on Apple or Google devices, or through the podcast application of your preference by searching “Audiovisual Library of International Law”. 

2. Knut Ipsen Lecture Series. In remembrance of its founding director, Professor Knut Ipsen, the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV) is establishing the Knut Ipsen Lecture Series, which will kick off in the fall term of 2022 in Bochum. In memory of Professor Knut Ipsen’s fundamental contribution to the shaping of international humanitarian law and the law of peace, lectures will discuss current developments in these and related fields. On 6 October 2022 at 10am, Prof. Dr. Marco Sassòli will kick of the series with a lecture on “The Armed Conflict in Ukraine: Challenges and Chances for International Humanitarian Law”. Register for the lecture here. Find the full program with registration links here.

3. Call for Abstracts: SAIELN’s Third Biennial Conference on Food Security and International Law: Critical and Interdisciplinary Perspectives. SAIELN is a collaborative network of academics, practitioners and officials in the field of International Economic Law, articulating their views, brainstorming ideas, and nurturing and developing the field of international economic law especially in the South Asia region. SAIELN organises biennial conferences on key and emerging issues in international economic law. SAIELN is set to host the third biennial conference on Food Security and International Law: Critical and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on 16 – 17 December 2022 in Kochi, Kerala. The conference aims to provide a platform for experts, policymakers, lawyers, academics, economists, and civil society partners to exchange views on the multifaceted challenges of food security and offer innovative legal and policy solutions to address them. An abstract of 500 words should be submitted to southasiaiel {at} gmail(.)com by 5 November 2022. Further details regarding the Conference are available here.

4. Call for Papers: 4th Annual Postgraduate Conference in International Law and Human Rights. The International Law and Human Rights Unit and Critical Approaches to International Criminal Law Unit, part of the School of Law and Social Justice at the University of Liverpool, jointly welcome paper proposals for the 4th Annual Postgraduate Conference in International Law and Human Rights. The conference will take place on 27- 28 March 2023. The conference theme is: “Distortion, Distillation, Disorder: International Law and Critique Twenty Years After the Invasion of Iraq”. They encourage proposals from any postgraduate student specialising in international law, human rights or related subjects. The deadline for the call for papers is 18 November 2022. Further information is available here. Any questions, contact the conference organisers at ilhruconf {at}

5. Evidentiary Regimes of UN Treaty Bodies: Perspectives from Research and Practice Symposium. The DISSECT project led by Prof. Marie-Bénédicte Dembour which investigates evidence in international human rights adjudication has announced a call for papers for the upcoming symposium “Evidentiary regimes of UN Treaty Bodies: Perspectives from research and practice” on 15 – 16 May 2023 in Ghent, Belgium. They welcome both legal (e.g. doctrinal, comparative, theoretical, critical) and interdisciplinary perspectives (intersecting with or firmly grounded in e.g. ethnographic, sociological, or political theory approaches). Furthermore, they are interested in “narrow” and “broad” questions, whether they explore the current state of the art, past practice, or future trajectories. The deadline for abstract submissions is 15 November 2022. More information on the CFP can be found here. Any further questions should be sent to  dissect.erc {at} ugent(.)be.

6. Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law Annual Conference. The annual conference of the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law will be held online 15 – 18 November 2022. The theme is ‘Turning points: New directions in refugee protection’ and the full program is available here. There are six virtual panels (including on Ukraine, externalisation, COVID-19, catalysing meaningful refugee participation, and changing the narrative about refugees), timed to cater to scholars in multiple time zones. There is also a full-day scholars’ workshop that is open for online or in-person participation. Participants from refugee backgrounds, the Global South and those working in the not-for-profit sector who can’t pay to attend can apply for a free Virtual Panels Only ticket here and for a Full Conference and Scholars Workshop ticket here

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